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Question? Badge Identification

LittleMe88

Veteran (100+ posts)
GuiderPlus
#1
I have come across a large bag of old badges and am struggling to identify some of them. Can any one help?

Green guide staged badges:
Swallow - birdwatcher?
Person on a podium - Communicator?
Campfire - is it just campfire?
Flag on pole?

Brown triangular badges with Brownie Guides text at top:
Two hands on a green circle
Footprints across a black and white circle
An imp face - toymaker?
A lightbulb
A phone - communicator?
Globe - World wide?
Mother and child walking
Cobweb - Craft?


Brown triangular badge with Girl guides across top:
Cross - 1st aid?
Arrow pointing to the side -
Girl with music notes - musician/singer?
Person crossing road - road safety
Mother and child walking
Gridded box
Panda - conservation?
Looks like the arc - toymaker?
Semaphore flags - signaller/semaphore?
Back of a rabbit - animal lover?

I also have two types of brown agility badge. One where the girl has one leg lifted and the other where both legs are down. Are they both agility just issued at different times?

All help appreciated, thanks!
 

Fearless Guider

Senior Section Guider
#2
I've tried to put on my identifications (tricky by just picture) in purple next to each one:

Green guide staged badges:
Swallow - birdwatcher?
Person on a podium - Communicator? public speaker
Campfire - is it just campfire? survival
Flag on pole? interpreter

Brown triangular badges with Brownie Guides text at top:
Two hands on a green circle world friendship
Footprints across a black and white circle world traveller
An imp face - toymaker?
A lightbulb
A phone - communicator?
Globe - World wide?
Mother and child walking
Cobweb - Craft? craft


Brown triangular badge with Girl guides across top:
Cross - 1st aid? yes
Arrow pointing to the side - path finder
Girl with music notes - musician/singer?
Person crossing road - road safety
Mother and child walking
Gridded box got a feeling this is some sort of safety or household badge... can't remember!
Panda - conservation?
Looks like the arc - toymaker? yes
Semaphore flags - signaller/semaphore?
Back of a rabbit - animal lover? yes
 

KatieW

Guide Guider, Nottingham
Staff member
GuiderPlus
Moderator
#3
I've tried to put on my identifications (tricky by just picture) in purple next to each one:

Flag on pole? interpreter
If the flag is red I believe it's Culture. I can check my stuff when I get home but that's not going to be for a while! Cazbly may get here first!
 

Cazbly

Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)
#4
Green guide staged badges:
Swallow - birdwatcher? - correct - birdwatcher
Person on a podium - Communicator? - speaker
Campfire - is it just campfire? - survival
Flag on pole? - culture (yellow) water safety (red)

Brown triangular badges with Brownie Guides text at top:
Two hands on a green circle - world culture
Footprints across a black and white circle - world traveller
An imp face - toymaker? - jester
A lightbulb - science investigator
A phone - communicator? - nearly - communications
Globe - World wide? - correct - worldwide
Mother and child walking - road safety
Cobweb - Craft? - correct - craft (but had been weaver originally, just out of interest)


Brown triangular badge with Girl guides across top:
Cross - 1st aid? - first aider
Arrow pointing to the side - pathfinder
Girl with music notes - musician/singer? - music lover
Person crossing road - earlier design of road safety
Mother and child walking - road safety
Gridded box - safety in the home (it is supposed to be a fireguard)
Panda - conservation? - correct - conservation
Looks like the arc - toymaker? - correct - toymaker
Semaphore flags - signaller/semaphore? - correct - signaller
Back of a rabbit - animal lover? - discoverer (earlier name was observer)

I also have two types of brown agility badge. One where the girl has one leg lifted and the other where both legs are down. Are they both agility just issued at different times?
- agility where one leg is lifted
- athlete where both legs are down

And that concludes this afternoon's session of name that badge.
 
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bagpuss

Dursley District Guider & Commissioner
GuiderPlus
#5
With the flag staged one I beleive the yellow flag is culture and a red flag is water safety
 

ChairThing

Still A Guide at Heart
#7
Cazbly wins the prize!

One question, though. The first aid badge, I seem to recall there being two different ones - one with a white cross, one with a red. But I can't remember whether this was in the Guides badges, the Brownie badge, or if my mind has just made it all up!

*sigh* They don't make badges like that any more!
 

Cazbly

Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)
#8
Cazbly wins the prize!

One question, though. The first aid badge, I seem to recall there being two different ones - one with a white cross, one with a red. But I can't remember whether this was in the Guides badges, the Brownie badge, or if my mind has just made it all up!

*sigh* They don't make badges like that any more!
Guides - you had home nurse and first aid .... and there were a few other "specials" through the years too.
 

LittleMe88

Veteran (100+ posts)
GuiderPlus
#9
Thanks Cazably, knew someone here would have the answers. I have discovered that those two slightly different agility badges are not the same, one is agility and the other is athlete.
 

Cazbly

Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)
#14
Blimey Cazbly. How much of that was from book/how much off the top of your head [=
About 70% off the top of my head - remember I had both a Brownie and a Guide unit for nearly 20 years so was used to handing those badges out.