Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1987 (September) Guiding magazine - Brownie Computer badge introduced.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Computer Badge


1) Know the various parts of a computer system and say what each is used for:

a) Cassette recorder/disc drive/

b) Computer

c) Monitor or visual display unit (V.D.U.)

2) Show you have a basic knowledge of the keyboard by:

a) Typing in capitals and small letters.

b) Using the top symbols on the keys.

c) Using other important keys.

3) Find a particular program and load it into the computer.

4) Write a simple 10-20 line program and run it.

5) Tell the tester some of the uses a computer has.

6) Make a list pf programs you have used and be prepared to tell the tester about them.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Computer Badge

1) Know the various parts of a computer system and say what each is used for:
a) Cassette recorder/disc drive.
b) Computer
c) Monitor or visual display unit (V.D.U.)
2) Show you have a basic knowledge of the keyboard by:
a) Typing in capitals and small letters
b) Using the top symbols on the keys
c) Using other important keys
3) Find a particular program and load it into the computer.
4) Write a simple 10-20 line program and run it.
5) Tell the tester some of the uses a computer has.
6) Make a list of programs you have used and be prepared to tell the tester about them.

1991 Brownie Badge Book - Computer Badge


1) Know the various parts of a computer system and say what each is used for:

a) the cassette recorder/disc drive.

b) the computer

c) the monitor or visual display unit (VDU).

2) Show that you have a basic knowledge of the keyboard by:

a) typing in capitals and small letters

b) using the top symbols on the keys

c) using other important keys.

3) Find a particular program and load it into the computer.

4) Write a simple 10 to 20 line program and run it.

5) Tell the tester some of the uses a computer has.

6) Make a list of programs you have used and be prepared to tell the tester about them.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Computer Badge


1) Know the various parts of a computer system and say what each is used for:

a) the cassette recorder/disc drive

b) the computer

c) the monitor or visual display unit (VDU).

2) Show you have a basic knowledge of the keyboard by:

a) typing in capitals and small letters

b) using the top symbols on the keys

c) using other important keys.

3) Find a particular program and load it into the computer.

4) Write a simple 10 to 20 line program and run it.

5) Tell the tester some of the uses a computer has.

6) Make a list of programs you have used and be prepared to tell the tester about them.

1995 - Computer becomes a Staged Badge.

2009 Brownie Badge Book - Computer Badge

1) Show how to do all of the following.
* Turn on a computer.
* Start a programme you want to use.
* Use a mouse, joystick or graphics tablet.
* Handle CDs to keep them clean.
* Save something you have created to the hard drive or to a CD.
* Print your work.
* Shut down the computer when you've finished.
2) Know what a computer virus is and how to prevent being affected by one.
3) Choose and do one of the following.
* Write a letter or story using a word-processing programme.  Use a range of fonts and sizes.  If possible use colours and insert pictures or clip art.  Save it and print it out.
* Use a graphics package to create a piece of art.  Save it and print it out.
* Download images from a digital camera or scan printed photographs.  Use the images to create a photodiary of a Brownie event you have attended.
4) Do all of the following.
* Know the importance of the Brownie we safe code and show that you follow it when using the web.
* Log on to the internet and visit www.girlguiding.org.uk.  Find out two facts about Brownies and email them to the tester.
* With the tester, visit two websites.  Explain which is your favourite one.  Save the site on your bookmark.
5) Use a search engine to find out about one of the following.
* Your favourite pop star.
* A historical figure.
* A sport you are interested in.
* A country you would like to visit.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Computer Badge

1) Show how to do all of the following:
* Turn on a computer
* Start a programme you want to use
* Use a mouse.
* Handle CDs to keep them clean
* Save something you have created to the hard drive or to a CD or USB stick.
* Print your work or ema it to a Leader.
* Shut down the computer when you've finished.
2) Know what a computer virus is and how to prevent your computer being affected by one.
3) Choose and do one of the following.
* Write a letter or story using a word-processing programme.  Use a range of fonts and sizes.  If possible use colors and insert pictures or clip art.  Save it and print it out.
* Use a graphics package to create a piece of art.  Save it and print it out.
* Download images from a digital camera or mobile phone, or scan printed photographs.  Use the images to create a photodiary of a Brownie event you have attended.
4) Do all of the following:
* Know the importance of the Brownie web safe code and show that you follow it when using the web.
* Log on to the internet and visit www.girlguiding.org.uk  Find out two facts about Brownies and email them to the tester.
* With the tester, visit two websites.  Explain which is your favourite one.  Save the site on your bookmark.
5) Use a search engine to find our about one of the following.
* Your favourite pop star
* A historical figure
* A sport you are interested in
* A country you would like to visit.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Computer Badge

