Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1912 Handbook - Flyer


Pass tests in knowledge of air currents, weather-lore.

Must have made an aeroplane to fly 25 yards (or have a certificate for driving an aeroplane), and some knowledge of engines.

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Air Mechanic Badge

A Guide must name six distinct aeroplanes (with their engines) and describe their chief points - i.e., type, number of people carried, capabilities, etc.
Have an elementary - but correct - knowledge of the working of an aero (or motor car) engine.  Know the steps and precautions to be taken in starting up an aeroplane engine.  Know the functions of the controls on an aeroplane and the forces acting on it when in flight.
Have a practical knowledge of weather lore, especially of that of her own district.  Construct a model aeroplane that will fly 25 yards in a negligible wind.

1921 POR - Air Mechanic


1) Name four distinct types of aircraft with a brief description of same, and state their relative advantages and disadvantages.

2) Have an elementary knowledge of the principles upon which the aero engine operates.  Name four types of engines.

3) Have an elementary knowledge of the principal parts of an aeroplane and their function.

4) Have an elementary knowledge of meteorology, especially that of her own district, kinds of clouds, their average height, etc. 

5) Know how to hold, anchor, and start a landed aeroplane.

1924 POR - Air Mechanic Badge


1) Name four distinct types of aircraft with a brief description of same, and state their relative advantages and disadvantages.

2) Have an elementary knowledge of the principles upon which the aero engine operates.  Name four types of engines.

3) Have an elementary knowledge of the principal parts of an aeroplane and their function.

4) Have an elementary knowledge of meteorology, especially that of her own district, kinds of clouds, their average height, etc. 

5) Know how to hold, anchor, and start a landed aeroplane.

1932 POR - Airwoman Badge


To be of practical use to pilots: 

Should know:

1) How to assist a pilot to land, in the event of seeing an aeroplane obviously looking out for suitable place, owing to engine failure, fog, or gathering darkness.

2) How to help when machine is taxying, i.e. taught he right and wrong place to hold wings.

3) How to assist in tethering machine for night.

4) What are chocks, their use, and how to remove them safely when pilot wants to move off.

5) What roughly constitutes a reasonable landing ground, and where local conditions permit, name at least three landing grounds in or around neighbourhood of company.

6) Rough compass bearings of main towns and aerodromes within 50 miles of the company centre; also the nearest telephone, doctor, and petrol supply, so that in the event of pilot being temporarily lost, could direct.

7) Should be taught to keep people away from an aeroplane, especially propeller, and to clear a passage before machine takes off.

For Purposes of Observation:

8) Should understand the difference between the registration letters on civil aircraft, and between the marks on R.A.F. machines.

9) Should be able to describe roughly differences between:

I) Biplane

ii) High-Wing monoplane

iii) Low-Wing monoplane

10) Be taught to observe number of engines.

For purposes of witnessing curious happenings or crashes: 

11) Should understand position and function of: 

I) Wings

ii) Elevator

iii) Rudder

iv) Ailerons

12) Should practice rough judgements of heights, i.e. avoid obvious mistakes.

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

To be of practical use to pilots:
Should know:
1) How to assist a pilot to land, in the event of seeing an aeroplane obviously looking out for suitable place owing to engine failure, fog, or gathering darkness.
2) How to help when machine is taxying, i.e., taught the right and wrong places to hold wings.
3) How to assist in tethering machine for night.
4) What are chocks, their use, and how to remove them safely when pilot wants to move off.
5) What roughly constitutes a reasonable landing ground, and where local conditions permit, name at least three possible landing grounds in or around neighbourhood of Company.
6) Rough compass bearings of main towns and aerodromes within 50 miles of the Company centre; also the nearest telephone, doctor, and petrol supply, so that in the event of pilot being temporarily lost could direct.
7) Should be taught to keep people away from an aeroplane, especially propeller, and to clear a passage before machine takes off.
For purposes of observation:
8) Should understand the difference between the registration letters in civil aircraft, and between the markings on R.A.F. machine.
9) Should be able to describe roughly, differences between: (1) Biplane.  (2) High-wing monoplane.  (3) Low-wing monoplane.
10) Be taught to observe number of engines.
For purposes of witnessing curious happenings:
11) Should understand position and functions of:  (1) Wings.  (2) Elevator.  (3) Rudder.  (4) Ailerons.
12) Should practice rough judgements of heights, i.e., avoid obvious mistakes.

1935 POR - Airwoman Badge


To be of practical use to pilots: 

Should know:

1) How to assist a pilot to land, in the event of seeing an aeroplane obviously looking out for suitable place, owing to engine failure, fog, or gathering darkness.

