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1943 POR - Extension Ranger Service Tests


Extension Rangers cannot qualify for the H.E.S. Armlet, and should take the Extension Ranger Service Tests, which are parallel to the Home Emergency Service basic training.  These Tests are grouped under the following headings: Intelligence, Service, Health, Crafts.

1) Preliminary Test.  Pass four clauses, one from each group in Extension Ranger Service Tests.

2) Intermediate Test.  Pass eight more clauses, two from each group of these tests.

3) Advanced Test.  Pass twelve more clauses, from any of the groups of these tests.

No alternatives to these tests will be allowed.  Where clauses are divided into A, B and C each of these may be taken as a separate test.

The Captain may test the Preliminary Test; independent testers are recommended for the Intermediate Test and are obligatory for the Advanced Test.

The Ordinary Ranger Certificates may be taken after passing the Preliminary Test, provided they can afterwards be put to a practical use.

Intelligence Group

* Keep a record for at least three months of things she has seen, heard or read, that appeal to her as being beautiful.

* Study a) music, b) art, c) drama, d) literature, in a chosen country or period, such as Elizabethan, classical, contemporary, etc.  (each country or period may be taken as a separate test).

* Read Scouting for Boys, or Girl Guiding, or Steps to Girl Guiding, or The Story of the Girl Guides.

* Send and receive messages clearly and accurately by three different methods, if possible to include the telephone.

* Know the highway code.

* Follow a set of instructions designed to show initiative and independence.

* Recognise the uniform worn by Commissioners and Guiders of all ranks.  Know how to get in touch quickly with her Captain and District Commissioner.

* Be able to read a map and make all arrangements for a day's excursion.

* Direct a hike on a site chosen by herself making the best use of all its natural resources.

* Understand the causes and effects of the rise and fall of the tide and unusual tides.

* Practise foretelling changes in weather conditions, and keep a rainfall record and temperature chart for at least a month.

* Give an account from person observation of three of the following groups: birds, insects, trees, flowers, crops, stars in a) spring, b) summer, c) autumn, d) winter.

* Recognise six farm crops, and know for what purpose they are grown.

* Be responsible for the care or a domestic or farm animal or bird for at least a month, and know how it should be fed and kept in good condition.

* Recognise and know the purpose of six types of ships or tats. Know something of three of the principal imports or exports of her country, such as coal, timber, wheat, oil, meat, fruit, wool or cotton.  Be able to trace on a map their routes form their country of origin to their most usual destinations.

* Give a brief summary week by week for a month of current  events of national and international importance.

* Study the ways in which Scouting and Guiding and other Youth Movements can influence world problems.

* Trace in outline the history of the British Empire and the ways in which its component parts are government.

* Know the principal natural products and industries of her locality and the history and legends of her town or village and of places of interest in the vicinity.

* Understand the difference between rates and taxes, and know on whom the local responsibility rests for education, housing and other essential services.

* Understand the meaning of thrift, and show that she is practicing it for her own benefit and that of the community.  Know how to keep clothes and linen clean and in good repair.  Know where the gas, water and electricity can be turned off at the main, and be able to read the meters.

Service Group

* Outline the ways in which her country is governed, and how she can fulfil her responsibilities as a citizen.

* Know the local arrangements for emergency services (Fire, Police, Ambulance, etc.).

* Have a detailed knowledge of the locality or building in which she lives.  Know the local arrangements for transport, church and postal services, and other useful information which might help a stranger.

* Train herself to be useful in some sort of land work and give practical help on a farm or garden for at least twelve hours.

* Have a sufficient knowledge of one of the following (other than the one commonly used by her) to be able to help other people: a) deaf and dumb alphabet, b) braille, c) morse, d) semaphore, e) a language.

* Be responsible for half an hour of the programme of six Company or Pack meetings, if possible consecutive, or an equivalent number of pages in Post Company or Pack Letters.

* Know how to do at least six small household repairs.

* Clean and oil a bicycle and mend a puncture.

* Know what to do in case of fire, including treatment of burns and suffocation.  Perform artificial respiration.

* Recognise the symptoms of shock and know the immediate treatment to be given.

