Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1916 (January) Girl Guides' Gazette - Astronomer Badge


Must have a knowledge of the nature and movements of the stars.

Be able to point out and name six principal constellations, and draw one from memory.

Find the North by means of stars other than the Pole Star, and tell the hour of the night by the stars and the moon.

Know the relative positions and movements of the earth, sun and moon, and have an elementary knowledge of tides, eclipses, meteors, comets, planets and sunspots.

1918 POR - Astronomer Badge


Must have a knowledge of the nature and movement of the stars.

Be able to point out and name six principal constellations, and one from memory.

Find the North by means of stars other than the Pole Star, and tell the hour of the night by the stars and moon.

Know the relative positions and movements of the earth, sun, and moon, and have an elementary knowledge of tides, eclipses, meteors, comets, planets, and sunspots.

1919 POR - Astronomer Badge


Must have a knowledge of the nature and movement of the stars.

Be able to point out and name six principal constellations, and one from memory.

Find the North by means of stars other than the Pole Star, and tell the hour of the night by the stars and the moon.

Know the relative positions and movements of the earth, sun, and moon, and have an elementary knowledge of tides, eclipses, meteors, comets, planets, and sunspots.

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Astronomer Badge

Must have a knowledge of the nature and movement of the stars.
Be able to point out and name six principal constellations, and one from memory.
Find the north by means of stars other than the Pole Star, and tell the hour of the night by the stars and the moon.
Know the relative positions and movements of the earth, sun and moon, and have an elementary knowledge of tides, eclipses, meteors, comets, planets and sun spots.

1921 POR - Astronomer Badge


Must have a knowledge of the nature and movement of the stars.

Be able to point out and name six principal constellations, and one from memory.

Find the North by means of stars other than the Pole Star, and tell the hour of the night by the stars and the moon.

Know the relative positions and movements of the earth, sun, and moon, and have an elementary knowledge of tides, eclipses, meteors, comets, planets and sunspots.

1924 POR - Astronomer Badge


Must have a knowledge of the nature and movement of the stars.

Be able to point out and name six principal constellations, and one from memory.

Find the North by means of stars other than the Pole Star, and tell the hour of the night by the stars and the moon.

Know the relative positions and movements of the earth, sun, and moon, and have an elementary knowledge of tides, eclipses, meteors, comets, planets and sunspots.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Astronomer Badge

Must have a knowledge of the nature and movement of the stars.
Be able to point out and name six principal constellations, and draw one from memory.
Find the north by means of stars other than the pole star, and tell the hour of the night by the stars and the moon,
Know the relative positions and movements of the earth, sun and moon, and have an elementary knowledge of tides, eclipses, meteors, comets, planets, and sun-spots.
The use of a small telescope, or field glasses, to be encouraged in connection with this badge.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Astronomer Badge

Must have a knowledge of the nature and movement of the stars.
Be able to point out and name six principal constellations, and draw one from memory.
Find the north by means of stars other than the pole star, and tell the hour of the night by the stars and the moon.
Know the relative positions and movements of the earth, sun and moon, and have an elementary knowledge of tides, eclipses, meteors, comets, planets, and sun-spots.
The use of a small telescope, or field glasses, to be encouraged in connection with this badge.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Astronomer Badge

Theoretical Test
Must have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipse of the sun and moon.
Must know the names and approximate distances from the sun of the principal planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), and must know the distinction between planets, satellites and stars.
Practical Test
Must be able to obtain approximately the point in the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.
Must be able to point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the examination: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan.
Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair.
Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the examination it shall be open to the examiner to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the examiner notes of observations taken during the course of study in preparation for the examination, for which due credit shall be given by the examiner.

1930 POR - Astronomer Badge


Must have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon.

Must know the names and approximate distances from the sun of the principal planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), and must know the distinction between planets, satellites and stars.

Practical Test

Must be able to obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

Must be able to point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the examination: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair

Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the examination it shall be open to the examiner to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the examiner notes of observations taken during the course of study in preparation for the examination, for which due credit shall be given by the examiner.)

1931 POR - Astronomer Badge


Must have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon.

Must know the names and approximate distances from the sun of the principal planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), and must know the distinction between planets, satellites and stars.

Practical Test

Must be able to obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

Must be able to point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the examination: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair

Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the examination it shall be open to the examiner to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the examiner notes of observations taken during the course of study in preparation for the examination, for which due credit shall be given by the examiner.)

1932 POR - Astronomer Badge


Must have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon.

Must know the names and approximate distances from the sun of the principal planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), and must know the distinction between planets, satellites and stars.

Practical Test

Must be able to obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

Must be able to point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the examination: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair

Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the examination it shall be open to the examiner to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the examiner notes of observations taken during the course of study in preparation for the examination, for which due credit shall be given by the examiner.)

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Astronomer Badge

Theoretical Test
Have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon.
Know the names and approximate distances from the sun of the principal planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), and know the distinction between planets, satellites and stars.
Practical Test
Be able to obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.
Be able to point out when names, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the examination: 
Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan.
Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair.
Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the examination it shall be open to the examiner to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the examiner notes of observations taken during the course of study in preparation for the examination, for which due credit shall be given by the examiner.

1935 POR - Astronomer Badge


Have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon.

Know the names and approximate distances from the sun of the principal planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), and know the distinction between planets, satellites and stars.

Practical Test

Be able to obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

Be able to point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the examination: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair

Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the examination it shall be open to the examiner to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the examiner notes of observations taken during he course of study in preparation for the examination, for which due credit shall be given by the examiner.)

