Girlguiding wishes to recognise everyone’s contribution to guiding. Any adult member who volunteers regularly, regardless of role, gender or age, is eligible for a Long Service Award.
Any adult member who volunteers regularly, irrespective of role, gender or age, is eligible for a Long Service award. Service is counted from the date someone becomes a member, aged 16 or over, and actively carries out a role for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years. Years of service don’t have to be consecutive.
The Long service award badges and brooches have different designs, finishes and metals signifying the number of years. All are accompanied by a certificate:
Brooches and badges may be worn on the badge tab or on non-guiding clothing.
It is the responsibility of the county commissioner to establish when active members in their county are due to receive awards and to present them appropriately. If there is any query about length of service, the decision of the county commissioner is final.
Long service badges are ordered by the local commissioner through the county badge secretary using this Order form