Our Girl Scout volunteers have an enormous impact on the girls they mentor, motivate, and inspire. They are the everyday heroes and guides who introduce girls to new life-changing experiences and help them discover their passions. Girl Scout Volunteers make a meaningful difference in the world, and recognizing the outstanding impact of our volunteers is so important. A card from the girls, an email message from a parent, even a handmade gift are all wonderful ways to say “thank you” to the volunteers who make the Girl Scout experience so powerful.
Another great way to recognize that special Girl Scout Volunteer in your life who goes “above and beyond” is to nominate them for an Adult Award. GSUSA awards and Girl Scouts of Nassau County awards are intended for those volunteers who provide exemplary service.
The deadline for nominations is January 28, 2022.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Adult Girl Scout Awards
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Spirit Award
The GSNC Spirit Award is a new Girl Scouts of Nassau County Adult Recognition Award! This Award honors Volunteers that are known in their community as exemplifying the true spirit of Girl Scouting by being a positive role model, creating awareness for Girl Scouts in the community, and designing innovative programming for today's Girl Scouts. Nominate a volunteer.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Continuing Service Award
This award will be presented to Volunteers that are nominated after receiving the Appreciation, Honor, or Thanks Badge and have continued service for an additional five years. The Award Pin will depict a tree as a symbol of continuity, continued growth, and service to Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Nominate a volunteer.
The Longevity Award in Honor of Terri Della Vecchia
Terri Della Vecchia devoted her life to providing a meaningful Girl Scout experience for the girls that she worked with during her tenure. In honor of Terri, this award will be presented to any Girl Scout leader that has championed their girls from Daisies all the way through Ambassadors, providing them with a comprehensive Girl Scout experience. Nominate a volunteer.
GSUSA Service and Tenure Recognitions
The following two Pins are not awarded by nomination. Each Leader/Volunteer should complete their own application and either send it in or drop it off at the front desk. Print and submit the Individual Volunteer Service and Tenure Application or a Service Unit Member can submit the Service Unit Volunteer Service and Tenure Application for their Service Unit.
Volunteer Years of Service Pin
Recognizes an adult member registered with GSUSA for her/his years of active volunteer service at five-year intervals 25 years and above at a Council Event.
Volunteer Years of Tenure Pin
Is awarded to a Registered Adult member for years in Scouting including years as a Girl Scout and as an adult in five-year intervals 25 years and above at a Council Event.
Adult Girl Scout Awards
The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This service, which has had a measurable impact on at least one geographic area of service, helps the council reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals for that area.
Nominate a volunteer.
The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which has had a measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals. Nominate a volunteer.
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. Nominate a volunteer.
Thanks Badge II
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. Nominate a volunteer.
GSNC Longevity Award
In honor of Terri Della Vecchia, this award will be presented to Girl Scout leaders that have championed their girls from Daisies all the way through Ambassadors, providing them with a comprehensive Girl Scout experience.
GSNC Diversity Award
The Diversity Award recognizes a volunteer who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in his/her community, service unit or council.
Volunteer of Excellence Award
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 Volunteer of Excellence Award is awarded to volunteers through
their Association and is not distributed at the Adult Recognitions
event. There is no deadline for this award. Nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer of Excellence
Girl Scouts of Nassau County is proud to
recognize those champions in our community who best embody the Girl
Scout mission in their career and through their volunteer work with
two awards – the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Legacy Award and the
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Impact Award.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Legacy Award
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County Legacy Award recognizes those change makers in Nassau County who give back to the community and elevate and support the Girl Scout mission through their work, whether it be in their career or volunteer work. The Legacy Award is awarded to an individual (or business) in Nassau County who are a true leader working to pave the way for a positive future for girls and their families in Nassau County.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Impact Award
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County Impact Award recognizes emerging leaders under 40 in Nassau County who are currently giving back and making contributions to the Girl Scout mission and larger Nassau County community. Awardees are the future legacies of Nassau County
Nominations will open from April 1 – October 14, 2022. All nominations must be received by October 14, 2022 to be considered.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Legacy Awards Committee will review all
nominations received. Honorees will be announced at the Mobilizing Our
Mission fall fundraiser on November 2, 2022. Honorees will be
recognized at the 2023 Girl Scouts of Nassau County Legacy Luncheon in
Nomination Form for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Legacy Awards.