Volunteer Recognitions
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Volunteer Recognitions

Nominate an outstanding volunteer from your community! Our program's impact is made possible by passionate community members who dedicate their time and resources to building girls of courage, confidence, and character. The volunteers in eastern Iowa and western Illinois champions for girls and are recognized at an annual celebration in the spring.

Below you will find the criteria for the highest honors for volunteers in our council. 

Annually, applications are due by the first of February. Applications must be submitted with the nomination and all letters of endorsement at one time. Please email Info@GirlScotusToday.org with any questions.

Need help filling out the nomination and endorsement forms? Watch the video below.

Volunteer Recognition Nomination Instructions
Volunteer of Excellence

Recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members


Appreciation Pin

Recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This service, which has had measurable impact on at least one geographic area of service, helps the council reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals for that area

Honor Pin

Recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission delivery goals.

Thanks Badge


Recognizes outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefitted benefits the total Council or the entire Girl Scout organization, and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

Thanks Badge II


Recognizes a Thanks Badge recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout Movement.

President's Award

Recognizes a service unit team who surpasses team goals and results in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals

Outstanding Service Award

This award is for short-term or episodic community volunteers, typically working with a program or event, but could include interns as well.

Volunteer and Membership Year Pin


Volunteer and Membership Year Pin Service Units or individuals may purchase membership year numerals and volunteer year pins (5-15 years) as they are earned.  The council purchases volunteer pins for 20+ years and honor these volunteers at the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Celebration.