Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Cyclist Badge
"As for Boy Scouts".

1912 Handbook - Cyclist


A Guide must sign a certificate that she owns a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use in the King's service if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily and repair punctures, etc.

She must be able to read a map and repeat correctly a verbal message an hour after receiving it.

On ceasing to own a bicycle the Guide must hand back her badge.

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

Must sign a certificate that she owns a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use in the King's service if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily and repair punctures, etc.  She must be able to read a road map, and repeat correctly a verbal message.
On ceasing to own a bicycle she must hand back her badge.

1921 POR - Cyclist badge


Must sign a certificate that she owns a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use in the King's service if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.  She must be able to read a road map, and repeat correctly a verbal message.

On ceasing to own a bicycle she must hand back her badge.

1924 POR - Cyclist Badge


Must sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use in the King's service, if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.  She must be able to read a road map, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  Be able to mount and dismount on either side, or ride a bicycle and lead another.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she must hand back her badge.)

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

Must sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership with one other in the same house of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use in the King's service if called up on at any time in case of emergency.  She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily and do running repairs including the mending of punctures, etc.  She must be ab le to read a road map, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  Be able to mount and dismount on either side, or ride a bicycle and lead another. 
On ceasing to own a bicycle she must hand back her badge.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Cyclist Badge

Must sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other person in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use in the King's service, if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including the mending of punctures, etc.  She must be able to read a road map, know the road signals, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  Be able to mount and dismount on either side, or ride a bicycle and lead another.  
On ceasing to own a bicycle she must hand back her badge.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Cyclist Badge

Must sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other person in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including the mending of punctures, etc.  She must be able to read a road map, know the road signals, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  Be able to mount and dismount on either side, or ride a bicycle and lead another.  
On ceasing to own a bicycle she must hand back her badge.

1930 POR - Cyclist Badge


Must sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.  She must be able to read a road map, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  Be able to mount and dismount on either side, or ride a bicycle and lead another.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she must hand back her badge.)

1931 POR - Cyclist Badge


Must sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  She must be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.  She must be able to read a road map, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  Be able to mount and dismount on either side, or ride a bicycle and lead another.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she must hand back her badge.)

1932 POR - Cyclist Badge


Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  

Be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.  

Be able to read a road map, know the road signals, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  

Be able to mount and dismount on either side.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.)

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

Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at nay time in case of emergency.
Be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.
Be able to read a road map, know the road signals, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  Be able to mount and dismount on either side.
On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.

1935 POR - Cyclist Badge


Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  

Be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.  

Be able to read a road map, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  

Be able to mount and dismount on either side.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.)

1938 POR - Cyclist Badge


Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  

Be able to ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.  

Be able to read a road map, and have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  

Be able to mount and dismount on either side.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.)

1939 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.  

2) Ride her bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures, etc.  

3) Read a road map, have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code, and repeat correctly a verbal message.  

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.)

1943 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is wiling to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride a bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures.

3) Read a road map, have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code, and repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.)

1947 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is wiling to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride a bicycle satisfactorily, and do running repairs, including mending of punctures.

3) Read a road map, have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code, and repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.)

1950 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Show that she can ride and control her bicycle on the lines of the cycling proficiency test of the R.S.P.A.

3) Read a road map, have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code, and repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.)  

1953 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate that she owns or has part ownership (with one other in the same house) of a bicycle in good working order, which she is willing to use if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Show that she can ride and control her bicycle on the lines of the cycling proficiency test of the R.S.P.A.

3) Read a road map, have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code, and repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

5) Show that she can mend a puncture.

(On ceasing to own a bicycle she should hand back her badge.)  

1957 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that she owns a bicycle (or has part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that she is willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride and control her bicycle on the lines of the cycling proficiency test of the R.o.S.P.A.

3) Read a road map; have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code; repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

5) Mend a puncture.

Note: I) On ceasing to own a bicycle the holder must return the badge.

1960 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that she owns a bicycle (or has part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that she is willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride and control her bicycle on the lines of the cycling proficiency test of the R.o.S.P.A.

3) Read a road map; have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code; repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

5) Mend a puncture.

Note: i) On ceasing to own a bicycle the holder must return the badge.

1960 (December) POR Amendments - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that she owns a bicycle (or has part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that she is willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride and control her bicycle on the lines of the National Cycling Proficiency Test.

3) Read a road map; have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code; repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

5) Mend a puncture.

Note: i) On ceasing to own a bicycle the holder must return the badge.


1961 (July) POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that she owns a bicycle (or has part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that she is willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride and control her bicycle on the lines of the National Cycling Proficiency Test.

3) Read a road map; have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code; repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

5) Mend a puncture.

Note: i) On ceasing to own a bicycle the holder must return the badge.

1964 (March) POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that she owns a bicycle (or has part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that she is willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride and control her bicycle on the lines of the National Cycling Proficiency Test.

3) Read a road map; have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code; repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

5) Mend a puncture.

Note: i) On ceasing to own a bicycle the holder must return the badge.

