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1912 Guide Handbook - Tests for First-Class Guides


Before being awarded this, a girl -

Must have Second-Class Badge

Must have won the Ambulance Badge.

Must have at least 1s. in savings bank, and show book.

Must have knowledge of cookery, able either to skin and cook a rabbit, or to pluck and truss a bird (or signed certificate), and cook or bring a cooked pudding or meat stew cooked by herself.

Show knowledge of the history of the place, whereabouts of ambulance, police, fire, telephone, stations, etc., and draw roughly a sketch map.

Give correctly the Guides' secret passwords.

Bring skirt or blouse all sewn by herself, or equivalent in needlework.

Swim fifty yards, or show a list of twelve satisfactory "good turns".

Judge unknown distances, heights, size, numbers, etc., within twenty-five per cent, error.

Show points of compass without a compass.

Bring in a Tenderfoot trained by herself.

(N.B.- This may be carried out within three months.)

1916 (July) Girl Guides' Gazette - First Class


Be a 2nd Class Guide

Hold the Ambulance, Cook and Needlewoman's Badges.

Swim fifty yards or hold the Sick Nurse Badge.

Have one shilling in the Savings Bank.

Be able to instruct in and take Company drill.

Draw a rough sketch map of the district, within a radius of a mile in country and half a mile in town, round her Company Headquarters, and be able to point out or direct the way to the nearest doctor's house, fire, ambulance, telephone, police, and railway stations, post office and pillarbox from any point within that radius.

Be able to judge distances, heights, weights, and numbers within 25% error.

Have trained a Tenderfoot.

N.B. A 2nd Class Guide may not receive this badge within six months of her enrolment.

1918 Guide Handbook - First Class test


I Intelligence

1) Judge height, weight, distance, numbers.

2) Have 1s. in the Savings Bank.

3) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Skill

4) Hold cook and needlewoman's badge.

III Service

5) How to deal with any two accidents such as the following, i.e.: how to behave and how to rescue and what restoration or first aid to apply in cases of clothes on fire, drowning, electric shock, gas poison, ice accident.

6) Also hold the Ambulance badge.

7) Draw a rough sketch map of the district for half a mile (one mile in country round company headquarters) and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, police or railway station; or post or telegraph office, pillar-box etc., from any point within that district.

III Health

8) Perform physical exercises as in Part I and instruct Tenderfoot in the same and in health rules.

9) Must be able to swim fifty yards, or hold the

10) Child-nurse Badge.

1920 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them - First-Class Badge

I - Intelligence
Must be a Second-Class Guide
State briefly the history and aims of the Girl Guide Movement.
Judge height, weight, distance, numbers and compass directions up to eight points.
Have 1s. in the Savings Bank.
Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot Test.
II - Handcraft
Hold Cook and Needlewoman's Badge.
III - Service
Hold the Ambulance Badge renewed for year, and the Child Nurse Badge.
Draw from memory a rough sketch map of the district for half a mile (1 mile in the country) round Company Headquarters, and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, etc., from any point within that district.
IV - Health
Perform physical exercises in Second-Class Test and instruct Tenderfoot in the same and in health rules.
Must be able to swim fifty yards, or, in exceptional cases, hold the Domestic Service Badge.

1921 POR - First Class Test


Must be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her Company.

State briefly the History and Aims of the G.G. Movement.

I Intelligence.

Judge height, weight, distance, numbers, and compass directions up to eight points.

Have 1s. in the Savings Bank.

Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot Test.

II Handcraft

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges.

III Service

Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse Badge, renewed every other year.

Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her Guide Headquarters (for country guides one mile) and draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any one given point to another, and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, etc., from any point within that district.

IV Health 

Perform physical exercises in 2nd Class Test and instruct Tenderfoot in the same and in the health rules.

Must be able to swim 50 yards, or, in very exceptional cases, hold the Domestic Service Badge, and have a knowledge of "Swimming Self-taught" (price 6d).

