Olave award

An international Award to honour the memory of the World Chief Guide, Olave, Lady Baden-Powell

Olave Award logo 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 every three years at the World Conference by WAGGGS to groups of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts who have created positive change in their community.

The last Olave Award for 2012-2014 recognised projects that contributed to the UN Millennium Development Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education (using education to open doors for all girls and boys) or have used education as a way of bringing change to the community. 

We received 20 nominations from 15 countries with more than 5,540 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts involved and more than 13,460 people impacted. The Olave 2012-2014 went to local groups from Japan, Zambia, USA, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka and was awarded at the 34th World Conference that took place in Hong Kong (2014).

Download and read more about the 2012-2014 Olave Award Project Summaries.

The theme for the Olave Award 2017 is “REAL experience for more girls”,  learn more on how you can enter.
Share this page