The badges can be awarded to any member for nights spent away on Girlguiding activities from a Rainbow sleep over in the local village hall to an international trip to one of the World Centres, and everything in between. We hope units will award the badges to both girls and leaders to acknowledge achievement from that scary first ever night away (at whatever age) to the higher number of nights away, as an acknowledgement and thanks for all the time that has been given to Girlguiding to achieve this.
Who can take part in the scheme?
Any member from Rainbows to adult members.
Nights towards a Sleep Away badge can be back dated to start from 1 January 2016. We appreciate many people will have done lots of nights away before this date but we needed a launch date which is the same for everyone and we hope leaders will accept this.
How many badges are there?
There are currently eleven badges available for the following numbers of nights: 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200.
How do we record sleep away nights?
An individual record card can be downloaded here. Each girl and leader should have their own record card that as she moves sections to be handed to the new leader. Members of the Senior Section and adults may wish to keep an individual record card too.
How are sleep away nights verified?
Unit leaders are asked to record sleep away nights for girls in their unit. Adults and members of the Senior Section are asked to get another member of their unit or adult at an event to sign their record card.
How much are the badges and where can we order them?
Badges cost £1 and please ask your Branch Commissioner for details about how to order them.
What happens when I have completed 200 sleeps away?
In the future, once there is sufficient demand, we will look at adding further badges above the 200.