Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Nurse Badge
"Care of children, nursing, games, elementary instruction of children."

1912 Handbook - Child Nurse


Must have had charge of children by herself, on signed statement; or should understand care of children, elementary instruction, know three kindergarten games, and describe treatment of simple ailments.

Able to make poultices, and do patching and darning.

Know how to test bath heat and use of thermometer.

1914 (May) Girl Guides' Gazette - Child Nurse Badge


A Guide must have had charge of children by herself, on signed statement; or alternatively, should understand care of children, elementary instruction, know three kindergarten games, and describe treatment of simple ailments.  She must be able to make poultices, and  do patching and darning, also know how to test heat of bath and use of thermometer.

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

Must know heat of baby's bath.
Read bath and room thermometers.
Realise the necessity of the careful treatment of eyes, ears, teeth and hair.
Bath and dress a child of two years old, and know how a child of three should be dressed summer and winter.
Prepare baby's bottle and now which are the best kinds of bottles and teats to use, and how to clean them.
Tidy a sick room and know how it should be kept clean and fresh.
Know food suitable for a child of two years.
Sew on buttons and hooks and eyes.
Put elastic on a hat and in a pair of knickers.
Wash a vest or pair of socks.
Know the general rules about fresh air.
Be able to tell a fairy tale and describe a day in the life of a heathy child of from 4 to 6 years.

1921 POR - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from two to five years.)

A Guide must know how a child of this age should be:

1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.

2) Fed, and the necessary cooking.

3) Kept clean in person and clothing.

4) Kept in healthy surroundings.

5) Given rest and exercise.

6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation.

7) A Guide must have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

1924 POR - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from two to five years)

A Guide must know how a child of this age should be: 

1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer

2) Fed, and the necessary cooking

3) Kept clean in person and clothing

4) Kept in healthy surroundings

5) Given rest and exercise

6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation.

7) A Guide must have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

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

A Guide must know how a child of this age should be: 
1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.
2) Fed, and the necessary cooking.
3) Kept clean in person and clothing.
4) Kept in healthy surroundings.
5) Given rest and exercise.
6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation.
7) A Guide must have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from two to five years.)

A Guide must show practical knowledge of how a child of this age should be: 
1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.
2) Fed, and the necessary cooking.
3) Kept clean in person and clothing.
4) Kept in healthy surroundings.
5) Given rest and exercise.
6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation.
7) A Guide must have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from two to five years.)

A Guide must show practical knowledge of how a child of this age should be: 
1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.
2) Fed, and the necessary cooking.
3) Kept clean in person and clothing.
4) Kept in healthy surroundings.
5) Given rest and exercise.
6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation.
A Guide must have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

1930 POR - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from two to five years)

A Guide must show practical knowledge of how a child of this age should be: 

1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer

2) Fed

3) Kept clean in person and clothing

4) Kept in healthy surroundings

5) Given rest and exercise

6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation.

A Guide must have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.


1931 POR - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from two to five years)

A Guide must show practical knowledge of how a child of this age should be: 

1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer

2) Fed

3) Kept clean in person and clothing

4) Kept in healthy surroundings

5) Given rest and exercise

6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation.

A Guide must have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

1932 POR - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from 2 to 5 years.)

Show practical knowledge of how a child should be: 

1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.

2) Fed.

3) Kept clean in person and clothing.

4) Kept in healthy surroundings.

5) Given rest and exercise.

6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation

Have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from two to five years)
Show practical knowledge of how a child this age should be: 
1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.
2) Fed.
3) Kept clean in person and clothing.
4) Kept in healthy surroundings.
5) Given rest and exercise.
6) Kept happy and good through self-control and occupation.
Have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

1935 POR - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from 2 to 5 years.)

Show practical knowledge of how a child should be: 

1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.

2) Fed.

3) Kept clean in person and clothing.

4) Kept in healthy surroundings.

5) Given rest and exercise.

6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation, and bring objects to amuse a child of 2-5.

Know how to avoid everyday accidents to children, particularly in the home.

Have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

1938 POR - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from 2 to 5 years.)

Show practical knowledge of how a child of this age should be: 

1) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.

2) Fed.

