Our awards

Through a number of award initiatives, we want to show our appreciation and recognise individuals, members and groups for the amazing work they do for the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting movement, and for the world.

WAGGGS Medal of Service

The WAGGGS Medal of Service is the highest form of recognition that WAGGGS can bestow and is awarded to individuals (volunteers or staff) who have distinguished themselves in their outstanding service to Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting at national and global level. The Medal of Service expresses gratitude to members of the Association whose service is considered to be exceptional, noteworthy and/or extraordinary in nature.

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Olave award

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The Olave Award is an international award to honour the memory of the World Chief Guide, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, and to keep alive her belief in the spirit of service. It is awarded by WAGGGS at every World Conference to Girl Guide and Girl Scout groups that have created positive change in their community.

Each triennium there is a theme and Member Organisations are invited to nominate local projects that have contributed to this theme. The Olave Awards provide an opportunity to highlight outstanding grassroots/local projects, and for Member Organisations to inspire and be inspired by each other’s’ stories.


For Her World award

The ‘For Her World’ award recognizes the contribution of those outside the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Movement who have made a significant contribution in terms of time, expertise, resources and/or influence to enable WAGGGS to achieve its Mission and/or Objectives; or who stand out as role models in consistently and effectively using their resources, talents and influence to help girls and women achieve their rights, advance their status and/or reach their potential.

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Honorary Associates

The Honorary Associate Pin is awarded to volunteers and staff who have contributed their time and expertise to serve WAGGGS as a member of the WAGGGS’ global team (including WAGGGS’ regional committees, WAGGGS’ standing/sub committees, and WAGGGS’ working groups) for a minimum of three consecutive years. The names of candidates qualifying for the award are compiled by WAGGGS and submitted to the World Board who are responsible for approval. A certificate and pin is sent to the individual on completion of the term of service for which he/she is being considered. Honorary Associates also receive an e-newsletter twice a year, and are invited to attend World and Regional Conferences at their own expense.


World Board Pin

The World Board Pin is awarded to former members of the World Board who have contributed their time and expertise to serve WAGGGS. The names of candidates qualifying for the award are compiled by WAGGGS and submitted to the World Board for approval. A certificate and pin is presented to the individual on completion of her term as a member of the World Board. Holders of the World Board Pin are invited to attend World and Regional Conferences at their own expense.

For further information on any of our Awards please contact governance@wagggs.org

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