1924 POR - First Class Guide


Must be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her Company.

State briefly the History and Aims of the G.G. Movement.

I Intelligence

Judge height, weight, distance, numbers and compass directions up to sixteen points within 2 per cent. error.

Have 1s. in a Savings Bank.

Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot Test.

II Handcraft

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges.

III Health

Perform physical exercises in 2nd Class Test and instruct Tenderfoot in the same and in the health rules.

Must be able to swim 50 yards, or, on account of physical disability (when a Doctor's certificate must be given), hold the Health Badge, and have a knowledge of the land drill in "Seven Lessons in Elementary Swimming and Diving for Girl Guides." (Price 3d).

IV Service

Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse Badge, renewed every other year.

Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her Guide Headquarters (for country Guides one mile) and draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any one given point to another, and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, etc., from any point within that district.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How To Win Them - First-Class Badge

Must be a Second-Class Guide and have a good influence in her Company.
State briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development.
I - Intelligence
Judge heights and distances, explaining methods of measurement within  25 per cent. error in each case.  Judge weights, two out of three within 25 per cent. error.  Judge numbers, two out of three within 25  per cent. error.  Judge numbers, two out of three within 25 per cent. error.
Know 16 points of the compass by the sun and the polar star.
Have 1/- in the Savings Bank.
Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.
II - Handcraft
Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges.
III - Health
Walk two miles in 30 minutes, and arrive in good condition.  Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the Health Rules.
Must be able to swim 50 yards.
IV - Service
Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse Badge renewed every other year.
Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide Headquarters (four country Guides one mile) and draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any one given point to another; and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, etc., from any point within that district.
Be able to follow a route from a map, and bring a certificate from her Captain, countersigned by the District Captain or District Commissioner, that the candidate had taken three other Guides for a half-day's hike and been able to interest them in outdoor things, during that time.
1928 Girl Guide Badges and How To Win Them - First Class Badge

Must be a Second Class Guide and have a good influence in her Company.
State briefly the origin of Guide Movement and its development.
I - Intelligence
Judge three out of the following five subjects - Heights, weights, distance, numbers, and time.  Two out of three to be with 25 per cent. error in each case.
Know 16 points of the compass by the sun and the polar star.
Have 1/- in the Savings Bank.
Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot Test.
II - Handcraft
Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges.
III - Health
Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scout's pace if necessary), and arrive in good condition.
IV - Service
Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse Badge renewed every other year.
Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half-a-mile from her home or Guide Headquarters (for Country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police, or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.
Draw, at examination, a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.
Take two other Guides (not First Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turn-out, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.
Know how to deal with the following:- Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), ice accidents, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1930 POR - 1st Class Guide


Must e a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

State briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and its development.

I Intelligence

Judge three out of the following five subjects:-

Heights, weights, distance, numbers and time.  Two out of three to be within 25 per cent, error in each case.

Know 16 points of the compass by the sun and the stars.

Have 1s. in the savings bank.

Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Handicraft

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III Health 

Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

Must be able to swim 50 yards.

IV Service

Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge, renewed every other year.

Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide Headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.

Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

Know how to deal with the following:- Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1931 POR - First Class Guide


Must be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

State briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development.

I - Intelligence

Judge three out of the following five subjects: -

Heights, weights, distance, numbers and time.  Two out of three to be within 25 per cent. error in each case.

Know 16 points of the compass by the sun and the stars.

Have 1s. in the savings bank.

Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II - Handicraft.

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III - Health

Wal two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

Must be able to swim 50 yards.

IV - Service

Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge, renewed every other year.

Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within aa radius of half a mile from her home or guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile) and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

Know how to deal with the following: -Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1932 POR - First Class Guide


Must be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

State briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development.

I - Intelligence

Judge three out of the following five subjects: -

Heights, weights, distance, numbers and time.  Two out of three to be within 25 per cent. error in each case.

Be able to use a compass and find 16 points by the sun and the stars.

Have 1s. in the savings bank.

Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II - Handicraft.

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III - Health

Wal two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

Must be able to swim 50 yards.

IV - Service

Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge, renewed every other year.

Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within aa radius of half a mile from her home or guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile) and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

Know how to deal with the following: -Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - First Class Badge

Be a Second-Class Guide and have a good influence in her Company.
State briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development.
I - Intelligence
1) Judge three out of the following five subjects:- Heights, weights, distance, numbers and time.  Two out of three to be with 25 per cent. error in each case.
2) Be able to use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.
3) Have 1/- in the Savings Bank.
4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot Test.
II - Handcraft
Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges.
III - Health
1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scout's pace if necessary), and arrive in good condition.
2) Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the Health Rules.
3) Be able to swim 50 yards.
IV - Service
1) Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse Badge renewed every other year.
2) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighourhood within a radius of half-a-mile from her home or Guide Headquarters (for country Guides, one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.
3) Draw, at examination, a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.
4) Take two other Guides (not First Class) for a half day's hike, when possible, following a map.  The examiner who may accompany or join them at any point should judge them on their general turn-out, organisation, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and it's method of cooking.
5) Know how to deal with the following:- Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire, accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits and fainting.

1935 POR - First Class Guide


Be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and it's development.

I Intelligence.

1) Estimate three of the following: Height, weight, distance, number, time.  In two results out of three in each subject, the percentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Be able to use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.

3) Show regular payments over a period of six months into savings bank or other account, and have a knowledge of simple account keeping.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Handicraft

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III Health

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

2) Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

3) Be able to swim 50 yards.

IV Service

1) Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge, renewed every other year.

2) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

3) Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

4) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organisation, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

5) Know how to deal with the following: Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1937 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - First Class Badge

Be a Second-Class Guide and have a good influence in her company.
Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development.
I - Intelligence
1) Estimate three out of the following five subjects:- Height, weight, distance, numbers and time.  In two results out of three in each subject, the percentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.
2) Be able to use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.
3) Show regular payments over a period of six months into savings bank or other account, and have a knowledge of simple account keeping.
4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.
II - Handicraft
Hold Cook, Needlewoman, and Child Nurse badges.
III - Health
1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scout's pace if necessary), and arrive in good condition.
2) Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the Health Rules.
3) Be able to swim 50 yards.
IV - Service
1) Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge renewed every other year.
2) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half-a-mile from her home or Guide Headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police, or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.
3) Draw, at examination, a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.
4) Take two other Guides (not First Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible, following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turn-out, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.
5) Know how to deal with the following:- Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits and fainting.

1938 POR - First Class Guide


Be a Second Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and its development.

I Intelligence

1) Estimate three of the following: Height, weight, distance, number, time.  The percentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Be able to use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.

3) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Handicraft

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III Health

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

2) Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

3) Be able to swim 50 yards and throw a life line.

IV Service

1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, et., from any point within that district.  be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

2) Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

3) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

4) a) Know how to deal with the following: shock, haemorrhage (various methods), asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident and ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits and fainting.

b) Understand the preparation of bed for patient; the changing of sheets and the prevention of bed sores.  Be able to use a clinical thermometer and to make and apply fomentations.

1939 POR - First Class Guide


Be a Second Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and its development.

I Intelligence

1) Estimate three of the following: Height, weight, distance, number, time.  The percentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.

3) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Handicraft

Hold cook, Needlewoman and Child nurse badges.

III Health

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scout's pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

2) Teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

3) Swim 50 yards and throw a life line to reach a person 20 yards away.

IV Service

1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guide one mile), and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

2) Draw at the et a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another .

3) Take two Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organisation , manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

4) a) Deal with the following: shock, haemorrhage (various methods), asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident and ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

b) Understand the preparation of bed for patient; the changing of sheets and the prevention of bed sores.  Use a clinical thermometer and make and apply fomentations.

1940 Hints on Girl Guide Tests - First Class Badge


Be a Second Class Guide and have a good influence in her Company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development.

