Well I woke up this morning and suddenly decided to have a look at my old Brownie and Girl Guide badges. I have no idea why. I would quite like to make something out of them or display them in some way, as it seems a shame to keep them hidden in a drawer. I haven't got all my badges, think they're still over at my Mum's, so I will have to ask her for them. Some of my Brownie badges are on my old camp blanket and I have a Girl Guide sash with a few on too. I think I have duplicates of some badges, because I was in a local Pack and in a school one too! Here is a picture of some of the ones I've dug out so far:
They are all badges from Brownies and Guides in the early 90s. I don't remember getting half of them and I'm fairly sure I didn't deserve most of them. I remember having an argument with my Mum over the "Animal Lover" Brownie badge, something to do with crying every time I had to clean out my guinea pigs! I do remember getting the "Science Investigator" badge though, there was a group of three of us (I think) working for it and it took ages. We had to make yoghurt and do a project on Marie Curie. There's a badge from Unity '94, I think we went in Guides. It was an international Girl Guide camp and we (the 1st Colwich Guides/1st Bishton Guides, can't remember which) were camping with some girls from Sierra Leone. It was based at Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire (at least a mile from my house) and lasted 2 weeks I think. It seemed a long time away from home when you were 11. I don't remember much about it, apart from wandering around fields collecting signatures from Guides in a workbook (things like: 'Find a Guide who can tie a sheepshank knot') and throwing up all the way to Alton Towers. We got given some ashes from the campfire at the end in a little film canister, I still have mine!
I have to say thank you to this website, for helping me find out the names of all the badges - I had no idea about some of them.
Does anyone else have collections of badges from when they were younger? Any ideas what to do with them?
Thistle Girl x