Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1921 POR - Camper's Test

Must hold the Cook's Badge.
Must show knowledge of the arrangements which should be made before holding a Camp of any given number of Guides, viz:
1) Choice of Camp site.
2) Contracts with tradesmen.
3) Storage of food.
4) Shelter and bedding.
5) Sanitary arrangements, including latrines, wash-house and refuse pit.
6) Cooking.
7) Necessary equipment.
8) Drying and airing bedding, etc.
9) Transport.
Must draw up a list of Camp Rules and personal equipment available for issuing to parents of intending Campers.
Must draw up: 
A programme of a day in Camp, giving reasons for the various activities, and including menus of meals; or
A plan showing the organization of the orderly duties for a week on the Patrol System.
Give a list of 10 of the most useful articles for stocking:
a) A medicine chest.
b) A dry canteen.
Draw up a menu for well-balanced meals for a week in camp, showing knowledge of food values and economy.
Must have camped at least a week, and understand camp life in relation to woodcraft.
Know how to pitch, trench, air and strike a tent.
Must understand camp hygiene and elementary irst Aid and Home Nursing in their relation to camping.
Improvise one of the following:
(1) A camp chair.
(2) A bookcase.
(3) A camp larder.
(4) A table.
(5) A water filter or other equivalent.
Construct a camp fireplace and oven; erect a flagstaff, and know the ceremonial proper to the hoisting, breaking and lowering of the flag.

1924 POR - Campcraft Test


Must hold the Cook's Badge.
Must show knowledge of the arrangements which should be made before holding a Camp of any given number of Guides, viz:
1) Choice of Camp site.
2) Contracts with tradesmen.
3) Storage of food.
4) Shelter and bedding.
5) Sanitary arrangements, including latrines, wash-house and refuse pit.
6) Cooking.
7) Necessary equipment.
8) Drying and airing bedding, etc.
9) Transport.
Must draw up a list of Camp Rules and personal equipment available for issuing to parents of intending Campers.
Must draw up: 
A programme of a day in Camp, giving reasons for the various activities, and including menus of meals; or
A plan showing the organization of the orderly duties for a week on the Patrol System.
Give a list of 10 of the most useful articles for stocking:
a) A medicine chest.
b) A dry canteen.
Draw up a menu for well-balanced meals for a week in camp, showing knowledge of food values and economy.
Must have camped at least a week, and understand camp life in relation to woodcraft.
Know how to pitch, trench, air and strike a tent.
Must understand camp hygiene and elementary irst Aid and Home Nursing in their relation to camping.
Improvise one of the following:
(1) A camp chair.
(2) A bookcase.
(3) A camp larder.
(4) A table.
(5) A water filter or other equivalent.
Construct a camp fireplace and oven; erect a flagstaff, and know the ceremonial proper to the hoisting, breaking and lowering of the flag

1935 POR - Campcraft Badge


A Ranger or First Class Guide (over 16) must have camped at least two weeks before entering for this test.  She must: 

1) Know what are the usual requirements with regard to: 

a) Personal kit for a week-end camp.

b) General equipment for a week-end camp.

2) Go out and select a camp site and make a rough plan of it, showing the slope of the ground, natural features, proximity of railroad, town, etc., and add suggested sites for tents, latrines, kitchen stores, wash-houses, shelter, etc.

3) a) Be responsible for overseeing the pitching and striking of a tent, and the care of it in fine and wet weather.

b) Erect suitable screening, and have a knowledge of camp sanitation.

4) Show a knowledge of the necessary cooking and storage of food, and menus for a small camp.

5) Pass one of the following: 

a) Be able to recognize a mushroom and six different herbs.

b) Have identified in the open six different kinds of birds.

c) Point out and name six different constellations.

d) Have six different plaster casts of the tracks of animals or birds.

e) Have passed the Naturalist test.

f) Know six weather signs.

