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G.I.R.L. Awards


The Badgerland G.I.R.L. Awards recognize volunteers who exemplify one of the G.I.R.L. leadership qualities: go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader. These volunteers abide by the Girl Scout Promise and Law, encourage the G.I.R.L. in each of our members, and show progression as a leader. They can be involved at any level of volunteering, from parent helpers to Service Unit Leadership Team members.

Volunteers can be nominated for more than one award, however, can only be awarded one letter per year. Volunteers, over time, can strive to collect all four!

How Honorees Will Be Recognized
One Go-getter, one Innovator, one Risk-taker and one Leader will be recognized at the Badgerland On My Honor celebration June 24, 2021.

Nominations must be submitted by May 10, 2021

View the Awards Nomination info packet

The Go-Getter Award

This volunteer is bold, honest, and determined to have her troop succeed. Goal oriented and ambitious, she lets nothing stand in her way.

Recipient Criteria:
A recipient of the Go-Getter Award has grit. She or he is bold, honest and goal orientated. They let nothing stand in their way as they pursue leadership positions and perseveres through challenges.

Examples of a Candidate:

  • A troop cookie coordinator who went above and beyond this year for your troop.
  • Ensuring you had the best cookie booths, getting the families excited and engaged in the sale, and helping the girls to reach their goals.
  • A volunteer who raised her hand to plan a Girl Scout community event.
  • A troop co-leader who encourages and empowers their Junior girls to take on and achieve a standout Bronze Award project.
The Innovator Award

Thinking outside the box is her specialty, so she’s always looking for a creative way for her troop to take action. She’s innovative and loves a challenge. She definitely knows how to get things done.

Recipient Criteria:
A recipient of the Innovator Award has bright ideas. She or he uses creativity to imagine and implement solutions. An innovator brings new ideas that benefit a troop or service unit or provides a “spark” to enhance activities or events. She or he definitely knows how to get things done.

Examples of a Candidate:

  • A volunteer who found a way for the girls to share their love of Girl Scout games (i.e., Ga-ga Pit) with the rest of their town.
  • A volunteer who makes big things happen with limited resources.
  • A troop co-leader who extends the girls learning beyond the Journey curricula and creates new ways for the girls to develop their skills and achieve their goals.
The Risk-Taker Award

Courageous and strong, this volunteer is always ready to try new things and embrace the unfamiliar. She’s ready to step up and break the mold if that’s what it takes.

Recipient Criteria:
A recipient of the Risk-Taker Award is courageous, strong and ready to try new things and embrace the unfamiliar. They step outside of their comfort zone to provide the best experience for the girls.

Examples of a Candidate:

  • A volunteer who climbed the rock wall right alongside the girls even though they are afraid of heights.
  • A troop co-leader who has led their troop on a national or international trip.
The Leader Award

She’s confident, responsible, and committed to changing the world for the better. She is happiest when others join her in taking the lead.

Recipient Criteria:
A recipient of the Leader Award is confident, responsible and listens to options and feelings different from their own. They handle conflict with compassion and clear communication. This volunteer works hard to bring positive change to the world and builds team spirit while bringing people together.

Examples of a Candidate:

  • A troop co-leader who provides ongoing conflict resolution support within the troop or service unit.
  • A volunteer to steps up to lead a troop when the current leadership changes to ensure the girls can continue their adventure in their troop.
  • A volunteer who agrees to be the approved outdoor trained volunteer for their troop and offers suggestions on how to the troop outdoors on a regular basis.