Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1918 POR - Domestic Service Badge


A Guide must know the general rules for sweeping, dusting, and scrubbing; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows, and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; look out a train and connections in the railway time-table; lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner.

Show a knowledge of how to use, clean, and oil a sewing machine.

1919 POR - Domestic Service


A Guide must know the general rules for sweeping, dusting, and scrubbing; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows, and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; look out a train and connections in the railway time-table; lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner.

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

A Guide must know the general rules for sweeping, dusting and scrubbing, must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture; clean the boos and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; look out a train and connections in the railway timetable; lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner.

1921 POR - Domestic Service Badge


A Guide must know the general rules for sweeping, dusting and scrubbing; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from upholstery; arrange flowers; look out a train and connections in the railway time-table; lay a table correctly for a meal, and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner.

1924 POR - Domestic Service Badge


A Guide must know the general rules for sweeping, dusting and scrubbing; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows, and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; lay a table correctly for a meal, and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner; know how to call up, and answer a telephone correctly, or look out a train and connections in a railway timetable.

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

A Guide must demonstrate sweeping, dusting and scrubbing; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; look out a rain and connections in the railway timetable or know how to call up and answer a telephone; lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Domestic Service Badge

A Guide must demonstrate sweeping, dusting and scrubbing and washing up kitchen and table utensils; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture, clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; look out a train and connections in the railway timetable or now how to call up and answer a telephone; lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Domestic Service

A Guide must demonstrate sweeping, dusting and scrubbing and washing up kitchen and table utensils; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture, clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; look out a train and connections in the railway timetable or now how to call up and answer a telephone; lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner.

1930 POR - Domestic Service Badge


A Guide must demonstrate sweeping, dusting, scrubbing; and washing-up kitchen and table utensils; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives and silver, windows and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; lay a table correctly for a meal, and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner, know how to call up and answer a telephone correctly, or look out a train and connections in a railway time table.

1931 POR - Domestic Service Badge


A Guide must demonstrate sweeping, dusting, scrubbing; and washing-up kitchen and table utensils; must turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives and silver, windows and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; arrange flowers; lay a table correctly for a meal, and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner, know how to call up and answer a telephone correctly, or look out connections in a timetable for railway or bus.

1932 POR - Domestic Service Badge


Demonstrate sweeping, dusting, scrubbing; and washing-up kitchen and table utensils; turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives silver, windows and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the stove and lay the fire; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; lay a table correctly for a meal, and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner, know how to call up and answer a telephone correctly, or look out connections in a time table for railway or bus.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Domestic Service Badge

Demonstrate sweeping, dusting, scrubbing and washing up kitchen and table utensils; turn out a room properly, clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture; clean the boots and blacklead and clean the fireplace and lay the fire; remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from the upholstery; lay a table correctly for a meal, and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a (pretended) dinner; know how to call up and answer a telephone correctly, or look out connections in a time-table for railway and bus.

1935 POR - Domestic Service Badge


1) Demonstrate; Sweeping, dusting, scrubbing, washing-up kitchen and table utensils.

2) Clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture; clean boots; blacklead and clean the fireplace or clean a gas cooker; lay and light a fire.

3) Lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a pretended dinner.

4) Know how to use a telephone or look out connections in a timetable for railway or bus.

5) Have turned out a room properly.  Remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from upholstery.

1938 POR - Domestic Service Badge


1) Demonstrate; Sweeping, dusting, scrubbing, washing-up kitchen and table utensils.

2) Clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture; clean boots; blacklead and clean the fireplace or clean a gas or electric cooker; lay and light a fire.

3) Lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a pretended dinner.

4) Know how to use a telephone or look out connections in a timetable for railway or bus.

5) Have turned out a room properly.  Remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from upholstery.

1939 POR - Domestic Service Badge


1) Demonstrate; Sweeping, dusting, scrubbing, washing-up kitchen and table utensils.

2) Clean and polish the floor, brasses, copper, knives, silver, windows and furniture; clean boots; blacklead and clean the fireplace or clean a gas or electric cooker; lay and light a fire.

3) Lay a table correctly for a meal and wait on two persons, quietly and neatly, at a pretended dinner.

4) Use a telephone or look out connections in a timetable for railway or bus.

5) Have turned out a room properly.  Remove stains from a carpet and candle grease from upholstery.

1942 (November) POR - Domestic Service Badge

The Domestic Service Badge has been amalgamated with the Homemaker Badge.

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