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 meeting and the corresponding submission deadline is:
- 3 July 2021 - deadline for nominations is 11 June 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
New for 2021, we have produced a 'Big Thank You' certificate which can be used on its own or alongside the cloth thanks badge.
Designed for thanking members or non-members, whose positivity or work has recently supported others when it was needed most, log into your directory on GO to contact your county awards team or county administrator to be able to access this free certificate.
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.
Shirley Wardrop - Cambridgeshire East
Awarded the Anglia Brooch for outstanding commitment to Girlguiding, especially within Melbourn District, and supporting young women complete their Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Patricia Threadgold - Norfolk
Presented March 2021 for many years service to Catton District and Girlguiding Norfolk County including the role of County Leadership Qualification Coordinator.
Rachel Kemp - Essex South East
Presented in March 2021 for outstanding contribution to guiding in Essex South East and especially to Essex International Jamboree.
Hilda Hardy - Cambridgeshire East
Awarded the Anglia Brooch for outstanding service to Girlguiding for over 40 years and her ongoing dedication to the Jarmin Centre.
Maxine Jones - Essex North East
Presented January 2021, for exceptional service and commitment to Girlguiding Essex North East and Anglia Region.
Susan Groves - Norfolk
For outstanding service and dedication to Girlguiding Norfolk across many and varied roles at district, division and county level.
Congratulations on being awarded the Anglia Youth Award in March 2021, for excelling at following the Brownie Promise and Law, particularly in being helpful and understanding.
Congratulations to Andrea with the Laurel awarded for being a tireless worker, liked and admired by all the adults she works with and loved by her Brownies. Her integrity and calm manner are a huge asset in dealing with her guiding roles.
Judy Jones - Suffolk
An Anglia Brooch received for the many extra hours given to Girlguiding Suffolk especially to Stoke Ash. Also, the great support given to members in Colneis Division and the County.
Wendy Buckley - Buckinghamshire
Presented January 2021 for many years of support given to Girlguiding Buckinghamshire.
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.
Congratulations to Lisa Cook from Oxfordshire who was awarded the Anglia Brooch in December 2020 for service and commitment to Girlguiding.
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 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.