Posts tagged girlguiding uk
Posts tagged girlguiding uk
Firstly, I must apologise for taking so long to post this. I arranged a trade with dinejam here on Tumblr a couple of months ago, but have only just gotten around to uploading the photos.
So, here’s what I sent:
Here’s what I received:
It’s very cute! Even though she lives in Wales, she is part of Guiding South West England (same as me!) so it was an interesting trade to do. It had never occurred to me before that if you lived near a border, you could join Guiding in a different country! Pretty cool.
Many thanks for trading with me, and helping me get my County centenary badge into another country! If I can find someone in Scotland who wants one, then I’ll have sent one to all of the different component countries in the UK :p.
If you think you might like to trade with me, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I will trade with you no matter where you live. Updated pictures of what badges I have available to trade are on my page. I look forward to hearing from you!
Some photos from my latest Guide/Scout badge swap, again arranged through Tumblr. Their page can be found here: Read-Outside. (I’m never sure if people are happy for me to post their first name or not, so I think I’ll stick on the safe side with just posting links!)
Here’s what I sent:
A metal Girlguiding UK centenary badge, and three cloth ones: Centenary Camp, Keep Calm and Carry on Guiding and Diamond Jubilee.
Here’s what I received:
I had to include the note because that handwriting is just beautiful! The badges are: 2 from the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast and two different Girl Scout Centennial ones. As I’ve said before, I am happy to trade for doubles as they can go in my trading pile.
It was wonderful to set up a swap again, especially as I also received one of the sets of Disney stamps I’ve been longing for, as an extra suprise that just made my day.
If you think you might like to trade, just get in touch via my ask box. Don’t worry, I don’t bite! If you want to see what I’ve got available, here’s my latest post with photos (although of course some are gone now, as they’re the ones photographed above!): Guide Badges to Trade.
The new badge my mum and me designed.
This is beyond amazing. Wow. Just… wow!
I don’t usually reblog much but this has to be shared. Look at that beautiful thing! How do I get one? My camp blanket needs it!
Edit 1/5/13: Please note that I’ve done an updated list with new pictures. If you want to see what I’ve got available to trade, please look here.
Here’s a quick summary post (with pictures, whooo!) of the Guide badges I currently have available to trade.
These are all the centenary-related badges I have to trade.
The black oval one is from the Centenary camp, the round ones are the general celebration ones. Those square ones are for Girlguiding Royal Berkshire, my county, and the big “100” ones are iron-on patches. Edit 5/11/12: The Centenary Camp badge is now gone!
I’ve got badges from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I quite like the fact they’re diamond-shaped; relevant AND unusual.
Plus one rectangular “Keep calm and carry on Guiding.” Edit 5/11/12: The Keep Calm badge is now gone, and I only have one Diamond Jubilee one left.
I don’t usually have metal ones so it’s quite exciting to have these to trade. They’re both from the centenary;
the round one goes quite well with the round fabric badge in the first photo. The other is just a silver and black “100”. Edit 5/11/12: The round one is now gone! Edit 1/5/13: The other one is also now gone!
I love badge trading, and I’m open to swapping for pretty much any badge. I don’t mind what country you’re in, as long as you don’t mind that I’m in the UK. And I’ll even take duplicates of the same badge if that’s all you’ve got, as I can add those to my trading pile :). If you think you might be interested, get in touch via my ask box. I look forward to hearing from you!
More badge swap photos, this time with a lovely Girl Scout in the good ol’ USA. She can be found here on Tumblr, as ExploreCreateWonder and I know she’s looking for more people to trade with, so if you fancy some nice badges, go and get in touch!
So, here’s what I sent:
I tried to be artistic by adding a trefoil at the bottom of the letter. I’m not sure it succeeded…
What I received:
I really love the fact that I got to send badges from Girlguiding UK’s centenary in 2010, and recieve in return badges from the USA Girl Scout movement’s centenary this year, 2012. The Northern Illinois one is just stunning, and I love the “Year of the girl” motto!
