The Red Rose Award invokes the memory of the Red Rose Troop, the first Girl Scout troop in eastern Massachusetts and the third in the nation. This troop was started by Emma Hall and, in 1913, was the first nationally to welcome African American girls. This troop demonstrates that from the beginning of the Movement, eastern Massachusetts has been deeply committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity for all girls.
A volunteer who actively demonstrates exemplary commitment to the Girl Scout values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in one or more geographic areas.
- Is a registered and active Girl Scout adult member
- Makes significant contributions to increasing visibility of Girl Scout’s commitment to inclusion, strives to address and correct a significant need in the community, or positively increases Girl Scout’s membership diversity in one or more geographic areas
- Recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior
- Supports the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Nomination, Approval, and Award Process:
- Any Girl Scout or community member may nominate an adult member for this award
- This award may be awarded at time of merit, regardless of last formal council recognition
- Requires two nominations
- The GSEMA Board of Directors approves a nomination based on the recommendations of the Volunteer Recognition Committee