Awards 1968 – 1976
Target awards – these were ‘TV’ shaped as a couple of previously issued badges under the old scheme.
1968 – 1976
Target 1 was ‘Bronze’ with the red zone of the archery target face coloured in red enamel.
Target 2 was ‘Silver’ with the gold centre zone of the archery target face coloured in yellow enamel.
Proficiency Badges 1968-1976
In 1968 the whole of the badge system was looked at again and revised considering the range of activities/topics that were now covered in the system. It was a question what happened when the Boy had obtained an ‘armful’ of badges and there was no more room on the armband to accommodate them.
They were re-designed as a barrel shaped aluminium bronze anodised badge with a symbol representing the activity/topic and were smaller and so more were capable of mounting on the armband.
In 1968 – 1976 24 different badges were produced – Arts, Athletics, Bandsmans’, Buglers, Camping, Canoeing, Christian Education, Communications, Crafts, Drill, Drummers’, Expedition, First Aid, Hobbies, International, Life Saving, Naturalists’, Physical Recreation, Piper’s, Safety, Seamanship, Sportsmans’ and Swimming.
The upper half of the badge had the activity motif and the lower half had the initials ‘BB’ in a recessed square suitable for glueing a coloured insert, a blue or red ‘BB’, to indicate the level or stage attained in the activity.
In 1976 the Target Badge was revised, similar shape but metal gilded
Target 1 1976 – 1982 The central target was a plastic decal of the archery target face.
Proficiency Badges 1976-1984
In 1976 – 1984 the production of the 24 metallic badges changed to plastic same sized badges, vacuum coated in gold paint with the same symbols. i.e. Arts, Athletics, Bandsmans’, Buglers, Camping, Canoeing, Christian Education, Communications, Crafts, Drill, Drummers’, Expedition, First Aid, Hobbies, International, Life Saving, Naturalists’, Physical Recreation, Piper’s, Safety, Seamanship, Sportsmans’ and Swimming.
Queen’s Badge – a red or purple enamelled badge (variations of colour shades over the years)
Presidents’ Badge – a blue enamelled badge
Miniature lapel badges were available for both Queen’s and President’s badges for out of uniform wear
Duke of Edinburgh award scheme badge available in Gold, Silver and Bronze to match the level achieved in the scheme.
Junior Section badge – a diamond shaped badge to show service in the Junior section and Gold or Silver to show the level achieved
Service badge – barrel shaped and a place to put an insert to denote the number of years service.