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Adult Recognitions Manual 2013-2014 Each year, Girl Scouting formally recognizes those Girl Scout adult members whose accomplishments are so significant, that they should not go unrewarded or unnoticed. Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana have a formal system for honoring those adult members. Awarded recognitions provide the means to acknowledge volunteers, staff, and service units for their outstanding service. All submissions are kept CONFIDENTIAL until recipient is notified. A candidate can only be nominated for one award per year. Please review the Board Approved Awards and Service Unit Approved Awards criteria below.

Board Approved Awards Appreciation Pin

Recipient Criteria: The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult who has provided outstanding service to at least one service unit or program delivery audience toward achievement of the council’s goals. The service goes beyond the expectations of the position. Submit Nomination Form plus 2 letters of endorsement – November 15th deadline

Honor Pin

Recipient Criteria: The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult who has provided outstanding service to at least two service units or program delivery audiences in a way that furthers the council’s goals. The service goes beyond the expectations of the position. Submit Nomination Form plus 3 letters of endorsement – November 15th deadline

Thanks Badge

Recipient Criteria: The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult who has provided exceptional, outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire movement. The service is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate. Submit Nomination Form plus 4 letters of endorsement – November 15th deadline

Thanks Badge II

Recipient Criteria: The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult who has received the Thanks Badge and whose continued work once again has provided exceptional, outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire movement. The service is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate. Submit Nomination Form plus 4 letters of endorsement – November 15th deadline

President’s Award

Recipient Criteria: This group award recognizes a service unit for moving its assigned geographic unit or audience toward achievement of the council goals. Members of the Service team submit the nomination form with appropriate documentation – November 15th deadline

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Hall of Fame

Recipient Criteria: The candidate for this award has been an adult member for at least 25 years, has delivered service that far exceeds the expectation of any position, and has had a lasting impact on the Girl Scout organization. This award will be presented to only 10 people per year, and may be awarded posthumously. Submit Nomination Form plus 4 letters of endorsement or testimonials – November 15thdeadline

D.A.I.S.Y

Recipient Criteria: The Dynamic And Incredible Staff of the Year award recognizes the outstanding service by a staff member that has resulted in the development of partnerships with volunteers and/or community leaders to at least one service unit or program delivery audience toward the achievement of the council’s goals, will benefit the entire council beyond the staff member’s tenure, goes far beyond the expectations of the employee’s job description, and supports the achievement of the council’s goals and strategic learning efforts. This award will be presented to only 3 people per year. Submit Nomination plus 2 letters of endorsement – November 15th deadline.


Service Unit Approved Awards Recipient Criteria: The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult who has contributed outstanding Volunteer of Excellence

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 of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. Complete nomination form submitted to service unit team or designee who reviews nomination and adds required approval signature. Name submitted to council by January 15 for inclusion in recognition program book.

New Found Treasure

Recipient Criteria The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult for less than two years and has hit the ground running. This volunteer has made a positive impact on Girl Scouting. This person’s performance is so outstanding that it merits recognition by the Service unit, program delivery, or governance unit. Name submitted to council by January 15 for inclusion in recognition program book.

Hidden Heroine

Recipient Criteria: The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult who embodies the Girl Scout principle to help where I am needed. This volunteer is available to provide over and above assistance to special projects, ongoing tasks, and support of Girl Scout programs in this person’s Service unit, program delivery group, or other operational or governance group. This volunteer continually accepts assignments in order to keep Girl Scouting thriving. Name submitted to council by January 15 for inclusion in recognition program book.

NOMINATING PROCEDURES FOR AWARDS REQUIRING BOARD APPROVAL Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge I and II, Hall of Fame, and D.A.I.S.Y. Nominations for GSUSA Board of Directors approved awards and GSGCNWI Board of Directors approved awards can be initiated by Girl Scout adult volunteers and/or staff. The selection of recipients for board approved awards is made by the awards screening task group, which is comprised of volunteers from across the council. PLEASE keep all submissions confidential until notified. The individual who signs and submits the nomination will be notified if the recipient was selected to receive the award or if the nomination was not approved. 1. 2.

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Award Nomination and Letter of Endorsement forms are available as paper copies or as an online, downloadable PDF. This information is also available on the council website at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition. These forms will be available online after September1st Submit completed nomination form and letters of endorsement as indicated within the award criteria as an e-mail attachment to adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or fax to 312-750-0612 or mail submissions to: Adult Recognitions, 8699 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410 Please note: The individual submitting the award nomination cannot write a letter of endorsement for that nomination. Submission deadline: November 15.

NOMINATING PROCEDURES FOR AWARDS REQUIRING SERVICE UNIT APPROVAL ONLY Volunteer of Excellence, New Found Treasure, Hidden Heroine Nominations that do not require board approval can be initiated by all Girl Scout volunteers and/or staff. These award nominations are submitted to local service units, operational, or governance task groups comprised of Girl Scout volunteer peers. The service team or designated volunteer committee reviews and approves these nominations and sends the list of approved awards on to the adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org so that names can be listed in the recognition program booklet. The awards are purchased by the service unit treasury and are available in any of the council shops beginning in April as well as free blank certificates for all 3. Awards are presented by the service unit locally. 1. 2. 3.

