Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1924 POR - Book Lover Badge


"Sir Roger de Coverley,) Essays - Addison.

"The Cloister and the Hearth" - Charles Reade

"Quentin Durward" - Sir Walter Scott

"Greenmantle" - John Buchan

"Jackanapes" - Mrs Ewing

"The Ancient Mariner" - Coleridge

"Macbeth" - Shakespeare

Give a list of other books read during the year.

Write an essay on "my favourite hero in fiction".

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

Read the following:
"The Three Hostages" by John Buchan
"The Black Tulip" by Dumas
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
"The Country Beyond" by J. O. Curwood
"Lives of the Hunted" by E. Thompson Seton
"Poems of to-day", First series.  (Sidwick & Jackson).
Give a list of other books read during the year
Write an essay on "My favourite hero in fiction".
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Book Lover Badge

Any six of the following books to be read: 
"Girl Guiding" by Sir Robert Baden-Powell.
"An Inland Voyage" by R.L. Stevenson
"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.
"The Rose and the Ring" by Thackeray.
"Nelson's Captains" by W.H. Fitchett
"First Jungle Book" by Kipling
"Lays of Ancient Rome" by Macaulay
A Play of Shakespeare
One of the Waverley Novels.
Give a list of other books read during the year.
Write an essay on "My Favourite Book".
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Book Lover Badge

Any six of the following books to be read: 
"Girl Guiding" by Sir Robert Baden-Powell.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy
"Alice through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll.
"A Book of Verse for Students at home and Abroad" Edited by Sir Henry Newbolt.
"The Book of the Naturalist" by W. H. Hudson.
The Call of the Wild." by Jack London.
"Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott.
Give a list of other books read during the year.
Write an essay on "My Favourite Book."

1930 POR - Book Lover


Any six of the following books to be read: 

"Girl Guiding"

"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Graeme

"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy

"Alice through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll

"A Book of Verse for Students at Home and Abroad" edited by Sir Henry Newboult

"The Book of the Naturalist" by W. H. Hudson

"The Call of the Wild" by Jack London

"Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott.

Give a list of other books read during the year.

Write an essay on "my favourite book."

1931 POR - Book Lover Badge


Any six of the following books to be read: 

"Girl Guiding"

"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Graeme

"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy

"Alice through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll

"A Book of Verse for Students at Home and Abroad" edited by Sir Henry Newboult

"The Book of the Naturalist" by W. H. Hudson

"The Call of the Wild" by Jack London

"Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott.

Give a list of other books read during the year.

Write an essay on "my favourite book."

1932 POR - Book Lover Badge


1) Have read Girl Guiding or Scouting for Boys.

2) Have read six books, each written by a different author, chosen from the following lists (books that you have not read before).  At least one book should be chosen from list II.  Be able to say which you like and why.

I) Hans Andersen, Louisa Alcott, John Buchan, Lewis Carroll, Conan Doyle, Kenneth Graham, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, A. A. Milne, Ernest Thompson Seton.

II) Charles Lamb, Charles Kingsley, Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R. L. Stevenson.

3) Have read a book of travel or exploration.

4) Have read a narrative poem, or at least four lyric poems from the work of any poet who especially appeals to you.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Book Lover Badge

1) Have read Girl Guiding or Scouting for Boys.
2) Have read six books, each written by a different author, chosen from the following lists (books that you have not read before).  At least one book should be chosen from List II.  Be able to say which you like, and why.
I. Hans Anderson, Louisa Alcott, John Buchan, Lewis Carroll, Conan Doyle, Kenneth Graham, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, A. A. Milne, Ernest Thompson Seton.
II Charles Lamb, Charles Kingsley, Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R. L. Stevenson.
3) Have read a book of travel or exploration.
4) Have read a narrative poem, or at least four lyric poems from the work of any poet who especially appeals to you.

1935 POR - Book Lover Badge


1) Have read Girl Guiding or Scouting for Boys.

2) Have read six books, each written by a different author, chosen from the following lists (books that you have not read before).  At least one book should be chosen from list II.  Be able to say which you like and why.

I) Hans Andersen, Louisa Alcott, John Buchan, Lewis Carroll, Conan Doyle, Kenneth Graham, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, A. A. Milne, Ernest Thompson Seton.

II) Charles Lamb, Charles Kingsley, Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R. L. Stevenson.

