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The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) was formed in May of 1928 at the 5th International Congress in Pared, Hungary.
 
The WAGGGS badge (pin) design was adopted in 1948 at the 12th World Conference in New York for use by all members, if they wished. The design was in use on the WAGGGS flag since 1930. The design was crafted by Kari Aas of Norway. Currently, the World Association pin is worn by all registered members. The traditional blue and gold are familiar to all Girl Scouts.
 
The gold trefoil on a blue background represents the sun shining on children everywhere, the base gold stalk is the flame of the love of humanity, the upward pointing vein is a compass needle pointing the way. The two stars are the Promise and Law, the flowing line around the trefoil is for the worldwide movement.

WAGGGS Membership Pins

Unknown pin, any ideas?

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1949-1989 WAGGGS Membership Pin

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1956-1976 WAGGGS Friendship Pin, official on Brownie Uniforms

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1990 - Current WAGGGS Membership Pin

WAGGGS Pin from Costa Rica

The pin shown is the "World Association Badge".  Page 16 of the 1958 addition of the "Trefoil Around the World" book states that this pin or badge is worn only by members of the World Committee and its sub-committees, the staff of the World Bureau and its Branch Office, the Guiders in charge of the World Centers and others who carry out special duties for the World Association.  The blue circle is a constant reminder that those who wear this badge work for the world and not only for their own countries.  It was approved at the Seventh World Conference in 1932.  There is a black and white drawing along side the information.
Sue and Joe Walters

 

Region/Hemisphere Pins

ewer design of Asia Pacific Pin

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Asia Pacific Region image donated by Talli

 

Newer Asia Pacific Region Pin

 

 

Asia Pacific Reach for the Region Pin 2005

 

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Button Style Pin image donated by Talli

 

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Discontinued European Region Pin

 

New European Region Pin

 

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older WAGGGS logo on Western Hemisphere Pin

 

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newer WAGGGS logo image donated by Angie Olds

 

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Western Hemisphere Pin

 

older Western Hemisphere Pin

Robin Dorer

 

WAGGGS - Africa Region

 

1950 full sized charm, miniature offered later

mini charm next to ruler

image - Kathie Crispin

 

Vintage WAGGGS charm

Vintage WAGGGS Flag Pin

 

Vintage Friendship Charm offered for many years

 

 

Specialize WAGGGS Pins

75th Anniversary

Brownie Challenge

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Our Rights, Our Responsibilities

2003-2005

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United Nations International Year of the Refugee WAGGGS Pin

Globe Pin, unknown purpose

1993 Peace Pin

1996 World Citizenship

     

Vintage Post Card