Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Braille Badge

Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors in three large sheets and ready by sight or touch Grade I., including poetry, interlined and written both sides.

1930 POR - Braille Badge


Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors in three large sheets and read by sight or touch Grade I, including poetry, interlined and written both sides.

1931 POR - Braille Badge


Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors in three large sheets and read by sight or touch Grade I, including poetry, interlined and written both sides.

1932 POR - Braille Badge


Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors in three large sheets and read by sight or touch Grade I, including poetry, interlined and written both sides.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Braille Badge

Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors in three large sheets and read by sight or touch Grade I., including poetry, interlined and written both sides.

1935 POR - Braille Badge


Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors in three large sheets and read by sight or touch Grade I, including poetry, interlined and written both sides.

1938 POR - Braille Badge


Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors in three large sheets and read by sight or touch Grade I, including poetry, interlined and written both sides.


Note: Testers for the written part of this test should hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

1939 POR - Friend To The Blind Badge


Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors in three large sheets and read by sight or touch Grade I, including poetry, interlined and written both sides.


Note: Testers for the written part of this test should hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

1943 POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides, poetry to be included.

Note: Testers for the written part of this test should hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

1947 POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides, poetry to be included.

Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but should take the Braille badge (see Rule 78).

Note: Testers for the written part of this test should hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

1950 POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides, poetry to be included.

Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but should take the Braille badge (see Rule 80).

Note: Testers for the written part of this test should hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

1953 POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print with not more than ten errors three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides, poetry to be included.

Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but should take the Braille badge (see Rule 87).

Note: Testers for the written part of this test should hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

1957 POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print, with not more than ten errors, three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, prose and poetry from Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides.

Note: i) Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but should take the Braille badge (see Rule 89).

ii) Testers for the written part of this test should hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

iii) The holder is expected to use her knowledge in the service of the blind.

1960 POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print, with not more than ten errors, three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, prose and poetry from Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides.

Note: i) Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but should take the Braille badge (see Rule 89).

ii) Testers for the written part of this test should hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

iii) The holder is expected to use her knowledge in the service of the blind.

1961 (July) POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print, with not more than ten errors, three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, prose and poetry from Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides.

Note: i) Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but should take the Braille badge (see Rule 90).

ii) The tester for the written clauses must hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

iii) The holder is expected to use her knowledge in the service of the blind.

1964 (March) POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print, with not more than ten errors, three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, prose and poetry from Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides.

Note: i) Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but should take the Braille badge (see Rule 90).

ii) The tester for the written clauses must hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

iii) The holder is expected to use her knowledge in the service of the blind.

1965 (July) POR - Friend to the Blind Badge


1) Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2) Transcribe from print, with not more than ten errors, three large sheets of Braille (standard English, Grade 1).

3) Read by sight or touch, prose and poetry from Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides.

Note: i) Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but should take the Braille badge.

ii) The tester for the written clauses must hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.

iii) The holder is expected to use her knowledge in the service of the blind.

1968 Guide Handbook - Braille Badge


1) Transcribe from print or dictation, with not more than ten errors, three large sheets of Standard English Braille Grade I.

2) Read by sight or touch Standard English Braille Grade I interlined or inter-printed, written on both sides.

1973 Guide Handbook - Braille Communication Badge


If you are sighed you must:

1) Transcribe from print, with not more than three errors, one large sheet of standard English Braille Grade I.

2) Read by sight Standard English Braille Grade I interlined or interpointed, written on both sides.

3) Know the best ways to lead a blind person.

4) Name an international voluntary organization for the blind and give some information about it's activities.  Know to whom you would refer a blind person needing welfare services.  Know something about a special aid produced for the blind.

5) Do one of the following:

a) Use your knowledge of Braille in the service of a blind person.

b) Take a blind person on a visit.

c) Teach a blind person something new.

d) Help to raise funds for a specific project for the blind.


If you are blind you must:

1) Transcribe from dictation with not more than three errors, one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade II.

2) Read by touch Standard Braille Grade II interlined or interpointed written on both sides.

3) Be able to find your way between two given points, either in your own known locality or in a strange place following clear directions.  You may obtain help where necessary.

4) Make something to give pleasure to other people e.g. a tape, gift, a scrapbook, or a cake.

5) Know six aids and/or facilities available to blind people.

