Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1968 Guide Handbook - Flower-Arranger Badge


1) Make four of the following:

a) A table decoration for a party.

b) An arrangement for a church windowsill or altar vase.

c) An arrangement of three, five, or seven flowers using any foliage.

d) A miniature arrangement (not more than 6 inches across).

e) An arrangement suitable for a gift to a friend in hospital.

f) An arrangement on a candlestick or in a bottle.

g) An arrangement for Christmas or other special event,  (This can include candles, fruit, etc. if desired.

h) A 'line' arrangement.

i) A 'mass' arrangement.

j) An arrangement in shades of one colour.

In your arrangements you should show use of a wide choice of containers and methods of fixing flowers, and should be prepared to discuss your choice with the tester.  The tester should see you making up one of the chosen arrangements.

2) Know the treatment necessary for the following before arranging them: garden flowers, shrubs, leaves, shop flowers, wilted flowers.  Demonstrate two of these.

3) Describe two methods of preserving leaves and other materials for winter decoration.

4) Make an arrangement of wild materials: foliage, berries, flowers, etc.  which you have collected yourself.  This should be in a home-made container (e.g. tin covered with bark, lichen, moss, driftwood, handwoven basket, etc.).

1973 Guide Handbook - Flower-Arranger Badge


1) Discuss with the tester:

a) The preparation of flowers and leaves for use in a flower arrangement.

b) Two methods of preserving leaves for a winter decoration.

c) Various methods for fixing flowers in a container.

2) At the test make any two of the following:

a) An arrangement of wild plant material.

b) An arrangement in an improvised or home-made container.

c) An arrangement of three flowers and any foliage.

d) An all round arrangement for the centre of the table.

d) A petite arrangement, i.e. under 9 in. in height.

1978 Guide Handbook - Flower-Arranger Badge


1) Discuss with the tester:

a) The preparation of flowers and leaves for use in a flower arrangement.

b) Two methods of preserving leaves for a winter decoration.

c) Various methods for fixing flowers in a container.

2) At the test make any two of the following:

a) An arrangement of wild plant material.

b) An arrangement in an improvised or home-made container.

c) An arrangement of three flowers and any foliage.

d) An all round arrangement for the centre of the table.

d) A petite arrangement, i.e. under 23 cm. in height.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Flower-Arranger Badge


1) Discuss with the tester:

a) The preparation of flowers and leaves for use in a flower arrangement.

b) Two methods of preserving leaves for winter decoration.

c) Various methods of fixing flowers in a container.

2) At the test make any two of the following:

a) An arrangement of wild plant material.

b) An arrangement in an improvised or home-made container.

c) An arrangement of three flowers and any foliage.

d) An all round arrangement for the centre of the table.

d) A petite arrangement, i.e. under 10 cms. in height.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Flower-Arranger Badge


1) Discuss with the tester:

a) The preparation of flowers and leaves for use in a flower arrangement.

b) Two methods of preserving leaves for winter decoration.

c) Various methods of fixing flowers in a container.

2) At the test make any two of the following:

a) An arrangement of wild plant material.

b) An arrangement in an improvised or home-made container.

c) An arrangement of three flowers and any foliage.

d) An all round arrangement for the centre of the table.

d) A petite arrangement, i.e. under 23 cms. in height.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Flower-Arranger Badge


1) Discuss with the tester:

a) The preparation of flowers and leaves for use in a flower arrangement.

b) Two methods of preserving leaves for winter decoration.

c) Various methods of fixing flowers in a container.

2) At the test make any two of the following:

a) An arrangement of wild plant material.

b) An arrangement in an improvised or home-made container.

c) An arrangement of three flowers and any foliage.

d) An all round arrangement for the centre of the table.

e) A petite arrangement, i.e. under 23 cms. in height.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Flower Arranger Badge


1) Discuss with the tester:

a) How to prepare flowers and leaves so that they can be used in a flower arrangement.

b) Two methods of preserving leaves for winter decorations.

c) Various methods of fixing flowers in a container.

d) How the law affects gathering wild flowers or plants.

2) At the test make two of the following arrangements:

a) Using an improvised or home-made container

b) Using wild plant materials

c) Using three flowers and any foliage

d) An all-round display to be used as a table-centre

e) A petite arrangement (under 23cm in height.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Flower Arranger Badge

1) Discuss with the tester:
a) how to prepare flowers and leaves for a flower arrangement
b) two methods of preserving leaves for winter decorations
c) various methods of fixing flowers in a container
d) how the law affects gathering wild flowers or plants.
2) At the test make two of the following arrangements:
a) using an improvised or home-made container
b) using wild plant materials
c) using three flowers and any foliage
d) an all-round display to be used as a table centerpiece
e) a petite arrangement (under 23cm high).
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