* Know the general principles to follow in case of haemorrhage and how to deal with minor cases such as bleeding from the nose, socket of tooth or finger.

* Apply dressings and triangular and roller bandages, and know the types of injury for which they should be used.  Be able to act as an assistant in the splinting of fractures.

Health Group

* Know the provisions that are made for the health of the nation.

* Understand the work done by statutory and voluntary organisations for the education and welfare of: a) infants, b) children, c) the blind, d) the deaf, e) cripples.

* Know how to feed, amuse, and care for a child under ten left in her charge for a day.

* Know the essential features of a well planned house or flat, including the advantages of good aspect and position.

* Understand food values and the dangers of tainted food.  Plan a balanced diet for a week.

* Keep a chart to show that by unbroken effort for at least a fortnight she has done her best to attain the highest standard of helath of which she is capable.

* Know what precautions can be taken to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses including the common cold.

* Prepare a sickroom and understand the care of a patient.

Crafts Group

* Have a knowledge of the history of a basic craft, such as a) basketry, b) weaving, c) printing, d) modelling, e) spinning, f) metal work, g) leatherwork, and produce three articles to illustrate it.

* Make three useful articles in a) knitting, b) crochet, c) knotting, d) netting.

* Make a sampler, showing at least five different stitches.

* Re-model two garments by hand or machine.

* Prepare and cook two contrasted meals, showing different methods of cooking.

* Know how to dry or preserve fruit, vegetables and fruit for future use, and bring a sample of each to the test.

* Produce a mixed salad or bunch of flowers of her own cultivation

* Produce three original drawings, pen and ink sketches, paintings or photographs, and show how this work could be adapted for posters, book plates, illustrations etc.

* Take part in the performance of a musical composition as conductor, singer or player, and be able to recognize by ear the principal instruments in a band or orchestra.

* Produce or act in an episode from a classical or modern play, mime or puppet play.

* Write or tell an original story or poem.

* Dance accurately and rhythmically three country dances (in any place in the set), three characteristic national dances, or three ballroom dances.

1950 POR - Extension Ranger Service Tests


These Tests are grouped under the following headings: Intelligence, Service, Health, Crafts.

1) Preliminary Test.  Pass four clauses, one from each group in Extension Ranger Service Tests.

2) Intermediate Test.  Pass eight more clauses, two from each group of these tests.

3) Advanced Test.  Pass twelve more clauses, from any of the groups of these tests.

No alternatives to these tests will be allowed.  Where clauses are divided into A, B and C each of these may be taken as a separate test.

The Captain may test the Preliminary Test; independent testers are recommended for the Intermediate Test and are obligatory for the Advanced Test.

Intelligence Group

1)  Keep a record for at least three months of things she has seen, heard or read, that appeal to her as being beautiful.

2)  Study a) music, b) art, c) drama, d) literature, in a chosen country or period, such as Elizabethan, classical, contemporary, etc.  (each country or period may be taken as a separate test).

3)  Read Scouting for Boys, or Girl Guiding, or Steps to Girl Guiding, or The Story of the Girl Guides.

4)  Send and receive messages clearly and accurately by three different methods, if possible to include the telephone.

5) Know the highway code.

6) Follow a set of instructions designed to show initiative and independence.

7)  Recognise the uniform worn by Commissioners and Guiders of all ranks.  Know how to get in touch quickly with her Captain and District Commissioner.

8) Be able to read a map and make all arrangements for a day's excursion.

9) Direct a hike on a site chosen by herself making the best use of all its natural resources.

10) Take part in the pitching and striking of a tent and understand the care of it in fine and wet weather.

11) Understand the causes and effects of the rise and fall of the tide and unusual tides.

12) Practise foretelling changes in weather conditions, and keep a rainfall record and temperature chart for at least a month.

13) Give an account from person observation of three of the following groups: birds, insects, trees, flowers, crops, stars in a) spring, b) summer, c) autumn, d) winter.

14) Make six different plaster casts of the tracks of animals, birds or of leaves, or six smoke prints of leaves.

15) Recognise six farm crops, and know for what purpose they are grown.

16) Be responsible for the care or a domestic or farm animal or bird for at least a month, and know how it should be fed and kept in good condition.

