Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1950 POR - Bellringer Badge


1) Be able to ring rounds accurately.

2) Be able to raise and lower a bell, preferably in peal.

3) Be able to ring two standard methods: a) "Grandsire" or b) either "Plain Bob Doubles" or "Plain Bob Minor" preferred.

4) Be able to explain the technical terms used in ringing in her own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is hung.

6) Demonstrate ability to splice a rope, and show that she understands the importance of rope maintenance.

1953 POR - Bellringer Badge


1) Be able to ring rounds accurately.

2) Be able to raise and lower a bell, preferably in peal.

3) Be able to ring two standard methods: a) "Grandsire" or b) either "Plain Bob Doubles" or "Plain Bob Minor" preferred.

4) Be able to explain the technical terms used in ringing in her own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is hung.

6) Demonstrate ability to splice a rope, and show that she understands the importance of rope maintenance.

1957 POR - Bellringer Badge


1) Ring rounds correctly.

2) Raise and lower a bell, preferably in peal.

3) Ring  "Grandsire" and either "Plain Bob Minor" or "Plain Bob Doubles"..

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in her own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is hung.

6) Splice a rope, and show that she understands the importance of rope maintenance.

1960 POR - Bellringer Badge


1) Ring rounds correctly.

2) Raise and lower a bell, preferably in peal.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in her own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that she understands the importance of rope maintenance.

1961 (July) POR - Bellringer Badge


1) Ring rounds correctly.

2) Raise and lower a bell, preferably in peal.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in her own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that she understands the importance of rope maintenance.

1964 (March) POR - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections: 

I. Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly.

2) Raise and lower a bell, preferable in peal.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in her own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that she understands the importance of rope maintenance.

II. Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Describe any six of the sixteen component pars of a handbell, and how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the English system of numbering the notes and sizes of handbells

3) Show that she understands the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) With rhythmical precision, using the hand-stroke and backstroke positions, ring a pair of handbells correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in her own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Describe any of the sixteen component parts of a handbell and at least one method of ringing it for tune playing.

2) Describe the English system of numbering the notes and sizes of handbells.

3) Show that she understands the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) Read simple music written in on e the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation.

5) Handing at least two bells, and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 4, play tunes.

6) Name the notes in the major or minor scales in any eight keys chosen by the tester.

1965 (July) POR - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections: 

I. Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly.

2) Raise and lower a bell, preferable in peal.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in her own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that she understands the importance of rope maintenance.

II. Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Describe any six of the sixteen component pars of a handbell, and how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the English system of numbering the notes and sizes of handbells

3) Show that she understands the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) With rhythmical precision, using the hand-stroke and backstroke positions, ring a pair of handbells correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in her own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Describe any of the sixteen component parts of a handbell and at least one method of ringing it for tune playing.

2) Describe the English system of numbering the notes and sizes of handbells.

3) Show that she understands the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) Read simple music written in on e the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation.

5) Handing at least two bells, and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 4, play tunes.

6) Name the notes in the major or minor scales in any eight keys chosen by the tester.


1968 Guide Handbook - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections: 

I. Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly.

2) Raise and lower a bell, preferable in peal.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that you understand the importance of rope maintenance.

II. Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Describe any six of the sixteen component pars of a handbell, and how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the English system of numbering the notes and sizes of handbells

3) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) With rhythmical precision, using the hand-stroke and back-stroke positions, ring a pair of handbells correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in your own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Describe any six of the sixteen component parts of a handbell and at least one method of ringing it for tune playing.

2) Describe the English system of numbering the notes and sizes of handbells.

3) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) Read simple music written in on e the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation.

5) Handing at least two bells, and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 4, play tunes.

6) Name the notes in the major or minor scales in any eight keys chosen by your tester.

1973 Guide Handbook - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections:

I Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly.

2) Raise and lower a bell, preferably in a peal.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell; or ring not less than 30 changes without fault.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that you understand the importance of rope maintenance.

II Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a handbell, and describe how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the system of numbering used in the set of bells which you ring.

3) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) With rhythmical precision using the hand-stroke and back-stroke positions, ring a pair of handbells correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in your own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a hanbell and describe at least one method of rining it for tune playing.

2) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

3) Read simple music written in one of the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation

4) Handling at least two bells, and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 3, play tunes.

5) Using your set of bells, point out those which would be used to play the major scales of C, D, F, G, and the harmonic minor scales of C, D, E, G.

