Recognitions & Appreciation

Rachel Horak, August's Volunteer of the Month
Rachel Horak, August's Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month

We are proud to highlight Rachel Horak as August's Volunteer of the Month.

Donita Lockridge nominated Rachel saying her character and selfless leadership, are some of the things that have earned her the August Volunteer of the Month title!

"Three years ago, Rachel’s daughter’s Troop Lead moved away, but in a pinch, Rachel took on the responsibility of leading 25+ girls.

Rachel has consistently volunteered her time with the local day camps and has participated in the Twilight Badge Series.

She’s stepped up to fill the role of Cookie Manager and spent a Saturday at the Service Unit Training Event, to sharpen her skills for the girls.

Rachel is also focused on engaging parents in more activities as well as promotion of parents taking on roles within the troop."

We would like to thank Rachel for all of her contributions to the Girl Scout Movement!

 


Leader Appreciation

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Appreciate Your Troop Leader By...
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Encouraging Emails
Send your volunteers a heartfelt email thanking them for all they do for the girls during the year. Don’t forget to attach some wacky pictures of you two!

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Snail Mail
Everyone loves getting a handwritten note in the mail. Early in the week, write a fun letter to your volunteers and mail them using the good old fashioned mailbox. Be sure to use some colorful pens and stickers to jazz it up!

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Emoji Excitement
One day during the week, send your volunteer a happy text. Feel free to add in your favorite emojis to summarize your appreciation. I mean, a smiley face with jazz hands?! Who wouldn’t love that?

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Tag, You’re it!
Post a cute picture or pic collage to social media. Hit up all the best sites (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) so your volunteer is bombarded with love! Be sure to tag @GirlScoutsATL so we can repost!

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Sing Like a Canary
Leave a sweet voicemail for your volunteer. Maybe create your own rendition of “for (s)he’s a jolly good fellow!” 

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But First, Coffee!
Invite your special volunteer out for a quick coffee break. Or, if schedules are tight, buy her favorite frappe-cappa-mocha-whatever and drop it by her house or office.

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Sweet Little Something
Bake some cookies or cupcakes and bring them to your volunteer. If you have a troop meeting this week, you might want to double the batch...Girl Scouts love cookies!

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Welcome Home!
Nothing brings a smile to your face after a long day than a colorful balloon tied to your mailbox. Spread cheer by tying a balloon in your volunteer’s favorite color to her mailbox while she’s away.

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And a Five, Six, Seven, Eight...
If you have a troop meeting this week, ask your girls to perform a sweet poem, song, or dance for your leader. What about a little “make new friends, but keep the old” ended with a big “thank you!!”

Personalized-eCard

Design an eCard
Celebrate your favorite Girl Scout volunteers by sending them a personalized eCard.

SMORE Patch
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SMORE Patch

Earn your SMORE Patch (Sharing Moments Of Recognition Everyday) by completing the Discover, Connect, Take Action steps and present at your troop meeting.

S'More Patch Brochure for Daisies and Brownies
S'More Patch Brochure for Juniors and Cadettes
S'More Patch Brochure for Seniors and Ambassadors


Adult Awards
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Adult Awards

Who do you know who has gone above and beyond as a volunteer?

Who truly shows what it means to be a Girl Scout?

Who makes a difference in the lives of girls, makes volunteering easier for adults, and makes the Girl Scout Movement shine?

Show them how much they mean by nominating them for an Adult Award.

  • Anyone can nominate – girls, adults, volunteers, community members
  • Anyone can be nominated – any friend to Girl Scouts can be recognized!

Nomination Deadlines
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Nomination deadlines are:

  • February 15 for spring presentations
  • September 15 for fall presentations

Learn more about adult awards

Request a Numeral Guard