Since the beginning of Scouting badges have been an important part of the uniform. By those badges you can identify if someone is a member of the movement (promise-badges), from which group (group name tags), from which age group (section badges), from which subgroup (subgroupbadges), which position he/she has (rank badges) and which skills he/she has (merit badges).
In the course of time other badges evolved like Jamboree-badges, campbadges, districtbadges, jubileebadges etc.
The museum has a large collection of fabric and metal
badges, varying from membership and skill badges of the four former Scouting
organisations in the
Even a large quantity of badges from past Jamborees are part of the collection.
The collection also contains very old and rare badges,
amongst others the first Crownscout badge and a badge of the Brittish scouts in
museum is always interested in "old" Dutch scouting stuff.
Are you considering removing your old stuff, please contact us.