Who can be a nominator: Any Girl Scout volunteer, parent,
community member or staff person. The nominator can also complete one
of the required endorsement questionnaires.
Who can be an endorser: Any Girl Scout volunteer, parent,
community member or the nominator. Staff and family members cannot
complete an endorsement questionnaire for the nominee.
Time in which service was performed: Nominators and Endorsers
can recognize a nominee’s volunteer service/work through April of the
current membership year. Some awards ask for details from
the past and current membership year, while other awards may ask about
work over the last three to five years. Please reference the award
descriptions for criteria.
The Forms: All forms are in a fillable, PDF format. To ensure
typed information is not lost, please follow these steps:
1) Click the form you want to complete
2) Download the form to
3) Save the form to your computer and open the
form from the saved location. (i.e. Desktop)
4) Complete the
5) Re-save the form to your computer. You may receive a
message to replace the existing document with the same name. Click
“yes” to replace the existing document with the one you just completed.
1. Review the award descriptions and criteria to determine the
appropriate award for the individual.
2. Read and complete the appropriate nomination form. The Volunteer
Experience Department will answer any questions.
3. Read and complete the appropriate endorsement questionnaire. Each
endorser should read the endorsement questionnaire carefully and give
clear examples of how the nominee fulfills the criteria.
Descriptions of each award are located in the Recognition & Awards
section of the Girl Scouts – Diamonds website.
The nominator may also complete one of the required endorsement questionnaires.
4. The nominator is responsible for collecting and reviewing all
information to ensure that the nomination form and the required number
of endorsement questionnaires document how the nominee meets the award
criteria. Make sure the packet is complete.
It is the sole responsibility of the person completing the
nomination form to make sure all documentation is included in the
5. Submit the complete nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org
by the April 15 deadline. The complete nomination packet must be
received no later than April 15 of each membership year. Online
submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm on April 15.
GSUSA and Council awards are presented at the Diamonds Awards,
usually in late July. This includes Numeral Guards and Volunteer Years
of Service pins. The date and registration information will be
announced on the Girl Scouts – Diamonds website and publications in
the months leading up to the event.
Recognition Cover Sheet and Nomination Form
Recognition Endorsement Questionnaire
Guard & Volunteer Years of Service Submission Form