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 for 2023 are now closed.
With GSTOP and GSUSA awards available, this is the time to shine the light on amazing Girl Scout members.
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.
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, were instrumental in the development and use of camping facilities, and have completed the following outdoor education classes:
Two endorsements required.
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 endorsements required.
Honors volunteers who live within the same family unit and have actively contributed to the growth and enrichment of the Girl Scout Movement.
Nominations should explain how the the family coordinated or participated in a service project, cookie program, and/or been on the service unit team. Nominations should also include how the family has contributed to Girl Scouts programs in at least one of the following areas:
Two endorsements required.
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.
Honors volunteers who have planned, promoted, and carried out a new or unique STEM program for girls beyond the troop level, as in service unit or council level. The honoree has been instrumental in one of the STEM areas to educate and develop girls’ interest in STEM Career Exploration. The volunteer has partnered with a STEM expert or organization to create unique STEM opportunities that have the ability to grow and sustain for at least three years fulfilling the purpose of Girl Scouting.
Two endorsements required.
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 endorsements required.
Honors volunteers who planned, promoted, and carried out a new or unique program activity beyond the troop level that fulfills the purpose of Girl Scouting at the service unit, multiple service units, or council level.
Nominations should include how the volunteer promoted the program or event, as well as explain the sustainability of hte program or event.
Two endorsements required.
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 project that increased membership and retention; have enhanced the diversity of the service unit's racial, ethnic, age, geographic, socioeconomic, and/or religious 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.
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.
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 the 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.
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.
Nominees must have already received the Volunteer of Excellence Award.
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.
Nominees must have already received the Appreciation Pin.
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.
Nominees must have already received the Honor Pin.
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.
Nominees must have already received the Thanks Badge.
Do you know a Girl Scout community partner who goes above and beyond?
Does a business help your troop or service unit during the 2022-2023 cookie season, offer meeting room space, or other items?
Then that partner is the perfect candidate for a Community Supporter special recognition.
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains is a certifying partner of the Presidential Volunteer Service award that recognizes student and adult volunteers who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.
Learn more about the award and requirements.
Download the excel file to help you keep track of your hours.
The Volunteer Years of Service Pin recognizes an adult member registered with GSUSA for her/his years of active volunteer service at five-year intervals.
The Membership Numeral Guard recognizes the individual for combined years of membership both as a girl and adult member at each five-year interval.
Please complete the form to receive your Years of Service Pin and/or Membership Numeral Guard.