Award Nomination and Letter of Endorsement forms are available as paper copies or as an online, downloadable PDF. This information is also available on the council website at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition. These forms will be available online after September1st Submit completed nomination form to your local task group, service unit, or committee chair. Please Note: The individual submitting the award nomination cannot also endorse the nomination. After local approval, submit the list of approved nominations to the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. on January 15th.This will ensure your nominee’s name is listed in the adult recognition events program booklet.

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Examples of Potential Award Candidates Potential Candidates for the Appreciation Pin could be the following:  

A corporate volunteer who recruits coworkers to lead or sponsor troops or provide career mentors for girls from an under-served community in the council. A community day camp director whose effective management results in an increase in participation by girls and adults over a period of time.

Potential Candidates for the Honor Pin could be the following:  

A program volunteer who implements a series of events and activities that bring girls together from different parts of the council. A district chair who has motivated volunteers to participate in governance resulting in broad delegate involvement in the council’s democratic process.

Potential Candidates for the Thanks Badge could be the following:   

The long time chair of the council’s fund development committee who develops and implements a plan that significantly increases the percentage of adult-generated funding for the council. The experienced volunteer advisor of council programming that results in increased extension and retention of older girls and significant positive publicity for the council. The chair of a strategic planning task group whose leadership inspires a pluralistic, visionary plan.

Potential Candidates for the Thanks Badge II could be the following:   

A council trainer who, after directing council wide training events, successfully implements a statewide or multistate training event. The experienced volunteer chair of an annual council extended trip that results in consistent increased extension and retention of older girls and significant positive publicity for the council. An administrative volunteer who initiates a volunteer support system that successfully retains members in the council and which has been replicated in other councils.

Potential Candidates for Volunteer of Excellence could be the following:     

An experienced leader whose troop earned the Bronze Award. A leader whose troop, using the GSLE, progression and girl planning executed a significant Take Action project. A member of the troop committee who has been the product sales manager for many years. A registered parent who acts as chaperone for all troop trips and events. A service team member who has taken on additional responsibilities.

Potential Candidates for New Found Treasure could be the following:    

A leader in her/his second year who “hit the ground running” by introducing her/his troop to service unit activities, having a successful fall product/cookie sale. A volunteer who uses the GSLE in providing program for the troop after which they are aware of how the Promise and Law are part of their everyday lives. Makes Girl Scouting exciting and grows the troop from year one. A new volunteer who takes on additional council wide responsibility in day camp, training or other pathways.

Potential Candidates for Hidden Heroine could be the following:    

An experienced leader who acts as a mentor to all new leaders in the service unit. The fall product chair who takes on the responsibility of cookies when no one else will. The person who comes early and stays late at meetings, events etc. to help set up and clean up without being asked. A team member who takes on yet another responsibility to make the service unit work well in serving the girls and leaders.

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Tips for Submitting Great Award Nominations    

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Begin gathering information early. Do your homework. Find out as much information about the Girl Scout volunteer activities of the person for whom you are submitting a nomination. If you think the volunteer deserves, but might not know everything she/he has done in the past, ask someone who might have that information. Re-read the award criteria for the award for which you are submitting a nomination. Tell us all you can and be specific. Remember that the task group reads and scores the nominations based on information provided, not on identity and personality. Document the specifics of the volunteer’s service: include dates, duration, and the over and above aspects of the tasks. Include information about who benefited from her/his actions. Focus on the results of the service. Avoid generalizations (i.e., “she gives 110%”; “she has done every job in Girl Scouts”). Remember that details are important. Be certain that the person: 1. Is a registered member of GSUSA 2. Is active within the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana 3. Owes no council debt Neatness counts – check your spelling, type or write/print legibly in black ink. Remember that your nomination will be read by the task group, so copies will be made and distributed. It needs to be readable. The nominator may not write a letter of endorsement. If the information states nomination plus four letters of endorsement, there must be five people involved, one to make the nomination, and four additional people to write letters of support. Submit nomination and letters of endorsement together to be sure the nomination is complete. Be sure to include the required contact information for the award candidate, the nominator, and writers of letters of endorsement.

Adult Recognitions Frequently Asked Questions 1. How often are Adult Recognitions presented? Volunteers work throughout the year and recognition of their accomplishments should also be given throughout the year. Formal presentation of Girl Scouts of the USA Board Approved recognitions and Years of Service Awards, are presented each spring at the council Adult Recognition Events. Service units, yearly, will recognize volunteers in three (3) categories, Volunteer of Excellence, Hidden Heroine, New Found Treasure at local events. 2. Is there a prerequisite for the awards or an order in which awards must be received? Most awards are not given in any predetermined order. Awards are often based on the group receiving the service. An award for service to the council may be given, if the criteria is met, even when the individual has never been a leader or in a service unit. There are two exceptions. The Thanks Badge II has a prerequisite of the Thanks Badge. The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana New Found Treasure Award is presented to a volunteer who is in their second year of adult membership. 3. Who can nominate? Can staff or parents nominate volunteers for an award? Nominations for awards can be made by any person who has knowledge of the performed service. This includes parents, community members, volunteers and staff. The same requirements for the nomination exist including submission of the nomination forms and letters of endorsement. 4. Can staff be nominated for awards? Yes. These awards are for all adult members of GSUSA. 5. How do I know what my nominee has received in the past?  Records are kept by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana of awards volunteers have received. This information can be supplied by your Gathering Place. 

