Queens Guide Award

The Queen's Guide Award

The Queen’s Guide Award is the highest award you can work towards in guiding.

It gives you the chance to develop your skills, whilst contributing to guiding and your local community at an impressive level. It is open to members aged 16 to 25 and must be completed within three years from the start date or before your 26th birthday, whichever is sooner.

 Interested and want to find out more? Send an email to  GMWQueensGuide@gmail.com

The Queens Guide Award

Queen's Guide Award

The Queen’s Guide award isn’t just a great achievement to share with other members of Girlguiding. Potential employers and further education institutions will also be impressed with your accomplishment. The award shows you've challenged yourself and achieved your goals, across a range of different disciplines.

The programme can also be matched with activities you are already doing in guiding, meaning you can get more than one award for the challenges you are taking on.

What does it entail?

  • The award is based on the concepts of personal challenge and participation and is split into five sections.
  • Service in guiding – take an active role in guiding at a range of levels.
  • Outdoor challenge – build your teamwork and leadership skills in a glorious outdoor setting. Where you go and what you do is up to you!
  • Personal skill development – start a new skill and develop it, or take an existing skill to a new level for a minimum of 60 hours over 12 months. A personal skill could be anything from ballet to circus skills, performing magic tricks to playing a musical instrument.
  • Community action – get more involved with the world around you and gain a greater understanding of it through practical and research projects of your choice.
  • Residential – spend two nights and three days away from home with new people.


Queen's Guide Natalie Wood

Natalie being presented with her Queen's Guide Award

“How fortunate and privileged was I to a member of Girlguiding. Little did I know when I followed the journey from Brownies, to Guides, Rangers, Young Leader and latterly Snowy owl, that the experiences I gained would be more valuable than many of my educational qualifications. Sat in pow wows, learning life skills, building relationships and trust, singing, networking, crafting, camping and traveling overseas.

I worked hard completing every challenge, badge and task set out in the Queens Guide specification and was chosen to travel to Sweden on an International camp. That’s when the skills I’d learned really became invaluable. Overnight expeditions, canoeing the beautiful lakes, fishing for supper and camping with amazing people who became lifelong friends.

Besides being the best part of growing up, all these skills and life experiences became especially important to future employers and my degree tutors. Even though I achieved my school grades, every role has been awarded on the merit of my guiding and Queens Guide Award. I stood out at each panel because of my achievements. I’m thankful every day for the opportunities I have had” Nat Wood

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