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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.



  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The nominee has received the Thanks Badge.
  • The outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefitted the whole of GSCV or the entire Girl Scout organization, and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.


A nomination packet is completed and submitted to GSCV’s Recognition Committee, along with supporting documentation indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. Four letters of endorsement from people other than the nominator must be submitted with the nomination.  The Recognition Committee reviews the nomination documentation, then approves or denies it. The Recognition Committee sends notification of the decision to GSCV’s Board of Directors for confirmation.

Example of nominee

After receiving the Thanks Badge, the volunteer from the Thanks Badge example was motivated by the success of the Take-Action Tree House project and submitted to present this best practice at a GSUSA conference. She then served for two years on a national task group to help educate and support all 111 other councils as they create long-term plans that integrate all council departments to implement the cap pathway to grow membership and deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through Journey use.

Submission Instructions and Deadline

Submit completed nomination packet to Volunteer Advancement no later than April 8, 2016.

Packets can be submitted by one of the following ways:

  • In Person/By Mail:    
    Attn: Volunteer Advancement
    Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
    4900 Augusta Avenue Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23230
  • By Fax:             (804) 340-2910
  • By E-Mail        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Notification and Presentation

The nominator will receive notification of approval or denial of award.  Shortly after notification to nominators, awardees will receive an invitation to the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Adult Award Ceremony,  where awards will be presented by the GSCV Board President and CEO.