Awards and recognition

Discover our awards that celebrate members

Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of members and recognised volunteers in your team.

You can use an award to recognise, great work, outstanding and excellent guiding and long service

Formal awards are just one way to say thanks. Get more ideas for thanking your volunteers and recognising what they do.

Badges you can buy on our online shop

Thanks badge

The thanks badge can be either a brooch, pin or cloth badge. It can be given to members and non-members of Girlguiding as a sign of appreciation for their support.

Any member of Girlguiding may present a thanks badge after discussion with a leader or commissioner.

The thanks badge can only be given to a member of the Trefoil Guild if they’ve given service specifically to Girlguiding.

Good service brooch

This brooch can be given to an adult member of Girlguiding for excellent service to guiding. It can be awarded by the chief guide, for service to Girlguiding, a chief commissioner, for service in a country or region and a county commissioner, for service in the county.

To be eligible for a good service brooch, the nominee must have completed a role no more than 6 months before the application is made.

Long service awards

Any adult member who volunteers regularly, no matter what their role, gender or age is, can get a long service award.

Service is counted from the date someone becomes a member, aged 16 or over, and actively carries out a role for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years. Years of service don't have to be consecutive.

The county commissioner should keep an eye on when active members in their county are due to receive awards. If there’s any query about length of service, the decision of the county commissioner is final.

Other awards

Members can also be nominated for these awards: