Awards & Recognition

Chair of the Girlguiding Anglia Awards Committee, Carol Roberts

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 or 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.

Awards Chair Carol Roberts stands in front of a door
a silhouette of a ballot box and a voters hand


Awards available at the regional or national level must be submitted to the Anglia Region Awards Committee. For awards other than the Buddy Award, these must be submitted via your county commissioner or county awards representative. Contact your local commissioner if you are unsure who this may be.

The Girlguiding Anglia Awards Committee meets twice per year when it's members consider each nomination against the award criteria.
The next meetings and corresponding submission deadlines are:
Saturday 15th June 2019. Deadline for nominations – Monday 20th May 2019.
January 2020. Deadline for nominations - Monday 16th December 2019.

Buddy Award nominations can be submitted directly to the Anglia region office at any time by emailing:

For nomination forms click on the award images below.

Celebrating individual achievements

Thanks Badge

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.

Good Service Badge

This brooch can be awarded by the Chief Guide, a Chief Commissioner or County Commissioner for good service to guiding.

Long Service Badge

Any adult member who volunteers regularly, irrespective of role, gender or age, is eligible for a Long Service Award.

Anglia region discretionary awards

The Anglia brooch with trefoil and ship on blue background

Anglia Brooch

The Anglia Brooch is awarded for commitment and level of service above 'the call of duty', notable display of courage, bravery or initiative.

Anglia youth award brooch with ship in the center

Anglia Youth Award

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.

Buddy and Unit Buddy Awards

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.

National discretionary awards

Guiding Star

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.

Laurel Award

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.

Silver Fish Award

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.