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Volunteer Appreciation

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. 

Everyday 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 commitments, 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.) 
  • Share a shout 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! You can event submit a video dedicated to them, and we might share it on our social media channels!
  • Gold Award Girl Scouts: Want to recognize your Gold Award project advisor for their support and encouragement? Complete the Gold Award Advisor Recognition Form.

Formal Awards and Recognitions

Learn more about Volunteer Awards and Recognitions with this video tutorial

GSUSA Awards

Updates for endorsement requirements, deadlines and more coming soon!

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.

 

The following awards are GSUSA awards reviewed and approved by Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay:

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. 

Requirements:  Nomination Form | 2 Letters of Recommendation

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.  

Requirements:  Nomination Form | 3 Letters of Recommendation

Thanks Badge & Thanks Badge II - 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. 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. 

Requirements:  Nomination Form | 4 Letters of Recommendation

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. 

Requirements:  Nomination Form | 3 Letters of Recommendation

GSCB Board Awards

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. 

Requirements:  Nomination Form | 3 Letters of Recommendation

GSCB Service Unit Awards

Please click here for a comprehensive guide to GSCB Service Unit Recognitions.

Please note the links below for completion of volunteer nominations:

 

GSCB Volunteer Hall-of-Fame

Every Girl Scout Volunteer is special, but these volunteers consistently go above and beyond to deliver the Girl Scout experience. 

Coming soon!

 

Have questions about Volunteer Appreciation? Contact your Volunteer Support Specialist or our Member Care team at MemberCare@cbgsc.org or 1-800-341-4007.