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1991 Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 1


I Church Bellringing

1) Raise and lower a bell.

2) Ring rounds correctly, treble and inside bell.

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

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

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

6) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.


II Change Ringing on Handbells/Chimes

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 which you ring.

3) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your group.

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

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

6) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.


III Tune Playing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Name three parts of a handbell/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 - which occur frequently throughout the tune, and reading from one of the notation methods listed in clause 3 - play the following: 

a) two tunes involving half beats

b) a tune involving a repeat, where you play a section again.

5) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 2


I Church Bellringing

1) Bring a statement from the Captain of Ringers showing that you have been regular and punctual in attending practice and Sunday ringing for at least three moths.

2) Describe to a non-ringer the parts of a bell, how it is hung, and the technical terms used in your belfry.

3) Show some knowledge of the towers and bells in your own neighbourhood.

4) Read at least one book on the history of bells or bellringing.


II Change Ringing on Handbells/Chimes

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

2) Describe two systems of numbering used in handbell ringing

3) Show that you know the importance of handbell care, maintenance and adjustment.

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

5) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.


III Tune Playing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Name six parts of a handbell, and show that you know the importance of handbell care, maintenance and adjustment.

2) Take part in a public performance

3) Read a simple part written in two of the following methods:

a) staff notation

b) tonic solfa notation

c) alphabetical notation

d) numerical notation

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 3


I Church Bellringing

1) Raise and lower a bell in peal, and ring rounds accurately.

2) Splice a rope.  Know how to change a rope, and understand the maintenance work needed for bells and fittings in your tower.  Help with the maintenance where convenient.

3) Ring a plain course of one standard method.  This should give 30 changes of Grandsire Doubles, or 40 changes of Plain Bob Doubles (five bells) or 50 changes of Plain Bob Minor (six bells).

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis, and are prepared to become a member of the team.


II Change Ringing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Be able to give a short talk on the history of the handbell to a Ranger unit or similar group.

2) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your group.

3) Ring a pair of handbells using two methods, including 'Bobs' and 'Singles', consisting of 120 changes on five bells and 720 changes on six bells.

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.


III Tune Playing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Handling at least two bells, and using one of the notation methods listed in Levels 1 and 2, take an inside place in a ringing band, and ring a programme of tunes lasting at least ten minutes.

2) Arrange a simple tune, in at least two parts, for handbells.  Teach it to your band of ringers.

3) Be able to give a short talk on the history of the handbell to a Ranger unit or similar group.

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 1 Badge


I Church Bellringing

1) Raise and lower a bell.

2) Ring rounds correctly, treble and inside bell.

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

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

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

6) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

II Change Ringing on Handbells/Chimes

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 which you ring.

3) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your group.

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

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

6) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

III Tune Playing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Name three parts of a handbell/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 - which occur frequently throughout the tune, and reading from one of the notation methods listed in clause 3) Play the following:

a) two tunes involving half beats

b) a tune involving a repeat, where you play a section again.

5) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 2 Badge


I Church Bellringing

1) Bring a statement from the Captain of Ringers showing that you have been regular and punctual in attending practice and Sunday ringing for at least three months.

2) Describe to a non-ringer the parts of a bell, how it is hung, and the technical terms used in your belfry.

3) Show some knowledge of the towers and bells in your own neighbourhood.

4) Read at least one book on the history of bells or bellringing.


II Change Ringing on Handbells/Chimes

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

2) Describe two systems of numbering used in handbell ringing.

3) Show that you know the importance of handbell care, maintenance and adjustment.

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

5) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

III Tune Playing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Name six parts of a handbell, and show that you know the importance of handbell care, maintenance and adjustment.

2) Take part in a public performance.

3) Read a simple part written in two of the following methods:

a) staff notation

b) tonic solfa notation

c) alphabetical notation

d) numerical notation

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 3 Badge


I Church Bellringing

1) Raise and lower a bell in peal, and ring rounds accurately.

2) Splice a rope.  Know how to change a rope, and understand the maintenance work needed for bells and fittings in your tower.  Help with the maintenance where convenient.

3) Ring a plain course of one standard method.  This should give 30 changes of Grandsire Doubles, or 40 changes of Plain Bob Doubles (five bells), or 50 changes of Plain Bob Minor (six bells).

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis, and are prepared to become a member of the team.

II Change Ringing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Be able to give a short talk on the history of the handbell to a Ranger Unit or similar group.

2) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your group.

3) Ring a pair of handbells using two methods, including 'Bobs' and 'Singles', consisting of 120 changes on five bells and 720 changes on six bells.

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

III Tune Playing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Handling at least two bells, and using one of the notation methods listen in Levels 1 and 2, take an iside place in a ringing band, and ring a programme of tunes lasting at least ten minutes.

2) Arrange a simple tune, in at least two parts, for handbells.  Teach it to your band of ringers.

3) Be able to give a short talk on the history of the handbell to a Ranger Unit or similar group.

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.

