Awards and Recognition

The County’s Awards and Recognition Team  provide opportunities to thank our amazing volunteers and ensure that they receive the recognition that they deserve. 

Our next County Awards Evening is on Thursday 6th June 2024 at the Willow Tree Centre. All County volunteers and members of our County Trefoil Guilds are invited to attend this event and help us celebrate the achievements of our volunteers and enjoy an evening of socialising with light refreshments. An email will be sent out to all County volunteers and our County Trefoil Guild members. For further details see our Awards Evening Events page.

There are lots of opportunities to nominate volunteers for awards throughout the year, you can read about the Region and National Awards below and how to nominate someone.

Not sure which award to nominate a volunteer or young member for? Contact us at

We also nominate our volunteers for local community awards like the Hillingdon Community Award and Harrow Heroes and are always looking for future nominations for volunteers within our County that we can put forward for future awards. 

Let’s celebrate our volunteers and thank them for all they do for our young members, fellow volunteers and Girlguiding!

Region Awards

Make a Difference award

Girlguiding LaSER Diamond award

Chief Commissioner's award

National Awards

Queen's Guide award

Good service brooch

Thanks badge

Commonwealth award

Laurel award

Long service award

Silver Fish award

Guiding Star award

Jack Petchey Awards

Do you know someone who does their best and deserves a Jack Petchey achievement award and £300 for their unit?

Spring Nominations are now open!

We were so proud to receive so many nominations in the last award period. We’re looking forward to hearing about more of our amazing young members and volunteers.

There are 9 awards to be given in every Division, 6 in Spring/Summer and 3 awards in the Autumn. Every Unit has the chance to nominate a young member (including young leaders) or leader between the ages of 11 and 25 for an award.

Winners will be invited to an annual ceremony and presented with their medal and certificate. The winner also gets £300 to spend in their unit for an activity, equipment, camp t-shirts etc.

Nominate a member using the short form by 31st March 2024.

Click here to find out more about the foundation and the award process.