2) How to help when machine is taxying, i.e. taught he right and wrong place to hold wings.

3) How to assist in tethering machine for night.

4) what are chocks, their use, and how to remove them safely when pilot wants to take off.

5) What roughly constitutes a reasonable landing ground, and where local conditions permit, name at least three landing grounds in or around neighbourhood of company.

6) Rough compass bearings of main towns and aerodromes within 50 miles of the company centre; also the nearest telephone, doctor, and petrol supply, so that in the event of pilot being temporarily lost, could direct.

7) Should be taught to keep people away from an aeroplane, especially propeller, and to clear a passage before machine takes off.

For Purposes of Observation:

8) Should understand the difference between the registration letters on civil aircraft, and between the marks on R.A.F. machines.

9) Should be able to describe roughly differences between:

I) Biplane

ii) Elevator

iii) Rudder

iv) Ailerons

10) Be taught to observe number of engines.

For purposes of witnessing curious happenings or crashes: 

11) Should understand position and function of: 

I) Wings

ii) Elevator

iii) Rudder

iv) Ailerons

12) Should practice rough judgements of heights, i.e. avoid obvious mistakes.

1938 POR - Airwoman Badge


To be of practical use to pilots: 

Should know:

1) How to assist a pilot to land, in the event of seeing an aeroplane obviously looking out for suitable place, owing to engine failure, fog, or gathering darkness.

2) How to help when machine is taxying, i.e. taught he right and wrong place to hold wings.

3) How to assist in tethering machine for night.

4) what are chocks, their use, and how to remove them safely when pilot wants to take off.

5) What roughly constitutes a reasonable landing ground, and where local conditions permit, name at least three landing grounds in or around neighbourhood of company.

6) Rough compass bearings of main towns and aerodromes within 50 miles of the company centre; also the nearest telephone, doctor, and petrol supply, so that in the event of pilot being temporarily lost, could direct.

7) Should be taught to keep people away from an aeroplane, especially propeller, and to clear a passage before machine takes off.

For Purposes of Observation:

8) Should understand the difference between the registration letters on civil aircraft, and between the marks on R.A.F. machines.

9) Should be able to describe roughly differences between:

I) Biplane

ii) High Wing monoplane

iii) Low-Wing monoplane

10) Be taught to observe number of engines.

For purposes of witnessing curious happenings or crashes: 

11) Should understand position and function of: 

I) Wings

ii) Elevator

iii) Rudder

iv) Ailerons

12) Should practice rough judgements of heights, i.e. avoid obvious mistakes.

1939 POR - Aircraft Badge


To be of practical use to pilots: 

Should know:

1) How to assist a pilot to land, in the event of seeing an aeroplane obviously looking out for suitable place, owing to engine failure, bad weather conditions, or gathering darkness.

2) How to help when machine is taxying, i.e. taught he right and wrong place to hold wings.

3) How to assist in tethering machine for night.

4) What are chocks, and how they are used.

5) What roughly constitutes a reasonable landing ground, and where local conditions permit, name at least three landing grounds in or around neighbourhood of company.

6) Rough compass bearings of main towns and aerodromes within 50 miles of the company centre; also the nearest telephone, doctor, and petrol supply, so that in the event of pilot being temporarily lost, could direct.

7) Should be taught to keep people away from an aeroplane, especially airscrew (propeller), and to clear a passage before machine takes off.

For Purposes of Observation:

8) Should understand the difference between the registration letters on civil aircraft, and between the marks on R.A.F. machines.

9) Should be able to describe roughly differences between:

I) Biplane

ii) High wing monoplane

iii) Low-wing monoplane

10) Be taught to observe number of engines.

For purposes of witnessing curious happenings or crashes: 

11) Should understand position and function of: 

I) Wings

ii) Elevator

iii) Rudder

iv) Ailerons

12) Should practice rough judgements of heights, i.e. avoid obvious mistakes.

1942 (November) POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe intelligently:

a) Six types of aircraft, such as fighters, medium bombers, heavy long-distance bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, troop carriers, civil transport aircraft, light civil 'planes.

b) Fog, haze, mist, snow, hail, sleet.

c) Six types of cloud.

d) Six different "local" winds.

2) Keep a weather chart for thirty days.  Know the storm and distress signals by night and day.

3) Be able to find the time in any part of the world by Greenwich Mean Time.

4) Make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of aeronautics

or

Know the International Code flags and the use of the International Code Book

or

Know the rule of the road in the air, and the principal Empire Air Routes.

