Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Clerk Badge
"As for Boy Scouts, i.e., typing, shorthand, etc."

1912 Handbook - Clerk


Show good handwriting and hand-printing, and punctuation.

Ability to use typewriting-machine, or alternatively, write in shorthand from dictation at twenty words a minute as minimum.

Ability to write a letter from memory on the subject given verbally five minutes previously.

Knowledge of simple bookkeeping and arithmetic.

1919 POR - Clerk Badge


Show good handwriting, handprinting and figures.

Be able to use typewriting machine or write in shorthand from dictation at a rate of 20 words a minute as minimum.

Be able to write simple business letters, such as:-

a) An order to a shop enclosing p.o.

b) An application for a post.

c) An acknowlegement of money received.

d) Summarise a statement or narrative in less than one-third of the words used.

Should have kept accounts of personal expenditure for at least one month and bring to examination.

Should know how to write and cash a cheque and the meaning of the following terms:- Bankrupt.  Solvent.  Interest.  Discount.  Invoice.  Balance.  Crossed Cheque.  Statement of Accounts.

Should know how to address people of rank.

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

A Guide must:
Show good handwriting, hand-printing and figures.
Be able to use typewriter, or write in shorthand from dictation at a rate of 20 words per minute as a minimum.
Be able to write letters as:
a) An order to a shop enclosing P.O.
b) An application for a post.
c) An acknowledgement of money received.
d) Summarise a statement or narrative in less than one-third words used.
Should have kept accounts, real or imaginary, of personal expenditure for one month at least.
Should know how to write and cash a cheque, and the meaning of the following: Bankrupt, interest, invoice, crossed cheque, solvent, discount, balance, statement of accounts.
Should know how to address people of rank.

1921 POR - Clerk badge


Show good handwriting, handprinting and figures.

Be able to write simple business letters, such as:

a) An order to a shop enclosing money.

b) An application for a post.

c) An acknowledgement of money received.

d) Summarise a statement or narrative in less than one-third of the words used.

Should have kept accounts of personal expenditure for at least one month and bring to examination.

Should know how to write and cash a cheque, and the meaning of the following terms: Bankrupt; Solvent; Interest; Discount; Invoice; Balance; Crossed Cheque; Statement of Accounts.

Should know how to address people of rank.

Do one of the following alternatives: 

1) Be able to write in Shorthand from dictation at the rate of 80 words a minute, and transcribe at the rate of 30 words a minute.

2) Be able to keep a Register Book for Incoming and Outgoing Post, and understand cross-indexing.

3) Be able to dissect and balance 100 invoices in an hour.

1924 POR - Clerk Badge


Show good handwriting, handprinting and figures.

Be able to write simple business letters, such as: 

a) An order to a shop enclosing money.

b) An application for a post.

c) An acknowledgement of money received.

d) Summarise a statement or narrative in less than one third of the words used.

Should know how to keep accounts, write and cash a cheque, and the meaning of the following terms: Bankrupt, Solvent, Interest, Discount, Invoice, Balance, Crossed Cheque, Statement of Accounts.

Should know how to address people of rank,

Do one of the following:

1) Be able to write in Shorthand from dictation at the rate of 80 words a minute, and transcribe at the rate of 30 words per minute.

2) Be able to keep a Register Book for Incoming and Outgoing Post, and understand cross-indexing.

3) Be able to dissect and balance 100 invoices in an hour.

4) Must know how to keep Minutes and will be asked at examination to write Minutes of an imaginary meeting of a Court of Honour or Patrol Meeting.

5) Know how to use a typewriter, and keep it clean and in good working order.

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

A Guide must:
Show good handwriting, handprinting and figures.
Be able to write simple business letters, such as: 
a) An order to a shop enclosing money.
b) An application for a post.
c) An acknowledgement of money received.
d) Summarise a statement or narrative in less than one-third of the words used.
Should know how to keep accounts and to write and cash a cheque, and the meaning of the following terms: Bankrupt, Solvent, Interest, Discount, Invoice, Balance, Crossed Cheque, Statement of Accounts.
Should know how to use different modes of address.
Do ONE of the following alternatives:
1) Be able to write in shorthand from dictation at the rate of 80 words a minute, and transcribe at the rate of 30 words a minute.
2) Be able to keep a regiser book for incoming and outgoing post, and understand cross-indexing.
3) Be able to dissect and balance invoices.
4) Must know how to keep minutes, and will be asked at examination to write minutes of an imaginary meeting of a Court of Honour or Patrol meeting.
5) Know how to use a typewriter, and keep it clean and in good working order.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Clerk's Badge

