Girlguiding Lincolnshire South County Certificate for Bravery

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This Girlguiding Anglia award is for young members who have shown exceptional commitment to Girlguiding or made a notable difference to others through a variety of means.

The Anglia Youth Award and certificate can be awarded to a young person who is:

  • A member of Girlguiding Anglia,
  • Under the age of 18.

Award criteria

This Award is made for demonstration of at least one of the following elements:

  • Notable commitment and level of participation which has been over and above the ‘norm’ within a unit, district, division, county or in the region
  • A notable demonstration of initiative and adherence to the Guide Laws  
  • A notable difference to the lives of others through supporting a Charity or worthy cause, other than Girlguiding, over a number of years or through a ‘one off’ large event
  • A notable demonstration of speaking out or empowering others where they wouldn’t normally have a voice, to influence decision makers
  • A notable demonstration of how they have actively championed the rights of girls and/or young women

It is suggested that a minimum of five supporting letters are included with nominations. These should outline why the proposed recipient meets the requirements of the award outlined above.

All applications must be made without the knowledge of the nominee or their family.   

  • Applications may be made by any Leader, Commissioner or Chairman of Trefoil Guild (where appropriate). However, they must be forwarded to Girlguiding Anglia by the County Commissioner or Chair of County Awards Committee.
  • A minimum of five letters of support should be attached. These should outline why the proposed recipient meets the requirements of the award, outlined in the award criteria, guidance for supporting letters, if required, can be obtained from the Anglia region office.

Please see https://www.girlguiding-anglia.org.uk/resource/anglia-youth-award-nomination-form

Girlguiding Anglia Buddy Award (Individual)

Girlguiding Anglia would like to recognise the sometimes unnoticed work of girls and young women who act as Buddies within units and at events.  Their work enables our members with additional needs to experience the amazing opportunities offered within Guiding.

To nominate someone for the Girlguiding Anglia Buddy Award they need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 18 and under and a member of Girlguiding Anglia.
  • Have worked as a Buddy to support a member or members with additional needs for at least 25 hours.  This must usually be on at least three separate occasions. 

The nomination should be made by a Unit Leader and, where possible, supported in some way by the young member(s) or their representative e.g. parent of member being supported.

The award is a metal badge (pictured) and this should be presented along with the personalised certificate (provided by Region) at an appropriate occasion, to show the importance of the work carried out by the recipient.  A metal badge will also be given to the young member being supported by the Buddy.

If you would like someone to be considered for this award, please complete the attached form and return it to

Girlguiding Anglia either by email (please password protect sensitive information): awards@girlguiding-anglia.org.uk or by post: Paula Skelton, Girlguiding Anglia Office, 7 Great Hautbois Road, Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 7JN. Please note that all correspondence should be marked ‘Private and Confidential’ on the outside of the envelope.  Once received, the nomination will be put forward to the Anglia Region Awards Committee. Buddy Awards are also available for units with the nomination form available from the Girlguiding Anglia website  https://www.girlguiding-anglia.org.uk/resource/anglia-buddy-award-nomination-form

Girlguiding Anglia Buddy Award (whole units)

Girlguiding Anglia would like to recognise the units which contain girls and young women who regularly help and support members with additional needs in those units each week during their meetings.

Their support enables our members with additional needs to experience the amazing opportunities offered within Guiding and be included in unit activities.

To nominate a unit for the Girlguiding Anglia Buddy Award they need to meet the following criteria:

  • The unit must be within Girlguiding Anglia.
  • Recipients are 18 and under.
  • The unit must have supported a member or members with additional needs for at least 25 hours. This must be on at least three separate occasions.

The nomination should be made by a local commissioner/unit leader.

The award is a cloth badge for each member of the unit and this should be presented along with the personalised certificate (provided by Region) at an appropriate occasion, to show the importance of the work carried out by the unit.

If you would like a unit to be considered for this award, please complete the attached form and return it to Girlguiding Anglia either by email (please password protect sensitive information): awards@girlguiding-anglia.org.uk or by post: Paula Skelton, Girlguiding Anglia Office, 7 Great Hautbois Road, Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 7JN

Please note that all correspondence should be marked ‘Private and Confidential’ on the outside of the envelope. Once received, the nomination will be put forward to the Anglia Region Awards Committee.

Buddy Awards are also available for individuals (as above) with the nomination form available from the Girlguiding Anglia website https://www.girlguiding-anglia.org.uk/resource/anglia-buddy-award-nomination-form

The Guiding Star (National Award)

The Guiding Star is awarded to exceptional young members of Girlguiding. This is a national award for any active, exceptional young member of Girlguiding, up to her 19th birthday who meets the criteria.

The Guiding Star Award may be given for one or more of the following:

• Demonstrating great resilience

• Acting as an exceptional role model

• Showing initiative in response to an emergency situation

Evidence should be included of any significant contribution and impact on Guiding in the nominee’s area. If the award application is based on an incident or emergency situation, this must have occurred within the last six months.

Below are the guidelines for making an application.

An application must be:

• submitted without the knowledge of the nominee or their family

• accompanied by a fully completed awards application form

• accompanied by a copy of the member’s Guiding history report

• accompanied by letters of support from appropriate guiding and non-guiding people.

Unit leaders should write a letter reflecting on the nominees membership of her unit/contribution to her unit. In extenuating circumstances, an emergency application may be considered at short notice. Please apply to the Country/Region office. If the award needs to be process quickly, please contact the Country /Region Office who will contact the Chair of the Awards Committee via the National Office.

The application process: An application for this award may be initiated by any member of Girlguiding and the nomination needs to be discussed with the relevant commissioner. Completed applications for the Guiding Star award must be submitted to the relevant Country or Region Office for initial consideration and approval. Applications are then submitted to the Girlguiding Awards Committee for the final decision. The Girlguiding Awards committee usually meets twice a year, in Spring and Autumn.

If the Guiding Star Award is confirmed by the national Awards Committee, a statement will be prepared to sum up the reasons why this person was deserving of the nomination. This statement can be shared freely at the awards ceremony.

If the award is not confirmed, some information will be given as to the reason why this was unsuccessful and in some cases, suggestions will be made for resubmission indicating the element(s) which were not strong enough.

For more information and examples of girls who have received a Guiding Star, please visit the web site https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/running-your-unit/managing-your-team/awards-and-recognition/guiding-star-award/

For help and support to nominate someone you know, please contact Janette (awards@gglincssouth.org) who will be happy to help you. Janette has a wealth of awards committee experience across both County, Region and National level. She is able to help you thank the wonderful young members we are so lucky to have across our Girlguiding Lincolnshire South County.