Many of the patrol badges for Guides have traditionally been birds.

Brownie leaders have been given bird nicknames such as Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a very long time. The Second Class Test for Guides up to 1968 involved being able to identify wildlife like birds, farm animals and flowers.

Badges of kingfisher, nightingale, robin and canary patrols

Kingfisher, nightingale, robin and canary patrol badges

Were you a Guide? What patrol did you belong to? Please go to our Facebook page and add your memories to our patrol badges post (Sept 2020).

Did you stitch your own patrol emblem? We have found some beautiful ones in our collection and have posted them on Facebook. Click here to see them.

Now try some more activities related to birds

How good are you at identifying birds?


Birds – Kim’s Game


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