Whenever I want to do something with badges, I go to my profile, where I can view which badges I have and my progress towards new badges. I've never clicked on the badges navigation tab unless by accident.
Stack Exchange is currently redesigning its navigation system, and it might be worth considering removing the badges navigation tab altogether. I can't think of a reason for its existence, and removing it would simplify the experience and reduce clutter.
If anyone needs to access the badges page, it would still be available through the help center.
For the visually inclined: