Service Unit Awards
Service Unit Awards are approved and presented at the Service Unit level. Each Service Unit selects a system for nominating and approving candidates for recognition in the Service Unit. Most Service Units ask for nominations from membership, then a Service Unit Recognition Committee reviews and selects the final recipients. The Service Unit Director (or designee) order the awards through the Volunteer Services Department.
DEADLINE TO ORDER: Service Unit orders must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the Service Unit Recognition Event for processing.
All GSCTX Service Unit Award Recipients Must:
1. Be an adult member registered with Girl Scouts of the USA and is a volunteer.
2. Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
3. Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants Service Unit recognition.
Service Unit Green-But-Growing Award
This GSCTX award recognizes a volunteer during their first year for service beyond the expectations for the position held, which benefits the Service Unit and warrants recognition.
Service Unit Star Award
This GSCTX award recognizes a volunteer for performing a specific task that is of benefit to the Service Unit.
Service Unit Outstanding Partners Award
This GSCTX award recognizes volunteers that work as a team to provide service to the Service Unit that goes beyond the expectations for the positions held to the extent that warrants recognition at the Service Unit level.
Service Unit Extra Mile Award
This GSCTX award recognizes volunteers who consistently provide an outstanding program for the girls and go “the extra mile”.
Service Unit Outstanding Leader Award
This GSCTX award recognizes outstanding troop leadership qualities in the delivery of Girl Scout program to girls. The candidate has completed appropriate training and her/his performance as a leader is so outstanding in nature that it merits recognition within the Service Unit. This award is given only once to a volunteer in recognition of their outstanding leadership. One letter of endorsement from members of the troop, families or girls, must accompany the nomination form.
Service Unit Outstanding Volunteer Award
This GSCTX award recognizes a volunteer for outstanding service other than troop/group leadership beyond the expectations for the position held, that benefits the Service Unit and warrants recognition. This award is given only once to a volunteer in recognition of their outstanding efforts. One letter of endorsement must accompany the nomination form.
GSUSA Years of Service Pins & Number Guards
Years of Service Pins are available at five-year intervals beginning with five years. They recognize adults for years of active volunteer service to Girl Scouting (not including girl years). Numeral Guards are also available at five-year intervals beginning with five years. The numeral guard recognizes total years of registered membership, both girl and adult years.
For Membership Numeral Guards and 5-Years of Service Pins, the volunteer or the Service Unit Director may purchase or order pins through the Girl Scouts of Central Texas Retail Shops. These pins can be presented at a service unit level.
NOTE: Volunteer Years of Service Pins (10 years and over) are Council-level awards which must be approved by the Council Recognition Committee and are presented at the annual Council Recognition event. (See Council Recognition on the GSCTX website)