Awards for Young Members

Essex West Achievement Award
for Young Members

The Essex West Achievement award is designed to recognise those young members under the age of 18 yrs. who stand out from the crowd and are an inspiration to others. They will have shown outstanding observance of one or more of the Guide Laws which demonstrates the true spirit of guiding.

Any leader may make an application by completing a nomination form. This is then considered by the Essex West awards committee.

Download a nomination form HERE

 

 

Anglia Buddy Award

This award is designed to recognise young women in guiding who act as ‘buddies’ at units, camps and holidays or events, enabling other members with a wide range of special needs to access all the amazing opportunities open to them in guiding.

To nominate someone for the Girlguiding Anglia Buddy Award they need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 25 and under and a member of Girlguiding Anglia.
  • Have worked as a Buddy to support a member or members with special needs for at least 25 hours. This must be on at least three separate occasions.

The nomination should be made by a Unit Leader, and where possible, supported in some way by the young member(s) with whom they work.

Any leader may make an application by completing a nomination form. This must then be sent directly to Anglia

Download a nomination form HERE

 

Girlguiding Anglia Unit Buddy Award

Within Girlguiding Anglia, we would like to recognise the Units which contain girls and young women who regularly help and support members with special needs in those Units each week during their meetings. Their support enables our members with special needs to experience the amazing opportunities offered within guiding and be included in Unit activities.

To nominate a Unit for the Girlguiding Anglia Buddy Award they need to meet the following criteria:

  • The Unit must be within Girlguiding Anglia.
  • The Unit must have supported a member or members with special needs for at least 25 hours. This must be on at least three separate occasions.

The nomination should be made by a District Commissioner and, where possible, supported in some way by the young member(s) with whom they work.

The award is a cloth badge for each member of the Unit and these will be presented along with the personalised certificate (provided by Region) at an appropriate occasion, to show the importance of the work carried out by the Unit.

Any leader may make an application by completing a nomination form. This must then be sent directly to Anglia

Download a nomination form HERE

 


Anglia Youth Award & Certificate

This Girlguiding Anglia Award can be awarded to a young person whom the Anglia Awards Sub-Committee considers merits this award, who will be:

(i) A member of Girlguiding Anglia,
(ii) Under the age of 18

 

This Award is made for a demonstration of one of the following elements:

(a) Notable commitment and level of participation which has been over and above the ‘norm’ within a Unit, District, Division, County or in the Region.

(b) A notable demonstration of initiative and adherence to the Guide Laws.

(c) A notable difference to the lives of others through supporting a charity or worthy cause, other than Girlguiding, over a number of years or through a ‘one-off’ large event

(d) A notable demonstration of speaking out or empowering others where they wouldn’t normally have a voice, to influence decision-makers.

(e) A notable demonstration of how they have actively championed the rights of girls and/or young women.

A minimum of five supporting letters must be included with nominations.

To nominate a young member for this award, please contact the Awards Chairman.

 

Guiding Star Award

The Guiding Star rewards bravery and determination in challenging situations
An award for any member of Girlguiding, up to her 26th birthday, who has displayed exceptional courage or who has shown great initiative or responsibility during an incident.

 

What are the award criteria?
The Guiding Star Award may be given for:

  • Saving or helping to save a life
  • Bravery and competence in facing an emergency situation
  • Caring for a sick relative
  • Have made a significant contribution and impact on guiding in their unit or area whilst showing courage and determination in the face of a serious or long-term medical condition
  • Have made a significant contribution and impact on guiding in their unit or area whilst coping with exceptional circumstances in life.

If the award application is based on an incident or emergency situation, this must-have occurred within the last six months.

Applications are made via the Essex West Awards Committee. If agreed it will then be forwarded to the Anglia awards committee, and then to the UK Awards committee for consideration.

To nominate a young member for this award, please contact the Awards Chairman.