Girl Scout volunteers, we love you!

Every day, Girl Scout volunteers make it possible for girls across Middle Tennessee to enjoy and benefit from an adventure-having, skill-building, lead-taking, life-changing good time. Without our volunteers’ commitment to empowering girls, we couldn’t change the world.

Supplementary Forms and Materials

Adult Awards Booklet
Council Adult Recognition Award Recipient Form
Service Unit Authorization Form for GSUSA and Council Awards

 

  • Trained Volunteer Pin

    Trained Volunteer Pin is a recognition earned by an active registered adult volunteer who has completed the required training courses and at least two meetings or events beyond the troop level.

    Trained Volunteer Pin Application

    Please note that your application must be approved and signed by a Service Unit team member before being submitted to GSMIDTN.

  • Trained Volunteer Pin Leaves

    Leaves can be earned as add-ons for the Volunteer Pin when additional enrichment trainings are completed.

    See recognition of additional training on the guidelines for Trained Volunteer Pin page.

    Leaves for Trained Volunteer Pin Application

    Please note that your application must be approved and signed by a Service Unit team member before being submitted to GSMIDTN.

  • Appreciation Pin

    The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – service which has had a measurable impact on one geographic area and helped the council surpass mission-delivery goals.

    Number of Required Endorsements: 2
    Who to Consider: Troop leadership team members who serve Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee beyond their own troops; Service unit team members; Service unit or regional trainers; Any registered Girl Scout adult member performing in an area of service beyond their own troop
    Criteria: Nominee provides key support at a service unit, regional, or council level in one or more geographical or functional area

  • Honor Pin

    The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – service which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service and helped reach and surpass mission-delivery goals.

    Number of Required Endorsements: 2
    Who to Consider: Troop leadership team members who serve Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee beyond their own troops; Service unit leadership team members; Service unit or regional trainers; Any registered Girl Scout adult member performing in an area of service beyond their own troop
    Criteria: Nominee provides key support at a service unit, regional, or council level in two or more geographical or functional areas

  • Thanks Badge

    The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service has had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting mission-delivery goals and priorities benefiting the entire council or Girl Scout Movement.

    Number of Required Endorsements: 2
    Who to Consider: Any registered Girl Scout adult member holding a significant volunteer role beyond their own troop or service unit
    Criteria: Nominee has given service for an extended period of time beyond the required role

  • Thanks Badge II

    The Thanks Badge II for Continuing Service recognizes a previous Thanks Badge recipient whose continued outstanding commitment, leadership, and service has had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting mission-delivery goals and priorities benefiting the entire council or Girl Scout Movement.

    Number of Required Endorsements: 2
    Who to Consider: Any registered Girl Scout adult member who has already received the Thanks Badge
    Criteria: Nominee has already received Thanks Badge and has continued to give service for an extended period of time beyond the required role

  • President’s Award

    The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.

    Number of Required Endorsements: 2
    Who to Consider: Service unit leadership team members; Service unit or regional trainer teams
    Criteria: Team nominees significantly contribute to the council’s mission-delivery goals

    Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee President’s Award Application

 

Nominate a Volunteer to be recognized at Girl Scouts Honors Day

 

Ways to Say Thank You

Our volunteers are awesome, and girls, families, and other volunteers want to thank them for all they do! Here are some ways to show your appreciation:

  1. Tell them in person. Make a special effort to say your thanks when you see your volunteer this month. Having it come directly from you will be the sweetest gift!
  2. Make something for them. Break out your craft supplies to create a scrapbook, paint a picture, or frame a memento of a time you spent with that volunteer. They’ll love having a special gift from you!
  3. Social media shout-out. Write your own social media post expressing appreciation for your Girl Scout leader. Choose a photo with both of you in it and make sure to tag your leader so they see it!
  4. Send them a note or email. Be sure your Girl Scout volunteer knows how thankful you are for their hard work by writing a sweet note. If you prefer digital designs, some free tools to use for this are PunchBowl or SmileBox.
  5. Mail a letter. If virtual thank you cards aren’t your thing, decorate a card for your leader and drop it in the mail. Everybody loves to receive mail, and you can be as creative as you like with this. Write a heartfelt letter or decorate a homemade card.
  6. Express your gratitude during your next troop meeting. Start the troop meeting by having everyone say a reason why they appreciate your leader. Take turns expressing your appreciation for all their hard work.
  7. Give them a small token of your appreciation. Whether it’s a gift card for a cup of coffee or their favorite candy bar, they will appreciate that you thought about them! 
  8. Surprise them with recognition volunteer pins for your grade level. These pins are great to welcome and thank volunteers for working with girls or supporting behind the scenes.
  9. Make a donation in their honor. Girl Scout leaders dedicate so much time and energy into the Girl Scout mission to empower girls and change the world! Help their efforts by donating to Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.
  10. Submit their volunteer story to be featured on GSMIDTN. We know that each of our volunteers has a story behind their service, and we’d love to hear it. Email us your volunteer’s story for us to share in an upcoming blog post!