Safety
Understand and discuss the importance of the Brownie web safe code and show you follow it when using the internet.

Skills
Show how to do all of the following:
* Turn on a computer
* Start a programme and create a docment of your choice
* Save your work
* Print your work
* Safely remove hardwarde
* Log off securely and shut down the computer.

Choose and do four of the following:
* Show that you can use at least five keyboard shortcuts
* Show the tester a game you enjoy playing and explain what you have to do.
* Discuss ways that people with disabilities can still have full access to a computer.
* Upload photos and video clips and create a presentation using sound.
* Explain and demonstrate how to send a message safely.
* Show the tester a blog that you have written or examples of blogs that you have looked at.
* Write something, for example a letter or story, using a range of fonts, font sizes and images, and check the spelling of your work.
* Create a piece of art using a computer design program.
* Use two different websites to research a topic and discuss the similarities and differences you find.
* Make stationery for an event, for example invitations, menus, posters or name labels.
* With the tester, use a search engine to find out about one of the following and discuss what you have found:
 - Brownies in another country
 - a famous person
 - a hobby or sport you are interested in
 - a country you would like to visit.
* Carry out a survey on a topic of your choice and present your results in a spread sheet or graph.

Uses
Do one of the following:
* Discuss and demonstrate your favourite apps and describe an app that you would like to be able to use.
* Be aware of the different social media sites and know the age restrictions.
* Explore teh history of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and present it using a method of your choice.
* List things that you use every day that use computers
* Write a set of instructions for a moveable deivce, for example a Beebot, and make it work.
* Explain how an ICT system is used in businesses or shops.
* List some jobs in ICT or find out about some jobs in ICT.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Computer Badge


Safety

Understand and discuss the importance of the Brownie web safe code and show you follow it when using the internet.

Skills

Show how to do all of the following.

  • Turn on the computer.
  • Start a program and create a document of your choice.
  • Save your work.
  • Print your work.
  • Safely remove hardware.
  • Log off securely and shut down the computer.

Choose and do four of the following.

  • Show that you can use at least five keyboard shortcuts.
  • Show the tester a game you enjoy playing and explain what you have to do.
  • Discuss ways that people with disabilities can still have full access to a computer.
  • Upload photos and video clips and create a presentation using sound.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to send a message safely.
  • Show the tester a blog that you have written or examples of blogs that you have looked at.
  • Write something, for example a letter or story, using a range of fonts, font sizes and images, and check the spelling of your work.
  • Create a piece of art using a computer design program.
  • Use two different websites to research a topic and discuss the similarities and differences you find.
  • Make stationery for an event, for example invitations, menus, posters or name labels.
  • Carry out a survey on a topic of your choice and present your results in a spread sheet or graph.
  • With the tester, use a search engine to find out about one of the following and discuss what you have found:
    • Brownies in another country
    • A famous person
    • A hobby or sport you are interested in
    • A country you would like to visit
Uses

Do one of the following.

  • Discuss and demonstrate your favourite apps and describe an app that you would like to be able to use.
  • Be aware of the different social media sites and know the age restrictions.
  • Explore the history of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and present it using a method of your choice.
  • List things that you use every day that use computers.
  • Write a set of instructions for a moveable device, for example a Beebot, and makeit work.
  • Explain how an ICT system is used in businesses or shops.
  • List some jobs in ICT or find out about some jobs in ICT.
Safety
  • Take a five-minute break from the computer every 45 minutes.
  • Make sure that you are aware of your surroundings when using a computer in a public place, and who can see what you are doing.

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