Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1918 POR - Athlete - Green-Physical Health

These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B".  Class "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of 10-12.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.
N.B. The average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft. 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height), she shall be judged in Class "B".
Class A
To sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.
To jump 2 ft. (high jump).
To jump 5 ft. (long jump)
To climb a rope or pole 7 ft.
To throw a cricket ball 20 yards.
To catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.

Class B
To sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.
To jump 2ft. 8 ins. (high jump)
to jump 5 ft. 8 ins. (long jump).
To climb a rope or pole (10 ft.)
To throw a cricket ball 25 yards.
To catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.
1919 POR - Athlete Badge

These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B".  Class "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of 10-12.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.
N.B. The average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft. 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height), she shall be judged in Class "B".
Class A
To sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.
To jump 2 ft. (high jump).
To jump 5 ft. (long jump)
To climb a rope or pole 7 ft.
To throw a cricket ball 20 yards.
To catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.

Class B
To sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.
To jump 2ft. 8 ins. (high jump)
to jump 5 ft. 8 ins. (long jump).
To climb a rope or pole (10 ft.)
To throw a cricket ball 25 yards.
To catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1920 Guide Handbook - Athlete Badge


Able to run, jump, climb, throw, and catch.

1921 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class.  "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of 10-12.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

To sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  To jump 2ft (high jump).  To jump 5ft (long jump).  To climb a rope or pole (7ft).  To throw a cricket ball 20 yards.  To catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

To sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  To jump 2ft 8in (high jump.  To jump 5ft 8in (long jump).  To climb a rope or pole (10ft).  To throw a cricket ball 25 yards.  To catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1924 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class.  "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of 10-12.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

To sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  To jump 2ft (high jump).  To jump 5ft (long jump).  To climb a rope or pole (7ft).  To throw a cricket ball 20 yards.  To catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

To sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  To jump 2ft 8in (high jump.  To jump 5ft 8in (long jump).  To climb a rope or pole (10ft).  To throw a cricket ball 25 yards.  To catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1930 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class.  "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of 10-12.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

To sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  To jump 2ft (high jump).  To jump 5ft (long jump).  To climb a rope or pole (7ft).  To throw a ball 15 yards.  To catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

To sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  To jump 2ft 8in (high jump.  To jump 5ft 8in (long jump).  To climb a rope or pole (10ft).  To throw a ball 20 yards.  To catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1931 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class.  "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of 10-12.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  

N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

To sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  To jump 2ft (high jump).  To skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  To climb a rope or pole (7ft).  To throw a ball 15 yards.  To catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

To sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  To jump 2ft 8in (high jump.  To skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  To climb a rope or pole (10ft).  To throw a ball 20 yards.  To catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1932 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class.  "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of 10-12.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  Jump 2ft (high jump).  Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  Climb a rope or pole (7ft).  Throw a ball 15 yards.  Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  Climb a rope or pole (10ft).  Throw a ball 20 yards.  Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1935 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class.  "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of over 10.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  Jump 2ft (high jump).  Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  Climb a rope or pole (7ft).  Throw a ball 15 yards.  Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  Climb a rope or pole (10ft).  Throw a ball 20 yards.  Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1938 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class.  "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of over 10.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  Jump 2ft (high jump).  Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

Climb a rope or pole (7ft) or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches squarer and 4 to 5 feet high) from a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between two skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test and there must be 7 accurate throws out of ten.

Throw a ball 15 yards.

Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

Climb a rope or pole (10ft) ;or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) form a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between 2 skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-ich hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of 10..  

Throw a ball 20 yards.  Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1938 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class. Class "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of over 10.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

3) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (7ft) or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) from a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between two skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of ten.

5)Throw a ball 15 yards.

6) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

3) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (10ft) ;or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) form a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between 2 skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-ich hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of 10..  

5) Throw a ball 20 yards.  

6) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1939 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class. Class "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of over 10.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

3) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) from a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between two skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of ten.

5)Throw a ball 15 yards.

6) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

3) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) form a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between 2 skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-ich hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of 10..  

5) Throw a ball 20 yards.  

6) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1943 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B". Class "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of over 10.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

3) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) from a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between two skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of ten.

5)Throw a ball 15 yards.

6) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

3) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) form a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between 2 skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-ich hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of 10..  

5) Throw a ball 20 yards.  

6) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1947 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class. Class "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of over 10.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

3) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) from a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between two skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of ten.

5)Throw a ball 15 yards.

6) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

3) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) form a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between 2 skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-ich hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of 10.

5) Throw a ball 20 yards.  

6) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1950 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class. Class "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of over 10.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

1) Should have a good posture.