  For further questions, please contact a Director of Volunteer Services: Julie Gilmartin, jgilmartin@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or630.544.5973 Cindy Stath, cstath@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or 219.472.1963

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Adult Recognitions Timeline  

September 1st

September

5:00 p.m. November 15th

GSUSA Adult Recognition Awards criteria and nomination forms requiring board approval and service team approval available.  in print one packet per service unit  at each Gathering Place  online Years of Service list sent to service units for additions and corrections. Nominations and letters of endorsement for GSUSA awards requiring board approval due:  By e-mail (preferred) send complete packets to: adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org  By fax: Attn: Adult Recognitions to 312-750-0612  By mail to: Adult Recognitions Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410

December 15th

Years of Service list returned to Cindy Stath, cstath@girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

December

Service unit recognitions group meets to approve nominations which are awarded locally. It is the responsibility of the service unit recognitions group to notify the recipient at the appropriate time identified by the service unit.

January

Council Adult Recognition Awards Screening Task Group reviews nominations based on the awards criteria and the information provided in the packet. Each packet is reviewed and scored by each member of the task group. Scores are compiled and averaged prior to group meeting.

5:00 p.m. January 15th

Approved Nominations due to adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org from service units:  GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence  New Found Treasure Award  Hidden Heroine Award

Early February

Slate of GSUSA awards candidates recommended by the task group submitted to the board of directors for their approval.

February

Years of Service Pin recipients invited to attend recognition events. Council Recognition Events invitations available online and at service unit meetings.

February

Notification:  GSUSA Board Approved Award Recipients - notified and invited to regional recognition events to receive their awards.  Nominators - copied on letters of notification of their nominee’s approval, also notified if nomination was not approved.

To Be Announced

GSUSA Board Approved Awards are presented at recognition events held throughout the council along with years of service pins.

Spring

Volunteer of Excellence, Hidden Heroine and New Found Treasure Awards - presented at service unit end of the year celebrations. Those recipients of years of service pins who were not able to attend the regional recognition event can receive theirs at this event at the discretion of the service unit.

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Nomination Forms Board Approved Awards       

Appreciation Pin Honor Pin Thanks Badge Thanks Badge II President’s Award Hall of Fame Dynamic and Incredible Staff of the Year

Service Unit Approved Awards  Volunteer of Excellence  New Found Treasure  Hidden Heroine

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Appreciation Pin

Adult Recognition Awards Criteria GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A. OFFICIAL AWARDS The Appreciation Pin recognizes an adult who has delivered service to at least one geographic area or program delivery audience.

Criteria: 1.

The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult volunteer or staff member.

2. The candidate has provided outstanding service to at least one geographic area or program delivery audience in a way that advances the council’s goals. 3. The candidate’s service goes beyond the expectations for the position. 4. Two individuals or groups who are familiar with the candidate’s service must submit letters of endorsement. 5.

Reviewed by the awards screening task group

6. Receives final approval from the Board of Directors

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: All nominations must be received at the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. November 15th

Nominations may be e-mailed to: adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org Or, faxed to: 312-750-0612 Or, mailed to:

Attention: Adult Recognitions

Adult Recognitions Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410

Or, look for a form on our web page:

www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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GSUSA Award Nomination Form

Appreciation Pin Appreciation Pin Nomination Checklist: □ Completed nomination form Nomination completed by: ________________________________________________________ □ Two (2) letters of endorsement □Letter completed by: ___________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: ___________________________________________________________

Name of nominee: _________________________________________________________________________ Address of nominee:_____________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

Phone number of nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Daytime

Evening

E-mail address: ___________________________________________________________________________ Please print

Current position(s) of nominee: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Years in current position: ____________ Nominee’s number of years in Girl Scouting (for information only; not used as a criterion for recognition):_________ Service unit(if applicable) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Gathering Place(if applicable) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Please use a check to indicate previous awards earned by nominee. Award:

(indicate dates if known):

Date:

Volunteer of Excellence

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Honor Pin Thanks Badge

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Thanks Badge II

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Other ______________

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Other ______________

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Nominee name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Previous positions held by nominee:

(indicate dates if known):

Date:

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Executive Summary: In 50 words or less, summarize the nominee’s accomplishments for this award. (Please re-read the criteria for the award):

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Please give a detailed description of how the nominee has delivered service beyond the expectations of the position held. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

List the specific impact and results of this person’s actions, including the specific audience(s) benefiting from service. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ List other background, community roles and services if relevant: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of individual submitting nomination ______________________________________________ Position of individual submitting nomination: ________________________________________________

Address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual submitting nomination ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (Please print)

Please list names, positions and contact information for individuals submitting letters of endorsement: 1.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

2.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of individual submitting nomination: _______________________________________ Date

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Honor Pin

Adult Recognition Awards Criteria GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A. OFFICIAL AWARDS The Honor Pin recognizes an adult member who has delivered service to two or more geographic areas or program delivery audience.