3) Kept clean in person and clothing.

4) Kept in healthy surroundings.

5) Given rest and exercise.

6) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation, and bring objects to amuse a child of 2-5.

Know how to avoid everyday accidents to children, particularly in the home.

Have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

1939 POR - Child Nurse Badge

(The care of children from 2 to 5 years.)

1)Show practical knowledge of how a child of this age should be: 

a) Clothed by day and night, in winter and summer.

b) Fed.

c) Kept clean in person and clothing.

d) Kept in healthy surroundings.

e) Given rest and exercise.

f) Kept happy and good, through self-control and occupation, and bring objects to amuse a child of 2-5.

2) Know how to avoid everyday accidents to children, particularly in the home.

3) Have a knowledge of elementary sewing and washing.

1943 POR - Child Nurse Badge


A Guide passing this test should be capable of taking charge of a child between the ages of two and five for any part of its day.

1) Be able to do all the following, any two to be chosen by the tester to be done practically at the test:

a) Dress a child, do its hair and superintend washing in such a way that the child enjoys it.

b) Prepare a meal (not cook, but know quantities, kinds of food suitable, which need cutting up, etc.) and supervise the taking of the meal and table manners.

c) Get a child ready and take it for a walk.  Know which clothes will be suitable for the day.  Be able to make the walk interesting.

d) Undress and bath a child, and put it to bed without fuss.

e) Amuse a group of small children for half an hour.

2) Describe how she would deal with:

a) Faddiness over food.

b) Refusal to clean teeth.

c) Destructive mischief, etc.

3) Describe:

a) How she would teach first prayers.

b) The simple apparatus children of different ages need to amuse and teach themselves.

c) How the rules of health apply to a child between two and five years old.

d) A day in winter or summer for a child of this age.

1947 POR - Child Nurse Badge


Any Guide entering for this badge should have a high standard of personal cleanliness, a sense of responsibility, and the understanding that in dealing with a child, having said a thing she must stick to it, and that bribery must on no account be resorted to.

On passing the test she should be capable of taking charge of a child between the ages of three and five for any part of its day.  She should realise the importance of reporting to the child's mother any irregularities of routing may have occurred.

PART I

1) Have a thorough knowledge of the routine of a child's day, knowing the importance of rest, fresh air, cleanliness, and punctuality.

2) Understand the importance of a balanced diet, and what foods are unsuitable for a child of this age.

3) Know how a child of this age should be clothed by day and night in summer and winter, and realise the danger of outgrown or unsuitable garments (such as matted vests, tight elastics, too small trousers).

4) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

5) Know the preliminary signs of illness in a child, and the possible causes of a child being out of sorts.

PART II

1) Take a child's temperature.

2 a) Where the test can take place in the home of the examiner or someone appointed by her the Guide should take charge of the child for half a day, under the supervision of the tester.  This should include either giving dinner or putting to bed.  It might also include washing and ironing for the child; or

b) Where a nursery is available, take part in the ordinary nursery routine for half a day.  This must include amusing a child or group of children for an hour; or

c) Where the above two are impracticable the examiner should borrow a child whom the Guide must amuse for half an hour indoors, then wash him and get him ready to go out, and take him home, teaching kerb drill on the way, and making the journey interesting.  The Guide must also make out a list of clothing that the child would need to take away for a holiday, for a week.  (Type of holiday to be specified by tester.)

1947 POR - Child Nurse Badge


Any Guide entering for this badge should have a high standard of personal cleanliness, a sense of responsibility, and the understanding that in dealing with a child, having said a thing she must stick to it, and that bribery must on no account be resorted to.

On passing the test she should be capable of taking charge of a child between the ages of three and five for any part of its day.  She should realise the importance of reporting to the child's mother any irregularities of routing may have occurred.

PART I

1) Have a thorough knowledge of the routine of a child's day, knowing the importance of rest, fresh air, cleanliness, and punctuality.

2) Understand the importance of a balanced diet, and what foods are unsuitable for a child of this age.

3) Know how a child of this age should be clothed by day and night in summer and winter, and realise the danger of outgrown or unsuitable garments (such as matted vests, tight elastics, too small trousers).

4) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

5) Know the preliminary signs of illness in a child, and the possible causes of a child being out of sorts.

PART II

1) Take a child's temperature.

2 a) Where the test can take place in the home of the examiner or someone appointed by her the Guide should take charge of the child for half a day, under the supervision of the tester.  This should include either giving dinner or putting to bed.  It might also include washing and ironing for the child; or

b) Where a nursery is available, take part in the ordinary nursery routine for half a day.  This must include amusing a child or group of children for an hour; or

c) Where the above two are impracticable the examiner should borrow a child whom the Guide must amuse for half an hour indoors, then wash him and get him ready to go out, and take him home, teaching kerb drill on the way, and making the journey interesting.  The Guide must also make out a list of clothing that the child would need to take away for a holiday, for a week.  (Type of holiday to be specified by tester.)

1950 POR - Child Nurse Badge


Any Guide entering for this badge should have a high standard of personal cleanliness, a sense of responsibility, and the understanding that in dealing with a child, having said a thing she must stick to it, and that bribery must on no account be resorted to.

On passing the test she should be capable of taking charge of a child between the ages of three and five for any part of its day.  She should realise the importance of reporting to the child's mother any irregularities of routing may have occurred.

PART I

1) Have a thorough knowledge of the routine of a child's day, knowing the importance of rest, fresh air, cleanliness, and punctuality.

2) Understand the importance of a balanced diet, and what foods are unsuitable for a child of this age.

3) Know how a child of this age should be clothed by day and night in summer and winter, and realise the danger of outgrown or unsuitable garments (such as matted vests, tight elastics, too small trousers).

4) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

5) Know the preliminary signs of illness in a child, and the possible causes of a child being out of sorts.

PART II

1) Take a child's temperature.

2 a) Where the test can take place in the home of the examiner or someone appointed by her the Guide should take charge of the child for half a day, under the supervision of the tester.  This should include either giving dinner or putting to bed.  It might also include washing and ironing for the child; or

b) Where a nursery is available, take part in the ordinary nursery routine for half a day.  This must include amusing a child or group of children for an hour; or

c) Where the above two are impracticable the examiner should borrow a child whom the Guide must amuse for half an hour indoors, then wash him and get him ready to go out, and take him home, teaching kerb drill on the way, and making the journey interesting.  The Guide must also make out a list of clothing that the child would need to take away for a holiday, for a week.  (Type of holiday to be specified by tester.)

1953 POR - Child Nurse Badge


Any Guide entering for this badge should have a high standard of personal cleanliness, a sense of responsibility, and the understanding that in dealing with a child, having said a thing she must stick to it, and that bribery must on no account be resorted to.

On passing the test she should be capable of taking charge of a child between the ages of three and five for any part of its day.  She should realise the importance of reporting to the child's mother any irregularities of routine that may have occurred.

Part I

1) Know how a child between the ages of 3-5 should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kinds of play material children of this age should be given.

4) Plan a day for a child of this age recognizing the importance of a regular routine.

5) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

6) Know how to take a child's temperature.

Part II

1) Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

a) Helping him to wash before a meal, and the serving or a meal, or putting to bed.

b) Setting out suitable material for the child to play with and watching the play - joining in if the child requires it.

c) Tell a story.

1957 POR - Child Nurse Badge


The test applies throughout to children of 3 to 5 years.

The candidate must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; she must understand that when dealing with a child she must carry out whatever she has said that she will do, and must never resort to bribery.

A Guide who holds this badge should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, and should realise the importance of reporting to the mother any irregularity of routine.

Part I

1) Know how a child between the ages of 3-5 should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kinds of play material should be given.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine.

5) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

6) Know how to take a child's temperature.

Part II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

a) Helping him to wash before a meal, and the serving or a meal, or putting to bed.

b) Setting out suitable material for the child to play with and watching the play - joining in if the child requires it.

c) Telling a story.

1960 POR - Child Nurse Badge


The test applies throughout to children of 3 to 5 years.

The candidate must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; she must understand that when dealing with a child she must carry out whatever she has said that she will do, and must never resort to bribery.

A Guide who holds this badge should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, and should realise the importance of reporting to the mother any irregularity in routine.

Part I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kinds of play material should be given.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine.

5) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

6) Know how to take a child's temperature.

Part II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

a) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal, or putting to bed.

b) Setting out suitable material for the child to play with and watching the play - joining in if the child requires it.

c) Telling a story.

1961 (July) POR - Child Nurse Badge


The test applies throughout to children of 3 to 5 years.

The candidate must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; she must understand that when dealing with a child she must carry out whatever she has said that she will do, and must never resort to bribery.

A Guide who holds this badge should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, and should realise the importance of reporting to the mother any irregularity in routine.

Part I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kinds of play material should be given.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine.

5) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

6) Know how to take a child's temperature.

Part II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

a) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal, or putting to bed.

b) Setting out suitable material for the child to play with and watching the play - joining in if the child requires it.

c) Telling a story.

1964 (March) POR - Child Nurse Badge


The test applies throughout to children of 3 to 5 years.

The candidate must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; she must understand that when dealing with a child she must carry out whatever she has said that she will do, and must never resort to bribery.

A Guide who holds this badge should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, and should realise the importance of reporting to the mother any irregularity in routine.

The test may be taken in two parts, and the tester may delegate the testing of Part II if necessary.

Part I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kinds of play material should be given.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine.

5) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

6) Know how to take a child's temperature.

Part II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

a) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal, or putting to bed.

b) Setting out suitable material for the child to play with and watching the play - joining in if the child requires it.

c) Telling a story.

1965 (July) POR - Child Nurse Badge


The test applies throughout to children of 3 to 5 years.

The candidate must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; she must understand that when dealing with a child she must carry out whatever she has said that she will do, and must never resort to bribery.

A Guide who holds this badge should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, and should realise the importance of reporting to the mother any irregularity in routine.

The test may be taken in two parts, and the tester may delegate the testing of Part II if necessary.

Part I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kinds of play material should be given.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine.

5) Know how to prevent accidents to the child in the house or garden.

6) Know how to take a child's temperature.

Part II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

a) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal, or putting to bed.

b) Setting out suitable material for the child to play with and watching the play - joining in if the child requires it.

c) Telling a story.

1968 Guide Handbook - Child Nurse Badge


The test applies throughout to children of three to five years.


You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; you must understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said that you will do, and must never resort to bribery.  When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, and should realise the importance of reporting to the mother any irregularity in routine.


The test may be taken in two parts, and if necessary, a different tested may test section II.

I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kind of play material should be given.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine

5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.

6) Know how to put a child to bed.

II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

1) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal.

2) Setting out suitable material for play and watching the play - joining in if the child requires it.

3) Telling a story.

1973 Guide Handbook - Child Nurse Badge


The test applies throughout to children of three to five years.


You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; you must understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said that you will do, and must never resort to bribery.  When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, but you would not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.


The test may be taken in two parts, and if necessary, a different tested may test section II.

I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kind of play material should be available.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine

5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.

6) Know how to put a child to bed.

II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

1) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal.

2) Setting out suitable material for play and supervising it's use - joining in if the child requires it.

3) Telling a story.

1978 Guide Handbook - Child Nurse Badge


The test applies throughout to children of three to five years.


You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; you must understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said that you will do, and must never resort to bribery.  When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, but you would not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.


The test may be taken in two parts, and if necessary, a different tester may test section II.

I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kind of play material should be available.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine

5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.

6) Know how to put a child to bed.

II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

1) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal.

2) Setting out suitable material for play and supervising it's use - joining in if the child requires it.

3) Telling a story.

1980 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Child Nurse Badge

The test applies throughout to children of three to five years.


You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; you must understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said that you will do, and must never resort to bribery.  

When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, but you would not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.

The test may be taken in two parts, and if necessary, a different tester may test section II.


Section I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kind of play material should be available.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine

5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.

6) Know how to put a child to bed.


Section II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

1) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal.

2) Setting out suitable material for play and supervising it's use - joining in if the child requires it.

3) Telling a story.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Child Care Badge

The test applies throughout to children of three to five years.


You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; you must understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said that you will do, and must never resort to bribery.  When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, but you would not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.

The test may be taken in two parts, and if necessary, a different tester may test section II.