2) Sprint 100 yds. in seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

4) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) from a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between two skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of ten.

6)Throw a ball 15 yards.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

1) Should have a good posture.

2) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

4) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) form a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between 2 skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-ich hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of 10.

6) Throw a ball overarm 15 yards.  

6) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1953 POR - Athlete Badge


These tests are divided into two classes, "A" and "B" class. Class "A" is for Brownies from 8-10 years of age; "B" for those of over 10.  The tests are of the same nature in both classes, but the standards are different.  N.B. the average height of Brownies in Class "A" is 3ft 10in.  If a Brownie in this class is unusually developed (not only in height) she shall be judged in Class "B".


Class "A"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

3) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) from a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between two skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of ten.

5)Throw a ball 15 yards.

6) Throw a ball overarm 12 yards.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B"

1) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

3) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or do two of the following: 

a) Aim a tennis ball at a target (i.e. stool ball wicket or mark on wall 12 inches square and 4 to 5 feet high) form a distance of 12 feet.

b) Roll a ball between 2 skittles 6 inches apart.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

c) Throw a 7-inch ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-ich hoop.  Brownie to stand 12 feet away.

d) Shoot a netball, 10 tries to be given in each test, and there must be 7 accurate throws out of 10.

5) Throw a ball overarm 15 yards.  

6) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yards.

1957 POR - Athlete Badge


Class "A" (Brownies under 10 years of age)

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

4) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4 to 5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicket, or mark on a wall..

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft., throw a 7-in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 12 yards.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B" (Brownies over 10 years of age).

1) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

2) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

3) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards; skip three fancy steps.  

4) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4-5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicke or a mark on a wall.

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a 7 in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football, through a 30-in. hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 15 yds.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yds.

1960 POR - Athlete Badge


Class "A" (Brownies under 10 years of age)

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

4) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4 to 5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicket, or mark on a wall..

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft., throw a 7-in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 12 yards.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B" (Brownies over 10 years of age).

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

4) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards; skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4-5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicke or a mark on a wall.

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a 7 in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football, through a 30-in. hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 15 yds.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yds.

1961 (July) POR - Athlete Badge

Class "A" (Brownies under 10 years of age)

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 100 yards in 25 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

4) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4 to 5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicket, or mark on a wall..

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft., throw a 7-in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 12 yards.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B" (Brownies over 10 years of age).

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 100 yards in 20 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

4) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards; skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4-5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicke or a mark on a wall.

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a 7 in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football, through a 30-in. hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 15 yds.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yds.

1961 (December) POR Amendments - Athlete Badge


Class "A" (Brownies under 10 years of age)

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 60 yards in 15 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

4) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4 to 5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicket, or mark on a wall..

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft., throw a 7-in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 12 yards.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B" (Brownies over 10 years of age).

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 80 yards in 18 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

4) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards; skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4-5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicke or a mark on a wall.

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a 7 in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football, through a 30-in. hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 15 yds.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yds.

1964 (March) POR - Athlete Badge

Class "A" (Brownies under 10 years of age)

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 60 yards in 15 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

4) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4 to 5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicket, or mark on a wall..

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft., throw a 7-in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 12 yards.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B" (Brownies over 10 years of age).

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 80 yards in 18 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

4) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards; skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4-5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicke or a mark on a wall.

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a 7 in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football, through a 30-in. hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 15 yds.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yds.

1965 (July) POR - Athlete Badge

Class "A" (Brownies under 10 years of age)

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 60 yards in 15 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft (high jump).  

4) Skip 50 times without a break, turning the rope backwards, and skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (7ft); or 

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4 to 5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicket, or mark on a wall..

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft., throw a 7-in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football through a 30-inch hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 12 yards.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 12 yards.


Class "B" (Brownies over 10 years of age).

1) Have a good posture.

2) Sprint 80 yards in 18 seconds.  

3) Jump 2ft 8in (high jump).  

4) Skip 60 times without a break, turning the rope backwards; skip three fancy steps.  

5) Climb a rope or pole (10ft); or

Pass two of the following clauses:  

a) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 12 in. square and 4-5 ft. high, e.g. a stool-ball wicke or a mark on a wall.

b) From a distance of 12 ft. roll a ball between two skittles 6 in. apart.

c) From a distance of 12 ft. throw a 7 in. ball, or a size 3 or 4 football, through a 30-in. hoop.

d) Shoot a netball accurately seven times in ten attempts.

6) Throw a ball overarm 15 yds.

7) Catch a ball thrown from 15 yds.

1973 Brownie Handbook - Athlete Badge


1) Run 80 metres in 19.5 seconds.

