Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1968 Guide Handbook - Accident Prevention Badge


1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: gas and electrical appliances, paraffin stoves, naked lights, open fires.

2) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:

a) small children.

b) old people.

3) Know at least three different ways of preventing accidents:

a) When bathing and boating.

b) When using public transport, cars, and cycles.

c) With animals.

4) Know what special precautions to take in the country with regard to agricultural machinery, barbed wire, broken glass, poisonous berries and fungi, storms, and other hazards.

1973 Guide Handbook - Accident Prevention Badge


1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: gas and electrical appliances, oil heaters, naked lights, open fires.

2) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:

a) Small children

b) Old people.

3) Know at least three different ways of preventing accidents.

a) When boating and bathing.

b) When using public transport, cars, and cycles.

c) With animals.

4) Know what special precautions to take in the country with regard to agricultural machinery, barbed wire, broken glass, poisonous berries and fungi, storms, and other hazards.

1978 Guide Handbook - Accident Prevention Badge


1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: gas and electrical appliances, oil heaters, naked lights, open fires.

2) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:

a) Small children

b) Old people.

3) Know at least three different ways of preventing accidents.

a) When boating and bathing.

b) When using public transport, cars, and cycles.

c) With animals.

4) Know the Country Code and what special precautions to take in the country with regard to agricultural machinery, barbed wire, broken glass, poisonous berries and fungi, storms, and other hazards.

1979 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Accident Prevention Badge

1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: 
Gas and electrical appliances, oil heaters, naked lights, open fires.
2) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:
a) Small children.
b) Old people.
3) Know at least three different ways of preventing accidents:
a) When boating and bating.
b) When using public transport, cars and cycles.
c) With animals.
4) Know the Country Code and what special precautions to take in the country with regard to:
Agricultural machinery, barbed wire, broken glass, poisonous berries and fungi, storms and other hazards.
1983 Guide Badge Book - Accident Prevention Badge

1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: gas and electrical appliances, oil heaters, coal fires and camp fires.
2) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:
a) Small children.
b) Old people.
3) Know at least three different ways of preventing accidents:
a) With Fireworks
b) When boating and bating.
c) When using public transport, cars and cycles.
d) With animals.
4) Know the Country Code and what special precautions to take in the country with regard to: agricultural machinery, barbed wire, broken glass, poisonous berries and fungi, storms and other hazards.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Accident Prevention Badge


1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: Gas and electricity, oil heaters, coal fires and camp fires.

2) Know what special precautions to take in a small house with:

a) Small children.

b) Old people.

3) Know at least three different ways of preventing accidents:

a) With fireworks.

b) When boating and bathing.

c) When using public transport, cars and cycles.

d) With animals.

4) Know the Country Code and what precautions to take in the country with regard to: Agricultural machinery, Barbed wire, Broken glass, Poisonous berries and fungi, Storms and other hazards.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Accident Prevention Badge


1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: Gas and electricity, oil heaters, coal fires and camp fires.

2) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:

a) Small children.

b) Old people.

3) Know at least three different ways of preventing accidents:

a) With fireworks.

b) When boating and bathing.

c) When using public transport, cars and cycles.

d) With animals.

4) Know the Country Code and what precautions to take in the country with regard to: Agricultural machinery, Barbed wire, Broken glass, Poisonous berries and fungi, Storms and other hazards.

1987 Guide Badge Syllabus amendments - Accident Prevention Badge


1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: gas, electricity, oil heaters, coal fires, camp fires, portable cooking and heating appliances.

2) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:

a) Small children.

b) Old people.

c) People with a disability.

3) With each of the following know three different ways of preventing accidents:

a) Fireworks.

b) Boating and bathing.

c) Public transport, cars and cycles.

d) Animals.

4) Know the Country Code and what special precautions to take with regard to: agricultural machinery, silos and ponds, barbed wire, broken glass, poisonous berries and fungi, storms and other local hazards.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Accident Prevention Badge


1) Know and where possible demonstrate how to guard against accidents when using: gas, electricity, oil heaters, coal fires and camp fires, portable cooking and heating appliances.

2) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:

a) Small children.

b) Old people.

c) People with a disability.

3) With each of the following know three different ways of preventing accidents:

a) Fireworks.

b) Boating and bathing.

c) Public transport, cars and cycles.

d) Animals.

4) Know the Country Code and what special precautions to take with regard to: agricultural machinery, silos and ponds, barbed wire, broken glass, poisonous berries and fungi, storms and other local hazards.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Accident Prevention Badge


Choose two clauses, one from Part I and one from Part II (these may be adapted to suit local needs and conditions.


Part I 

1) Visit the home of a friend or relative who has a small child.  Spend some time with them and observe what adjustments they have made to their home and garden to create a safer environment.  Keep a record of your visits.  Find out about the special child-safety equipment that parents can buy.

2) Make an interesting presentation showing how to prevent accidents in:

a) a family living room.

b) a garden (complete with shed and greenhouse).

c) a hazardous local feature, for example a canal, building site or farm.

3) with your Guider's help,. arrange to meet the person in charge of a sheltered housing complex or an old people's home.  Ask if you can interview one of the occupants.  Observe the safety features and the 'aids to daily living' available to the occupant.  Find out about the voluntary organisations that help in the home.  Prepare a report on your findings.

4) Imagine that an elderly person is coming to your home for a short stay after being in hospital.  Describe what you could do to make his or her stay safe.  List any likely hazards in the home and garden.  Design a 'Home Safety Check'.

5) With a group, discuss person al experiences of childhood accidents in the home.  Find out how they happened, what the consequences were, and how the accidents could have been prevented.  Prepare a short radio talk about your findings and recommendations.


Part II

1) Produce a few simple precautions for parents collecting young children from school - both on foot and by car.  Prepare a talk, using photographs or a video, suitable for a Parent Teacher Association.

2) Prepare a short radio or TV road-safety programme aimed at encouraging road users to be more aware of, and considerate to, pedestrians.

3) Choose a section of a street or road that you know well.  Identify possible dangers that might affect:

a) elderly people.

b) children.

c) disabled people.

Present your findings in an interesting way.

4) Using press cuttings and case studies, produce a profile of road accidents involving your age group.  Use categories such as male/female, location, time, circumstances, blame, vehicles.

5) Conduct an investigation of road accidents which happen to a particular group of people, for example cyclists, horse riders, and so on.  Produce a report outlining the simple precautions that can be taken, by road users and others, to improve safety by day and night and in bad weather conditions.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Accident Prevention Badge

Choose three clauses from the following:
Present your findings in an interesting way.
1) Know what special precautions to take in a house with:
a) small children
b) old people
c) people with a disability.
Design a 'Home Safety Check'.
2) Know and where possible demonstrate how to prevent accidents:
a) in a family living room
b) in a garden (including shed and greenhouse)
c) at a hazardous local feature, for example a canal, building site or farm.
3) Know three different ways of preventing accidents when involved with each of the following:
a) fireworks
b) boating and bathing
c) public transport, cars and cycles
d) animals.
4) Using press cuttings and case studies, produce a profile of road accidents involving your own age group.  Use categories such as male/female, location, time, circumstances and vehicles.  How would you encourage your friends to be more aware of these facts?
5) Choose a section of a street or road that you know well.  Identify possible dangers that might affect:
a) elderly people
b) children
c) disabled people.
6) With a group of friends, prepare a short discussion (similar to radio interviews) discussing personal experiences of childhood accidents in the home.  Play it to your Unit.
7) Prepare a talk, using photographs, slides, video etc, showing simple precautions for parents collecting young children from school.
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