Awards & Recognition

Awards and recognition are an important part of guiding life and enable us to show thanks for the hard work of our volunteers and to recognise when members have gone above and beyond.

Carol Roberts

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.

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The next submission deadline is: 9am on Friday 24th June 2022

Discretionary awards available at the regional or national level must be submitted to the Anglia region awards committee via your chair of county awards or county commissioner. Download the relevant awards nomination form or contact the region for more information.

Available awards

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.

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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.

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Anglia Youth

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

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.

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.


The Laurel Award celebrates exceptional service. It is awarded to active members of Girlguiding who have made an outstanding contribution to guiding.

Silver Fish

The Silver Fish award recognises active members who have made an exceptional contribution across the breadth of Girlguiding.


Congratulations to:

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Lin Joyner

For consistently outstanding service within Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East and beyond, especially as a dedicated Brownie leader and well-respected trainer.

Ann Crome

The second-highest award from Girlguiding was presented to Ann in November 2021 for recognition of outstanding service to guiding.

Mary McLean

Presented with an Anglia Brooch as an unsung hero within Oxfordshire

Denise Parrott

Presented an Anglia Brooch for continuous outstanding service

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Eliza Wong

Presented for an amazing effort in supporting the Brain Tumour Charity.

Doreen Longhurst being presented her Anglia Brooch by Alison Tompkinson

Doreen Longhurst

Presented for dedication to Girlguiding within Essex South East and especially to Guidewoods.

Eilidh Macleod

"Eilidh is an inspirational girl, much admired by all her Guiding friends for her enthusiasm for Brownies despite facing a challenging illness. Her determination to attend and to work for her gold award is outstanding".

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Shirley Wardrop

Awarded the Anglia Brooch for outstanding commitment to Girlguiding, especially within Melbourn District-Cambridgeshire East, and supporting young women complete their Duke of Edinburgh awards.

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Julia Winstanley

Presented for exceptional quality of service given to Lincolnshire South and Anglia, including whilst as County Commissioner.

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Linda Carpenter-Coxon

Presented for commitment and an exceptional level of service to unit, division, county and especially Minsk guiding.