Loud ‘n’ Proud: The Scout badge

This year our Scout group celebrates its 50th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, the leaders wanted to give all of the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts a special badge. A badge designed by one of the group.

My boys are not artists, and my eldest struggle to focus on anything or do anything tidily, but they both set to work designing badges. Scouts means a lot to my eldest in particular and he tried much harder than he would on anything for school. My younger son is just competitive and hard working and likes to do his very best in everything. So both of their badges were very good! They were neat and carefully drawn and well-thought out. I was very impressed. Months passed and I heard nothing more of the commemorative badge.

‘What happened about that Scout badge? Who won?’ I asked my eldest recently.

‘Me and younger brother did,’ he said nonchalantly, like it didn’t matter at all. Sometimes that boy is so laid-back he is almost horizontal. It was a really big deal to have won the badge competition. But it was almost like water off a duck’s back to him.

The leaders were very impressed with both of their designs, so they combined them to come up with the final badge. I was so proud of them. Neither of them are particularly good at drawing, but they had put time, care and thought into their designs to come up with something which had impressed the leaders. For the two brothers to have their designs combined to make the final badge just made it all the more special.

Their recent camp was a special camp to celebrate the 50th anniversary, and all of the Cubs and Scouts were presented with one of the special badges. Designed by MY boys. Well done, boys!

Scouts, sons, Loud 'n' Proud

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  1. Well done to your boys. Designing a badge for such a special anniversary is extra special isn’t it? And a very nice badge it is too!

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    • Thanks very much, I was so proud of them. It was a lovely, unexpected achievement 🙂

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  2. Well done them! Having their badges combined for a special anniversary must have been wonderful! x

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    • It really was – being the two of them together just made it even better. x

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  3. Well done to both of them. Mine love to draw but are not particularly gifted at it, so I can relate to the fact that it would make you so very proud of the extra effort that was made. Thanks for inviting me over. x

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 And thanks for sharing your lovely post, so good to have you here! x

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 It’s so typical that he was nonchalant like that!

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  4. How fabulous! My kids never make any effort for this kind of thing, which annoys me a bit. Well done to your boys – a combined effort couldn’t be better 🙂

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    • My daughter usually makes an effort for drawing competitions, but the boys rarely do. It couldn’t have been better than the designs being combined.

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  5. Wow that is amazing! What a lovely thing for them to keep and look back on in years to come too. I can’t believe that they didn’t think to mention it to you! Boys eh?

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    • Thanks very much, I really was very proud of them. My younger son claims he didn’t know he had been picked. It is so typical of my eldest to react like that. He would have been pleased, but wouldn’t thought it worthy of a mention.

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  6. WOW I can’t believe how laid back he was about that. This is fantastic, and the fact that everyone got a badge, even more amazing. I wonder if being laid back is a boy thing! I’m sure I will find out at some point ;0) x

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