Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1918 POR - First Aider - Red-Service For Others

Must be able to bandage a hand in such a way as to stop bleeding, and be as aseptic as possible; and know how to "clean up" and treat a graze.
Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the wide bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling and the head bandage.
Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.
Know how to extinguish clothes that have caught fire; and how to treat minor burns and scalds; grit in the eye; choking and sunstroke.

1919 POR - First Aider Badge


Must be able to bandage a hand in such a way as to stop bleeding, and be as aseptic as possible; and know how to 'clean up' and treat a graze.

Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the wide bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling and the head bandage.

Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

Know how to extinguish clothes that have caught fire; and how to treat minor burns and scalds; grit in the eye; choking and sunstroke.

1920 Guide Handbook - First Aider


Know how to treat minor injuries and accidents.

1921 POR - First Aider Badge


Must be able to bandage a hand in such a way as to stop bleeding, and be as aseptic as possible; and know how to "clean up" and treat a graze.

Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the wide bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling and the head bandage.

Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

Know how to extinguish clothes that have caught fire; and how to treat minor burns and scalds; grit in the eye; choking and sunstroke.

1924 POR - First Aider Badge


Must be able to bandage a hand in such a way as to stop bleeding, and be as aseptic as possible; and know how to "clean up" and treat a graze.

Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the wide bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling and the head bandage.

Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

Know how to extinguish clothes that have caught fire; and how to treat minor burns and scalds; grit in the eye; choking and sunstroke.

1930 POR - First Aider Badge


Must be able to bandage a hand in such a way as to stop bleeding, and be as aseptic as possible; and know how to "clean up" and treat a graze.

Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the wide bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling.

Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

Know how to extinguish clothes that have caught fire; and how to treat minor burns and scalds; insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1931 POR - First Aider Badge


Must be able to bandage a hand in such a way as to stop bleeding, and be as aseptic as possible; and know how to "clean up" and treat a graze.

Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the wide bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling.

Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

Know how to extinguish clothes that have caught fire; and how to treat minor burns and scalds; insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1932 POR - First Aider Badge


Be able to bandage a hand in such a way as to stop bleeding, and be as aseptic as possible; and know how to "clean up" and treat a graze.

Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the wide bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling.

Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

Know how to extinguish clothes that have caught fire; and how to treat minor burns and scalds; insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1935 POR - First Aider Badge


Be able to bandage a hand in such a way as to stop bleeding, and be as aseptic as possible; and know how to "clean up" and treat a graze.

Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the wide bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling.

Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

Know how to extinguish clothes that have caught fire; and how to treat minor burns and scalds; insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1938 POR - First Aider Badge


Know how to "clean up" and treat a graze.

Know treatment for sprains; and how to apply the triangular bandage to a sprained ankle.  Know how to put on the "large arm" sling.

Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

Know how to treat minor burns and scalds, insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1939 POR - First Aider Badge


1) "Clean up" and treat a graze.

2) Know treatment for sprains; and apply the triangular bandage to a sprained ankle.  Put on the "large arm" sling.

3) Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

4) Treat minor burns and scalds, insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1943 POR - First Aider Badge


1) "Clean up" and treat a graze.

2) Know treatment for sprains; and apply the triangular bandage to a sprained ankle.  Put on a large arm sling.

3) Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

4) Treat minor burns and scalds, insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1947 POR - First Aider Badge


1) "Clean up" and treat a graze.

2) Know treatment for sprains; and apply the triangular bandage to a sprained ankle.  Put on a large arm sling.

3) Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

4) Treat minor burns and scalds, insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1950 POR - First Aider Badge


1) "Clean up" and treat a graze.

2) Know treatment for sprains; and apply the triangular bandage to a sprained ankle.  Put on a large arm sling.

3) Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

4) Treat minor burns and scalds, insect stings and bites, and bruises.

1953 POR - First Aider Badge


1) "Clean up" and treat a graze.

2) Know treatment for sprains; and apply the triangular bandage to a sprained ankle.  Put on a large arm sling.

