Nominate a special adult in your Service Unit for a Service Unit
Award to be presented at the Service Unit Recognition Ceremony held
annually by individual Service Units.
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:
- Be an adult member registered with Girl Scouts of the USA and
is a volunteer.
- Be trained for the position held or have
- 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)