Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1921 POR - Dressmaker Badge


Must show knowledge of patching, in various materials, and darning stockings.

Must cut out and make entirely by herself, either:

a) A complete Girl Guide's uniform; or

b) A complete set of clothes for a child of six months.

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

Take a paper pattern from a made-up garment.

1924 POR - Dressmaker Badge


Must show knowledge of patching, in various materials, and darning stockings.

Must cut out and make entirely by herself, either:

a) A complete Girl Guide's uniform; or

b) A complete set of clothes for a child of six months.

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

Take a paper pattern from a made-up garment.

1930 POR - Dressmaker Badge


Must show knowledge of patching, in various materials, and darning stockings.

Must cut out and make entirely by herself, either:

a) A complete Girl Guide's uniform; or

b) A complete set of clothes for a child under a year, or

c) A dress and two undergarments for an older girl.

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

Take a paper pattern from a made-up garment.

1931 POR - Dressmaker Badge


Must show knowledge of patching, in various materials, and darning stockings.

Must cut out and make entirely by herself, either:

a) A complete Girl Guide's uniform; or

b) A complete set of clothes for a child under a year, or

c) A dress and two undergarments for an older girl.

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

Take a paper pattern from a made-up garment.

1932 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Show knowledge of patching, in various materials, and darning stockings.

Cut out and make entirely by herself, either:

a) A complete Girl Guide's uniform; or

b) A complete set of clothes for a child under a year (with inset sleeves), or

c) A dress and two undergarments for an older girl (with inset sleeves).

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

Take a paper pattern from a made-up garment.

1935 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Show knowledge of patching, in various materials, and darning stockings.

Cut out and make entirely by herself, either:

a) A complete Girl Guide's uniform; or

b) A complete set of clothes for a child under a year (with inset sleeves), or

c) A dress and two undergarments for an older girl (with inset sleeves).

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

Take a paper pattern from a made-up garment.

Cut from a magazine or catalogue a picture of a dress you would like to make for yourself, and choose patterns of material you would make it in; estimate the amount of chosen material you would require, with cost.

1938 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Show knowledge of patching, in various materials, and darning stockings.

Cut out and make entirely by herself, either:

a) A complete Girl Guide's uniform; or

b) A complete set of clothes for a child under a year (with inset sleeves), or

c) A dress and two undergarments for an older girl (with inset sleeves).

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

Take a paper pattern from a made-up garment.

Cut from a magazine or catalogue a picture of a dress you would like to make for yourself, and choose patterns of material you would make it in; estimate the amount of chosen material you would require, with cost.

1938 Edition - Sea Sense (Sea Ranger Handbook) - this badge is available embroidered in blue, for Sea Rangers.

1939 POR - Dressmaker Badge


1) Show knowledge of patching, in various materials, and darning stockings.

2) Cut out and make entirely by herself, either:

a) A complete Girl Guide uniform; or

b) A complete set of clothes for a child under a year (with inset sleeves), or

c) A dress and two undergarments for an older girl (with inset sleeves).

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

4) Take a paper pattern from a made-up garment.

5) Cut from a magazine or catalogue a picture of a dress you would like to make for yourself, and choose patterns of material you would make it in; estimate the amount of chosen material you would require, with cost.

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