1995 Brownie Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 1 Badge

I Church Bellringing
1) Ring rounds correctly, leading and following.
2) Lower a bell unaided.
3) Be able to follow simple call changes accurately and explain the difference between two named change patterns such as 'Queens', 'Tittums', 'Whittingtons' and 'Reverse Queens'.
4) Name the parts of a tower bell and explain the function of each.  Explain how the revolution of the bell produces hand and back strokes.
5) Explain how bells are made and tuned.
6) Know the location of the six nearest peals of bells to your home tower, the number of bells in each and the weight  of the Tenor.  If possible, visit and ring rounds at two of these towers and tell the tester of your experiences.
II Change Ringing on Handbells
1) Name five 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) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your group.
4) Show that you understand the importance of care and maintenance of the metal and moving parts of a handbell.
5) With rhythmical precision, ring a pair of handbells correctly in rounds.
6) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.
III Tune Ringing on Handbells or Chimes
1) Name three parts of a handbell or chime and describe/demonstrate the method of ringing that your team usually uses for tune ringing.
2) Show that you understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the metal and moving parts of a handbell or chime.
3) Be able to read and explain simple music written in one of the following:
* staff notation
* tonic sol-fa notation
* alphabetical notation
* numerical notation.
4) Handling at least two handbells or chimes and reading from one of the notations listed above, play three tunes.
5) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis for at least two months.

1995 Brownie Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 2 Badge


I Church Bellringing

1) Raise a bell unaided.

2) Show that you can put a 'whipping' on a rope end.

3) Know the importance of rope maintenance and how to change a rope.

4) Read a book on the history of bells or bellringing.

5) Be able to tell the tester about your local ringing association, for example, its name, membership requirements, the name of the ringing Master and the Secretary.

6) Visit and ring at six towers other than your own.

7) Either:

For a Call Change Tower ring an inside bell for the calling of a minimum of 60 changes.

Or:

For a Change Ringing Tower, ring an inside bell for the calling of a minimum of 60 changes.

Or:

For a Change Ringing Tower, ring the treble to a touch of Plain Minor and an 'inside' bell to a plain course of a Doubles method.  

Show that you know what is meant be 'passing the treble' and explain how this is used to assist in the ringing of two methods.


II Change Ringing on Handbells

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

2) Describe two systems of numbering used in handbell ringing

3) Show that you know the importance of handbell care, maintenance and adjustment.

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

5) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.


III Tune Playing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Be able to complete all the requirements listed For Stage 1.

2) Either:

Name six parts of a handbell and explain their functions.

Or:

Name the main parts of a handchime and explain their functions.

3) Handling at least two handbells or chimes and reading from one of the notations given in Stage 1 Clause 3, play a selection of four tunes to include:

a) a tune involving half beats

b) a tune involving a repeat, where you play a section again

c) two tunes in simple harmony

4) Take part in a  public performance, playing at least three tunes.

5) Take part in the regular cleaning/maintenance routines used by your team.

6) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis for at least three months.

1995 Brownie Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 3 Badge

I Church Bellringing

1) Ring up and down in peal.

2) Show that you can complete long and short splices.

3) Know about the history of the bells in your own tower and write an article about it for your church magazine or newsletter.

Either:

For a Call Change Tower:

4) Conduct a touch.

5) Ring an inside bell to an acceptable competition standard.  (The bells should start and finish in the down position and a minimum of 60 changes should be used.)

Or: 

For a Change Ringing Tower:

4) Conduct 120 changes of Doubles from a bell affected at calls.

5) Ring a quarter peal.

6) Ring 720 changes of a Minor method inside.


II Change Ringing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Be able to give a short talk on the history of the handbell to a Ranger unit or similar group.

2) Explain the technical terms used in ringing in your group.

3) Ring a pair of handbells using two methods, including 'Bobs' and 'Singles', consisting of 120 changes on five bells and 720 changes on six bells.

4) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis.


III Tune Playing on Handbells/Chimes

1) Be able to complete all the requirements listed for Stage 2.

2) Show that you know how to keep handbells or chimes in good working order, including simple 'first aid' measures of repair that can be safely used, storage, etc.

3) Handling at least two handbells or chimes and using one of the notations listed in Stage 1, Clause 3, ring a programme of tunes lasting at least ten minutes.  The programme should demonstrate full use of changes in tempo (speed), dynamics (loud and soft playing) and ringing techniques, for example, shakes, damping, etc.

4) Either:

Arrange a tune in simple harmony and teach it to your group.

Or

Give a short talk on the history and development of handbells or chimes to a Ranger unit or similar group.

5) Show that you have attended a group on a regular basis for at least six months.

1995 Brownie Badge Book - Bellringer Stage 4 Badge

I Church Bellringing

1) Demonstrate the ability to complete an eye splice.

2) Spend a total of three hours in direct contact with visitors or ringing learners at open events or ringing training sessions.

3) Write an article (such as might be published in your church magazine) for possible ringing recruits, explaining how they will be taught.

Either:

For a Call Change Tower

4) Conduct 'Sixty on Thirds' from memory.

5) Lead up and down in peal.

Or

For a Change Ringing Tower:

4) Conduct 720 changes of Minor

5) Lead up or down in peal.

6) Ring the plain course of a Surprise method on an inside bell and be able to write out one lead of a Surprise method which you have not rung, starting only with the place notation.  Draw the line for a working bell and mark the place bells.

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