Contact the Region Office for a copy of our leaflet which explains how to nominate a Girlguiding volunteer for a National Honour in recognition of their achievements and for their services to Guiding. Many of those who receive Region and National Guiding Awards would be worthy recipients of a National Honour and you probably know of others who also deserve to be recognised. Take that first step by reading the leaflet and finding out more.
The Region's 'You're a star!' badge was launched at the 2019 Commissioners' Conference at Exeter. It can be given by a Region member to anyone! So if you are a Leader and want to say thank you to a team of parents for their help with an event, or if you are a Commissioner and want to recognise the commitment of your Leaders, this is the perfect way to make those fabulous people feel valued and appreciated.
The badges are available to purchase from the Region's online shop at £1.00 each plus postage and packing.
Here is a worrying statistic: When adult volunteers were asked their reasons for leaving Girlguiding, 26.4% said this was down to receiving insufficient thanks and recognition. Here is another equally worrying statistic: Volunteers are most at risk of leaving Girlguiding within the first three years of service.