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Hey Tumblr Guides and Scouts!

I was just wondering who here is going to WINGS (Windsor International Guide and Scout camp) next week?

I’m going to work as a member of staff, and I’d love it if we could arrange a little meet-up of Tumblr Guides and Scouts when there :).

I’ll also be bringing along all my badges/patches to trade so if you’re going and want to do some swapping then just let me know!

If you’re going, I’d love to hear from you, especially if you’re coming over from another country. So, drop me an ask or reblog this if you want to have a chat about WINGS! Exciting stuff :).


M x

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Guide badges for trade!

It has been absolutely ages since I’ve done a Guide/Scout badge trade on here, so I thouhgt I’d post some updated photos of my traders. I live in the UK and am happy to trade with people anywhere in the world, so if you are interested, please get in touch!

Here are the photos:

The Keep Calm one in this picture is no longer available, sorry!

I am looking for pretty much any badges, as I just love getting ones from different countries and places within the UK. Let’s get trading!

M x

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Tumblr badge trade #6 and #7

Goodness me, I don’t know how I managed to leave this so long! Back in the summer I made another two Guide/Scout badge trades through Tumblr.  I usually share pictures of what I’ve sent and received, so here we go!

Here’s what I sent to Kira:


There’s a Diamond Jubilee badge, the Crystal Palace Maze Centenary badge and a Royal Berkshire Centenary badge.

And here’s what I received:


I love the badge with the frog, and the other two are beautiful. Plus, it’s the first time I’ve got a letter with the international forever stamp, and the Avengers sticker was just the icing on the cake :). A wonderful trade!

Next I traded with Abigail.

Here’s what I sent:


There’s a ‘Changing the World’ badge, and the new Girlguiding UK logo.

Here’s what I received:


Two pretty Nova Scotia badges, they’re just lovely!

So, that catches me up to date in posting photos of my trades. If you’re interested in trading, please do get in touch, I’ve got plenty of Girlguiding UK patches to trade and I am happy to send them anywhere in the world in exchange for pretty much any Guide or Scout ones. The more interesting the better! :) I look forward to hearing from you.

M x

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Tumblr Guide Badge Trade #6

A few weeks ago I contacted daisy-under-the-stars asking if we could arrange a trade, and she said yes! It was a great trade and I’m really pleased to have sent some more badges over to the US. My county centenary badge is now in two different states, awesome!

Here’s what I sent:

As you can see, I sent the aforementioned Royal Berkshire centenary badge, plus a Diamond Jubilee badge and a Crystal Palace Maze badge from the centenary. We both like BBC Sherlock, so I did a little doodle at the bottom of my note :).

Here’s what I received:

I love the badges, the detail on the round one is amazing, and the frog on the think green one is adorable. Kira told me all about the badges in her note, which is nice, and she also used an Avengers sticker to close the envelope. Awesome! Plus I finally got the US International forever stamp for my collection, whoo hoo!

All-in-all, a great trade! Thank you for trading with me, Kira, you’re brilliant :).

As always, if you think you might be interested in setting up a trade with me, just get in touch. I am in the UK but happy to trade internationally. I look forward to hearing from you!

M x

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Tumblr Badge Trade #5

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!

M x

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Tumblr Badge Trade #4

Hey there!

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.

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Guide badges available to trade

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.

Hey there!

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!

M x

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Guide/Scout Badge Swap: USA

Hello again!

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!

M x

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