As always, if you think you might be interested in trading badges with me, then just get in touch via my ask box. I don’t bite, honestly! I’m in the UK but I’m happy to trade with any country, whether it’s for one badge or many. I don’t have a huge number available to trade but I will be getting more before the end of this very week, so just get in touch and I’ll be happy to tell you what I have. I look forward to hearing from any potential traders!
I’m back from Germany. Well, I was back from Germany nearly two weeks ago. Now I’m back from being a lazy sod who hasn’t done anything for the last 11 days…
So, some exciting stuff… I just got my badges from the forementioned fellow guider in Canada, so I’ll post a photo soon. I also just arranged a trade with someone in the US, which is amazing, so that’ll be going out soon. It’s so great to get to talk to people around the world and trade badges. As always, if you’re interested, just drop me a message via my ask box. I’ll update my ‘available to trade’ picture soon, since I’ve gotten some new ones since the last picture, but also traded a few away!
In other news, I currently have no backspace key on my laptop, so if any typos get through, blame the fact that deleting them involves pressing a stupid tiny little rubber thingy and it’s just plain impractical >.<
So, I’ll be back soon with photos of the badges and hopefully a new backspace key. Watch this space!
If you don’t stop winning so many gold medals, I’m not going to be able to afford all the next day stamps! Also, curse you Royal Mail for only selling them on minature sheets. It would be so much more affordable to buy one of each instead of 6.
I don’t think it’s very likely that I will get to collect them all unless I rob a Post Office (oh the appallingly unfunny irony…) or win the lottery or something. *Sigh.*
Also, I’m going to Germany next week (yay!) so I won’t be around on Tumblr much again until the 12th. Not that I’ve updated much lately anyway, too busy doing nothing…
But when I return, I have an exciting development to tell you about, plus I’ve got a new guide badge trade with a lovely girl in Canada about to go out, so hopefully I’ll get pictures of what she sends sometime after I return.
So, have a good first half of August and I’ll see you all when I get back from Hamburg.
*Also, I don’t really want to curse Team GB, before anyone gets mad at me. I’m pleased they’ve done so well and hope their hard work continues to pay off. Even if I won’t be able to buy the stamps to celebrate it >.<
Guide badges I have available to trade. If you like the look of any of these and have any you think you might want to swap, just contact me via my ask box. I’m open to trading any guide/scout badges and patches so don’t hesitate to get in touch :)
So, a week or so ago, someone messaged me on Tumblr to say they’d seen my post about trading guide badges, and that they wanted to do a swap. Awesome. So, we traded three badges.
Here’s what I sent:
And here’s what I received:
Once again, awesome. It was really fun doing a trade and getting my first Irish badge. I’m also really happy to have received the Our Chalet one, because I’ve never had the opportunity to go there myself, and the Kandersteg one is nice because my lovely and his family went on a big scout trip there last summer.
So, in case you hadn’t gathered, trading badges is awesome. If you have any badges you want to trade, just drop me an ask! From the photo of what I sent, two were badges I only had the one of, but I do still have some of the Royal Berkshire Centenary ones as well as plenty of others to trade. I’m happy to receive pretty much anything, as international or local as you like! Just get in touch and we’ll sort something out :).
Have a fabulous week!
I was just wondering, does anyone still trade guide/girl scout badges? (Cloth ones, also called patches in America, I believe) I only came across trading badges at WINGS 2009 and ever since then, I’ve saved badges to trade, but not had a single opportunity to do so! When I had the chance, I had no badges, now I have the badges, I get no chances to trade.
At the moment I have 8 different badge designs to trade, with a couple of doubles of some designs. Just today I picked up the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 badge. I’ve got ones with the flag for my division, and the centenary badge for my district as well as some others from the centenary and WINGS 2009.
So, if you’re interested in trading a badge or two, let me know via my ask. I don’t mind doing international trades, I’m in England (obviously, I’m offering English badges >.< silly me) but I’d love to add to my collection with ones from other countries. So, just hit up my ask box to talk about it some more! No obligation, by the way, you can always ask me about it and change your mind later, I won’t bite!
I will be getting some more crafty posts up soon, promise, I just need to take some photos and upload them and do all the technical (read: shouting at the computer ‘till it works) stuff.
Until then, have a good weekend!