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Adult Achievement Awards

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England partners with 2,600 trained, dedicated and wonderful adult volunteers who share their time and talent with the girls in our council.

Of course, a smile, a verbal “thank you” or a quick note are terrific ways to let your leader or service team member know you care. But there are also many formal ways to recognize an adult volunteer's achievements.

Awards given out at the Annual Meeting are:

  • Appreciation Pin: Outstanding service that benefits one or more service units and contributes to council goals
  • Honor Pin: Outstanding service that benefits two or more service units, etc.
  • Thanks Badge: Truly outstanding service that benefits the entire council or the GS organization as a whole. Service is so signficant that no other award would be appropriate.
  • Kit Hammett Award: Service exceeds the expectations for the positions held and benefits one or more service units within the council jurisdiction and contributes to the council's goals and objectives.
  • Mira Hoffman Award: Awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the work of the council and exemplifies the finest spirit of Girl Scouting.

Click here to see our council's most updated listing of adult achievement awards (updated: Feb 2015).

Click here for any forms (applications, sample Letters of Endorsement, etc) you may need to nominate somebody for an award.

If you have any questions, contact Jill Olson-Crowley at

Volunteer of Excellence

This award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding pin imageservice while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the national program portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council's mission delivery to girl and adult members.
Click here to read more and for an application.



Volunteer Years of Service

GSRI Girl Scout VolunteerBe Recognized for Your Years in Girl Scouts!

The Volunteer Years of Service Pin recognizes an adult member registered with GSUSA for her/his years of active volunteer service in 5-year increments. Volunteers with 15 years and more of active volunteer service will be recognized at the annual meeting in May. Any volunteer with 5 or 10 years of active service will be recognized in the individual’s community.

Eligible volunteers need to fill out a Volunteer Years of Service Pin Application Form.

Milestones of Membership

In recognition of your total number of membership years, you can purchase membership numeral guards from the Girl Scout Shop. The numerals show the number of years (not necessarily continuous or consecutive) of registered membership, both as a girl and an adult, in any GSRI Recognition AwardGirl Scout/Girl Guide organization. Numeral guards are attached to your official Girl Scout membership pin. Numeral guards are available in increments of 5 years. Members with 50+ years will be recognized at the annual meeting in May.

For more information, download the Milestones of Membership Form.

2014 Recognitions

Congratulations to these individuals who were honored at the 2014 Annual Meeting at The Quonset 'O' Club in North Kingstown, RI on May 1, 2014:

Appreciation Pin

Linda Arruda East Providence
Patricia Borgia Bristol/Warren
Norma Malachowski Warwick
Bethany Mascena Tracy Warwick
Laura Masterson Bristol/Warren
Jennifer McCabe Newport/Middletown
Melissa Paquin Attleboro


Honor Pin

Monica Boss Chariho
Kim Michalik Yankee B


Thanks Badge

Kathryn L. Gann, PhD Providence
Karen King North Kingstown/Jamestown


Kit hammet Pin

Mirrah Feliciano Providence
Donna Houde North Providence
Elizabeth O'Rourke Providence


Mira Hoffman Award

Ginger Lallo East Greenwich


Volunteer Years of Service

Arlene Harnett Somerset 35 Years
Carole Ann Young Pawtucket 35 Years
Robert Young Pawtucket 30 Years
Debbie Barandiaran Portsmouth 15 Years
Renee Cardinal Somerset 15 Years
Nina Dash Providence 15 Years
Christine Stevens North Kingstown 15 Years


Milestones of Membership

Joan Breen Providence 70 Years
Alice Furtado Pawtucket 50 Years
Virginia Moss-Newhall Middletown 50 Years



Contact Jill Olson-Crowley at 401.331.4500 x 1415 or at 800.331.0149 x 1415 or at