Section I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kind of play material should be available.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine

5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.

6) Be able to treat the child for simple cuts and bruises.

7) Know how to put a child to bed.


Section II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

8) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal.

9) Setting out suitable material for play and supervising it's use, joining in if the child requires it.

10) Telling a story.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Child Care Badge

The test applies throughout to children of three to five years.
You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; you must understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said that you will do, and must never resort to bribery.
When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, but you would not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.
The test may be taken in two parts and, if necessary, a different tester may test Section II.
Section I
1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.
2) Know what food is suitable for him.
3) Know what kind of play material should be available.
4) Plan a day, recognizing the importance of a regular routine.
5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.
6) Be able to treat a child for simple cuts and bruises.
7) Know how to put a child to bed.
Section II
Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:
1) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal.
2) Setting out suitable material for play and supervising its use - joining in if the child requires it.
3) Telling a story.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Child Care Badge

The test applies throughout to children of three to five years.
You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; you must understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said that you will do, and must never resort to bribery.  When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, but you would not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.
The test may be taken in two parts and, if necessary, a different tester may test Section II.
Section I
1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.
2) Know what food is suitable for him.
3) Know what kind of play material should be available.
4) Plan a day, recognizing the importance of regular routine.
5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.
6) Be able to treat a child for simple cuts and bruises.
7) Know how to put a child to bed.
Section II
Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:
1) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal.
2) Setting out suitable material for play and supervising its use - joining in if the child requires it.
3) Telling a story.
1989 Guide Badge Book - Child Care Badge

The test applies throughout to children of three to five years.


You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; you must understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said that you will do, and must never resort to bribery.  When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of his day, but you would not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.  You must remember to report any accident the child might have while in your care, particularly if the accident involves the head.

The test may be taken in two parts, and if necessary, a different tester may test section II.

Section I

1) Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.

2) Know what food is suitable for him.

3) Know what kind of play material should be available.

4) Plan a day, recognising the importance of a regular routine

5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.

6) Be able to treat the child for simple cuts and bruises.

7) Know how to put a child to bed.

Section II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day under the supervision of the tester.  This should include:

8) Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal.

9) Setting out suitable material for play and supervising it's use, joining in if the child requires it.

10) Telling a story.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Child Care Badge


The test applied throughout to children of three to five years.

You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness.  You should understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said you will do, and should not resort to bribery.  Remember to report any accident the child might have while in your care, particularly if the accident involves the head.

You can take the test in two parts.  If necessary a different tester can test Part II.

Part I

1) Know how to clothe a child in summer and winter.

2) Know what sort of food he or she should eat.

3) Tell the tester what sorts of play material are suitable for the child.

4) Plan a day's activities.  Tell the tester why children respond to a regular routine.

5) Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.

6) Be able to treat simple cuts and bruises.

7) Know how to put a child to bed.

Part II

Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day.  During the time you will be under the supervision of the tester and will be asked to:

* help to wash the child/children before a meal.

* serve a meal.

* set out suitable play material, and supervise its use, joining in if the child requires it.

* tell a story.

When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of the day.  However you will not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Child Care Badge

You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness.  You should understand that when dealing with a child you must carry out whatever you have said you will do, and should not resort to bribery.  Remember to report any accident the child might have while in your are, particularly if it involves the head.
Notes:
* The syllabus refers throughout to children aged between three and five years old.
* You can take the test in two parts.  If necessary a different tester can test Part II.
Part I
1) Know how to clothe a child in summer and winter.
2) Know what sort of food she/he should eat.
3) Tell the tester what sorts of play materials are suitable for the child.
4) Plan a day's activities.  Tell the tester why children respond to a regular routine.
5) Know how to prevent accidents indoors or in a garden.
6) Be able to treat simple cuts and bruises.
7) Know how to put a child to bed.
Part II
Take charge of a child or small group of children for part of a day supervised by the tester.  You will be asked to:
a) Help to wash the child/children before a meal.
b) Serve a meal.
c) Set out suitable play material, and supervise its use, joining in if the child requires it.
d) Tell a story.
When you hold this badge you should be capable of taking charge of a child of the age group for any part of the day.  However you will not be expected to do so without an adult being within call.
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