Thanks, Awards and Recognition
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.
*The nomination process for Awards presented in 2021 is now closed.
If you have any queries relating to the Awards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the Annual Awards ceremony being cancelled in March 2020 and being unable to reschedule in the Autumn, the 2020 awards have been presented virtually. We appreciate how sad it is to not be presented with an award publicly, but everyone appreciates the difficulty at this time. We hope to be able to hold a Garden Party at the Hertfordshire Guide Centre, Cottered in the Summer to celebrate all these many and varied achievements. Further information can be found here
Hertfordshire 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.
Hertfordshire 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 Girlguiding Anglia website
Anglia Brooch & Certificate – Link for nomination form here
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 five supporting letters are included with nominations.
Anglia Youth Award & Certificate – Link for nomination form here
This can be awarded to a member of Girlguiding Anglia who is under the age of 18. This Award is made for demonstration of at least one of the following elements: (a) A notable 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 demonstration of initiative and adherence to the Guide Laws or; (c) A notable difference to the lives of others through supporting a Charity or worthy cause, other than Girlguiding, over a number of years or through a ‘one off’ large event or; (d) A notable demonstration of speaking out or empowering others where they wouldn’t normally have a voice, to influence decision makers or; (e) A notable demonstration of how they have actively championed the rights of girls and/or young women. It is suggested that a minimum of five supporting letters are included with nominations.
Anglia Buddy Award – Link for nomination form here
Nominating an Individual:
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, supported in some way by the young member(s) with whom they work.
Nominating a Unit:
Recognising the units which contain girls and young women who regularly help and support members with special needs in those units each week during their meetings. To nominate a unit for the Girlguiding Anglia Buddy award they must be within Girlguiding Anglia and have supported 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 district, division or county commissioner or Chair of county awards Committee and, where possible, supported in some way by the young member(s) with whom they work.
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.