Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1943 POR - Empire Knowledge Badge


1) Differentiate between the government of a Dominion, the Empire of India and a Colony.

2) Choose one Dominion, or India, or a Colony (including Island Colonies) and keep a scrap-book about it, to include pictures and notes on such subjects as races and religions, natural features, characteristic customs and ways of travelling.

3) Read a book or see a film about a pioneer of Empire (explorer, missionary, merchant, etc.).

4) Point out on a map all parts of the British Empire where there are Guides and Brownies, and know where they are called Wayfarer Guides, Sunbeams and Blue Birds.

5) Have corresponded for at least a year with a pen friend in her chosen country.  Submit a copy of a letter she has written, describing Guide activities in her own country.

6) Know how Guides hike and camp in a climate other than her own; what food they eat, what fuel they use, what emergencies they might meet and how they would deal with them.

7) Have taught a song or told a legend from any part of the Empire to her patrol.

1947 POR - Empire Knowledge Badge


1) Differentiate between the government of a Dominion, the Empire of India and a Colony.

2) Choose one Dominion, or India, or a Colony (including Island Colonies) and keep a scrap-book about it, to include pictures and notes on such subjects as races and religions, natural features, characteristic customs and ways of travelling.

3) Read a book or see a film about a pioneer of Empire (explorer, missionary, merchant, etc.).

4) Point out on a map all parts of the British Empire where there are Guides and Brownies, and know where they are called Wayfarer Guides, Sunbeams and Blue Birds.

5) Have corresponded for at least a year with a pen friend in her chosen country.  Submit a copy of a letter she has written, describing Guide activities in her own country.

6) Know how Guides hike and camp in a climate other than her own; what food they eat, what fuel they use, what emergencies they might meet and how they would deal with them.

7) Have taught a song or told a legend from any part of the Empire to her patrol.

1950 POR - British Commonwealth and Empire Knowledge


1) Differentiate between the government of a Dominion and a Colony.

2) Choose a Dominion or a Colony (including (Island Colonies) and keep a scrap-book about it, to include pictures and notes on such subjects as races and religions, natural features, characteristic customs and ways of travelling.

3) Read a book or see a film about a pioneer of Empire (explorer, missionary, merchant, etc.).

4) Point out on a map all parts of the British Commonwealth and Empire where there are Guides and Brownies and know where they are called by different names.

5) Have corresponded for at least a year with a pen friend in her chosen country.  Submit a copy of a letter she has written, describing Guide activities in her own country.

6) Know how Guides hike and camp in a climate other than her own; what food they eat, what fuel they use, what emergencies they might meet and how they would deal with them.

7) Have taught a song or told a legend from any part of the British Commonwealth and Empire to her patrol.

1953 POR - British Commonwealth and Empire Knowledge Badge


1) Differentiate between the government of a Dominion and a Colony.

2) Choose a Dominion or a Colony (including (Island Colonies) and keep a scrap-book about it, to include pictures and notes on such subjects as races and religions, natural features, characteristic customs and ways of travelling.

3) Read a book or see a film about a pioneer of Empire (explorer, missionary, merchant, etc.).

4) Point out on a map all parts of the British Commonwealth and Empire where there are Guides and Brownies and know where they are called by different names.

5) Have corresponded for at least a year with a pen friend in her chosen country.  Submit a copy of a letter she has written, describing Guide activities in her own country.

6) Know how Guides hike and camp in a climate other than her own; what food they eat, what fuel they use, what emergencies they might meet and how they would deal with them.

7) Have taught a song or told a legend from any part of the British Commonwealth and Empire to her patrol.

1957 POR - British Commonwealth and Empire Knowledge Badge


1) Differentiate between the government of a Dominion and a Colony.

2) Choose a Dominion or a Colony and make a scrap-book about it, to include pictures and notes on such subjects as races and religions, natural features, characteristic customs and ways of travelling.

3) Read a book or see a film about a pioneer of Empire (e.g. explorer, missionary, merchant).

4) Point out on a map all parts of the British Commonwealth and Empire where there are Guides and Brownies and know where they are called by different names.

5) Have corresponded for at least a year with a pen friend in her chosen country.  Submit a copy of a letter she has written, describing Guide activities in her own country.

6) Know how Guides hike and camp in a climate other than her own; what food they eat, what fuel they use, what emergencies they might meet and how they would deal with them.

7) Have taught a song or told a legend from any part of the British Commonwealth to her patrol.

