Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1968 Guide Handbook - Backwoodsman Badge


1) Show that you can be at home in the open by:

a) Cooking one course of a simple meal for yourself on an open fire.

b) Making a simple one-man shelter from a groundsheet or natural materials.

c) Knowing what to do if lost in a forest, or in a mist in open country.

d) Packing and carrying your equipment in a suitable manner.

2) Follow a trail.  (The trail, which may be of woodcraft signs, animal or human footprints, secret clues, etc., should cover 1/2 to 1 mile according to the locality.)

3) Stay alone and still in the open for 1/2 hour and report on what you have noticed of the bird, animal, plant, insect life, etc., around you.

Note: You may do this clause previously in a suitable locality, and bring a certificate to the test.

1973 Guide Handbook - Backwoodsman Badge


1) Show that you can be at home in the open by:

a) Cooking one course of a simple meal for yourself on an open fire.

b) Making a simple one-man shelter from a groundsheet or natural materials.

c) Knowing what to do if lost in a forest, or in a mist in open country.

d) Packing and carrying your equipment in a suitable manner.

2) follow a trail.  (The trail, which may be of woodcraft signs, animal or human footprints, secret clues, etc., should cover 1/2 to 1 mile according to the locality.)

3) Stay alone and still in the open for 1/2 hour and report on what you have noticed of the bird, animal, plant, insect life, etc., around you.

Note: You may do this clause previously in a suitable locality, and bring a certificate to the test.

1978 Guide Handbook - Backwoodsman Badge


1) Show that you can be at home in the open by:

a) Cooking one course of a simple meal for yourself on an open fire.

b) Making a simple one-man shelter from a groundsheet or natural materials.

c) Knowing what to do if lost in a forest, or in a mist in open country.

d) Packing and carrying your equipment in a suitable manner.

2) follow a trail.  (The trail, which may be of woodcraft signs, animal or human footprints, secret clues, etc., should cover 1/2 to 1 mile according to the locality.)

3) Stay alone and still in the open for 1/2 hour and report on what you have noticed of the bird, animal, plant, insect life, etc., around you.

Note: You may do this clause previously in a suitable locality, and bring a certificate to the test.

1980 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Backwoodsman Badge


1) Show that you can be at home in the open by:

a) Cooking one course of a simple meal for yourself on an open fire.

b) Making a simple one-man shelter from a groundsheet or natural materials.

c) Knowing what to do if lost in a forest, or in a mist in open country.

d) Packing and carrying your equipment in a suitable manner.

2) Follow a trail.  (The trail, which may be of woodcraft signs, animal or human footprints, secret clues, etc., should cover 1/2 to 1 mile according to the locality.

3) Stay alone and still in the open for 1/2 hour and report on what you have noticed of the bird, animal, plant, insect life, etc., around you.

Note: You may do this clause previously in a suitable locality, and bring a certificate to the test.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Backwoodsman Badge


1) Show that you can be at home in the open by:

a) Cooking one course of a simple meal for yourself on an open fire.

b) Making a simple one-man shelter from materials found nearby and knowing how to keep warm and dry using a groundsheet or survival bag.

c) Knowing what to do if lost in a forest, or in a mist in open country.

d) Packing and carrying your equipment in a suitable manner.

2) Follow a trail.  The trail, which may be of woodcraft signs, animal or human footprints, secret clues, etc., should cover 1/2 to 1 mile (0.8 to 1.6 km) according to the locality.

3) Stay alone and still in the open for 1/2 hour and report on what you have noticed of the bird, animal, plant, insect life, etc., around you.

You may do this clause previously in a suitable locality, and bring a certificate to the test.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Backwoodsman Badge


1) Show that you can be at home in the open by: 

a) Cooking one course of a simple meal for yourself on an open fire.

b) Making a simple one-man shelter from materials found nearby and knowing how to keep warm and dry using a groundsheet or survival bag.

c) Knowing what to do if lost in a forest, or in a mist in open country.

d) Packing and carrying your equipment in a suitable manner.

2) Follow a trail.  (The trail, which may be of woodcraft signs, animal or human footprints, secret clues, etc., should cover 1/2 to 1 mile according to the locality.)

3) Stay alone and still in the open for 1/2 hour and report on what you have noticed of the bird, animal, plant, insect life., around you.

Note: You may do this clause beforehand in a suitable locality, and bring a certificate to the test.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Backwoodsman Badge


1) Show that you can be at home in the open by: 

a) Cooking one course of a simple meal for yourself on an open fire.

b) Making a simple one-man shelter from materials found nearby and knowing how to keep warm and dry using a groundsheet or survival bag.

c) Knowing what to do if lost in a forest, or in a mist in open country.

d) Packing and carrying your equipment in a suitable manner.

2) Follow a trail.  The trail, which may be of woodcraft signs, animal or human footprints, secret clues, etc., should cover 1/2 to 1 mile (0.8 to 1,6km) according to the locality.

3) Stay alone and still in the open for 1/2 hour and report on what you have noticed of the bird, animal, plant, insect life, etc., around you.

You may do this clause beforehand in a suitable locality, and bring a certificate to the test.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Backwoodsman Badge


1) Show that you can be at home in the open by:

a) Packing and carrying your equipment in a suitable manner.

b) Cooking on an open fire a simple meal for yourself.

c) Making a one-man shelter from materials found nearby and knowing how to keep warm and dry using a groundsheet or survival bag.

d) Knowing what to do if lost in a forest, or in a mist in open country.

e) Knowing the early signs of extreme weather conditions.

2) Follow a trail.  The trail, which may be of woodcraft signs, animal or human footprints, secret clues, etc., should cover 0.8 to 1.6 km (1/2 to 1 mile) according to the locality.

3) Stay alone and still in the open for half an hour and report on what you have noticed of the bird, animal, plant, insect life, etc., around you.

You may do this clause previously in a suitable locality, and bring a certificate to the test.

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