Every year, we recognize volunteers and organizations who go above and beyond through our council awards and recognitions. Theses awards honor our volunteers across the 41 counties in our council footprint for their outstanding service and contributions to our council, girls, and the entire Girl Scout Movement. These volunteers, along with so many others, serve as the mentors and role models needed to build girls of courage confidence and character.
This year, we kicked off Volunteer Appreciation Month on April 1 with our first ever Virtual Awards and Recognitions Event on Facebook Live. While we missed seeing our incredible volunteers in-person at our Annual Meeting Awards and Recognitions Luncheon as we usually do, we were excited to showcase them and their efforts virtually. Check out the recording if you missed it!
Nominations may be submitted by a volunteer’s peers, service unit team members, council staff, and even the girls themselves! The Adult Recognitions Task Group reviews all nominations and endorsements and selects each year’s award recipients from among the nominations received. When volunteers support girls on their quest to discover their passions and become their best selves, they plant hope for the future, and our award exemplify this.
See below for our 2021 Volunteer Award Recipients!
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a community partner (individual or group) or registered adult volunteer who has served for a minimum of two years and offered distinguished service to the area.
Distinguished Service Awards for Community Partners
- Good Shepherd, United Church of Christ, Wake 19
- Resurrection Lutheran Church, Wake 19
- St. Francis United Methodist Church, Wake 23
- Woodhaven Baptist Church, Wake 23
The GSUSA Appreciation Pin recognizes a registered adult volunteer who has delivered outstanding service to at least one area or program delivery audience. The recipients of the GSUSA Appreciation Pin for NC Coastal Pines in 2021 are:
The GSUSA Honor Pin recognizes outstanding service that is delivered to two or more areas or service units by a registered adult volunteer significantly above and beyond the expectations of the candidate’s position. The council GSUSA Honor Pin recipients for 2021 are:
The GSUSA Thanks Badge is the highest award presented to adults in Girl Scouts. It is presented only to those members who service benefits the entire council and is so significant that no other award is appropriate. The recipients for the GSUSA Thanks Badge for NC Coastal Pines in 2021 are:
The Leading the Way award recognizes a volunteer that has provided significant support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, who continuously and significantly services the council and exemplified the Girl Scout Promise and Law in their daily life and whose demonstration of loyalty to the Girl Scout Movement is undeniable. The council recipients of the Leading the Way award for 2021 are:
THANK YOU to our incredible honorees, those who nominated them, and our Adult Awards and Recognitions Committee who carefully reviewed each submission. You can learn more about the Adult Recognitions and Awards and the process for nominating and choosing our honorees each year on our Adult Recognitions and Awards page.
Join these incredible volunteers in making a difference in the lives of girls by signing up to volunteer today!