I - Intelligence.

1) Estimate three of the following:- Height, weight, distance, numbers and time.  The percentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Be able to use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and stars.

3) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways 0 three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II - Handicraft.

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III - Health.

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scout's pace if necessary), and arrive in good condition.

2) Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the Health Rules.

3) Be able to swim 50 yards and throw a life line to reach a person 15 yards away with regularity.

IV - Service.

1) Have an intimae knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half-a-mile from her home or Guide Headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police, railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

2) Draw, at the test, a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way form any given point to another.

3) Take two other Guides (not First Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible, following a map.  The tester, who may accompany them or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turn-out, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and it's method of cooking.

4) a) Know how to deal with the following:- Shock, haemorrhage (various methods), asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident and ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits and fainting.

b) Understand the preparation of bed for patient; the changing of sheets and the prevention of bed sores.  Be able to use a clinical thermometer and to make and apply fomentations.


For Irish Girl Guides (Eire) only. - The words "state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development" should be followed by "both at home and abroad".

1943 POR - First Class


Be a Second Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and its development.

I.- Intelligence.

1) Estimate three of the following: Height, weight, distance, number, time.  The precentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.

3) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property, and three with regard to that of other people.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test. 

II.- Handicraft.

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III.- Health.

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scout's pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

2) Teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

3) Swim 50 yards and throw a life line with regularity to reach a person 15 yards away.

IV.- Service.

1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Read a map, and now to which places the main roads lead.

2) Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

3) Take two other Guides (not First Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The tester, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organisation, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

4) a) Be prepare to : Treat for shock following accident.  Arrest bleeding from arteries, veins or capillaries.  Treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting.  Resuscitate the drowning, suing Schafer's method of artificial respiration.

b) Be able to deal with fire and ice accidents.  Prepare a bed for a stretcher case.  Change the sheets of a helpless patient.  Know how to prevent bedsores.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Make and apply fomentations.

1946 Guide Handbook - First Class Test


1) Be a Second Class Guide and have a good influence in her Company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide Camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and C.A. may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut).

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Life of Baden-Powell (published by the Scouts), or The Wolf that Never Sleeps, and make a book showing the story of the Guide Movement, including its international aspect.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) COOK'S TEST. a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate).

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

ii) NEEDLEWOMAN'S TEST Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) CHILD NURSE TEST a) Make at the test a timetable for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  (This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.)

NOTE: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have done her best to achieve the standards required by the Health Record Card, and discus with her Captain its practical application.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope 12 yards (as a life line or for other useful purposes) with reasonable accuracy and in good style.

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile form her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc., form any point within the district.  Be able to tell a stranger how long it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way form one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated. Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The tester, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organisation, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the drowning, using Schafer's method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire and ice accidents.

14) Prepare a bed for a stretcher case.  Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken in to consideration.

1947 POR - First Class Test


1) Be a Second Class Guide and have a good influence in her company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide Camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition), or The Life of Baden-Powell (published by the Scouts), or The Wolf that Never Sleeps (published by the Guides), and make a book showing the story of the Guide Movement, including its International aspect.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) COOK'S TEST

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number. (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

ii) NEEDLEWOMAN'S TEST

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) CHILD NURSE TEST

a) Make at the test a time-table for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.

NOTE: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have done her best to achieve the standards required by the Health Record Card, and discuss with her Captain its practical application.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope 12 yards (as a life-line or for other useful purposes) with reasonable accuracy and in good style.

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to tell a stranger how ling it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The tester, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the drowning, using Schafer's method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire and ice accidents.

14) Prepare a bed for a stretcher case.  Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration

1948 Guide Handbook - First Class 


1) Be a Second Class Guide and have a good influence in her Company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide Camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and C.A. may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut).

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Life of Baden-Powell (published by the Scouts), or The Wolf that Never Sleeps, and make a book showing the story of the Guide Movement, including its International aspect.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) COOK's TEST. a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate).

