Awards & Recognition

Girlguiding awards recognise members for meritorious conduct, outstanding and excellent service and long service.

There are a number of national awards for which our members can be nominated, including the Thanks Badge and Good Service Brooch.

THANKS BADGE

Given to members and non-members of Girlguiding as a sign of appreciation for their support.
Any member may present a Thanks badge after discussion with a leader or commissioner.

 

GOOD SERVICE BADGE

This brooch can be awarded by the Chief Guide, a Chief Commissioner or County Commissioner for good service to guiding.

 

LONG SERVICE BADGE

Any adult member who volunteers regularly, irrespective of role, gender or age, is eligible for a Long Service Award.

 

GUIDING STAR

An award for any member up to her 26th birthday, who has displayed exceptional courage or who has shown great initiative or responsibility during an incident.

 

LAUREL

The Laurel Award celebrates exceptional service for members who have made a significant impact and contribution to both girls and adults and are respected by their guiding peers in making a significant difference in guiding.

 

SILVER FISH

Only a small number of these awards are granted and applications should reflect the nominee’s outstanding service, which must be of an exceptionally high standard.

 

ANGLIA BROOCH

The Anglia Brooch is awarded for commitment and level of service above ‘the call of duty’, notable display of courage, bravery or initiative.

 

ANGLIA YOUTH

For members under the age of 18 who have shown notable commitment or participation, made a notable difference to others, have empowered or influenced or demonstrated championing of the rights of young women.

 

BUDDY AND UNIT BUDDY

This recognises young women in guiding who act as buddies, supporting their peers with additional needs within units, at events or on camps and holidays.

 

THE OXFORDSHIRE LOZENGE       

May be awarded to members and non-members of Girlguiding Oxfordshire aged 5 years and upwards.

May be awarded for contributions to Girlguiding Oxfordshire

May be awarded for a one off event or for steady and reliable service over a number of years.

May be awarded for something special

May be awarded for continuing support over many years.

May be awarded for bravery or courage

Guiding Hero Award

Heroes can be of any age. They can be members or friends of Girlguiding. Reasons to give the Girlguiding Hero certificate are as wide as your imagination!

 

NOMINATIONS

Discretionary awards available at the regional or national level must be submitted to the Anglia region awards committee via your chair of county awards or county commissioner.  For those wishing to nominate volunteers for an award contact the committee by email for more information: awards@oxfordshiregirlguiding.org.uk

Nomination form can be found here: Oxfordshire Award Form.

Nomination form for Anglia Big Thank You Certificate can be found here: Region-Big-Thank-You.

 

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