All Girlguiding BGIFC members wear a Galleon badge. It is the equivalent of a Country Badge such as that worn by members in Girlguiding Scotland.
British Guiding overseas began in 1911 and as more and more units of British Guides in foreign countries were formed, there was a growing desire for some form of corporate identity. One way to achieve this was for all British Guides abroad to wear the same badge, and so a competition was launched to find a suitable design. It is believed this took place in or about 1926, with the competition winner coming from the Ile de France District of Paris, France.
The Badge chosen was a Galleon sailing across the ocean and incorporating the colours of the British Flag -
Originally the metal Galleon badges were hand-
The Galleon badge can be obtained from BGIFC, for details see the merchandise page.