Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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

A Guide must be able to entertain an audience for at least 15 minutes with a varied programme from the following: recitations, songs, playing piano, banjo, penny-whistle or mouth-organ, conjuring tricks, character sketches, stories, skirt dancing, Scotch reels, etc.

1921 POR - Entertainer Badge


Must be able to entertain an audience for at least 15 minutes with a varied programme from the following: Recitations, songs, playing piano, banjo, penny-whistle or mouth organ, conjuring tricks, character sketches, skirt dancing, scotch reels, etc.

(The programme should include at least three of the above subjects, two of which the Guide must perform quite alone, the third may be done with other performers.)

1924 POR - Entertainer Badge


Must be able to entertain an audience for at least 15 minutes with a varied programme from the following: recitations, songs, playing piano, banjo, penny-whistle, or mouth-organ, conjuring tricks, character sketches, stories, skirt dancing, Scotch reels, etc.

(The programme should include at least three of the above subjects, two of which the Guide must perform quite alone, the third may be done with other performers.)

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

A Guide must be able to entertain an audience for at least 15 minutes with a varied programme from the following: Recitations, songs, paying piano, banjo, penny-whistle or mouth-organ, conjuring tricks, character sketches, stories, skirt dancing, Scotch reels, etc.
(N.B. The programme should include at least three of the above subjects, two of which the Guide must perform quite alone; the third may be done with other performers.)
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Entertainer's Badge

A Guide must be able to entertain an audience for at least 15 minutes with a varied programme from the following: Recitations, songs, paying piano, banjo, penny-whistle or mouth-organ, conjuring tricks, character sketches, stories, skirt dancing, Scotch reels, etc.
(N.B. The programme should include at least three of the above subjects, two of which the Guide must perform quite alone; the third may be done with other performers.)
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Entertainer

1) Must produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.
2) Must be able to entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least three of the following subjects: 
Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus.
(Items in part I not to be included.)

1930 POR - Guide Entertainer Badge


1) Must produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Must be able to entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least three of the following subjects: 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus.  (Items in part I not to be included).

Note: A high standard should be maintained in Part I, which it should be emphasised, is for public entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.

Part II is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1931 POR - Guide Entertainer Badge


1) Must produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Must be able to entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least three of the following subjects: 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus.  (Items in part I not to be included).

Note: A high standard should be maintained in Part I, which it should be emphasised, is for public entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.

Part II is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1932 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Be able to entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus. 

(Items in part I not to be included).

Note - A high standard should be maintained in Part I, which, it should be emphasized, is for public entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.  Part II is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

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

1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.
2) Be able to entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus.  
(Items in Part 1 not to be included.)

1935 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Be able to entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus. 

(Items in part I not to be included).

Note - A high standard should be maintained in Part I, which, it should be emphasized, is for public entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.  Part II is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1938 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Be able to entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime. 

(Items in part I not to be included).

Note - A high standard should be maintained in Part I, which, it should be emphasized, is for public entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.  Part II is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1939 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Be able to entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime. 

(Items in part I not to be included).

Note - A high standard should be maintained in Part I, which, it should be emphasized, is for public entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.  Part II is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1943 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime. (Items in Part I not to be included).

Note - A high standard should be maintained in Part 1, which, it should be emphasized, is for pubic entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.

Part 2 is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1947 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime. (Items in Part I not to be included).

Note - A high standard should be maintained in Part 1, which, it should be emphasized, is for pubic entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.

Part 2 is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1950 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime. (Items in Part I not to be included).

Note - A high standard should be maintained in Part 1, which, it should be emphasized, is for pubic entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.

Part 2 is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1953 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Produce two items up to the standard of a public entertainment, either dancing, singing, playing an instrument or reciting, each to last not less than two minutes.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following subjects: Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime. (Items in Part I not to be included).

Note - A high standard should be maintained in Part 1, which, it should be emphasized, is for pubic entertainment.  The "two items" may be of the same nature, i.e. two contrasted songs or dances.

Part 2 is designed for a general camp fire or company entertainment, and therefore need not be of such a high standard.

1957 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Perform two items, each to last at least two minutes, from the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting.

Note: The items may be of the same kind, e.g. two contrasted songs.  The standard is to be very high and suitable for a public entertainment.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following (other than items performed in clause 1): 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime.

Note - The standard need not be so high as in clause 1 but suitable for a campfire.

1960 POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Perform two items, each to last at least two minutes, from the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting.

Note: The items may be of the same kind, e.g. two contrasted songs.  The standard is to be very high and suitable for a public entertainment.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following (other than items performed in clause 1): 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo (or any portable instrument), character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime.

Note - The standard need not be so high as in clause 1 but suitable for a campfire.

1961 (July) POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Perform two items, each to last at least two minutes, from the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting.

