Spring is awards season in the world of Guiding, from the presentation of the Chief Commissioner’s Gold Award and Lady Baden-Powell Award and beyond. The recognition of a girl’s growth and achievement has always been a significant part of Guiding. Today we look back at some of our award recipients from the past.
Lady Pellatt presenting the Silver Fish to Florence Hardy of the 7th Toronto Company, 1915. Miss Hardy was the first Canadian to receive the Silver Fish Award. The Silver Fish was a girl award from 1910-1917, becoming an adult award in 1918. (GGC National Archives APH 3a)
Gold Cord presentation and ceremony in Kamloops, B.C., 1967. Left to right – Nels Mitchell, Debbie Bob, Mary MacDiarmid, and Gayle Gottfriedson. (GGC National Archives APH 42) (Photo by Neil Macdonald, Kamloops News Advertiser)
All Round Cord recipients, New Liskeard, Ontario, 1969. The All-Round Cord was discontinued in 1993. (GGC National Archives APH 41)
Ranger and Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award recipient, Sandra Boersma, with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, 1973. (GGC National Archives APH 1447)