Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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

Be able to jump 2ft. 6in. or 3ft.  (according to age and build), in good style and with attention to the landing.
Have a natural, upright carriage, and be able to walk and run well.
Show proficiency in three of the following:
Relay racing, roller or ice skating, ball throwing, jumping the bag, ring catching, balancing (on a rail or plank).
Must have performed daily breathing exercises for two months.
A Guide must aim at attaining the standard measurements for a girl of her age.

1921 POR - Athlete Badge


Be able to jump 2ft 6in or 3ft (according to age and build) in good style, and with attention to landing.

Have a natural, upright carriage, and be able to walk and run well.

Show proficiency in three of the following: Relay racing; roller or ice skating; ball throwing; jumping the bag; ring catching; balancing (on a plank or rail).

Must have performed daily breathing exercises for two months.

A Guide must aim at attaining the standard measurements for a girl of her age.

1924 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Be able to do the following in good style: 

Standing high jump - 2ft 6in

Running high jump - 3ft 4in

Standing long jump - 4ft

Running long jump - 8ft

3) Skip for two minutes with not less than eight different styles

4) Throw a hard ball (overhand) 120ft

5) Run 100 yards in 14 seconds.

6) Have a vital capacity of at least two and a half inches (vital capacity is the difference in chest measurement from breathing in to breathing out).

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

1) Have an easy upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.
2) Be able to do the following in good style: 
Running high jump 3ft 4in.
Standing long jump 4ft.
Running long jump 8ft.
3) Skip for two minutes with not less than eight different steps.
4) Throw a hard ball (over hand) to pitch at 30 yards.
5) Run a hundred yards in 14 seconds.
6) Must have performed daily breathing exercises for two months.  A Guide must aim at attaining the standard measurements for a girl of her age.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Athlete Badge

1) Have an easy upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.
2) Must have practised breathing exercises and have attained a vital capacity of at least 2 inches (the difference in chest measurement from breathing in to breathing out).
3) Be able to do the following in good style: 
Standing high jump - 2 ft 3 ins.
Running high jump - 3 ft 4 ins.
Standing long jump - 4 ft.
Running long jump - 8 ft.
4) Skip for two minutes with not less than eight different steps.
5) Throw a cricket or hockey ball over arm, with accuracy of direction, 75 ft.  Catch the ball when thrown high or quickly.
6) Run 100 yds. in 14 seconds.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Athlete Badge

1) Have an easy upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.
2) Must have practised breathing exercises and have attained a vital capacity of at least 2 inches (the difference in chest measurement from breathing in to breathing out).
3) Be able to do the following in good style: 
Standing high jump - 2 ft 3 ins.
Running high jump - 3 ft 4 ins.
Standing long jump - 4 ft.
Running long jump - 8 ft.
4) Skip for two minutes with not less than eight different steps.
5) Throw a cricket or hockey ball over arm, with accuracy of direction, 75 ft.  Catch the ball when thrown high or quickly.
6) Run 100 yds. in 14 seconds.

1930 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Must have practiced breathing exercises and have attained a vital capacity of at least 2 in. (the difference in chest measurement from breathing in to breathing out).

3) Be able to do the following in good style: standing high jump-2ft. 3in., running high jump-3ft. 4in.

4) Skip for two minutes with not less than eight different steps.

5) Throw a cricket or hockey ball overarm, with accuracy of direction, 75ft.  Catch the ball when thrown high or quickly.

6) Run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

1931 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Must have practiced breathing exercises and have attained a vital capacity of at least 2 in. (the difference in chest measurement from breathing in to breathing out).

3) Be able to do the following in good style: standing high jump-2ft. 3in., running high jump-3ft. 4in.

4) Skip for two minutes with not less than eight different steps.

5) Throw a cricket or hockey ball overarm, with accuracy of direction, 75ft.  Catch the ball when thrown high or quickly.

6) Run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

1932 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Must have practiced breathing exercises and have attained a vital capacity of at least 2 in. (the difference in chest measurement from breathing in to breathing out).

3) Be able to do the following in good style: running high jump-3ft. 4in.

4)(a) Skip for one and a half minutes.

(b) Skip, showing eight different steps.

5) Throw a cricket or hockey ball overarm, with accuracy of direction, 75ft.  Catch the ball when thrown high or quickly.

