Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1986 Guide Badge Book - The Commonwealth Award


This award is open to all senior Guides in Commonwealth countries.  If you are 13 years of age or over you may start working on this syllabus as a Guide and complete it in the Guide or Ranger/Young Leader section.


The badge for this Award is metal and the design is the same throughout the Commonwealth.  Once the Award is gained the badge may be worn on the right breast of the Guide or Ranger/Young Leader uniform.


Syllabus

Clauses 1, 2 and 3 must be completed, together with two other clauses of the candidate's own choice.

1) History of Guiding

a) Be able to talk about Guiding from its beginning at the Crystal Palace Rally in 1909 - including the development of World Guiding.

b) Know how Guiding developed in your own country.

c) Know the basic aims and principles of guiding.

2) Knowledge of the Commonwealth

a) Know something of the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.

b) Be able to talk knowledgeably about a Commonwealth country other than your own.  Your knowledge should include:

i) The day to day life of the people.

ii) A little about the cultures and religions of the country.

iii) How Guiding began and has developed.

c) Do something practical in relation to the country of your choice, e.g. correspond with someone, or prepare a typical meal, or produce a scrapbook, or learn a craft, or make a collection of stamps, etc.

3) Service Within the Community

Carry out service within the community.  This should cover a total of not less than 40 hours over a minimum period of 3 months and within a maximum period of 6 months.

Explain why you have chosen this particular form of service.

4) Health

a) Know what Health Services are available in your own country.  Find out what immunisation is required for entry into two other Commonwealth countries in an area of the world other than your own- this information to be correct at the time of taking the award. 

b) Explain how nutrition and sanitation can affect the health of your family.

5) Environment

a) Study in detail one of the following within your own country:

Environmental pollution, Conservation, Water Supplies, Soil erosion, Forestry.

b) Find out the environmental problems in another Commonwealth Country and how that Country is trying to solve them.

6) Cultural Heritage

a) Know about the cultural heritage of your own country under two of the following headings: Art, Music - vocal or instrumental, Dress, Literature, Poetry, Dance, Handicraft.

Produce a collection of items such as pictures, programmes, instruments, books, etc. for your chosen subject and discuss these with the assessor.  Be able to demonstrate or perform in one of those chosen.

b) Be able to talk to the assessor about three religions, denominations or faiths to be found in your country.  You should be able to speak more fully about your religion, denomination or faith.

7) Sport and Outdoor Life

a) Take part in or learn a sport new to you; or

Demonstrate your knowledge of disaster preparedness

b) Have participated in a Guide camp of not less than three nights on each of two occasions within the past two years.

c) Give the names of three outstanding Commonwealth performers in three different sports.

8) Public Speaking or Debating

Give a talk to a Company or Unit on any subject you choose which should last not less than 5 minutes; Or

Take part in an organised debate being the principal speaker for or against the motion.

9) Creative Writing

Write a story or poem telling about life in your own country, or tell a legend from your cultural heritage.

After acquiring the badge, the story or poem should be sent to your own Association's Headquarters.

10) Civics

Describe your system of Government, and that of a different country in the Commonwealth.

11) Observation

The candidate to choose and complete any two of the following clauses:

a) Observe some aspect of nature - birds, animals, plants etc. over a period of three months.  Make a nature notebook and take it to the assessment ready to talk about your observations.

b) Observe and make notes on at least two historical monuments/buildings and be able to tell the assessor interesting points you have noted.

c) Talk to the assessor about the architectural developments in your country over a specific period, telling what you have observed from yourself and giving examples of the buildings.

d) Tell the assessor of any drama, ballet or dance you have seen and be able to describe it.

1989 Guide Badge Book - The Commonwealth Award


This award is open to all senior Guides in Commonwealth countries.  If you are 13 years of age or over you may start working on this syllabus as a Guide and complete it in the Guide or Ranger/Young Leader section.


The badge for this Award is metal and the design is the same throughout the Commonwealth.  Once the Award is gained the badge may be worn on the right breast of the Guide or Ranger/Young Leader uniform.

The County Commissioner is responsible for arranging the testing of the Award.


Syllabus

Clauses 1, 2 and 3 must be completed, together with two other clauses of the candidate's own choice.

1) History of Guiding

a) Be able to talk about Guiding from its beginning at the Crystal Palace Rally in 1909 - including the development of World Guiding.

b) Know how Guiding developed in your own country.

c) Know the basic aims and principles of guiding.

