Everyone likes to feel appreciated for her or his volunteer service. Whether in the form of a simple thank-you for a small job well done or a formal commendation for years of faithful service in a key position of an organization, such acknowledgment is a signal to the recipient that she or he is noticed and appreciated—that she or he is recognized.



An attitude of appreciation can be created by:
• Being aware of the extra effort put forth by an individual.
• Taking the time to mention a person’s service or thanks for a job well done.
• Helping people to attain a higher level of achievement.
• Developing a climate wherein work is sincerely noticed and noted at all levels.


When and how the recipient is recognized will make the expression of gratitude memorable. Recognitions might be made on:
• Special Girl Scout holidays
• At Girl Scout community (service unit) meetings
• At a special recognition event
• Immediately following service rendered
• At a community recognition event


Who to consider for recognition:
• Adult volunteers or staff in any position in Girl Scouting. (GSVSC Recognitions Award Past Recipients List)
• People and organizations outside Girl Scouting who provide invaluable support to Girl Scouting.