1960 POR - Commonwealth Knowledge


1) Choose a country within the Commonwealth and make a scrapbook to include pictures and notes on such subjects as history, races and religions, natural features, characteristic customs, ways of travelling.

2) Choose: 

a) Two Commonwealth countries which are Full Members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

b) Six countries which are represented by Great Britain on the World Association.

Collect something form each country and show the position of each country on a map.

Choose one country from each of the above groups a) and b), say whether it is an Independent Country, a Colony, a Protectorate, a Protected State or a Trust Territory, and explain the meaning of the term.

3) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Discover at least five things in her own home which come from Commonwealth countries and make a map to illustrate her discoveries.

b) Collect, and arrange in an interesting way, at least five packets or wrappings that come from Commonwealth countries, and point out these countries on a map.

4) Read a book or see a film about some prominent Commonwealth figure, (e.g. an explorer, missionary, or merchant) and discuss it with the tester.

Note: The tester must be notified of the choice beforehand.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Exchange at least two letters with a pen friend from a chosen country within the Commonwealth and submit: 

i) A letter describing Guide activities in her own country.

ii) A story, game or song learnt from the pen friend's country.

b) Choose a country, within the Commonwealth, where the climate is different from that of her own.  Find out how Guides hike and camp, what food they eat, what fuel they use, what emergencies they might meet and how they would deal with them.

Note: The tester for this badge should be appointed in consultation with the County Commonwealth Representative or County Commissioner.

1961 July) POR - Commonwealth Knowledge


1) Choose a country within the Commonwealth and make a scrapbook to include pictures and notes on such subjects as history, races and religions, natural features, characteristic customs, ways of travelling.

2) Choose: 

a) Two Commonwealth countries which are Full Members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

b) Six countries which are represented by Great Britain on the World Association.

Collect something form each country and show the position of each country on a map.

Choose one country from each of the above groups a) and b), say whether it is an Independent Country, a Colony, a Protectorate, a Protected State or a Trust Territory, and explain the meaning of the term.

3) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Discover at least five things in her own home which come from Commonwealth countries and make a map to illustrate her discoveries.

b) Collect, and arrange in an interesting way, at least five packets or wrappings that come from Commonwealth countries, and point out these countries on a map.

4) Read a book or see a film about some prominent Commonwealth figure, (e.g. an explorer, missionary, or merchant) and discuss it with the tester.

Note: The tester must be notified of the choice beforehand.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Exchange at least two letters with a pen friend from a chosen country within the Commonwealth and submit: 

i) A letter describing Guide activities in her own country.

ii) A story, game or song learnt from the pen friend's country.

b) Choose a country, within the Commonwealth, where the climate is different from that of her own.  Find out how Guides hike and camp, what food they eat, what fuel they use, what emergencies they might meet and how they would deal with them.

Note: The tester for this badge should be appointed in consultation with the County Commonwealth Representative or County Commissioner.

1963 (July) POR Amendments - Commonwealth Knowledge Badge


1) Discuss with the tester the meaning of the term British Commonwealth.  Point out on a map an example of each of the following Commonwealth countries and explain the meaning of the terms used: 

An independent country; a colony; a protectorate; a protected state; a trust territory.

Know how the national Association in each of these countries is represented on the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

2) Keep a record for three weeks of any happenings she finds specially interesting in Commonwealth countries overseas.  (This record can be in the form of an illustrated diary, press cuttings, pictorial map, etc.)

3) Make an interesting collection of at least five things, each form a different Commonwealth country, and point out these countries on a map.

4) Choose a Commonwealth country other than her own and compile a book or make an exhibition to include pictures and notes, etc., on such subjects as races, religions, history, natural features, climate, products, ways of travelling, characteristic customs, songs, dances, etc.

5) Choose a Commonwealth country where conditions are different form her own.  Find out and tell the tester how the everyday life of a girl in that country contrasts with her own, and suggest possible reasons for the differences.

Note: i) The country for clauses 4 and 5 may be the same.

ii) The tester for this badge must be appointed in consultation with the county Commonwealth Representative.

1964 (March) POR - Commonwealth Knowledge Badge


1) Discuss with the tester the meaning of the term British Commonwealth.  Point out on a map an example of each of the following Commonwealth countries and explain the meaning of the terms used: 

An independent country; a colony; a protectorate; a protected state; a trust territory.

Know how the national Association in each of these countries is represented on the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

2) Keep a record for three weeks of any happenings she finds specially interesting in Commonwealth countries overseas.  (This record can be in the form of an illustrated diary, press cuttings, pictorial map, etc.)

3) Make an interesting collection of at least five things, each form a different Commonwealth country, and point out these countries on a map.

