Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1921 POR - Health Badge


A Guide should show a thorough knowledge of the Six Rules of Health (Fresh air, Cleanliness, Exercise, Food, Rest, Clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a Patrol.

Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.

Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1924 POR - Health Badge


A Guide should show a thorough knowledge of the Six Rules of Health (Fresh air, Cleanliness, Exercise, Food, Rest, Clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a Patrol.

Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.

Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intermperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Health Badge

A Guide should show a thorough knowledge of the Six Rules of Heath (Fresh Air, Cleanliness, Exercise, Food, Rest, Clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a Patrol.
Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.
Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intermperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.
Realise the importance of a clean house and now the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Health Badge

A Guide should show a thorough knowledge of the Six Rules of Health (Fresh Air, Cleanliness, Exercise, Food, Rest, Clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a Patrol.
Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.
Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.
Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc. 
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Health Badge

A Guide should show a thorough knowledge of the Six Rules of Health (Fresh Air, Cleanliness, Exercise, Food, Rest, Clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a Patrol.
Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.
Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.
Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc. 

1930 POR - Health Badge


A Guide should show a thorough knowledge of the Six Rules of Health (Fresh air, Cleanliness, Exercise, Food, Rest, Clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a Patrol.

Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.

Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intermperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1931 POR - Health Badge


A Guide should show a thorough knowledge of the Six Rules of Health (Fresh air, Cleanliness, Exercise, Food, Rest, Clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a Patrol.

Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.

Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intermperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1932 POR - Health Badge


Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.

Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Health Badge

Show a thorough knowledge of six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.
Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.
Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.
Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1935 POR - Health Badge


Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.

Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1938 POR - Health Badge


Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.

Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1939 POR - Health Badge


1) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing), and understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

2) Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs, and hair in good order.

3) Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

4) Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1943 POR - Health Badge


1) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing).  Understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

2) Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, hair, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs in good order.

3) Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

4) Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1947 POR - Health Badge


1) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing).  Understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

2) Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, hair, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs in good order.

3) Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

4) Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1950 POR - Health Badge


1) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing).  Understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

2) Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, hair, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs in good order.

3) Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

4) Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1953 POR - Health Badge


1) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing).  Understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

2) Know the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, hair, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs in good order.

3) Know the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

4) Realise the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1957 POR - Health Badge


1) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing).  Understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

2) Understand the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, hair, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs in good order.

3) Understand the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

4) Understand the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1960 POR - Health Badge


1) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing).  Understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

2) Understand the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, hair, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs in good order.

3) Understand the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

4) Understand the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1961 (July) POR - Health Badge


1) Show a thorough knowledge of the six rules of health (fresh air, cleanliness, exercise, food, rest, clothing).  Understand their practical application to herself, and be able to explain them to a patrol.

2) Understand the importance of keeping the lungs, skin, hair, teeth, feet, digestive and pelvic organs in good order.

3) Understand the dangers of unhealthy diet, intemperance, wet feet, breathing through the mouth, stooping, irregular habits, reading in a bad light, and excess in any form.

4) Understand the importance of a clean house and know the dangers of germs, mice, flies, insects, etc.

1963 (February) POR Amendments - Health Badge


1) Keep the Guide Health Record Card for two months prior to the test to show the efforts she is making to maintain good health habits.  Discuss these with the tester.

2) Show by her personal appearance at the test that she is genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions on cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorant.

3) Understand the dangers of ill fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of her own shoes that she considers suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties, etc.

4) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, drink, unwise dieting, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how she spends her leisure time to show that she is trying to maintain a balance in her various activities, interests and work.

1964 (March) POR - Health Badge


1) Keep the Guide Health Record Card for two months prior to the test to show the efforts she is making to maintain good health habits.  Discuss these with the tester.

2) Show by her personal appearance at the test that she is genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions on cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorant.

3) Understand the dangers of ill fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of her own shoes that she considers suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties, etc.

4) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, drink, unwise dieting, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how she spends her leisure time to show that she is trying to maintain a balance in her various activities, interests and work.

