Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1921 POR - Booklover Badge


Show a knowledge of the following books (for 1921):


Essays of Ella (1st series) by Charles Lamb.  The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes.  Treasure Island by R L Stevenson.  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  Adam Bede by George Eliot.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  L'Allegro by Milton.  The Rivals by Sheridan.


Write a criticism (about 500 words) on one of the above books.

Show a list of other books read during the year.

1930 POR - Book Lover Badge


Choose one book of the bible for special reading, and give reasons for the choice.

Show knowledge of one play from each of the following lists: 

A) The Tempest, Much ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As you Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night.

B) King Henry V, Richard III, King John, Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear.

and in addition:

a) Produce or act in a scene from one of these plays; or

b) Know by heart fifty consecutive lines from any one of the above plays, or

c) Write an essay on a subject connected with one of these plays.

Show a knowledge of the "Golden Treasury" or alternatively any good anthology and say which poetry is preferred and why.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

John Bunyan, Walter Scott, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, R. D. Blackmore, Charles Lamb, Henry Thoreau, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, Charles Reade, George Borrow.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

R. L. Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Mary Johnstone, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Butler, Hugh Walpole, John Galsworthy, John Buchan, Bernard Shaw.

A different selection from the above lists must be made each year.

1931 POR - Book Lover Badge


Choose one book of the bible for special reading, and give reasons for the choice.

Show knowledge of one play from each of the following lists: 

A) The Tempest, Much ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As you Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night.

B) King Henry V, Richard III, King John, Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear.

and in addition:

a) Produce or act in a scene from one of these plays; or

b) Know by heart fifty consecutive lines from any one of the above plays, or

c) Write an essay on a subject connected with one of these plays.

Show a knowledge of the "Golden Treasury" or alternatively any good anthology and say which poetry is preferred and why.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

John Bunyan, Walter Scott, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, R. D. Blackmore, Charles Lamb, Henry Thoreau, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, Charles Reade, George Borrow.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

R. L. Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Mary Johnstone, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Butler, Hugh Walpole, John Galsworthy, John Buchan, Bernard Shaw.

A different selection from the above lists must be made each year.

1932 POR - Book Lover Badge


Choose one book of the bible for special reading, and give reasons for the choice.

Show knowledge of one play from each of the following lists: 

A) The Tempest, Much ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As you Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night.

B) King Henry V, Richard III, King John, Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear.

and in addition:

a) Produce or act in a scene from one of these plays; or

b) Know by heart fifty consecutive lines from any one of the above plays, or

c) Write an essay on a subject connected with one of these plays or on any other subject connected with any of the books read for the test..

Show a knowledge of the "Golden Treasury" or alternatively any good anthology and say which poetry is preferred and why.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

John Bunyan, Walter Scott, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, R. D. Blackmore, Charles Lamb, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, Charles Reade, George Borrow.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

R. L. Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Mary Johnstone, Joseph Conrad, L. P. Jacks, E. V. Lucas, Katherine Mansfield, Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Butler, Hugh Walpole, John Galsworthy, John Buchan, Bernard Shaw, J. B. Priestley, Alice Meynell, W, H, Hudson..

A different selection from the above lists must be made each year.

1935 POR - Book Lover Badge


Choose one book of the bible for special reading, and give reasons for the choice.

Show knowledge of one play from each of the following lists: 

A) The Tempest, Much Ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night.

B) King Henry V, Richard III, King John, Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear.

and in addition:

a) Produce or act in a scene from one of these plays; or

b) Know by heart fifty consecutive lines from any one of the above plays, or

c) Write an essay on a subject connected with one of these plays or any other subject connected with any of the books read for the test.

Show a knowledge of the "Golden Treasury" or alternatively any good anthology and say which poetry is preferred and why.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

John Bunyan, Walter Scott, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, R. D. Blackmore, Charles Lamb, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, Charles Reade, George Borrow.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

R. L. Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Mary Johnstone, Joseph Conrad, L. P. Jacks, E. V. Lucas, Katherine Mansfield, Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Butler, Hugh Walpole, John Galsworthy, John Buchan, Bernard Shaw, J. B, Priestley, Alice Meynell, W. H. Hudson..

A different selection from the above lists must be made at each test

1938 POR - Book Lover Badge


Choose one book of the bible for special reading, and give reasons for the choice.

Show knowledge of one play from each of the following lists: 

A) The Tempest, Much Ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night.

B) King Henry V, Richard III, King John, Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear.

and in addition:

a) Produce or act in a scene from one of these plays; or

b) Know by heart fifty consecutive lines from any one of the above plays, or

c) Write an essay on a subject connected with one of these plays or any other subject connected with any of the books read for the test.

Show a knowledge of the "Golden Treasury" or alternatively any good anthology and say which poetry is preferred and why.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

John Bunyan, Walter Scott, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, R. D. Blackmore, Charles Lamb, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, Charles Reade, George Borrow.

Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

R. L. Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Mary Johnstone, Joseph Conrad, L. P. Jacks, E. V. Lucas, Katherine Mansfield, Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Butler, Hugh Walpole, John Galsworthy, John Buchan, Bernard Shaw, J. B, Priestley, Alice Meynell, W. H. Hudson..

A different selection from the above lists must be made at each test.

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

1938 Edition - Sea Sense (Sea Ranger Handbook) - this badge is available embroidered in blue, for Sea Rangers.

1939 POR - Reader Badge


1) Choose one book of the bible for special reading, and give reasons for the choice.

2) Show knowledge of one play from each of the following lists: 

A) The Tempest, Much Ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night.

B) King Henry V, Richard III, King John, Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear.

and in addition:

a) Produce or act in a scene from one of these plays; or

b) Know by heart fifty consecutive lines from any one of the above plays, or

c) Write an essay on a subject connected with one of these plays or any other subject connected with any of the books read for the test.

3) Show a knowledge of the "Golden Treasury" or alternatively any good anthology and say which poetry is preferred and why.

4) Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

John Bunyan, Walter Scott, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, R. D. Blackmore, Charles Lamb, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, Charles Reade, George Borrow.

5) Read two books by different authors to be chosen from the following list: 

R. L. Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Mary Johnstone, Joseph Conrad, L. P. Jacks, E. V. Lucas, Katherine Mansfield, Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Butler, Hugh Walpole, John Galsworthy, John Buchan, Bernard Shaw, J. B, Priestley, Alice Meynell, W. H. Hudson..

A different selection from the above lists must be made at each test.

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

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