Thanks, Awards and Recognition

There are many ways to say thank you, and to acknowledge all that is done within guiding, including County, Region and National awards.

 

County Awards

These recognise and reward the work that our volunteers do which is over and beyond their roles in Girlguiding Hertfordshire.

Each nominee for a County Award should be proposed and seconded by members of Girlguiding Hertfordshire and approved by the appropriate commissioner, who must not be either the proposer or seconder and not related to any party.

Nomination forms are now available:

Nomination Form – Word

Nomination Form – PDF

Forms need to be received in the County Office by email or post by 31st October 2017. For more information about County Awards please contact Janice Hyde, Chair of the Awards Committee.

County Thanks Certificate

This certificate can be awarded to an adult who has been nominated by a Leader or their District, Division, or County, and who is recognised by the proposers as having given excellent service to Girlguiding Hertfordshire. The nominee, who need not be a member of Guiding, should demonstrate their support for the principles of Girlguiding.

County Good Service Certificate

This certificate is awarded to a Leader, Commissioner, or Adviser who has been nominated by a Leader or their District, Division, or County, and who is recognised by the proposers as having given excellent service to Girlguiding Hertfordshire. It can be awarded to an adult member, and is not automatically awarded to adults completing a term of office.

Whilst this award is not given to recognise service, it is anticipated that the majority of recipients will have been delivering great guiding experiences for a sustained period of time.

Hertfordshire Good Guiding Badge

This badge is awarded in recognition of continually delivering exceptionally ‘good guiding’ experiences to members of Girlguiding Hertfordshire. The nominees should demonstrate their enthusiasm and ability in providing ongoing quality and challenging experiences to their Unit, Section, District, Division or County in line with the Promise and Law and the 5 essentials.  This badge can be awarded to an Adult Member.

Whilst this award is not given to recognise service, it is anticipated that the majority of recipients will have been delivering great guiding experiences for a sustained period of time.

 

Girlguiding Anglia Awards

For more information about Anglia Awards and details on how to make a nomination visit the Anglia website.

Anglia Brooch & Certificate

This Girlguiding Anglia award is for exceptional quality of service given (not just length) and is for service within the Region, not to the Region.

It is awarded for:

(a)  Commitment and level of service that has been over and above ‘the call of duty’ in respect of one or more appointments/events within or to guiding, or The Trefoil Guild, or;

(b)  A notable display of mental or physical courage in pain or adversity or;

(c)   A notable display of bravery or;

(d)  A demonstration of initiative and devotion to duty (without risk to their own life).

It is suggested that a minimum of seven supporting letters are included with nominations.

Anglia Youth Award & Certificate

This can be awarded to a member of Girlguiding Anglia who is under the age of 18. It is made for:

(a)  Exceptional commitment and level of participation which has been over and above the ‘norm’ within a Unit, District, Division, County or in the Region, or

(b)  A notable display of mental or physical courage in pain or adversity or

(c)  A notable display of bravery or

(d)  An exceptional demonstration of initiative and adherence to the Guide Laws (without risk to their own life).

It is suggested that a minimum of five supporting letters are included with nominations.

Anglia Buddy Award

Recognising the work of girls and young women who act as Buddies to members with special needs within units and at events.

To nominate someone for the award they need to be aged 25 and under and a member of Girlguiding Anglia, and have worked as a Buddy to support a member or members with special needs for at least 25 hours. This must be on at least three separate occasions.

The nomination should be made by a unit Leader and, where possible, be supported by the young member(s) with whom they work.

Click here for more information and the Anglia Buddy Award nomination form.

 

Girlguiding Awards

There are many national awards that can be given to volunteers. These include:

– Thanks Badge

– Good Service Brooch

– Long Service Awards (awarded automatically)

Members can also be nominated for the following discretionary awards:

– The Guiding Star

– The Laurel Award

– The Silver Fish

– National Honours (e.g. MBE, OBE, CBE)

Click here for more information about Girlguiding awards.