Adult 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 Adult Merit Awards approved at Area and Provincial levels, presented June 2016.

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

Provincial Medal of Merit Award

Pamela Pellegrini
Area iMIS, COMC booking, NSEW Trefoil Guild Secretary

Tracy Clark
Area Training Committee and Provincial Awards Advisor

Jacquie Macdonald
Area Special Events Co-coordinator, Grouse District Awards Advisor, Unit Guider


Pat Audet
Lions Area Deputy Commissioner, NSEW Trefoil Guild member

Ann Burch
Area Special Events Co-coordinator, NSEW Trefoil Guild member

Shelagh Weightman
Coast Mountain District Commissioner

Commissioner/ACL Award

Annalisa Adam
Tetrahedron District Commissioner

Heather Walker
Cedar Shadows District Commissioner


Morag Forster
Grouse District

Munira Samji
Grouse District

Deborah English
Tetrahedron District


Colleen Kellner
Lions Area Commissioner

Susie Chant
Cedar Shadows District

Meighan Sherman
Cedar Shadows District

Bronze Merit Award

Sarah Grierson-Bishop
Cedar Shadows District

Fiona Daubaras
Cedar Shadows District

Rose Vlaar
Cedar Shadows District

Gillian Paton
Cedar Shadows District

Andrea Zimmerman
West Vancouver District

Teryn Biggs
West Vancouver District

Alyssa Kennelly
Tetrahedron District

Elizabeth Wood
Tetrahedron District

Team Award

Stephanie Mann and Katie Brier
Cedar Shadows District

Lions Area Certificate of Appreciation

Kathleen Mills
Lions Area Public Relations Adviser

Please contact your District Awards Advisor, or the Area Awards Advisor for advice on the following forms and support documents:

ADULT MERIT AWARDS – forms and support documents:


These are presented to recognize individuals in Guiding, or individuals and organizations who are not a part of the Girl Guide movement, who have provided support to Guiding.


Every Guider makes her own special and unique contribution to Guiding. Here are some ideas of fun and informal ways to say THANK YOU!


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.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Lions Area Education Grants presented in June 2016. We wish you success in your future endeavors!

Lions Area Education Grant for Adults

Shelagh Weightman
Coast Mountain District

Lions Area Education Grant for Girls

Nicole Deally
Coast Mountain District

Lindsay Marshall-White
Seymour District

Provincial Pat Drugge Adult Bursary

Stephanie Mann
Cedar Shadows District

Provincial BC Council Bursary

Grace Passmore Cole
West Vancouver District

Nicole Deally
Coast Mountain District