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Examples of Past Nominations

Check out the examples below of past nominations received for our amazing volunteers.

These have been provided as a reference to share with you that it takes just a few sentences to share with us the amazing efforts of your fellow volunteers.  We all know a special volunteer that deserves recognition.  

Submit a nomination today! Forms can be found here, listed by award.

 

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Volunteer of Excellence Award

Volunteer of Excellence Award

"It was an honor for us to nominate Teresa for the Volunteer of Excellence Award. Teresa played an active role as Irvine 2 Daisy Level Consultant on the SU Team. She participated and was a tremendous help with Fall Products Coordinator for 2014 for both service units irvine 1 and 2. She is organized and helpful. She took all the necessary steps in becoming imformed about product management and distribution, by attending Fall Product Manager training. She became knowledgeable of what the SU Team needed in order to have a smooth running operation."

Appreciation Pin

Appreciation Pin

"Laura has been an invaluable part of the RT 2 su team for the past 5 years. As a leader Laura led two troops for her two daughters. She was often recognized as the go to person for new leaders. Laura continued to be active of the su team, taking on various positions which gave her a well rounded knowledge of the council as a whole. Never one to shy away from additional responsibility, Laura is always the first one to say I will take on that position. Laura stepped up to be the event director for several large events during the service unit transition year. The service unit campout is a hit with leaders and girls. Laura modeled the campout after Cadette-O-Rama, this way the girls will have an understanding of the event and be eager to participate. Girls are given the opportunity to participate in competitive events while learning. During her tenure as service unit manager she implemented new ideas to bring on additional young team members to expand the volunteer base. Laura is current serving as the SU Registrar and the National Convention Delegate.

As the National Convention Delegate, Laura was instrumental in getting the information regarding the future of outdoor programming out to the general membership. Prior to going to the convention, Laura was constantly learning about her position as National Delegate so that she would be prepare to represent Girl Scouts of Orange County. Working closely with the service unit delegates, Laura coordinated a strategy cafe for the entire South area that was held on a Saturday morning. To ensure that the event would have a wide representation of members she promoted the event as a South County Service Units Idea Kick-Off. In addition, to facilitating the area wide strategy cafe, Laura also developed a questionnaire that was sent to the girls and parents so that they can also give input about the program. All of the information were then compiled and submitted to GSOC to present at the National Convention. Upon her return from the National Convention, Laura took time and effort to make presentation about her experience at the convention at service unit meetings. Laura is also acting as a mentor to the three new su coordinators. Her advice allows them to grow in their position and have foster greater confidence in their decision making."

Honor Pin

Honor Pin

"Ted is an extraordinary volunteer and leader. He spends all his free time volunteering and imparting his knowledge for others' benefit. He trains across geographic areas teaching multiple classes including: knots, lashing, compass, outdoor cooking, tent camping, first aid, swaps and so much more! No matter how busy his schedule is, he doesn't hesitate to help out any troop that asks. He is kind and giving of his time. He also takes troops on hiking and backpacking trips and doesn't require payment other than fees to pay for patches. Adults and Girl Scouts all benefit from his talent and knowledge. He provides excellent customer service with a smile. He makes every learning experience fun and interesting. We are so thankful to have him teach our girls outdoor skills and take our girls on hikes. We are work on our 3rd hike with Ted. He takes our troops to hikes in OC and LA county and he makes every excursion exciting. He also had volunteered his time teaching our girls knots, lashing, first aid and making survival bracelets and swaps.

Ted goes above and beyond my making himself available several times a month to teach all of the classes listed above and so much more. He devotes time after work to volunteer and serve Orange County and Los Angeles troops. On top of a full time job, he also manages multi-level troop so there is never a time that he's not volunteering. He actively participates in everything he volunteers for and is always present. He is engaged and engaging. He actively volunteers at the Japanese cultural events and is always finding ways to include others and share his knowledge and expertise. All his time outside of work is dedicated to Girl Scout activities. He attends camp, leads camps and us often helping troop at camps. He always makes you feel special and tended to. He bends over backwards and is so flexible work differ be troops' dynamics, challenges and schedules. And he has branded himself as the volunteer who makes unique swaps using recycle products. He always serves with a smile and gives so much more than what he gets on return but he is always happy and content. We are so fortunate to have him."

President's Award

"...The Rancho Trabuco 2 service Unit team is an outstanding volunteer group that continuously and successfully supports their local scouts and leaders year after year. The 15+ members who make up the 2014-2015 team roster represent 17 out of 42 troops (or 40%) of the troop population and also represent every scout level from Daisy to Ambassador to Alumnae. ...The RT2 team embodies each of the 15 National Outcomes. They not only mentor scouts and help them to develop positive values, promote cooperation and team building, and educate and inspire others to act, but they do the same with the adult volunteers. They encourage each and every scout and adult volunteer to be the best they can and be a sister to every Girl Scout! Each year RT2 does a fantastic job to put into place a full activity calendar with includes activities in each month. ...RT2 strives to keep GS traditions alive...the team also values new thoughts, new ideas and new ways of doing things...I hope these few examples do the RT2 team justice! i am so proud of each and every team member in Rancho Trabuco 2 and I whole-heartedly recommend them for the Girl Scouts of Orange County president's Award....RT2 team has one of the highest adult retention rates in the council."

Thanks Badge
Thanks Badge II
Good Guy Award

Good Guy Award

"When the Newport Dunes told council that we had 30 days to move our equipment out, I contacted Billy and asked if he could help. He didn't hesitate and found a place at the NAC to store our 20 sabots, 12 canoes, oars, paddles and 60 pfds. Not only that, but he has transported the gear we need both from NAC and council back to the Dunes for our ToGetHer Boating Day, AND loaned us 10 Stand Up Paddleboards to use. At no charge. He hasn't done it once, but EVERY time since we had to move the boats. He and his team have repaired our sabots at no charge, transported them back and forth from council and given boat support and guidance to me as the chair of TGHB. Billy doesn't say "no", he says "I bet I could figure out a way to do that"! He believes we're all in it together to put on the best aquatic program we can for our kids. Due to his efforts, the NAC is an approved vendor for Girl Scouts of Orange County. I am so grateful for his support of the TGHB program and his eternal spirit of optimism and forward thinking.

How much time has the nominee donated to Girl Scouts? Over the years, maybe 30 hands on, and more for planning time."

Opening Doors Award

Opening Doors Award

Although the school is not a title 1 school, it is in the center of a very rough neighborhood. It lies, right next door to a public park and community center. This area has an extremely high population of homeless adults and some girls living in the park in tents. Over 60% of the girls that attend this school are ESL learners. Over 95% of the population is on a free lunch program. our regular Girl Scout program would not work as many parents are unfamiliar as to how Girl Scouts works in the US. However, once they see what the program can accomplish, they usually do sign their daughters up for Girl Scouts. Sumiko was sent from Girl Scout heaven, she came to our Comadres program through our CEO Nancy Nygren. As soon as she heard of our program, the decision was made that she wanted to help as a troop leader to underserved girls. She has been an excellent multi-level troop 3225 leader at ponderosa Elementary school to wonderful and appreciative girls that otherwise would not have had the experience of Girl Scouting in their lives. She made sure all of her girls had their uniforms and has taken them on fun trips. She accepted the Treasurer position at the service unit committee level and had served as delegate for two years. As other leaders of our Comadres North have stated "Can I have a Sumiko for my troop?" She is a role model not only for her girls but also for our volunteers. we truly appreciate all of her commitment and love she has for our Comadres Program.