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Brownie promise badge query

Discussion in 'Traditions' started by Jenniferk863, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Jenniferk863

    Jenniferk863 Beginner (10+ posts)

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    Our Guides were talking about traditions and I said I remember being the first brownie in our pack to receive the yellow enamel promise badge, everyone else had the bronze pin.

    They then asked me what year I joined brownies and I'm stumped. I know I was older than usual as I waited and waited on a long waiting list. I did complete footpath, Road and highway badges before I got to Guides but again, I stayed in brownies for a bit longer waiting for a place at Guides.

    Does anyone know what year the brownie promise badge changed to enamel?
     
  2. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Until someone more educated in the subject can correct me, I think it was 1994 the enamel badges were introduced. Some units might have used up existing stock for a while though.
     
  3. Quack

    Quack Veteran (100+ posts) Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    By bronze pin...do you mean the silver trefoil ? Sounds like a Fenris query but didn't they change when the JB uniform came in about '88 ?
     
  4. Jenniferk863

    Jenniferk863 Beginner (10+ posts)

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    1994 sounds right. I joined brownies after Christmas so I'd say new year 1995 which made me 8.5 at starting.
     
  5. Jenniferk863

    Jenniferk863 Beginner (10+ posts)

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    It was the silver trefoil with the brownie in the middle. I had a JB uniform but my sash pin didn't have the dangly silver chain, mine was just a solid bar. The older brownies had chains or holes where the chain had been removed because it was broken.
     
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  7. Jenniferk863

    Jenniferk863 Beginner (10+ posts)

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    Thank you, that matches up exactly
     

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