Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month! This April we are going to circle back to Years of Service and Tenure pins. These are an easy and meaningful way to show volunteer appreciation. The greatest gift a person can give you is their time. The least we can do is formally thank one another and recognize each volunteer’s hard work and dedication. The Years of Service and Tenure Pins do just that – thank people for the years they have given to the Girl Scouts.
Tenure and Years of Service pins are given to recognize volunteers for the time they have been registered Girl Scout members – given in 5-year increments. Tenure pins are given for the total years a person has a Girl Scout, including youth and adult years. Years of Service pins recognize the number of years a person has been a Girl Scout volunteer. For example, Janelle was a Girl Scout for 10 years as a child and has been a troop co-leader for the past five years. Janelle would wear a 15 year Tenure pin and a 5 Years of Service Pin.
Did you know GSWNY will give you a FREE pin for 15 years for Tenure, and 10 Years of Service? You just have to submit and complete the form for each award! The nomination process for Years of Service and Tenure pins is so simple! You can request a pin for yourself or for a fellow volunteer in your Service Unit through our easy Survey Monkey form. You can also mail or email in a pin request by downloading a paper form, located on the Adult Recognition page of our website.
Council acknowledges Awardees with more than 20 Years of Service and/or Tenure in print and with numeral guard at the Annual Recognition Event. All others years of commitment should be recognized within the Service Unit. Submit your Years of Service and Tenure pin requests ASAP so you receive them in time to give them out at a year-end Service Unit Adult Appreciation event. For more information about these pins and all other GSWNY adult awards, please read our Adult Awards and Recognitions Quick Guide or check out our Adult Recognition web page. Reach out to a member of the GSWNY Volunteer Experience team for more information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again, and Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month!