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

ii) NEEDLEWOMAN'S TEST. Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) CHILD NURSE TEST.  a) Make at the test a timetable for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  (This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.)

Note: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman, and Child Nurse Badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have done her best to achieve the standards required by the Health Record Card, and discuss with her Captain it's practical application.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope 12 yards (as a life line or for other useful purposes) with reasonable accuracy and in good style.

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to tell a stranger how long it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The tester, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the drowning, using Schafer's method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire and ice accidents.

14) Prepare a bed for as stretcher case.  Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it. Show how to prevent bedsores.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration.

1950 POR - 1st Class


1) Be a Second Class Guide, show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in her company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide Camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Life of Baden-Powell (published by the Scouts), or The Wolf that Never Sleeps (published by the Guides), and make a book showing the story of the Guide Movement, including its International aspect.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) COOK's TEST

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

ii) NEEDLEWOMAN'S TEST

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) CHILD NURSE TEST

a) Make at the test a time-table for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.  

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.

Note: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have done her best to achieve the standards required by the Health Record Card, and discuss with her Captain its practical application.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope 12 yards (as a life-line or for other useful purposes) with reasonable accuracy and in good style.

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc.  Be able to tell a stranger how long it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  (The tester, who may accompany or join the Guides at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.)

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the drowning, using Schafer's method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

14) Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration.

1953 POR - 1st Class


1) Be a Second Class Guide, show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in her company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide Camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps (published by the Girl Guides), or another life of Baden-Powell.  Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the International aspect, this may be done in any way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as making a book or giving a talk..

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) COOK's TEST

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

ii) NEEDLEWOMAN'S TEST

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) CHILD NURSE TEST

a) Make at the test a time-table for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.  

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.

Note: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.  Understand the rules of health and how they apply to herself.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope -

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person twelve yards away, three out of four throws to be successful.  (If the candidate wishes, a suitable float may be used for water rescue).

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc.  Be able to tell a stranger how long it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  (The tester, who may accompany or join the Guides at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.)

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the drowning, using the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

14) Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration.

1954 Hints on Girl Guide Tests - First Class Test


1) Be a Second Class Guide, show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in her company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and C,A. may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boy's Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps (published by the Girl Guides) or another life of Baden-Powell.  Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the international aspect; this may be done in any way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as making a book or giving a talk.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) Cook's Test

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate).

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of balanced menu.

ii) Needlewoman's Test.

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) Child Nurse Test.

a) Make at the test a time-table for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.

Note: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well, understand the rules of health and how they apply to herself.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope -

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person twelve yards away, three out of four throws to be successful.  (If the candidate wishes, a suitable float may be used for water rescue.)

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc.  Be able to tell a stranger how long it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides  (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  (The tester, who may accompany or joint the Guides at any point should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.)

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting, resuscitate the drowning using the Holger-Neilsen method or artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice and electrical accidents.

14) Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration.

1957 POR - First Class


Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy, and common sense are to be taken into consideration.

1) a) Have passed the Second Class Test.

b) Show that she is growing in understanding and practice and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in the company.

2) Have camped at least a week-end in a Guide camp.  (If this is impossible the Commissioner may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) a) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps, or another life of Baden-Powell.

b) Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the international aspect.

Note: This may be done in a way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as compiling a book or giving a talk,

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to present waste in six practical ways; three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) Cook's Test

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

Alternative: Hold the Cook badge.

6) Needlewoman's Test

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

Alternative: Hold the Needlewoman badge.

7) Child Nurse Test

a) Make at the test a timetable for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children aged 3 to 5 years happily occupied for one hour.

Alternative: Hold the Child Nurse badge.

8) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than 6 miles.

9) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.  Understand the Rules of Health and how they apply to herself.

10) Swim 50 yds.*

11) Throw a rope accurately three times out of four: 

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person 12 yds. away.

