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A small brown fabric badge featuring a yellow embroidered hand with the palm facing forward and two fingers extended. " GIRL GUIDES " is embroidered in yellow beneath the hand.
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This badge belonged to Judy Jones (nee Donnelly) who attended Girl Guides in New Plymouth in the early 1960s. This badge is a Golden Hand badge, the highest progression badge that could be attained by a Brownie. In the early 1960s, a Brownie needed to earn this badge before she could proceed to Girl Guides, when she would then wear Brownie wings on her Girl Guides uniform.
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PA2005.230

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Girl Guide Association badge used for Brownies - 'Golden Hand'. Highest progression badge attained in the Brownie section. In the early 1960s a Brownie needed to earn this badge before she could 'fly up' to Girl Guides and then wear 'Brownie Wings' on her GG uniform.

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Posted on 18-03-2014 13:22:22