Challenges & Badges

If you have a Unit, District or Division Challenge you'd like to share please forward to the County Office for consideration -

All Sections County Challenge Badges

Between 2012 and 2016, our County Commissioner, Helen Venner, and her team, want to focus on Growing Guiding in Essex North East.

Each year, a new County Challenge badge will be launched, designed to encourage all members of Girlguiding Essex NE, through the completion of challenges inspired by the five key areas of the County team, to grow in their knowledge of each section of our organisation.  Although there are new badges each year, if you missed completing one during that year, you can always do it the following year!

2016 Challenge

Our final challenge badge focuses on the Adults within Guiding – our Leaders and members of the Trefoil Guild but can be completed by ALL sections.  
We hope it will give girls a taste of being a leader and life beyond being a girl member of our organisation; something they can aspire to in the years ahead!

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2015 Challenge

As part of our Growing Guiding focus in Essex North East, we launched our Challenge Badge for 2015 - "Look Wider" Growing Guiding 2015.

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2014 Challenge

The Girlguiding Essex North East County Challenge Badge for 2014 - “Go For It! Growing Guiding 2014.     

The challenge badges can be completed by ALL sections.

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2013 Challenge

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The 2013 Brownie Challenge is for all Sections, not just for Brownies! 


2012 Challenge

The 2012 challenge was the Rainbow Challenge but, remember, it's not just for Rainbows. We want everyone to join in the fun of being a Rainbow whether they are a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, Senior Section or Trefoil member! This is an ALL SECTIONS challenge. 

Badges no longer available


Join in the fun and let us Grow Guiding together! 

International - India Challenge

Please support the 2017 International Trip to India, in August, 2017.

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International - Peru Challenge

Please support the 2015 international trip by having fun with their Peru Challenge

International - Uganda Challenge

Try our exciting new Uganda Challenge Badge for 2012. Funds raised will go to support our county trip to Uganda this summer. 



The GENE Media Challenge

The GENE Media Team has devised an exciting new challenge! The GENE media challenge is suitable for all sections from Rainbows to Trefoil.

Don't forget to order you badges once you have completed the challenge!

Commonwealth Award

The Commonwealth Award is for Guides and Senior Section members.  Once you have agreed with your Leader that you will undertake this award, complete the form to notify the County Commissioner of how you will present your Award and that she will at some point in the future need to verify that you have completed the Award. 

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