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.
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.
This brooch can be awarded by the Chief Guide, a Chief Commissioner or County Commissioner for good service to guiding.
Any adult member who volunteers regularly, irrespective of role, gender or age, is eligible for a Long Service Award.
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.
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.
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.
The Anglia Brooch is awarded for commitment and level of service above ‘the call of duty’, notable display of courage, bravery or initiative.
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.
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
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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