3) Have read a book of travel or exploration.

4) Have read a narrative poem, or at least four lyric poems from the work of any poet who especially appeals to you.

1938 POR - Book Lover Badge


1) Have read Girl Guiding or Scouting for Boys.

2) Have read six books, each written by a different author, chosen from the following lists (books that you have not read before).  At least one book should be chosen from list II.  Be able to say which you like and why.

I) Hans Andersen, Louisa Alcott, John Buchan, Lewis Carroll, Conan Doyle, Kenneth Graham, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, A. A. Milne, Ernest Thompson Seton.

II) Charles Lamb, Charles Kingsley, Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R. L. Stevenson.

3) Have read a book of travel or exploration.

4) Have read a narrative poem, or at least four lyric poems from the work of any poet who especially appeals to you.

5) Give a list of the books read during the past year.

1939 POR - Book Lover Badge


1) Have read Girl Guiding or Scouting for Boys or Story of the Girl Guides or Story of a Million Girls..

2) Have read six books, each written by a different author, chosen from the following lists (books that you have not read before).  At least one book should be chosen from list II.  Be able to say which you like and why.

I) Hans Andersen, Louisa Alcott, John Buchan, Lewis Carroll, Conan Doyle, Kenneth Graham, Rudyard Kipling, A. A. Milne, Ernest Thompson Seton, Sir James Barrie.

II) Charles Lamb, Charles Kingsley, Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R. L. Stevenson, Shakespeare.

3) Have read a book of travel or exploration, or the life of some man or woman who has done great service to humanity..

4) Have read a narrative poem, or at least four lyric poems from the work of any poet who especially appeals to you.

5) Give a list of the books read during the past year.

1943 POR - Reader Badge


1) Have read Girl Guiding or Scouting for Boys, or Story of the Girl Guides or Story of a Million Girls.

2) Read six books she has not read before, each by a different author, chosen from the following lists.  Be able to say which she likes and why.  At least one book to be chosen from List 2.

(1) Hans Anderson, Louisa Alcott, Sir James Barrie, John Buchan, Lewis Carroll Conan Doyle, Mrs Ewing, Kenneth Grahame, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rudyard Kipling, A. A. Milne, Romany of the B.B.C., Ernest Thompson Seton.

(2) Charles Lamb, Charles Kingsley, Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R. L. Stevenson, Shakespeare.

3) Have read a book of travel or exploration, or the life of some man or woman who has done great service to humanity.

4) Have read a narrative poem, or at least four lyric poems from the work of any poet who especially appeals to her.

5) Give a list of the books read during the past year.

1947 POR - Reader Badge


1) Read six books she has not read before, to include those of four different authors, chosen from the following lists, at least one book from each list: 

Classics: Charles Kingsley, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R. L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Louisa Alcott.

Moderns: Arthur Ransome, L. A. G. Strong, John Buchan, D. K. Broster, Marjorie Bowen, L. M, Montgomery.

Biographies: Grey Owl and Beaver (Harper Cory), Greenleaf (Lovat Dickson), Baden-Powell (Kiernan), Fridtz of Nansen (Webster Smith), Microbe Man (Doorly), Leader by Destiny (Eaton), Young Walter Scott (Gray), War in the Desert (Lawrence) (Shumway), Heroes of Civilisation (Cottler and Jaffa), Women in Modern Adventure (Tiltman), Seventy Years a Showman (Sanger), Log Cabin to White House (Thayer).

Travel Books: To the South Pole (Webster Smith), Some Triumphs of Modern Exploration (Webster Smith), South with Scott (Evans), Trap-Lines North (Meader), Man-Eaters of Tsarvo (Patterson), Lis Sails the Atlantic (Anderson), Lis Sails on to Teneriffe (Anderson), Travels with a Donkey (R. L. Stevenson).

Outdoor Books: Birds of a Village (W. H. Hudson), Book of the Naturalist (W. H. Hudson), Early Morning Island (Lockly), Moses, my Otter, etc. (Frances Pitt), Spirit of the Hills (Smythe), Hutman's Book (Fisher), Adventures in the Hut Country (Fisher), Grey Owl Books, Thomson Seton's Books, Phyllis Kelway's Books, Seasons and the Woodman/Fisherman/Gardener/Farmer (published by Cambridge University Press.