1978 Guide Handbook - Braille Communication Badge


Syllabus available from Headquarters on request.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Braille Communication Badge


If you are sighted you must: 

1) Transcribe from print, with no more than three errors, one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade 1.

2) Read by sight Standard English Braille Grade 1 interlined or interpointed (i.e. written on both sides).

3) Know the best ways to lead a blind person.

4) Name an international voluntary organization for the blind and give some information about its activities.  Know to whom you would refer a blind person needing welfare services.  Know something about a special aid produced for the blind.

5) Learn how to use the catalogues and price lists (in either print or braille) for books, music, apparatus and games, and demonstrate how to order goods.

If you are blind you must:

1) Transcribe from dictation with not more than three errors one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade II.

2) Read by touch Standard English Braille Grade II interlined or interpointed (i.e. written on both sides).

3) Be able to find your way between two given points either in your own locality or in a strange place following clear directions.  You may obtain help where necessary.

4) Learn the deaf/blind manual alphabet and hold a short conversation with a deaf or deaf blind person.

5) Learn how to use catalogues and price lists (in either print or braille) for books, music, apparatus and games, and demonstrate how to order goods.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Braille Communication Badge


If you are sighted you must: 

1) Transcribe from print, with no more than three errors, one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade 1.

2) Read by sight Standard English Braille Grade 1 interlined or interpointed (i.e. written on both sides).

3) Know the best ways to lead a blind person.

4) Name an international voluntary organization for the blind and give some information about its activities.  Know to whom you would refer a blind person needing welfare services.  Know something about a special aid produced for the blind.

5) Learn how to use the catalogues and price lists (in either print or braille) for books, music, apparatus and games, and demonstrate how to order goods.

If you are blind you must:

1) Transcribe from dictation with not more than three errors one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade II.

2) Read by touch Standard English Braille Grade II interlined or interpointed (i.e. written on both sides).

3) Be able to find your way between two given points either in your own locality or in a strange place following clear directions.  You may obtain help where necessary.

4) Learn the deaf/blind manual alphabet and hold a short conversation with a deaf or deaf blind person.

5) Learn how to use catalogues and price lists (in either print or braille) for books, music, apparatus and games, and demonstrate how to order goods.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Braille Communication Badge


If you are sighted you must: 

1) Transcribe from print, with no more than three errors, one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade 1.

2) Read by sight Standard English Braille Grade 1 interlined or interpointed (i.e. written on both sides).

3) Know the best ways to guide a blind person.

4) Name an international voluntary organization for the blind and give some information about its activities.  Know to whom you would refer a blind person needing welfare services.  Know something about a special aid produced for the blind.

5) Learn how to use the catalogues and price lists (in either print or braille) for books, music, apparatus and games, and demonstrate how to order goods.

If you are blind you must:

1) Transcribe from dictation with not more than three errors one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade II.

2) Read by touch Standard English Braille Grade II interlined or interpointed (i.e. written on both sides).

3) Be able to find your way between two given points either in your own locality or in a strange place following clear directions.  You may obtain help where necessary.

4) Learn the deaf/blind manual alphabet and hold a short conversation with a deaf or deaf blind person.

5) Learn how to use catalogues and price lists (in either print or braille) for books, music, apparatus and games, and demonstrate how to order goods.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Braille Communication Badge

If you are sighted you must:
1) Transcribe from one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade I.  You must make no more than three errors.
2) Read by sight Standard English Braille Grade I, interlined or interpointed (i.e. written on both sides).
3) Know the best ways to guide a blind person.
4) Name an international voluntary organization for the blind and give some information about it's activities.  Know to whom you would refer a blind person needing welfare services and find out about a special aid produced for the blind.
5) Learn how to use catalogues and price lists (in either print or braille) for books, music, apparatus and games.  Demonstrate how to order goods.

If you are blind you must:
1) Transcribe from dictation one large sheet of Standard English Braille Grade II.  You must make no more than three errors.
2) Read by touch Standard English Braille Grade II, interlined and interpointed (i.e. written on both sides).
3) Following clear directions, be able to find your way between two given points, either in your own locality or in a strange place.  You may obtain help where necessary.
4) Learn the deaf/blind manual alphabet and hold a short conversation with a deaf or hard of hearing person.
5) Learn how to use catalogues and price lists (in either print or braille) for books, music, apparatus and games.  Demonstrate how to order goods.
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