Girl Guides issue new badges for 2018 including human rights, self care & mindfulness


In the biggest overhaul in the charity’s history, badges such as ‘hostess’ and ‘operating a radio’ will be consigned to the past and replaced with 72 new ones designed to help girls ‘take on the world’.

There will now be six themes – ‘express myself’, ‘be well’, ‘know myself’, ‘skills for my future’, ‘have adventures’ and ‘take action’.

Badges for Guides – aged ten to 14 – include mixology, which will involve using fruits, juices, herbs and spices to create a non-alcoholic drink.