Criteria: 1.

The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult volunteer or staff member.

2. The candidate has provided outstanding service to two or more geographic areas or program delivery audiences in a way that advances the council’s goals. 3. The candidate’s service goes beyond the expectations for the position. 4. The nominee is to be recommended by a Girl Scout group or individual. 5. Three individuals or groups who are familiar with the candidate’s service must submit letters of endorsement. 6. Reviewed by the awards screening task group 7. Receives final approval from the Board of Directors

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: All nominations must be received at the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. November 15

Nominations may be e-mailed to: adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org Or, faxed to: 312-750-0612 Or, mailed to:

Attention: Adult Recognitions

Adult Recognitions Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410

Or, look for a form on our web page: www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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GSUSA Award Nomination Form

Honor Pin Honor Pin Nomination Checklist: □ Completed nomination form Nomination completed by: ___________________________________________________________________ □Three (3) letters of endorsement □Letter completed by________________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by________________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________

Name of nominee: _______________________________________________________________________ Address of nominee: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address City/State Zip code

Phone number of nominee: ______________________________________________________________ Daytime

Evening

E-mail Address: __________________________________________________________________________ Please print

Current position(s) of nominee: ___________________________________________________________ Years in position: ______________ Nominee’s number of years in Girl Scouting (for information only; not used as a criterion for recognition):________ Service unit(if applicable) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Gathering Place(if applicable) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Please use a check to indicate previous awards earned by nominee. Award:

(indicate dates if known):

Date:

Volunteer of Excellence

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Appreciation Pin Thanks Badge

____________________ ____________________

Thanks Badge II

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Other ______________ Other ______________

____________________ ____________________

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Nominee name: _________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

Previous positions held by nominee: (indicate dates if known):

Date:

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Executive Summary: In 50 words or less, summarize the nominee’s accomplishments for this award. (Please re-read the criteria for the award):

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Please give a detailed description of how the nominee has delivered service beyond the expectations of the position held. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: _________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

List the specific impact and results of this person’s actions, including the specific audience(s) benefiting from service. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ List other background, community roles and services if relevant: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of individual submitting nomination ______________________________________________ Position of individual submitting nomination: ________________________________________________

Address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual submitting nomination ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (Please print)

Please list names, positions and contact information for individuals submitting letters of endorsement: 1.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

2.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

3.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of individual submitting nomination: _______________________________________ Date

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Thanks Badge

Adult Recognition Awards Criteria GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A. OFFICIAL AWARDS The Thanks Badge recognizes an adult member whose performance is truly outstanding and benefits the total council or the entire Girl Scout movement.

Criteria: 1.

The candidate is a registered Girl Scout adult volunteer or staff member.

2. The candidate has provided outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout movement. 3. The candidate’s service is so significantly beyond expectations that no other award is appropriate. 4. The nominee is to be recommended by a Girl Scout group or individual. 5. Four individuals or groups who are familiar with the candidate’s service must submit letters of endorsement. 6. Reviewed by the awards screening task group 7. Receives final approval from the Board of Directors

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: All nominations must be received at the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. November 15th

Nominations may be e-mailed to: adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org Or, faxed to: 312-750-0612 Or, mailed to:

Attention: Adult Recognitions

Adult Recognitions Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410

Or, look for a form on our web page:

www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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GSUSA Award Nomination Form

Thanks Badge Thanks Badge Nomination Checklist: □ Completed nomination form Nomination completed by: ____________________________________________________________________ □ Four (4) letters of endorsement □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________

Name of nominee:_______________________________________________________________________ Address of nominee: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

Phone number of nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Daytime

Evening

E-mail address: ____________________________________________________________________________ Please print

Current position(s) nominee: _______________________________________________________________ Years in position: ___________ Nominee’s number of years in Girl Scouting (for information only; not used as a criterion for recognition):_________ Service unit(if applicable) _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Gathering Place(if applicable) _________________________________________________________________________________________ Please use a check to indicate previous awards earned by nominee. Award:

(indicate dates if known):

Date:

Volunteer of Excellence

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Appreciation Pin

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Honor Pin Thanks Badge II

____________________ ____________________

Other ______________

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Other ______________

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Nominee name: _________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

Previous positions held by nominee: (indicate dates if known):

Date:

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Executive Summary: In 50 words or less, summarize the nominee’s accomplishments for this award. (Please re-read the criteria for the award):

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Please give a detailed description of how the nominee has delivered service beyond the expectations of the position held. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: _________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

List the specific impact and results of this person’s actions, including the specific audience(s) benefiting from service. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ List other background, community roles and services if relevant: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of individual submitting nomination ______________________________________________ Position of individual submitting nomination: ________________________________________________

Address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual submitting nomination ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (Please print)

Please list names, positions and contact information for individuals submitting letters of endorsement: 1.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

2.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

3.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

4.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of individual submitting nomination: _______________________________________ Date

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Thanks Badge II Adult Recognition Awards Criteria GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A. OFFICIAL AWARDS The Thanks Badge II recognizes an adult member whose performance is truly outstanding and benefits the entire Girl Scout movement.

