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GSO Adult Awards

Adult Awards

Having a dedicated corps of volunteers has been instrumental in delivering the mission of Girl Scouts. Volunteers and community partners who make a difference in the lives of girls can be thanked by nominating them for an adult recognition.

Contact your Overseas Awards Committee to get specifics for submitting Nomination Forms and required Letters of Endorsement.

National Recognition

Nomination forms for National Recognition awards are due each year by February 15 of that year. 

The following award nominations are for service with Overseas Committee-wide or international impact. Awards include:  Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge, Thanks Badge II and the Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal.

Overseas Committee Recognition

The following award nominations are for service to a troop/group or Overseas Committee. Awards include: Volunteer of Excellence and President’s Award.

Membership Numeral Guards

Membership Numeral Guards show the total number of years (not necessarily continuous or consecutive) of registered membership, both as a girl and an adult, in any Girl Scout/Girl Guide organization. Numeral Guards are attached to the Official Girl Scout Membership Pins (regular or miniature size) and are placed to the right of the pin on clothing or on the insignia tab. The five-year numeral guard replaces five membership stars: a ten-year guard replaces ten membership stars. Numeral Guards are available in increments of 5 years.

Overseas Committees are encouraged to include Years of Service Awards in their local Adult Recognition events.