3) Know the treatment for stopping bleeding from the nose.

4) Treat a patient for shock.

1957 POR - First Aider Badge


1) Clean up and treat a graze.

2) Know how to treat sprains; apply a triangular bandage to a sprained ankle; put on a large arm sling.

3) Know how to stop bleeding from the nose.

4) Treat a patient for shock.

1960 POR - First Aider Badge


1) Clean up and treat a graze.

2) Know how to treat sprains; apply a triangular bandage to a sprained ankle; put on a large arm sling.

3) Know how to stop bleeding from the nose.

4) Treat a patient for shock.

1961 (July) POR - First Aider Badge

1) Clean up and treat a graze.

2) Know how to treat sprains; apply a triangular bandage to a sprained ankle; put on a large arm sling.

3) Know how to stop bleeding from the nose.

4) Treat a patient for shock.

1962 (June) POR Amendments - First Aider Badge

1) Clean up and treat a graze.

2) Know how to treat sprains; apply a triangular bandage to a sprained ankle; put on a large arm sling.

3) Know how to stop bleeding from the nose.

Throughout the test the Brownie is expected to show that she can reassure her patient and make her comfortable.

1964 (March) POR - First Aider Badge

1) Clean up and treat a graze.

2) Know how to treat sprains; apply a triangular bandage to a sprained ankle; put on a large arm sling.

3) Know how to stop bleeding from the nose.

Throughout the test the Brownie is expected to show that she can reassure her patient and make her comfortable.

1965 (July) POR - First Aider Badge

1) Clean up and treat a graze.

2) Know how to treat sprains; apply a triangular bandage to a sprained ankle; put on a large arm sling.

3) Know how to stop bleeding from the nose.

Throughout the test the Brownie is expected to show that she can reassure her patient and make her comfortable.

1966 Brownie Proficiency Badge Leaflet - First Aider

1) Clean up and treat a graze.
2) Know how to treat sprains; apply a triangular bandage to a sprained ankle; put on a large arm sling.
3) Know how to stop bleeding from the nose.
Throughout the test the Brownie is expected to show that she can reassure her patient, and make her comfortable.

1973 Brownie Handbook - First Aider Badge


1) Show how you would clean around and put a dressing on a grazed knee and cut finger.

2) Know how to treat burns and scalds.

3) Know how to control bleeding and show how you would stop bleeding from the nose.

4) Show on a manikin that you can perform artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Tell the tester of some accidents following which you might have to give artificial respiration.  Know what to do when the patient recovers.

Throughout the test you must show how you will reassure the patient and make her comfortable, and that you understand the importance of obtaining adult help.

1980 Brownie Handbook - First Aider Badge


1) Show on a manikin that you can perform artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Tell the tester of some accidents following which you might have to give artificial respiration.

Know what to do when the patient recovers.

2) Know how to control bleeding and show how you would stop bleeding from the nose.

3) Know how to treat burns and scalds.

4) Show how you would clean around and put a dressing on a grazed knee and cut finger.

Throughout the test you must show how you will reassure the patient and make her comfortable, and that you understand the importance of obtaining adult help.

1983 Brownie Handbook - First Aider Badge

1) Understand the importance of getting adult help as quickly as possible in an accident and know how to do it.
2) Show on a manikin that you can perform artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Tell the tester of some accidents following which you might have to give artificial respiration.  Know what to do when the patient recovers.
At your test:
3) Show how to control bleeding and show how you would stop bleeding from the nose.
4) Show how to treat burns and scalds.
5) Show how you would clean around and put a dressing on a grazed knee and cut finger.
Throughout the test you must show how you will reassure the patient and make her comfortable.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - First Aid Badge


1) Understand the importance of getting adult help as quickly as possible in any accident and know how to do it.

2) Show on a manikin that you can perform artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Tell the tester of some accidents following which you might have to give artificial ventilation.  Know what to do when the patient recovers.

3) At your test:

a) Show how to control bleeding and show how you would stop bleeding from the nose.

b) Show how to treat burns and scalds.

c) Show how you would clean around and put a dressing on a grazed knee and cut finger.