6) Run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

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

1) Have an easy upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.
2) Must have practiced breathing exercises and have attained a vital capacity of at least 2 inches (the difference in chest measurement from breathing in to  breathing out.
3) Be able to do the following in good style: running high jump, 3 ft. 4 in.
4) a) Skip for one and a-half minutes.  b) Skip, showing eight different steps.
5) Throw a cricket or hockey ball over arm, with accuracy of direction, 75 ft.  Catch the ball when thrown high or quickly.
6) Run 100 yds. in 15 seconds.

1935 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Show proficiency in two of the following, and a knowledge of the rules, one to be taken from each group: 

a) Rounders, tennis, cricket, badminton, stoolball, golf.

b) Hockey, lacrosse, netball (or basket ball), "Touch and Pass".

(N.B. Swimming (30 yards in 24 secs., knowledge of two strokes, able to dive, may be substituted for any one game in Group (a).

3) Throw a cricket or rounders ball in good style 75 feet.

4) Play a stalking game.

5) Jump 3 feet in height with a good style (stick should be used) or run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

6) Skip (a) for one minute continuously; (b) showing four steps accurately, not necessarily continuously.

7) Take a three-mile walk in 1 1/4 hours and arrive back in good condition; or Follow up a half-mile track in reasonable time.

The test for Guides over 16 years would be altered in:

3) Length of throw, 85 feet.  5) Height of jump, 3ft. 4in.  Time for 100 yards, 13 seconds.  6) Skipping (b) show six steps.  7) Walk four miles in 1 1/2 hours.

(N.B. Guides who qualify for this badge before they are 16 years old must take the test again after they are 1 if they wish to hold it.)

1938 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Show proficiency in two of the following, and a knowledge of the rules, one to be taken from each group: 

a) Rounders, tennis, cricket, badminton, stoolball, golf.

b) Hockey, lacrosse, netball (or basket ball), "Touch and Pass".

(N.B. Swimming (30 yards in 24 secs., knowledge of two strokes, able to dive, may be substituted for any one game in Group (a).

3) Throw a cricket or rounders ball in good style 75 feet.

4) Play a stalking game.

5) Jump 3 feet in height with a good style (stick should be used) or run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

6) Skip (a) for one minute continuously; (b) showing four steps accurately, not necessarily continuously.

7) Take a three-mile walk in 1 hour and arrive back in good condition; or Follow up a half-mile track in reasonable time.

The test for Guides over 16 years would be altered in:

3) Length of throw, 85 feet.  5) Height of jump, 3ft. 4in.  Time for 100 yards, 13 seconds.  6) Skipping (b) show six steps.  7) Walk four miles in 1 1/2 hours.

(N.B. Guides who qualify for this badge before they are 16 years old must take the test again after they are 1 if they wish to hold it.)

1939 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Show proficiency in two of the following, and a knowledge of the rules, one to be taken from each group: 

a) Rounders, tennis, cricket, badminton, stoolball, golf.

b) Hockey, lacrosse, netball (or basket ball), "Touch and Pass".

(N.B. Swimming (30 yards in 24 secs., knowledge of two strokes, able to dive, may be substituted for any one game in Group (a) or (b).

3) Throw a cricket or rounders ball in good style 75 feet.

4) Jump 3 feet in height with a good style or run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

5) Skip (a) for one minute continuously; (b) showing four steps accurately, not necessarily continuously.

1943 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Show proficiency in two of the following, and a knowledge of the rules, one to be taken from each group:

a) Rounders, tennis, cricket, badminton, stoolball, golf.

b) Hockey, lacrosse, netball (or basket ball), "Touch and Pass."

(N.B. - Swimming 30 yards in 24 secs, knowledge of two strokes, ability to dive, may be substituted for any one game in Group a) or b).)

3) Throw a cricket or rounders ball in good style 75 feet.

4) Jump 3 feet in height with good style or run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

5) Skip a) for one minute continuously; b) showing four steps accurately, not necessarily continuously.

1947 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Show proficiency in two of the following, and a knowledge of the rules, one to be taken from each group:

a) Rounders, tennis, cricket, badminton, stoolball, golf.

b) Hockey, lacrosse, netball (or basket ball), "Touch and Pass."

(N.B. - Swimming 30 yards in 24 secs., knowledge of two strokes, ability to dive, may be substituted for any one game in Group a) or b).)

3) Throw a cricket or rounders ball in good style 75 feet.

