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Appreciation Pin

Appreciation Pin


The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This service, which has had measurable impact on at least one area of service, helps the council reach and surpasses its mission-delivery goals.

The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.

The service performed by the nominee is above and beyond the expectations for the position held, and has aided the council in surpassing its goals in implementing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in one area of service within the council’s jurisdiction. Areas of service are defined as Product Sales, Program Support, Volunteer Management, Recruitment, Fund Development etc. or geographically as Service Unit or Region. For more information on areas of service and council goals, download the full Recognitions Packet here.

The nominee actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior.


A nomination form is completed and submitted to the council’s recognition committee, along with supporting documentation indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. This award requires to letters of endorsement in addition to the nomination.The recognition committee reviews the nomination documentation, then approves or denies it. The recognition committee sends notification of the decision to the council’s board of directors for confirmation. 

Nominate or endorse an individual for an Appreciation Pin

Example of nominee

At an event, a Troop Leader noticed that the diversity of the girls did not match the diversity of the community. She talked with her council’s staff members and found that they had identified a potential for membership increase among the Hispanic communities in her area. She partnered with the service-delivery team to create and implement recruitment strategies to reach both girls and adults and new ways of work to support new members. As a result, Hispanic girl membership rose by 14 percent and adult membership by 15 percent last year. While those new members participated in series and camps, 78 percent of them participated in troops.