The question of badge tabs comes up a lot! so thought I'd start a stickied thread for advice etc. And a place to stick up photos! I know we all like admiring each others badges! FAQ's: Who wears which badge tab? Senior Section members wear the ice/aqua/grey striped tab. Their Promise badge is Aqua (though you may see some Young Leaders wearing a white one, officially now discontinued). Adult Leaders wear a GG Blue tab with a different coloured stripe to denote their section. Their Promise badge is Navy. Unit Helpers (both male & female) wear a Raspberry tab. They can wear the members badge or Navy Promise badge (if female). Many senior section members are also adult leaders. they should ideally wear the correct tab for the uniform they're wearing. I'm a new leader - when can I start wearing one? As soon as you like. As a leader in training (as it were) you are entitled to wear adult leader uniform. This includes the badge tab. Many units buy tabs out of unit funds for their leaders, but others ask you to buy it yourself. if in doubt ask! I work with two different sections - which one do I choose? Up to you. Some people own both with a different selection, or duplicate badges on them. Some will only own one tab but may choose which one depending on their role in the unit (eg if they are GiC at Brownies, but Assistant at Guides they'll pick the Brownie tab). Some go for the creative pinning option (two tabs pinned together), though really we should only wear one at a time! What side do I wear it on? The right. What badges can wear on my tab? The current edition of the Manual contains no words of wisdom on the subject, so pretty much anything goes! However for a bit of guidance, the previous 4th Edition Manual stated the Promise Badge plus four others of your choice. Examples they gave include: County Badge, World Badge, Awards (eg Queens Guide, Duke of Edingburgh), Qualifications (eg First Aid, Camp License), Long Service Awards, Commissioner badges, Members badge, Specials (eg metal Centenary badge, Changing the World metal badge etc.) I haven't made my Promise yet - what badge should I wear until then? Usually the Promise badge of the previous section you were in. eg. your Guide Promise badge or Senior Section promise badge. My badge tab keeps bouncing around, pulling down on my top and/or makes holes in it - help! A lot of the uniform now has reinforced areas for the tab to go. However if yours doesn't then some options are: Pin it through your bra strap (just be careful to unpin before you take it off!). Use a badge at the bottom of your tab to pin it through your top (so it's secured top and bottom). Add on your own reinforcement, eg. iron on web on the rear side of your top in the right place. Can you show me some examples of tabs? See photos posted below!