Awards & Recognition

Guidelines for Nomination for an award should be: 

  • submitted without the knowledge of the person being nominated or their family
  • accompanied by a fully completed Awards Form which should be emailed to the County Awards Co-Ordinator awards@girlguidingcheshireborder.org.uk along with any requested letters of support.
  • The County Awards Co-Ordinator will help with awards nominations and gathering letters of support as required.
  • For Region or higher awards the County Awards Co-Ordinator will check all documents before submitting them to the Region Awards Committee. The Region Awards Committee meet twice a year.

Thanks badge

The Thanks badge can be either a brooch or lapel pin given to members and non-members of Girlguiding as a sign of appreciation for their support

Good service brooch

This brooch may be given to an adult member of Girlguiding or a branch association for excellent service to guiding.

Long service awards

Any adult member who volunteers regularly, irrespective of role, gender or age, is eligible for a Long Service award. Service is counted from the date someone becomes a member, aged 16 or over, and actively carries out a role for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years. Years of service don’t have to be consecutive.

The Region Chief Commissioner’s Award

The region chief commissioner’s award is for members of Girlguiding North West England who have displayed enthusiasm, abilities or qualities that make her stand out as an Ambassador for the Region. This could be her work towards a specific event, the impact she has had on her unit, district, division or county, or the impact she has had on a specific girl. Please see the criteria for more information.

Download The Region Chief Commissioner’s Award Criteria

The Region President’s Award

The region president’s award is for our young members, who have gone the extra mile to help others and has had a positive impact in their community and beyond. Please see the criteria for more information.

Download The Region President’s Award Criteria

The Guiding Star Award

This award may be given to any member of Girlguiding (up to their 26th birthday) who has displayed exceptional courage, or who has shown great initiative or responsibility at an incident.

Download The Guiding Star Award Criteria

The Laurel Award

The Laurel Award is a Girlguiding award given in recognition of outstanding service to guiding. This award may be given to an active adult member of Girlguiding or one of the Branch Associations.

Download The Laurel Award Criteria

The Silver Fish Award

The Silver Fish is Girlguiding’s highest award. It is given in recognition of outstanding and distinguished service and an exceptional contribution to a wide section of Girlguiding, including international guiding either in the United Kingdom or abroad. This award may be given to an active adult member of Girlguiding or one of the Branch Associations.

Download The Silver Fish Award Criteria

National Honours

National Honours (including CBE, OBE and MBE) are awarded in recognition of exceptional merit and service to the nation. Nominations for National Honours can be made for, or include, outstanding services to guiding.

Download The National Honours’ Application Forms

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