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It’s so important that we recognise the amazing contribution that our members make to Girlguiding and our region – without them, guiding wouldn’t be possible!

There are many ways you can show your appreciation to other guiding members. See Girlguiding main page for ideas on thanking your volunteers for their regular contributions! Volunteers automatically receive long service awards for the years they’ve given guiding, beginning after they have been an active adult volunteer for five years, and at a local level you can award a ‘Thanks‘ or ‘Good Service‘ brooch.

If you feel someone has achieved something exceptional within guiding, you can recognise their contribution by nominating them for an award at a regional or national level. Girlguiding North East England offers two awards to recognise the achievements of those who have shown exceptional dedication to guiding: the Crown Award and the Chief Commissioner Award.

Outstanding members can also be nominated for national awards for their actions or contributions to guiding, please read more at each award’s linked page on the main Girlguiding website.

Guiding Star  – For members of Girlguiding, under 26, who have displayed exceptional courage, initiative or responsibility in a difficult situation.

Laurel Award – For active, adult members who have held roles at multiple levels and made a significant contribution to developing guiding for girls and adults.

Silver Fish – For active, adult members who have made an outstanding contribution to guiding at all levels, including an impact on international guiding.

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