2) Knowledge of the Commonwealth

a) Know something of the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.

b) Be able to talk knowledgeably about a Commonwealth country other than hour own.  Your knowledge should include:

i) The day to day life of the people.

ii) A little about the cultures and religions of the country.

iii) How Guiding began and has developed.

c) Do something practical in relation to the country of your choice, e.g. correspond with someone, or prepare a typical meal, or produce a scrapbook, or learn a craft, or make a collection of stamps, etc.

3) Service Within the Community

Carry out service within the community.  This should cover a total of not less than 40 hours over a minimum period of 3 months and within a maximum period of 6 months.

Explain why you have chosen this particular form of service.

4) Health

a) Know what Health Services are available in your own country.  Find out what immunisation is required for entry into two other Commonwealth countries in an area of the world other than your own- this information to be correct at the time of taking the award. 

b) Explain how nutrition and sanitation can affect the health of your family.

5) Environment

a) Study in detail one of the following within your own country:

Environmental pollution, Conservation, Water Supplies, Soil erosion, Forestry.

b) Find out the environmental problems in another Commonwealth country and how that country is trying to solve them.

6) Cultural Heritage

a) Know about the cultural heritage of your own country under two of the following headings: Art, Music - vocal or instrumental, Dress, Literature, Poetry, Dance, Handicraft.

Produce a collection of items such as pictures, programmes, instruments, books, etc. for your chosen subject and discuss these with the assessor.  Be able to demonstrate or perform in one of those chosen.

b) Be able to talk to the assessor about three religions, denominations or faiths to be found in your country.  You should be able to speak more fully about your religion, denomination or faith.

7) Sport and Outdoor Life

a) Take part in or learn a sport new to you; or

Demonstrate your knowledge of disaster preparedness

b) Have participated in a Guide camp of not less than three nights on each of two occasions within the past two years.

c) Give the names of three outstanding Commonwealth performers in three different sports.

8) Public Speaking or Debating

Give a talk to a Company or Unit on any subject you choose which should last not less than 5 minutes; Or

Take part in an organized debate being the principal speaker for or against the motion.

9) Creative Writing

Write a story or poem telling about life in your own country, or tell a legend from your cultural heritage.

After acquiring the badge, the story or poem should be sent to your own Association's Headquarters.

10) Civics

Describe the system of Government, and that of a different country in the Commonwealth.

11) Observation

The candidate to choose and complete any two of the following clauses:

a) Observe some aspect of nature - birds, animals, plants etc. over a period of three months.  Make a nature notebook and take it to the assessment ready to talk about your observations.

b) Observe and make notes on at least two historical monuments/buildings and be able to tell the assessor interesting points you have noted.

c) Talk to the assessor about the architectural developments in your country over a specific period, telling what you have observed from yourself and giving examples of the buildings.

d) Tell the assessor of any drama, ballet or dance you have seen and be able to describe it.

1992 Guide Badge Book - The Commonwealth Award


This award is open to all senior Guides in Commonwealth countries.  If you are 13 years of age or over you may start working on this syllabus as a Guide and complete it in the Guider or Ranger/Young Leader section.

The badge for this Award is metal and the design is the same throughout the Commonwealth.  Once the Award is gained the badge may be worn on the sash for Guides and the badge tab for Ranger/Young Leader.

The County Commissioner is responsible for arranging the testing of the Award.

Syllabus

Clauses 1, 2 and 3 must be completed, together with two other clauses of the candidate's own choice.

1) History of Guiding

a) Be able to talk about Guiding from its beginning at the Crystal Palace Rally in 1909 - including the development of World Guiding.

b) Know how Guiding developed in your own country.

c) Know the basic aims and principles of Guiding.

2) Knowledge of the Commonwealth

a) Know something of the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.

b) Be able to talk knowledgeably about a Commonwealth country other than your own.  Your knowledge should  include: 

- the day-to-day life of the people

- a little about the cultures and religions of the country

- how Guiding began and has developed.

c) Do something practical in relation to the country of your choice, such as correspond with someone, or prepare a typical meal, or produce a scrapbook, or learn a craft, or make a collection of stamps, etc.

3) Service Within the Community

a) Carry out service within the community.  This should cover a total of not less than 40 hours over a minimum period of 3 months and within a maximum period of 6 months.

b) Explain why you have chosen this particular form of service.

