Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2019 & 2020 Volunteers of Excellence

 The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council's mission delivery to girl and adult members. 

The following leaders were awarded the Volunteer of Excellence Pin at the Leader's Gala in 2019. 

Watch this space for 2020 awardees!
Nominate someone here

  • Kelle Hohl
  • Maria McDaniel
  • Dawn Nici
  • Teresa Dempsey


Adult Awards

It's that time of year when we honor all of our fantastic volunteers and give special recognition to those that have gone over and beyond to give their girls a fantastic experience and to contribute to the neighborhood. We need your help to point out those volunteers that deserve this special recognition. 

Neighborhood Awards (due March 25th)

The Volunteer of Excellence Award is given to a volunteer within a service unit who has contributed outstanding service while directly partnering with girls in support of the Girl Scout Mission.  To nominate a volunteer, please follow this link. Previous recipients are not eligible. Please feel free to email Diana and ask her if your candidate has already received this award.

There are some new volunteer awards available this year.  If you are interested in nominating someone for one of these awards, please email Diana.

The Outdoor Pathfinder Award recognizes volunteers who make outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts possible and provided creative, recreational, and educational outdoor opportunities for girls. Service can go beyond a troop experience to make the outdoor experience available to a wide number of girls. GSACPC will provide this pin at no expense to the Service Team.

The Innovator Award Recognizes a volunteer who brought the Girl Scout program to her/his service unit in the most creative or innovative way. 

The Rising Star Award is for an outstanding NEW troop leader  and recognizes a volunteer during their first three years, for service beyond the expectations for the position, or recognizes volunteers who have volunteered a minimum of 6 months to maximum of 36 months who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway.

The Standing Ovation Award recognizes a product program volunteer (Fall or Cookie) who has gone above and beyond the expected product sales duties and given service of exceptional benefit which warrants recognition. 

The Sustained Service Award recognizes continued outstanding service for 3 years after receiving the Volunteer of Excellence Award. Contact Diana to find out if your nominee is eligible for this award.

The Go-Get-Her Award recognizes a volunteer who has put significant effort and creativity into finding and recruiting more girls into Girl Scouts. 

Council Recognitions

Nominations and endorsements need to be completed and turned in by September 1

Appreciation Pin
 - This is given to a volunteer for outstanding service in at least one geographic area, neighborhood, or program delivery audience. 

Honor Pin
 - This pin is given to a volunteer for outstanding service in two geographic areas or program delivery audiences. 

For information about all available recognitions, please visit this page:

Saturday, January 4, 2020

January Leader's Meeting Agenda

Our leader's meeting will be at either 10 am or 7 pm on January 13th at the Boys and Girls Club located at 10515 E Lakeview Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  The evening meeting will be followed by our usual outing to Goldies, starting at about 8:15 pm. 

All volunteers are welcome and we ask that at least one leader from each troop attend. This is the single, best way you can enrich your troop's experience in Girl Scouts and make your job as a volunteer easier.



Elves and the Shoemaker (Diana/Kelle)


January 10, Cookie Rally (2010/2256/4727)

February 23, 1:30 to 4:30, Thinking Day (2256/4727)
February 29-March 1, Camp B.A.S.I.C. at Usury Park (2010)

Cupcake Wars, Juniors-Ambassadors (Troop 83)
March 28, Powderpuff Derby 

April 6, Leader's Gala
April 17-19Spring Encampment at Camp Maripai (2010)
April 25, Annual Meeting
April 26, Mother's Day Tea, (2469/Ashlye)

May 6, Older Girl Recognitions and Celebration (2256/4727)

June 22-26, Day Camp: Time Traveler