Awards and Recognition

Awards for Girls

Girls receive program badges when they accomplish a new skill, learn information or perform service to others. Each branch of the girl program has different badges that are awarded. Girls also receive program-based certificates of achievement from their guiders or as part of an award ceremony. There are Enrollment, Advancement, Program Completion and Awards ceremonies for girls. These are often locally based and held as a unit or in conjunction with other units. Some awards are also presented to girls at provincial recognition ceremonies.

Visit Survey Monkey Apply to complete your award nomination. All award packages will be sent directly to the nominator unless otherwise indicated on the nomination form. Please see the Award FAQs for more information.

Youth Commitment Award

The Youth Commitment Award is presented to third-year Rangers who have been a member in all branches from Sparks through to Rangers in recognition and celebration of their long-term commitment to Guiding. To qualify members must have:
  • one or two years of Sparks
  • two years of Embers
  • three years of Guides
  • three years of Pathfinders
  • three years of Rangers

The list of Rangers eligible for the Youth Commitment Award will be generated from the iMIS records. Certificates are sent automatically in the Spring to the Ranger Contact Guider, for presentation to all eligible members. No application is necessary.

Outstanding Youth Award

This application is to be filled out by an adult member of Guiding (cannot be a relative of the member).

Two supporting nomination letters are required and the completed application.

  • One is to be from a peer.
  • One is to be a non-member of Guiding in her community (i.e. teacher, clergy, other organization).
  • Award nomination application (this application is required to be uploaded as the third supporting letter in SurveyMonkey Apply).

The Outstanding Youth Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Rangers and Pathfinders who exemplify their dedication to Guiding and their community.

The Outstanding Youth Award is presented based on the following criteria:

  • The nominee is a registered member of Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council, at the Ranger or Pathfinder level
  • Displays exceptional leadership qualities within Guiding and in her community at large; enthusiastically brings her personal talents and skills to Guiding
  • Has demonstrated qualities of dedicated service to Guiding and her community
  • Lives by the ideals of the Guiding Promise and Law; is a positive role model with and out of Guiding; actively promotes Guiding and its benefits
  • Is well respected by her peers, Guiders and other members of the community
  • Has contributed significantly and has had a positive impact to her unit and community

Once submitted, this award is reviewed by the Ontario Awards Review Committee and a member of Ontario Council.

Upon approval of the award, a presentation package, including a pin purchased by Ontario Council, will be mailed.

Gold Thanks Pin

Gold Thanks pin The Gold Thanks pin may be given to a girl or adult member for exceptional service to Guiding and may be given more than once to the same person.

Once submitted, this award is reviewed by the National Review Committee.

Upon approval of the award, a presentation package, including a pin purchased by Ontario Council, will be mailed.

Team Award

Team Award The Team Award may be given to each member who has been part of a team that planned and carried to completion an extraordinary event or project. The award is primarily intended as an adult award, but there are times when girls have been part of a team and can be granted the award. A member may receive the Team Award more than once.

Once submitted, this award is reviewed by the National Review Committee.

Upon approval of the award, a presentation package, including a pin purchased by Ontario Council, will be mailed.

Change Maker Award 

Visit the Change Maker Award page on our National website.

Scholarships

Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council recognizes the importance of continuing education. That’s why we offer scholarship programs to encourage further education of our active members. Use the links below to learn more about these programs, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Learn more and apply for scholarships:

You can also learn about National Girl Guides of Canada Scholarships

Local Recognition Ceremonies


Questions? Contact on-recognition@girlguides.ca

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