What is the badge for?
This is not just an ordinary badge, this is a challenge badge – an education tool. With this badge hundreds and hopefully thousands of members of Girlguiding will take the first step towards understanding the planet’s plastic crisis.
The Plastic Free Planet badge is available to all Girlguiding units across the UK – Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and The Senior Section – and comes with a challenge pack to assist leaders when planning fun activities to for their unit to try.
The pack is split into three sections:
- Understanding Plastic
- Protecting the environment
- Making a Change
This aims to take girls on a similar journey I have been travelling. Although not to the same degree, I don’t want parents hounding me for telling their kids that their plastic toothbrushes are bad. It is more of a gentle education into the idea that there are steps that everyone can take – refusing a straw or taking a drink with you instead of buying bottles are achievable by everyone – even kids. The full challenge pack with info on purchasing badges can be downloaded here.