This award was established upon the retirement of Buck Harris, a former executive director of the Virginia Tidewater Girl Scout Council. Buck dedicated her life to providing the finest in camping and outdoor camping education programs, and her friends felt that this award would be an appropriate way to honor her. The Buck Harris fund was established with the understanding that the principal is never to be used, only the interest that is accrued.
The award is presented at the Annual Council Meeting each year and consists of a framed certificate and a certificate towards attending a GSCCC sponsored summer camp. One Girl Scout will be selected and honored in this manner. All other nominees will receive a nominee certificate.