Most adult awards and recognitions have certificates, pins or medals, and a patch usually with a square knot embroidered on it in different colors. Adult leaders wear these square knot patches on their uniform over the left pocket. The order that they are worn is up to the individual. To learn more see the Guide to Awards and Insignia.
Focus of Service: Total Council or Entire Girl Scout Movement The Thanks Badge was instituted in 1912 by GSUSA. It is the highest honor in Girl Scouts. It honors a registered adult Girl Scout whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.
The Years of Service Pin, given in five year increments, is presented at the service unit level. The pin may be presented at the Annual Meeting to volunteers with 15+ years of adult service. Learn more about Adult Recognitions and watch our training video and check out our Adult Recognitions Booklet!
Adult volunteers make Girl Scouting happen! Use the Decision Tree guides below to help you select the appropriate recognition. Check to see what recognitions they may have already received by viewing historical awards in alphabetical order or by association. Decision Tree | .
Any registered adult Girl Scout can nominate and receive Service Unit, Council and National awards. Thank you for the energy you bring to the Adult Recognitions Program. Deadline is February 1st for Board-Approved Council and National Nomination Packets.