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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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First Disney pin trade!

This trade came about thanks to Erintendo, who saw my post complaining that I couldn’t buy from the US Disney Store website because the postage costs were preposterous. She offered to get the pins I wanted from the US site in return for the ones she wanted from the UK site. It took us a little while to get it organised, but this week I finally received my pins, and they are awesome!

Here’s what I sent:


Not hugely clear, sorry, but there are three pins in that bubble wrap - there’s a Cheshire Cat hidden underneath the two Snow Whites. I can’t draw, so instead I stamped a Gorjuss image and coloured it in to look like Snow White :).

Here’s what I received:


I got two of the Stitch pin, so one is up for trade. I had to have the Stitch, since I love writing and receiving letters, and the Mickey and Minnie one is just plain cute :). I love the doodle of Stitch as well, I’m definitely in envy of those drawing skills.

Thank you so much for trading with me Erin, you’re awesome!

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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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Guide Badge Swap: Canada

Hello there!

A while ago I set up a trade with a lovely Canadian girl here on Tumblr, swapping some Guide/Scout badges. I promised over a month ago (shameful, I know. I would hang my head in shame, but then I wouldn’t be able to see the keyboard to keep typing…) to post the photos, so here they are! Long overdue though it may be…

Here’s what I sent:

(That square Royal Berkshire centenary one seems popular, everyone I’ve done a swap with so far has asked for it! Must see if I can get my hands on some more.)

What I received:

I love the pie-slice-shaped one, but the other two are equally awesome because they’re part of a set, so I now get to enjoy the challenge of trying to collect the other two. If you happen to have them, and think you might like to arrange a swap, then please do get in touch via my ask box :).

I’ll be posting pictures of the swap I did with another Tumble-bee, this time from the USA, soon. Keep your eyes peeled!

M x

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Home again!


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!

M x

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Guide badge trade: success!

Hey Tumble-bees!

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!

M x

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