4) Health

a) Know what Health Services are available in your own country.  Find out what immunization is required for entry into two other Commonwealth countries in an area of the world other than your own - this information should be correct at the time of taking the Award.

b) Explain how nutrition and sanitation can affect the health of your family.

5) Environment

a) Study in detail one of the following within your own country: 

Conservation, Environmental Pollution, Forestry, Soil Erosion, Water Supplies.

b) Find out the environmental problems in another Commonwealth country and how that country is trying to solve them.

6) Cultural Heritage

a) Know about the cultural heritage of your country under two of the following headings:

Art, Dance, Dress, Handicraft, Literature, Music - Vocal or Instrumental, Poetry.

Produce a collection of items such as pictures, programmes, instruments, books, etc. for your chosen subject and discuss these with the assessor.  Be able to demonstrate or perform in one of those chosen.

b) Be able to talk to the assessor about three religions, denominations or faiths to be found in your country.  You should be able to speak more fully about your religion, denomination or faith.

7) Sport and Outdoor Life

a) Either take part in or learn a sport new to you or demonstrate your knowledge of disaster preparedness.

b) Have participated in a Guide camp of not less than three nights on each of two occasions within the past two years.

c) Give the names of three outstanding Commonwealth performers in three different sports.

8) Public Speaking or Debating

Either: give a talk to a Company or unit on any subject you choose which should last not less than five minutes.

Or: take part in an organized debate being the principal speaker for or against the motion.

9) Creative Writing

Write a poem or story telling about life in your own country or tell a legend from your cultural heritage.

After acquiring the badge, the story or poem should be sent to your Association's Headquarters.

10) Civics

Describe your system of Government, and that of a different country in the Commonwealth.

11) Observation

The candidate should choose and complete any two of the following clauses:

a) observe some aspect of nature - birds, animals, plants, etc. over a period of three months.  Make a nature notebook and take it to the assessment ready to talk about your observations.

b) Observe and make notes on at least two historical monuments/buildings and be able to tell the assessor interesting points you have noted.

c) talk to the assessor about the architectural developments in your country over a specific period, telling what you have observed from yourself and giving examples of the buildings.

d) Tell the assessor of a drama, ballet or dance you have seen and be able to describe it.

1995 Guide Badge Book - The Commonwealth Award


This Award is open to all senior Guides in Commonwealth countries.  If you are 13 years of age or over you may start working on this syllabus as a Guide and complete it in the Guide or Senior Section.

The badge for this award is metal and the design is the same throughout the Commonwealth. Once the Award is gained the badge may be worn on the sash for Guides and the badge tab for Ranger/Young Leader.

The County Commissioner is responsible for arranging the testing of the Award.

Syllabus

Clauses 1, 2 and 3 must be completed, together with two other clauses of the candidate's own choice.

1) History of Guiding

a) Be able to talk bout Guiding from its beginning at the Crystal Palace Rally in 1909, including the development of World Guiding.

b) Know how Guiding developed in your own country.

c) Know the basic aims and principles of Guiding.

2) Knowledge of the Commonwealth

a) Know something of the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.

b) Be able to talk knowledgeably about a Commonwealth country other than your own.  Your knowledge should include:

* the day-to-day life of the people

* a little about the cultures and religions of the country

* how Guiding began and has developed.

c) Do something practical in relation to the country of your choice, such as correspond with someone, or prepare a typical meal, or produce a scrapbook, or learn a craft, or make a collection of stamps, etc.

3) Service Within the Community

a) Carry out service within the community.  This should cover a total of not less than 40 hours over a minimum period of three months and within a maximum period of six months.

b) Explain why you have chosen this particular form of service.

4) Health 

a) Know what health services are available in your own country.  Find out what immunization is required for entry into two other Commonwealth countries in an area of the world other than your own - this information should be correct at the time of taking the award.

b) Explain how nutrition and sanitation can affect the health of your family.

5) Environment

a) Study in detail one of the following within your own country:

* Conservation

* Environmental pollution

* Forestry

* Soil erosion

* Water supplies.

b) Find out the environmental problems in another Commonwealth country and how that country is trying to solve them.

6) Cultural Heritage

a) Know about the cultural heritage of your country under two of the following headings:

* art

* dance

* dress

* handicraft

* literature

* music - vocal or instrumental

* poetry

Produce a collection of items such as pictures, programmes, instruments, books etc. for your chosen subject and discuss them with the assessor.  Be able to demonstrate or perform in one of those chosen.

b) Be able to talk to the assessor about three religions, denominations or faiths to be found in your country.  You should be able to speak more fully about your religion, denomination or faith.

