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1921 POR - Ranger Star test


Character

Must have been an active member of the Company for 18 months.

Must have passed Senior Guide Test.

A two-thirds majority of the Company must be of the opinion that she has tried to live up to the ideals of the Guides for the previous six months.

Must, unless under very special circumstances, have paid in regularly to some Savings Bank for six months (This to include regular payment to Camp Fund or similar forms of saving.)

Intelligence

Bring in a recruit properly trained.

Invent a game and teach it to her Patrol; or Get 80 per cent. in an observation game.

Speak for note less than three minutes on Citizenship, the Aims of the Guide Movement, any Natural History Subject, or Give an Account, gleaned from the newspapers, of a Month's Current Events; or Tell a story on a Guide Law for not less than three minutes; or Draw a sketch to illustrate an incident of Guide life.

Be able to sing four songs from the Guide Song Book, or four folk songs; or Act with her Patrol an illustration of a Guide law, or a scene from local history, for not less than 15 minutes; or Hold Book-lover's Badge; or Recite not less than 50 lines from one of Shakespeare's plays.

Must have spend at least half a day alone or with only one companion in the country, cooking her own food, and observing the wild birds and animals, plants and flowers, and write a report on what she has observed; or. where this is not possible, Must have spend not less than an hour in observing a bird or animal in its native haunts, and write an account of what she has noticed for herself; or Must have tamed a wild animal or bird herself.  (This does not mean keeping it in a cage, but teaching it to come for its food at certain times.)

Handicraft

Hold the following (Junior) badges:- Ambulance, Sick Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman.

Service

Be responsible for the cleanliness, order and beautifying of the clubroom for one month; or

Do some definite extra piece of work for others, either indoors or out of doors, every day for one month; or

Help at a playground or play-centre at least once a week for three months.

Be able to guide a stranger to the Parish Church, Town Hall (or village hall), Fire and Police Stations, nearest P.O., Doctor, Chemist, Garage and principal food and provision merchants.  Describe the architecture and know the history of the Parish Church and any interesting buildings in the neighbourhood, and make a sketch map of the district for half a mile (one mile in the country) round Company Headquarters.

Health

Be able to swim 50 yards; or

Know 10 country dances.

Show a thorough knowledge of the six Rules of Health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest and clothing) and be able to explain them to her Patrol.

1924 POR - Ranger Star test


Character

1) Must have been an active member of a Company for 18 months.

2) Must have passed Ranger Test.

3) A two-thirds majority of the Company must be of the opinion that she has tried to live up to the ideals of the guides for the previous six months.

4) Must, unless under very special circumstances, have paid in regularly to some Savings Bank for six months.  (This to include regular payment to Camp Fund or similar forms of saving.)

Intelligence

1) Bring in a recruit properly trained.

2) Invent a game and teach it to her Patrol; or

Get 80 per cent. in an observation game.

3) Speak for not less than three minutes on Citizenship, the Aims of the Guide Movement, any Natural History Subject, or Give an Account, gleaned from the newspapers, of a Month's Current Events; or

Tell a story on a Guide Law for not less than three minutes; or

Draw a sketch to illustrate an incident of Guide life.

4) Be able to sing four songs from the following list:-

Girl Guide Song Book, Folk Songs, Fellowship Song Book, Gaudeamus, Sailor's Chanties (Dr. Terry), Jerusalem (Parry), England (Parry); or play four country dances on piano or stringed instrument; or

Act with her Patrol either an illustration of a Guide law, or a scene from local history, for not less than 15 minutes; or

Hold Book-lover's Badge; or

Recite not less than 50 lines from one of Shakespeare's plays.

5) Must have spend at least half a day alone or with only one companion in the country, cooking her own food, and observing the wild birds and animals, plants and flowers, and write a report on what she has observed; or, where this is not possible,

Must have tamed a wild animal or bird herself.  (This does not mean keeping it in a cage, but teaching it to come for its food at certain times.)

Handicraft

Hold the following (Junior) badges:- Ambulance, Sick Nurse, Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman.

Health

1) Be able to swim 50 yards; or

Know 10 country dances.  (If a Ranger submits a medical certificate stating that she is unable, through physical disability, to take either of the above Tests, she may take the Health badge instead.)

2) Show a thorough knowledge of the six Rules of Health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest and clothing) and be able to explain them to her Patrol.