2) Read six poems from an anthology or a Shakespeare play.

3) Give a list of the books read in the past six months.

Note - Clause 3 should be considered an important part of the test.

1950 POR - Reader Badge


1) Read six books she has not read before, to include those of four different authors, chosen from the following lists, at least one book from each list: 

Classics: Charles Kingsley, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R. L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Louisa Alcott.

Moderns: Arthur Ransome, L. A. G. Strong, John Buchan, D. K. Broster, Marjorie Bowen, L. M, Montgomery.

Biographies: Grey Owl and Beaver (Harper Cory), Greenleaf (Lovat Dickson), Baden-Powell (Kiernan), Fridtz of Nansen (Webster Smith), Microbe Man (Doorly), Leader by Destiny (Eaton), Young Walter Scott (Gray), War in the Desert (Lawrence) (Shumway), Heroes of Civilisation (Cottler and Jaffa), Women in Modern Adventure (Tiltman), Seventy Years a Showman (Sanger), Log Cabin to White House (Thayer).

Travel Books: To the South Pole (Webster Smith), Some Triumphs of Modern Exploration (Webster Smith), South with Scott (Evans), Trap-Lines North (Meader), Man-Eaters of Tsarvo (Patterson), Lis Sails the Atlantic (Anderson), Lis Sails on to Teneriffe (Anderson), Travels with a Donkey (R. L. Stevenson).

Outdoor Books: Birds of a Village (W. H. Hudson), Book of the Naturalist (W. H. Hudson), Early Morning Island (Lockly), Moses, my Otter, etc. (Frances Pitt), Spirit of the Hills (Smythe), Hutman's Book (Fisher), Adventures in the Hut Country (Fisher), Grey Owl Books, Thomson Seton's Books, Phyllis Kelway's Books, Seasons and the Woodman/Fisherman/Gardener/Farmer (published by Cambridge University Press.

2) Read six poems from an anthology or a Shakespeare play.

3) Give a list of the books read in the past six months.

Note - Clause 3 should be considered an important part of the test.

1953 POR - Reader Badge


1) Read one story book written by a classic author and one by a modern author from each of the following lists (the titles in brackets are suggestions only and need not be chosen):

Classics: Charles Kingsley (The Water Babies, Westward Ho), Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, Kenilworth), Charles Dickens (Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Pickwick Papers), R. L. Stevenson (Treasure Island, Kidnapped), Rudyard Kipling (Kim, The Jungle Books, Puck of Pook's HIl), Louisa Alcott (Little Women), Mrs. Gaskell (Cranford).

Moderns: Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons), Kenneth Graham (The Wind in the Willows, Dream Days), Elizabeth Goudge (The Little White Horse, Henrietta's House, The Valley of Song, Make Believe), Noel Streatfield (Ballet Shoes, The Painted Garden, White Boots), T. H. White (The Sword in the Stone, Walter de la Mare (The Lord Fish, The Dutch Cheese and other stories) and a) one book about a journey of discovery.  b) One book on nature, animals, flowers, etc.  c) One book about a foreign land.  d) One book with a historical background.

2) Show ability to sue the index of a book and a simple book of reference.

3) Be able to read aloud verses from a well-known anthology.  Repeat by heart one or two verses, or a short passage from a poem in a well-known anthology or from Shakespeare, and be able to answer questions on the poem and it's author, or on the book from which the verses have been chosen.  Repeat one or two verses from the sacred book of her own religion.

4) Give a list of the books read in the past six months and be able to answer simple questions about them.

N.B. - The tester should be notified when work for this badge is begun and given a list of the books it is proposed to read.

1957 POR - Reader Badge


1) a) Read a story book written by one of the following classic authors: 

Charles Kingsley (The Water Babies, Westward Ho), Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, Kenilworth), Charles Dickens (Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Pickwick Papers), R. L. Stevenson (Treasure Island, Kidnapped), Rudyard Kipling (Kim, The Jungle Books, Puck of Pook's HIl), Louisa Alcott (Little Women), Mrs. Gaskell (Cranford).

b) Read a story book written by one of the following modern authors: 

Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons), Kenneth Graham (The Wind in the Willows), Elizabeth Goudge (The Little White Horse, Henrietta's House, The Valley of Song, Make Believe), Noel Streatfield (Ballet Shoes, The Painted Garden, White Boots), T. H. White (The Sword in the Stone), Walter de la Mare (Collected Stories for Children).