4) Choose a Commonwealth country other than her own and compile a book or make an exhibition to include pictures and notes, etc., on such subjects as races, religions, history, natural features, climate, products, ways of travelling, characteristic customs, songs, dances, etc.

5) Choose a Commonwealth country where conditions are different form her own.  Find out and tell the tester how the everyday life of a girl in that country contrasts with her own, and suggest possible reasons for the differences.

Note: i) The country for clauses 4 and 5 may be the same.

ii) The tester for this badge must be appointed in consultation with the county Commonwealth Representative.

1965 (July) POR - Commonwealth Knowledge Badge


1) Discuss with the tester the meaning of the term 'The Commonwealth'.  Using a non-Commonwealth bloc map, point out ten different Commonwealth countries, at least one from each of the following regions: 

a) The New World.

b) Europe and Asia.

c) Africa.

d) Australasia and Pacific.

Explain how each country is represented in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Choose one country from each region, state when it became independent and what form of independence it has.  If it is not independent indicate briefly how much self-government it has today and how it became part of the Commonwealth.

2) Keep a record for three weeks of any happenings she finds specially interesting in Commonwealth countries overseas.  (This record can be in the form of an illustrated diary, press cuttings, pictorial map, etc.)

3) Make an interesting collection of at least five things, each form a different Commonwealth country, and point out these countries on a map.

4) Choose a Commonwealth country other than her own and compile a book or make an exhibition to include pictures and notes, etc., on such subjects as races, religions, history, natural features, climate, products, ways of travelling, characteristic customs, songs, dances, etc.

5) Choose a Commonwealth country where conditions are different form her own.  Find out and tell the tester how the everyday life of a girl in that country contrasts with her own, and suggest possible reasons for the differences.

Note: i) The country for clauses 4 and 5 may be the same.

ii) The tester for this badge must be appointed in consultation with the county Commonwealth Representative.

1968 Guide Handbook - Commonwealth Knowledge Badge


1) Discuss with the tester the meaning of the term "The Commonwealth".  Using a non-Commonwealth bloc map, point out ten different Commonwealth countries, at least one from each of the following regions: 

a) The New World.

b) Europe and Asia.

c) Africa.

d) Australasia and Pacific.

Explain how each country is represented in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Choose one country from each region, state when it became independent and what form of independence it has.

2) Keep a record for three weeks of any happenings that you find specially interesting in Commonwealth countries overseas.  (This record can be in the form of an illustrated diary, press cuttings, pictorial map, etc.)

3) Make an interesting collection of at least five things, other than postage stamps, each from a different Commonwealth country, and point out these countries on a map.

4) Show by means of a scrapbook or similar exhibit that you have a factual knowledgo of one Commonwealth country other than your own and be prepared to answer simple questions on such subjects as history, natural features, climate, products, races, religions, ways of travelling, characteristic customs, songs, dances, etc., of that country.

5) Choose a Commonwealth country where conditions are different from your own.  Find out and tell the tester how the everyday life of a girl in that country contrasts with your own, and suggest possible reasons for the differences.

Note: The country for clauses 4 and 5 may be the same.

1973 Guide Handbook - Commonwealth Badge


1) Explain in your own words the meaning of 'The Commonwealth' and know a little fo how it developed.

Explain how the position of the Queen is not the same in all countries of the Commonwealth.

2) On a world map point out:

a) Five Commonwealth Countries which are members of the World Association.

b) Five Commonwealth Countries which are represented by the United Kingdom on the World Association.

3) a) Choose one of the following countries:

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, find out some historical facts about it and present these in the way that appeals to you most.

b) From the remaining countries of the Commonwealth choose one in a different part of the world from a) and compile a book of pictures and information or give an illustrated talk about it.

This may include reference to family life, language, religion, and famous people, natural features, method of government, industry, local currency and rates of exchange, and current news items.

Be able to recognize the flags of the countries you have chosen in a) and b).

4) Do two of the following clauses:

a) See a film or television documentary on a Commonwealth country and make brief notes to enable you to describe it later to the tester.

b) Choose any Commonwealth country and do one of the following:

I) Dress a doll in traditional dress of the country.

ii) Learn and teach a song or dance of the country.

iii) Make a model of a dwelling typical of the country.

iv) Cook either something typical of that country or using an ingredient produced in that country.

Note: The country chosen for clause 4 b) may be the same as for clause 3.

c) In your Patrol or Company entertain someone from a Commonwealth country.

b) Discover in your home five edible and five non-edible things produced in the Commonwealth and be able to say something about each it.

