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 GSCV to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.
- The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
- The service performed by the nominee is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and made an impact on two or more geographic areas within the council’s jurisdiction.
A nomination packett is completed and submitted to GSCV’s Recognition Committee, along with supporting documentation indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. Three 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
A facilitator realized that although GSCV created online courses and resources about the GSLE, at volunteer meetings she heard comments indicating that many volunteers still were hesitant to use Journeys to deliver the GSLE to girls. She worked with the Volunteer Management department to develop a GSLE Coach role, which would support all direct-service volunteers as they implemented what they learned in the courses and put Journeys into action. This role was piloted in four service-delivery teams where, after the first year, Journey sales increased by 30 percent; girls shared the impact of 14 new take-action projects via GSCV’s website; and the volunteer-satisfaction scores increased by 12 percent.
Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit completed nomination packet to Volunteer Advancement no later than May 1, 2014.
Packets can be submitted by one of the following ways:
- In Person/By Mail:
Attn: Volunteer Advancement
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
PO Box 548
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
- By Fax: (804) 764-3127
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.