A few of us were reminiscing about our time in Brownies* and how the badges appealed to our personalities. We like having concrete, displayable proof of achievement. I especially liked the badges because it laid each achievement out in identifiable steps that could be checked off. I had the gardening badge, the fishing badge, and even a computers badge that was so new they took a blank badge and drew a boxy computer with yellow paint, just to name a few. Honestly, the badge system is still something that appeals to me. When people sarcastically ask “what do you want? A medal?” my answer would be yes. Or at least an adorable badge. I think I’ll start giving myself digital badges.
Those badges are just a small sample of that I would make myself (might make myself).
Does this system appeal to anyone else? What badge(s) would you want to have?
*I completed up to the third year of Brownies. I won’t say who *cough*Hi-C*cough* completed Pathfinders and was given a special rope for her trouble.