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Thanks and Recognition

There are volunteers in the North East England region who deserve to be acknowledged for their outstanding service to guiding. Do you know one of these volunteers? If so why not nominate them for a Guiding award?

Girlguiding has several ways of saying thank you to its thousands of volunteers. Volunteers automatically receive the service awards for the years of service they provide.  The first award is given after they have been a volunteer for five years.

For those volunteers who provide outstanding service nominations can be made by their peers for a regional or national guiding award.

At North East England we have the Crown award for young people, and the chief commissioner’s award for adults.

Nationally there is the Laurel and Silver Fish award for volunteers aged over 18 years.  For those who are aged 5- 26 years there is the Guiding Star award.

If you are not sure which award to nominate someone for you can first complete and submit the Proposed Award Application.  This will be reviewed by the region thanks and recognition group, who will contact you to discuss which if any awards would be relevant.

For details of the Crown and chief commissioner’s award go to this page.

For more information about National Girlguiding awards see the Thanks and Recognition page on the Girlguiding website.

Supporting information to help you put together an award nomination can be found here:



If you have any questions about region or National awards please contact the North East England region manager at the region office.

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