Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

We love to reward our volunteers who have shown excellent service to Girlguiding in Sussex West. There are many different ways this can be done.

Within our County, members can be nominated for the Silver Oak Leaf brooch via the Awards Committee or may be presented with the County Commissioners Thanks badge as a personal acknowledgement for service.

We also have a special team award – The Penny Hardwick Team Award that can be presented to a team who have achieved a special goal or provided a sustained outstanding range of Girlguiding opportunities. Click here for the criteria sheet and click here for nomination form.

Members can also be nominated for the Region Chief Commissioner’s award as well as a variety of national awards – the Good Service brooch, the Laurel award and the Silver Fish. For members aged up to their 26th birthday, a Guiding Star award may be presented for those who have shown exceptional courage or initiative. Applications must also go through the County Awards Committee. Please click here to view the Awards nomination form. 

Association Thanks badges can be presented to any member or non-member of Girlguiding after discussion with a leader or commissioner. To view the guidelines, click here. If you have been asked to write a letter of Support, click here.

Long Service awards are given for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years’ service and are based on the records found on GO. Any updates to your record must be sent to Awards of 20 years and over are often presented at the County Annual Review or locally if preferred.

To view our Awards, click here.

Click here to go to our Girlguiding Manual page. 

Click here to view information regarding the Chief Commissioner's Award