Focus of Service: At Least One Service Unit or Association
Girl Scouts of the USA Appreciation Pin
The Appreciation Pin was instituted in 1976 by GSUSA. It honors outstanding service performed by the candidate which benefits at least one service unit or association and which contributes to the goals and objectives of the council.
Criteria for Selection
|General:||The candidate is a current registered member of the Council and owes no Council debt.|
|Focus of Service:||Benefits at least one service unit or association.|
|Impact of Service:||Significant service above and beyond the expectations of the position(s) held.|
|Length of Service:||Service will usually have extended over a period of at least three years.|
Presentation of Award
- May be given at association or service unit events.
- Cost is paid by the Council.
Council Recognition Panel
Examples of Possible Candidates
Potential candidates might include, but are not limited to:
- A troop leader who also served on the service unit team. Three years ago, he started and chaired a committee that organized service unit-wide events for Girl Scout special days and year-end bridging. He has continued to coordinate the celebrations, but has recruited other volunteers to chair individual activities, which has led to bigger and better events and more community exposure. These events have helped in girl recruitment, leading to a 10% increase in girl membership in the service unit over the past three years.
- A service unit SHARE manager who has, over a period of four years, initiated innovative ways of increasing both participation in and contributions to the campaign. She makes frequent contact with the troop SHARE leaders and often visits parent meetings and troop events to promote SHARE. Her service unit has had 100% troop participation for the past three years.
Endorsements Required: 3