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1983 Guide Badge Book - Europe Badge


1) Take a map of Europe to the test and point out at least fifteen European countries on it.  Tell something of interest that you have discovered about each one, e.g. its principal cities, currency, head of state, Guide Associations(s).

2) Find out:

a) How the European Economic Community began and how it has developed.

b) Which counties are now members of it.

c) How it is organised and what it does for its members.

Present this information to your Patrol or Company in an interesting way, e.g. in a book, as a display or an illustrated talk.

3) Do four of the following:

a) List the countries which form the Europe Region of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and know something of the work of the Europe Committee of the World Association.

b) Find out the wording of the Guide Promise and Law in four European Girl Guide/Girl Scout Associations to cover at least two different countries.  Discuss with the tester their similarities and differences.

c) Choose five European countries and find out something about the everyday lives of people living in them.

d) Plan an imaginary European tour visiting five different countries.  Give details of your itinerary, the places of interest you would like to visit, and your proposed method of travel.  Find out the customs regulations, the currencies needed, and how to discover the current rates of exchange for the countries you have chosen.

e) Visit a European country.  On your return talk about the people you met, the places you visited, etc. and show your souvenirs.

f) Dress a doll or a member of your Patrol in the national costume or Guide uniform of a European country.

g) Make and show a collection of postcards depicting the history and/or scenery and/or art of one or more European countries.

h) Using such material as postcards, photographs, posters, records, tapes, slides and musical instruments, produce a display of the art or music of a European country.

i) Make a model of a typical house, famous building or landmark in a European country.

j) Cook a meal typical of a European country.

4) a) Know how to obtain a passport and know when it is necessary to hold one.

b) Find out what the Guide Introduction Card is and how to obtain one.

The countries chosen for this badge must be other than the United Kingdom.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Europe Badge


1) Take a map of Europe to the test and point out at least fifteen European countries on it.  Tell something of interest that you have discovered about each one, e.g. its principal cities, currency, head of state, Guide Associations(s).

2) Find out:

a) How the European Economic Community began and how it has developed.

b) Which counties are now members of it.

c) How it is organised and what it does for its members.

Present this information to your Patrol or Company in an interesting way, e.g. in a book, as a display or an illustrated talk.

3) Do four of the following:

a) List the countries which form the Europe Region of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and know something of the work of the Europe Committee of the World Association.

b) Find out the wording of the Guide Promise and Law in four European Girl Guide/Girl Scout Associations to cover at least two different countries.  Discuss with the tester their similarities and differences.

c) Choose five European countries and find out something about the everyday lives of people living in them.

d) Plan an imaginary European tour visiting five different countries.  Give details of your itinerary, the places of interest you would like to visit, and your proposed method of travel.  Find out the customs regulations, the currencies needed, and how to discover the current rates of exchange for the countries you have chosen.

e) Visit a European country.  On your return talk about the people you met, the places you visited, etc. and show your souvenirs.

f) Dress a doll or a member of your Patrol in the national costume or Guide uniform of a European country.

g) Make and show a collection of postcards depicting the history and/or scenery and/or art of one or more European countries.

h) Using such material as postcards, photographs, posters, records, tapes, slides and musical instruments, produce a display of the art or music of a European country.

i) Make a model of a typical house, famous building or landmark in a European country.

j) Cook a meal typical of a European country.

4) a) Know how to obtain a passport and know when it is necessary to hold one.

b) Find out what the Guide Introduction Card is and how to obtain one.

The countries chosen for this badge must be other than the United Kingdom.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Europe Badge


1) On a political map of Europe point out at least ten European countries of which five should be members of the European Community.  Tell something of interest that you have discovered about each one, e.g. its principal cities, currency, head of state, Guide Associations(s) or other youth organisations..

2) Find out and present an illustrated talk on:

a) How the European Economic Community began and how it has developed.

b) Which counties are now members of it.

c) How it is organised and what it does for its members.

3) Do four of the following:

a) Find out which countries are represented at a Europe Region Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

b) Discuss with the tester the similarities and differences in the wording of the Guide Promise and Law in four European Countries.

c) Choose four European countries and find out something about the everyday lives of people living in them.

d) Plan an imaginary European tour visiting four different countries.  Give details of your itinerary, the places of interest you would like to visit, and your proposed method of travel.  Find out the customs regulations, the currencies needed, and how to discover the current rates of exchange for the countries you have chosen.

e) Visit a European country.  On your return talk about the people you met, the places you visited, etc. and show your souvenirs.

f) Dress a doll or a member of your Patrol in the national costume or Guide uniform of a European country.

g) Make and show a collection of postcards depicting the history and/or scenery and/or art of one or more European countries.

h) Using such material as postcards, photographs, posters, records, tapes, slides and musical instruments, produce a display of the art or music of a European country.

i) Make a model of a typical house, famous building or landmark in a European country.

j) Make up a menu for a meal typical of a European country and bring one course to the test.

4) a) Know how to obtain a passport and know when it is necessary to hold one.

b) Find out what the Guide Introduction Card is and how to obtain one.

The countries chosen for this badge must be other than the United Kingdom or your country of residence.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Europe Badge


1) On a political map of Europe point out at least ten European countries, five of which should be members of the European Community.  Discover something interesting about each country, such as it's principal cities, its head of state, its currency and Girl Guide Associations(s) or other youth organisations.  Tell the tester what you have learnt..

2) Find out:

a) How the European Economic Community began and how it has developed.

b) Which counties are members.

c) How the European Community is organised and what it does for its members.

Present a display or give an illustrated talk showing what you have learnt.

3) Do four of the following:

a) Find out which countries are represented at a Europe Region Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

b) Discuss with the tester the similarities and differences in the wording of the Guide Promise and Law in four European Countries.

c) Choose four European countries and find out something about the everyday lives of people living in them.

d) Plan an imaginary European tour visiting four different countries.  Give details of where you wish to go, how you plan to travel and the interesting places you would like to visit.  Find out which currencies you would need and know how to discover the current rates of exchange.

e) Visit a European country.  On your return talk about the people you met, the places you visited, and so on. and show your souvenirs.

f) Dress a doll or a member of your Patrol in the national costume or Guide uniform of a European country.

g) Make and show a collection of postcards and/or stamps.  Your collection should depict the history, scenery or art of one or more European countries.

h) Use photographs, posters, records, tapes, slides, musical instruments or similar things, and produce a display of the art or music of a European country.

i) Construct a model of a typical house, famous building or landmark in a European country.

j) Devise a menu for a meal typical of a European country and bring one course from it to the test.

4) a) Know when you need to have a passport and how to get one.  Also, find out what the Guide Introduction Card is and how to obtain one.


You are not allowed to study either the United Kingdom or your country of residence to qualify for this badge.

 
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