1938 POR - Astronomer Badge


Theoretical Test

Have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon, and of the apparent movements of the heavenly bodies in the sky.

Know what is meant by star, planet and satellite.  Know something about each of the principal planets.

Practical Test

Be able to obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

Be able to point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the examination: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Pleiades, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the examination it shall be open to the tester to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the tester notes of observations taken during he course of study in preparation for the examination, for which due credit shall be given by the tester.)

1939 POR - Star Lover Badge


Theoretical Test

1) Have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon, and of the apparent movements of the heavenly bodies in the sky.

2) Know what is meant by star, planet and satellite.  Know something about each of the principal planets.

Practical Test

1) Obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

2) Point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the test: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Pleiades, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the test it shall be open to the tester to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the tester notes of observations taken during he course of study in preparation for the test, for which due credit shall be given by the tester.)

1943 POR - Astronomer Badge


Theoretical Test

1) Have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon, and of the apparent movements of the heavenly bodies in the sky.

2) Know what is meant by star, planet and satellite.  Know something about each of the principal planets.

Practical Test

1) Obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

2) Point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the test: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Pleiades, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the test it shall be open to the tester to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the tester notes of observations taken during he course of study in preparation for the test, for which due credit shall be given by the tester.)

1947 POR - Astronomer Badge


Theoretical Test

1) Have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon, and of the apparent movements of the heavenly bodies in the sky.

2) Know what is meant by star, planet and satellite.  Know something about each of the principal planets.

Practical Test

1) Obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

2) Point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the test: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Pleiades, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the test it shall be open to the tester to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the tester notes of observations taken during he course of study in preparation for the test, for which due credit shall be given by the tester.)

1950 POR - Astronomer Badge


Theoretical Test

1) Have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon, and of the apparent movements of the heavenly bodies in the sky.

2) Know what is meant by star, planet and satellite.  Know something about each of the principal planets.

Practical Test

1) Obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

2) Point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the test: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Pleiades, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the test it shall be open to the tester to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the tester notes of observations taken during he course of study in preparation for the test, for which due credit shall be given by the tester.)

1953 POR - Astronomer Badge


Theoretical Test

1) Have an elementary knowledge of the causes of day and night, the seasons, the phases of the moon, tides, eclipses of the sun and moon, and of the apparent movements of the heavenly bodies in the sky.

2) Know what is meant by star, planet and satellite.  Know something about each of the principal planets.

Practical Test

1) Obtain approximately the point of the compass at any given time of the day or night when the sky is sufficiently clear, without using a compass.

2) Point out when named, or name when indicated, any of the following list which are visible at the time of the test: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Perseus, Pleiades, Orion, Twins, Great Bear, Lion, Dragon, Hercules, Swan

Pole Star, Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Spica, Arcturus, Antares, Vega, Altair.

(If the weather is unfavourable at the time of the test it shall be open to the tester to substitute for the above practical test an equivalent test requiring the same amount of knowledge and of similar difficulty.  It shall be open to the candidate to submit to the tester notes of observations taken during he course of study in preparation for the test, for which due credit shall be given by the tester.)

1957 POR - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observation of stars, moon and planets (if any) visible from a window, garden, or street, in or near her own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly at approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of the sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky: 

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1960 POR - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observation of stars, moon and planets (if any) visible from a window, garden, or street, in or near her own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly at approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of the sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky: 

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1961 (July) POR - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observation of stars, moon and planets (if any) visible from a window, garden, or street, in or near her own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly at approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of the sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky: 

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1965 (July) POR - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon and planets (if any) visible from a window, garden, or street, in or near her own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly at approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of the sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky: 

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1968 Guide Handbook - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log- or notebook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon, and planets (if any), visible from a window, garden, or street, in or near your own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly as approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky:

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1973 Guide Handbook - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log- or notebook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon, and planets (if any), visible from a window, garden, or street, in or near your own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly as approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky:

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1978 Guide Handbook - Star Gazer Badge


Syllabus available from Headquarters on request.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon, and planets (if any), visible from a window, garden, or street, in or near your own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly as approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky:

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon, and planets (if any), visible from a window, garden, or street, in/or near your own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly at approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky:

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon, and planets (if any), visible from a window, garden, or street, in or near your own home.

Note: There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly at approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings, or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of sun, moon, earth, and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky:

a) At least four constellations visible all the year round.

b) At least four constellations not visible all the year round.

c) At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.

4) Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Star Gazer Badge


1) Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon and planets (if any) visible from a window, garden or street in or near your own home.

There should be at least one entry per week made regularly at approximately the same time in the evening.

2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings or models (preferably models) the relative position and size of the sun, the mo0n, the earth and other planets; show their movements.

3) Point out in the sky:

a) at least four constellations which are visible all the year round

b) at least four constellations not visible all the year round

c) at least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what dime of the year they are visible.

4) Find a compass direction from the stars.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Star Gazer Badge

1) Keep a notebook or logbook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon and planets (if any) visible from a window, garden or street in or near your own home.
There should be at least one entry a week made regularly at about the same time in the evening.
2) Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings or preferably models, the relative position and size of the sun, the moon, the earth and other planets; show their movements.
3) Point out in the sky at least:
a) four constellations which are visible all the year round
b) four constellations not visible all the year round
c) four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of the year they are visible.
4) Find a compass direction from the stars.
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