7) Sport

a) Either:

Take part in or learn a sport new to you.

or

Demonstrate your knowledge of disaster preparedness.

b) Have participated in a Guide camp of not less than three nights on each of two occasions within the past two years.

c) Give the names of three outstanding Commonwealth performers in three different sports.

8) Public Speaking or Debating

Either

Give a talk to a Company or Unit on any subject you choose for not less than five minutes

or

Take part in an organized debate being the principal speaker for or against the motion.

9) Creative Writing

Write a poem or story about life in your own country or tell a legend from your cultural heritage.

After acquiring the badge, the story or poem should be sent to your Association's Headquarters.

10) Civics

Describe your system of government, and that of a different country in the Commonwealth.

11) Observation

The candidate should choose and complete any two of the following clauses:

a) Observe some aspect of nature, such as birds, animals, plants etc., over period of three months.  Make a nature notebook and take it to the assessment ready to talk about your observations.

b) Observe and make notes on at least two historical monuments/buildings and be able to tell the assessor interesting points you have noted.

c) Talk to the assessor about the architectural developments in your country over a specific period, telling what you have observed for yourself and giving examples of the buildings.

d) Tell the assessor of a drama, ballet or dance you have seen and be able to describe it.

2000 G-File - Commonwealth Award


The Award is open to all senior guides in Commonwealth countries.  If you are 13 years of age or over you may start working on this syllabus as a Guide and complete it in the guide or Senior Section.


The badge for this Award is metal and the design is the same throughout the Commonwealth.  Once the Award is gained the badge may be worn on your uniform in both the Guide and the Senior Sections.


The County Commissioner is responsible for arranging the testing of the Award.


SYLLABUS

Clauses 1, 2 and 3 must be completed, together with two other clauses of the candidate's own choice.

1) History of Guiding

a) Be able to talk about Guiding from its beginning at the Crystal Palace Rally in 1909, including the development of World Guiding.

b) Know how Guiding developed in your own country.

c) Know the basic aims and principles of Guiding.

2) Knowledge of the Commonwealth

a) Know something of the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.

b) Be able to talk knowledgeably about a Commonwealth country other than your own.  Your knowledge should include:

* the day-to-day life of the people

* a little about cultures and religions of the country.

* how Guiding began and has developed

c) Do something practical in relation to the country of your choice, such as correspond with someone, or prepare a typical meal, or produce a scrapbook, or learn a craft, or make a collection of stamps etc.

3) Service Within the Community

a) Carry out service within the community.  This should cover a total of not less than 40 hours over a minimum period of three months and within a maximum period of six months.

b) Explain why you have chosen this particular form of service.

4) Health

a) Know what health services are available in your own country.  Find out what immunization is required for entry into two other Commonwealth countries in an area of the world other than your own - this information should be correct at the time of taking the award.

b) Explain how nutrition and sanitation can affect the health of your family.

5) Environment

a) Study in detail one of the following within your own country:

* Conservation

* Environmental pollution

* Forestry

* Soil erosion

* Water supplies

b) Find out the environmental problems in another Commonwealth country and how that country is trying to solve them.

6) Cultural Heritage

a) Know about the cultural heritage of your country under two of the following headings:

* art

* dance

* dress

* handicraft

* literature

* music - vocal or instrumental

* poetry

Produce a collection of items such as pictures, programmes, instruments, books etc., for your chosen subject and discuss them with the assessor.  Be able to demonstrate or perform in one of those chosen.

b) Be able to talk to the assessor about three religions, denominations or faiths to be found in your country.  You should be able to speak more fully about your religion, denomination or faith.

7) Sport

a) Either Take part in or learn a sport new to you, OR Demonstrate your knowledge of disaster preparedness.

b) Have participated in a Guide camp of not less than three nights on each of two occasions within the past two years.

c) Give the names of three outstanding Commonwealth performers in three different sports.

8) Public Speaking or Debating

Either Give a talk to a Company or unit or any subject you choose for not less than five minutes, OR, Take part in an organized debate being the principal speaker for or against the motion.

9) Creative Writing

Write a poem or story about life in your own country or tell a legend from your cultural heritage.