Criteria: 1. The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout. 2. The nominee has received the Thanks Badge. 3. The outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefitted the total council or the entire Girl Scout organization, and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate. 4. The candidate’s service is outstanding and so significantly beyond expectations that no other award is appropriate 5. The nominee is to be recommended by a Girl Scout group or individual. 6. Four individuals or groups familiar with the candidate’s service submit letters of endorsement to the awards screening task group. 7. Reviewed by the awards screening task group 8. Receives final approval from the Board of Directors.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: All nominations must be received at the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. November 15th

Nominations may be e-mailed to: adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org Or, faxed to: 312-750-0612 Or, mailed to:

Or, look for a form on our web page:

Attention: Adult Recognitions

Adult Recognitions Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410 www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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GSUSA Award Nomination Form

Thanks Badge II Thanks Badge II Nomination Checklist: □ Completed nomination form Nomination completed by: ___________________________________________________________________ □ Four (4) letters of endorsement □Letter completed by: ______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: ______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________

Name of nominee: _______________________________________________________________________ Address of nominee: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

Phone number of nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Daytime

Evening

E-mail address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please print

Current position(s) of nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Years in position: ___________ Nominee’s number of years in Girl Scouting (for information only; not used as a criterion for recognition):_________ Service unit(if applicable) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Gathering Place(if applicable) ________________________________________________________________________________________

Please use a check to indicate previous awards earned by nominee. Award:

(indicate dates if known):

Date:

Volunteer of Excellence

____________________

Appreciation Pin Honor Pin

____________________ ____________________

Thanks Badge

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Other ______________ Other ______________

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Nominee name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Previous positions held by nominee: (indicate dates if known):

Date:

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Executive Summary: In 50 words or less, summarize the nominee’s accomplishments for this award. (Please re-read the criteria for the award):

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Please give a detailed description of how the nominee has delivered service beyond the expectations of the position held. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: _________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

List the specific impact and results of this person’s actions, including the specific audience(s) benefiting from service. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ List other background, community roles and services if relevant: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________

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Nominee name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of individual submitting nomination ______________________________________________ Position of individual submitting nomination: ________________________________________________

Address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual submitting nomination ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (Please print)

Please list names, positions and contact information for individuals submitting letters of endorsement: 1.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

2.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

3.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

4.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of individual submitting nomination: _______________________________________

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Hall Of Fame

GSGCNWI Adult Recognition Awards Criteria The Hall of Fame recognizes an adult who has been an adult member for at least 25 years, delivered service that far exceeds the expectation of any position, that has a lasting impact on the Girl Scout organization or her/his community.

Criteria: 1.

The candidate is a current or former registered Girl Scout adult member, staff or volunteer.

2. The candidate is in good standing with the council. 3. The candidate was/has been an adult member at least 25 years. 4. The candidate may be nominated posthumously. 5. The candidate has provided service that has had/will have a long lasting impact on the Girl Scout organization. 6. Four individuals or groups who are familiar with the candidate’s service must submit letters of endorsement and/or testimonials. 7. This award will be presented to a maximum of 10 people per year, and may be awarded posthumously. 8. Reviewed by the awards screening task group 9. Receives final approval from the Board of Directors

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: All nominations must be received at the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. November 15th

Nominations may be e-mailed to: adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org Or, faxed to: 312-750-0612 Or, mailed to:

Or, look for a form on our Web page:  

Attention: Adult Recognitions

Adult Recognitions Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410 www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition 

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GSGCNWI Award Nomination Form

Hall of Fame Hall of Fame Nomination Checklist: □ Completed nomination form Nomination completed by: _______________________________________________________________ □ Four (4) letters of endorsement □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by: _______________________________________________________________________

Name of nominee: _______________________________________________________________________ Address of nominee: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

Phone number of nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Daytime

Evening

E-mail Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Please print

Current position(s) of nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Years in position: ___________ Nominee’s number of years in Girl Scouting (for information only; not used as a criterion for recognition):_________ Service unit(if applicable) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Gathering Place(if applicable) _______________________________________________________________________________ Please use a check to indicate previous awards earned by nominee. Award:

(indicate dates if known):

Date:

Volunteer of Excellence

____________________

Appreciation Pin Honor Pin

____________________ ____________________

Thanks Badge

____________________

Thanks Badge II Other ______________

____________________ ____________________

Other ______________

____________________

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Nominee name: _________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

Previous positions held by nominee: (indicate dates if known):

Date:

_________________________________________

________________________

_________________________________________

________________________

_________________________________________

________________________

_________________________________________

________________________

_________________________________________

________________________

_________________________________________

________________________

_________________________________________

________________________

_________________________________________

________________________

Executive Summary: In 50 words or less, summarize the nominee’s accomplishments for this award. (Please re-read the criteria for the award):

