GSMH Service Unit 738 - Columbia, MO

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President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

Service Hours Spreadsheet for Troops - Click Here!


PVSA Year runs the same as the Girl Scout Year (October 1 - September 30) 

Be sure to enter your hours for 2016 by October 31, 2016 for the Service Unit to certify your hours. 


http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/


The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) 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. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period – or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.


Anyone over the age of 5 may earn a PVSA. Children under the age of 14 may create an online account to track their hours; however the account requires a parent's email for consent. If parents do not not want their child to have an account, that's fine. Just submit their total hours to Lora Brinkman and she will enter them. The advantage to having an account is that the child can track their hours from year to year to build hours toward their lifetime award. 


The following are the age groups:

·         Kids: Age 5-10

  •        Teens: Age 11-15

·         Young Adults: Individual Age 16-25

·         Adults: Individual Age 26 +


There are four levels of service awards. Each has its own separate required hours, based on the age group.

Age/Award
 Kids (ages 5-10)
 Teens
(ages 11-15)
 Young Adults (ages 16-25)
 Adults (ages 26+)
 Family or Group
Bronze
  26-49 hours
 50-74 hours
 100-174 hours
 100-249 hours
 200-499 hours
 Silver
  50-74 hours
 75-99 hours
 175-249 hours
 250-499 hours
500-999 hours
 Gold
  75+ hours
 100+ hours
 250+ hours
 500 + hours
 1000 + hours

The Bronze, Silver, and Gold are on an annual basis by calendar year. You can earn a Lifetime Volunteer Service Award after completing 4000+ hours of volunteer service over a lifetime.


For girls who do not have parental consent to set up an online account, a spreadsheet is available on the Service Unit website under Service Projects. Troop Leaders may track individual projects and turn in the year’s activities by October 31st of the next year for certification of volunteer hours served by girls to Lora Brinkman ([email protected]).


To set up an online account:

1.       Go to: http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

2.       Click "Get Involved" then select "Volunteers". There is a button on the page entitled "Register. 

3.       After your account is established, “Login”

4.       Click “Profile”, click "Edit" by Record of Service Key.

5.       Enter DWP-62402 for Key

6.       Click “Save” and our Service Unit information will appear once you click “Save”


To enter your hours:

1.       Go to: http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

2.       Click “Login”

3.       Enter your username and password to login.

4.       Click “My Service”

5.       Click “Add Activity” and complete the form.

Hours have to be certified before an award can be ordered.


Troops will be responsible for purchasing the awards given to the members of their troops. Prices are as follows and include prorated shipping & handling costs:


You can only choose ONE option per volunteer.


Complete packages include:Customized certificate, Choice of pin, medallion or coin, Letter from the President 

Option 1: Pin package - $8.50
Option 2:  Coin package - $10.25
Option 3:  Medallion package - $11.00


Certificate package includes: Customized certificate, Letter from the President

Option 4:  Cost: $7.50


Pin, Medallion, Coin Only:
Option 5:  Pin - $5.25
Option 6:  Coin - $6.75
Option 7:  Medallion - $7.50


Option 8:  LIFETIME Complete package includes: Customized certificate, Pin, Letter from the President

Cost: $9.75

                      

An order for awards will be placed once we have a minimum of 8 awards to order to cover shipping & handling costs.


If you want the Service Unit to certify your hours, you must have them entered by October 31 each year.