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Formal Awards

Formal awards recognize exemplary service that goes above and beyond what is expected in a volunteer role.

Nomination Process

Recipients are nominated by fellow volunteers, staff, girl members and their families.

To nominate a volunteer, complete the application for the appropriate award, found below. Each award also requires that a certain number of people to endorse the volunteer using the respective endorsement questionnaire. Instructions on how to submit nominations are included in each application. Nominations are due February 14, 2014.

Learn more about the formal adult award program in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Volunteer of Excellence

Recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls or in support of the council’s mission delivery.
*One application and one endorsement questionnaire is needed.

Appreciation Pin

Recognizes an adult Girl Scout’s exemplary service, which has had measurable impact and helps reach and surpass the goals of the area.
*One application and two endorsement questionnaires are needed.

Honor Pin

Recognizes an adult Girl Scout’s exemplary service, which has had measurable impact on multiple geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its goals. .
*One application and three endorsement questionnaires are needed.

Thanks Badge

Girl Scouts’ highest volunteer award honors adults whose ongoing commitment, leadership and service had an exceptional impact on the council or entire Girl Scout Movement.
*One application and four endorsement questionnaires are needed.

Thanks Badge II

Recognizes previous Thanks Badge award recipients whose continuing exemplary service in a leadership role benefited the entire Girl Scout Movement.
*One application and four endorsement questionnaires are needed.

Barbara Reif Award

The Barbara Reif Award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service to a series program sponsored by Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.  Through this volunteer work this volunteer has contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl members. A nomination application and 1 endorsement questionnaire is required. This award is monetary award. Monies should be used toward an existing series or outreach effort. Nominations are accepted year-round and are reviewed by the Awards Committee at the end of February. 

Barbara Reif Award Application

Barbara Reif Award Endorsement

Volunteer Years of Service

Recognizes adults for years of active volunteer service. This pin is given out at our Annual Meeting to those volunteers attending. If you are unable to attend our Annual Meeting, you may order this pin through our Trefoil Boutique.

The Volunteer Years of Service pin is available in 5 year increments.

Membership Numeral Pins

Recognizes tenure within Girl Scouts, including both girl and adult years and may be purchased in our Trefoil Boutiques.

Adult members who would like 5-20 year pins may purchase them from our Trefoil Boutique.