In February 2018 two awards were presented to leaders at Newcastles AGM.
Cath Dixon was presented with the chief commissioners award for her enthusiasm to Guiding. Meggan Coleby Dixon received the first ever crown awards in the region The Crown Award may be awarded to any exceptional member of Girlguiding North East England between the ages of 5 and 26 who exemplifies the Guide laws in all aspects of their everyday life.
In 2017 Laurel award recipients were: Christine Shovlin, Sue Mackay, Fran Rabone and Alison Graydon. Chief Commissioner award to Thelma Brown. Congratulations and well done.