Service

1) Be responsible for the cleanliness, order and beautifying of the clubroom for one month; or

Do some definite extra piece of work for others, either indoors or out of doors, regularly for at least three months; or

Help at a playground or play-centre at least once a week for three months.

2) Be able to guide a stranger to the Parish Church, Town Hall (or village hall), Fire and Police Stations, nearest P.O., Doctor, Chemist, Garage and principal food and provision merchants.  Describe the architecture and know the history of the Parish Church and any interesting buildings in the neighbourhood, or draw at examination a rough sketch which would enable a stranger to find his way from any  on given point to another, within a radius of 1/2 mile from the guides' Headquarters.  (For Country Guides - one mile).

1930 POR - Ranger Star


I Character

1) Must have been an active member of a Guide or Ranger company for 18 months.

2) Must have passed the Ranger test.

3) Must have shown to the satisfaction of the Court of Honour that she has tried to be a good exponent of the ideals of Guiding in practical daily life and that she has a sense of responsibility for herself and for the safety and well-being of others.

4) Must, unless under very special circumstances, have paid in regularly to some savings bank for six months.  (This to include regular payment to camp fund or similar form of saving.)

II Intelligence

1) Bring in a recruit properly trained, or train a ranger in two of the ranger tests.

2) Invent a game and teach it to her Patrol; or

Get 80 per cent. in an observation game.

3) Speak or write an essay on citizenship, the aims of the Guide movement, any natural history subject; or give an account, gleaned from the newspapers, of a month's current events; or

Tell a story on a Guide Law for not less than three minutes; or

Draw a sketch to illustrate an incident of Guide life.

4) Be able to sing four songs from the following list: Girl Guide Song Book, Folk Songs, Fellowship Song Book, Gaudeamus, Sailors' Chanties (Dr Terry), Jerusalem (Parry), England (Parry); or play four country dances on piano or other musical instrument suited to folk dancing; or

Act with her patrol either an illustration of a Guide law, or a scene from local history, for not less than fifteen minutes; or

Hold Book-lover's badge; or

Recite not less than fifty lines from one of Shakespeare's plays.

5) Must have spend at least half a day alone or with only one companion in the country, cooking her own food, and observing the wild birds and animals, plants and flowers, and write a report on what she has observed; or, where this is not possible,

Must have tamed a wild animal or bird herself.  (This does not mean keeping it in a cage, but teaching it to come for its food at certain times).

III Handicraft

Hold the following (Junior) badges: Child Nurse, Cook and Needlewoman.

IV Health

1) Be able to swim 50 yards; or

Know ten country dances.  (If a Ranger submits a medical certificate stating that she is unable through physical disability to take either of the above tests, she may take the Health badge instead.)

2) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of Health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest and clothing.( and be able to explain them to her patrol.

V Service

1) Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge.

2) Be responsible for the cleanliness, order and beautifying of the club-room for three months; or

Do some definite extra piece of work for others, either indoors or out of doors, regularly for at least three months; or

Help at a playground or play-centre at least once a week for three months.

3) Be able to guide a stranger to the parish church, town hall (or village hall), fire and police stations, nearest P.O., doctor, chemist, garage and principal food and provision merchants.   Describe the architecture and know the history of the parish church and any interesting buildings in the neighbourhood, or

Draw at examination a rough sketch which would enable a sragner to find his way from any one given point to another, within a radius of half a mile from the Guides' headquarters (For Country Guides - one mile).

1931 POR - Ranger Star test


I - Character

1) Must have been an active member of a Guide or Ranger company for 18 months.

2) Must have passed the Ranger test

3) Must have shown to the satisfaction of the Court of Honour that she ahs tried to be a good exponent of the ideals of Guiding in practical daily life and that she has a sense of responsibility for herself and for the safety and wellbeing of others.

4) Must, unless under very special circumstances, have paid in regularly to some savings bank for six months.  (This to include regular payment to camp fund or similar form of saving.)

II - Intelligence

1) Bring in a recruit properly trained, or train a Ranger in two of the Ranger tests.

2) Invent a game and teach it to her patrol; or Get 80 per cent in an observation game.

3) Speak or write an essay on citizenship, or the aims of the Guide Movement, or any natural history subject; or give an account, gleaned from the newspapers, of a month's current events; or

Tell a story on a Guide Law for not less than three minutes; or

Draw a sketch to illustrate an incident of Guide life.