Throughout the test you must show how you will reassure the patient and make her comfortable.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - First Aid Badge

1) Understand the importance of getting adult help as quickly as possible in any accident and know how to do it.
2) Show on a manikin that you can perform artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Tell the tester of some accidents following which you might have to give artificial ventilation.  Know what to do when the patient recovers.
3) At your test:
a) Show how to control bleeding.
b) Show how you would stop bleeding from the nose.
c) Show how you would clean around and put a dressing on a grazed knee and cut finger.
4) Show how to treat burns and scalds.
5) a) Show how you would deal with a minor graze.
b) Tell the tester how you would deal with a major graze and cut.  Know the importance of not removing a foreign body e.g. gravel, glass, splinters.
Throughout the test you must show how you will reassure the patient and make her comfortable. 
If you hold one of the following certificates, you may have your Brownie Badge:
British Red Cross Society: Junior First Aid Certificate
St John Ambulance Association: All three parts of the Three Cross Award;
St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate.

1991 Brownie Guide Badge Book - First Aider Badge


Throughout the test you must show how you will reassure the patient and make her comfortable.

1) Understand the importance of getting adult help as quickly as possible in any accident.  Know how to do this.

2) Show on a manikin that you can perform artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth method or mouth-to-nose method.  Tell the tester of some accidents following which you might have to give artificial ventilation.  Know what to do when the patient recovers.

3) At your test:

a) show how to control bleeding.

b) show how you would stop bleeding from the nose.

c) show how you would clean around and put a dressing on a grazed knee and cut finger.

4) Show how to treat burns and scalds.

5) a) Show how you would deal with a minor graze.

b) Tell the tester how you would deal with a major graze and cut.

c) Know the importance of not removing a foreign body, such as gravel, glass or splinters.

Note: If you hold one of the following certificates, you may have your Brownie Badge:

* British Red Cross Society, Junior First Aid Certificate.

* St John Ambulance Association, all three parts of the Three Cross Award.

* St Andrew's Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - First Aider Badge


Throughout the test you must show how you will reassure the patient and make her comfortable.

1) Understand the importance of getting adult help as quickly as possible in any accident.  Know how to do this.

2) Show on a manikin that you can perform artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Tell the tester of some accidents following which you might have to give artificial ventilation.  Know what to do when the patient recovers.

3) At your test:

a) show how to control bleeding

b) show how you would stop bleeding from the nose

c) show how you would clean around and put a dressing on a grazed knee and cut finger.

4) Show how to treat burns and scalds.

5) a) Show how you would deal with a minor graze.

b) Tell the tester how you would deal with a major graze and cut.

c) Know the importance of not removing a foreign body, such as gravel, glass or splinters.

Note: If you hold one of the following certificates, you may have your Brownie Badge:

* British Red Cross Society, Junior First Aid Certificate

* St John Ambulance Association, all three parts of the Three Cross Award.

* St Andrew's Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - First Aider Badge

Notes: 
* Throughout the test you must show how you would reassure a patient and make her or him comfortable.
* If you hold one of the following certificates, you may have this badge:
* British Red Cross Society, Junior First Aid Certificate
* St John Ambulance Association, all three parts of the Three Cross Award
* St Andrew's Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate.
1) Understand the importance of getting adult help as quickly as possible in any accident.  Know how to do this.
2) Show on a manikin that you can perform artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Tell the tester of some accidents following which you might have to give artificial ventilation.  Know what to do when the patient recovers.
3) At your test show:
a) how to control bleeding
b) how you would stop bleeding from the nose
c) how you would clean around and put a dressing on a grazed knee and cut finger.
4) Show how to treat burns and scalds.
5) a) Show how you would deal with a minor graze.
b) Tell the tester how you would deal with a major graze and cut.
c) know the importance of not removing a foreign body such as gravel, glass or splinters.
2009 Brownie Badge Book - First Aid Badge

