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If you are aged 16-25 you can work towards the highest award in Guiding, the Queen’s Guide Award. You have three years to complete it from the start date or before your 26th Birthday, whichever is sooner.

Why should I choose the Queen’s Guide Award?

The key features of the Queen’s Guide Award are::

  • It allows you to challenge yourself, try something new, meet different people and have lots of fun!
  • It is very flexible and you can tailor it to your strengths and interests.
  • It is recognised by employers and universities so add it to your CV.
  • You can complete it alongside your Gold Duke of Edinburgh, as some elements count for both!

Five Elements

There are five elements to the Queen’s Guide Award:

  • Service in Guiding
  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Personal Development
  • Community Action
  • Residential

More Information

For further information about the syllabus and to find a planning template, please visit the Queen’s Guide Award page on the Girlguiding website. If you would like to have a more informal discussion about the award, please feel free to contact Abigail Kerr: queensguide@girlguidingsomersetnorth.org.uk.

If you have a Young Leader or Senior Section member in your unit who you think would be up to the challenge, you can download a flier about the Queen’s Guide Award here.