Note: The titles are only suggestions; other books by the same authors may be chosen.

2) Read a book on each of the following subjects: 

a) A journey of discovery.  b) Nature, e.g. animals, flowers, etc.  c) A foreign country.  d) History, e.g. historical novel.

3) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Read aloud verses from a well-known anthology.  Repeat by heart one or two verses, or a short passage from a poem in a well-known anthology or from Shakespeare; answer questions on the poem and it's author, or on the book from which the verses have been chosen.  Repeat one or two verses from the sacred book of her own religion.

1960 POR - Reader Badge


1) a) Read a story book written by one of the following classic authors: 

Charles Kingsley (The Water Babies, Westward Ho), Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, Kenilworth), Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Pickwick Papers), R. L. Stevenson (Treasure Island, Kidnapped), Rudyard Kipling (Kim, The Jungle Books, Puck of Pook's HIl), Louisa Alcott (Little Women), Mrs. Gaskell (Cranford).

b) Read a story book written by one of the following modern authors: 

Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons), Kenneth Graham (The Wind in the Willows), Elizabeth Goudge (The Little White Horse, Henrietta's House, The Valley of Song, Make Believe), Noel Streatfield (Ballet Shoes, The Painted Garden, White Boots), T. H. White (The Sword in the Stone), Walter de la Mare (Collected Stories for Children).

Note: The titles are only suggestions; other books by the same authors may be chosen.

2) Read a book on each of the following subjects: 

a) A journey of discovery.  b) Nature, e.g. animals, flowers, etc.  c) A foreign country.  d) History, e.g. historical novel.

3) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Read aloud verses from a well-known anthology.  Repeat by heart one or two verses, or a short passage from a poem in a well-known anthology or from Shakespeare; answer questions on the poem and it's author, or on the book from which the verses have been chosen.  Repeat one or two verses from the sacred book of her own religion.

1961 (July) POR - Reader Badge


1) a) Read a story book written by one of the following classic authors: 

Charles Kingsley (The Water Babies, Westward Ho), Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, Kenilworth), Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Pickwick Papers), R. L. Stevenson (Treasure Island, Kidnapped), Rudyard Kipling (Kim, The Jungle Books, Puck of Pook's HIl), Louisa Alcott (Little Women), Mrs. Gaskell (Cranford).

b) Read a story book written by one of the following modern authors: 

Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons), Kenneth Graham (The Wind in the Willows), Elizabeth Goudge (The Little White Horse, Henrietta's House, The Valley of Song, Make Believe), Noel Streatfield (Ballet Shoes, The Painted Garden, White Boots), T. H. White (The Sword in the Stone), Walter de la Mare (Collected Stories for Children).

Note: The titles are only suggestions; other books by the same authors may be chosen.

2) Read a book on each of the following subjects: 

a) A journey of discovery.  b) Nature, e.g. animals, flowers, etc.  c) A foreign country.  d) History, e.g. historical novel.

3) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Read aloud verses from a well-known anthology.  Repeat by heart one or two verses, or a short passage from a poem in a well-known anthology or from Shakespeare; answer questions on the poem and it's author, or on the book from which the verses have been chosen.  Repeat one or two verses from the sacred book of her own religion.

1962 (June) POR Amendments - Reader Badge


1) a) Read a story book written by one of the following classic authors: 

Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, Kenilworth), Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Pickwick Papers), R. L. Stevenson (Treasure Island, Kidnapped), Rudyard Kipling (Kim, The Jungle Books, Puck of Pook's HiIl), Mrs. Gaskell (Cranford), Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen.

b) Read a story book written by one of the following modern authors: 

Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons), Kenneth Graham (The Wind in the Willows), Elizabeth Goudge (The Little White Horse, Henrietta's House, The Valley of Song, Make Believe), Noel Streatfield (Ballet Shoes, The Painted Garden, White Boots), Francis Brett Young, John Buchan, John Masefield.

Note: The titles are only suggestions; other books by the same authors may be chosen.

2) Choose and read a book appropriate to each of four of the following headings: 

A) Science or nature, b) Travel or exploration, c) A foreign country, d) History, e) Biography, f) Poetry.

3) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Read aloud a) A passage of her own choice from the sacred book of her own religion.  b) A passage chosen by the tester.