4) Jump 3 feet in height with good style or run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

5) Skip a) for one minute continuously; b) showing four steps accurately, not necessary continuously.

1950 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Show proficiency in two of the following, and a knowledge of the rules, one to be taken from each group:

a) Rounders, tennis, cricket, badminton, stoolball, golf.

b) Hockey, lacrosse, netball (or basket ball), "Touch and Pass."

(N.B. - Swimming 25 yards in 25 secs., or 30 yards in 30 secs., knowledge of two strokes, ability to dive, may be substituted for any one game in Group a) or b).)

3) Throw a cricket or rounders ball in good style 75 feet.

4) Jump 3 feet in height with good style or run 100 yards in 15 seconds.

5) Skip a) for one minute continuously; b) showing four steps accurately, not necessary continuously.

1953 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy carriage and be able to walk and run well.

2) Jump 3 ft. 6 in. height, or 13 ft. in length.

3) Throw a rounders ball in good style 75 ft.

4) Run 100 yds in 15 seconds.

5) Skip for one minute continuously.

This should be tested by a qualified tester and good style should be shown in all sections.

1957 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy carriage; walk and run well.

2) Jump 3 ft. 6 in. (height), or 13 ft. (length).

3) Throw a rounders ball in good style 75 ft.

4) Run 100 yds in 15 seconds.

5) Skip for one minute continuously.

Note: The tester is to be a qualified person.  All clauses are to be judged on style.

1960 POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy carriage; walk and run well.

2) Jump 3 ft. 6 in. (height), or 13 ft. (length).

Note: The tester may slightly vary these requirements if she is satisfied that they are too easy for a particular candidate.

3) Throw a rounders ball in good style 75 ft.

4) Run 100 yds in 15 seconds.

5) Skip for one minute continuously.

Note: The tester is to be a qualified person.  All clauses are to be judged on style.

1961 (July) POR - Athlete Badge


1) Have an easy carriage; walk and run well.

2) Jump 3 ft. 6 in. (height), or 13 ft. (length).

Note: The tester may slightly vary these requirements if she is satisfied that they are too easy for a particular candidate.

3) Throw a rounders ball in good style 75 ft.

4) Run 100 yds in 15 seconds.

5) Skip for one minute continuously.

Note: The tester is to be a qualified person.  All clauses are to be judged on style.

1963 (February) POR Amendments - Athlete Badge


1) Walk and run well, showing an easy carriage.

2) Turning the rope backwards, skip for one minute continuously.

3) Run 100 yds. in 14 seconds.

4) Do one of the following: 

a) Long jump 13 ft.

b) High jump 4 ft. 2 in.

c) Hurdle 80 yds. in 14 seconds.

5) Do one of the following: 

a) Throw a discus 68 ft.

b) Throw a javelin 60 ft.

c) Throw a hard ball 75 ft.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person  In all clauses the candidate is to be judged on style.

1964 (March) POR - Athlete Badge


1) Walk and run well, showing an easy carriage.

2) Turning the rope backwards, skip for one minute continuously.

3) Run 100 yds. in 14 seconds.

4) Do one of the following: 

a) Long jump 13 ft.

b) High jump 4 ft. 2 in.

c) Hurdle 80 yds. in 14 seconds.

5) Do one of the following: 

a) Throw a discus 68 ft.

b) Throw a javelin 60 ft.

c) Throw a hard ball 75 ft.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person  In all clauses the candidate is to be judged on style.

1965 (July) POR - Athlete Badge


1) Walk and run well, showing an easy carriage.

2) Turning the rope backwards, skip for one minute continuously.

3) Run 100 yds. in 14 seconds.

4) Do one of the following: 

a) Long jump 13 ft.

b) High jump 4 ft. 2 in.

c) Hurdle 80 yds. in 14 seconds.

5) Do one of the following: 

a) Throw a discus 68 ft.

b) Throw a javelin 60 ft.

c) Throw a hard ball 75 ft.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person  In all clauses the candidate is to be judged on style.

1968 Guide Handbook - Athlete Badge


1) Showing an easy carriage, walk and run well.

2) Demonstrate the warming-up activities used for the chosen athletic events.  These should include strengthening and mobility exercises.  

