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Achievement Awards

Each year, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains celebrates Girl Scout adult volunteers, Service Units, Troops, and girl members with achievement awards.

Nominations and endorsements will be accepted until April 15, 2021.

With GS-TOP and GSUSA awards available, this is the time to shine the light on amazing Girl Scout members.

Endorsement and Nomination Forms:
Council Awards
National Awards
President Award
Super Awards
Community Partnership Certificate (Due May 15, 2021)

GS-TOP Awards

Bobbie Heckathorn Cookie Sale Award

Honors volunteer who have service including service unit and/or council leadership during the Girl Scout Cookie Program; planned, promoted, and/or carried out a new or unique cookie program beyond the troop level or financial and inventory management that carries out the purpose of the cookie program; have performed service for more than two previous membership years. Two endorsements required.

Camping Award

Honors volunteers who planned, promoted, and/or carried out a new or unique camping program beyond the troop level that carries out the purpose of Girl Scouting and were instrumental in the development and use of camping facilities. Two endorsements required.

Courage in Adversity Award

Honors volunteers who have displayed courage by overcoming adversity and have given back to their community in an inspiring way; inspired others to make a difference by strengthening community-based nonprofit organizations and the progressive movement through national and global philanthropy; created a positive impact on people's lives in ways that honor and promote human rights, economic justice, and a healthy, sustainable environment. Two endorsmement required.

Family Involvement Award

Honors volunteers who live within the same family unit who have actively contributed to the growth and enrichment of the Girl Scout Movement. Two endorsments required.

Glenella Scarbourough Outstanding Volunteer Facilitator Award

Honors volunteers who have displayed a positive attitude and had a positive influence in dealing with adult volunteers; are experts in subject matter and council policy as it applies to adult learning opportunities provided; display facilitation skills that are outstanding, above and beyond the expectations for the position; have performed service as a learning facilitator over an extended period of time or have been instrumental in the development and use of new instructional services or programs. Two endorsements required.

Going Green Award

Honors volunteers who have performed one or more of the following services: Planned, promoted, and/or carried out a project that makes a positive impact on the environmental issues that affect resources within the council (e.g. water quality, land use planning, the use of pesticides); Been instrumental in environmental awareness education to reduce waste and make the world a better place; Been experts in subject matter and council policy as it applies to the learning provided; Provided learning that is above and beyond. Two endorsements required.

Marian Hardy Service to Volunteers Award

Honors volunteers who have provided consistently remarkable high-caliber service in the areas of recruitment, development, and/or retention of adult volunteers (e.g. positively affected recruitment and retention in adult membership through ongoing commitment and service) and have been instrumental in retaining adults through the quality of support provided year after year. Two endorsments required.

Program Service Award

Honors volunteers who have planned, promoted, and carried out a new or unique program activity beyond the troop level that fulfills the purpose of Girl Scouting. Two endorsements required.

Sandy Kautz Excellence in Membership Development Award

Honors volunteers who have innovated through new recruitment projects, collaborations with other groups, or new recruitment methods, resulting in increased diversity in membership; have participated in a unique service unit outreach porject that increased membership and retention; have enhanced the diversity of the service unit's racial, ethnic, age, geographic, socioeconomic, and/or religous or cultural makeup; demonstrate understanding, respect, and appreciation of other cultures, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds; are sensitive to diverse backgrounds; have realized improved recruitment, retention, and improved diversity that impact the entire council or Girl Scout organization, providing an example for other individuals or groups. This award can be given to an individual or a group from the same service unit. Two endorsements required.

Unsung Hero Award

Honors volunteers who are hard-working, passionate, and dedicated to Girl Scouts and who actively recognize, understand, and practice the values of inclusive behavior. Two endorsements required.

President's Award

Honors a service unit that effectively delivers the Girl Scout program, resulting in the retention of 75% or more of troop/group leadership; has overall girl membership that meets or exceeds the goal agreed upon by the team and the membership specialist assigned to the area; has personnel reflecting the diversity of the area; has evidence of maintaining contacts in the non-Girl Scout community; submits council-required reports on time; maintains ongoing communication with each troop/group, leadership team, and individually registered members; has developed and implemented a plan to contact leadership team members unable to attend service unit meetings; encourages adult participation in fund development and has increased annual giving to council. 

Community Partner Certificate

Honors individuals or organizations outside of Girl Scouting whose services performed greatly improved the operation and impact of a troop or troops (e.g. recruitment space, troop sponsorship, support for adult development, meeting space). 

Super Awards

Super G.I.R.L.: To be awarded the Super G.I.R.L., a Girl Scout must complete all eight requirements.

Super Troop: To be awarded the Super Troop, a troop must complete the nine requirements listed.

Super Service Unit: To be awarded the Super Service Unit, the service unit team members must complete the pre-requisite check list and then complete at least four of the remaining requirements listed.

GSUSA Awards

Volunteer of Excellence Award

Honors volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council's mission delivery to girl and adult members in one or more of hte following functional areas: membership development, community cultivation, volunteer relations and support, program, leadership and governance, fund development, council support service (e.g. information technology, customer service, merchandising); actively recognize, understand, and proactive the values of inclusive behaviors. Two endorsements required.

Appreciation Pin

Honors volunteers who have previously received the Volunteer of Excellence Award who have provided outstanding service, above and beyond the expectation for the position, to at least one geographic area within the council; have significantly contributed to meeting one or more council goals in membership growth and retention, fund development, or increased community visibility; actively recognize, understand, and proactive the values of inclusive behavior. Three endorsements required.

Honor Pin

Honors adult members who have significantly contributed to meeting one or more council goals in membership growth and retention, fund development, or increased community visibility in two or more geographic areas within teh council; actively recognize, understand, and practice the values of inclusive behavior. Three endorsements required.

Thanks Badge

Honors adult members who have provided service that is truly outstanding and that benefits the total council or the entire Girl Scout organization; have provided service so significantly above and beyond that no other award would be appropriate; have taken a leadership role at the council level in one or more of the following areas during the previous four years: increasing membership growth and retention; increasing the percentage of adult-generated funding in the total council income; increasing innovative program opportunities council-wide; development broad participation in policy-influencing through the democratic process; ensuring inclusive behavior is recognized, understood, and practiced at all levels. Three endorsements required.

Thanks Badge II

Honors adult members who have previously been recognized with the Thanks Badge who have taken a leadership role in developing a model that has been replicated at the national level in one or more of the following areas during the previous three years: membership, program, fund development, pluralism, marketing communication, strategic leadership, and/or human resources. Three endorsments required.