Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1983 The Baden-Powell Trefoil Badge


Before you begin this badge you must have gained your Red Trefoil and be at least 13 years old.

While working for the Baden-Powell Trefoil.

1) Present in an interesting way, on a suitable occasion agreed by your Guider all you can about the history of Guiding.

2) Use what you have learnt as a Guide so far to help your Patrol to undertake one of the following activities:

a) A Patrol Purpose Patch.

b) A Patrol Interest Pennant.

c) A Patrol project of a similar kind to a or b.

3) Hold the Service Emblem and the Service Flash.

4) Take up a new hobby or learn a new craft of your own choice and tell your Patrol from time to time how you are progressing.

5) a) Take one badge involving homecraft skills.

b) TAke on a new homecraft responsibility in your home or Unit acceptable to your family and your Guider and do it to the best of your ability for at least four months.

6) a) Take a full part in a Guide Camp or an equivalent Guide residential event.

b) Take an outdoor badge.

7) a) Look wider and find out about Guiding in two other countries (one to be a Commonwealth country), and share your findings with your Company.

b) Take one of the following badges: Commonwealth Badge, World Association Badge, Europe Badge.

8) a) Find out as much as you can about the Ranger Guide Section from the Ranger Guide Handbook and visit a Ranger Guide Unit.

b) Find out about the Young Leader's Scheme and discuss it with a Young Leader.

Finally, arrange a visit to your District Commissioner.  Take your completed record with you and talk over with her how you feel you have grown in the understanding of the Promise while you have been in the Guide Company, and how your Promise will help you in the future.

1988 Trefoil Badges Supplement to Guide Handbook - Baden-Powell Trefoil Badge


You may start work for the Baden-Powell Trefoil any time after your 13th birthday (working for it at the same time as your Blue Trefoil), but the Blue Trefoil must be completed before the Baden-Powell Trefoil is awarded.

1) Present in an interesting way, on a suitable occasion agreed with your Guider, all you can about one aspect of the history of Guiding, e.g. the development of the World Centres, the lives of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, any four decades of Guiding.

2) Hold the Service Emblem and the Service Flash.

3) Show your Patrol the progress you are making in a hobby or craft of your own choice.

4) Take an active part in a Guide Camp or an equivalent residential event for Guides during the period you are working for the Baden-Powell Trefoil.

5) Find out what is meant by the terms Commonwealth, the EEC, and WAGGGS and take one of the following badges: Commonwealth Badge, World Association Badge, Europe Badge.

6) Gain one of the following badges: Carpenter, Computer, Handywoman, or a badge involving homecraft skills.

When you have finished the Baden-Powell Trefoil arrange a visit to your District Commissioner.  Take with you your completed Record of the Baden-Powell Trefoil and talk over with her how you feel your understanding of the Promise has grown while you have been in your Guide Company and how your Promise will help you in the future.

2000 G-File - Baden-Powell Challenge


To start the Baden-Powell Challenge you need to:

* Have made your Promise

* Have at least two Guide Challenge Badges.

* Have at least two Interest Badges.

To do the Baden-Powell Challenge you must complete at least ten clauses.  Complete at least one clause from each zone listed below.  The remaining five can either be taken from any of these clauses or up to two can relate to country or Region or Association initiative.  Once the ten clauses are completed you should take part in a Baden-Powell Challenge Adventure.

When you are ready to go for your Baden-Powell Challenge, you need to discuss with your Guider:

Your personal plan:

* What you have chosen from each zone - making sure each clause is a personal challenge to you.

* Over what time period you will do the Challenge.

Your support plan:

* What help you will need from your Patrol/Unit.

* What help you will need from your Guider.

* What help you will need from your family.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: to encourage in Guides a healthy lifestyle by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

1) Organise and run a Patrol competition based on the programme Ready Steady Cook.

2) Learn or make up a dance routine and teach it to your Patrol.  Organise a Patrol dance session.

3) Run an activity session for your Patrol on an issue which concerns young people today.

4) Help to organize a sports competition with another Patrol or other Guide unit, eg mini Olympics or team games evening.

5) Undertake a Patrol survey to compare what you eat.  Find out how what you eat and your lifestyle can affect your health.

6) Learn how to massage your hands or feet and oranise a manicure or pedicure session for your Patrol.

7) Plan and carry out with your Patrol a reflections session around a chosen theme, using mime, readings, music, dance, slides, etc.

GLOBAL AWARENESS: to increase awareness of global issues and of the contribution each Guide can make.

1) Find out about children from a developing country and the life they lead.  Organise an activity for your Patrol or unit which will help somebody in a developing country, eg via Book Aid International, Tools for Self Reliance, Intermediate Technology.  Through your Guider, let your local International Adviser know what you are doing.

