The impact of Girl Scouts 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 are champions for girls and are recognized at an annual celebration in the spring. Award nominations are accepted from May 1-February 1.
Applications must be submitted with the nomination and all letters of endorsement at one time. We recommend collecting your letter of endorsements before filling out nomination form. When completing the application, copy and paste the endorsement letters into the provided space and submit. Please email Info@GirlScotusToday.org with any questions.
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 outstanding service
performed by the candidate resulted in outcomes that benefitted 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.
An example of a good candidate: A volunteer who created a volunteer-led day camp event for the service unit. As they continued to invite Girl Scouts from other service units, it grew to become a council-wide event, serving hundreds of Girl Scouts from across the council over 8 years.
Requirements: Nomination, plus four endorsement letters
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.