Brownie designs Centenary Badge

Posted by   HooperGraphics on    January 13, 2014


Camborne Brownie Caira McShane’s very Cornish design has been chosen for the centenary badge for this year’s county-wide Big Brownie Birthday celebrations.

Ciara who was a Brownie with 3rd Camborne Brownies, and is now a Guide with 7th Camborne Guides, cleverly designed her badge in the shape of the county with everything that represents Cornwall on it including flag, tin mine, surf board and even pasty!

The competition was open to all Brownies in Cornwall and there were over a 1,000 entries in all shapes and sizes. Paula Volkner (right), who is heading up all of the county celebrations for the 100th birthday, says: “We had so many designs to choose from but Ciara’s Cornwall shaped badge won the judges over, especially as she had put in the main things which represent our special county.”


The challenges were devised by Nikki Cobble (left). To obtain one of the badges, all members of Girlguiding have to complete a challenge which cleverly revolves around the history of Brownies and the county. Already, requests have come in from all over the UK, as well as from overseas, from members who are keen to get their hands on such a special badge design. Find the syllabus for the badge here.

Brownies all over the world will be celebrating the 100th birthday this year and in Cornwall a number of large scale events are planned including a party for all members of Girlguiding Cornwall at the Port Eliot estate at St. Germans as well as a special sleepover for all of the1,900 Brownies based in the county at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge. If you’d like to receive more information about these celebration events, please email Details are also available in the members' area under events.