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Years of Service Pin


The Volunteer Years of Service Pin recognizes an adult member registered with Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. for her/his years of active volunteer service at five-year intervals (5, 10, 15, etc.). This pin differs from the numeral guard in that it represents the number of years an adult volunteer has actively provided service, whereas the numeral guard recognizes years of membership.


  • The candidate is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The candidate served as an adult volunteer for the number of years indicated.

Recognition Request

For years of service pins, a  Volunteer Years of Service Request Form is completed and submitted to GSCV’s Volunteer Advancement. Volunteer Advancement verifies the information. All forms are checked against members’ self-reporting adult membership years in COMAR.  Please verify membership years in COMAR prior to submitting.


For 5, 10, and 15 year pins, the candidate or a representative from the service unit may purchase the appropriate pin at GSCV’s retail shop. The pin may be presented at a service unit-level recognition event.  For 20+ year pins, the pin is purchased by GSCV and presented at GSCV’s annual Adult Award Ceremony


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

For 20 or more years of service, the recipient will receive an invitation to attend 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.

For 5-, 10-, and 15- years of service, the SU or troop may purchase the pin at GSCV’s Shop and present it to the recipient at an appropriate ceremony; or, the recipient may purchase the pin at GSCV’s Shop.