Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Carpenter Badge

Must construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.
Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.
Construct a box without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 ins. square, and state its capacity.
Make some useful article of furniture.
Must invent and construct in a simply way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some useful article of furniture.

1921 POR - Carpenter Badge


Must construct two of the following joints: Halved, Tenon and Mortice, or Housing.

Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

Construct a box without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 ins square, and state it's capacity.

Make some useful article of furniture.

Must invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.

Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1924 POR - Carpenter Badge


Must construct two of the following joints: Halved, Tenon and Mortice, or Housing.

Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

Construct a box without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 ins square, and state it's capacity.

Make some useful article of furniture.

Must invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.

Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

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

Must construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.
Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.
Construct a box without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 ins. square, and state its capacity.
Make some useful article of furniture.
Must invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some useful article of furniture.
Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Carpenter Badge

Must construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.
Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.
Construct a box without a lid from a piece of wood 12 ins. square, and sate its capacity.
Make some useful article of furniture.
Must invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.
Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Carpenter Badge

Must construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.
Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.
Construct a box without a lid from a piece of wood 12 ins. square, and sate its capacity.
Make some useful article of furniture.
Must invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.
Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1930 POR - Carpenter Badge


Must construct two of the following joints: Halved, Tenon and Mortice, or Housing.

Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

Construct a box without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 ins square, and state it's capacity.

Make some useful article of furniture.

Must invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.

Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.


1931 POR - Carpenter Badge


Must construct two of the following joints: Halved, Tenon and Mortice, or Housing.

Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

Construct a box without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 ins square, and state it's capacity.

Make some useful article of furniture.

Must invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.

Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1932 POR - Carpenter Badge


Construct two of the following joints: 

Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.

Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state it's capacity.

Make some useful article of furniture.

Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.

Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

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

Construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.
Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.
Construct a box without a id, from a piece of wood 12 ins. square, and state its capacity.
Make some useful article of furniture.
Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital; a hammer, saw and nails in packing-case alone available.
Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1935 POR - Carpenter Badge


Construct two of the following joints: 

Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.

Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state it's capacity.

Make some useful article of furniture.

Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.

Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1938 POR - Carpenter Badge


Construct two of the following joints: 

Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.

Be able to sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state it's capacity.

Make some useful article of furniture.

Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.

Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1939 POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Construct two of the following joints: 

Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.

2) Sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

3) Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state it's capacity.

4) Make some useful article of furniture.

5) Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate, or alternatively convert a packing case into some article of use in a field hospital.  A hammer, saw, and nails in packing case alone available.

6) Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1943 POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.

2) Sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

3) Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state its capacity.

4) Make some useful article of furniture.

5) Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate.  Or Convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital using only a hammer, and saw, and the nails in the packing case.

6) Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1947 POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.

2) Sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

3) Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state its capacity.

4) Make some useful article of furniture.

5) Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate.  Or Convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital using only a hammer, and saw, and the nails in the packing case.

6) Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1950 POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.

2) Sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

3) Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state its capacity.

4) Make some useful article of furniture.

5) Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate.  Or Convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital using only a hammer, and saw, and the nails in the packing case.

6) Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1953 POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, or housing.

2) Sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

3) Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state its capacity.

4) Make some useful article of furniture.

5) Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate.  Or Convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital using only a hammer, and saw, and the nails in the packing case.

6) Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1957 POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Construct two of the following joints: Halved, tenon and mortice, housing.

2) Sharpen and set a plane blade and chisel.

3) Construct a box, without a lid, from a piece of wood 12 in. square, and state its capacity.

4) Make some useful article of furniture.

5) a) Invent and construct in a simple way some arrangement for fastening a door or gate; or

b) Convert a packing-case into some article of use in a field hospital using only a hammer, and saw, and the nails in the packing case.

6) Know the nature and common uses of six kinds of wood.

1960 POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Make a simple wooden article, e.g. patrol box, screen, table, book-shelf, stool, rabbit-hutch, hen-coop, etc.

2) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Set up a wooden shelf.

Note: Metal brackets may be used.

b) Make a simple door or gate fastening.

c) Repair a piece of furniture strongly and neatly.

3) Show that she can use the following tools and keep them in good working order: hammer; screw-driver; saws; chisel; brace and bit; plane; ruler and set square.

4) a) Identify and know the use of four kinds of nail e.g. wrought nail, round wire nail, oval wire nail, lost head nail, panel pin, clout nail.

b) Demonstrate: driving in nails correctly; inserting screws (using countersinking technique) and rawlplugs; the use of sandpaper.

5) Recognise different types of joint, e.g. halved, tenon and mortice, housing, dovetail, etc.  Know for what such type is suitable.

6) Distinguish between hard and soft woods, plywood, and hardboard.  Know their appropriate uses and the different treatment and methods of finishing each.

1961 (July) POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Make a simple wooden article, e.g. patrol box, screen, table, book-shelf, stool, rabbit-hutch, hen-coop, etc.

2) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Set up a wooden shelf.

Note: Metal brackets may be used.

b) Make a simple door or gate fastening.

c) Repair a piece of furniture strongly and neatly.

3) Show that she can use the following tools and keep them in good working order: hammer; screw-driver; saws; chisel; brace and bit; plane; ruler and set square.

4) a) Identify and know the use of four kinds of nail e.g. wrought nail, round wire nail, oval wire nail, lost head nail, panel pin, clout nail.

b) Demonstrate: driving in nails correctly; inserting screws (using countersinking technique) and rawlplugs; the use of sandpaper.

5) Recognise different types of joint, e.g. halved, tenon and mortice, housing, dovetail, etc.  Know for what such type is suitable.

6) Distinguish between hard and soft woods, plywood, and hardboard.  Know their appropriate uses and the different treatment and methods of finishing each.

1964 (March) POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Make a simple wooden article, e.g. patrol box, screen, table, book-shelf, stool, rabbit-hutch, hen-coop, etc.

2) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Set up a wooden shelf.

Note: Metal brackets may be used.

b) Make a simple door or gate fastening.

c) Repair a piece of furniture strongly and neatly.

3) Show that she can use the following tools and keep them in good working order: hammer; screw-driver; saws; chisel; brace and bit; plane; ruler and set square.

4) a) Identify and know the use of four kinds of nail e.g. wrought nail, round wire nail, oval wire nail, lost head nail, panel pin, clout nail.

b) Demonstrate: driving in nails correctly; inserting screws (using countersinking technique) and Rawlplugs; the use of sandpaper.

5) Recognise different types of joint, e.g. halved, tenon and mortice, housing, dovetail, etc.  Know for what such type is suitable.

6) Distinguish between hard and soft woods, plywood, and hardboard.  Know their appropriate uses and the different treatment and methods of finishing each.

1965 (July) POR - Carpenter Badge


1) Make a simple wooden article, e.g. patrol box, screen, table, book-shelf, stool, rabbit-hutch, hen-coop, etc.

2) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Set up a wooden shelf.  Note: Metal brackets may be used.

b) Make a simple door or gate fastening.

c) Repair a piece of furniture strongly and neatly.

3) Show that she can use the following tools and keep them in good working order: hammer; screw-driver; saws; chisel; brace and bit; plane; ruler and set square.

4) a) Identify and know the use of four kinds of nail e.g. wrought nail, round wire nail, oval wire nail, lost head nail, panel pin, clout nail.

b) Demonstrate: driving in nails correctly; inserting screws (using countersinking technique) and Rawlplugs; the use of sandpaper.

5) Recognise different types of joint, e.g. halved, tenon and mortice, housing, dovetail, etc.  Know for what such type is suitable.

6) Distinguish between hard and soft woods, plywood, and hardboard.  Know their appropriate uses and the different treatment and methods of finishing each.