1964 (March) POR - Reader Badge


1) a) Read a story book written by one of the following classic authors: Charlotte Bronte. Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jane Austen, Mrs. Gaskell.

b) Read a story book written by one of the following modern authors: Arthur Ransome, Kenneth Grahame, Elizabeth Goudge, Noel Streatfield, Francis Brett Young, John Buchan, John Masefield.

2) Choose and read a book appropriate to each of four of the following headings: a) Science or nature, b) Travel or exploration, c) A foreign country, d) History, e) Biography, f) Poetry.

3) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Read aloud a) A passage of her own choice from the sacred book of her own religion; b) A passage chosen by the tester.

1965 (July) POR - Reader Badge


1) a) Read a story book written by one of the following classic authors: Charlotte Bronte. Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jane Austen, Mrs. Gaskell.

b) Read a story book written by one of the following modern authors: Arthur Ransome, Kenneth Grahame, Elizabeth Goudge, Noel Streatfield, Francis Brett Young, John Buchan, John Masefield.

2) Choose and read a book appropriate to each of four of the following headings: a) Science or nature, b) Travel or exploration, c) A foreign country, d) History, e) Biography, f) Poetry.

3) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Read aloud a) A passage of her own choice from the sacred book of her own religion; b) A passage chosen by the tester.

1968 Guide Handbook - Reader Badge


1) a) Read a story book written by one of the following classic authors: Charlotte Bronte. Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jane Austen, Mrs. Gaskell.

b) Read a book of modern fiction, the author to be approved by the tester.

2) Choose and read a book appropriate to each of four of the following headings: a) Science or nature, b) Travel or exploration, c) A foreign country, d) History, e) Biography, f) Poetry.

3) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Read aloud a) A passage of your own choice from the sacred book of your own religion; b) A passage chosen by the tester.

1973 Guide Handbook - Reader Badge


1) Keep a list of books read over a period of three months.  This list is to include:

a) A book of one of the following authors: Charlotte Bronte, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jane Austen, Mrs Gaskell.

b) Books of fiction written by modern authors.

c) One book appropriate to each of four of the following headings:

i) Science fiction

ii) Travel or exploration.

iii) A foreign country.

iv) History.

v) Biography or autobiography.

vi) Poetry.

2) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

Read aloud: 

a) A passage of your own choice from the sacred book of your own religion.

b) A passage chosen by the tester.

1978 Guide Handbook - Reader Badge


1) Keep a list of books read over a period of three months.  This list must include:

a) One book written in the 18th or 19th century, and you must take a copy of it to the test.

b) Books of fiction written by modern authors.

c) One book appropriate to each of four of the following headings:

i) Science or nature

ii) Travel or exploration.

iii) A foreign country.

iv) History.

v) Biography or autobiography.

vi) Poetry.

2) Show how to use a simple book of reference and the index of a book.

3) Choose three passages from a sacred book of your own religion and say why you like them.

1979 Hints on Guide Badges - Reader Badge


1) Keep a list of books read over a period of three months.  this list must include:

a) One book written in the 18th or 19th century, and you must take a copy of it to the test.

b) Books of fiction written by modern authors.

c) One book appropriate to each of four of the following headings:

Science or nature

Travel or exploration

A foreign country

History

Biography or autobiography

Poetry.

2) Show how to use a book of reference and the index of a book.

3) Choose three passages from a sacred book of your own religion and say why you like them.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Reader Badge

1) Make a list of books you have read recently and discuss it with the tester.
2) With the tester make a list of some of the books you plan to read in the next three months and decide with her how you will keep a record of those you read.  The list should show a wide variety and include books from at least three of the following groups:
a) One book written in the 18th or 19th century, and you must take a copy of it to the test.
b) Books of fiction written by modern authors.
c) Science or nature
d) Travel or exploration
e) A foreign country.
f) History
g) Biography or autobiography
h) Poetry.
3) Use a book of reference and the index of a book.
4) Do one of the following:
a) Help regularly in a school, church, or Company library.
b) Write a review of a book read for clause 2
c) Keep a book of quotations that appeal to you.
d) Take to the test examples of different styles of illustration.
1984 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Reader Badge