5) Understand the principles of, and put into effect, simple camouflage.

6) Know how to:

a) Help when a machine is taxi-ing.

b) Keep people away from an aeroplane.

c) Clear a passage for a machine taking off or wishing to land.

d) Take elementary precautions in dealing with crashed aircraft, and give clear information by nearest phone to police, doctor, etc.

e) Improvise a wind indicator.

1943 POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe intelligently:

a) Six types of aircraft, such as fighters, medium bombers, heavy long-distance bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, troop carriers, civil transport aircraft, light civil 'planes.

b) Fog, haze, mist, snow, hail, sleet.

c) Six types of cloud.

d) Six different "local" winds.

2) Keep a weather chart for thirty days.  Know the storm and distress signals by night and day.

3) Be able to find the time in any part of the world by Greenwich Mean Time.

4) Make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of aeronautics

or

Know the International Code flags and the use of the International Code Book

or

Know the rule of the road in the air, and the principal Empire Air Routes.

5) Understand the principles of, and put into effect, simple camouflage.

6) Know how to:

a) Help when a machine is taxi-ing.

b) Keep people away from an aeroplane.

c) Clear a passage for a machine taking off or wishing to land.

d) Take elementary precautions in dealing with crashed aircraft, and give clear information by nearest phone to police, doctor, etc.

e) Improvise a wind indicator.

1947 POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe intelligently:

a) Six types of aircraft, such as fighters, medium bombers, heavy long-distance bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, troop carriers, civil transport aircraft, light civil 'planes.

b) Fog, haze, mist, snow, hail, sleet.

c) Six types of cloud.

d) Six different "local" winds.

2) Keep a weather chart for thirty days.  Know the storm and distress signals by night and day.

3) Be able to find the time in any part of the world by Greenwich Mean Time.

4) Make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of aeronautics

or Know the International Code flags and the use of the International Code Book

or Know the rule of the road in the air, and the principal Empire Air Routes.

5) Understand the principles of, and put into effect, simple camouflage.

6) Know how to:

a) Help when a machine is taxi-ing.

b) Keep people away from an aeroplane.

c) Clear a passage for a machine taking off or wishing to land.

d) Take elementary precautions in dealing with crashed aircraft, and give clear information by nearest phone to police, doctor, etc.

e) Improvise a wind indicator.

1950 POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of six types of aircraft, such as amphibians, bombers, civil passenger-carrying aircraft, fighters, flying-boats, seaplanes, troop-carriers and small private aircraft.

2) Be able to point out the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, elevator, rudder ailerons, fin, tailplane, wing flaps, engine nacelle and undercarriage.

3) Explain simply how an aeroplane flies and how it is controlled by the control column and rudder pedals.

4) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning and looping.

5) Understand the effect of wind on an aeroplane when it is taking off and landing, and improvise a wind indicator.

6) Give a short talk on the history of flying and make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1953 POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of six types of aircraft, such as amphibians, bombers, civil passenger-carrying aircraft, fighters, flying-boats, seaplanes, troop-carriers and small private aircraft.

2) Be able to point out the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, elevator, rudder ailerons, fin, tailplane, wing flaps, engine nacelle and undercarriage.

3) Explain simply how an aeroplane flies and how it is controlled by the control column and rudder pedals.

4) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning and looping.

5) Understand the effect of wind on an aeroplane when it is taking off and landing, and improvise a wind indicator.

6) Give a short talk on the history of flying and make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1957 POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of six types of aircraft, such as amphibians, bombers, civil passenger-carrying aircraft, fighters, flying-boats, seaplanes, troop-carriers, small private aircraft.

2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, elevator, rudder ailerons, fin, tailplane, wing flaps, engine nacelle and undercarriage.

3) Explain simply how an aeroplane flies and how it is controlled by the control column and rudder pedals.

4) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning and looping.

5) Understand the effect of wind on an aeroplane when it is taking off and landing, and improvise a wind indicator.

6) Give a short talk on the history of flying; make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1960 POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. air liners, fighters, pure jets, bombers, service training aircraft, small private aircraft, or helicopters.

2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, elevator, rudder ailerons, fin, tailplane, wing flaps, engine nacelle and undercarriage.

3) Explain simply how an aeroplane flies and how it is controlled by the control column and rudder pedals.

4) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning and looping.

5) Understand the effect of wind on an aeroplane when it is taking off and landing, and improvise a wind indicator.

