Help me with where to put these Brownie badges please!

(12 Posts)
MrsFogi Sun 06-Jul-14 22:11:59

When I was a Brownie it was easy - the arms of my dress were covered with badges. These days.....the silly sash doesn't seem to have room for many badges at all. So, where am I supposed to put the Big Brownie Birthday Challenge badge and also I have a fan shaped "Adventure" badge (looks as though there may be other badges that could fit with it to make a circle of fan shaped badges). Any ideas on the best place to put these?

nonicknameseemsavailable Sun 06-Jul-14 22:26:48
JennyWren Sun 06-Jul-14 22:50:45

You can put them anywhere you'd like to - there isn't a single 'right' place. Some Brownies have them over the back of their polo shirt, which looks nice; lots put them on the front, which is also great. Really - put them where you think they look good smile

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Sun 06-Jul-14 23:26:08

I would recommend sewing them on to a camp blanket, though don't get a Brownie one, or you'll end up resewing them all when she goes to Guides.
If your unit doesn't do sleepovers, then sew the badges on to gilet or hoodie, anywhere you like.

MaudantWit Mon 07-Jul-14 09:11:59

Brownie leader here.

With the badge sash, the advice used to be that badges that had been worked for went on the front and "fun" badges went on the back. That hasn't changed, as far as I know, but frankly nobody's likely to notice or care if you do it differently. If your Brownie is likely to amass lots of badges, it's better to get one of the extra wide badge sashes so you can do a double row. My DD filled two.

redskyatnight Mon 07-Jul-14 09:27:04

Another Brownie leader here.

My DD has her badges on a camp blanket.
Other girls have theirs on sashes, or the gilet, or the hoody, or ... I have no idea where. There isn't a right or wrong place. (and hadn't heard MaudantWit 's advice, so would suggest that is probably not universal!)

MaudantWit Mon 07-Jul-14 12:36:46

Hmm, maybe it's a county thing, then. Anyway, it's 10 years since I was told it and I've always thought it was pretty pointless ::naughty Brown Owl:: as badges can be sewn willy-nilly onto camp blankets and hoodies.

JulieMichelleRobinson Mon 07-Jul-14 20:37:19

In the old days (post uniform-change-to-guide-wear) all mine went on my sash. And I had lots but it was a proper sash.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Wed 09-Jul-14 12:44:48

I sewed my DDs' onto the sash, then when they went to Guides, I sewed the whole sash onto a camp blanket.

Brownies, Guides etc no longer wear "uniform" as such. They wear "Brownie wear" (who's stupid idea was that?), so badges can go anywhere you like, unless your particular unit, district, region etc has it's own rules.

MaudantWit Wed 09-Jul-14 13:01:10

I haven't got round to it yet, but I have the same intention to sew DD's two badge sashes onto her camp blanket in their entirety.

dizzyday07 Fri 11-Jul-14 00:47:15

DD already has a full sash with still a year to go. I made her a fleece patchwork blanket to which I have to sewn her duplicate badges (we moved areas so she did some twice) plus the pile of "specials" she has and have added too the ones she earned at Rainbows. It is big enough that and Guides badges can eventually be added too

Groovee Sat 19-Jul-14 18:06:06

I let my parents do whatever they want with sewing. One bought a large gillet and sewed them on there.

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