1978 Guide Handbook - Commonwealth Badge


1) Explain in your own words the meaning of 'The Commonwealth' and know a little of how it developed.

Explain how the position of the Queen is not the same in all countries of the Commonwealth.

2) On a world map point out:

a) Five Commonwealth Countries which are members of the World Association.

b) Five Commonwealth Countries which are represented by the United Kingdom on the World Association.

3) a) Find out some historical facts about Australia or Canada or New Zealand and present these in a way that appeals to you.

b) Choose a Commonwealth country not listed in 3 a) and in a different part of the world from the one you chose for that clause.  Compile a book of pictures and information or give an illustrated talk about it.  This may include reference to family life, language, religion, and famous people, natural features, method of government, industry, local currency and rates of exchange, and current news items.

Be able to recognize the flags of the countries you have chosen in a) and b).

4) Do two of the following clauses:

a) See a film or television documentary on a Commonwealth country and make brief notes to enable you to describe it later to the tester.

b) Choose any Commonwealth country and do one of the following:

i) Dress a doll in traditional dress of the country.

ii) Learn and teach a song or dance of the country.

iii) Make a model of a dwelling typical of the country.

iv) Cook either something typical of that country or using an ingredient produced in that country.

Note: The country chosen for clause 4 b) may be the same as for clause 3.

c) In your Patrol or Company entertain someone from a Commonwealth country.

b) Discover in your home five edible and five non-edible things produced in the Commonwealth and be able to say something about each item

Note: The country chosen for clause 4 b) may be the same as for clause 3 a) or 3 b).

1983 Guide Badge Book - Commonwealth Badge


1) Explain in your own words the meaning of 'The Commonwealth' and know a little of how it developed.  Explain how the position of the Queen is not the same in all countries of the Commonwealth.

2) a) Know something about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and explain simply what membership of this association means.

b) Explain what is meant by the Branch Associations.

c) On a map point out:

I) Five Commonwealth countries which are members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

ii) Five Commonwealth countries which are Branch Associations and represented by the United Kingdom in the World Association.

3) a) Find out some historical facts about Australia or Canada or New Zealand, or India, and present these in a way that appeals to you.

b) Choose a Commonwealth country not listed in 3 a) and in a different part of the world from the one you chose for that clause.  Compile a book of pictures and information or give an illustrated talk about it.  This may include reference to family life, language, religion, and famous people, natural features, method of government, industry, local currency and rates of exchange, and current news items.

Be able to recognize the flags of the countries you have chosen in a) and b).

4) Do four of the following clauses:

a) See a film or television documentary on a Commonwealth country and discuss it with the tester.

b) Dress a doll or a member of your Patrol in the traditional dress of a Commonwealth country.

c) Learn and teach a song or dance from a Commonwealth country.

d) Make a model of a dwelling typical of a Commonwealth country.

e) Cook a dish typical of a Commonwealth country.

f) With your Patrol entertain a visitor from a Commonwealth country.

g) Discover in your home five edible and five non-edible things produced in the Commonwealth and be able to say something interesting about each item

h) Plan an imaginary Commonwealth tour visiting at least four countries.  Give details of your means of transport and the clothing you would require, places of interest you would like to visit, the changes of climate and different currencies etc., you would encounter.

i) Find out about the Girl Guide Friendship Fund and know something of recent projects.

The countries chosen for the Commonwealth badge are to be other than the United Kingdom and those studied for the World Association badge.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Commonwealth Badge


1) Explain in your own words the meaning of 'The Commonwealth' and know a little of how it developed.  Explain how the position of the Queen is not the same in all countries of the Commonwealth.

2) a) Know something about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and explain simply what membership of this association means.

b) Explain what is meant by the Branch Associations.

c) On a map point out:

I) Five Commonwealth countries which are members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

ii) Five Commonwealth countries which are Branch Associations and represented by the United Kingdom in the World Association.

3) a) Find out some historical facts about Australia or Canada or New Zealand, or India, and present these in a way that appeals to you.

b) Choose a Commonwealth country not listed in 3 a) and in a different part of the world from the one you chose for that clause.  Compile a book of pictures and information or give an illustrated talk about it.  This may include reference to family life, language, religion, and famous people, natural features, method of government, industry, local currency and rates of exchange, and current news items.

Be able to recognize the flags of the countries you have chosen in a) and b).