After acquiring the badge, the story or poem should be sent to your Association's Headquarters.

10) Civics

Describe your system of government, and that of a different country in the Commonwealth.

11) Observations

The candidate should choose and complete any two of the following clauses:

a) Observe some aspect of nature, such as birds, animals, plants etc., over a period of three months.  Make a nature notebook and take it to the assessment ready t o talk about your observations.

b) Observe and make notes on at least two historical monuments/buildings and be able to tell the assessor interesting points you have noted.

c) Talk to the assessor about the architectural developments in your country over a specific period, telling what you have observed for yourself and giving examples of the buildings.

d) Tell the assessor of a drama, ballet, or dance you have seen and be able to describe it.

2005 Guide Badge File - Commonwealth Award


The Commonwealth Award is open to older Guides (aged 13+) and Senior Section members in all Commonwealth countries.

To earn the Award you must complete challenge 1, 2, and 3, plus two of the optional challenges.  This Award can be completed individually or as a group.

Together with your Leader, think about who can help you while you do the Award.  You may know people who are knowledgeable about some of the subject areas, like the environment or history of guiding.  How about teachers, relatives, friends or other people in your community?

You and your Leader need to agree how you will decide that you have achieved your goals.  Remember, each clause you do should be a challenge to you.

With your Leader's help, keep your County Commissioner informed of what you learn as you go along.  Your County Commissioner will verify that you have completed all the clauses.

Compulsory Challenges

You need to do all the clauses within each challenge.

1) History of Guiding

a) Be able to talk about Guiding form its beginning at the Crystal Palace Rally in 1909, including the development of World Guiding.

b) Know how Guiding developed in your own country.

c) Understand the basic aims and principles of Guiding.

2) Knowledge of the Commonwealth

a) Know something about the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.

b) Be able to talk knowledgeably about a Commonwealth country other than your own.  Your knowledge should include:

* a little about the cultures and religions of the country.

* a day in the life of its people.

* how Guiding began and how it has developed.

c) Do something practical in relation to the country of your choice.  For example, you could correspond with someone, prepare a typical meal, produce a scrapbook, learn a craft or make a collection of stamps.

3) Community Action

Carry out service within the community.  This should cover a total of at least 20 hours over a minimum period of three months, and with a maximum period of six months.  Explain why you have chosen this particular form of service.

Optional Challenges

Unless otherwise stated, you should complete all tasks within a clause.

4) Health

a) Know what health services are available in your own country.  Find out what immunisation is required for entry into two other Commonwealth countries in an area of the world other than your own.  This information should be correct at the time you are doing the challenge.

b) Explain how nutrition and sanitation can affect the heatlh of your family.

5) Environment

a) Study in detail one of the following in your country: environmental pollution, water supplies, forestry, conservation, soil erosion, sustainable resources.

b) Find out about environmental issues in another Commonwealth country and investigate how that country is addressing them.

6) Cultural Heritage

a) Know about the cultural heritage of our own country on two of these subjects: art, music (vocal or instrumental), dress, literature, poetry, dance, craft.  Produce a collection of items, such as pictures, programmes, instruments or books, for your chosen subjects.  Be able to demonstrate or perform an item from one of your choices.

b) Discuss three religions, denominations or faiths found in your country with a group of your peers.

7) Fit for life out of doors

Do either a or b.

a) Take part in or learn about a physical activity (sport or skill) new to you.  Explain the benefits of regular physical activity for young women.

b) Participate in a camp of not less than two nights on two occasions within three years.

8) Public speaking or debating

Do either a or b.

a) Give a talk to a group of your peers on any subject you choose, which should last not less than five minutes.

b) Take part in an organized debate as the principal speaker for or against the motion.

9) Creative writing

Write a short story or a poem about life in your own country, or tell a legend from your cultural heritage.

10) Citizenship

a) Describe your own system of government and that of a different country in the Commonwealth.

b) Demonstrate knowledge of how your country is prepared for disaster.  This could include flooding, hurricanes, forest fires and other natural disasters.  Find out which agencies are responsible for dealing with natural disasters.

11) Investigation

Do either a or b

a) Investigate the public education and nature conservation programmes of an institution such as a national park, wildlife sanctuary, zoo or botanical garden.  How does this fit in with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)?

b) Talk to your unit about architectural developments in your town or area over a specific period.  Take them to visit at least two historical buildings or monuments you have investigated.

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