Volunteer Support and Recognition
Whatever your volunteer position, your hard work means the world to girls, to Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons, and to Girl Scouts of the USA. Girls could never experience all the benefits of Girl Scouting without you, THANK YOU!
Each year Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons honors our outstanding volunteers at our Recognition Events held throughout the council. This year’s events are scheduled for:
|Southeast||Sat, April 27, 2013||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Sioux Falls, SD||Sioux Falls Convention Center|
|Southwest||Sat, April 13, 2013||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Rapid City, SD||Arrowhead Country Club|
|Northeast||Sat, April 27, 2013||11:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Grand Forks, ND||Hilton Garden Inn|
|Northwest||Sun, May 5, 2013||3:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Mandan, ND||Seven Seas Hotel|
Award nominations must be received by February 1st to be recognized this spring. Award descriptions and nomination forms are listed below.
The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members
The 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 one geographic area of service, helps the council reach and surpasses its mission-delivery goals for that area.
The 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.
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 recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement.
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.
The Juliette Low World Friendship Medal is awarded to 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.
Just as you’ll receive support throughout your volunteering experience, when you reach the end of the term you signed up for, you’ll talk with your support team about the positive parts of your experience, as well as the challenges you faced, and discuss whether you want to return in this position or try something new. The end of your troop year, camp season, overseas trip, or series/event session doesn’t have to be the end of your time with Girl Scouting!