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Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteer Recognitions

Showing love and appreciation for Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay volunteers is a long-standing Girl Scout tradition. After all, our volunteers are amazing! Our volunteers are all about the girls. We love them for it and, well, Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them. 


Informal Recognitions

Small Ways to Say Thank You

Volunteers are at the heart of the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay organization. We simply could not serve our girls without their commitment, care, and support. We encourage Girl Scouts, their parents and caregivers, and fellow volunteers to show their appreciation often.

Here are some ideas to get you started:  

  • Handmade cards or gifts
  • A thank you call or text after a meeting or event 
  • Create your own fun awards (ex. Egg-cellent Job Award, Girl Scout Spirit Award, etc.) 
  • Complete our Volunteers Who Inspire Me Worksheet
  • Share a shout out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (Make sure you have permission to post photos of fellow volunteers/girls and don’t forget to tag @gschesapeakebay!)
  • Tell us about your Girl Scout Volunteer, a special experience you shared with them, something you learned from them, etc. through our Girls in Action form! 
  • Gold Award Girl Scouts: Want to recognize your Gold Award project advisor for their support and encouragement? Complete the Gold Award Advisor Recognition Form.
Printable Certificates & More

Volunteer Appreciation Certificate - Use this generic certificate to recognize any volunteer for any exceptional service to Girl Scouts of the Chespeake Bay!

Volunteer Recognition Card - This simple "congrats" message is perfect for accompanying an informal award. 

Volunteer Gift Tags - Print and cut out these Thank You gift tags.


Formal Awards and Recognitions

View a comprehensive list of available volunteer recognitions and awards in our GSCB Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition Handbook, or browse available awards at the dropdowns below.

GSUSA Awards

Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal  - This award recognizes individuals and councils who have enriched and leveraged the global understanding of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting to grow responsible global citizens. This prestigious national award is approved by the Girl Scouts of the USA National Board of Directors.  

Requirements:  Nomination Form | 2 Letters of Recommendation

Nominations and Endorsements Mailed to:
Vice President of Global Girl Scout
Girl Scout of the USA
420 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, 10025.

GSCB Board Awards

Each award requires a GSCB Board Approved Award Nomination Form and Endorsements.

Award Name Short Description Number of Endorsements
Appreciation Pin The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This support has had measurable impact within one geographic area of service to help reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area.  2
Honor Pin The Honor Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; this support has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service to reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the council.   2
Thanks Badge The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement. 3
Thanks Badge II The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role which resulted in a measurable impact benefitting the entire Girl Scout Movement.  4
GSCB The GSCB Award is for continued service that impacts the entire council or Girl Scout Movement after the Thanks II has been earned. 4
President's Award The President's Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council's overall goals.  5
Seagull Pin The Seagull Pin honors an individual with a pattern of consistent service which impacts the entire Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay council. This award is approved by the GSCB Board of Directors.  3
Evergreen The Evergreen Award is for volunteers who are delivering outstanding Outdoor Programming to at least one Service Unit or Program Grade Level. 2
GSCB Service Unit Awards

Please click here for a quick-reference chart of GSCB Service Unit Recognitions.

Years of Service Recognition

For every 5 years of service, volunteers earn a Years of Service pin. These pins are usually distributed at Service Unit meetings or recognition events. Volunteers with 20+ years of service may be recognized at our Annual Meeting. 

Years of Service Pin Request Form


Have questions about Volunteer Recognitions? Contact your Volunteer Support Specialist or our Member Care team at or 1-800-341-4007.