1) Discuss with the tester:
* why first aid is important.
* why you should get medical help as soon as possible and how you would do this.
* why you should get adult help as soon as possible.
* why you must think of your own safety before rushing to help a casualty.
* how you think someone might feel if they have had an accident.
2) Do all of the following.
* Know how to check whether a casualty is unconscious or not.
* Show how to open an airway.
* Show how to check someone for normal breathing.
* Show how to put a casualty in the recovery position.  Explain when and why you would do this.
3) Use a resuscitation manikin to show how to give chest compressions.  Explain when and why you would do this.
4) Do both of the following.
* Know why your blood is important to you.  Show how you would deal with the following types of bleeding.
- Small graze or cut.
- Nosebleed.
- Serious deep cut with a lot of bleeding.
- cut that has a piece of glass in it.
* Explain how and why you would protect yourself when dealing with a casualty who is bleeding.
5) Know what causes burns and scalds.  Show how you would treat them.
6) Do both of the following.
* Describe what would make you suspect that someone had a broken bone.
* Show what you would do if you thought a bone was broken.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - First Aid Badge

1) Discuss with the tester:
* why first aid is important
* why you should get medical help as soon as possible and how you would do this
* Why you should get adult help as soon as possible
* why you must think of your own safety before rushing to help a casualty
* how you think someone might feel if they have had an accident.
2) Do all of the following.
* Know how to check whether a casualty is unconscious or not.
* Show how to open an airway.
* Show how to check someone for normal breathing.
* Show how to put a casualty in the recovery position.  Explain when and why you would do this.
3) Do both of the following.
* Know why your blood is important to you.  Show how you would deal with the following types of bleeding.
- Small graze or cut.
- Nosebleed.
_ Serious deep cut with a lot of bleeding.
- Cut that has a piece of glass in it.
* Explain how and why you would protect yourself when dealing with a casualty who is bleeding.
4) Know what causes burns and scalds.  Show how you would treat them.
5) Do both of the following.
* Describe what would make you suspect that someone had a broken bone.
* Show what you would do if you thought a bone was broken.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - First Aid Badge

1) Discuss with the tester all of the following:
* why first aid is important
* why you should get medical help as soon as possible and how you would do this
* Why you should get adult help as soon as possible
* why you must think of your own safety before rushing to help a casualty
* What number would you call in an emergency.
* What you would say if you called the emergency services - what information you would need..
2) Do all of the following.
* Know how to check whether a casualty is unconscious or not.
* Show how to open an airway.
* Show how to check someone for normal breathing.
* Show how to put a casualty in the recovery position.  Explain when and why you would do this.
* Show what to do if someone is having an asthma attack.
3) Know how to treat someone who has lost a lot of blood.  Show how you would deal with the following types of bleeding and what bandaging would be required:
* small graze or cut
* nosebleed
* deep cut with a lot of bleeding
* cut with a piece of glass in it
4) Explain how and why you would protect yourself when dealing with a casualty who is bleeding.
5) Know what causes burns and scalds.  Show how you would treat them.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - First Aid Badge


1. Discuss with the tester all of the following.

  • Why first aid is important.
  • Why you should get medical help as soon as possible and how you would do this.
  • Why you should get adult help as soon as possible.
  • Why you must think of your own safety before rushing to help a casualty.
  • What number you would call in an emergency.
  • What you would say if you called the emergency services – what information you would need.

2. Do all of the following.

  • Show how to check if a casualty is unconscious or not.
  • Show how to open an airway.
  • Show how to check someone for normal breathing.
  • Show how to put a casualty into the recovery position. Explain when and why you would do this.
  • Show what to do if someone is having an asthma attack.

3. Know how to treat someone who has lost a lot of blood. Show how you would deal with the following types of bleeding and what bandaging would be required:

  • small graze or cut
  • nosebleed
  • deep cut with a lot of bleeding
  • cut with a piece of glass in it

4. Explain how and why you would protect yourself when dealing with a casualty who is bleeding.

5. Know what causes burns and scalds. Show how you would treat them.

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