Awards – Definitions and Abbreviations

Adult MemberAn Adult Member of Girl Guides Australia or a State Girl Guide Organisation is aged eighteen years or over, lives their life as a female and satisfies the requirements for membership.
Area of WorkThe area of Girl Guiding in which the nominee predominantly provides her good service – Unit, District, Region, State, National or International.
Awards CommitteeCommittee appointed by either a SGGO or GGA
Chief CommissionerThe Volunteer Leader responsible for Girl Guiding in Australia
Girl Guides Australia Adult Good Service Award CommitteeThis committee coordinates and implements the GGA Adult Good Service Awards and Membership Recognition Policy in accordance with the procedures included on Guide Lines.
Guide LinesGuide Lines for Girl Guides and Girl Guide Volunteers is an online library where the policies and procedures of Girl Guides Australia can be found. Guide

Lines should be italicised when it is referenced.

LeaderAdult Member over eighteen years of age committed to principles of Guiding, who has completed a GGA Leadership qualification and is appointed to a leadership role.
Non-Member VolunteerA person who is not an Adult Member of a SGGO or GGA but supports Girl Guiding in a volunteer capacity
Olave Program MemberMembers aged eighteen to thirty years undertaking the Olave Program
SGGOState Girl Guide Organisation
State CommissionerVolunteer Leader responsible for Girl Guiding in a State Girl Guide Organisation
Support GroupGroup of adults within a Girl Guiding District who work to support Guiding but are not members
Trefoil GuildThe Trefoil Guild links Adult Members, former Adult Members, female members of Scouts Australia, and women who have not been Adult Members but who are prepared to make the Girl Guide Promise.
UnitSeparate groups of youth members working with support of a Leader
WAGGGSWorld Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Youth memberCurrent financial member of a SGGO under 18 years of age

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