2) Jump 85 cm. high.

3) Run 25 metres while skipping.

4) Do two of these things:

a) From a distance of 4 metres throw a 17cm ball or football through a 70 cm. hoop.

b) From a distance of 4 metres throw a tennis ball to hit a target approximately 30 cm. square and 1 metre 50 from the ground.

c) From a distance of 4 metres toll a ball between two skittles 15cm apart.

d) Throw a ball overarm 10 metres and catch it when thrown back to you.

1980 Brownie Handbook - Athlete Badge


1) Run 80 metres in 19.0 seconds.

2) Jump 80cm high

3) Run, walk, or jog 1000 metres in 8 minutes.  (You can do some of each).  You should do it on grass in a park or playing field, and only go on the road if there is nowhere else.  Several Brownies should go together.

4) Run 25 metres skipping.

5) Throw a ball overarm 10 metres and catch it when thrown back.

1983 Brownie Handbook - Athlete Badge

1) When you decide with your Guider to start working for this badge make a chart to show what you can already do:
a) How high you can jump.
b) The number of times you can skip in good style.
c) How far away from a target 1/2 metre in diameter you can sand and throw a ball to hit the target four times out of five.
During at least six weeks, practise regularly and record on the chart how much you have improved.  This will show whether you are ready to be tested.
2) At the test you must also:
a) Run 80 metres in 19 seconds;
b) Run, walk, or jog 1000 metres in 8 minutes.  (You can do some of each.)
Note: You should always practise this with other people and on grass in a park or playing field; only go on the road if there is nowhere else.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Athlete Badge


1) When you decide with your Guider to start working for this badge make a chart to show what you can already do:

a) How high you can jump.

b) The number of times you can skip in good style.

c) How far away from a target half a metre in diameter you can stand and throw a ball to hit the target four times out of five.

During at least six weeks, practice regularly and record on the chart how much you have improved.  This will show whether you are ready to be tested.

2) At the test you must also:

a) Run 80 metres in 19 seconds.

b) Run, walk, or jog 1,000 metres in 8 minutes.  (You can do some of each).

N.B. You should always practice with other people and on grass in a park or playing field; only go on the road if there is nowhere else.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Athlete Badge

1) When you decide with your Guider to start working for this badge make a chart to show what you can already do:
a) How high you can jump.
b) The number of times you can skip in good style.
c) How far away from a target half a metre in diameter you can stand and throw a ball to hit the target four times out of five.
During at least six weeks, practice regularly and record on the chart how much you have improved.  This will show whether you are ready to be tested.
2) At the test you must also:
a) Run 80 metres in 19 seconds.
b) Run, walk or jog 1000 metres in 8 minutes (You can do some of each).
N.B. you should always practice this with other people.  Only go on the road if there is nowhere else.  Use a soft landing area when jumping.

1991 Brownie Badge Book - Athlete Badge


1) When you decide with your Guider to start working for this badge make a chart to show what you can already do:

a) how high you can jump

b) the number of times you can skip in good style

c) how far away from a target 50cm in diameter you can stand and throw a ball to hit a target four times out of five.

During at least six weeks, practice regularly and record on the chart how much you have improved.  This will show whether you are ready to be tested.  

2) At the test you must also:

a) run 80 metres in 19 seconds.

b) run, walk or jog 1,000 metres in 8 minutes (you can do some of each).

Note: You should always practice the clauses with other people.  Use a soft landing area when jumping and only go on the road if there is nowhere else.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Athlete Badge


1) When you decide with your Guider to start working for this badge make a chart to show what you can already do:

a) how high you can jump

b) the number of times you can skip in good style

c) how far away from a target 50cm in diameter you can stand and throw a ball to hit a target four times out of five.

During at least six weeks, practice regularly and record on the chart how much you have improved.  This will show whether you are ready to be tested.

2) At the test you must also:

a) run 80 metres in 19 seconds

b) run, walk or jog 1,000 metres in 8 minutes (you can do some of each).

Note: You should always practice the clauses with other people.  Use a soft landing area when jumping and only go on the road if there is nowhere else.

1995 Brownie Badge Book - Athlete Badge

1) When you decide with your Guider to start working for this badge, make a chart to reflect what you can already do.  The chart should show:
a) how high you can jump
b) The number of times you can skip in good style
c) how far away from a target 50cm in diameter you can stand and throw a ball to hit the target at least four times out of five.
During at least six weeks, practice regularly and record on the chart how much you have improved.
This will show whether you are ready to be tested.
2) At the test you must also:
a) run 80m in 19 seconds
b) run, walk or jog (you can do some of each) 1000m in 8 minutes.
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