Scout and Guide Historical Society (Proposed)

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Badge Picture Archive

I would like to see a picture archive and description of all known UK Scout & Guide badges.
What say you?

Re: Badge Picture Archive

This sounds like a great idea and very useful. There are thousands of badges out there, so it would be a huge task. If we all posted just a few images at a time, there would soon be a substantial library and I am sure some gems would turn up.

As Colin's website has shown, badges which might have ended up in a junk box, turn out to have a story behind them.


Re: Badge Picture Archive

There's a brilliant book by Thelma & Tony Newell with UK Brownie/Guide etc badges in it

Re: Badge Picture Archive

The Scout Memorabilia Collectors of Canada has a website wherein we have attempted to record some of our historical badges, books, catalogues, etc. We have been working at this for 9 years and it remains a work in progress. As Canada and the UK shared a common program up to 1968, many of the badges will look familiar to UK scouts. I am the webmaster for

Our badges do not include district/area/region badges as these are catalogued quite nicely on (run by a member of the Canadian Badgers Club).