Volunteers are the hearts and hands of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting.

The Western Hemisphere Region was proud to launch the Regional Recognitions program in 2022. Our Region is committed to celebrating adult volunteers for their commitment, service, and exceptional contributions. The nomination period for 2023 will be open from 6 June 2023 - 30 June 2023.

Award Descriptions and Purposes

  • Sapphire Award - To recognize the work of changemakers addressing the root causes of issues
  • Growth Award - To recognize MOs with 10% membership growth in 1 year
  • Impact Award - To recognize an individual/team who has centred youth under 18 and/or young women ages 18-30.
  • Keeper of the Flame Award - To recognize an individual/team who has demonstrated exceptional Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting spirit and enthusiasm, or shown service to the community.
  • Commissioners Award - To recognize outstanding Commissioners on the district/state/national level.
  • Western Hemisphere Excellence Award - To recognize outstanding contributions to the entire Region.

Nominations can be submitted here

Awards Symbols

Regional Awards - English

Regional Awards - Spanish



Impact Award

Event Team: Leaders For A Better World

Jimena Paternoster (Argentina)

Maria José Gallardo Pérez (Chile)

Katherine Hann (USA)

Karen Salas (Venezuela)

Emi Cadario (Argentina)

Impact Award

Sheliza Ismail (Canada)

Keeper of the Flame

Margaret Burke (Barbados)

Commissioners Award

Robyn McDonald & Jill Zelmanovits (Canada)

Western Hemisphere Excellence Award

Team: Translation & Interpretation

Pi Lemus (México)

Bárbara Muñoz Madariaga (Chile)

Fer Cerda (México)

Lola Pinto (México)

Helen Bogantes (Costa Rica)

Rosanne Armstrong (México)

Laura Marmelejo Requiz (Venezuela)

Western Hemisphere Excellence Award

Cindy-Ann Alexander (Grenada)

If you are interested in volunteering with us, there may be an opportunity for you! Please contact membership@wagggs.org

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