We love seeing our members recognised with national and regional awards for their outstanding commitment and achievements. The awards listed below are discretionary, meaning fellow volunteers nominate the recipient and their guiding colleagues write citations in support. We have provided summaries of these so please take a look to hear the wonderful things people had to say. Well done and thank you to all – we are blessed to have you in Girlguiding!
To find out more about nominating people for discretionary awards please see our thanks and recognition page!
Alison Gordon, Silver Fish
Alison is a Leader and Trainer from Newcastle and our former Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding North East England. In 2020 she was presented with the Silver Fish, Girlguiding’s highest volunteer award, which is given to a very small number of people in recognition of distinguished service to all areas of guiding. Read the citations!
Hilary Cooper, Silver Fish
Hilary is a Leader and Trainer from North Tyneside and held the role of Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding North East England from 2009-2014. In March 2021 she was presented with the Silver Fish, in recognition of her distinguished service to all areas of guiding. Read the citations!
Diane Farrer, Laurel Award
Di is a Leader, Trainer and County Commissioner for Durham South. Read the citations!
Bronia Trynka-Watson, Laurel Award
Bronia is a Leader and Trainer from East Yorkshire. Read the citations!
Judi Edwards, Laurel Award
Judi is a Leader and Mentor from North Yorkshire West. Read the citations!
Sally Jackson, Chief Commissioner’s Award
Sally is a Leader and County Adviser from North Yorkshire South. Read the citations!