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Volunteer Recognition & Awards

April is Girl Scout Volunteer Appreciation Month! Do you know a volunteer who deserves some recognition? Consider nominating them for one of Girl Scouts of Alaska's Volunteer Awards! Check out the award descriptions and complete a nomination form today! All nominations due by April 20, 2022.

See the Volunteer Award descriptions here, then fill out the form below to nominate someone!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and while a month is hardly long enough to show our gratitude for all that you do, we want to show you 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.

Please join us for a celebration all month long in 2022:

Week of April 4th: Take some time for YOU! Relax with peaceful meditation, do yoga from the comfort of your home, or get up and dance to some Disney with the whole family (or just yourself, we don’t judge!). Finish the week off with a fun coloring page featuring our 2022 cookie mascot: the Koala!

Week of April 11th: Girls, this week is for you to show your volunteers appreciation! Nominate your favorite volunteers above for a chance to win a $20 Girl Scout Shop gift card and recognition. We are holding the drawing April 21st at our Community Open House (where there will be an activity for the girls to do for our volunteers as well!).

Some ideas to show your volunteers just how special they are:

  • Collect photos from your troop of your favorite Girl Scout moments and arrange them in a slideshow or poster board with the headline “Because of You…” and present it to your troop leader at your next meeting!
  • Surprise the troop leaders with a party at your next meeting and take turns sharing what you appreciate most about them.
  • Send us your favorite photos of you and your troop leaders to be included in a slide show played at our Open House!

April 21st: Join us for a community open house at the Girl Scouts of Alaska council office from 4:30-6pm. Meet the staff, tour our new building, network, and enjoy food, drinks, and fun! All members of our community are welcome to attend and we encourage girls to come. We have a fun project planned for the girls to do for the volunteers! We have a participation option for girls and adults outside the Anchorage area, too.

April 22nd is Girl Scout Leader’s Day. On this day we celebrate all things Leaders and give extra kudos to you. We are forever grateful for you and all that you do for the girls and community.

Week of April 25th: Volunteers keep an eye out on your mailbox and inbox for some fun surprises!

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