4) Be able to sing four songs from the following list: Girl Gide Song Book, Folk Songs, Fellowship Song Book, Gaudeamus, Sailors' Chanties (Dr Terry), Jerusalem (Parry), England (Parry); or play four country dances on piano or other musical instrument suited to folk dancing; or

Act with her patrol either an illustration of a Guide Law, or a scene from local history, for not less than fifteen minutes; or

Hold Book-lovers' badge; or

Recite not less than fifty lines from one of Shakespeare's plays.

5) Must have spent at least half a day alone or with only one companion in the country, cooking her own food, and observing the wild birds and animals, plants and flowers, and write a report on what she has observed; or, where this is not possible.

Must have tamed a wild animal or bird herself. (This does not mean keeping it in a cage, but teaching it to come for its food at certain times.)

III - Handicraft

Hold the following (Junior) badges; Child Nurse, Cook and Needlewoman.

IV - Health 

1) Be able to swim 50 yards; or

Know ten country dances.  (If a Ranger submits a medical certificate stating that she is unable through physical disability, to take either of the above tests, she may take the Health badge instead.)

2) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of Health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest and clothing), and be able to explain them to her patrol.

V - Service

1) Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge.

2) Be responsible for the cleanliness, order and beautifying of the club-room for three months; or

Do some definite extra piece of work for others, either indoors or out of doors, regularly for at least three months; or

Help at a playground or play-centre at least once a week for three months.

3) Be able to direct a stranger to the parish church, town hall (or village hall), fire and police stations, nearest P.O., doctor, chemist, garage and principal food and provision merchants.  Describe the architecture and know the history of the parish church and any interesting buildings in the neighbourhood, or.

Draw at examination a rough sketch which would enable a stranger to find his way from any one given point to another, within a radius of half a mile from the Guides' headquarters.  (For country Rangers - one mile).

1932 POR - Ranger Star test


I - Character

1) Must have been an active member of a Guide or Ranger company for 18 months.

2) Must have passed the Ranger test

3) Must have shown to the satisfaction of the Court of Honour that she ahs tried to be a good exponent of the ideals of Guiding in practical daily life and that she has a sense of responsibility for herself and for the safety and wellbeing of others.

4) Must, unless under very special circumstances, have paid in regularly to some savings bank for six months.  (This to include regular payment to camp fund or similar form of saving.)

II - Intelligence

1) Bring in a recruit properly trained, or train a Ranger in two of the Ranger tests.

2) Invent a game and teach it to her patrol; or Get 80 per cent in an observation game.

3) Speak or write an essay on citizenship, or the aims of the Guide Movement, or any natural history subject; or give an account, gleaned from the newspapers, of a month's current events; or

Tell a story on a Guide Law for not less than three minutes; or

Draw a sketch to illustrate an incident of Guide life.

4) Be able to sing four contrasted songs, sung solo or as descants, or part songs.  (Suggestions for part songs may be obtained from Headquarters).; or play four country dances on piano or other musical instrument suited to folk dancing; or

Act with her patrol either an illustration of a Guide Law, or a scene from local history, for not less than fifteen minutes; or

Hold Book-lovers' badge; or

Recite not less than fifty lines from the work of any great poet.

5) Must have spent at least half a day alone or with only one companion in the country, cooking her own food, and observing the wild birds and animals, plants and flowers, and write a report on what she has observed; or, where this is not possible.

Must have tamed a wild animal or bird herself. (This does not mean keeping it in a cage, but teaching it to come for its food at certain times.)

III - Handicraft

Hold the following (Junior) badges; Child Nurse, Cook and Needlewoman.

IV - Health 

1) Be able to swim 50 yards; or

Know ten country dances.  (If a Ranger submits a medical certificate stating that she is unable through physical disability, to take either of the above tests, she may take the Health badge instead.)

2) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of Health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest and clothing), and be able to explain them to her patrol.

V - Service

1) Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge.

2) Be responsible for the cleanliness, order and beautifying of the club-room for three months; or

Do some definite extra piece of work for others, either indoors or out of doors, regularly for at least three months; or

Help at a playground or play-centre at least once a week for three months.

3) Be able to direct a stranger to the parish church, town hall (or village hall), fire and police stations, nearest P.O., doctor, chemist, garage and principal food and provision merchants.  Describe the architecture and know the history of the parish church and any interesting buildings in the neighbourhood, or.

