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Adult Recognition

Girl Scout volunteers, adult members and partners guide, mentor, and help girls develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. They give their time, effort and passion to help girls make the world a better place. Girl Scouting wouldn’t be possible without them!

This is why it’s so important to say thank you. That’s where you come in!

There are all kinds of Girl Scout awards available to recognize the many different people - leaders, parents, friends in the community, service team members, and others - who make Girl Scouting happen.

Read below to learn more about each award and how you can nominate a special Girl Scout adult. 

What Awards are Available?

Whatever a volunteer's strengths, there's an award to show your (or your girl’s) appreciation for everything they do. Discover all of the local and national recognitions available in the  Adult Awards and Recognitions Guide.

How Do I Nominate, and Who Can Nominate?

Nominating is easy! The level of the award determines how many endorsements (letters of recommendation) are required. In most cases, a simple form submission will get the ball rolling. Review the  Adult Awards and Recognitions Guide for specific nomination requirements for each award.

Anyone can nominate (even – and especially! – girls)!

Important Dates

April 22

Leader’s Day! Find a way to thank a leader in your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs for answers to common questions about the adult awards process. Still need help? Contact us at

Contact Information

Have a question about an award, or need help with the nomination process? Check in with your local service unit manager for guidance.

Still need help? We’re here for you! Send us a note at

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is made up of adult volunteers who are passionate about recognizing the hard work and dedication of Girl Scout volunteers, adult members and partners from around the council. Committee members evaluate recognition programs and review nominations at 4-5 meetings per year (by phone or in person as possible) and represent the committee at awards ceremonies. The committee is always happy to welcome new members, and is currently looking for additional representation outside of the Portland area. To learn more or express interest, please contact