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Awards & Recognitions

Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas appreciates our volunteers and feel they all deserve to be recognized for their contributions. This can be accomplished through appreciations and awards. The Volunteer Service Hour Awards submission deadline is February 15. The Adult Recognition Awards submission deadline is April 15. 

Appreciation is an ongoing, daily process for all volunteers. Showing appreciation for one another is one way to show respect, to relate to each other’s strengths and to build mutual commitment for Girl Scouting. Check out 50 Awesome Appreciation Ideas

Awards are given for outstanding contributions that have made a significant impact on girls. You many nominate outstanding volunteers in your community. The Diamonds Council hosts an annual recognitions program to recognize council award recipients. It is held at the Girl Scouts Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference in July.

Who Should be Recognized?

  • Leaders/advisors, co-leaders/advisors, assistant leaders/advisors
  • Troop committee members
  • Supportive and involved parents
  • Group coordinators
  • Sponsors
  • Service team members
  • Special service adults
  • Civic leaders
  • Community organizations
  • Members of the council’s board of directors

Keep track of your volunteer history and achievements with this handy Adult Volunteer Service Record. Make sure to save a copy for yourself, and give a copy to your Service Unit Recognitions Coordinator or Service Unit Director. Updates should be made annually.

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New Adult Recognitions coming soon!

Volunteer Service Hour Awards

Did you know that the Arkansas Governor and the President want to recognize you for your volunteer hours? Girl Scouts – Diamonds wants to help you receive this recognition. We offer two volunteer service hour awards: The Arkansas Governor’s Volunteer Excellence Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Each award is based off a calendar year, January through December. The submission deadline for the volunteer service hour awards is February 15 of each year. 

Arkansas Governor's Volunteer Excellence Submission Form

President's Volunteer Service Award Directions

Adult Recognition Awards
How to Submit a Council Award Nomination

How to Submit a Council Award Nomination

1. Reference the Adult Recognitions Guide or the Adult Recognition Descriptions to select the award that fits the nominee best.

2. Complete the Nomination Form.

3. Have the required number of endorsers complete an Endorsement Questionnaire. 

4. Complete the Nomination Cover Sheet.

5. Submit your complete Nomination Packet by April 15.

How to submit your completed Nomination Packet:
By email: recognitions@girlscoutsdiamonds.org
By mail: Attn: Recognitions
            11311 Arcade Drive, Suite 102
            Little Rock, AR 72212

Nomination packet must be received by April 15, regardless of submission method.