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Thanks Badge


The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the whole of GSCV or the entire Girl Scout Movement.



  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefitted the whole of GSCV or the entire Girl Scout organization, and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.


A nomination packet is completed and submitted to GSCV’s Recognition Committee, along with supporting documentation indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. Four letters of endorsement from people other than the nominator must be submitted with the nomination.  The Recognition Committee reviews the nomination documentation, then approves or denies it. The Recognition Committee sends notification of the decision to GSCV’s Board of Directors for confirmation.

Example of nominee

A volunteer saw an opportunity to use Journeys to increase membership in one of the GSCV’s target markets through the camp pathway. She helped GSCV partner with local companies and groups to provide in-kind, financial, and volunteer support to build a Take-Action Tree House at each camp. She led a task group of girls to design and develop progressive programming, based on girl-led processes and Journey content, which culminated in take-action projects. The three-year project brought in 300 new Girl Scouts, a 5 percent overall increase in camp registrations the following year, 90 new volunteers, and new partnerships with 11 local organizations.

Submission Instructions and Deadline

Submit completed nomination packet to Volunteer Advancement no later than April 8, 2016.

Packets can be submitted by one of the following ways:

  • In Person/By Mail:    
    Attn: Volunteer Advancement
    Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
    4900 Augusta Avenue Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23230
  • By Fax:             (804) 340-2910
  • By E-Mail        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Notification and Presentation

The nominator will receive notification of approval or denial of award.  Shortly after notification to nominators, awardees will receive an invitation to the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Adult Award Ceremony,  where awards will be presented by the GSCV Board President and CEO.