Draw at examination a rough sketch which would enable a stranger to find his way from any one given point to another, within a radius of half a mile from the Guides' headquarters.  (For country Rangers - one mile).

1935 POR - Ranger Star test


I Character

1) Have been an active member of a Guide or Ranger company for 18 months.

2) Have passed the Ranger test.

3) Have shown to the satisfaction of the Court of Honour that she has tried to be a good exponent of the ideals of Guiding in practical daily life and that she has a sense of responsibility for herself and for the safety and wellbeing of others.

4) Should, unless in very special circumstances, have paid in regularly to some savings bank for six months.  (This to include regular payment to camp fund or similar form of saving.)

II Intelligence

1) Bring in a recruit properly trained, or train a Ranger in two of the Ranger tests.

2) Invent a game and teach it to her patrol; or Get 80 per sent. in an observation game.

3) Speak or write an essay on citizenship, or the aims of the Guide Movement, or any natural history subject; or give an account, gleaned from the newspapers, of a month's current events; or

Tell a story on a Guide Law for not less than three minutes; or

Draw a sketch to illustrate an incident of Guide life.

4) Be able to sing four contrasted songs, sung solo or as descants, or part songs.  (Suggestions for part songs may be obtained from Headquarters.); or play four country dances on piano or other musical instrument suited to folk dancing; or

Act with her patrol either an illustration of a Guide Law, or a scene from local history, for not less than fifteen minutes; or

Hold Book-lover badge; or

Recite not less than fifty lines from the work of any great poet.

5) Have spend at least half a day alone or with only one companion in the country, cooking her own food, and observing the wild birds and animals, plants and flowers, and write a report on what she has observed; or, where this is not possible,

Have tamed a wild animal or bird herself.  (This does not mean keeping it in a cage, but teaching it to come for its food at certain times.)

III Handicraft

Hold one of each of the following pairs of badges; Nurse or Child Nurse, Cook (Senior) or Cook (Junior).  Dressmaker or Needlewoman.

IV Health

1) Be able to swim 50 yards; or

Know ten country dances.  (If a Ranger submits a medical certificate stating that she is unable through physical disability, to take either of the above tests, she may take the Health badge instead.)

2) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of Health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest and clothing), and be able to explain them to her patrol.

V Service

1) Hold one of the following badges; First Aider, Ambulance, Probationer or Sick Nurse.

2) Be responsible for the cleanliness, order and beautifying of the club-room for three months; or

Do some definite extra piece of work for others, either indoors or out-of-doors, regularly for at least three months; or

Help at a playground or play-centre at least once a week for three months.

3) Be able to direct a stranger to the parish church, town hall (or village hall), fire and police stations, nearest P.O., doctor, chemist, garage and principal food and provision merchants.  Describe the architecture and know the history of the parish church and any interesting buildings in the neighbourhood; or

Draw at examination a rough sketch which would enable a stranger to find his way from any one given point to another, within a radius of half a mile from the Guides' Headquarters.  (For country Rangers - one mile.)

1938 POR - Ranger Star test


To gain her Star a Ranger must pass either in Section A (specialised) or on Section B (general) in each of the eight undermentioned groups.  In at least three of these groups she must pass in Section A.

She must be a helpful member of the company and must prove that she is trying to use her knowledge in the service of others.

Section A

Group 1: Senior Cook Badge

Group 2: Ambulance Badge (if under 16) or First Aider.

Group 3: Sick Nurse Badge (if under 16) or Probationer.

Group 4: Nurse or Public Health Badge.

Group 5: Citizen, or World Citizen, or Empire Knowledge Badge.

Group 6: Hiker, or Campcraft, or Explorer, or Pioneer, or Nature Lover Badge.

Group 7: Needlewoman Badge (Senior or Junior).

Group 8: Book-Lover, or any Art and/or Craft Badge.


Section B

Group 1: Cook a two-course meal and understand the storing of food.  

Draw up a menu for a week in summer and winter, on a definite sum of money

Group 2: Be able to deal with fire accident, unconsciousness, shock and simple wounds.

Apply artificial respiration and understand the immediate measures to be taken in cases of accidents.

Group 3: Know how to prepare a sickroom and make a bed with a patient in it.

Take a temperature.

Apply a finger bandage and a fomentation.

Group 4: Know the best methods of feeding, dressing and bathing a baby of under a year.