Note: The items may be of the same kind, e.g. two contrasted songs.  The standard is to be very high and suitable for a public entertainment.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following (other than items performed in clause 1): 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo, or any portable instrument, character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime.

Note - The standard need not be so high as in clause 1 but suitable for a campfire.

1964 (March) POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Perform two items, each to last at least two minutes, from the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting.

Note: The items may be of the same kind, e.g. two contrasted songs.  The standard is to be very high and suitable for a public entertainment.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following (other than items performed in clause 1): 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo, or any portable instrument, character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime.

Note - The standard need not be so high as in clause 1, but suitable for a campfire.

1965 (July) POR - Entertainer Badge


1) Perform two items, each to last at least two minutes, from the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting.

Note: The items may be of the same kind, e.g. two contrasted songs.  The standard is to be very high and suitable for a public entertainment.

2) Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following (other than items performed in clause 1): 

Conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo, or any portable instrument, character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime.

Note - The standard need not be so high as in clause 1, but suitable for a campfire.

1968 Guide Handbook - Entertainer Badge


1) Perform two items, each to last at least 2 minutes, from the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting.

Note: The items may be of the same kind, e.g. two contrasted songs.  The standard is to be very high and suitable for a public entertainment.

2) Entertain Guides for 10 minutes with at least two of the following (other than items performed in Clause 1): conjuring tricks, playing whistle, banjo, or other portable instrument, character sketches, stories, songs with chorus, mime.

Note: The standard need not be so high as in clause 1 but suitable for a Camp Fire.

1973 Guide Handbook - Entertainer Badge


1) Perform two items, each to last at least 2 minutes, from the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting, miming.

Note: The items may be of the same kind, e.g. two contrasted songs.  Your standard is to be very high and suitable for public entertainment.

2) Entertain Guides for at least 10 minutes in one or more of the following ways:

a) Telling a story.

b) Giving a puppet play.

c) Dramatising a ballad or story.

d) Making a shadowgraph.

e) Producing a play.

f) Performing an item of your own choice.

Note: The items in this clause may be done either by an individual or by up to three Guides.

1978 Guide Handbook - Entertainer Badge


1) Give a performance lasting not less than four minutes including one or more of the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting, miming.

Note: Your standard should be high enough for a public entertainment, and you must sent the programme to the tester beforehand.

2) Either alone or with the help of up to two other Guides entertain Guides for at least 10 minutes in one or more of the following ways:

a) Telling a story.

b) Giving a puppet play.

c) Dramatising a ballad or story.

d) Making a shadowgraph.

e) Producing a play.

f) Performing an item of your own choice.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Entertainer Badge


1) Give a performance lasting not less than four minutes including one or more of the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting, miming, telling a story.

2) Either alone or with members of your Patrol entertain others for at least 10 minutes in one or more of the following ways:

a) Giving a puppet play.

b) Dramatising a ballad or story.

c) Making a shadowgraph.

d) Taking part in a concert or play.

f) Performing an item of your own choice.

Your standard should be high enough for a public entertainment and you must send the programme to the tester beforehand.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Entertainer Badge


1) Give a performance lasting not less than four minutes including one or more of the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting, miming, telling a story.

2) Either alone or with members of your Patrol entertain others for at least 10 minutes in one or more of the following ways:

a) Giving a puppet play.

b) Dramatising a ballad or story.

c) Making a shadowgraph.

d) Taking part in a concert or play.

f) Performing an item of your own choice.

Your standard should be high enough for a public entertainment and you must send the programme to the tester beforehand.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Entertainer Badge


1) Give a performance lasting not less than four minutes including one or more of the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting, miming, telling a story.

2) Either alone or with members of your Patrol entertain others for at least 10 minutes in one or more of the following ways:

a) Giving a puppet play.

b) Dramatising a ballad or story.

c) Making a shadowgraph.

d) Taking part in a concert or play.

e) Performing an item of your own choice.

Your standard should be high enough for a public entertainment and you must send the programme to the tester beforehand.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Entertainer Badge


1) Give a performance, lasting not less than four minutes, including one or more of the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting, miming, and telling a story.

2) Either alone or with members of your Patrol, entertain others for at least ten minutes in one or more of the following ways: 

a) giving a puppet play

b) dramatizing a story or ballad

c) making a shadowgraph

d) taking part in a concert or play

e) performing an item of your own choice

Practice this clause so that your standard is high enough for a public entertainment and send a programme to the tester beforehand.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Entertainer Badge

1) Give a performance lasting not less than four minutes, including one or more of the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting, miming, and telling a story.
2) Either alone or with members of your Patrol, entertain others for at least ten minutes in one or more of the following ways:
a) giving a puppet play
b) dramatising a story or ballad
c) making a shadowgraph
d) taking part in a concert or play
e) performing an item of your own choice.
Practise this clause so that your standard is high enough for a public entertainment and send a programme to the tester beforehand.
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