Put a Pin on it

#socs #pin

Someone once told me – you never really leave the scouts

In a sense – i guess they were right.

Why? i hear you ask – because of some little things picked up along the way

back when i was a cub scout (yeah! i am that old) when we went on expeditions or on camps, we’d try and pick up a patch for our camp blankets – which kept us warm on cold nights and some of us turned into ponchos for night time around the camp

I collected plenty of these badges – and still have them in the house in a box – as a reminder of the places i’ve been

Yorkshire Dales, Edinburgh, Peak District, Lake District, Cheshire, Lancashire….

Manchester 2002 pin badge

But i guess fashions change….and around the time when Manchester hosted the Commonwealth Games, the cloth patches turned a little more smaller and a little more harder….and a little more metallic.

There were Pin badges with the Manchester logo on them , 18 Sports pins covering the various sports events, country pins and team pins for the staff

And after the games had finished, places of interest took up the mantle as well as other sporting events.

Turn the lock forward to 2012 – and i’m finding myself at Old Trafford and the Pins are back

Olympic Ambassadors pin ….Old Trafford manchester

Reminders of places visited, Events volunteeered at and things achieved

They even introduced them at the Imperial War Museum – for years of service

2 responses to “Put a Pin on it”

  1. I was rubbish at badge work in the Cubs and Scouts! (We have several Scout based posts on our blog … maybe not your normal dib dib dob post, mind!) And a post about Badge collection in general.

    You sure cover a lot on your blog – I look frward to exploring some more.
    (By the way, I used to play baseball at Turn Moss back in the day! )

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    • Cheers for taking a look. I managed to get a Long Service Award for scouting from my district but for some reason never picked it up….still keep up with the programme though. My old scout master would be turning in his grave on some of the changes.

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