Traditions of Guiding badge

traditions of guiding badge

Girls aged 10-14 from 26th Cambridge Guides have shown they are leading the way after completing the Traditions of Guiding Badge.

The girls had to complete a series of activities in order to earn the badge, including knowing ten significant facts about the history of guiding. With the help of the county archives the girls modelled guide uniform throughout the ages and made dampers, a type of bread traditionally eaten around the camp fire, whilst finding out about badges that were available 20 years ago.

The girls were presented with their badges by their Leader, Cara Cooper, at their unit meeting on 11 November 2014.

Ellen, 11 said ‘It was fun eating dampers and trying on the old uniforms, although I’m glad I don’t have to wear a hat anymore!’

The badges available to guides offer a wide range of exciting opportunities and adventures to girls aged 10-14 from Film Lover to Science and Outdoor Pursuits.

Girlguiding groups in Cambridgeshire East wishing to use the uniform archives can do so by contacting the County Archivist to book the uniforms.

Traditions of Guiding badge

Uniforms through the ages for the Traditions of Guiding badge