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GSCTX Council awards and descriptions

Council Green-But-Growing Award
Council Star Award
Council Daisy Award
Council Owl Award
The Council Guider Award
Linda Pelton Facilitator Award
Pat Dugan Award
Council Outstanding Partners Award
Council Labor of Love 
 

COUNCIL GREEN-BUT-GROWING AWARD

This GSCTX award recognizes a volunteer during their first year for service beyond the expectations for the position held, benefiting at least one area of the council and warranting recognition. One (1) nomination form is required. 

Criteria for Selection:
• Is an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer.
• Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
• Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants council recognition.
•Contribute significantly to meeting the Council's goals and objectives.
•Candidate is in their first year of service on a council level.
•The service performed benefits at least one area of the council. The exception would be a Service Unit Director doing an exceptional job in their first year of leading a service unit. (Increasing membership, communication, training, etc.)

Possible candidates for the Council Green-But-Growing Award include:
•Council event or program volunteer doing an outstanding job in their first year of service.
•Council facilitator conducting an exceptional number of trainings in the first year and/or contributing to curriculum development.

Submit a nomination form.

COUNCIL STAR AWARD

The GSCTX Council Star Award recognizes a volunteer for performing a specific task that is of benefit to the council. One (1) nomination form is required.

Criteria for Selection:
•Is an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer.
•Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
•Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants council recognition.
•The service performed is of benefit to the council.

Possible candidates for the Council Star Award include:
•Volunteer who serves on a council sponsored event committee.
•Volunteer who has assisted employed staff in completing assigned tasks

Submit a nomination form.

COUNCIL DAISY AWARD

The Daisy Award recognizes volunteers who have previously received the Service Unit Outstanding Leader Award and continue to provide exceptional troop or group leadership in the delivery of the Girl Scout program. Their performance as a leader is so outstanding that it merits recognition at the council level. One (1) nomination form must accompany two (2) letters of endorsement from members of the troop, from family members or from girls.

Criteria for Selection:
• Is an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer.
• Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
• Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants council recognition.
•Contribute significantly to meeting the Council's goals and objectives.
•The candidate is a troop or group leader or assistant troop or group leader.
•The candidate's leadership skills are outstanding in the delivery of Girl Scout program to the girls.
•The candidate's communication skills are outstanding.
•The candidate's membership skills are outstanding.
•The candidate has previously received the Service Unit Outstanding Leader Award.

Possible candidates for the Council Daisy Award include:
•A leader who has consistently retained a large number of troop members.
•A leader who consistently supports the girls in her troop or group, exhibits outstanding communication skills and regularly offers high quality Girl Scout program to the girls.

Submit a nomination form or letter of endorsement.

COUNCIL OWL AWARD

The Owl Award recognizes a volunteer facilitator for service beyond the expectations for the position held, which benefits the council and warrants recognition. One (1) nomination form must accompany one (1) letter of endorsement.

Criteria for Selection:
•Is an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer.
•Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
•Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants council recognition.
•Contribute significantly to meeting the Council's goals and objectives.
•Candidate is a Council facilitator who leads Council certification classes.

Possible candidates for the Council Owl Award include:
•Volunteer facilitator who consistently conducts an exceptional number of training classes for certification.
•Volunteer facilitator who assists with curriculum development.

Submit a nomination form or letter of endorsement.

THE COUNCIL GUIDER AWARD

The Council Guider Award recognizes a volunteer facilitator, who has previously received the Council Owl Award, for continuing service that benefits the council and warrants recognition. One (1) nomination form must accompany two (2) letters of endorsement.

Criteria for Selection:
•Be an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer
•Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
•Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants council recognition.
•Contribute significantly to meeting the Council's goals and objectives.
•Candidate is a Council facilitator who leads Council certification classes.
•Service performed is of benefit to the entire council.
•Candidate has previously received the Owl Award.

Possible candidates for The Council Guider Award include:
•Council volunteer committee chair or Council committee member who serves on Council training committee in an exemplary role.
•Council facilitator who consistently trains other facilitators.

