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Adult Awards

For truly significant service, there is a formal adult recognition program in Girl Scouting. These council and national awards recognize outstanding accomplishments that go well beyond what would be expected for the position held.

Download the Virginia Skyline Adult and Girl Recognitions Summary (#4053) to determine:

  • Which awards would be appropriate for your candidate(s).
  • Whether letters of endorsement are required, and how many, for each type of award.
  • Who approves the award nomination.
  • The deadline date for submission of nominations.
  • How to complete the appropriate paperwork necessary.
  • GSVSC Recognitions Award Past Recipients List
Membership Numeral Guard

Recognizes the total number of girl and adult registration years in Girl Scouting. (Available in 5 year increments.)
Membership Numeral Guard Application (online application)

Years of Adult Service Pin

Recognizes the total number of years of service as an active, registered adult volunteer in Girl Scouting. (Available in 5 year increments.)
Years of Adult Service Pin Application (online application)

GSVSC Skyline Star Leader Award

Recognizes a troop leader for completion of requirements for membership and leadership.
Skyline Star Leader Award Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Skyline Star Leader Award Nomination Form (Static PDF)

GSVSC Skyline Star Service Unit Award

Recognizes a Virginia Skyline Service Unit team for maintaining and promoting growth of Girl Scouting in their area.
Skyline Star Community Award Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Skyline Star Community Award Nomination Form (Static PDF)

Hidden Heroine/Hero

Recognizes adult volunteer who helps where needed, always helps setup, cleanup, whatever needs to be done.

Hidden Heroine Hidden Hero Award (Fillable Word Doc)
Hidden Heroine Hidden Hero Award (Static PDF)

Skyline Rising Star

Recognizes an adult who is new to Girl Scouts that hit the ground running and has made an impact in less than three years.

Skyline Rising Star Award (Fillable Word Doc)
Skyline Rising Star Award (Static PDF)

Skyline Hall of Fame

Recognizes an adult member of 25 years or more who has delivered service with a lasting impact on the organization.

Skyline Hall of Fame Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Skyline Hall of Fame Nomination Form (Static PDF)

Becky Shaffer Owl Award

Recognizes a council trainer who provides outstanding training exceeding expectations of the position.

Becky Shaffer Owl Award (Fillable Word Doc)
Becky Shaffer Owl Award (Static PDF)

GSVSC Special Service Award

Recognizes distinguished, dedicated service while working on a special GSVSC project or task. Three additional letters of support must accompany the nomination.
Special Service Award Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Special Service Award Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

GSVSC Service to Volunteers Award

Recognizes outstanding service of a GSVSC employee that is above and beyond the expectations of the position held and benefits more than two Girl Scout communities. Three additional letters of support from two or more Girl Scout communities must accompany the nomination.
Service to Volunteers Award Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Service to Volunteers Award Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

Council Plaque

Recognizes 10 or more years of outstanding service to Girl Scouts. Three additional letters of support from two or more Girl Scout communities must accompany the nomination.
Council Plaque Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Council Plaque Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

Emergency Preparedness Award

Honors girls & adults who exhibit a concern for others' safety in an extreme crisis situation.
Emergency Preparedness Award Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Emergency Preparedness Award Nomination Form (Static PDF)

Volunteer of Excellence Award

Recognizes volunteers who contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience or who contributed outstanding service in support of the council's mission delivery to girl and adult members. Two additional letters of support must accompany the nomination (at least one from an adult).
Volunteer of Excellence Award Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Volunteer of Excellence Award Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

President's Award

Recognizes the efforts of a service team, committee, or volunteer team 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. Two additional letters of support must accompany the nomination.
President's Award Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
President's Award Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

Appreciation Pin

Recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measureable impact on one geographic area of service, helps reach and surpass the mission‐delivery goals of the area. Two additional letters of support from two or more Girl Scout communities must accompany the nomination.
Appreciation Pin Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Appreciation Pin Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

Honor Pin

Recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission‐delivery goals. Three additional letters of support from two or more Girl Scout communities must accompany the nomination.
Honor Pin Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Honor Pin Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

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. Most prestigious adult award presented in Girl Scouting. Four letters of support from three or more regions must accompany the nomination.
Thanks Badge Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Thanks Badge Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

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, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement. Four letters of support from three or more regions must accompany the nomination.
Thanks Badge II Nomination Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Thanks Badge II Nomination Form (Static PDF)
Letter of Support Form (Fillable Word Doc)
Letter of Support Form (Static PDF)

The Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal

This prestigious national award is granted to individuals and councils who have enhanced and progressed the understanding of the global aspects of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, which empowers girls to be global citizens. Please contact the council for more information.