Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1963 (February) POR Amendments - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show that she has completed one of the following clauses: 

a) Walk 6 yds. over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 10 ft. up a rope.

c) Swim 25 yds. 

At the test

Maintaining a good carriage throughout, pass the following clauses:

2) a) Cover two miles at Scout's pace.

b) Demonstrate good walking and running.

c) Turning rope backwards, skip continuously for one minute.

3) a) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 8 yds. away.

b) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 22 yds. to land between two side lines 4 yds. apart.

c) Catch a hard ball form quick short throws and from high throws.

d) With a tennis ball, from a distance of 7 yds., hit a target 12 in. square.

4) a) Showing control and good posture, perform a balancing feat on the floor or balance apparatus.

b) Do a handstand against a support.

c) Leapfrog in good style.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person.

1964 (March) POR - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show that she has completed one of the following clauses: 

a) Walk 6 yds. over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 10 ft. up a rope.

c) Swim 25 yds. 

At the test

Maintaining a good carriage throughout, pass the following clauses:

2) a) Cover two miles at Scout's pace.

b) Demonstrate good walking and running.

c) Turning rope backwards, skip continuously for one minute.

3) a) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 8 yds. away.

b) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 22 yds. to land between two side lines 4 yds. apart.

c) Catch a hard ball form quick short throws and from high throws.

d) With a tennis ball, from a distance of 7 yds., hit a target 12 in. square.

4) a) Showing control and good posture, perform a balancing feat on the floor or balance apparatus.

b) Do a handstand against a support.

c) Leapfrog in good style.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person.

1965 (July) POR - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show that she has completed one of the following clauses: 

a) Walk 6 yds. over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 10 ft. up a rope.

c) Swim 25 yds. 

At the test

Maintaining a good carriage throughout, pass the following clauses:

2) a) Cover two miles at Scout's pace.

b) Demonstrate good walking and running.

c) Turning rope backwards, skip continuously for one minute.

3) a) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 8 yds. away.

b) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 22 yds. to land between two side lines 4 yds. apart.

c) Catch a hard ball form quick short throws and from high throws.

d) With a tennis ball, from a distance of 7 yds., hit a target 12 in. square.

4) a) Showing control and good posture, perform a balancing feat on the floor or balance apparatus.

b) Do a handstand against a support.

c) Leapfrog in good style.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person.

1968 Guide Handbook - Agility Badge



1) Bring a certificate to show you have complete one of the following clauses:

a) Walk 6 yards over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 10 feet up a rope.

c) Swim 25 yards.

d) Cover 2 miles at Scout's pace.

At the Test

Maintaining a good carriage throughout, pass the following clauses.

2) a) Demonstrate good walking and running.

b) Turning a rope backwards, skip continuously for 1 minute.

3) a) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 8 yards away.

b) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 22 yards to land between two side-lines 4 yards apart.

c) Catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.

d) With a tennis-ball, from a distance of 7 yards, hit a target 12 inches square.

4) a) Showing control and good posture, perform a balancing feat on the floor or balance apparatus.

b) Do a handstand.

c) Leapfrog in good style.

1973 Guide Handbook - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show you have complete one of the following clauses:

a) Walk 6 metres over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 3 metres up a rope.

c) Swim 25 metres.

d) Cover 2 miles at Scout's pace.

At the Test

Maintaining a good carriage throughout, pass the following clauses.

2) a) Demonstrate good walking and running.

b) Turning a rope backwards, skip continuously for 1 minute.

3) a) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 7 metres away.

b) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 20 metres to land between two side-lines 3.50 metres apart.

c) Catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.

d) With a tennis-ball, from a distance of 6 metres, hit a target 30 cm square.

4) a) Showing control and good posture, perform a balancing feat on the floor or balance apparatus.

b) Do a handstand.

c) Leapfrog in good style.

1978 Guide Handbook - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show you have complete one of the following clauses:

a) Walk 6 metres over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 3 metres up a rope.

c) Swim 25 metres.

d) Cover 2 miles at Scout's pace.

At the Test

Maintaining a good carriage throughout, pass the following clauses.

2) a) Demonstrate good walking and running.

b) Turning a rope backwards, skip continuously for 1 minute.

3) a) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 7 metres away.

b) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 20 metres to land between two side-lines 3.50 metres apart.

c) Catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.

d) With a tennis-ball, from a distance of 6 metres, hit a target 30 cm square.

4) a) Showing control and good posture, perform a balancing feat on the floor or balance apparatus.

b) Do a handstand.

c) Leapfrog in good style.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show you have completed one of the following clauses:

a) Walk 6 metres over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 3 metres up a rope.

c) Swim 25 metres.

d) Cover 2 km at Scout's pace.

