As a few of you will have found out, one of my pet hates is seeing Brownies/Guides wearing sew-on badges all over the hoodie/t-shirt/polo shirt.
After having read the Girlguiding website it says for Brownies -
"How Brownies display their interest badges is up to each girl. Many Brownies sew them on their gilet top. Others choose to wear them on a sash, or keep them safe in their Brownie Promise Box or a scrapbook."
And for Guides -
"A Guide wears her Promise badge on her uniform top. She may wear her Patrol emblem, a Patrol Leader/Second badge, a Pack Leader badge, or Rainbow Helper badge on her uniform top.
A Guide may choose to display her interest badges:
* on her gilet, sewing them where she wishes
* on her camp blanket
* in her G file
* as a collection in another form.
A Guide may wear or display County, Country/Region or Association challenge badges for the specified time."
Which says to me...when in uniform a Brownie displays her badges on a sash or gilet and a Guide certain badges on her top and rest on a gilet.
The front cover of Guiding magazine a few months back had a Brownie with badges on her hoodie, I sent GGUK an email asking why they had shown a Brownie incorrectly dressed on the front cover.
I received a reply which basically stated that a Brownie could put her badges where she liked (hmm...around the bottom of the trouser legs perhaps). So I replied to that...'Why does your website state that a Brownie wears her badges on a sash or gilet?' To which they replied "We do not want to exclude girls on the grounds of religion or wealth".
So what it comes down to is just do whatever you want - but not in my District!