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Help! Brownie sash full after one year!

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3b1g Sun 11-Nov-12 10:29:15

DD joined Brownies a year ago. She was full of enthusiasm about what badges she wanted to work towards, so I invested in the wider sash and started sewing them on in two rows of squares rather than a zigzag row of diamonds so more would fit on. The pack have also done lots of challenge badges (jubilee challenge, Sangam etc) which I've sewn on the back. With two years of Brownies left, the sash is now almost full, even though I've sewn the badges as close together as possible. Which of the following options would be best:
1) sew the 'fun' badges on to a gilet (even though no-one else in the pack does this) making more room for 'earned' badges
2) transfer the oldest badges on to her camp blanket so she only wears the newest ones on the sash
3) buy a second sash to be worn across the first (on the opposite shoulder) and start sewing the newest badges on to this. Has anyone actually done this? Would it look ridiculous?
Any advice gratefully received, especially from Brownie leaders or parents who have experienced this. Thanks.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 14-Nov-12 09:12:28

<cries> DD never liked Brownies so I missed out on all this badge stuff.

I desperately wanted her to be in the Imps like me, and to get the Hostessing badge.

Do they still have imps, pixies and sprites and the hostessing badge (I think the bade was a cup of tea). i bet they don't. grin

How lovely that your dd has filled her sash with all her badges OP.

3b1g Wed 14-Nov-12 13:10:05

They do have the hostess badge! Much to my chagrin, DD has chosen the most homemaking, domestic, housewifey badges to do, three of which involved washing up! Some packs (units?) might still have Imps, but we have squirrels, hedgehogs etc.

Poledra Wed 14-Nov-12 13:14:25

DD1's a Pixie, GetOrf smile And she got her hostess badge last term - they each had to invite a friend to Brownies one night and take along cakes and serve their friends.

Poledra Wed 14-Nov-12 13:15:27

It's not a cup of tea these days, though

BertieBotts Wed 14-Nov-12 13:29:54

I wanted that hostess badge so badly! I failed utterly at brownies. I think I got about four badges sad

BertieBotts Wed 14-Nov-12 13:32:26

I'm just looking at the descriptions now. One of the requirements of the "Holiday" badge (I thought that might be a nice easy one...) is "Know why it is important to keep healthy while on holiday"

I don't! Why is it particularly important on holiday? confused Is this why I utterly suck at life, because I'm incapable of gaining a brownie badge at the age of 24?? <falls apart>

Poledra Wed 14-Nov-12 13:44:14

Well, maybe they're thinking about making sure you only drink clean water, not getting sunburned <clutches at passing straws>

3b1g Wed 14-Nov-12 13:47:54

Because unless you've got comprehensive medical insurance, you'll be up the creek without a paddle as most countries don't have an NHS?
Disclaimer: that might not be the answer the tester will be looking for.

Seeline Wed 14-Nov-12 13:54:44

I think the Holiday relates to Pack holidays rather than family trips abroad grin
I think the answer is to eat the food Brown Owl provides rather than stuffing your face with the sweets supposed to be for the midnight feast, and making yourself rather ill wink

3b1g Wed 14-Nov-12 15:18:38

Just in case anyone thought I was making it up about the giant elephant-shaped badge. It's the full width of the wider sash.

EcoLady Wed 14-Nov-12 22:34:28

Loving the velcro tip 83b1g*! I will pass that on to the parents smile

Dancergirl Thu 15-Nov-12 00:02:40

Another one here of the cup of tea hostess badge era! Think I got that one but I also failed at brownies. Hardly any badges and I was on the flipping footpath for ages without progressing to 'road' or 'highway' lol.

Pleased to report that dd is doing a bit better than me. I sew her badges on her gilet. You can line them up touching each other (like tiles) and can get loads on.

Ixia Mon 03-Dec-12 13:09:05

DD has just moved Brownies, her old pack sewed badges on their gilets. The new pack leader insists on sashes, to the point of giving us one <grrr>. I'm not unpicking and so far refuse to use the sash, most of the girls don't actually wear the sashes, it seems a shame not to be able to display your badges.

MrsMerryMeeple Mon 03-Dec-12 13:40:18

LoveBox that made me lol, then shock. What sort of Brown Owl says "nice try, but you didn't do a very good job" ??!?

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