What The Guiding World Badge Represents

>>  Sunday, October 27, 2013

Whilst I was poking around the webernet for different resources for an evening at Rangers talking about the Promise.  I stumbled on what our world badge represents.  I think I knew this once but is fell by my knowledge wayside.  So as much as a reminder to myself, here is the detail, courtesy of http://guidinguk.freeservers.com/worldbadge-outline.html

Every part of the World Badge has a meaning:

The golden Trefoil on a bright blue background represents the sun shining over all the children of the world.

The three leaves represent our three-fold Promise as originally laid down by the Founder.

The base of the stalk represents the flame of the love of humanity.

The vein pointing upwards through the centre of the Trefoil represents the compass needle pointing the way.

The two stars represent the Promise and Law.

Around the edge is the encircling ring of friendship symbolising the World Association - an open ring because the Association is still growing

Anyone who has made their Girl Guide or Girl Scout Promise can wear the World Trefoil Badge. It can be worn both in and out of uniform

The World Badge, a WAGGGS symbol, was first adopted at the 11th World Conference in Evian, France, in 1946.  It's design changed in 1991. Whilst the badge looked different the symbolism stayed the same.

I managed to find my old one tucked away in a cupboard. The old one is on the left.

Yes, it's official, I am old enough to own the old badge.  This is not a good thing!


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