2) Complete one of the following: World Cultures Badge, World Guiding Badge, World Issues Badge, or World Traveller Badge.

3) With your Patrol, organise an international evening with games, crafts, food or music and dance.

4) Design a poster on a current global issue and use it to make a presentation to your Patrol.

5) Survey what Fair Trade articles are available in your local area, eg in your local supermarket.  Find out about Fair Trade on the internet or from your local library.  Organise an activity about Fair Trade with your unit.

DISCOVERY: to challenge Guides with new experiences and adventure

1) Make a bivouac and spend the night in it.  Make your own breakfast the following morning.

2) Start a new hobby or craft or extend an existing one and work on it for at least three months, eg glass painting, learning a musical instrument, football, candle making, rollerblading, star-gazing.  Find out about your hobby's origins, history and rules.

3) Stay in two youth hostels and share your experiences with your Patrol.

4) Visit a city farm, rescue centre or nature reserve and share your experiences with your Patrol.

5) Try an adventurous activity which is new to you eg canoeing, sailing, rock climbing or skiing - share with your Patrol what you enjoyed most.  Know the safety rules relating to this activity.

6) Set up or further develop an existing unit or Patrol web site.

SKILLS AND RELATIONSHIPS: to develop Guides' self-confidence and self-worth and to improve their inter-personal and life skills.

1) Organise a party for someone outside your unit, eg your local Brownies, your family, girls not normally involved in Guiding, or have a bring-a-friend party.

2) Organise a co-operative games evening for your unit, eg parachute games.

3) Help organise and go on a trip with your Patrol to see something special.

4) Find out about local community services available for young people.  Get together with local young people and organise a discussion to find out about local issues and what you can all do to assist.

5) Organise a relaxation/mediation session for your Patrol.  You could include music, poems, readings, slides of relaxing scenes, candles, etc.

6) Organise an activity based on today's clothing, eg analyse what is suitable for certain activities, what's fashionable and what makes you feel food.  Present your findings in a fun way.

7) Raise money to take part in a Baden-Powell Challenge Adventure.

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: to promote in Guides active citizenship and to develop their awareness of rights and responsibilities for all.

1) Celebrate with your Patrol or unit a festival from a culture other than your own eg Diwali, harvest festival, Chinese New Year, Thai Festival of Lights.

2) Attend an event with friends, eg theatre, ballet, open-air concert, pop concert.  Record your thoughts and impressions and share them with your Patrol, Young Leader or Guider.

3) Prepare an activity for your Patrol on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, eg balloon debate, game etc.

4) Complete the Culture Badge.

5) Take part in some practical activity for the environment in your local community, eg tree or bulb planting or nature conservation.


After you have completed the clauses and taken part in the Baden-Powell Challenge Adventure you should arrange to meet your local Commissioner.  She will be pleased to know that you have completed the Baden-Powell Challenge and will talk to you to find out what you did and how you feel your understanding of the Promise will help you in the future.

2005 Badge File - Baden-Powell Challenge Award


The Baden-Powell Challenge Award is the highest award a guide can achieve.  To start the Baden-Powell Challenge you need to have:

* made your Promise

* gained at least two Guide Challenge Badges

* gained at least two interest badges.

This shows your commitment to Guiding.

The Baden-Powell Challenge is diided into five zones, each containing lots of different clauses.  You need to complete ten clauses in total.  You should do one from each zone, then five more.  These can come from any of the zones.  Up to two of them can relate to Country/Region or Girlguiding UK initiatives.

To finish the Award you need to take part in a Baden-Powell Adventure.  These are usually residential events organized by your County or Country/Region for all Guides in the area who are doing the Baden-Powell Challenge.

Zone 1: Healthy Lifestyles

Aim: To encourage Guides to lead a healthy lifestyle by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

1) Organise and run a Patrol cooking competition.  You could provide ingredients and challenge the Patrols to produce dishes in a set time.

2) Set yourself three personal fitness goals and keep a diary for a month to show how you have worked towards them.

3) Run an activity session for your Patrol on an issue which concerns young people today.

4) Help to organize a sports competition with another Patrol or another rGuide unit, e.g. mini-Olympics, fitness trail or team games evening.

5) Complete one of the following badges: Agility, Cook, Healthy Lifestyles, Sports.

6) With your Patrol, plan and carry out a 'Reflections' session around a chosen theme.  You could include a relaxation or meditation aspect or use mime, readings, music, dance or slides.

7) Organise a sponsored fitness event for a good cause.

8) Produce a cookbook of healthy recipes appropriate for Rainbows, Brownies or Guides to use at an event, holiday or camp.

Zone 2: Global Awareness

Aim: To increase awareness of global issues and of the contribution each Guide can make.

1) Find out about the life of a child from a country in the global south (the developing world) leads.  Share your findings with your Patrol.

