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 using the link below, so we 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.  

Celebrating long service in Leatherhead

Celebrating our volunteers with long service awards for guiding in Leatherhead – from 5 years to an amazing 60 years!

Janet completes the Leadership qualification transition

A county good service award to Janet for her excellent work leading the transition from the old leadership qualification to the leadership development programme.

Search is on for Leith Hill

Search is on for a new Division Commissioner for Leith Hill after Kate Fowles finished her 5-year term.

Farewell to Dax

Leatherhead division commissioner, Dax, has relocated to Shropshire

Gold awards for Izzy and Bethan

Gold awards for Izzy and Bethan

Mary is our Champion!

We are absolutely thrilled to hear that Mary Zoeller has been recognised for her contribution to guiding in Surrey East and has been crowned a Coronation Champion.  Mary celebrated with her brownies - 1st Ewell Village (St Mary's) and has been invited to go to the...

Victoria achieves Gold

Victoria from 3rd Oxted & Limpsfield Guides has been awarded her Guides Gold Award. This is the Guides top award and requires Guides to complete all 6 theme awards. Victoria has worked incredibly hard to complete all the elements and is the first in Oxted District...

Val and Margaret receive awards at Faurefold

A double celebration for excellent service to Guiding

County Planning Day and Awards

Awards for Lorna, Sue and Beverly at County Planning Day

Young Guiding Hero Charlotte

Brownie from 7th Redhill Brownies has been awarded the Guiding Hero 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 30 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 sections:

  • Personal development challenge
  • Guiding challenge
  • Community action challenge
  • Lead the way challenge
  • Social experience challenge

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 Alex Lorenz, Queen’s Guide coordinator, to get started!