1968 Guide Handbook - Carpenter Badge


1) Make a simple wooden article, e.g. patrol box, screen, table, book-shelf, stool, rabbit-hutch, hen-coop, etc.

2) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Set up a wooden shelf. (Metal brackets may be used).

b) Make a simple door or gate fastening.

c) Repair a piece of furniture strongly and neatly.

3) Show that she can use the following tools and keep them in good working order: hammer; screw-driver; saws; chisel; brace and bit; plane; ruler and set square.

4) a) Identify and know the use of four kinds of nail e.g. wrought nail, round wire nail, oval wire nail, lost head nail, panel pin, clout nail.

b) Demonstrate: driving in nails correctly; inserting screws (using countersinking technique) and Rawlplugs; the use of sandpaper.

5) Recognise different types of joint, e.g. halved, tenon and mortice, housing, dovetail, etc.  Know for what such type is suitable.

6) Distinguish between hard and soft woods, plywood, and hardboard.  Know their appropriate uses and the different treatment and methods of finishing each.

1973 Guide Handbook - Carpenter Badge


Work through clauses 1, 2, and 3 of this badge in the order in which they are listed before going on to clauses 4 and 5.


1) On sheets of clean drawing paper sketch the following tools: hammer, pincers, screwdriver, surform, paint brush, hand drill with masonry drill to go into it, saw.

Beside each sketch write a few lines stating for what each tool would be used.  Sketch any other tools which you would consider useful when carrying out repairs around the house.

2) Obtain a number of different types and sizes of nails and screws which you think would be useful for general repairs around the house.

3) Using hardboard for the bottom and thin wood for the sides, nail together a box.  Inside make divisions of cardboard or any other suitable material so that the different types of nails and screws you have collected can be put in separate compartments.

4) Obtain an attractively shaped bottle and from it make a reading lamp, using a masonry drill in a hand drill to make a hole for the flex, and wire it up with a light bulb socket and a three-pin plug.

5) a) Using material of your own choice make a lamp shade for the above lamp.  or

b) Construct a simple wooden stool by screwing the parts together, making pilot holes for the screws with a bradawl, and the screw holes with a 3/1th twist in a hand drill.  After proper preparation, paint the stool, using a priming paint, undercoat, and gloss.

1978 Guide Handbook - Carpenter Badge


1) Out of plywood make either a jigsaw puzzle or two animals by sticking layers of plywood together and polishing to bring up the grain.

2) Using soft wood offcuts, make a candlestick holder, a set of eggcups, a simple animal or something similar.

3) At the test be prepared to explain how to measure accurately, the use of screws and nails, the use of glue, sand-papering, painting or staining; and be prepared to show how to do any one of these.

4) a) Prepare materials, construct, and fix a hat and coat peg board, using three 150 mm x 12 mm dowel rods, a 450 mm x 75 mm bevel edged board, and four countersunk fixing screws.

or

b) Construct a simple wooden stool by screwing the parts together, making pilot holes for the screws with a bradawl, and the screw holes with a 3/16 twist in a hand drill.  Finish the article by painting (priming, undercoat, and gloss) or staining (sand-papering, varnish, and seal).

1983 Guide Badge Book - Carpenter Badge


1) Out of plywood make either a jigsaw puzzle or two animals by sticking layers of plywood together and polishing to bring up the grain.

2) Using soft wood offcuts, make a candlestick holder, a set of eggcups, a simple animal or something similar.

3) At the test be prepared to explain how to measure accurately, the use of screws and nails, the use of glue, sand-papering, painting or staining; and be prepared to show how to do one of these.

4) a) Prepare materials, construct, and fix a hat and coat peg board, using three 150 mm x 12 mm dowel rods, a 450 mm x 75 mm bevel edged board, and four countersunk fixing screws.

or

b) Construct a simple wooden stool by screwing the parts together, making pilot holes for the screws with a bradawl, and the screw holes with a 3/16 twist in a hand drill or electric drill.  Finish the article by painting (priming, undercoat, and gloss) or staining (sand-papering, varnish, and seal)

or

c) Make an article of your own choice.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Carpenter Badge


1) Out of plywood make either a jigsaw puzzle or two animals by sticking layers of plywood together and polishing to bring up the grain.