2) Organise an activity for your Patrol or unit which will help somebody from a country in the global south (the developing world).  Let your local International Adviser know what you are doing.

3) Complete one of the following badges: Interpreter, World Cultures, World Guiding, World Issues, World Traveller.

4) With your Patrol, organize an international evening with games, crafts, food or music and dance.

5) Design a poster on a current global issue and use it to make a presentation to your unit.

6) Use the Internet or your local library to find out about fair trade.  Survey what fair trade items are available in your area, for example in your local supermarket.  Organise an activity about fair trade with your Patrol.

7) Find out about the Guide Friendship Fund and hold a fund-raising evening to support its work.

Zone 3: Discovery

Aim: To challenge Guides with new experiences and adventure.

1) Make a bivouac and spend the night in it.  Make your own breakfast the following morning.

2) Start a new hobby or craft, or extend an existing one, and work on it for at least three months.  You could try glass painting, learning a musical instrument, football, candle making, rollerblading or stargazing.  Find out about your hobby's origins, history and rules.  Do a presentation on your hobby for your Patrol in a way that is new to you.

3) Attend a residential event somewhere new to you, eg in a youth hostel or on a narrowboat.  Your Baden-Powell Adventure cannot count for this clause.

4) Complete the Outdoor Pursuits badge.

5) Visit a city farm, rescue centre or nature reserve.  Discuss with your Patrol why it is important to have these and who benefits from them.  What could you do to help?

6) With friends, attend an event such as theatre, ballet, an open air concert or a pop concert.  Record your thoughts and impressions and share them with your Young Leader or Leader.  Stay safe when you are out and about.

7) Use ICT skills to make a new resource for your unit.  What about making a 'Welcome to Guides' pack, a 'Guide to camp' or a songbook?  You could use photography, video, computers, etc.

8) Complete the Guide Camp Permit.

Zone 4: Skills and Relationships

Aim: To develop Guides' self-confidence and self-worth and to improve their interpersonal and life skills.

1) Organise a party for someone outside your unit, such as your local Brownies, your family, or girls not normally involved in Guiding; or hold a bring-a-friend party at Guides.

2) Organise a cooperative games evening for your unit, eg parachute games.

3) Help organize a trip with your Patrol to see something of interest to you.  Go on the trip and report back to your unit.

4) Find out what there is available for young people in your area.  With your unit, organize a discussion to find out about local issues which affect you and what young people can do to assist.  Check out your local Connexions centre or speak to a local councilor.

5) Complete one of the following badges: Communicator, Independent Living, Personal Safety, Water Safety.

6) Organise an activity based on today's clothing.  You could do an analysis of what is suitable for certain activities, what's currently fashionable and what makes you feel good.  Present your findings in an interesting way.

7) Raise money to take part in your Baden-Powell Adventure.  Could anyone else benefit from your fund-raising?

8) Complete the Active Response or First Aid badge.  Hold a First Aid evening for your unit, including incidents and fake wounds, to demonstrate your new skills.

Zone 5: Celebrating Diversity

Aim: To promote active citizenship among Guides, developing their awareness of rights and responsibilities for all.

1) With your Patrol or unit, celebrate a festival from a culture other than your own, eg Diwali, harvest festival, Chinese New year, Thai Festival of Lights.

2) Organise a disability awareness activity evening or invite someone to your unit to talk about disabilities.

3) Find out about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Organise an activity to share what you have found out.

4) Complete one of these badges: Culture, Faith Awareness, Community Action.

5) Take part in a practical activity to benefit the environment in your local community, such as tree planting, nature conservation or bulb planting.

6) Take part in a WAGGGS initiative.  Check out www.wagggsworld.org.

7) What is 'being you' all about?  Make a collage to reflect your culture and lifestyle.  Share this with your Leader.

8) Look at Guiding in your area and think about units that may not be as fortunate as yours.  Think of ways you could offer them assistance.  Carry out your ideas and tell your Commissioner how you were able to make a difference.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Baden Powell Challenge


To start the Baden-Powell Challenge you need to have:

  • Made your Promise
  • Gained at least two Guide Challenge badges
  • Gained at least two interest badges


The Baden-Powell Challenge is divided into five zones, each containing lots of different clauses. You should do one clause from each zone, then five more from any of the zones – ten clauses in total. Up to two of them can relate to Country/Region or Girlguiding initiatives.


To finish the award you need to take part in a Baden-Powell Adventure. These are usually residential events organised by your County or Country/Region for all Guides in the area who are doing the Baden-Powell Challenge.


ZONE 1: HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Aim: To encourage Guides to lead a healthy lifestyle by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

1. Organise and run a Patrol cooking competition. You could provide ingredients and challenge the Patrols to produce dishes in a set time.