4) Do four of the following clauses:

a) See a film or television documentary on a Commonwealth country and discuss it with the tester.

b) Dress a doll or a member of your Patrol in the traditional dress of a Commonwealth country.

c) Learn and teach a song or dance from a Commonwealth country.

d) Make a model of a typical house, famous building, or landmark from a Commonwealth country.

e) Cook a dish typical of a Commonwealth country.

f) With your Patrol entertain a visitor from a Commonwealth country.

g) Discover in your home five edible and five non-edible things produced in the Commonwealth and be able to say something interesting about each item

h) Plan an imaginary Commonwealth tour visiting at least four countries.  Give details of your means of transport and the clothing you would require, places of interest you would like to visit, the changes of climate and different currencies etc., you would encounter.

i) Find out about the Girl Guide Friendship Fund and know something of recent projects.

The countries chosen for the Commonwealth badge are to be other than the United Kingdom and those studied for the World Association badge.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Commonwealth Badge


1) Show the tester that you understand the meaning of 'The Commonwealth'.  Include the following information:

a) The aims of the modern Commonwealth and the ideals which unite Commonwealth countries, and what all Commonwealth countries have in common.

b) Which countries belong to the Commonwealth.

c) Who is head of the Commonwealth.

You may do this in any way you like, e.g. talk, display, discussion, tape, slides, video etc.

2) Make a chart to illustrate the history of the development of the Commonwealth in the twentieth century.

3) Choose a Commonwealth country; compile a book of pictures and information or give an illustrated talk about it.  This should include reference to Guiding and may include reference to family life, language, religion, famous people, natural features, method of government, flag, industry, sports and games, local currency and rates of exchange, and current news items.

4) a) Discover which Commonwealth countries belong to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and point out five of them on a map.

b) Understand what the 'Branch Associations' are and their link with the United Kingdom and point out five of them on a map.

5) Do five of the following:

a) See a film or television documentary on a Commonwealth country and discuss with the tester.

b) Dress a doll or a member of your Patrol in the traditional dress of a Commonwealth Country.

c) Learn and teach a song or dance form a Commonwealth country.

d) Make a model of a typical house, famous building or landmark from a Commonwealth country.

e) Cook a dish typical of a Commonwealth country.

f) With your Patrol, entertain a visitor from a Commonwealth Country.

g) Discover in your home five edible and five non-edible things produced in the Commonwealth and be able to say something interesting about each item.

h) Plan an imaginary Commonwealth tour visiting at least four countries.  Give details of your means of transport and the clothing you would require, places of interest you would like to visit, the changes of climate and different currencies, etc., you would encounter.

The countries chosen for the Commonwealth badge are to be other than the United Kingdom (or your country of residence) and those studied for the World Association badge.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Commonwealth Badge


1) Produce a display, tape, slides, video, give a talk or lead a discussion, or do something similar, to show the tester that you understand the meaning of the Commonwealth.  You should include information on:

a) the aims of the modern Commonwealth

b) the ideals which unite Commonwealth countries.

c) common ties that exist between Commonwealth countries.

d) the head of the Commonwealth

e) countries belonging to the Commonwealth

2) Either Make a chart illustrating the development of the Commonwealth in the twentieth century.

or Choose three major events in the development of the Commonwealth in the twentieth century, and dramatize them.

3) Choose a Commonwealth country.  Compile a book of pictures and information or give an illustrated talk about the country.  You should refer to Guiding in that country.  You may also include information about the family life there, religions that are practised, famous people who have come from there, sports and games that are played there, the country's physical geography, method of government, flag, main industries, local currency and rates of exchange.  If there are any current news items that relate to the country, include these too.

4) Discover which Commonwealth countries belong to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and point out five of them on a map.  Understand what the 'Branch Associations' are and their link with the United Kingdom, and point out five of them on a map.

5) Do five of the following:

a) see a film or television documentary on a Commonwealth country and discuss it with the tester.

b) dress a doll or member of your Patrol in the traditional dress of a Commonwealth country.

c) learn and then teach a song or dance from a Commonwealth country.

d) make a model of a typical house, famous building or landmark from a Commonwealth country.

e) cook a dish typical of a Commonwealth country.

f) with your Patrol, entertain a visitor from a Commonwealth country.

g) discover five edible and five non-edible things in your home that are produced in the Commonwealth.  Say something interesting about each item.

h) plan an imaginary Commonwealth tour visiting at least four countries.  Give details of your means of transport, the clothes you would require, the changes of climate and different currencies you would encounter and the places of interest you would like to visit.

The countries you choose for your Commonwealth Badge must not include United Kingdom (or your country of residence) and should be different from the ones you have studied for the World Association Badge.

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