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Volunteer Awards & Recognition

Do you know a volunteer who has done outstanding work? A volunteer who has inspired your daughter, provided a fantastic event for the girls in your service unit or made day camp the best ever?

Take some time to consider the following GSUSA National Awards and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio awards and nominate this outstanding volunteer for a Girl Scout award.

Award nominations will reopen in the fall of 2021!

Don’t forget to request your Girl Scout Membership Pin and your Volunteer Years of Service Pin-20 (+) years and higher. These are awarded in five-year increments. All pin requests are due by February 1.

Girl Scouts of the USA National Awards
  • Volunteer of Excellence Award
  • Volunteer of Excellence Award

    For outstanding servicewhile partnering directly with the girls to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through the use of Girl Scout Journeys, the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting, the Volunteer Toolkit, or any other GSUSA resource.

    Award Packet Requires: 2 endorsements

  • Appreciation Pin
  • Appreciation Pin

    Recognizes a volunteer for outstanding service to one service unit or geographic area.

    Award Packet Requires: 2 endorsements

  • Honor Pin
  • Honor Pin

    Recognizes a volunteer for outstanding service to two or more service units or geographic areas.

    Award Packet Requires: 3 endorsements

  • Thanks Badge
  • Thanks Badge

    Recognizes a volunteer for outstanding service that has benefited the entire council or Girl Scout Movement.

    Award Packet Requires: 4 endorsements

  • Thanks Badge II
  • Thanks Badge II

    Recognizes a volunteer for outstanding service that has benefited the entire council or Girl Scout Movement who has already received the Thanks Badge.

    Award Packet Requires: 4 endorsements

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Awards
Service Team Star

Recognizes a volunteer who is currently or has been a service unit team member or appointed administrative volunteer, who has helped a service unit achieve one of their core responsibilities: recruit & retain members, direct support to leaders & girls, educating community about Girl Scouting, act as a communication center for Girl Scout volunteers, provide activities that reflect the Girl Scout Leadership Experience or providing on-going coaching and education to volunteers

Award Packet Requires: 2 endorsements


Green Badge of Courage

Recognizes a volunteer who has performed a courageous act or met a challenge in a creative way within their role as a Girl Scout volunteer.

Award Packet Requires: 2 endorsements

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month is a quick and easy way for volunteers, girls, and parents to recognize a volunteer for their time and dedication with Girl Scouts.

From planning a big event, to the small special moments shared with the girls—all their efforts are appreciated and important to building girls of courage, confidence, and character! Each month, one volunteer will be selected in every region of western Ohio (North, Central, and South).

March 2021

Connie Wallace – North Region – Troop Leader – Troop 10052 
Connie goes above and beyond the leader role to help and work with the girls. She shows them how to be a sister to everyone. She is the best leader. She helped with cookie cupboard and helps new leaders to understand what they need to be a good leader.

Emily Morgan – Central Region – Troop Assistant – Troop 3022
Emily has been a great help with Troop 3022. When my daughter joined a year ago, I noticed how involved Emily was at their weekly meetings. She shows the girls how to be kind and respect others and makes everyone feel welcome. This year as a first-year Troop Leader, Emily has helped me make virtual meetings 100% successful! She helps with printing the materials, supplies arts and crafts materials, looks for ways we can give back to the community and is always available when I need her to step in! Emily is so deserving of this award!

Mary Lynn Stoffel – South Region – Cookie Mom – Troop 49910
Mary Lynn and her daughter Emma are the most dedicated family I have ever met that is dedicated to the FUN in fundraising. They really take the effort to heart and inspire the troop to achieve success. They love working together with Dan (Cookie Dad). They are such a great family and so appreciated by the troop. We have been able to experience many great adventures because of Mary Lynn's dedication to the troop. I can't thank her enough! Mary Lynn and her family have handled our troop's cookies for three years. She does an incredible job, and we want her to know she's appreciated!

Past Volunteers of the Month

North Region
Clare Hylant - November 2018
Haley Wulff - December 2018
Mandy Stout - January 2019
Penny Choma - February 2019
Ann Rice - March 2019
Christine Patterson - April 2019
Rosey VonSacken - May 2019
Julie Hankenhof - June 2019
Amanda Ehinger - November 2019
Susan Daniels - December 2019
Rebecca Lewis - January 2020
Ashley Oloshove - February 2020
Nioka Weichman - March 2020
Felica Boyd - April 2020
Vicki Blanco - May 2020
Jessica Stombaugh - January 2021
Tina Conklin - February 2021

Central Region
Kerrie Weise - November 2018
Kelly Bonilla - December 2018
Nancy Mauter - January 2019
Donna Mayes - February 2019
Becky Puff - March 2019
Peggy Taulbee - April 2019
Jessica Wells - May 2019
Rachel Collins - June 2019
Jessica Wells - November 2019
Heidi Clements - December 2019
Beth Martin - January 2020
Jalynn Helton - February 2020
Heather Tuttle - March 2020
Catherine Muterspaw - April 2020
Kadijah Taylor - May 2020
Maria Demey - December 2020
Jill Henry - January 2021
Dora Weis - February 2021

South Region
Sarah Sturgeon - November 2018
Beth Wittich - December 2018
Angel Blevins - January 2019
Debbie Phillips - February 2019
Heidi Tucker & Carrie Sears - March 2019
Jen Strickler - April 2019
Jenny McMahon - May 2019
Ashlee Williams - June 2019
Andrea Buell - November 2019
Cheri Fitch - December 2019
Julie Walulik, Shana Borger, & Michele Kelley - January 2020
Gillian Woodard - February 2020
Chrissy Dawson - March 2020
Sarah Bailey - April 2020
Lynne Castle - May 2020
Holly Griffin - December 2020
Shannon Richardson & Yakaira Alexander-Ramos - January 2021 
Saundra Oprea - February 2021

Membership & Years of Service Pins
Membership Year Pin

This pin indicates the total number of years as a registered member of Girl Scouts, including girl and adult years. The pin comes in 5-year increments: 5, 10, 15, etc.

Request a Membership Year Pin


Years of Service Pin

Recognized a registered adult member for the numbers of active service as a volunteer. The council will purchase pins for 20 years and above. The pin comes in 5-year increments: 20, 25, 30, etc.

Requests a Years of Service Pin




All award nominations must meet the following criteria:

  1. Nominee is a currently registered member of Girl Scouts
  2. The nominee is in good standing with the organization at the time of the service and the nomination. (Good standing means they have no outstanding cases or concerns related to their service and they have a current criminal background check if their role requires it.)

Need help? The Volunteer Awards Information Packet has everything you need to know!