2. Set yourself three personal fitness goals and keep a diary for a month to show how you have worked towards them.

3. Run an activity session for your Patrol on an issue which concerns young people today.

4. Help to organise a sports competition with another Patrol or another Guide unit, you could run a mini-Olympics, fitness trail or team games evening.

5. Complete one of the following badges: Agility, Cook, Healthy Lifestyles, Sports.

6. With your Patrol, plan and carry out a ‘Reflections' session around a chosen theme. You could include a relaxation or meditation activity or use mime, readings, music, dance or slides.

7. Organise a sponsored fitness event for a good cause.

8. Produce a cookbook of healthy recipes appropriate for Rainbows, Brownies or Guides to use at an event, holiday or camp.


ZONE 2: GLOBAL AWARENESS
Aim: To increase awareness of global issues and of the contribution each Guide can make.

1. Find out about the life a child from a country in the global south (the developing world) leads. Share your findings with your Patrol. 

2. Organise an activity for your Patrol or unit which will help somebody from a country in the global south (the developing world). Let your local International Adviser know what you are doing.

3. Complete one of the following badges: World cultures, World guiding, World issues.

4. With your Patrol, organise an international evening with games, crafts, food or music and dance.

5. Design a poster on a current global issue and use it to make a presentation to your unit. 

6. Use the internet or your local library to find out about fair trade. Survey what fair trade items are available in your area, for example in your local supermarket. Organise an activity about fair trade with your Patrol. 

7. Find out about the Guide Friendship Fund or World Thinking Day Fund and hold a fundraising evening to support its work.


ZONE 3: DISCOVERY
Aim: To challenge Guides with new experiences and adventure.

1. Make a bivouac and spend the night in it. Make your own breakfast the following morning.

2. Start a new hobby or craft, or extend an existing one, and work on it for at least three months. You could try glass painting, learning a musical instrument, football, candle making, rollerblading or stargazing. Find out about your hobby's origins, history and rules. Do a presentation on your hobby for your Patrol in a way that is new to you.

3. Attend a residential event somewhere new to you. This could be a youth hostel or a narrowboat. Your Baden-Powell Adventure cannot count for this clause.

4. Complete the Outdoor Pursuits, Survival or Community Action badge.

5. Visit a city farm, rescue centre or nature reserve. Discuss with your Patrol why it is important to have these and who benefits from them. What could you do to help?

6. With friends, attend an event such as theatre, ballet, an open air concert or a pop concert. Record your thoughts and impressions and share them with your Young Leader or Leader. Stay safe when you are out and about.

7. Use your computer skills to make a new resource for your unit. What about making a ‘Welcome to Guides' pack, a ‘Guide to camp' or a songbook? You could use photography, or video as well.

8. Complete the Guide Camp Permit.


ZONE 4: SKILLS AND RELATIONSHIPS
Aim: To develop Guides' self-confidence and self-worth and to improve their interpersonal and life skills.

1. Organise a party for someone outside your unit, such as your local Brownies, your family, or girls not normally involved in guiding; or hold a bring-a-friend party at Guides.

2. Organise a cooperative games evening for your unit, for example, parachute games.

3. Help organise a trip with your Patrol to see something of interest to you. Go on the trip and report back to your unit.

4. Find out what there is available for young people in your area. With your unit, organise a discussion to find out about local issues which affect you and what young people can do to assist.

5. Complete one of the following badges: Communicator, Independent living, Water safety.

6. Organise an activity based on today's clothing. You could do an analysis of what is suitable for certain activities, what's currently fashionable and what makes you feel good. Present your findings in an interesting way.

7. Raise money to take part in your Baden-Powell Adventure. Could anyone else benefit from your fundraising?

8. Complete the Active response or First aid badge. Hold a First Aid evening for your unit, including incidents and fake wounds, to demonstrate your new skills.


ZONE 5: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY
Aim: To promote active citizenship among Guides, developing their awareness of rights and responsibilities for all.

1. With your Patrol or unit, celebrate a festival from a culture other than your own, like Diwali, harvest festival, Chinese New Year, Thai Festival of Lights.

2. Organise a disability awareness activity evening or invite someone to your unit to talk about disabilities.

3. Find out about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Organise an activity to share what you have found out.

4. Complete one of these badges: Culture, Discovering faith.

5. Take part in a practical activity to benefit the environment in your local community, such as tree planting, nature conservation or bulb planting.

6. Take part in a WAGGGS initiative. Check out the WAGGGS website.

7. What is ‘being you' all about? Make a collage to reflect your culture and lifestyle. Share this with your Leader.

8. Look at guiding in your area and think about units that may not be as fortunate as yours. Think of ways you could offer them assistance. Carry out your ideas and tell your Commissioner how you were able to make a difference.

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