Note: The line may be weighted with a suitable light object.

12) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile (town) or one mile (country) of her home or Guide H.Q.  Direct a stranger to the nearest doctor; telephone, pillar box, post and/or telegraph office; garage and/or petrol-filling station; fire, ambulance, police, and railway stations, etc; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

13) Use a compass and find sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

14) Take two Guides (not First Class) for a half-day hike, when possible following a map.

Note: The tester may accompany or join the Guides at any point.  They are to be judged on general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, type of food and method of cooking.

15) Be prepared to: treat for shock following an accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the apparently drowned, using the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

16) Change the sheets of a bed with the patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

* Note: A Guide living in a locality where conditions are such that it is not possible for her to learn to swim, may, as a parallel test, take one of the following badges: Athlete, Cyclist, Hiker, Horsewoman, Land-girl, Pioneer, Stalker, Woodman.  Permission to do this and the decision as to which badge is to be taken must be obtained through the usual channels from the Country's Headquarters.  A Guide in an 'active' company who, owing to a minor disability, is not allowed to swim, may also be permitted to take a parallel test.  In such case a doctor's certificate is required.

1960 POR - First Class


Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy, and common sense are to be taken into consideration.

1) a) Have passed the Second Class Test.

b) Show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in the company.

2) Have camped at least a week-end in a Guide camp.  (If this is impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut).

3) a) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps, or another life of Baden-Powell.

b) Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the international aspect.

Note: This may be done in a way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as compiling a book or giving a talk.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways; three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) Cook Test

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate).

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

Alternative: Hold the Cook badge.

6) Needlewoman Test

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

Alternative: Hold the Needlewoman badge.

7) Child Nurse Test

a) Make at the test a timetable for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children aged 3 to 5 years happily occupied for one hour.

Alternative: Hold the Child Nurse badge.

8) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than 6 miles.

9) Know the Rules of Health and prove that she is trying to keep them.

10) Swim 50 yds.*

11) Throw a rope accurately three times out of four:

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person 12 yds. away.

Note: The line may be weighted with a suitable light object.

12) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile (town) or one mile (country) of her home or Guide H.Q., Direct a stranger to the nearest doctor; telephone, pillar box, post and/or telegraph office; garage and/or petrol-filling station; fire, ambulance, police, and railway stations, etc.; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

13) Use a compass and find sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

14) Take two Guides (not First Class) for a half-day hike, when possible following a map.

Note: The tester may accompany or join the Guides at any point.  They are to be judged on general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up. enjoyment, type of food and method of cooking.

15) Be prepared to: treat for shock following an accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or tainting; resuscitate the apparently drowned, using the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

16) Change the sheets of a bed with the patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

* Note: A Guide living in a locality where conditions are such that it is not possible for her to learn to swim, may, as a parallel test, take one of the following badges: Athlete, Cyclist, Fire Brigade, Hiker, Horsewoman, Land-Girl, Pioneer, Stalker, Woodman.  Permission to do this and the decision as to which clauses of which bade are to be taken must be obtained through the usual channels from the Country's Headquarters.  A Guide in an 'active' company who, owing to a minor disability, is not allowed to swim, may also be permitted to take a parallel test.  In such a case a doctor's certificate is required.

1961 (July) POR - First Class


Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy, and common sense are to be taken into consideration.

1) a) Have passed the Second Class Test.

b) Show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in the company.

2) Have camped at least a week-end in a Guide camp.  (If this is impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut).

3) a) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps, or another life of Baden-Powell.

b) Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the international aspect.

Note: This may be done in a way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as compiling a book or giving a talk.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways; three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) Cook Test

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate).

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

Alternative: Hold the Cook badge.

6) Needlewoman Test

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

Alternative: Hold the Needlewoman badge.

7) Child Nurse Test

a) Make at the test a timetable for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children aged 3 to 5 years happily occupied for one hour.

Alternative: Hold the Child Nurse badge.

8) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than 6 miles.

9) Know the Rules of Health and prove that she is trying to keep them.

10) Swim 50 yds.*

11) Throw a rope accurately three times out of four:

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person 12 yds. away.

Note: The line may be weighted with a suitable light object.

12) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile (town) or one mile (country) of her home or Guide H.Q., Direct a stranger to the nearest doctor; telephone, pillar box, post and/or telegraph office; garage and/or petrol-filling station; fire, ambulance, police, and railway stations, etc.; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

13) Use a compass and find sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

14) Take two Guides (not First Class) for a half-day hike, when possible following a map.

Note: The tester may accompany or join the Guides at any point.  They are to be judged on general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up. enjoyment, type of food and method of cooking.

15) Be prepared to: treat for shock following an accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or tainting; resuscitate the apparently drowned, using the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

16) Change the sheets of a bed with the patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

* Note: A Guide living in a locality where conditions are such that it is not possible for her to learn to swim, may, as a parallel test, take one of the following badges: Athlete, Cyclist, Fire Brigade, Hiker, Horsewoman, Land-Girl, Pioneer, Stalker, Woodman.  Permission to do this and the decision as to which clauses of which bade are to be taken must be obtained through the usual channels from the Country's Headquarters.  A Guide in an 'active' company who, owing to a minor disability, is not allowed to swim, may also be permitted to take a parallel test.  In such a case a doctor's certificate is required.

1964 (March) POR - First Class


When she has passed any six clauses of the test (excluding clause 1) a Guide may embroider a red edge to her Second Class Badge.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy, and common sense are to be taken into consideration.

1) a) Have passed the Second Class test.

b) Show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in the company.

2) Have camped at least a week-end in a Guide camp.  (If this is impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut).

3) a) Read Scouting for Boys (Scouts' Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps, or another life of Baden-Powell.

b) Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the international aspect.

Note: This may be done in a way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as compiling a book or giving a talk.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways; three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) Cook Test

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer wimple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

Alternative: Hold the Cook badge.

6) Needlewoman Test

Make a simple garment, darn a garment, and patch a worn article.

Alternative: Hold the Needlewoman badge.

7) Child Nurse Test

a) Make at the test a timetable for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children aged 3 to 5 years happily occupied for one hour.

Alternative: Hold the Child Nurse badge.

8) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than 6 miles.

9) Know the Rules of Health and prove that she is trying to keep them.

10) Swim 50 yds.*

11) Throw a rope accurately three times out of four:

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person 12 yds. away.

Note: The line may be weighted with a suitable light object.

12) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile (town) or one mile (country) of her home or Guide H.Q.  Direct a stranger to the nearest - doctor; telephone, pillar box, post and/or telegraph office; garage and/or petrol-filling station; fire, ambulance, police, and railway stations, etc.; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

13) Use a compass and find sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

14) Take two Guides (not First Class) for a half-day hike, when possible following a map.

Note: The tester may accompany or join the Guides at any point.  They are to be judged on general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, type of food and method of cooking.

15) Be prepared to: treat for shock following an accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the apparently drowned, using the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration on film or film strip. or performed live by a qualified demonstrator.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

16) Change the sheets of a bed with the patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

* Note: A Guide living in a locality where conditions are such that it is not possible for her to learn to swim, may, as a parallel test, take one of the following badges: Athlete, Cyclist, Fire Brigade, Hiker, Horsewoman, Land-Girl, Pioneer, Stalker, Woodman.  Permission to do this and the decisions as to which clauses of which badge are to be taken must be obtained through the usual channels from the Country's Headquarters.  A Guide in an 'active' company who, owing to a minor disability, is not allowed to swim, may also be permitted to take a parallel test.  In such a case a doctor's certificate is required.

1965 (July) POR - First Class


When she has passed any six clauses of the test (excluding clause 1) a Guide may embroider a red edge to her Second Class Badge.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy, and common sense are to be taken into consideration.

