Do you know a volunteer within Girlguiding Dorset who is going above and beyond to provide excellent guiding and deserves special thanks? Do you know someone within Girlguiding Dorset who shows great courage?

If you are a parent/guardian and wish to thank a volunteer or have a leader recognised for their dedication you can send an email to:-

If you are a volunteer within Girlguiding Dorset then it’s time to nominate them for an award.  We have many awards available within our County, South West England Region and nationwide.

The County's Awards Committee meets three times a year but you can nominate anyone at any time.   The committee comprises of the County Commissioner as Chair and an administrator.  There is also a trainer, a commissioner and then several recent recipients which change with each meeting to allow a wide cross section of volunteers to be involved and take an active role in reviewing the nominations.

Being recognised for the service to your local community is a very special honour, so if you think someone deserves it, you nominate them. Don’t think everyone else will do it because someone could miss out.

Nominations and requests for advice can be sent to


See those who received the awards in Spring 2023 Spring Awards 2023 - Girlguiding Dorset

See those who received the awards in Spring 2022  

See those who received the awards in Autumn 2021  girlguiding-dorset-heros-june-2021/

See those who received the awards in Spring 2021  dorset-county-ammonite-heroes-of-spring-2021/


Girlguiding South West England also have their own awards: -

Compass Award, Sliver Oak, Young Adult Leaders Award

Compass Award          Silver Oak Award        Young Adult Leaders award

Full details can be found here:-


Got someone in mind to nominate?

If you'd like to nominate someone for an award, download the nomination form and submit to:-

Want to thank a volunteer?

Send an email on our thank you button.

Dorset Gentian Brooch

The Dorset Gentian Brooch will be awarded to recognise and acknowledge the valued service that any adult over the age of 18 has made to promote or advance Girlguiding Dorset County at County level or further afield.

The Good Service Award

This is a national 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. The nominee should have completed their ‘good service’ no more than six months before the application is made.

Dorset Ammonite Award

The Girlguiding Dorset Ammonite Award can be gained by any member aged 18 and above in recognition of their contributions and commitment to Girlguiding at local level within Dorset (unit/district/division level).