1965 (July) POR - Health Badge


1) Keep the Guide Health Record Card for two months immediately prior to the test to show the efforts she is making to maintain good health habits.  Discuss these with the tester.

2) Show by her personal appearance at the test that she is genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions on cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorant.

3) Understand the dangers of ill fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of her own shoes that she considers suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties, etc.

4) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, drink, unwise dieting, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how she spends her leisure time to show that she is trying to maintain a balance in her various activities, interests and work.

1968 Guide Handbook - Health Badge


1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions on cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorants.

2) During the two months prior to the test undertake health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are making to maintain good health habits.

3) Understand the dangers of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties, etc.

4) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, drink, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.

1971 Edition Hints on Guide Badges - Health Badge

1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions on cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorants.
2) During the two months prior to the test undertake health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are making to maintain good health habits.
3) Understand the dangers of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties, etc.
4) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, drink, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.
5) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.

1973 Guide Handbook - Health Badge


1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions of cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use of cosmetics and deodorants.

2) During the two months prior to the test undertake health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are taking to maintain good health habits.

3) Understand the dangers of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties.

4) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, drink, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.

1978 Guide Handbook - Health Badge


1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions of cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use of cosmetics and deodorants.

2) During the two months prior to the test undertake health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are taking to maintain good health habits.

3) Understand the dangers of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties.

4) Describe the ways in which you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

5) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, alcohol, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.

1979 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Health Badge

1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions of cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use of cosmetics and deodorants.

2) During the two months prior to the test undertake health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are taking to maintain good health habits.

3) Understand the dangers of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties.

4) Describe the ways in which you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

5) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, alcohol, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Fitness Badge

1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions of cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use of cosmetics and deodorants.

2) During the two months prior to the test undertake health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are taking to maintain good health habits.

3) Understand the dangers of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties.

4) Describe the ways in which you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

5) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, alcohol, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Fitness Badge

1) Show y your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions on cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorants.
2) During the two months prior to the test undertake heath challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are making to maintain good health habits.
3) Understand the danger of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, eg. school, job, camping, parties.
4) Describe the ways in which you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
5) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, alcohol, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.
6) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Fitness Badge

1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions on cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorants.
2) During the two months prior to the test undertake heath challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are making to maintain good health habits.
3) Understand the danger of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, eg. school, job, camping, parties.
4) Describe the ways in which you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
5) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, alcohol, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.
6) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.
1989 Guide Badge Book - Fitness Badge

1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions of cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use of cosmetics and deodorants.

2) During the two months prior to the test undertake health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents to show the efforts you are taking to maintain good health habits.

3) Understand the dangers of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear.  Bring to the test two pairs of your own shoes that you consider suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties.

4) Describe the ways in which you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

5) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, alcohol, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise, late nights.

5) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time to show that you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests, and work.

1991 Guide Badge Bok - Fitness Badge


1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming.  Answer questions that the tester might ask you on the cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorants.

2) Show the efforts you are making to maintain good healthy habits by undertaking health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents in the two months prior to the test.

3) know why ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear is dangerous.  Bring two pairs of your own shoes to the test.  Tell the tester why you consider them suitable for different occasions such as going to school, to work, camping or to parties.

4) Describe the ways in which you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

5) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, alcohol, unwise dieting, drugs, department, exercise and late nights.

6) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time.  She will want to know if you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests and work.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Fitness Badge

1) Show by your personal appearance at the test that you are genuinely interested in good health and grooming.  Answer questions that the tester might ask you on the cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorants.
2) Show the efforts you are making to maintain good healthy habits by undertaking health challenges set by your Guider and/or your parents in the two months before the test.
3) Know why ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear is dangerous.  Bring two pairs of your own shoes to the test.  Tell the tester why you consider them suitable for different occasions such as going to school, to work, camping or to parties.
4) Describe the ways in which you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
5) Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, alcohol, unwise dieting, drugs, deportment, exercise and late nights.
6) Discuss with the tester how you spend your leisure time.  She/he will want to know if you are trying to maintain a balance in your various activities, interests and work.
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