‘Are you doing your best? Have you got your movement and music badge?’

Be enthused by the terribly terribly jolly Girl Guide duo ‘Val Keen’ and ‘Babs Eager’. With their jangling kit and ‘be prepared’ PMA (positive mental attitude), Val and Babs engage the public in achieving their SWANK GUIDES badges. Whether 'Ging Gang Goolying', ‘’Fit for Anything’ or simply 'Doing My Best', everyone is a badge winner and enjoys the ridiculous and hilarious badge presentation ceremony.

These strong female characters, inspired by Bunty and the best of British, are adaptable and flexible, easy to understand and everyone gets the game and loves to play. Bespoke SWANK Guide badges can also be made for your theme or event.

Also available is the installation version 'Joyous Jamboree' where, Val and Babs are joined by ‘Wendy Willing’ and ‘Mable.B.Able’. Joyous Jamboree is a fully interactive SWANK Guide camp, complete with bivouacs, flagpoles and of course, the camp fire for good old sing songs. Join the pack in their natural habitat, learn skills you never knew you needed - play silly games and win an exciting range of new badges. Watch the Joyous Jamboree in action here 

Safe & Accessible

This act, along with every other act on our website, is expert in adapting to a variety of performance settings, including during the constrictions of the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic.

The performances will be tailored to the event and location to ensure that all interactions are socially distanced without compromising the joy and spectacle.


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Be Prepared Girl Guides

by Swank

Performance Styles

  • Walkabouts
  • Installations

It was lovely to have the Swank ladies back who were a joy as always.

— Rebecca Stewart, Cambridge Folk Festival

'Polly and Catherine had everyone in stitches and made Tulip Sunday memorable, especially for the people who were awarded Good Girl Guide badges'

— Samantha Taverner, Tameside MBC