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November News 2021

November News 2021

Girlguiding Dorset

e-news – November 2021


There are so many AMAZING Girlguiding volunteers out there who have gone above and beyond their normal role to make guiding such a brilliant organisation in Dorset.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their efforts?  Could you nominate them?  It’s not onerous…. Please see our top tips for nominating to help you if you aren’t sure where to start.

Dorset Awards

The Girlguiding Dorset Ammonite Award can be gained by any member aged 18 and above in recognition of their contributions and commitment to guiding at local level within Dorset.

The Dorset Gentian Brooch will be awarded in recognition and acknowledgement of valued service in the promotion and/or support of guiding within and beyond Dorset.

This is a national Good Service award, but received at County level.  This brooch may be given to an adult member of Girlguiding or a branch association for excellent service to guiding.  Girlguiding Dorset County would recommend this award for those providing service at Division or County level.

Region Awards

The South West England Compass Award can be gained by any adult member, including unit helpers in recognition of their contributions and commitment to guiding at unit level and for promoting Guiding in their local area/community.

To find out the criteria and how to apply for the Compass Award click here.

The Girlguiding South West England Young Adult Leaders Award can be gained by any Leader aged 18 to 30 years who has done something special, something remarkable. The something special or remarkable is wide ranging and will depend on the individual’s circumstances.

To find out the criteria and how to apply for this award click here.


To see the full list of Girlguiding South West England Thanks and Recognition Awards click here.

Girlguiding Awards

Heros can be of any age.  They can be members or friends of Girlguiding.  Reasons to give the Girlguiding Hero certificate are as wide as your imagination.

To find out more about the Hero Award click here.

For more information about Girlguiding Awards and Recognition click here.

Still unsure which award you would like to nominate that special someone –  click here to download a full list of awards or click here to see the Dorset awards.

Programme Awards for the Girls

Please can all leaders ensure that when they order Programme Award badges from Ann Smith-Nicholls they always download the form from our website, ensuring the correct form is used each time.

If anyone has any feedback regarding this newsletter, or would like anything included next time, please email Linda at the office



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