GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence
GSUSA’s Volunteer of Excellence award replaced the Outstanding
Volunteer Award in 2013. It is awarded to an adult in a position other
than leader, or in addition to leader, whose outstanding service
benefits a troop or service unit. The service is beyond the
expectations of the position(s) held and contributes to GSHNJ’s
overall goals in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
directly to girls in one or more program pillar, promoting membership
retention and growth, community cultivation, volunteer relations,
leadership and governance, or fund development initiatives.
Candidate is an active, registered adult
member of GSHNJ in good standing who holds a position other
than troop leader and has not previously earned the Volunteer
of Excellence or Outstanding Volunteer awards.
Focus of Service
Benefits a troop, group, or service unit in a
capacity other than troop leader.
Impact of Service
Significant service above and beyond the
expectations of the position(s) held, with measurable
Length of Service
Service will usually have extended over a
period of two or more years.
Nominated by: anyone | Endorsements Required: two
Example of Possible Candidate: A service unit event coordinator
who has managed a successful town-wide World Thinking Day celebration,
roller skating recruitment event, and father/daughter dance three
years in a row. A Service Unit Nut and Cookie Manager who has
efficiently promoted, managed, and reported on at least two fall
product programs and two Girl Scout Cookie Programs.