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Honor Pin

Honor Pin


The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

Criteria 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 on two or more areas 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 detail on council goals and service areas, please download the full Recognitions Packet.

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 3 letters of endorsement in addition to the nomnination. 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 the Honor Pin

Example of Nominee

A Facilitator realized that although the council created online courses and resources about the GSLE, at volunteer meetings she heard comments indicating that many volunteers still were hesitant to use Journeys to deliver the GSLE to girls. She worked with the Volunteer Management department to develop a GSLE Coach role, which would support all direct-service volunteers as they implemented what they learned in the courses and put Journeys into action. This role was piloted in four service-delivery teams where, after the first year, Journey sales increased by 30 percent; girls shared the impact of 14 new take-action projects via the council’s Web site; and the volunteer-satisfaction scores increased by 12 percent.