Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1989 Guide Badge Book - Chess Stage 1


1) Set out a chess board ready for a game to be played.

2) Demonstrate the moves which may be made by the pieces.

3) Know the rules of chess.

4) Understand the meaning of check and check mate.

5) Play a game of chess with another player observed by the tester.

Members who hold the Preliminary Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 5 may be awarded this badge.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Chess Stage 2


1) Complete the requirements for Level 1, clauses 1 to 4.

2) Be able to use the Algebraic System of chess notation recognized by the World Chess Federation.

3) Demonstrate the use of: 

a) Castling.

b) Taking procedure with pawns.

4) Play a game of chess with another player observed by the tester.

Members who hold the Intermediate Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 4 may be awarded this badge.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Chess Stage 3


1) Complete the requirements for Level 2, clauses 1 to 3.

2) Understand and demonstrate the following basic patterns in chess: 

a) The Knight Fork.

b) The Pin.

c) The Skewer.

3) Show check mate positions on a chess board using:

a) Rooks

b) Bishops

4) Demonstrate two openings to the tester.

5) Play a game of chess with another player observed by the tester.

Members who hold the Higher Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 5 may be awarded this badge.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Chess Level 4


1) Complete the requirements for Level 3.

2) Demonstrate the following openings: 

a) King's gambit.

b) Queen's gambit.

c) Greek bishop.

3) Be able to recognize a range of strategies used in a game.  Describe the moves which a player may make in order to win a game from three set end game positions.

4) Analyse and comment on a written game set by the tester.

5) Play a game of chess, observed by the tester, against a player of your own or a higher standard.  A time limit should be set by the tester.

Members who hold the Advanced Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 5 may be awarded this badge.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Chess Stage I


1) Set out a chess board, ready for a game to be played.

2) Demonstrate the moves that each piece can make.

3) Know the rules of the game.

4) Understand the meaning of check and checkmate.

5) Observed by the tester, play a game with another player.

Note: If you hold the Preliminary Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 5, you may have this badge.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Chess Stage II


1) Complete clauses 1 to 4 of Level 1.

2) Be able to use the algebraic system of chess notation, recognised by the World Chess Federation.

3) Demonstrate the use of: 

a) castling.

b) taking procedure with pawns.

4) Observed by the tester, play a game with another player.

Note: If you hold the Intermediate Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 4, you may have this badge.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Chess Stage III


1) Complete clauses 1 to 3 of Level 2.

2) Understand and demonstrate the following basic patterns:

a) the knight fork

b) the pin

c) the skewer.

3) Show checkmate positions on a chess board, using:

a) rooks

b) bishops.

4) Demonstrate two openings to the tester.

5) Observed by the tester, play a game with another player.

Note: If you hold the Higher Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 5, you may have this badge.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Chess Stage IV


1) Complete Level 3.

2) Demonstrate the following openings:

a) King's gambit

b) Queen's gambit

c) Greek gift.

3) Be able to recognize a range of strategies that can be used in a game, and describe the moves which a player may make in order to win a game from three set end-game positions.

4) Analyse and comment on a written game, set by the tester.

5) Observed by the tester, play a game against a player of your own standard or a higher one.  (A time limit should e set by the tester.)

Note: If you hold the Advanced Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete Clause 5, you may have this badge.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Chess Level I


1) Set out a chess board, ready for a game to be played.

2) Demonstrate the moves that each piece can make.

3) Know the rules of the game.

4) Understand the meaning of check and checkmate.

5) Observed by the tester, play a game with another player.

Note: If you hold the Preliminary Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 5, you may have this badge.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Chess Level II


1) Complete clauses 1 to 4 of Level I

2) Be able to use the algebraic system of chess notation, recognized by the World Chess Federation.

3) Demonstrate the use of:

a) castling

b) taking procedure with pawns.

4) Observed by the tester, play a game with another player.

Note: If you hold the intermediate Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 4, you may have this badge.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Chess Level III


1) Complete clauses 1 to 3 of Level 2.

2) Understand and demonstrate the following basic patterns:

a) the knight fork

b) the pin

c) the skewer.

3) Show checkmate positions on a chess board, using: 

a) rooks

b) bishops.

4) Demonstrate two openings to the tester.

5) Observed by the tester, play a game with another player.

Note: If you hold the higher Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 5, you may have this badge.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Chess Level IV


1) Complete Level 3.

2) Demonstrate the following openings:

a) king's gambit

b) queen's gambit

c) greek gift.

3) Be able to recognise arrange of strategies that can be used in a game, and describe the moves which a player may make in order to win a game from three set end-game positions.

4) Analyse and comment on a written game, set by the tester.

5) Observed by the tester, play a game against a player of your own standard or a higher one.  (A time limit should be set by the tester.)

Note: If you hold the advanced Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete clause 5, you may have this badge.

1995 Brownie Badge Book - Chess Stage 1 Badge

Note: If you hold the Preliminary Certificate of Merit of the British chess Federation and complete Clause 5, you may have this badge.
1) Set out a chess board, ready for a game to be played.  
2) Demonstrate the moves that each piece can make.
3) Know the rules of the game.
4) Understand the meaning of check and checkmate.
5) Observed by the tester, play a game with another player of a similar standard.
1995 Brownie Badge Book - Chess Stage 2 Badge

Note: If you hold the Higher Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete Clause 5, you may have this badge.
1) Complete Clauses 1 to 4 of Stage 1.
2) Be able to use the algebraic system of chess notation recognized by the World Chess Federation.
3) Demonstrate the use of:
a) castling
b) taking procedure with pawns.
4) Observed by the tester, play a game with another player of a similar standard.

1995 Brownie Badge Book - Chess Stage 3 Badge

Note: If you hold the Higher Certificate of the British Chess Federation and complete Clause 5, you may have this badge.
1) Complete Clauses 1 to 3 of Stage 2.
2) Understand and demonstrate the following basic patterns:
a) the knight fork
b) the pin
c) the skewer.
3) Show checkmate positions on a chess board using:
a) rooks
b) bishops.
4) Demonstrate two openings to the tester.
5) Observed by the tester, play a game with a player of a similar standard.

1995 Brownie Badge Book - Chess Stage 4 Badge

Note: If you hold the Advanced Certificate of Merit of the British Chess Federation and complete Clause 5, you may have this badge.
1) Complete Stage 3.
2) Demonstrate the following moves:
a) King's gambit
b) Queen's gambit
c) 'Greek gift' checkmate attack from a position set up by the tester.
3) Be able to recognize a range of strategies that can be used in a game, and describe the moves which a player may make in order to win a game from three set end-game positions.
4) Analyse and comment on a written game set by the tester.
5) Observed by the tester, play a game against a player of your own standard or a higher one.  (A time limit should be set by the tester.)
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