Candidate must show handwriting, spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.
Be able to write simple business letters, such as:
a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.
b) An order to shop enclosing money.
c) An application for a post.
Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.
Be able to keep Petty Cash Book, also Stamp Book and Register Book for incoming and outgoing post.
Do one of the following:
a) Be able to write shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute accurately; or
b) Know how to use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately; or
c) Be able to do simple book-keeping; or
d) Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Clerk Badge

Candidate must show handwriting, spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.
Be able to write simple business letters, such as:
a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.
b) An order to shop enclosing money.
c) An application for a post.
Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.
Be able to keep Petty Cash Book, also Stamp Book and Register Book for incoming and outgoing post.
Do one of the following:
a) Be able to write shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute accurately; or
b) Know how to use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately; or
c) Be able to do simple book-keeping; or
d) Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original.

1930 POR - Clerk Badge


Candidate must show good handwriting, spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.

Be able to write simple business letters, such as: 

a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.

b) An order to a shop enclosing money.

c) An application for a post.

Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.

Be able to keep petty cash book, also stamp book and register book for incoming and outgoing post.

Do one of the following: 

a) Be able to write in Shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute accurately, or

b) Know how to use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately; or

c) Be able to do simple bookkeeping; or

d) Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a statement of narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original.

1931 POR - Clerk Badge


Candidate must show good handwriting, spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.

Be able to write simple business letters, such as: 

a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.

b) An order to a shop enclosing money.

c) An application for a post.

Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.

Be able to keep petty cash book, also stamp book and register book for incoming and outgoing post.

Do one of the following: 

a) Be able to write in Shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute accurately, or

b) Know how to use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately; or

c) Be able to do simple bookkeeping; or

d) Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a statement of narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original

1932 POR - Clerk Badge


Show handwriting, spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.

Be able to write simple business letters, such as: 

a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.

b) An order to a shop enclosing money.

c) An application for a post.

Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.

Be able to keep petty cash book, also stamp book and register book for incoming and outgoing post; 

or

Be able to write shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute and transcribe accurately: 

or

Know how to use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately.

Be able to do simple book-keeping; 

or

Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a statement of narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original.

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

Show handwriting spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.
Be able to write simple business letters, such as:
a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.
b) An order to a shop enclosing money.
c) An application for a post.
Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.
Be able to keep Petty Cash Book, and Stamp Book and Register Boo for incoming and outgoing post.
a) Be able to write shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute and transcribe accurately; or
b) Know how to use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately.
c) Be able to do simple book-keeping or
d) Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a statement or narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original.

1935 POR - Clerk Badge


Show handwriting, spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.

Be able to write simple business letters, such as: 

a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.

b) An order to a shop enclosing money.

c) An application for a post.

Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.

Be able to keep cash book, petty cash book, also stamp book and register book for incoming and outgoing post; 

or

Be able to write shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute and transcribe accurately.

Know how to use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately.

Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a statement of narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original.

1938 POR - Clerk Badge


Show handwriting, spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.

Be able to write simple business letters, such as: 

a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.

b) An order to a shop enclosing money.

c) An application for a post.

Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.

Be able to keep cash book, petty cash book, also stamp book and register book for incoming and outgoing post; 

or

Be able to write shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute and transcribe accurately.

Know how to use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately.

Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a statement of narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original.

1939 POR - Clerk Badge


1) Show handwriting, spelling, punctuation and well-formed figures.

2) Be able to write simple business letters, such as: 

a) An acknowledgement to a shop of money received.

b) An order to a shop enclosing money.

c) An application for a post.

3) Have a knowledge of ordinary business terms and abbreviations and understand how to write, cash and cross cheques.

4) Keep cash book, petty cash book, also stamp book and register book for incoming and outgoing post; 

or

Write shorthand at the rate of 50 to 60 words a minute and transcribe accurately.

5) Use a typewriter and keep it clean and in good working order.  Be able to type at the rate of 20 to 30 words a minute accurately.

6) Show a knowledge of card indexing and filing.  Summarise a statement of narrative in less than one-third of the words used in the original.

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