The Guide Journey is a four year programme. Each year the Guides will earn a new Journey badge - Pathfinder, Voyager, Innovator and Trail Blazer.
A Guide can also earn the National Guide Award if she completes all of Journey Badges.
Guides can sew their badges onto a sash, or either a pink or blue bag. These can be bought from the Distribution Centres. The badges are to be placed on the side of the bag that has no writing, but they can be placed in no particular order.
Sash layout - click here to see where the badges go on the Guide Sash.
Interest Badges are the badges that complement the core programme. They have been designed to allow the girls to create an interest in, develop skills in, increase knowledge of, change attitudes towards and investigate a wide variety of topics.
In general badges will take 4 meetings to complete for Guide Branch.
Here is a list of the wide variety of badges available for Guides. Leaders can access the badge syllabus by logging into OGM. The badge details are also provided in the girls' Guide Travel Folder and the Guide Leader Journey Planner.
Art and Craft
Campers Way Bronze
Campers Way Silver
Campers Way Gold
Care of the Elderly
Independent Living Skills
Irish Culture and Traditions
Lady Baden Powell
Lord Baden Powell
Safety in the Home
World Thinking Day badge
A Guide receives this badge when she attends a World Thinking Day ceremony and takes part in activities based on the yearly World Thinking Day theme.
This badge is worn to show that we are members of a worldwide organization.
If a Guide brings a friend along to a Guide meeting and the friend becomes a fellow Guide, each of them receive half of a cara badge (friendship).
When stitch comes to visit a Guide Unit, the girls will be able to have a Stitch badge.