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Recognize a volunteer or community member/organization who has made a significant impact in girls' lives with an award.

Award nominations may be submitted at any time.  Nominations submitted by the first Monday in April deadline will be awarded at our annual Ceremony of Honor during the month of May.

Volunteer Awards

In order for an individual to be considered for a volunteer award three unique nominations from three different people must be submitted to council using the form below.




Troop Awards

The Honor Troop serves as a guide for troops to ensure a well-rounded year of Girl Scouting.  Use this as a tool to lead your troop successfully and ensure girls are exposed to diverse girl-led leadership opportunities.

Service Unit Awards

The President's Award serves as a guide for Service Units to ensure a well-rounded year of Girl Scouting.  It recognizes the efforts of a Service Unit moving its assigned area toward the achievement of our council goals.

Community Awards

Community Thank You Award recognizes any community member or organization that has provided a one-time or episodic service to Girl Scouts.

Community Partner Award recognizes any community member or organization that has provided superior contributions to Girl Scouting over an extended period of time.

Membership Numeral Guards & Volunteer Years of Service Pin

The MEMBERSHIP NUMERAL GUARD recognizes any Girl Scout member for his or her years of membership in 5 year intervals.  Years may include combined girl and adult membership years.  Years do not have to be continuous or consecutive. 

The VOLUNTEER YEARS OF SERVICE PIN recognizes volunteers in Girl Scouting for their active volunteerism in 5 year intervals.

These pins are offered freely to any deserving adult member or volunteer within our council compliments of Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. 


The President's Volunteer Service Award

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest is proud to be a certifying organization of the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.  

Register as a volunteer with PVSA and start logging your volunteer hours.  Make sure to use DVK-3532 as your Record of Service (ROS) Key.


Informal Ways to Thank Volunteers

Giving and receiving recognition is an important component of any volunteer experience. A card from the girls, a handmade gift, an e-mail message or a surprise party are informal ways to say “thank you” to adults in Girl Scouts.


View All Adult Awards in Girl Scouting on one page.

CONGRATULATIONS to all our past GSDSW Adult Award Recipients.

Not sure how to wear your awards? Click here to see an example of an adult Girl Scout uniform.

Questions?  Contact Volunteer Experience at 1-800-895-7390 x 218 or