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Please give a detailed description of how the nominee has delivered service beyond the expectations of the position held. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

List the specific impact and results of this person’s actions, including the specific audience(s) benefiting from service. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

List other background, community roles and services if relevant: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of individual submitting nomination ______________________________________________ Position of individual submitting nomination: ________________________________________________

Address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual submitting nomination ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (Please print)

Please list names, positions and contact information for individuals submitting letters of endorsement: 1.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

2.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

3.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

4.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of individual submitting nomination: _______________________________________   

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DYNAMIC AND INCREDIBLE STAFF OF THE YEAR

D.A.I.S.Y GSGCNWI Adult Recognition Awards Criteria The D.A.I.S.Y. award recognizes the outstanding service that:  Has resulted in the development of partnerships with volunteers and/or community leaders to at least one service unit or program delivery audience toward the achievement of the council’s goals  Will benefit the entire council beyond the staff member’s tenure  Goes far beyond the expectations of the employee’s job description  Supports the achievement of the council’s goals and strategic learning efforts  This award will be presented to only 3 people per year.

Criteria: 1.

The candidate is a registered Girl Scout staff member.

2. The candidate has provided outstanding service to at least one geographic area or program delivery audience in a way that advances the council’s goals. 3. The candidate must have a minimum of three (3) years in the staff position. 4. The candidate’s service goes far beyond the expectations for the position. 5. Two individuals or groups who are familiar with the candidate’s service must submit letters of endorsement, one letter must be from a volunteer, or a group of volunteers and one must be from a staff member. 6. This award will be presented to only 3 people per year. 7.

Reviewed first by the Human Resources department to insure the candidate is in good standing with the Council, and then sent on to the awards screening task group for review of the additional criteria

8. Receives final approval from the Board of Directors

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:

All nominations must be received at the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. November 15th

Nominations may be e-mailed to: adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org Or, faxed to: 312-750-0612 Or, mailed to:

Attention: Adult Recognitions

Adult Recognitions Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410

Or, look for a form on our web page:

www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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GSGCNWI Award Nomination Form

D.A.I.S.Y. D.A.I.S.Y. Nomination Checklist: □ Completed nomination form Nomination completed by: ___________________________________________________________________ □ Staff Member has at least three (3) years in position □ Two (2) letters of endorsement □Letter completed by (staff member): ________________________________________________________ □Letter completed by (volunteer) : ___________________________________________________________

Name of nominee: __________________________________________________________________

Nominated for: Dynamic and Incredible Staff of the Year Award (D.A.I.S.Y) E-mail address: _______________________________________________________________ Please print

Current position(s) of nominee: _________________________________________________________ Years in position: ____________ Nominee’s number of years in Girl Scouting (nominee must have at least 3 years in position):______ Regional Service Center (if applicable) ___________________________________________________________________

Executive Summary: In 50 words or less, summarize the nominee’s accomplishments for this award. (Please re-read the criteria for the award):

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Please give a detailed description of how the nominee has delivered service beyond the expectations of the position held. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ List the impact and results of this person’s actions. (May be continued on a separate sheet): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Specific audience(s) benefiting from service: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ List other background, community roles and services if relevant:___________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Name of individual submitting nomination: __________________________________________ Position of individual submitting nomination: ________________________________________ Address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual submitting nomination ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (Please print)

Please list names, positions and contact information for individuals submitting letters of endorsement: Be sure that one is a Girl Scout volunteer and one is a Girl Scout staff member. Girl Scout Volunteer 1.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

Girl Scout Staff Member 2.______________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of individual submitting nomination: ______________________________________________ Date

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Letter of Endorsement Form Board Approved Awards

Name of Nominee: _______________________________________________________________________ Nominated for:

 

Appreciation Pin Honor Pin

 Thanks Badge  Thanks Badge II

 Hall of Fame  D.A.I.S.Y.

Written by: ______________________________________________________________________________ Your Name

Date

________________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (Please print)

In what capacity are you familiar with the nominee’s performance/contributions to Girl Scouting? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Letter of support Nominee Name: _________________________________Award_______________________________

In approximately 100 words or less, state your reasons for endorsing this nomination. Please include:  How the nominee’s performance has been outstanding (or beyond expectations of the position)  How the nominee’s contributions have benefited Girl Scouting  Any other comments or information that might be helpful ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please return this letter to the person submitting this nomination by November 1st so she can submit the nomination with the letters of endorsement to the council by November 15th.

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President’s Award President’s Award

Adult Recognition Awards Criteria GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A. OFFICIAL AWARDS The President’s Award—Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. has recommended this special award to recognize a service unit for moving its assigned area towards the council’s goals and objectives during the fiscal year.

Criteria: 1.

