Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1981 Guide Handbook - Conservation pennant


1) Understand the meaning of the words conservation, pollution, and ecology, and the effect these may have on each other.

2) Recognise four edible wild fruits, and produce practical evidence (e.g. jam, fruit pie) to show that you can put one example to good use.

3) Find out which societies and groups in your town or county work together to carry out improvements, inaugurate new conservation projects, or increase public knowledge on such subjects as ecology and pollution, making a record of these groups' findings on the work they are at present undertaking.

4) Plan and carry out a good turn that will improve a given area (e.g. part of a church yard, children's play area, recreation ground, a ditch , a pond or roadside verge) or help with a survey being undertaken by a society you have found out about in clause 3.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Conservation pennant


1) Make a poster, or set of posters, to show the meaning of the words conservation, pollution and ecology, and the effect these may have on each other.  Know of several different ways in which the environment can be polluted and the precautions that can be taken against this.

2) Find out:

a) Which societies and groups in your area work for conservation of the countryside.  Make contact with one - either join in a meeting or project, or invite a member to talk to the Patrol.

b) Which societies aim to increase the public's knowledge of conservation, pollution and ecology.  Make a list of these groups and the type of work that they do.

3) Undertake one of the following:

a) Plan and carry out a good turn that will improve a given area, e.g. part of a church yard, children's play area, pond, ditch, or roadside verge.

b) Plan and carry out a project that will conserve a natural resource, e.g. save trees by saving paper.

c) Help with a survey or project that is being undertaken by a society that you have found out about in clause 2.

Discuss your plans with the tester before you start, and report back after you have completed the project.

4) Show a knowledge of various sources of energy.  Study one that is in short supply and suggest possible alternatives.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Conservation pennant


1) Make a poster, or set of posters, to show the meaning of the words conservation, pollution and ecology, and the effect these may have on each other.  Know of several different ways in which the environment can be polluted and the precautions that can be taken against this.

2) Find out:

a) Which societies and groups in your area work for conservation of the countryside.  Make contact with one - either join in a meeting or project, or invite a member to talk to the Patrol.

b) Which societies aim to increase the public's knowledge of conservation, pollution and ecology.  Make a list of these groups and the type of work that they do.

3) Undertake one of the following:

a) Plan and carry out a good turn that will improve a given area, e.g. part of a church yard, children's play area, pond, ditch, or roadside verge.

b) Plan and carry out a project that will conserve a natural resource, e.g. save trees by saving paper.

c) Help with a survey or project that is being undertaken by a society that you have found out about in clause 2.

Discuss your plans with the tester before you start, and report back after you have completed the project.

4) Show a knowledge of various sources of energy.  Study one that is in short supply and suggest possible alternatives.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Conservation pennant


The whole Patrol must be present for the test.

Train to be a conservation team and carry out a piece of conservation work at a Guide Centre or other suitable venue.  The task is to be selected by the Commissioner/Guider in charge, or her delegate, and based on the following:

1) Be able to use an axe, saw and other suitable tools such as a billhook and crome.

2) Know why certain plants and animals have to be removed in order to conserve a habitat.

3) Clean an area of scrub, or

Dredge any area of aquatic habitat, or

Lay a length of hedge, or

Repair a dry stone wall/Cornish hedge/Irish bank, or

Make some steps in a slope.

4) Demonstrate how to plant trees using either the pit or T-notch method.

5) Show, while taking part in a conservation task, that you are aware of all the hazards involved in this type of task and that you have taken all necessary safety precautions to ensure your conservation team is a safe one.

6) Make a Patrol presentation to show the meaning of conservation to your Company, the general public, or other interested groups.

1992 Guide Badge Book - Conservation Pennant


The whole of the Patrol must be present for the test.

Train to be a conservation team and carry out a piece of conservation work at a Guide Centre or other suitable venue.  The task is to be selected by the Commissioner/Guider in charge, or her delegate, and based on the following:

1) Be able to use an axe, saw and other suitable tools such as a billhook and crome.

2) Know why certain plants and animals have to be removed in order to conserve a habitat.

3) Choose one of the following:

a) clear an area of scrub

b) dredge any area of aquatic habitat

c) lay a length of hedge

d) repair a dry stone wall, Cornish hedge or Irish bank

e) make some steps in a slope.

4) Demonstrate how to plant trees using either the pit or T-notch method.

5) Show, while taking part in a conservation task, that you are aware of all the hazards involved in this type of task and that you have taken all necessary safety precautions to ensure your conservation team is a safe one.

6) Make a Patrol presentation to show the meaning of conservation to your Company, the general public, or other interested groups.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Conservation Pennant


Train to be a conservation team and carry out a piece of conservation work at a Guide Centre or other suitable venue.  The task is to be selected by the Commissioner/Guider in charge, or her delegate, and based on the following:

1) Be able to use an axe, saw and other suitable tools such as a billhook and crome.

2) Know why certain plants and animals have to be removed in order to conserve a habitat.

3) Choose one of the following:

a) clear an area of scrub

b) dredge any area of aquatic habitat

c) lay a length of hedge

d) repair a dry stone wall, Cornish hedge or Irish bank

e) make some steps in a slope.

4) Demonstrate how to plant trees using either the pit or T-notch method.

5) Show, while taking part in a conservation task, that you are aware of all the hazards involved in this type of task and that you have taken all necessary safety precautions to ensure your conservation team is a safe one.

6) Make a Patrol presentation to show the meaning of conservation to your Company, the general public, or other interested groups.

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