3) Guides who will be under 15 years old on 1st September of the year they enter for the badge must do one of the following:

a) Run 100 yards in 13.9 seconds.

b) Run 150 yards in 21.3 seconds.

c) Rn 80 yards over hurdles (8 flights of 2 feet 6 inches) in 15.5 seconds.

Guides who will be 15 years old on 1st September in the year they enter for the badge must do one of the following:

d) Run 100 yards in 13.9 seconds.

e) Run 150 yards in 21.3 seconds

f) Run 880 yards in 2 minutes 54 seconds.

g) Run 80 metres over hurdles (8 flights of 2 feet 6 inches) in 16.2 seconds.

4) Do one of the following: 

a) Long jump 12 feet 6 inches.

b) High jump 4 feet.

5) Do one of the following:

a) Throw a discus 71 feet.

b) Throw a javelin 64 feet.

c) Throw a hard ball 110 feet.

d) Throw a weight (7lb) 25 feet.

Note: Standards have been taken from the English Schools Athletic Association 196 Standards, Junior Group, Grade IV.

1973 Guide Handbook - Athlete Badge


1) Demonstrate the warming up activities used for the chosen athletic events.  these should include strengthening and mobility exercises.

2) Do three of the following events, of which one must be a track event and one a field event.  The third may be either.

a) 100m - U13 15.9 secs, U14 15.2 secs, U15 14.7 secs, U16 14.5 secs.

b) 200m - U13 33.5 secs, U14 32.5 secs, U15 31.5 secs, U16 30.7 secs.

c) Hurdles - U13 15 secs (70m), U14 14.2 secs (70m), U15 14.4 secs (75m), U16 15.8 secs (80m).

d) 800m - U13 3 mins 8 secs, U14 2 mins 58 secs, U15 2 mins 49.8 secs, U16 2 mins 47.8 secs.

e) Long Jump - U13 3.55m, U14 3.83m, U15 4.05m, U16 4.20m.

f) High Jump - U13 1.16m, U14 1.23m, U15 1.28m, U16 1.30m

g) Discus (1 kg) - U13 16.47m, U14 19.74m, U15 21.10m, U16 23.50m

h) Javelin - U13 17.20m, U14 20m, U15 22m, U16 23.50m

i) Shot (3.25 kg) - U13 6.50m, U14 6.70m, U15 7.60m, U16 7.70m (4 kg.)

j) Hard ball - 33m.

Note: i) Your age should be reckoned to 1st September in the year you take the badge.

ii) Standards have been taken from the E.S.A.A. 1971 standards, Junior and Intermediate Groups, Grade IV.

iii) Hard ball event.  After the age of 13 you will normally show your ability in other field events, but the tester may accept a distance of ball-throwing in advance of 33m.

iv) the tester must be qualified in this activity.

1978 Guide Handbook - Athlete Badge


1) Know the safety rules which apply to the events listed in clause 2.

Before the test:

2) Select six events from the following list, two from each section:

a) 100 m, 200 m, 800 m, 1500 m.

b) Hurdles, high jump, long jump.

c) Discus, javelin, shot (for those under 13 years only) rounders ball.

3) Choose three of the six event selected for clause 2; one must be a field event and one a track event.  The third may be either.

Tell the tester which events you have chosen and what your best performances are.  For not less than six weeks, show progress in your chosen events and keep a record of your performances.

At the test: 

4) a) Demonstrate the warming-up activities and other exercises used for your chosen events.

b) Demonstrate your three events chosen for clause 3.

c) Discuss with the tester the progress you made in these events during the six weeks of clause 3.

Note: the tester must be qualified in this activity.

1979 (October) Guider Magazine - badge amendments - Athlete Badge


1) Know the safety rules which apply to the events listed in clause 2.

Before the test:

2) Select six events from the following list, two from each section, and under adult supervision, record your best performances in each:

a) 100 m, 200 m, 800 m, 1500 m.

b) Hurdles, high jump, long jump.

c) Discus, javelin, shot; (for those under 13 years only) rounders ball.

3) Choose three of the six events selected for clause 2.  One must be a field event and one a track event, the third may be either.

Tell the tester which events you have chosen and your time or distance for each one.  For not less than six weeks, show progress in your chosen events and keep a record of your performances.

At the test: 

4) a) Demonstrate the warming-up activities and other exercises used for your chosen events.

b) Demonstrate your three events chosen for clause 3.

c) Discuss with the tester the progress you made in these events during the six weeks of clause 3.

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