Each member of the service unit has taken orientation or training appropriate for the position held. (attach roster)

2. Each member of the service unit is a registered Girl Scout. (attach roster) 3. Delivery of Girl Scout program is effective, resulting in the retention of 75% or more of troop/group leadership. (attach documentation). 4. Overall girl membership for the service unit has reached or surpassed the goal. (attach membership report) 5. Administrative support volunteers reflect the diversity of the area 6. The unit has evidence of maintaining contacts in the community (e.g., scheduled talks to civic groups, sponsoring agreements, community profile updates). 7. Reports required by the council have been submitted on time. 8. The administrative team maintains ongoing communications with each troop/group and liaison for individually registered girls in its jurisdiction. 9. Nominations are reviewed by the awards screening task group. 10. Receives final approval from the Board Chair

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:

All nominations must be received at the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. November 15th

Nominations may be e-mailed to: adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org Or, faxed to: 312-750-0612 Attention: Adult Recognitions Or, mailed to:

Adult Recognitions Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410

Or, look for a form on our Web page: www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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GSUSA Awards Nomination Form

President’s Award President’s Award

1.

The nomination form is to be submitted by the service unit seeking the President’s Award.

2.

The members of the service unit must complete all requirements to be considered for the President’s Award.

3. The nomination form must be verified and signed by a volunteer from the service team and a membership staff member. The completed nomination form must be submitted to the awards screening task group and received in the Merrillville Gathering Place by 5:00 p.m. November 15th.

4. Information used for documentation for the President’s Award is based on Girl Scout year end information, th September 30 .

Name of volunteer submitting nomination _______________________________________ Volunteer position: ___________________ Service unit: ________________________________________________________________ Gathering place _________________

1.

Has each member of the service unit had orientation or appropriate training for the position they hold? Yes _____ No_____

2.

Has delivery of the Girl Scout program in your service unit resulted in a 75% or more retention in your troop leadership for the current year? (Attach a list of 01’s and 02’s from last year and this year.) Yes______ No_____

3.

Has the overall girl membership goal for your service unit been met by the council deadline. (Attach membership report) Yes______ No_____

4. Do your administrative support volunteers reflect the diversity of your jurisdiction? Yes_____ No_____ 5.

Do you have evidence of maintaining contacts in the community (e.g. scheduled talks to/from civic groups, sponsorships agreements, community profile updates)? Yes______ No_____

6. Have reports/paperwork required by the council been submitted on time (e.g. national membership registrations, product program reports, year end evaluations and financial reports)? Yes______ No_____ 7.

Do you maintain communication with each troop/group and liaison for individually registered girls within the jurisdiction? (Attach a sample or summary of communications) Yes______ No_____

8. Are all service unit volunteers registered Girl Scouts? Yes______ No_____ I have verified that all information on this nomination is correct and attached supporting documentation. Nomination: Signature: ________________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________ Position: __________________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ E-mail: _____________________ Staff Member Approval: Signature: ______________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________ Position: ______________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ E-mail: __________________________

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Volunteer of Excellence

Adult Recognition Awards Criteria GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A. OFFICIAL AWARDS The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes those 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 of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. Criteria: 1.

The candidate is an active, registered Girl Scout adult.

2. The candidate has successfully completed a term of service and all requirements for the position. 3. The candidate has performed beyond expectations for the position to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls using the national program portfolio, or 4. The candidate’s performance has been beyond the expectations of the position and has supported the council’s mission-delivery goals in one or more of the following functional areas: Membership Development/Community Cultivation, Volunteer Relations and Support, Program, Leadership and Governance, Fund Development, and Council Support Service (such as IT, Custome, Merchandising, MarComm). 5. The candidate actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior. 6. The nomination must be endorsed by at least one member of the service unit or program delivery unit, or other group familiar with the candidate’s service.

Please submit your list of approved nominations to adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org by the January 15 th deadline for inclusion in the recognition program book. Or, look for a form on our web page:

www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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GSUSA Award Nomination Form

Volunteer of Excellence Name of nominee: __________________________________________________________________ Address of nominee: ________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

Phone number of nominee: __________________________________________________________ Daytime

Evening

E-mail address: ___________________________________________________________________ Please print

Current position(s) of nominee: _______________________________________________________ Years in position: ____________ Nominee’s number of years in Girl Scouting (for information only; not used as a criterion for recognition):__________ Service unit of nominee_____________________________________________________________ Gathering Place__________________________________________________________________ Please use a check to indicate previous awards earned by nominee.

(Indicate dates if known):

Award:

Date:

Outstanding Leader Outstanding Volunteer

____________________ ____________________

Appreciation Pin

____________________

Honor Pin Thanks Badge

____________________ ____________________

Thanks Badge II

____________________

Other ______________ Other ______________

____________________ ____________________

Previous positions held by nominee:

(indicate dates if known):

__________________________________  __________________________________   __________________________________  __________________________________  __________________________________  __________________________________  __________________________________  __________________________________   

               

               

Date:

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Nominee name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Executive Summary: In 50 words or less, summarize the nominee’s accomplishments for this award. (Please re-read the criteria for the award):

______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ 

Please give a detailed description of how the nominee has delivered service beyond the expectations of the position held. (May be continued on a separate sheet): ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

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Nominee name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

List the impact and results of this person’s actions. (May be continued on a separate sheet): ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Specific audience(s) benefiting from service: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ List other background, community roles and services if relevant: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual submitting nomination ._________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

_________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

_________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of individual submitting nomination: ____________________________________________ Date

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Name, position and contact information for individual approving this nomination. 1.________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

_________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of Approval: _______________________________________________________________ Date

Please submit your list of approved nominations to the council by the January 15 th deadline for inclusion in the recognition program book.