1965 (July) POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that she owns a bicycle (or has part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that she is willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride and control her bicycle on the lines of the National Cycling Proficiency Test.

3) Read a road map; have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code; repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on either side.

5) Mend a puncture.

Note: i) On ceasing to own a bicycle the holder must return the badge.

1968 Guide Handbook - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that you own a bicycle (or have part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that you are willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride, control and maintain your bicycle on the lines of the National Cycling Proficiency Test.

3) Read a road map; have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code; repeat correctly a verbal message.

4) Mount and dismount on the kerb side.

5) Mend a puncture.

Note: i) On ceasing to own a bicycle you must return the badge.

1973 Guide Handbook - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that you own a bicycle (or have part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that you are willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Ride and control your bicycle correctly, and maintain it yourself in good working order, on the lines of the National Cycling Proficiency Test.

3) a) Read a road map.  At the test cycle for approximately a mile along a route indicated on the map by the tester.  At the end repeat correctly a verbal message you were given.

b) Bring to the test records of at least three cycle rides to places of interest, one of which has been of at least 6 miles.

4) Have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code.

5) Mount and dismount on the kerb side.

Note: i) On ceasing to own a bicycle you must return the badge.

1978 Guide Handbook - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that you own a bicycle (or have part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that you are willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency

2) Pass the National Cycling Proficiency Test if available in your area, or ride and control your bicycle correctly, and maintain it in good working order.

3) a) Read a road map.  At the test cycle for approximately a mile along a route indicated on the map by the tester.  At the end repeat correctly a verbal message you were given.

b) Bring to the test records of at least three cycle rides to places of interest, one of which has been of at least 6 miles.

4) Have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code as it relates to you as a cyclist.

5) Raise the saddle from its lowest position to the correct one for your height and tighten it.

Note: i) On ceasing to own a bicycle you must return the badge.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that you own a bicycle (or have part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that you are willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Pass a National Cycling Proficiency Refresher Test or, if not available, a National Cycling Proficiency Test on a road, or an equivalent test.

3) a) Read a road map.  At the test cycle for approximately a mile along a route indicated on the map by a tester.  At the end repeat correctly a verbal message you were given.

b) Bring to the test records of at least three cycle rides to places of interest, one of which has been of at least six miles.

4) Have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code as it relates to you as a cyclist.

5) Raise the saddle from its lowest position to the correct one for your height and tighten it.

On ceasing to own a bicycle you must return the badge.  You can obtain details of the National Cycling Proficiency Test from your local Road Safety Officer, Police Station or R.o.S.P.A.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Cyclist Badge


1) Sign a certificate stating: that you own a bicycle (or have part ownership with one other in the same house); that the bicycle is in good working order; and that you are willing to use it if called upon at any time in case of emergency.

2) Pass a National Cycling Proficiency Refresher Test or, if not available, a National Cycling Proficiency Test on a road, or an equivalent test.

3) a) Read a road map.  At the test cycle for approximately a mile along a route indicated on the map by a tester.  At the end repeat correctly a verbal message you were given.

b) Bring to the test records of at least three cycle rides to places of interest, one of which has been of at least six miles.

4) Have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code as it relates to you as a cyclist.

5) Raise the saddle from its lowest position to the correct one for your height and tighten it.

On ceasing to own a bicycle you must return the badge.  You can obtain details of the National Cycling Proficiency Test from your local Road Safety Officer, Police Station or R.o.S.P.A.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Cyclist Badge


1) a) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size and keep it clean and in good working order.  Understand the maintenance necessary for lights, chains, tyres, bell and brakes.

b) Raise the saddle from its lowest position to the correct one for your height and tighten it.

2) Pass  National Cycling Proficiency Refresher Test or, if not available, a National Cycling Proficiency Test on a road, or an equivalent test.

3) a) Read a road map.  At the test cycle and carry safely a parcel or equivalent for approximately a mile along a route indicated on the map by the tester.

b) Bring to the test records of at least three cycle rides to places of interest, one of which has been of at least six miles.

4) a) Have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code as it relates to you as a cyclist.

b) Tell the tester about the dangers of dark, loose clothing, personal stereos, badly arranged loads and inadequate lighting when cycling.

N.B. RoSPA recommend the wearing of safety helmets.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Cyclist Badge


1) a) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size.  Keep it clean and in good working order and know what maintenance is necessary for the lighs, chains, tyres, bell and brakes.

Raise the saddle from its lowest position to the correct one for your height and tighten it.

2) Pass a National Cycling Proficiency Refresher Test or, if not available, pass a National Cycling Proficiency Test on a road, or an equivalent test.

3) Read a road map.  At the test cycle and carry safely a parcel or equivalent for approximately a mile (1.6 km).  The tester will show you the route on a map.

4) Bring to the test records of at least three cycle rides to places of interest, one of which has been of at least six miles.

5) Have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code as it relates to you as a cyclist, and tell the tester about the dangers of dark, loose clothing, personal stereos, badly arranged loads and inadequate lighting when cycling.

N.B. RoSPA recommend wearing safety helmets.

1995 - Cyclist becomes a Staged Badge.

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