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Where do the Jubilee badges go on the Guide uniform?

Discussion in 'Diamond Jubilee' started by kirsch, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Cazbly

    Cazbly Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)

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    As I say, I had a full guidance document issued and not a local thing............. it was pinned on our notice board for the best part of a year. This is not a figment of my imagination and it was being followed across numerous different counties/regions.
     
  2. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Why dont they just put an offical guideline to be followed for certain badges (promise, sixer, patrol leader, county,interest) then have freedom for any other badges, it would be nice to see organised looking people! At Brownies half have come up with a neat set up that they follow other literaly stick them any where (and it doesnt look good). However I can see how it can work for Rainbows and Brownies where the badges are roughly the same shape/size but Guide ones are all different and for Senior Section we have no interest badges *sad face* yet what do we do with event badges, county and region?
    It could be introducted with new sets of handbooks (another thing WHY no handbook for SS? CDs cant be taken to meetings and books/folders etc are so much more practicle!)

    Diamond Jubilee has been put at the top of my sleeve, everyone else in my unit has yet to sew on, apart from one who has put it strait on her balnket as only wants to have to sew it on once.
     
  3. captain1

    captain1 Veteran (100+ posts) GuiderPlus

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    in fact I was told at the start of this uniform change the only place officially is on the Jilet [don't know if that is how you spell it] or camp blanket but as most of my Guides can't afford a jilet they just sew round the bottom of uniform after being at the 2010 camp it was amazing to see where all the badges were sewn.
     
  4. fenris

    fenris fenris GuiderPlus

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    Some of our Brownies have sashes and sew their badges on, some keep their badges in their Brownie box, some I don't know what happens to them. Since we have mix-and-match uniforms it would be difficult to define positions for badges on the different garments.
     
  5. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    In the adventure books they could put a guideline for sash/guilet for brownies,then revelvent for other sections, like they used to or have agreed district/divison/ county (?) instructions...?
     
  6. Sparky

    Sparky Veteran (100+ posts) GuiderPlus

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    I agree. It's a total mish mash at the moment...
     
  7. Tawnyowl51

    Tawnyowl51 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I tell parents to start at the top, sew them close together, and work their way down. I don't worry too much if fun badges go on the sashes or hoodies, since there seems to be no official layout so it's just a case of personal preferences. And if anyone wishes to complain ( not on here!!, I mean people who are in postions of authority) then when they can find the official layout and show me I will do something about it. We never had any guidance document in this area
     
  8. ker-stee

    ker-stee SGP Enthusiast GuiderPlus

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    And what about for groups where sash's or gilets can't be afforded? My girls all have a second hand top, and I doubt many could afford any extra pieces of uniform...
     
  9. ElfOwl

    ElfOwl Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I must admit that when I was a Brownie leader, I got so fed up of parents asking where on the sash (unit had sashes) to sew unit nametape, county silk and six emblem, etc., that OH drew a diagram for me of a sash showing approximately where to put each badge. This got given out on their promise night when they were given all the badges. Parnets didn't ask teh question, just sometimes asked for another copy as they had lost the original. I know there is no set place any more for badges, but in my experience, parents seeem think there is and prefer to be told where to put the badges.
     
  10. KatieW

    KatieW Guide Guider, Nottingham Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    I wonder if that's because many parents were Brownies/Guides when there were set places for badges?
     
  11. ElfOwl

    ElfOwl Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Possibly, I did wonder that myself, but to be honest, I think it looks better if the badges are in the same/similar place for everyone or maybe that is becasue I am from the era when there were rules on badge placement.
     
  12. RMT

    RMT Guide Leader GuiderPlus

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    I get parents asking about guide badges all the time, they are suprise when i tell them where ever they want.
     
  13. meoome

    meoome Beginner (10+ posts)

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    most of our guides sew them onto there camp blankets xx
     

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