Girlguiding Recognition

Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of members and recognised volunteers.  Girlguiding has a number of awards which may be presented in recognition of length of service, commendable conduct or outstanding and excellent service.

If you think someone in our County deserves an award, please get in touch with Charlotte, the County Awards Coordinator, who can help you with the application which needs to be supported by the County Commissioner before they are submitted.

Local Awards

These are awarded by the County team.

  • Thanks Badge
  • Long Service Award
  • Good Service Award
  • Silver Lion Award

National Discretionary Awards

Our Award Winners

We are very proud of all our volunteers and particularly those who receive an awards.  Congratulations to them all for what they have done to deserve the award.  Thank you too to the people who took the time to nominate them. 

You will also see that there are some special awards for girls.  

Chief Commissioner Award for Mary Zoeller

Celebrating Mary’s enthusiasm for Guiding, her community and the positive impact she has on those around her.

Kate and Angela receive County Good Service Award

Kate Fowles and Angela Hammond were awarded the County Good Service brooch at the First Response training held at Faurefold

Guiding Hero Esme

Esme from 1st Lingfield receives Guiding Hero award for her amazing fundraising

Jennifer receives the Chief Commissioner’s Award

Our former County Commissioner, Jennifer Sibley awarded the Chief Commissioner’s Award

Silver Lion Award

The Silver Lion Award is exclusively for current active members of Girlguiding Surrey East to recognise excellent/outstanding service within our County.  This may be across a single or wide section of guiding either in their local area or across the county.

It is normally presented by the County Commissioner or her representative.

Queen’s Guide Award

If you’re aged 16 to 25 and want to work on the highest award in Girlguiding the Queen’s Guide Award is for you!  It takes 3 years and is definitely a challenge, but there is lots of support available.

The Queen’s Guide Award has five elements:

  • Service in guiding
  • Personal skill development
  • Exploration or expedition
  • Community action
  • Residential experience

You can achieve your Queen’s Guide Award alongside your Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award as long as you satisfy the requirements for both Awards.

Find out more on the Girlguiding website, then when you’re ready, contact Jennifer Sibley the Queen’s Guide Coordinator to get started!