The Girl Scouts of Cranford would like to promote the following awards to encourage best practices in scouting. As a Girl Scout troop volunteer, you will inspire girls to follow their passion and make a difference in their community. At the same time the troop and its members can qualify for various awards.





SUPER TROOP: The Girl Scouts of Cranford Super Troop Award Program is designed to promote membership and retention in Girl Scouting and to encourage leaders, families and girls to work in partnership to achieve well-balanced program activities, leadership opportunities, and community service. Find out more here!





PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE AWARDS : The Girl Scouts of Cranford is now a certifying agency for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens, or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States, through presidential recognition to live a life of service. This is exactly what Girl Scouts is about! Interested? Find out more here!





DISTINGUISHED GIRL SCOUT SERVICE AWARD: This award has been established to honor Ambassador Girl Scouts in the Girl Scouts of Cranford Service Unit for their dedication to Girl Scouting. In order for an Ambassador to be eligible for this award you must meet all requirements during your high school years. See flyer for requirements.


GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE Awards: We know you want to do good things for the world. Help the people who need it most. Protect animals that can't speak for themselves. Treat the environment with the respect it deserves. We know you have great ideas, ones that make a lasting difference. And that you're more than ready to work hard to put those ideas into motion. Girl Scouting's highest awards—the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards—are your chance to make a lasting difference in your community . . . and in the larger world. And start changing the world today!






PATCH OBJCTIVE: To promote awareness of the negative impact of underage/illegal drug and alcohol use; encourage positive role modeling and behaviors that prevent underage drinking/drug use and to provide ways to learn good decision making skills to be make responsible choices regarding alcohol and drugs. The patch requirements are level specific. View the Municipal Alliance Patch flyer for details.







The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 335 (479 South Avenue East in Cranford) will be nominating a Girl or Boy Scout in the National VFW's Scout of the Year Program. The deadline for receipt of an entry form at the Cranford Post is March 1, 2019. Reference the Scout of the Year program flyer for details along with the Rules and Eligibility.





Adult Awards for Advisers/Leaders, Parents, and SU Team support


GSHNJ VOLUNTEER RECOGNITIONS: Please take the time to nominate an exceptional volunteer within your troop, service team or within your GSHNJ community. It is encouraged that you forward this information to everyone on your team, including leaders, girls and their families. For a summary of the 2019 Volunteer Award Process, please visit https://www.gshnj.org/en/for-volunteers/volunteer-recognition.html for Recognition Program details – and start working on your nominations today!! Nomination packets are due by June 2018.