1) Make a list of books you have read recently and discuss it with the tester.
2) With the tester make a list of some of the books you plan to read in the next three months and decide with her how you will keep a record of those you read.  The list should show a wide variety and include books from at least three of the following groups:
a) One book written in the 18th or 19th century, and you must take a copy of it to the test.
b) Books of fiction written by modern authors.
c) Science or nature
d) Travel or exploration
e) A foreign country.
f) History
g) Biography or autobiography
h) Poetry.
3) Use a book of reference and the index of a book.
4) Do one of the following:
a) Help regularly in a school, church, or Company library.
b) Write a review of a book read for clause 2
c) Keep a book of quotations that appeal to you.
d) Take to the test examples of different styles of illustration.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Reader Badge

1) Make a list of books you have read recently and discuss it with the tester.
2) With the tester make a list of some of the books you plan to read in the next three months and decide with her how you will keep a record of those you read.  The list should show a wide variety and include books from at least three of the following groups:
a) One book written in the 18th or 19th century, and you must take a copy of it to the test.
b) Books of fiction written by modern authors.
c) Science or nature
d) Travel or exploration
e) A foreign country.
f) History
g) Biography or autobiography
h) Poetry.
3) Use a book of reference and the index of a book.
4) Do one of the following:
a) Help regularly in a school, church, or Company library.
b) Write a review of a book read for clause 2
c) Keep a book of quotations that appeal to you.
d) Take to the test examples of different styles of illustration.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Reader Badge


1) Make a list of books you have read recently and discuss it with the tester.

2) With the tester make a list of some of the books you plan to read in the next three months and decide with her how you will keep a record of those you read.  At the end of three months discuss with the tester what you have read.  The list should show a wide variety and include books from at least three of the following groups:

a) One book written in the 18th or 19th century.

b) Books of fiction written by modern authors.

c) Science or nature.

d) Travel or exploration.

e) A foreign country.

f) History.

g) Biography or autobiography.

h) Poetry.

3) Use a book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Write a review of one of the books read for clause 2 and discuss it with the tester.

5) Do one of the following:

a) Help regularly in a school , church, or Company library.

b) Assist with the care and repair of books.

c) Keep a book of quotations that appeal to you.

d) Take to the test examples of different styles of illustration.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Reader Badge


1) Make a list of books you have read recently and discuss it with the tester.

2) With the tester make a list of some of the books you plan to read in the next three months and decide with her how you will keep a record of those you read.  At the end of three months discuss with the tester what you have read.  The list should show a wide variety and include books from at least three of the following groups:

a) One book written in the 18th or 19th century.

b) Books of fiction written by modern authors.

c) Science or nature.

d) Travel or exploration.

e) A foreign country.

f) History.

g) Biography or autobiography.

h) Poetry.

3) Use a book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Write a review of one of the books read for clause 2 and discuss it with the tester.

5) Do one of the following:

a) Help regularly in a school , church, or Company library.

b) Assist with the care and repair of books.

c) Keep a book of quotations that appeal to you.

d) Take to the test examples of different styles of illustration.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Reader Badge


1) Make a list of books you have read recently and discuss it with the tester.

2) With the tester make a list of some of the books you plan to read in the next three months and decide with her how you will keep a record of those you read.  At the end of three months discuss with the tester what you have read.  the list should show a wide variety and include books from at least three of the following groups:

a) one book written in the 18th or 19th century.

b) books of fiction written by modern authors

c) science or nature

d) travel or exploration

e) a foreign country

f) history

g) biography or autobiography

h) poetry

3) Show you know how to use a book of reference and the index of a book.

4) Write a review of one of the books read for clause 2 and discuss it with the tester.

5) Do one of the following:

a) help regularly in a school, church or Company library

b) assist with the care and repair of books

c) keep a book of quotations that appeal to you

d) take to the test examples of different styles of illustration.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Reader Badge

1) Show the tester how you would go about finding a book in your local or school library, using the catalogue.
2) Know what is meant by the following words: author, title, publisher, non-fiction and reference book.
3) Tell the tester about six books you have read recently.  They should be written by different authors and one must be an information book.
4) Do one of the following:
a) Find out about reading facilities for people with disabilities e.g. large print books, talking newspapers, Braille books, reading machines.
b) Write a book review and discuss it with the tester.
c) Make a bookmark and tell the tester about the care and repair of books.
5) Know how to use a contents page and index of a book, and how to find something in an encyclopaedia.
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