Girl Awards and Recognition

The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial youth awards

The 2024 NL provincial youth award nominations open on March 12.

The application deadline for the NL Ranger Award has been extended until Monday, April 15.

NL provincial youth awards provide an opportunity to recognize youth members for their commitment to our organization. Applications are due by April 8 and the recipients will be announced at our provincial year-end meeting and celebration on May 4. Please see the award criteria below.

Provincial 'Indigenous Spirit' Youth Award

Newfoundland and Labrador council has developed this award to recognize the efforts of outstanding Indigenous youth members of our organization. Awards will be given annually to one member in each of the following branch groups: Sparks/Embers, Guides/Pathfinders, and Rangers.

The award consists of a certificate, crest, and monetary prize.
The design was created by Sera T. from the 1st Chamberlains Ranger unit. The colors used in the flower represent colors of First Nations & Inuit flags in NL. The detailing on the map of Labrador is inspired by traditional Inuit tattoo designs, and the detail on the map of Newfoundland is inspired by traditional First Nations designs.

The design was created by Sera T. from the 1st Chamberlains Ranger unit. The colors used in the flower represent colors of First Nations & Inuit flags in NL. The detailing on the map of Labrador is inspired by traditional Inuit tattoo designs, and the detail on the map of Newfoundland is inspired by traditional First Nations designs.

NL Ranger Award

Girl Guides of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Council has developed the following criteria to recognize the efforts of an outstanding youth member of the organization.

The nominee will have many of the following characteristics:

  • Shows leadership among their peers and in the community
  • Acts as a role model for their peers and for younger girls
  • Actively provides service in their community
  • Lives by the Guiding Promise and Law 

The award consists of a plaque and monetary prize for the recipient.

Kay Penney "Love of Guiding" Provincial Award

Girl Guides, Newfoundland and Labrador Council, has developed this award to commemorate the four-year term of our past Provincial Commissioner, Kay Penney. This award recognizes the efforts of an outstanding girl or youth member who exemplifies a true love of Guiding.

The award will consist of a framed certificate for the award recipient and a perpetual plaque for GGCNL provincial office.

Branch Program Awards

Requirements for the branch program awards can be found on the program platform.

Guide Award: Lady Baden-Powell Award

The Lady Baden-Powell award is the highest award girls can earn in the Guides program. Completing this award takes at least two years and requires a dedicated effort towards completing the program, as well as participating in patrol and unit activities. This award provides girls with the opportunity to learn more about Girl Guides and gain a deeper understanding of the sisterhood of Guiding. If girls successfully complete the award requirements, they will earn the award in their final year of Guides.

Pathfinder Awards: Canada Cord, Citizenship Certificate and Community Service Award

Over the three years of Pathfinders, the girls may choose to complete one, two or all three of the awards available for this branch. Some things can be done independently, others can be done in groups. If girls choose to complete the Canada Cord, the highest Pathfinder award, they’ll complete all three awards in the process.

Ranger Awards: Trailblazer Leadership Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold), Cookie Campaign and Ranger Service Project

Over the three years of Rangers, the girls may choose to complete one, two or all of the awards available for this branch. Some things can be done independently, others can be done in groups. If girls choose to complete the Trailblazer Gold Leadership award, the highest Ranger award, they’ll complete all five awards in the process.

External High School Credits for Silver and Gold Trailblazer Awards

Effective May 2023, under the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's external high school credits program, youth members who complete their Silver and Gold Trailblazer Awards can now earn external high school credits!

Credits will be awarded as follows: 

  • Trailblazer Silver Leadership Award: One credit, 2000 level, General Education
  • Trailblazer Gold Leadership Award: One credit, 3000 level, General Education

The process for applying for credit is as follows:

  1. The student speaks with the school principal to let them know they have completed the award with Girl Guides and want to apply for external credit.
  2. The school administrator completes the High School Certification form and sends it to highschooltranscript@gov.nl.ca
  3. The student sends a request to whitej@girlguides.ca through this online form asking Girl Guides NL to send official certification directly to highschooltranscript@gov.nl.ca.
  4. Once the Dept. of Education has received both the request from the school administrator and the official certification from Girl Guides of Canada, the credits will be awarded to the student.
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