Thanks Badge: Nomination and Endorsement
The Thanks Badge is the highest award that can be given in Girl Scouting, this award is reserved to honor individual members of Girl Scouting whose service to the organization has been truly outstanding and is so significantly over and above the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate. The service must have benefited the total Council or the entire Girl Scout organization. This award is approved by the Council’s Board of Directors and presented at the Council’s recognition event.
  • How to Nominate a Volunteer for the Thanks Badge:

    1. The Main Nominator completes this Nomination to the best of her/his knowledge.
    2. The Thanks Badge requires 3 endorsements, which can be collected by the Main Nominator, and copy & pasted into this form, citing ALL THREE endorsers by name and email contacts.
    3. Click "submit" to send the nomination /endorsement form to the GSOC offices by: February 4th at 6:08 pm
    (REMEMBER: 2-4-6-8 … who do we appreciate?)

    ***If you prefer a paper form, please send your request to [email protected] and one will be emailed to you.
  • Award Process for the Thanks Badge:

    • Applications are screened by the Adult Recognition Committee (GSOC volunteers and staff) to determine that recognition criteria are met in each nomination.
    • Please complete the nomination form with concrete details to describe your nominee.
    • The information included in the nomination and endorsements will be reviewed when making recommendations to the Board.
    • The Adult Recognition Committee (ARC)’s slate of recommended award recipients is sent to the GSOC Board of Directors for approval.
    • The ARC may recommend the nominee for a different award than originally nominated
    • The ARC may suggest that another award/recognition to be presented by the S.U. or Association
    • Late nomination submissions cannot be considered. PLEASE have all nomination components submitted by February 4th
    • Upon approval, the Main Nominator and the SUM/Pathway supervisor will be notified with arrangements for giving the award. National Awards should always be bestowed at a public venue.
    • If the award is not approved, the Adult Recognition Committee (ARC) will notify the Main Nominator and may recommend the nominee for a different award than originally nominated.
  • The nominee's Service Unit Manager or Pathway Supervisor will be notified of this nomination.
  • Please include the nominee's name in the file title.
  • Nominee's Employer
  • Area of concern May be in place, but not evident Occasionally evident Excellence in this area is evident
    Girl Focus (fun, interactive, respectful, provides girl led experiences)
    Adaptability (flexible, modifies own behavior, capable of understanding, has a sense of humor)
    Good Oral Communication (clear, concise, accurate, listens, clarifies, and facilitates)
    Fosters Diversity (values, nurtures, understands, and embraces diversity/differences)
    Personal Integrity (dependable, credible, honest, responsible for own actions)
  • (Please select as many as apply)
  • (Please select as many as apply)
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    Nominations received after the annual deadline of February 4th at 6:08 will be held for the following year's recognition consideration.
  • Thanks Badge ENDORSEMENT INFORMATION

    ENDORSEMENT INFORMATION from 3 different people is required to be considered for the Thanks Badge. The endorsemenrts can be collected by the main nominator, and copy/pasted into the text boxes below, citing EACH endorser's name and email contact as directed.
  • Remember: Those who review the nominations may not know the nominee and/or the great accomplishments (s)he has given to Girl Scouts.
    This is your opportunity to let everyone know!
  • Note to the nominator: If the endorser is someone other than yourself, you may copy & paste their endorsement statement into this box on their behalf and enter their name and email below. They do not have to enter a seperate form.
  • Remember: Those who review the nominations may not know the nominee and/or the great accomplishments (s)he has given to Girl Scouts.
    This is your opportunity to let everyone know!
  • Note to the nominator: If the endorser is someone other than yourself, you may copy & paste their endorsement statement into this box on their behalf and enter their name and email below. They do not have to enter a seperate form.
  • Note to the nominator: If the endorser is someone other than yourself, you may copy & paste their endorsement statement into this box on their behalf and enter their name and email below. They do not have to enter a seperate form.
  • Note to the nominator: If the endorser is someone other than yourself, you may copy & paste their endorsement statement into this box on their behalf and enter their name and email below. They do not have to enter a seperate form.
  • Please include the nominee's name and award in your file name. Thank you.