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Volunteer Recognition & Awards

April is Girl Scout Volunteer Appreciation Month! Do you know a volunteer who deserves some recognition? Send a thank you e-card to the volunteer in your life, or tune in for the six volunteer gift basket drawings happening throughout the month.

Looking for a way to thank the volunteer in your life?

Send them an e-card with a personalized message! Just select your card below to get started.

If your Girl Scout would like to write an appreciation card to her Girl Scout volunteers, choose from these cards. She can fill it in and give it directly to her favorite volunteers. Maybe the troop cookie parent was super helpful or one of the troop co-leaders made your Girl Scout feel confident enough to try something new. These fill-in cards will help your Girl Scout say thank you!

While a month is hardly long enough to show our gratitude for all that you do, we want to show our volunteers that we see, recognize, and appreciate you. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Girl Scouts. We could not offer the programs we do without our wonderful volunteers. Thank you for lending your energy, talent, and time to the girls.

2023 Volunteer Appreciation Schedule:

  • All Month: Send your favorite volunteer a thank you e-card, above
  • April 6: Thank you basket drawing #1 (live at the Anchorage Open House event)
  • April 10: Thank you basket drawing #2 (via Facebook post)
  • April 14: Thank you basket drawing #3 (via Facebook post)
  • April 20: Thank you basket drawing #4 (via Facebook post)
  • April 27: Thank you basket drawing #5 (via Facebook post)
  • May 1: Thank you basket drawing #6 (via Facebook post)
    • Comment your favorite volunteer's name on our April 30th Volunteer Appreciation Month Facebook post and they will be entered an extra time into the drawing for the final basket!        
Basket 1: Campfire S'mores

Basket includes:

  • Fire pit
  • Camp chairs
  • Roasting sticks
  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate
  • Marshmallows
  • Nutella
Basket 2: Pancake Basket

Basket includes:

  • Pioneer Woman bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Pancake flipper
  • Tea towels
  • Heart-shaped pancake rings
  • Pancake batter mix
  • Syrup
  • Coffee/Tea
Basket 3: Self Care

Basket includes:

  • Weighted blanket
  • Essential oil diffuser
  • Essential oils
  • Weighted hot/cold pad
  • Rope basket
  • Hot water kettle
  • Mug
  • Tea
Basket 4: Family Game Night

Basket includes:

  • Popcorn maker
  • Chess/ Checkers/Backgammon
  • Playing cards
  • Scrabble
  • Sorry
  • Clue
  • Popcorn flavoring
  • Popcorn
Basket 5: Outdoor Fun

Basket includes:

  • Folding wagon
  • Cooler/picnic bag
  • Lawn "darts"
  • Ladder toss
  • Frisbees
Basket 6: Backyard Oasis

Basket includes:

  • Double camping chair
  • Solar string lights
  • Girl Scout blanket
  • Thermacells
  • Insulated tumblers
  • Afterbite

GSUSA Awards

GSAK relies on a network of 1,500 dedicated volunteers to lead troops, chaperone events, coach LEGO robotics teams, and lead Women of Science & Technology Day workshops – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

We recognize our talented volunteers’ dedication and commitment and believe it is important to honor exemplary service and commitment to Girl Scouts of Alaska and Alaska’s girls, which is why we accept award nominations at any time.

Awards are presented each year at the Adult Learning Summit, Service Unit Meetings, and/or other appropriate venues.


Congratulations to our 2019 Adult Award recipients: 

  • Volunteer of Excellence:

    Lori Atuk

    ALenita Danner

    Deanna Ferrell

    Oneida Orletta Freeman

    Andrea Gilb

    Becka Lopez

    Camilla Malchoff

    Shaw McDonald

    Becky Myers

    Rosemary Pilatti

    Daniela Valenote

    Colleen Viator

    Christa Wallace

    Kristi Willing

  • Appreciation Pin:

    Becky Antoune

    Beth Heller

    Cindy Smith

    Gwenn Repta

    Jane Von Birgelen

    Jacquelyn Lukasik

    Kimberly Vaughan

    Laura Haase

    Lisa Dudgeon

    Melissa Arrowood

    Melissa Jones

    Shawna Ragan

    Wanda Doxtater

  • Thanks Badge:

    Barb Knaak

    Chris Kelliher

    Kim Ballard

    Linda Mattes-Golding

    Mary Graber

    Sarah Martin


    Thanks Badge II:

    Joy Kutz

    Ola Williams


    50 Year Pin: 

    Judy Weimer





Congratulations to our 2017 Adult Award recipients: 

  • Volunteer of Excellence:

    Janice Baber

    Paola Banchero

    Laura Fenoseff

    Felicia Hanna

    Shewan Jackson

    Joy Kutz

    Ciindy Littell

    Nicole Mercer

    Vanda Randolph

    Samia Savell

  • Thanks Badge: 

    Amber Barnaby


    Honor Pin:

    Mary Graber

    Barbara Knaak


    Appreciation Pin:

    Jennifer Lanz


Congratulations to our 2016 Adult Award recipients: 

  • Appreciation Pin               

    Kelly Green
    Kristin Summers
    Rebecca Lopez
    Carrie Justice
    Evangelina Chandler
    Jennifer Faulkner
    Buffy Gurney
    Erika Bjornstad
    Paige Moore

    Mary Graber
    Kim Ballard
    Barb Knaak
    Chris Kelliher
    Stephanie Davenport
    Amy Arsenault

  • Volunteer of Excellence                

    Patricia Purcell
    Ashlee Howard

    Thanks Badge   

    Amber Barnaby
    Dawna Chase
    Lisa Hampton
    Jasmine Dirkes
    Melissa Jones