6) a) Know the precautions to take when lighting a camp fire amidst inflammable surroundings, and how to extinguish the same after use, leaving no traces behind; and explain how to deal with outbreaks of fire.

b) Know six different kinds of trees with their respective value as firewood.

7) a) Be able to render first aid in most cases of accident likely to occur in camp or hold Ambulance or First Aider badge, renewed up-to-date.

b) Give a list of camp hospital equipment, and understand the care of the sick in camp, or hold Sick Nurse or Probationer badge.

8) Show a knowledge of the bathing rules.

N.B. - The Examiner must be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1938 POR - Campcraft Badge


A Ranger or First Class Guide (over 16) must have camped at least two weeks before entering for this test.  She must: 

1) Know what are the usual requirements with regard to: 

a) Personal kit for a week-end camp.

b) General equipment for a week-end camp.

2) Go out and select a camp site and make a rough plan of it, showing the slope of the ground, natural features, proximity of railroad, town, etc., and add suggested sites for tents, latrines, kitchen stores, wash-houses, shelter, etc.

3) a) Be responsible for overseeing the pitching and striking of a tent, and the care of it in fine and wet weather.

b) Erect suitable screening, and have a knowledge of camp sanitation.

4) Show a knowledge of the necessary cooking and storage of food, and menus for a small camp.

5) Pass one of the following: 

a) Be able to recognize a mushroom and six different herbs.

b) Have identified in the open six different kinds of birds.

c) Point out and name six different constellations.

d) Have six different plaster casts of the tracks of animals or birds.

e) Have passed the Naturalist test.

f) Know six weather signs.

6) a) Know the precautions to take when lighting a camp fire amidst inflammable surroundings, and how to extinguish the same after use, leaving no traces behind; and explain how to deal with outbreaks of fire.

b) Know six different kinds of trees with their respective value as firewood.

7) a) * Be able to render first aid in emergencies which might occur in camp, and give a list of First Aid equipment suitable for a Ranger weekend.

b) Give a list of camp hospital equipment, and understand the care of the sick in camp, or hold Sick Nurse or Probationer badge.

8) Show a knowledge of the bathing rules.

N.B. - The Examiner must be a qualified person nominated by the candidate's own County Camp Adviser.

* Holders of the Camp First Aid Certificate are exempt from this clause.

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

1939 POR - Campcraft Badge


A Ranger or First Class Guide (over 16) must have camped at least two weeks before entering for this test. 

1) Know what are the usual requirements with regard to: 

a) Personal kit for a week-end camp.

b) General equipment for a week-end camp.

2) Go out and select a camp site and make a rough plan of it, showing the slope of the ground, natural features, proximity of railroad, town, etc., and add suggested sites for tents, latrines, kitchen stores, wash-houses, shelter, etc.

3) a) Be responsible for overseeing the pitching and striking of a tent, and the care of it in fine and wet weather.

b) Erect suitable screening, and have a knowledge of camp sanitation.

4) Show a knowledge of the necessary cooking and storage of food, and menus for a small camp.

5) Pass one of the following: 

a) Recognize a mushroom and six different herbs.

b) Have identified in the open six different kinds of birds.

c) Point out and name six different constellations.

d) Have six different plaster casts of the tracks of animals or birds.

e) Have passed the Naturalist test.

f) Know six weather signs.

6) a) Know the precautions to take when lighting a camp fire amidst inflammable surroundings, and how to extinguish the same after use, leaving no traces behind; and explain how to deal with outbreaks of fire.

b) Know six different kinds of trees with their respective value as firewood.

7) a) * Render first aid in emergencies which might occur in camp, and give a list of First Aid equipment suitable for a Ranger weekend.

b) Give a list of camp hospital equipment, and understand the care of the sick in camp, or hold Sick Nurse or Probationer badge.

8) Show a knowledge of the bathing rules.

N.B. - The Examiner must be a qualified person nominated by the candidate's own County Camp Adviser.

* Holders of the Camp First Aid Certificate are exempt from this clause.

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