1978 Guide Handbook - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections:

I Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly.

2) Raise and lower a bell, preferably in a peal.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell; or ring not less than 30 changes without fault.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that you understand the importance of rope maintenance.

II Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a handbell, and describe how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the system of numbering used in the set of bells which you ring.

3) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) With rhythmical precision using the hand-stroke and back-stroke positions, ring a pair of handbells correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in your own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a hanbell and describe at least one method of rining it for tune playing.

2) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

3) Read simple music written in one of the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation

4) Handling at least two bells, and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 3, play in an inside position in your ringing team.

5) Using your set of bells, point out those which would be used to play the major scales of C, D, F, G, and the harmonic minor scales of C, D, E, G.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections:

I Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly, treble and inside bell.

2) Raise and lower a bell.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell; or ring not less than 30 call changes without fault.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that you understand the importance of rope maintenance.

II Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a handbell, and describe how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the system of numbering used in the set of bells which you ring.

3) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) With rhythmical precision, using the hand-stroke and back-stroke positions, ring a pair of handbells correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in your own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a hanbell and describe at least one method of rining it for tune playing.

2) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

3) Read simple music written in one of the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation

4) Handling at least two bells, both of which occur frequently throughout the tune being rung and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 3, play:

a) Two tunes involving half beats.

b) A tune involving a repeat where you have to go back to play a portion again.

5) Take part in a public performance.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections:

I Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly, treble and inside bell.

2) Raise and lower a bell.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell; or ring not less than 30 call changes without fault.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that you understand the importance of rope maintenance.

II Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a handbell, and describe how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the system of numbering used in the set of bells which you ring.

3) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

4) With rhythmical precision, using the hand-stroke and back-stroke positions, ring a pair of handbells correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in your own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a hanbell and describe at least one method of ringing it for tune playing.

2) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and leather parts of a handbell.

3) Read simple music written in one of the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation

4) Handling at least two bells, both of which occur frequently throughout the tune being rung and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 3, play:

a) Two tunes involving half beats.

b) A tune involving a repeat where you have to go back to play a portion again.

5) Take part in a public performance.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections:

I Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly, treble and inside bell.

2) Raise and lower a bell.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell; or if method ringing is not practiced in your area, ring not less than 30 call changes without fault.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that you understand the importance of rope maintenance.

II Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a handbell/chime, and describe how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the system of numbering used in the set of bells/chimes which you ring.

3) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and moving parts of a handbell/chime.

4) With rhythmical precision, ring a pair of handbells/chimes correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells/chimes to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in your own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Name six parts of a hanbell/chime and describe at least one method of ringing it for tune playing.

2) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and moving parts of a handbell/chime.

3) Read simple music written in one of the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation

4) Handling at least two bells/chimes, both of which occur frequently throughout the tune being rung and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 3, play:

a) Two tunes involving half beats.

b) A tune involving a repeat where you have to go back to play a portion again.

5) Take part in a public performance.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Badge


Pass the whole of any one of the following sections:

I Church Bell Ringing

1) Ring rounds correctly, treble and inside bell.

2) Raise and lower a bell.

3) Ring one standard method on an inside bell; or if method ringing is not practiced in your area, ring not less than 30 call changes without fault.

4) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your own tower.

5) Describe the parts of a bell and how it is rung.

6) Show that you understand the importance of rope maintenance.

II Change Ringing on Handbells

1) Name five parts of a handbell/chime, and describe how it is rung for change ringing.

2) Describe the system of numbering used in the set of bells/chimes which you ring.

3) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and moving parts of a handbell.

4) With rhythmical precision, ring a pair of handbells/chimes correctly in rounds.

5) Ring a pair of handbells/chimes to one standard method.

6) Explain the technical terms used in your own group in ringing.

III Tune Playing on Handbells

1) Name five parts of a hanbell/chime and describe at least one method of ringing it for tune playing.

2) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and moving parts of a handbell/chime.

3) Read simple music written in one of the following methods:

a) Staff notation.

b) Tonic Solfa notation.

c) Alphabetical notation.

d) Numerical notation

4) Handling at least two bells/chimes, both of which occur frequently throughout the tune being rung and reading from one of the forms of notation mentioned in clause 3, play:

a) Two tunes involving half beats.

b) A tune involving a repeat where you have to go back to play a portion again.

5) Take part in a public performance.

1993 - Bellringer becomes a Staged Badge.

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