Know the facilities in her area for advice and treatment in the case of expectant mothers, infants and young children, school children, children who are mentally or physically defective, cases of accident or illness.

Group 5: On a given route of about a mile, chosen by the candidate, be able to direct a stranger to the town or village hall, fire and police stations, nearest post office, doctor, chemist, (with hours of Sunday opening), garage, bus termini and railway station.

Know something of Guides and their life in another country.

Know something of your system of local government.

Group 6: Have spend at least half a day alone or with only one companion in the country, cooking her own food and observing the wild birds, animals, plants and flowers, and give a report of what she has observed; or (with permission of C.C.A.):

Go for an overnight hike.

Choose one of the following:

Know six constellations, six trees, six birds and ten flowers.

Swim 50 yards.

Visit four places of interest in the neighbourhood and know their history.

Signal and read simple messages in Morse at a distance of 150 yards.

Group 7: Make a garment (needlework).

Choose one of the following:

Convert a packing case into something useful for the home.

Use three knots (other than those in the Tenderfoot Test), splice a rope, and know two kinds of lashing.

Darn, mend, and remove stains from material.

Group 8: Do one of the following:

Read two books from Book-Lover Badge.

Perform five country dances.

Tell a story for not less than three minutes.

Teach something in the Company (e.g. handicraft or a game).

Make a scrap or log book containing some original work.

Conduct a sing-song.

1939 POR - Ranger Star test


To gain her star a Ranger must pass either in Section A (specialised) or in Section B (general) in each of the eight undermentioned groups.  In at least three of these groups she must pass in section A.

She must be a helpful member of the company and must prove that she is trying to use her knowledge in the service of others.

Section A

Group 1: Senior Cook Badge.

Group 2: Ambulance Badge (if under 16) or First Aider.

Group 3: Sick Nurse Badge (if under 16) or Probationer.

Group 4: Nurse or Public Health Badge

Group 5: Citizen, or World Citizen, or Empire Knowledge Badge (When the Citizen Badge is chosen, clause 2 in section B must also be taken, to ensure the acquisition of at least some knowledge of international Guiding.)

Group 6: Hiker, or Campcraft, or Explorer, or Pioneer, or Nature Lover Badge

Group 7: Needlewoman Badge (Senior or Junior).

Group 8: Book-Lover, or any Art and/or Craft Badge.

Section B

Group 1: Cook a two course meal and understand the storing of food.

Draw up a menu for a week in summer and winter, on a definite sum of money.

Group 2: Deal with fire accident, unconsciousness, shock and simple wounds.

Apply artificial respiration and understand the immediate measures to be taken in cases of accidents.

Group 3: Prepare a sickroom and make a bed with a patient in it.

Take a temperature.

Apply a finger bandage and a fomentation.

Show a knowledge of the administration of medicines.

Group 4: Know the best methods of feeding, dressing and bathing a baby of under a year.

Know the facilities in her area for advice and treatment in the case of expectant mothers, infants and young children, school children, children who are mentally or physically defective, cases of accident or illness.

Group 5: On a given route of about a mile, chosen by the candidate, direct a stranger to the town or village hall, fire and police stations, nearest post office, doctor, chemist (with hours of Sunday opening), garage, bus termini and railway station.

Know six Guide uniforms and six national flags of countries other than her own, and know something of the Guides and their life in one of these countries.  Point out on a map six other countries where there are guides.

Know something of her own system of local government.

Group 6: Have spent at least half a day alone or with only one companion in the country, cooking her own food and observing the wild birds, animals, plants and flowers, and give a report of what she has observed; or (with permission of C.C.A.):

Organise and carry out an overnight hike with one or more companies.

Choose one of the following:

Know six constellations, six trees, six birds and ten flowers.

Swim 50 yards.

Visit four places of interest in the neighbourhood and know their history.

Signal and read simple messages in Morse at a distance of 150 yards.

Group 7: Make a garment (needlework).

Choose one of the following:

Convert a packing case into something useful for the home.

Use three knots (other than those in he Tenderfoot Test), splice a rope, and know two kinds of lashing.

Darn, mend, and remove stains from material.

Group 8: Do one of the following:

Read two books from Book-Lover Badge.

Perform five country dances.

Tell a story for not less than three minutes.

Teach something in the Company (e.g. handicraft or a game).

Make a scrap or log-book containing some original work.

Conduct a sing-song.

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