Girls and Leaders can work toward a range of amazing awards to mark their achievements
As members progress through Girlguiding, some may decide that they want to challenge themselves. There are plenty of awards and challenges available to complete through Girlguiding. They’re a chance for young girls and women to take on wide-reaching adventures in their community and internationally.
Top section awards
There are three top section awards, for each section, they build on Theme awards.
Section Bronze award: a girl needs to complete any two Theme awards from her current section.
Section Silver award: a girl needs to complete any four Theme awards from her current section.
Section Gold award: a girl needs to earn all six Theme awards and then do a final challenge. The challenge changes depending on a girl’s section and her interests.
These awards are a great achievement and a big commitment. So it’s up to each girl whether she chooses to complete the top section awards.
Queen’s Guide award
The Queen’s Guide award is the highest accolade you can work towards in guiding. It gives girls the chance to develop their skills and have outdoors adventures while contributing to guiding and their local community.
Who’s it for? Members aged 16-25 years old
Our County Queen's Guide Award Co-ordinator can offer you more help and information on this award.
Congratulations to Holly Garbett, who completed her Queen's Guide award in 2019.
In this sort video, watch what adventures Holly had and the activities she chose to complete, to gain her award!
A truly international challenge, the Commonwealth award is open to guiding members in all Commonwealth countries. This award strengthens the bonds between girls living in the Commonwealth as they learn about each other’s history and culture.
Who’s it for? Members aged 13-25 years old
Your Unit Leader can offer you more help and information on this award.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an internationally recognised challenge that girls can complete as part of their guiding experience. There are three progressive levels of the award – Bronze, Silver and Gold – that vary in length and commitment.
Who’s it for? Anyone aged 14-25 years old (up until a girl’s 25th birthday)
Our County Duke of Edinburgh Award Adviser can offer you more help and information on this award.
Permits boost girls’ camping and event knowledge, experience and confidence. They also empower them to make the right decisions when things don’t go to plan.
The Guide camp permit (12-14 year olds)
The Lead Away permit (14-18 year olds)
Your Unit Leader can offer you more help and information on these awards.