17) Recognise and know the purpose of six types of ships or tats. Know something of three of the principal imports or exports of her country, such as coal, timber, wheat, oil, meat, fruit, wool or cotton.  Be able to trace on a map their routes form their country of origin to their most usual destinations.

18) Give a brief summary week by week for a month of current  events of national and international importance.

19) Study the ways in which Scouting and Guiding and other Youth Movements can influence world problems.

20) Trace in outline the history of the British Empire and the ways in which its component parts are government.

21) Know the principal natural products and industries of her locality and the history and legends of her town or village and of places of interest in the vicinity.

22) Understand the difference between rates and taxes, and know on whom the local responsibility rests for education, housing and other essential services.

23) Understand the meaning of thrift, and show that she is practicing it for her own benefit and that of the community.  Know how to keep clothes and linen clean and in good repair.  Know where the gas, water and electricity can be turned off at the main, and be able to read the meters.

Service Group

1) Outline the ways in which her country is governed, and how she can fulfil her responsibilities as a citizen.

2) Know the local arrangements for emergency services (Fire, Police, Ambulance, etc.).

3) Have a detailed knowledge of the locality or building in which she lives.  Know the local arrangements for transport, church and postal services, and other useful information which might help a stranger.

4) Train herself to be useful in some sort of land work and give practical help on a farm or garden for at least twelve hours.

5) Have a sufficient knowledge of one of the following (other than the one commonly used by her) to be able to help other people: a) deaf and dumb alphabet, b) braille, c) morse, d) semaphore, e) a language.

6) Be responsible for half an hour of the programme of six Company or Pack meetings, if possible consecutive, or an equivalent number of pages in Post Company or Pack Letters.

7) Know how to do at least six small household repairs.

8) Lay a table and wait on four people.  Arrange flowers for decoration.

9) Clean and oil a bicycle and mend a puncture.

10) Know what to do in case of fire, including treatment of burns and suffocation.  Perform artificial respiration.

11) Recognise the symptoms of shock and know the immediate treatment to be given.  Know the general principles to follow in case of haemorrhage and how to deal with minor cases such as bleeding from the nose, socket of tooth or finger.

12) Apply dressings and triangular and roller bandages, and know the types of injury for which they should be used.  Be able to act as an assistant in the splinting of fractures.

Health Group

1) Know the provisions that are made for the health of the nation.

2) Understand the work done by statutory and voluntary organisations for the education and welfare of: a) infants, b) children, c) the blind, d) the deaf, e) cripples.

3) Know how to feed, amuse, and care for a child under ten left in her charge for a day.

4) Know the essential features of a well planned house or flat, including the advantages of good aspect and position.

5) Understand food values and the dangers of tainted food.  Plan a balanced diet for a week.

6) Keep a chart to show that by unbroken effort for at least a fortnight she has done her best to attain the highest standard of health of which she is capable.

7) Know what precautions can be taken to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses including the common cold.

8) Prepare a sickroom and understand the care of a patient.

9) Swim 50 yards in good style.

Crafts Group

1) Have a knowledge of the history of a basic craft, such as a) basketry, b) weaving, c) printing, d) modelling, e) spinning, f) metal work, g) leatherwork, and produce three articles to illustrate it.

2) Make three useful articles in a) knitting, b) crochet, c) knotting, d) netting.

3) Make a sampler, showing at least five different stitches.

4) Re-model two garments by hand or machine.

5) Prepare and cook two contrasted meals, showing different methods of cooking.

6) Know how to dry or preserve fruit, vegetables and fruit for future use, and bring a sample of each to the test.

7) Produce a mixed salad or bunch of flowers of her own cultivation

8) Produce three original drawings, pen and ink sketches, paintings or photographs, and show how this work could be adapted for posters, book plates, illustrations etc.

9) Take part in the performance of a musical composition as conductor, singer or player, and be able to recognize by ear the principal instruments in a band or orchestra.

10) Produce or act in an episode from a classical or modern play, mime or puppet play.

11) Write or tell an original story or poem.

12) Dance accurately and rhythmically three country dances (in any place in the set), three characteristic national dances, or three ballroom dances.

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