Welcome to the Awards Page
 

Girlguiding Sussex Central appreciates the service that leaders, coordinators, helpers and friends give which enables the girls and young women to enjoy and benefit from all that Girlguiding has to offer. It is thanks to all the adults who so generously give their time and talents to Girlguiding that the girls can have so many opportunities and experiences. 

Girlguiding Sussex Central recognises this through a range of awards for both young people and adults.          


Awards for Young People

Sussex Central Young Person’s Award for a member under 18 for service showing outstanding courage in the face of adversity. Nominations from the unit leader with a supporting letter from one other person are made to the Awards Committee who will make the decision on the award.

The Guiding Star Award is a national award given to any member of Girlguiding (up to their 26th birthday) who has displayed exceptional courage or who has shown great initiative or responsibility.
Nominations with letters of recommendation should be made to the Awards Committee who will consider the nomination and if it meets the criteria will submit it to Region from where it will go to the National Awards Committee. 

Awards for Adults


Thanks Certificate Given to any member or non-member either by Districts or Divisions in appreciation of a one off service locally.

Thanks Badge Given to any member or non-member of Girlguiding as a sign of appreciation for the recipient’s support over a period of time. This Award is usually given through the District or Division. Commissioner and recognises service at a local level.
County Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation Given by the County Commissioner in recognition of a one off service to the County.


   Good Service Brooch Awarded to a current member of Girlguiding in recognition of excellent service within the County which has made a difference to Girlguiding Sussex Central beyond the local level. Awarded by the County Commissioner, on the recommendation of the Awards Committee. Nominations to the Awards committee should include at least 3 letters of recommendation.

Good Service Bar Awarded by the County Commissioner, on the recommendation of the Awards Committee to holders of the Good Service Brooch who continue to demonstrate excellent service to the County over a period of five years or more. Nominations to the Awards Committee should include a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation.

The Silver Butterfly Awarded by the County Commissioner, on the recommendation of the Awards Committee to active members in recognition of long and outstanding service within the County. Nominees will usually have received a Good Service Brooch. Nominations to the Awards Committee should include a minimum of 5 letters of recommendation.

The Sussex Central Shield The equivalent of the Silver Butterfly awarded to a man. Nominees will usually have already received a Thanks Badge. Nominations to the awards committee should include a minimum of 5 letters of recommendation.
 

Region Chief Commissioners Award  Awarded for inspirational volunteering to exceptional volunteers who go above and beyond and who motivate and improve quality girl led guiding. Nomination is by the County Commissioner based on 6-8 letters of support submitted to the Awards Committee which will then be considered at Region level.

Laurel Award A national award given to an active adult member of Girlguiding in recognition of outstanding service to Guiding. Nomination is from the County Commissioner following discussion at the Awards Committee. Nominations to the awards committee require 6-8 letters of recommendation. 

National Honours

The honours system (BEM, MBE, OBE) recognise people who among other things have made a difference to their community or field of work or have given long term voluntary service. Nominations which include service to Girlguiding should be discussed with the Awards Committee. The committee will be pleased to offer advice on providing supporting evidence.


 
All nominations should be made confidentially. The nominee should not be alerted to the fact that the nomination is being made. Any member can nominate someone for an award. District and Division Commissioners will give advice on the application process.

For documents relating to the Awards available in Sussex Central, the nomination form and application process, and details of our annual Awards Ceremony usually held in July, please see below.

Information on Girlguiding Sussex Central Awards 2018.docx

Nomination form 2017 doc

Awards evening 2018

Application process docx.docx

 

Any questions regarding awards please refer to Clare Brittain

 

 









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