News / June 28th, 2023

Girlguiding preserve the Queen’s Guide award

We might have crowned His Majesty the King last month, and we have changed our Girlguiding promise to serve the King.  However, the Queen’s Guide award will remain the same in name and in purpose, as a mark of respect and as a legacy to Queen Elizabeth II’s relationship with Girlguiding.

But the Queen’s Guide award has had a make-over. Meaning more members will get a chance to achieve it; there’s more choice and there’s more support for everyone involved.

The age range has been expanded, it is now for members aged 16-30, so it includes the full age range, matching the opportunities for Inspire.

The design of the symbol has changed in line with the recently refreshed brand. There is also a new Facebook group that people who have achieved the Queen’s Guide award can join.

The 5 sections have had some changes, the new sections are:

  • Guiding challenge
  • Personal development challenge
  • Lead the way challenge
  • Community action challenge
  • Social experience challenge

They’ve also put extra support in place for everyone involved with the award. Click here to read more about the exciting changes to the Queen’s Guide award.

It’s the highest award you can work towards in guiding, which makes it pretty special. Girlguiding chatted to members who’ve recently done their Queen’s Guide award to find out what they loved about it and what advice they’d give to anyone just getting started.

Read their stories in full here.

To find out about starting the Queen’s Guide award in Bedfordshire, go here.