At Girlguiding Leicestershire we want to thank all our volunteers for their contribution to guiding - it's an important way to make sure people stay with us.
Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of members and recognised volunteers in your team. You can use an award to recognise:
- Commendable conduct
- Outstanding and excellent service
- Long service
If you know of someone whose contribution/achievement could be recognised in one of the ways described below, please contact your local Commissioner, or the County Awards Adviser via firstname.lastname@example.org or Girlguiding Leicestershire County office, for advice.
Girlguiding Leicestershire Awards
This is awarded by the County Commissioner to any member of the Association who has given outstanding service to the County – often in more than one capacity.
County Appreciation Brooch
Division Commissioners can apply for this local award for adult Leaders who have given exceptional service in a unit, which can be at a sectional, District or Division level. Please contact County office for an application form, which asks for a brief explanation as to why the brooch should be awarded.
Girlguiding Midlands Awards
Midlands Region Award
An award given to active adult members of Girlguiding Midlands
The nominee should have given exceptional service,
commitment or inspirational volunteering at county or region level
The nominee should have made an impact within their county and/or region
The nominee should be highly respected by their guiding peers.
Please note this award is not presented for length of service
The Chief Commissioner’s Award
Awarded to a member of Girlguiding Midlands who has given outstanding service at a local level.
Do you know someone who has given outstanding service at a local level? Someone who has made a real impact to guiding locally? Then please nominate them for a Chief Commissioner's Award.
Any person can nominate a member of Girlguiding Midlands for this award; however application forms must be signed by the local commissioner and the county commissioner. 'Whilst it is possible for volunteers to nominate family members for this award, we encourage them to ensure the nomination is made by another volunteer from the unit of district/division. Where there is not possible please consult your division or county commissioner.
Forms may be obtained from County Commissioners, County Awards Adviser, or downloaded from the Region Web site. A special event at which the awards are presented by the Midland Region Chief Commissioner takes place annually. Nominations must be selected by the County Awards committee or by the County Commissioner in the absence of a committee.
The County Awards Adviser normally invites nominations for this award in the Spring, but nominations may be made throughout the year.
For more information see http://www.girlguiding-midlands.org.uk/resource-detail.php?ID=27
Midlands Merit Award
An award given to active members of Girlguiding Midlands
The Midlands Merit Award may be given to any active member who has shown great initiative and responsibility either at an incident or in some other commendable way or to any member under the age of 30 who continues their guiding activities whilst displaying a positive attitude despite experiencing a long-term medical condition or coping with exceptional circumstances
Girlguiding UK Awards/ UK National Honours
Information about these awards is here: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/running-your-unit/managing-your-team/awards-and-recognition/