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Adult Recognition

Every day volunteers deliver on Juliette Gordon Low’s vision to give every girl the opportunity to be a Girl Scout. Quite simply, without our volunteers there would be no Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington recognizes the time and dedication our adult volunteers give to open up a lifetime of opportunities for our young women.

Our recognition system applies to every level and area of the council’s structure and jurisdiction. Leaders, parents, friends in the community, service unit volunteers, staff, and board members can all be recognized for their support of Girl Scouts.

Below are resources to help you recognize the amazing efforts of the adults in our council. Nomination forms can be picked up at your local service center or printed off the forms page found here.

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Adult Awards and Recognitions Overview

Click on the links below to see an overview of each award available including requirements, nomination deadlines, and instructions for accessing nomination forms.

Month Specific Information to Remember

November: Service teams train & present service unit process for submitting nominations.

January: National recognition nominations due to service unit by January 15. Final nominations/endorsements for National Awards, Alumni Awards, Golden Rose, and Golden Lifetime due to GSOSW by January 25.

February: Nominations for Volunteer of Excellence, Outstanding Community Partner and service unit awards due to service unit by February 15. National recognition nominations presented to GSOSW board of directors.

March: Final nominations/endorsements for Volunteer of Excellence, Outstanding Community Partner and service unit awards due to GSOSW by March 1. Adult Recognition Order Form #505 due to GSOSW March 1.

April: National and council recognitions presented at GSOSW Annual Meeting. Service unit awards sent to service units directly after Annual Meeting. Leader's Day is April 22.

May: Awarded recognitions are distributed to service team Learning Services Coordinators (LSCs).

June: Golden Trefoil applications due by June 30.

July: Annual recognition publication posted to GSOSW website.