Recognition Awards

Recognition Awards2022-02-19T12:47:31+00:00
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There are other higher Girlguiding UK awards e.g. The Silver Fish and The Laurel Award, these have complex criteria and need to be discussed with Commissioners before making a nomination.


  1. Recommendations for all awards should be in consultation with Unit Leaders, District or Division Commissioners. They can be submitted by anyone involved with Girlguiding, but must be signed by the Division Commissioner/County Commissioner.

  2. All forms for County and Girlguiding Good Service awards must be completed on the correct Nomination Form for 2022. They must be received at the County Office, or emailed to by Saturday 30th April at the latest. Forms received after the closing date will be held until  2023.

  3. The Awards Panel will meet in May to discuss all awards.

  4. Recipients (and a guest) will be invited to the Thanks & Recognition Event to be held on Saturday 9th July at our County Campsite at Blackmore. A short citation will be read and they will receive their award.  Division Commissioners will receive a list of recipients, and also names of any unsuccessful nominees, from their Division.

  5. Nominations for the Midlands Chief Commissioner Award must be completed on the correct form for 2022 which will be found on the Region website – under For Leaders and Volunteers – Awards

  6. Recipients of the Midlands Chief Commissioner Award will be notified directly by Region and invited to attend a ceremony at Midlands with the Chief Commissioner.

  7. For more detailed information about how to submit a nomination for either the Midlands Region Award or the Midlands Merit Award, please contact the County Chair of Awards –




  • Maintain confidentiality – the nominee should not know of the application.

  • In what capacity do you know the person and for how long.

  • Describe her personal attributes and what makes her stand out from others, try to give examples and build up her character.

  • Describe her Guiding service – her achievements, roles in which she was/is outstanding with examples.

  • Describe her influence on others – leadership skills, innovative ideas, inspirational work, training skills, supporting adults and girls.

  • What makes her special.

  • Describe any special event or project where she made an outstanding contribution.

  • Any other aspects of her life which are relevant to the award.