The Queen’s Guide award is open to members aged 16 to 25 and is the highest award you can work towards in guiding. Candidates map their own path through the award, challenging themselves throughout. It is celebrated in Girlguiding as well as looking fantastic on applications for employment and/or further education.
The award combines commitment to guiding, personal development and community action and must be completed within three years. It is split into five sections:
Visit the Girlguiding websitefor full details of the award syllabus and requirements. We appreciate that a lot can change in life between the ages of 16 and 25 as members move to employment and / or further education. Perhaps unique to BGO is that for some of our members this involves moving countries. BGO’s Queen’s Guide adviser will support all candidates through their award to ensure they remain up to date with available opportunities, are linked to local guiding if they relocate during the award and support candidates to take a short break in the award if needed. Interested in signing up, or want to know more?
The Queen’s Guide award resource provides suggestions of what counts towards element 4 of the Service in Guiding section of the award. National Girlguiding opportunities are advertised on the Girlguiding website. BGO will look to provide opportunities both at regional and county level, that count towards this section. Opportunities will be advertised here. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check this page to see the current opportunities available.
The Young Leader qualification (YLQ) is designed to help 14- 18 year-old young women who are in guiding take an active, positive part in running a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit.
The Young Leader qualification is made up of six practical modules, which are completed at the same time as volunteering with a unit.