Awards

MERITORIOUS AWARDS – GUIDES AND LEADERS

GGC is committed to empowering girls to achieve greatness by providing opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to be ready to participate in today’s world.

Celebrating these achievements is significant and rewarding – to the Guiders – girls and Leaders, families and peers.

Our annual Youth Awards ceremony will be held on June 24, 2018 at Highlands United Church, hosted by Seymour District.

The Canada Cord is the highest award that a Pathfinder can earn.  The requirements include completing the Pathfinder Program as well as extra initiative in the areas of Community Service, Volunteering, and specific hours spent in developing Leadership or Camping skills.  The Award is a pin that is worn on a red ribbon around the neck to ceremonial occasions, the pin itself may also be worn on the Pathfinder or Ranger Pin Tab.

 

As Rangers work to complete the Ranger Program, they may earn the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of the Chief Commissioner’s Award.  Each award is a pin, the Ranger Program book You Lead the Way notes the specific requirements for each award level.

Merit Awards recognize service rendered to Guiding above and beyond the requirements and expectations of the position held. They are approved and presented at four levels based on the caliber of service being recognized – District, Area, Provincial and National levels of Guiding.

The Area Awards Committee is chaired by the Area Awards Adviser and consists of the District Awards Advisers. They review applications for awards requiring Area approval and through consultation evaluate and approve the nominations received.

We encourage Guiding members to nominate leaders for merit awards if their volunteer work has noticeably benefited the girls and the organization. We provide advice on the guidelines for the standards of merit recognized and assist with the nomination process.

Nominations for awards requiring Provincial and National Council approval are submitted by the Area Awards Adviser to the Provincial Awards Committee after ensuring that the application and documentation is completed as required.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Adult Merit Awards approved at Area and Provincial levels.

Thank you for being such great role models and for your exceptional service to Guiding!

HONORARY LIFE AWARD

Alison Speirs
Tetrahedron

COMMISSIONER ACL AWARD

 Nathalie Simard
West Vancouver

SILVER MERIT AWARD

Fiona Daubaras
Cedar Shadows

GOLD MERIT AWARD

Sarah Grierson-Bishop
Stephanie Mann
Cedar Shadows

Debbie Hall
Grouse

ADULT EDUCATION GRANT

Melissa Dealy
Coast Mountain

GIRL EDUCATION GRANTS

Vivian Cheng
Lynn Valley

Sofphie Kenny
West Vancouver

WENDY MCCORMICK
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANT

Sealynn Cummings
Tetrahedron

LIONS AREA EDUCATION GRANTS

Lions Area provides Education Grants to adult (22 and over) and youth (younger than 22) members of Guiding in Lions Area towards education at a recognized post-secondary institution. The Awards Committee reviews applications received to verify that the required criteria has been met.