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Partington Brownies and Guides get Creative

1st Partington Brownies and Guides get Creative

1st Partington Brownies and Guides were feeling like a revitalization, perhaps to get into the spirit of the ever-nearing Olympic Games. So, the girls decided to design a new group emblem before breaking up for the summer vacation. Brownie and Guide leader, Claire Partington tells us how she took the girls’ idea and made it happen: We thought it might be fun to run a competition to design the best emblem to go on our new badge. The Brownies and Guides then created their own designs and chose their six favourite at the end. The winning badge was then selected by the parents. The rules for the competition were that the design had to incorporate the name 1st Partington Brownies and Guides, the trefoil (which we put on the template), and that it had to be about what Brownies and Guides meant to them. We had many different themes and most reflected friendship. We thought that this was a most suitable idea as girlguiding is a worldwide organization, and we do many activities together as a group or in teams in the unit. The winning badge was designed by Olivia Pickens. Before the badge was produced we got in touch with our County’s PR team to ask their advice and to make sure that it complied with Girlguiding UK’s identity guidelines. We launched the badge at our last meeting for the summer on 24th July 2012. Olivia said it was brilliant that she had won and that the badge looked great. Olivia’s mum was also at the presentation and was really proud. The girls each received a ‘Designer’ badge for their artistic efforts.
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