2) Using soft wood offcuts, make a candlestick holder, a set of eggcups, a simple animal or something similar.

3) At the test be prepared to explain how to measure accurately, the use of screws and nails, use of glue, sand-papering, painting or staining and be prepared to show how to do one of these.

4) a) Prepare materials, construct, and fix a hat and coat peg board, using three 150 mm x 12 mm dowel rods, a 450 mm x 75 mm bevel edged board, and four countersunk fixing screws.

or

b) Construct a simple wooden stool by screwing the parts together, making pilot holes for the screws with a bradawl, and the screw holes with a 3/16 twist in a hand drill or electric drill.  Finish the article by painting (priming, undercoat, and gloss) or staining (sand-papering, varnish, and seal)

or

c) Make an article of your own choice.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Carpenter Badge


1) Out of plywood make either a jigsaw puzzle or two animals by sticking layers of plywood together and polishing to bring up the grain.

2) Using soft wood offcuts, make a candlestick holder, a set of eggcups, a simple animal or something similar.

3) At the test be prepared to explain how to measure accurately, the use of screws and nails, the use of glue, sand-papering, painting or staining; and be prepared to show how to do one of these.

4) a) Prepare materials, construct, and fix a hat and coat peg board, using three 150 mm x 12 mm dowel rods, a 450 mm x 75 mm bevel edged board, and four countersunk fixing screws.

or

b) Construct a simple wooden stool by screwing the parts together, making pilot holes for the screws with a bradawl, and the screw holes with a 3/16 twist in a hand drill or electric drill.  Finish the article by painting (priming, undercoat, and gloss) or staining (sand-papering, varnish, and seal)

or

c) Make an article of your own choice.

Note: You may use an electric drill if you have had adequate training or are under the supervision of an adult.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Woodworker Badge


1) Out of plywood make either a jigsaw puzzle or two animals by sticking layers of plywood together and polishing to bring up the grain.

2) Using soft wood offcuts, make a candlestick holder, a set of eggcups, a simple animal or a simple carved object or something similar.

3) At the test be prepared to explain how to measure accurately, the use of screws and nails, use of glue, sand-papering, painting or staining; and be prepared to show how to do one of these.

4) a) Prepare materials, construct, and fix a hat and coat peg board, using three 150 mm x 12 mm dowel rods, a 450 mm x 75 mm bevel edged board, and four countersunk fixing screws.

or

b) Construct a simple wooden stool by screwing the parts together, making pilot holes for the screws with a bradawl, and the screw holes with a 3/16 twist in a hand drill or electric drill.  Finish the article by painting (priming, undercoat, and gloss) or staining (sand-papering, varnish, and seal)

or

c) Make an article of your own choice.

Note: You may use an electric drill if you have had adequate training or are under the supervision of an adult.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Carpenter Badge

You may use electrical appliances if you have had adequate training or are supervised by an adult.  Ensure all safety precautions are taken when doing this badge.
Demonstrate your skill as a carpenter by doing four of the following:
1) Put together a 'flat pack' item of furniture.
2) Make and fix a shelf with ends.
3) Make a wooden box to show use of screws, nails, sanding, sawing and a method of making corners.
4) Fix a new piece of wood into an existing structure, e.g. chair, leg, window frame.
5) Carve, using knife and/or chisel, an object or animal.
6) Explain the following terms: sustainable forestry, knots and veneers.
7) Using pictures, photographs or samples explain the difference between pine, oak, beech and mahogany timbers and their uses.
8) Use a jig saw to cut animal shapes to use as templates for a Noah's Ark.  Don't forget to sand the edges.
9) Design and construct a bar stool or equivalent.
10) Make an article of your own choice.
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