At the test showing good control and posture, pass eight of the following clauses: 

a) Demonstrate good walking and running.

b) Turning rope backwards, skip continuously for 1 minute.

c) Demonstrate slow and fast movement in a wheelchair.

d) In a wheelchair show skill in following an obstacle course, to include ramps up and down, and forward and back gates.

e) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 7 metres away.

f) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 20 metres to land between two side-lines 3.50 metres apart.

g) Catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.

h) With a tennis ball, from a distance of 6 metres, hit a target 30 cms square.

i) Perform a balancing feat on the floor.

j) Do a handstand.

k) Leapfrog in good style.

l) Balance a wheelchair on the back wheels for 30 secs.

m) Climb in and out of a wheelchair from floor level.

n) Go up and down a 7.2 cm - 12.70 cm. kerb in a wheelchair.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show you have completed one of the following clauses:

a) Walk 6 metres over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 3 metres up a rope.

c) Swim 25 metres.

d) Cover 2 km at Scout's pace.

At the test showing good control and posture, pass eight of the following clauses: 

a) Demonstrate good walking and running.

b) Turning rope backwards, skip continuously for 1 minute.

c) Demonstrate slow and fast movement in a wheelchair.

d) In a wheelchair show skill in following an obstacle course, to include ramps up and down, and forward and back gates.

e) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 7 metres away.

f) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 20 metres to land between two side-lines 3.50 metres apart.

g) Catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.

h) With a tennis ball, from a distance of 6 metres, hit a target 30 cms square.

i) Perform a balancing feat on the floor.

j) Do a handstand.

k) Leapfrog in good style.

l) Balance a wheelchair on the back wheels for 30 secs.

m) Climb in and out of a wheelchair from floor level.

n) Go up and down a 7.2 cm - 12.70 cm. kerb in a wheelchair.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show you have completed within the last year one of the following clauses:

a) Walk 6 metres over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 3 metres up a rope.

c) Swim 25 metres.

d) Cover 2 km at Scout's pace.

At the test showing good control and posture, pass aight of the following clauses: 

a) Demonstrate good walking and running.

b) Turning rope backwards, skip continuously for 1 minute.

c) Demonstrate slow and fast movement in a wheelchair.

d) In a wheelchair show skill in following an obstacle course, to include ramps up and down, and forward and back gates.

e) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 7 metres away.

f) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 20 metres to land between two side-lines 3.50 metres apart.

g) Catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.

h) With a tennis ball, from a distance of 6 metres, hit a target 30 cms square.

i) Perform a balancing feat on the floor.

j) Do a handstand.

k) Leapfrog in good style.

l) Balance a wheelchair on the back wheels for 30 secs.

m) Climb in and out of a wheelchair from floor level.

n) Go up and down a 7.2 cm - 12.70 cm. kerb in a wheelchair.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Agility Badge


1) Bring a certificate to show you have completed within the last year one of the following clauses:

a) Walk 6 metres over a rope bridge.

b) Climb 3 metres up a rope.

c) Swim 25 metres.

d) Cover 2 km at Scout's pace.

At the test showing good control and posture, pass 8 of the following clauses: 

a) Demonstrate good walking and running.

b) Turning a rope backwards, skip continuously for 1 minute.

c) Demonstrate slow and fast movement in a wheelchair.

d) In a wheelchair show skill in following an obstacle course, to include ramps up and down, and forward and back gates.

e) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 7 metres away.

f) Throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 20 metres to land between two side-lines 3.5 metres apart.

g) Catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.

h) With a tennis ball, from a distance of 6 metres, hit a target 30 cms square.

i) Perform a balancing feat on the floor.

j) Do a handstand.

k) Leapfrog in good style.

l) Jump over an obstacle 30cm high with feet together 10 times.

m) Balance a wheelchair on the back wheels for 30 secs.

n) Climb in and out of a wheelchair from floor level.

o) Go up and down a 7.62 cm - 12.70 cm kerb in a wheelchair.

p) Run with a ball, bouncing as you run (as in basketball) for 20 bounces.

q) Perform a jogging sequence - moving forwards, backwards, sideways - to last for 1 minute - showing agility in linking movements.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Agility Badge

1) Bring a certificate to the test to show that you have done one of the following in the last 12 months:
a) walk 6 metres over a rope bridge.
b) Climb 3 metres up a rope.
c) Swim 25 metres.
d) cover 2 kilometres at Scout's pace.
2) Pass eight of the following clauses at the test.  Show good control and posture in everything you do.
a) Demonstrate good walking and running.
b) turn a rope backwards and skip continuously for one minute.
c) Demonstrate slow and fast movements in a wheelchair.
d) in a wheelchair show skill in following an obstacle course which should include ramps up and down and forward and backward gates.
e) throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 7 metres away.
f) throw a hard ball overarm a distance of 20 metres to land between two side-lines 3.5 metres apart.
g) catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.
h) with a tennis ball and from a distance of 6 metres, hit a target 30 cm square.
i) perform a balancing feat on the floor
j) do a handstand
k) leapfrog in good style with your feet together, jump over an obstacle 30 cm high ten times.
m) balance a wheelchair on its back wheels for 30 seconds.
n) climb in and out of a wheelchair from floor level.
o) go up and down a 7.62 cm - 12.70 cm kerb in a wheelchair.
p) run with a ball, bouncing as you run (as in basketball)
q) perform a jogging sequence lasting one minute.  You should move forwards, backwards and sideways and should show agility in linking movements.
1995 Guide Badge Book - Agility Badge

