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Good bye BP


Veteran (100+ posts)
Having just read the latest email about the new awards for the new programme I'm very sad to see the name Baden - Powell will no longer be in use for the top Guide award.

I add this to the fact the Be Prepared motto was dropped a while back and to the fact that official branding doesn't contain a trefoil. All small things by them selves but it all adds up.

I'm very much looking forward to the new programme but do wonder if they could have fitted the name Baden-Powell in somewhere. Are the powers that be determined that we should leave our heritage behind?


The BP name has only been used for awards since 1983 so I don't think an especially long heritage could be claimed for the award. I suspect that actually, heritage/history might even take a bigger part than of late. Might even be able to squash some of the myths and lies?