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Consider showing appreciation to a sister in Guiding by nominating her for one of the following awards such as the Gold Thanks, Letter of Commendation, Unit Guider Award, Merit Award, Commissioner/ACL Award, Medal of Merit.

 

The R3 form is available on the National Website under current forms. There is also a complete list of awards that are available.   Questions? Contact the Area Office at 652-3275 or bridgingrivers@sasktel.net   

 

Approval not required

Recognition of Years:

Membership Pin: Every Year until 15, then every 5 years afterwards, presented at the beginning of each year. No award application is necessary. Should be awarded by the District Commissioner/Area Commissioner to Guiders in her District/Area.

 

50+ Years of Membership: Letters of Recognition from the Chief Commissioner are sent out at 50 years and every 5 years afterwards

 

Application: No award application is necessary.

 

New Unit Guider Appreciation Pin

This pin is presented to each new Unit Guider in the first year of service to GGC in a Guiding Unit. The pin is presented by the Unit Guiderís council or administrative community and is only presented to a Member once.

 

Application: No award application is necessary.

 

Non-Member Awards:

Silver Thanks Pin The Silver Thanks Pin may be given with the permission of the Commissioner concerned, as a token of thanks and appreciation to non-Members and volunteers.

Letter of Commendation A Letter of Commendation may also be presented to non-Members with approval of the Commissioner involved.

 

Approval required - contact the office for more info

Gold Thanks Pin

The Gold Thanks may be given to girl and Adult Members for good service to Guiding. This award may be given at any level with the permission of the council concerned. It may be given more than once.

 

Application: R3 and a letter describing service to Guiding

 

Letter of Commendation

A Letter of Commendation may be given to a girl or adult Member in recognition of service to GGC. It may be given by any Member; applications are authorized by the awarding council. It may be given more than once to the same person

 

Application: R3 and a letter describing service to Guiding

 

Unit Guider Award

The Unit Guider Award is presented to Unit Guiders who: provide girls with diverse and exciting programs and opportunities that will help them achieve greatness; ensure there are regular bridging opportunities; always welcomes new Members; attend trainings; participate in district or community of Guiding meetings; and uphold the values of GGC. The award is granted by the council concerned and has three levels:

  1. Bronze (1-3 years experience)
  2. Silver (4-10 years experience)
  3. Gold (11+ years experience)

Application: R3 and two letters of support

 

Commissioner/ACL Award

This award is presented to Commissioners and Administrative Community Leaders who: lead by example, actively welcome new Members and retain current ones; mentor adult Members; uphold the values of GGC; have gained the respect of Members and parents. This award is granted by the council concerned and can be presented during a Memberís tenure or upon retirement.

 

Application: R3 and two letters of support

 

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 are also part of a task group or committee. Therefore, as part of the team being recognized, girls will also be granted the award. A Member may receive the Team Award more than once.

 

Application: R3 and two letters of support from Members not part of the proposed team.

 

Merit Award

Presented to adult Members for service to Guiding above the basic requirements for the position held. This Award is granted by the council concerned and has three levels:

  1. Bronze for dedicated service to Guiding
  2. Silver for excellent service to Guiding
  3. Gold for outstanding service to Guiding

An adult Member may receive any or all of the Merit Awards during her tenure in Guiding.

Application: R3 and two letters of support

 

Approval Needed from Provincial Council

Medal of Merit

This award is presented for exceptional service to Guiding, beyond the basic requirements for the position held and it is granted by the provincial council.

 

Application: R3 and two letters of support

 

Provincial Awards

 

 

Approval Needed from National Council

Beaver

The Beaver Award is granted by the Board of Directors to adult Members for exceptional service to Guiding at the provincial or national level. Except in special cases, it is awarded only to those who hold the Medal of Merit.

 

Application: R3 and two letters of support. Recipient must be a holder of "Medal of Merit" award.

 

Gold Maple Leaf

The Gold Maple Leaf Award is granted by the Board of Directors to adult Members for exceptional service at the national level, which contributes to the enrichment of Guiding in Canada. It is only awarded to those who hold the Beaver.

 

Application: R3 and two letters of support. Recipient must be a holder of "Beaver" award.

 

Honourary Life Award

The Honourary Life Award is granted by the Board of Directors to adult Members still actively involved in the organization or upon retirement. Applications must be submitted through the Commissioner concerned and accompanied by the required fee. Honourary Life Award recipients must comply with GGC conditions of Membership as per GGC Bylaws and Screening Policy, with the exception of paying the annual Membership fee.

 

Application: R3 and two letters of support, required fee (note: nominee must hold a valid PRC or exemption

 

Fortitude Award

Presented by the Board of Directors to girl or adult Members who have shown great courage and endurance in adversity. The application comes from the Province to the Board. The award may be given posthumously in special circumstances. Fortitude must have been demonstrated within the past 12 months, however, the onset of adversity may have occurred further in the past. Posthumous applications must be made no more than one year after death.

Application: R3 and two letters of support, fortitude must have been demonstrated within the past 12 months, however, the onset of adversity may have occurred further in the past. Posthumous - application must be made no more than one year after death.

 

Valour Award

Presented by the Board of Directors to a girl or adult Member who has shown heroism in risking her life to save or attempting to save the life of another person. The award has three levels:

  1. Bronze for high risk to personal safety
  2. Silver for considerable risk to life
  3. Gold for greatest heroism and risk to life (highest award)
  4. Applications must be made as soon as possible and no longer than 12 months after the incident

Application: R3, description of incident including name, age, and address of rescued person, danger to rescued person, capability of rescued person to assist, actual danger to rescuer, help given or available, equipment used or available, signed statement of eye-witness, including name, address, telephone number, age