Identifying Irish Scout Badges
It can be difficult to identify Irish Scout badges especially those with old Gaelic text. Various symbols were used to represent letters of the Gaelic alphabet, the image above shows what these symbols translate to when using the modern alphabet. Most online translators will translate the text on a badge reasonably accurately when the modern equivalent is used.
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Scouting Ireland Badges
The Scouting Ireland (S.I.) Uniform link on the left contains badges worn on the uniform. Scouting Ireland use the Scout Logo with a shamrock in the centre. The S.I. Logo is used on most S.I. badges produced after 2010 when the ONE programme was introduced, between 2004 and 2010 they mainly used the World Scout Logo.
Group and Unit
The Group and Unit links contains badges from all Irish Scout associations S.I., C.B.S.I., C.S.I. and S.A.I. C.B.S.I. and C.S.I. tended to call their Scout Groups Units while S.A.I. referred to them as Scout Groups. A lot of C.B.S.I. and C.S.I. units had their Scout Logo on their Unit badge.