Welcome

to my

United Kingdom Guide Badge History

 

This website is the result of much research into Guide badges and is based on information from my collection of badges and Guide Association books. 

    As you browse the site, you will find some badges change names but keep the same design, whilst others keep the name but change the design.  I have indexed the badges by name and aim to include a picture of all the designs used for that badge.  I also aim to include cross references for where the same design has been used for a badge of a different name.  To identify a badge, see the design index.

 

Over the years, badges have changed in size and materials.  More recently, the shapes have changed too.  See my general guide for these details which are not repeatedly covered under individual badges.

 

Active Response Accident Prevention Agility Aircraft
Air Mechanic Airwoman Ambulance Angler
Animal Active Aquarist Artist Astronomer
Athlete Authoress    

 

Backwoodsman Band Basket Maker Basket Weaver
Basket Worker Bee Farmer Bee Keeper Bellringer
Be Prepared Bird Lover Bird Watcher Boatswain
Booklover Braille Braille Communication British Commonwealth and Empire Knowledge
British Commonwealth Knowledge      

 

Camper Camper Advanced Canoeist Care of Elderly People
Carpenter Caver Caver Advanced Challenge
Chess Child Care Child Nurse Chocolate
Chorister Circus Skills Clerk Cobbler
Collector Commonwealth Commonwealth Knowledge Communicator
Community Action Computer Confectioner Conservation
Cook Country Dancer Craft Crime Prevention
Culture Cyclist    

 

Dairymaid Dairy Worker Dancer Deaf Awareness
Decorative Needlecraft Dinghy Sailor Discovering Faith Domestic Service
Downhill Skier      

 

Electrician Embroiderer Embroideress Emergency Helper
Empire Knowledge English Folk Entertainer Europe

     

Faith Awareness Farmer Farmworker Film Lover
Finding Your Way Fire Brigade Fire Fighter Fire Safety
First Aid Fitness Florist Flower Arranger
Flower Lover Flyer Folk Dancer Folk Singer
Forester Friend to Animals Friend to Deaf People Friend to the Blind
Friend to the Deaf      

    

Gardener Geologist Guide Friendship Gymnast

                                                                         

Handbell Ringer Handywoman Health Healthy Lifestyles
Heritage Hiker History Lover Hobbies
Holiday Home Defence Homemaker Home Nurse
Horsemanship Horsewoman Hospital Nurse Hostess

          

Independent Living International Knowledge Interpreter Interpreter to the Deaf

                                                                

Keep Fit Knitter Knotter  

       

Lace Maker Landgirl Landworker Language
Laundress Lifesaver Local History  

                    

Manx Folk Map Reader Matron Milliner
Minstrel Music Group Musician Music Lover
Music Zone      

                   

Naturalist Needlecraft Needlewoman Nurse

   

Oarswoman Observer Outdoor Chef Outdoor Cook
Outdoor Pursuits      

               

Party Planner Pathfinder Performing Arts Personal Safety
Photographer Pioneer Poultry Farmer Printer

               

Rabbit Keeper Radio Communication Rambler Reader
Rescuer Rider Rifle Shot Road Safety

                     

Sailor Science Science Investigator Scottish Folk
Scribe Seasons Secretary Short Tennis
Sick Nurse Sight Awareness Signaller Singer
Skater Skier Speaker Spinner
Sports Sportswoman Stalker Stargazer
Star Lover Stitchery Surveyor Survival
Swimmer      

      

Tailor Team Leader Team Player Telegraphist
Thrift Toymaker Traditions of Guiding Traveller

                                      

Ulster Folk      

                                                   

Walking Water Rescuer Water Safety Weather
Weatherman Welsh Folk Windsurfer Woodman
Woodworker World Association World Cultures World Friendship
World Guiding World Issues World Traveller Worldwide
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