A Conversation for UK Guiding - Girl Guides
Bogwoppit Started conversation Jun 22, 2001
I'm pleased to see Guides on h2g2
One small correction:
Current Uniform consists of a navy blue sweatshirt or t-shirt. The badge sashes are gone (no big loss!) and we now have "gilets" (fleeces minus sleeves). This is apparently the only place the girls can stitch their badges!
Sue Posted Jun 22, 2001
Thanks for that It's nice to know somebody's actually read the entry
When did the badge sash go? Must have been fairly recently, I thought it was a pretty daft idea too, but only having the gilet to put badges on seems a bit off - surely there must be a better idea than that out there?
BTW, have the Brownies lost their badge sash too?
Bogwoppit Posted Jun 22, 2001
The badge sash was phased out over the last 6 - 9 months. The brownies still have theirs, but that age range aren't so self concious.
Re the gilet! None of the girls in my unit have bought one. They buy 1 piece of uniform at a time, and of course the top is first! As a result, nowhere to display to the badges they've worked so hard for.
I would welcome any bright ideas for badge display.
Sue Posted Jun 22, 2001
That makes me fell a little better - this entry was written about November-ish last year, probably just as the phase out was happening, although for various resons this entry didn't go into the edited guide until a lot later than that. That's one problem with the Edited Guide - keeping things up-to-date - which is one reason why I'm pleased you've taken the time & trouble to correct me on this.
No bright ideas here on the badge quandry I'm afraid - it seems such a shame not to show them off though - all that hard work and I always found the 'friendly rivalry' (for want of a better phrase) of having them on show spurred everyone to greater efforts.
And I've still got all my badges - sewn onto my old camping blanket - complete with the Brownie ones and the camp ones.
Bogwoppit Posted Jul 18, 2001
I'm very impressed that you transferred your badges to your camp blanket. One of my regrets is that all my guide badges are lost . My camp blanket just has two badges. The millenium commemoration one and the one from my first camp as a Guider at Ellesborough in Bucks. I'm just back from being first-aider at our District camp however, so I have got one more to stitch on now.
It was our last meeting of the term yesterday, so I have got 6 weeks now to come up with another term of scintillating ideas! Do you have any involvement with Guides at the moment?
I was very impressed that you had made the Guiding Guide entry at all. Good on you.
Sue Posted Jul 24, 2001
So how was the weeks camp? Good I hope
I haven't been directly involved with the Guides for quite some time now, but when I saw the University project on Girl Scouts of the USA, http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/A427619 I couldn't let that go without adding what I could for the UK Guide association. Writing those entries really bought back some fond memories.
Another researcher you may like to contact is http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/U176066 - kochanski, who left a message on the Brownies page to contact other Guiders.
Bogwoppit Posted Aug 16, 2001
Camp was great, of course, not enough eggy bread, and a small scare with police helicopters hovering overhead at 2am on the first night. Of course, the girls made up ever more ludicrous stories about this. Everything from escaped lions from the local wildlife park to mass murderers!
I have posted some support for Kochanski also. Thanks for linking us.
AEndr, The Mad Hatter Posted Aug 28, 2002
hi, I'm a Guider too. I'm a Brownie Guider and Senior Section member with NetGuides (which is a lone Guide unit on the internet) and a Guide Guider with North Oxford Guides and a SSAGO member in Oxford Uni.
Bogwoppit Posted Mar 7, 2003
Hi AEndr, sorry it has taken so long for me to get back on h2g2. The last 6 months were manic, and I just thought I'd check back and see how things were. I've seen your pitch on the campsite and think it is excellent. Of course I instantly recognised the soaping trick. We call it "greasing". Do You?
I am now planning camp 2003 - I'll be taking my licence this year!
Be glad to keep in touch periodically.
Happy Guiding (we're in Bucks so not far away!)
AEndr, The Mad Hatter Posted Mar 7, 2003
We call it "blacking" - because it goes that colour pretty quickly, though starting off white - and at the end of the camp, we de-black (which of course, involves getting the Guides as black as possible )
Are you on GuidingUK (yahoogroups) perhaps - if so, you will recognise me - give me a wave if you are. I'm going to be moving soonish myself - off to Berkshire for 6 months, then Devon - as I start a proper job and then it moves location. I won't be on much from April till I settle in and get an internet connection.
Mizzpinky *sighs* here we go again Posted Jan 7, 2006
going back to the sash guides can still wear a sash if they so wish
wales_rules_ok Posted Jan 22, 2006
Also, you can sew badges on your camp blanket,too.
JoannaP610 Posted May 18, 2009
Our guide unit is the same, but we still use the old uniforms as none of us like the new one. Guides from our unit either sew their badges on their "handmade camp blankets" we made on a craft night or sew them down the sleeve of their jumpers.
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