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Letter of Endorsement Form Volunteer of Excellence

Submitted in support of (nominee):________________________________________________________ Written by (your name):__________________________________________________________________ Date

______________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

E-mail (Please print)

How are you familiar with the leader’s performance/contributions to Girl Scouting?

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ In approximately 100 words or less, state your reasons for endorsing this nomination. Please include:  How the leader’s performance has been outstanding (or beyond expectations of the position)  How the leader’s contributions have benefited Girl Scouting  Any other comments or information that might be helpful ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please return this letter to the person submitting this nomination by January 1st so she/he can submit the approved nomination with the letters of endorsement by the January 15thdeadline.

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New Found Treasure Award

GSGCNWI Adult Recognition Awards Criteria The New Found Treasure Award recognizes the efforts of an adult volunteer who is new to Girl Scouting and has hit the ground running. This volunteer has been a registered member for a short time but, has made a positive impact on Girl Scouting. This person’s performance is so outstanding that it merits recognition at the local level.

Criteria: 1.

Is an adult member of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and has been registered in the last membership year (October – September) and has reregistered for a second year.

2. Has completed required orientation and/or training for her/his position. 3. Has “hit the ground running” and provided outstanding service to Girl Scouting at the troop level as a leader, assistant or co-leader, or troop committee member, or as a member in any other operational or governance capacity (i.e. day camp, camp recreational program facilitator, product program volunteer, council task group, board committee, service team member, trainer, etc.). 4. The result of her/his short time in Girl Scouting has had a positive impact on Girl Scouting. 5. Is nominated by a member of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and is supported by another member familiar with her service to Girl Scouting. 6

Requires service unit or operational or governance group approval.

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The service unit or operational or governance group will present the New Found Treasure award to the recipient.

Please submit your list of approved nominations to the adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org by the January 15 th deadline for inclusion in the recognition program book. Or, look for a form on our web page:

www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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Hidden Heroine Award GSGCNWI Adult Recognition Awards Criteria The Hidden Heroine Award recognizes the efforts of an adult volunteer who embodies the Girl Scout principle to help where I am needed. This volunteer is available to provide over and above assistance to special projects, ongoing tasks, and support of Girl Scout programs in this person’s service unit, program delivery group, or other operational or governance group. This volunteer continually accepts assignments in order to keep Girl Scouting thriving. This volunteer’s outstanding service has a positive impact on Girl Scouting and merits recognition.

Criteria: 1.

An adult member of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A

2. Has a history or reputation of always being there when needed, picking up the slack, stepping in at the last moment, or volunteering for additional assignments or responsibilities beyond the expectations of her/his volunteer position 3. Demonstrated her/his commitment to Girl Scouting by continually working to provide the best possible experience for girls or adults 4. Nominated by a member of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and is supported by another member familiar with his/her service to Girl Scouting 5. The candidate is to be recommended to the service unit recognition team or operational or governance group familiar with the candidate’s service. The recommendation is supported by one other Girl Scout individual. 6. Requires service unit or governance group approval 7. The service unit or operational or governance group will present the Hidden Heroine award to the recipient.

Please submit your list of approved nominations to the adultrecognition@girlscoutsgcnwi.org by the January 15 th deadline for inclusion in the recognition program book. Look for a form on our web page:

www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/recognition

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GSGCNWI Award Nomination Form Service Unit Level Awards

Name of Nominee: ____________________________________________________________________ Nominated for: Hidden Heroine Award □

New Found Treasure Award

Address of nominee: ___________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

Phone number of nominee: _______________________________________________________________ Daytime

Evening

E-mail address: ________________________________________________________________________ Please print

Current position(s) of nominee: ___________________________________________________________ Years in position: ______________ Nominee’s number of years in Girl Scouting (for information only; not used as a criterion for recognition):______________ unit_____________________________Gathering Place (if applicable) _____________________ Previous positions held by nominee: (indicate dates if known): Date _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Please give a detailed description of how the nominee has delivered service beyond the expectations of the position held. (May be continued on a separate sheet): ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________

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Specific audience(s) benefiting from service: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ List other background, community roles and services if relevant: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ These awards require a nomination plus one person who supports the nomination. 1.

Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual submitting nomination .________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

_________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

2. Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail of individual supporting this nomination. _________________________________________________________________________________ Name

Position

E-mail

_________________________________________________________________________________ Address

City/State

Zip code

________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone

Evening

Phone

Cell Phone

Signature of support: ______________________________________________________________________ Date

Please submit your list of approved nominations to the council by the January 15 th deadline for inclusion in the recognition program book.

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2013-14 Adult Recognition Manual