Chair of the Girlguiding Anglia Awards Committee
On behalf of the Awards Committee, I would like to encourage all Girlguiding Anglia members to consider submitting nominations for fellow volunteers and young members who you feel deserve recognition and thanks for what they do in guiding.
Many local guiding areas, such as divisions and counties, also have their own awards, so do take time to consider the most appropriate award for the nominee and seek advice from your local commissioner or county awards representative.
The next Anglia Region Awards Committee meetings and corresponding submission deadlines are:
-4 December 2020 (deadline for nominations - 13 November 2020)
-July 2021 (deadline for nominations mid-June)
Discretionary awards available at the regional or national level must be submitted to the Anglia region awards committee. For awards, other than the Buddy Awards, these must be submitted via your county commissioner or county awards representative. Contact your local commissioner if you are unsure who this may be.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Sarah Eyles from Oxfordshire who was awarded the Anglia Brooch in October 2020 for outstanding service, enthusiasm and commitment to Girlguiding at county, regional and national levels.
Congratulations to Catherine Leigh from Norfolk who was awarded the Anglia Brooch in October 2020 for commitment and enthusiasm at all levels of Girlguiding.
Congratulations to Catherine Morrey from Norfolk who was awarded the Anglia Brooch in October 2020 for exceptional service to Girlguiding Norfolk in many roles, particularly in attention to detail and diligence in managing county finances.
Congratulations to Diane Card from Cambridgeshire West who was awarded the Laurel Award in September 2020 for using her vast experience of guiding to be able to inspire other leaders at home and abroad to develop their own expertise. She has been a much valued and admired trainer and team member in her county and region.
Congratulations to Nicola Day from Hertfordshire who was awarded the Anglia Brooch Award in October 2020 for working tirelessly across the county in many different roles, giving girls the opportunity to participate in quality events and experiences.
Congratulations to Perdita Squire from Hertfordshire who was awarded the Anglia Youth Award in October 2020 for outstanding commitment to Girlguiding.
Congratulations to Sue Thornton from Hertfordshire who was awarded the Anglia Brooch Award in October 2020 for her quick thinking, calmness and exceptional
First Aid skills providing CPR which resulted in a man’s life being saved.
Congratulations to Eve Eates from Norfolk who was awarded the Anglia Brooch in November 2020 for reliability, loyalty and versatility within Girlguiding.