1) Bring a certificate to the test to show that you have done one of the following in the last 12 months:
a) walk 6 metres over a rope bridge
b) climb 3 metres up a rope
c) swim 25 metres
d) cover 2km at Scout's pace (walk 20 paces, run 20 paces).
2) Pass eight of the following clauses at the test.  Show good control and posture in everything you do.
a) Demonstrate good walking and running.
b) Turn a rope backwards and skip continuously for one minute.
c) Demonstrate slow and fast movements in a wheelchair.
d) In a wheelchair show skill in following an obstacle course which should include ramps up and down and forward and backward gates.
e) Throw a lifeline within easy reach of a person 7 metres away.
f) Throw a hard ball overarm to land between two side-lines 3.5 metres apart.
g) Catch a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.
h) With a tennis ball and from a distance of 6 metres, hit a target 30cm square.
i) Perform a balancing feat on the floor.
j) Do a handstand.
k) Leapfrog in good style.
l) With your feet together, jump over an obstacle 30cm high ten times.
m) Balance a wheelchair on its back wheels for 30 seconds.
n) Climb in and out of a wheelchair from floor level.
o) Go up and down a 7.2cm-12.7cm kerb in a wheelchair.
p) Run whilst bouncing a ball (as in basketball).
q) Perform a jogging sequence lasting one minute.  You should move forwards and sideways and show agility in linking movements.
2005 Guide Badge File - Agility Badge

Complete four of these clauses.  If you complete another four clauses you may have a second badge.  Describe the most suitable clothing and footwear for the activities you choose.
1) Using a rope, skip forwards for two minutes.  Demonstrate two other skipping movements.
2) Take part in aerobic dancing and demonstrate three steps to your Patrol.
3) Cycle 5km.
4) Run or jog 2km.
5) Skate for 20 minutes.
6) Swim 100 metres.
7) Walk briskly for 20 minutes.
8) Take part in a fitness trail - this may be purpose-built in a park or designed by members of your unit.
9) Perform a variety of gymnastic moves, including at least one forward roll, backward roll, handstand and cartwheel, and two moves of your own choice.
10) Throw and catch a ball with a partner ten times over 6 metres.
11) Throw a ball from 4 metres away to hit a target 30cm square.
12) In a wheelchair, show skill in following an obstacle course that should include ramps up and down and forward and backward gates.
13) Run for 25 metres, bouncing a basketball or similar.
14) With a racquet, bounce a ball on the floor 20 times and in the air 20 times.
15) Demonstrate two simple yoga techniques.
2014 (September) Guide Badges Download - Agility Badge

Complete four of these clauses.  If you compete another four clauses you may have a second badge.  Describe the most suitable clothing and footwear for the activities you choose.
1) Using a rope, skip forwards for two minutes.  Demonstrate two other skipping movements.
2) Take part in aerobic dancing and demonstrate three steps to your Patrol.
3) Cycle 5km.
4) Run or jog 2km.
5) Skate for 20 minutes.
6) Swim 100 metres.
7) Walk briskly for 20 minutes.
8) Take part in a fitness trail.  This may be purpose-built in a park or designed by members of your unit.
9) Perform a variety of gymnastic moves, including at least one forward roll, backward roll, handstand and cartwheel, and two moves of your own choice.
10) Throw and catch a ball with a partner ten times over 6 metres.
11) Throw a ball from 4 metres away to hit a target 30cm square.
12) In a wheelchair, show skill in following an obstacle course that should include ramps up and down and forward and backward gates.
13) Run for 25 metres, bouncing a basketball or similar.
14) With a racquet, bounce a ball on the floor 20 times and in the air 20 times.
15) Demonstrate two simple yoga techniques.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Agility Badge


Complete four of these clauses. If you complete another four clauses you may have a second badge.

Describe the most suitable clothing and footwear for the activities you choose.

1. Using a rope, skip forwards for two minutes. Demonstrate two other skipping movements.

2. Take part in aerobic dancing and demonstrate three steps to your Patrol.

3. Cycle 5km.

4. Run or jog 2km.

5. Skate for 20 minutes.

6. Swim 100 metres.

7. Walk briskly for 20 minutes.

8. Take part in a fitness trail. This may be purpose-built in a park or designed by members of your unit.

9. Perform a variety of gymnastic moves, including at least one forward roll, backward roll, handstand and cartwheel, and two moves of your own choice.

10. Throw and catch a ball with a partner ten times over 6 metres.

11. Throw a ball from 4 metres away to hit a target 30cm square.

12. In a wheelchair, show skill in following an obstacle course that should include ramps up and down and forward and backward gates.

13. Run for 25 metres, bouncing a basketball or similar. 

14. With a racquet, bounce a ball on the floor 20 times and in the air 20 times. 

15. Demonstrate two simple yoga techniques.  

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