The Silver Fish



Taken from Guide Newsletter May 1966




The Silver Fish was originally instituted in 1911 for all-round good work and the gaining of 15 proficiency badges, and could be worn by any Guide or Guider who qualified.  It was shaped like a whiting with its tail in its mouth.  Then in 1917 it was changed to the highest possible award for Good Service to the Movement and the shape was also changed to that of a sardine, worn on a light blue ribbon with navy blue edges.


There is only one Gold Fish in the World.  This was awarded to the Chief Guide in 1918 and is unique.