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Adults join Girl Scouting to be of service to girls and to the organization itself. They offer their time, talents, and skills to our council. Their reward is in giving, in their association with girls, and with other adults that are also dedicated to a higher purpose.  

When an individual, or group, in Girl Scouting has served with unusual distinction, special thanks are often called for.

Click here for the Adult Recognitions in Girl Scouting Handbook. Find out where to place insignia and recognitions on the adult uniform.

Girl Scout volunteers are so amazing that they are often recognized by organizations outside of Girl Scouting. Read some of their stories here!

If someone has done something special for you or your troop, Just Say Thanks! They can get a personal note from our CEO. 

GSOFCT Volunteer Recognitions

GSOFCT Helping Hand    
Awarded for any type of noteworthy contribution by an adult acting in a leadership role.


GSOFCT Leading the Way
Awarded for any type of noteworthy contribution by a Troop/Group Leader or Assistant Troop/Group Leader.

 Distinguished Leader

GSOFCT Distinguished Leader
Awarded for leadership so outstanding in nature that it merits recognition by the service unit. 

 Distinguished Volunteer

GSOFCT Distinguished Volunteer
Awarded for service performed beyond expectation of the position.

 Community Participation Award

Community Participation Award
Recognizes a non-member adult or organization for providing episodic service to the Girl Scout organization at a council or local level. 

Outdoor Enthusiast

Outdoor Enthusiast Award
Recognizes an adult member who has delivered outstanding outdoor education to at least one Service Unit or program delivery audience.

Outstanding Service Team Member

Outstanding Service Team Member
Recognizes an individual working on a Service Unit Team who has demonstrated consistent outstanding service to her/his geographical area.

Spirit of the Dragonfly

Spirit of the Dragonfly
Recognizes an adult volunteer who exemplifies the Girl Scout Mission, lives by the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and demonstrates a commitment to providing older girl members with the opportunity to develop through guidance, mentoring, and coaching in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Pin
Awarded for outstanding service to a Council-wide assignment or whose service and dedication impacts the success and development of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for Girl Scouts of Connecticut. A minimum of 2 years of service in GSOFCT is required.

Light the Way Pin
The Light the Way pin recognizes an adult who is committed to delivering outstanding education and training to new leaders and service team members within the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.


GSUSA Volunteer Recognitions

Volunteer of Excellence Pin

GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence Pin
The GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes adult volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of GSOFCT’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.

GSUSA Appreciation Pin    
The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This service, which has had measurable impact on one geographic area of service, helps the council reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals for that area.


GSUSA Honor Pin    
The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.


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


GSUSA Thanks Badge II    
The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Presidents Award Plaque

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.

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