1) a) Have passed the Second Class test.

b) Show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in the company.

2) Have camped at least a week-end in a Guide camp.  (If this is impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut).

3) a) Read Scouting for Boys (Scouts' Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps, or another life of Baden-Powell.

b) Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the international aspect.

Note: This may be done in a way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as compiling a book or giving a talk.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways; three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) Cook Test

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer wimple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

Alternative: Hold the Cook badge.

6) Needlewoman Test

Make a simple garment, darn a garment, and patch a worn article.

Alternative: Hold the Needlewoman badge.

7) Child Nurse Test

a) Make at the test a timetable for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children aged 3 to 5 years happily occupied for one hour.

Alternative: Hold the Child Nurse badge.

8) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than 6 miles.

9) Know the Rules of Health and prove that she is trying to keep them.

10) Swim 50 yds.*

11) Throw a rope accurately three times out of four:

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person 12 yds. away.

Note: The line may be weighted with a suitable light object.

12) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile (town) or one mile (country) of her home or Guide H.Q.  Direct a stranger to the nearest - doctor; telephone, pillar box, post and/or telegraph office; garage and/or petrol-filling station; fire, ambulance, police, and railway stations, etc.; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

13) Use a compass and find sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

14) Take two Guides (not First Class) for a half-day hike, when possible following a map.

Note: The tester may accompany or join the Guides at any point.  They are to be judged on general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, type of food and method of cooking.

15) Be prepared to: treat for shock following an accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the apparently drowned, using the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration on film or film strip. or performed live by a qualified demonstrator.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

16) Change the sheets of a bed with the patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Alternative to clauses 15 and 16: Hold the Emergency Helper badge.

* Note: A Guide living in a locality where conditions are such that it is not possible for her to learn to swim, may, as a parallel test, take an additional proficiency badge to be determined by the Country's Guide Adviser, whose decision should be obtained through the usual channels.

A Guide who, owing to a disability, is not allowed to swim, may also be permitted to take a parallel test for swimming.  In all such cases, a doctor's certificate is required unless the Guide is a member of an Extension company.

Alternative Tests for Extension Guides

Hospital, Physically Handicapped, and Post Groups

2) Make a gadget or other article for use in camp.  Spend a day in camp.

6) Make a simple garment or some other article in knitting or crocheting.  Know the way to sew on a button or hold the Knitter Badge.

8) Plan and accomplish an expedition with a definite object in view.

11) Know the dangers which might arise from the following: open fires, unswept chimneys, cigarette ends, paper lampshades, gas stoves, electric fittings in bathrooms, slippery rugs, loose carpets.  Know what precautions to take to prevent accidents.  Illustrate this by means of an exhibition, log book, etc.

15) If this clause is carried out by directing someone else the candidate must in addition fit up a First Aid case suitable for use in home emergencies and have it to hand.

Blind Group

5) a) Assist someone to the extent of her capacity to cook and serve a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

6) Make a simple garment, and some other article in knitting or crocheting.  Know the way to sew on a button.  Or hold the Knitter badge.

12) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile (town) or one mile (country) of her home or Guide H.Q.  Direct a stranger to the nearest - doctor; telephone, pillar box, post and/or telegraph office; garage and/or petrol-filling station; fire, ambulance, police, and railway stations, etc.; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test give directions to find the way from one given point to another, and state the distance.

13) Use a compass.  Know mapping signs and be able to explain how to use them.

16) Change the sheets of a bed with the patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Be able to instruct someone in the use of a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Mentally Handicapped Group

10) Know six country dances.

12) Have an intimate knowledge of the rules of the hospital.  Know times of: posts, in and out; church services; visiting hours and days.  Know: inland postage rates for letters and parcels; how to send money by post.

14) Have kept a nature notebook with at least 25 entries (e.g. concerning weather, birds, trees, flowers, etc.).  Show proficiency in a nature game using specimens.

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