Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1983 Brownie Handbook - Conservation Badge


1) Talk with the tester showing three examples of how you have been thrifty in your own home (e.g. make something useful out of second-hand or waste materials).

2) Tell the tester how you think you might help with conservation:

a) three ways inside your home.

b) three ways out-of-doors.

3) Do one of the following clauses for at least eight weeks:

a) Watch a small area of rough ground or a hedgerow keeping a diary (at least three entries per week) of the different birds and insects seen in the area.  try to discover their feeding habits.

b) Set up and maintain a bird table or feeding-place.  Keep a record of all visitors to this place.  This record could be in the form of a diary or chart.

c) Help to plan and carry out an anti-litter campaign.

d) Keep an illustrated record of visitors to a buddleia bush.

e) Collect seeds of native trees, successfully germinate two species and grow these until the first true leaves appear.  Show these to the tester and tell her what you hope to do with them.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Conservation Badge


1) Talk with the tester showing three examples of how you have been thrifty in your own home (e.g. make something useful out of second-hand or waste materials).

2) Tell the tester how you think you might help with conservation:

a) Three ways inside your home.

b) Three ways out-of-doors.

3) Do one of the following clauses for at least eight weeks:

a) Watch a small area of rough ground or a hedgerow keeping a diary (at least three entries per week) of the different birds and insects seen in the area.  Try to discover their feeding habits.

b) Set up and maintain a bird table or feeding-place.  Keep a record of all visitors to the s place.  this record could be in the form of a diary or chart.

c) Help to plan and carry out an anti-litter campaign.

d) Keep an illustrated record of visitors to a buddleia bush.

e) Collect seeds of native trees, successfully germinate two species and grow these until the first true leaves appear.  Show these to the tester and tell her what you hope to do with them.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Conservation Badge

1) Show the tester three examples of how you have practiced conservation in your own home (e.g. make something useful out of second-hand or waste materials).
2) Tell the tester how you think you might help with conservation:
a) Three ways inside your home.
b) Three ways out-of-doors.
3) Do one of the following clauses for at least eight weeks:
a) Watch a small area of rough ground or a hedgerow keeping a record (at least three times per week) of the different birds and insects seen in the area.  Try to discover their feeding habits.
b) Set up and maintain a bird table or feeding place.  Keep a record of all visitors to this place.  This need not be a written record.
c) Help to plan and carry out an anti-litter campaign.
d) Keep an illustrated record of visitors to a buddleia bush or other plant which attracts wildlife.
e) Collect seeds of native trees, successfully germinate two species and grow these until the first true leaves appear.  Show these to the tester and tell her what you hope to do with them.
f) Find out about a world conservation project and produce a poster.

1991 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Conservation Badge


1) Show the tester three examples of how you have practiced conservation in your own home, for example you may have made something useful out of second-hand or waste materials.

2) Tell the tester of three ways in which you might help with conservation inside your home and of three ways out of doors.

3) Do one of the following clauses for eight weeks or more:

a) watch a small area of rough ground or a hedgerow.  Keep a record (which you should update at least three times a week) of the different birds and insects you see in the area. Try to discover their feeding habits.

b) set up and maintain a bird table or feeding-place.  Keep a record, not necessarily a written one, of all the visitors to this place.

c) help to plan and carry out an anti-litter campaign.

d) keep an illustrated record of visitors to a buddleia bush or other plant which attracts wildlife.

e) collect seeds of native trees.  Successfully germinate two species and grow these until the first true leaves appear.  Show these to the tester and tell her what you hope to do with them.

f) find out about a world conservation project and make a poster to help promote it.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Conservation Badge


1) Show the tester three examples of how you have practiced conservation in your own home, for example you may have made something useful out of second-hand or waste materials.

2) Tell the tester of three ways in which you might help with conservation inside your home and of three ways out of doors.

3) Do one of the following clauses for eight weeks or more:

a) watch a small area of rough ground or hedgerow.  Keep a record (which you should update at least three times a week) of the different birds and insects yo use in the area.  Try to discover their feeding habits.

b) Set up and maintain a bird table or feeding-place.  Keep a record, not necessarily a written one, of all the visitors to this place.

c) help to plan and carry out an anti-litter campaign.

d) keep an illustrated record of visitors to a buddleia bush or other plant which attracts wildlife

e) collect seeds of native trees.  Successfully germinate two species and grow these until the first true leaves appear.  Show these to the tester and tell her what you hope to do with them.

f) find out about a world conservation project and make a poster to help promote it.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Conservation Badge


1) Show the tester three examples of how you have practiced conservation in your own home, for example, you may have made something useful out of second-hand or waste materials.

2) Tell the tester of three ways in which you might help with conservation inside your home and three ways out-of-doors.

3) Do one of the following clauses for eight weeks or more:

* watch a small area of rough ground or a hedgerow.  Keep a record (which you should update at least three times a week) of the different birds and insects you see in the area.  Try to discover their feeding habits.

* Set up and maintain a bird table or feeding place.  Keep a record, not necessarily a written one, of all the visitors to this place.

* Help to plan and carry out an anti-litter campaign.

* Keep an illustrated record of visitors to a buddleia bush or other plant which attracts wildlife.

* Collect seeds of native trees.  Successfully germinate two species and grow these until the first true leaves appear.  Show these saplings to the tester and tell him/her what can be done with them.

* Find out about a world conservation project and make a poster to help promote it.

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