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United Kingdom Girl Guides 1

 



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Vintage First Class Pins

 
All Girl Scouting and Girl Scouting 'round the world have their roots in the United Kingdom. A natural outgrowth of the Boy Scouting movement started by Robert Baden-Powell, Girl Guiding blossomed under the guidance of Baden-Powell's sister, Agnes and later his wife, Olave. Juliette Low got her first taste of Scouting while living in the United Kingdom, starting a troop in Scotland.
 
Girl Guiding of the United Kingdom has had an undeniable influence on the movement worldwide.
 

Names and dates are based on my own research and subject to change! If I got something wrong - please let me know - Thanks.

Queen's Guide Badge

  The Queen's Guide Badge is earned by Rangers, Young Leaders or a Guiders between the ages of 16-25 (ages varied over the years). It takes about 3 years to complete all the requirements. A similar award is the Queen's Scout Badge that can be earned by girls enrolled in the Boy Scout Ventures Program.

There are 2 versions to this felt patch. The difference is in the crown. The first version's crown is a bit more angled at the top - for Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI. (1942)

This second version (shown) is for the current queen, Queen Elizabeth and is newer.(1957)

 

1968

 

 

1972-1986

Current Queen's Guide

 Award 1986

 

 

Early Years of Girl Guiding

(Michelle Jermy)

1915 Membership Brooch

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early to 1921

World War I Service felt

1910 Toymaker Badge

Enrollment Pins for 1922-1931

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Guide

Sea Ranger

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Air Ranger

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Land Ranger

   

 

Enrollment Pins for 1932-1967         

 

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Guide

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Land Ranger name changed to just Rangers by 1965

Sea Ranger                           Image donated by Louise St. Germain

missing a light blue image (Air Ranger)

Cadets (Ranger age)

Lone Guides

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Lone Rangers

 

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Commissioner

 

 

1961

 

Enrollment Pins for 1968-1994

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Guide

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Ranger

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Cadets (Ranger age)

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 Ranger

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Commissioner

 

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Local Association

The Rangers age level went through changes during this period. They combined the Air and Sea Rangers with the Land Rangers for the turquoise color pin. Although the red pin is likely to be Ranger, I can not verify this.

Girl Guide Enrollment Pins 1994 - 2005 (all images - Angie Olds)

Rainbows ・ --------------age 5-7 yrs.

Brownies ・--------------- age 7-10 yrs.

Guides --------------------age 10-14 yrs.

Ranger (Senior Section) ---14-18 yrs.

Young Leader (Sr. Section) 14-18 yrs.

Adult Leader ・----------- age 18-65 yrs.

Trefoil Guild ・----------- age 65+

 

Girl Guide Enrollment Pins 2005 -current (all images - Angie Olds)

Rainbows ・ --------------age 5-7 yrs.

Brownies ・--------------- age 7-10 yrs.

Guides --------------------age 10-14 yrs.

Ranger (Senior Section) ---14-18 yrs.

Young Leader (Sr. Section) 14-18 yrs.

Adult Leader ・----------- age 18-65 yrs.

Trefoil Guild ・----------- age 65+

 

Baden-Powell Trefoil Award

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Eight Pointe Programmed
1969-1996 +
 
In the early days of the 8 Point Program, Guides earned to following:
Yellow Trefoil could be earned after 12 months of membership and completing several requirements.
Green Trefoil could be received 12 months after the Yellow Trefoil and completion of additional requirements
Red Trefoil could be received 12 months after the Green Trefoil and completion of additional requirements
Baden-Powell Trefoil (blue with wording) could be started after receiving the Red Trefoil - if the girl was at least 13 years old. There were several requirements.
 
Some time later the program added the Blue Trefoil, that was to be worked on after the Red Trefoil, and could be worked on the same time as the Baden-Powell Trefoil, but must be finished first.
 
Pin from 1969-1982 are bronze, 1983-1993 gold metal wide boarder

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Brownie Enrollment Pins

Louise St. Germain found this c.1920s pin for 69 cents!!!!

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1940-1945

 

1940-1945

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c.1950

 

c.1967

 

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c.1970

 

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