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/Team Leaders 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 2024. They must be received at the County Office, or emailed to by Friday 31st May  at the latest. Forms received after the closing date will be held over until 2025. Guidelines and criteria can be found here

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

  4. Recipients (and a guest) will be invited to the Thanks & Recognition Event on 27th October at the Pear Tree, Droitwich. 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. For 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.

Examples of nomination recommendations are found here