The Queen’s Guide award is the highest award you can work towards in Girlguiding. It is open to Girlguiding members aged between 16 and 30. By doing the award you will develop your existing skills, learn new ones and have fun while contributing to both Guiding and your wider community. Your achievement will be celebrated by Girlguiding locally and nationally and will also look great on your CV.
The Queen’s Guide award is all about personal challenges and taking part in Guiding. It’s made up of 5 sections:
- Personal development challenge – develop a skill in or outside of Girlguiding
- Guiding challenge – take an active part in guiding at different levels
- Community action challenge – increase your knowledge of an important issue through research and practical activities, then share what you learn with other Girlguiding members
- Lead the way challenge – take on a leadership role in an outdoor environment and try something new and adventurous!
- Social experience challenge – challenge yourself in a new setting and focus on building new relationships.
The Queen’s Guide award can be done alongside the Duke of Edinburgh Gold with some activities counting towards both, as long as all requirements for each award are met.
Is it still called the Queen’s Guide? Yes – the name was granted in 1945 by the then Queen Elizabeth (the mother of Queen Elizabeth II) so the name is connected to the Queen rather than the monarch, It’s just that for 70 years that was the same person!
Find out more here.
If you are interested in doing your Queen’s Guide award, contact email@example.com