Submit a nomination form or letter of endorsement.

LINDA PELTON FACILITATOR AWARD

This GSCTX award recognizes a volunteer facilitator who has consistently exceeded expectations as a Council Facilitator and has previously received both the Council Owl and Council Guider Awards. One (1) nomination form must accompany two (2) letters of endorsement.

Criteria for Selection:
•Be an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer.
•Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
•Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants council recognition.
•Contribute significantly to meeting the Council's goals and objectives.
•Candidate is a Council facilitator who leads Council certification classes.
•Candidate is a past recipient of the Council Owl and the Council Guider Awards.

Possible candidates for the Linda Pelton Facilitator Award include:
•Council facilitator who goes beyond expectations for the position and demonstrates a commitment to adult education in Girl Scouting.
•Council facilitator who consistently trains other facilitators and is involved in the administration of the Training Program.

Submit a nomination form or letter of endorsement.

PAT DUGAN AWARD

The GSCTX Pat Dugan Award recognizes a Product Program Sales volunteer (Fall Product or Cookies) who has gone above and beyond the expected product sales duties and given service of exceptional benefit which warrants recognition. One (1) nomination form must accompany one (1) letter of endorsement.

Criteria for Selection:
•Be an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer.
•Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
•Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants council recognition.
•Contribute significantly to meeting the Council's goals and objectives.
•Has been instrumental in assisting with Product Program development to sustain or grow the Product Sales Program within the Council, Region or Service Unit(s).

Possible candidates for the Pat Dugan Award include:
•Council Product Sales volunteer who goes beyond expectations for position held and assists with Product Program development within her Region, benefitting several Service Units.
•A Council Product Sales volunteer who conducts an exceptional number of trainings for girls and/or adult volunteers.
•A Council Product Sales volunteer who has worked steadily to educate the troop leaders in her Service Unit about Council Product sales, resulting in an increase in the number of troops selling Program Products over the previous year's numbers.

Submit a nomination form or letter of endorsement.

COUNCIL OUTSTANDING PARTNERS AWARD

This GSCTX award recognizes volunteers who work as a team to provide outstanding service to the Council that goes beyond the expectations for the positions held to the extent that warrants recognition at the Council level. One (1) nomination form must accompany one (1) letter of endorsement for each candidate nominated and endorsements must state both candidates' teamwork qualities.

Criteria for Selection:
•Be an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer.
•Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
•Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants Council recognition.
•Contribute significantly to meeting the Council's goals and objectives.
•Through their teamwork the candidates perform an outstanding service to the Council.

Possible candidates for the Council Outstanding Partners Award include:
•Two volunteers that work on a Council level committee and exceed expectations for position held.
•Two volunteers who work as a team during planning and/or carrying out of Council sponsored events and exceed expectations for position held.
•A husband and wife who do extensive work on a Girl Scout house, camp or Service Center, including on-going maintenance and exceed expectations.

Submit a nomination form or letter of endorsement.

COUNCIL LABOR OF LOVE

This GSCTX award recognizes a volunteer for service performed requiring physical labor, technical skills or manual skills that benefits the Council and warrants recognition. One (1) nomination form must accompany two (2) letters of endorsement stating the project or service completed by the candidate.

Criteria for Selection:
•Be an adult member registered with GSUSA and is a volunteer.
•Be trained for the position held or have equivalent experience.
•Perform service beyond the expectations for the position held to the extent that warrants Council recognition.
•Contribute significantly to meeting the Council's goals and objectives.
•Candidate performed a service for the Council requiring physical labor, technical skills or manual skills that resulted in completion of a project or service that benefited the Council.

Possible candidates for the Council Labor of Love Award include:
•Candidate who performed extensive work on a camp facility or other GSCTX property which benefited the Council.
•Candidate who used their technical skills to plan and/or implement a science or engineering program or project which benefited the Council.

Submit a nomination form or letter of endorsement.