6) Give a short talk on the history of flying; make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1961 (July) POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. air liners, fighters, pure jets, bombers, service training aircraft, small private aircraft, or helicopters.

2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, elevator, rudder ailerons, fin, tailplane, wing flaps, engine nacelle and undercarriage.

3) Explain simply how an aeroplane flies and how it is controlled by the control column and rudder pedals.

4) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning and looping.

5) Understand the effect of wind on an aeroplane when it is taking off and landing, and improvise a wind indicator.

6) Give a short talk on the history of flying; make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1964 (March) POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. air liners, fighters, pure jets, bombers, service training aircraft, small private aircraft, or helicopters.

2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, elevator, rudder ailerons, fin, tailplane, wing flaps, engine nacelle and undercarriage.

3) Explain simply how an aeroplane flies and how it is controlled by the control column and rudder pedals.

4) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning and looping.

5) Understand the effect of wind on an aeroplane when it is taking off and landing, and improvise a wind indicator.

6) Give a short talk on the history of flying; make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1965 (July) POR - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. air liners, fighters, pure jets, bombers, service training aircraft, small private aircraft, or helicopters.

2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, elevator, rudder ailerons, fin, tailplane, wing flaps, engine nacelle and undercarriage.

3) Explain simply how an aeroplane flies and how it is controlled by the control column and rudder pedals.

4) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning and looping.

5) Understand the effect of wind on an aeroplane when it is taking off and landing, and improvise a wind indicator.

6) Give a short talk on the history of flying; make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1968 Guide Handbook - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. low-wing light plane, high-wing light plane, commercial transport aircraft, military transport aircraft, bombers, fighters, Service raining aircraft, helicopters.

2) Identify the following parts of an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, aileron, rudder, fin, tailplane, elevator, flap, engine nacelle, and undercarriage.

3) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning, and looping.

4) Understand the effect of wind on a light aeroplane when it is taking off and landing; improvise a wind indicator.

5) Give a short talk on the history of flying; make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1973 Guide Handbook - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. helicopter, light aircraft, freighter, commercial transport aircraft, military aircraft, glider, training aircraft.

2) Identify the following parts of an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, aileron, rudder, fin, tailplane, elevator, flap, engine nacelle, and undercarriage.

3) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning, and looping.

4) Understand the effect of wind on a light aeroplane when it is taking off and landing; improvise a wind indicator.

5) Give a short talk on the history of flying; make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1978 Guide Handbook - Aircraft Badge


Syllabus available from Headquarters on request.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. helicopter, light aircraft, freighter, commercial transport aircraft, military aircraft, glider, training aircraft.

2) Identify the following parts of an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, aileron, rudder, fin, tailplane, elevator, flap, engine nacelle, undercarriage.

3) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning, looping.

4) Understand the effect of wind on a light aeroplane when it is taking off and landing; improvise a wind indicator.

5) Talk to your Patrol on the history of flying.  Make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. helicopter, light aircraft, freighter, commercial transport aircraft, military aircraft, glider, training aircraft.

2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, aileron, rudder, fin, tailplane, elevator, flap, engine nacelle, undercarriage.

3) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning, looping.

4) Understand the effect of wind on a light aeroplane when it is taking off and landing; improvise a wind indicator.

5) Talk to your Patrol on the history of flying.  Make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Aircraft Badge


1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. helicopter, light aircraft, freighter, commercial transport aircraft, military aircraft, glider, training aircraft.

2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, aileron, rudder, fin, tailplane, elevator, flap, engine nacelle, undercarriage.

3) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning, looping.

4) Understand the effect of wind on a light aeroplane when it is taking off and landing; improvise a wind indicator.

5) Talk to your Patrol on the history of flying.  Make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Aircraft Badge

1) Know and be able to describe the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. helicopter, light aircraft, freighter, commercial transport aircraft, military aircraft, glider, training aircraft.
2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, aileron, rudder, fin, tailplane, elevator, flap, engine nacelle, undercarriage.
3) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, looping, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning.
4) Understand the effect of wind on a light aeroplane when it is taking off and landing.  Improvise a wind indicator.
5) Talk to your Patrol about the history of flying and make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.
1995 Guide Badge Book - Aircraft Badge

1) Know and be able to identify the different characteristics of five types of aircraft, e.g. helicopter, light aircraft, freighter, commercial transport aircraft, military aircraft, glider, training aircraft.
2) Identify the following parts on an aircraft: fuselage, wing leading edge, wing trailing edge, aileron, rudder, fin, tail plane, elevator, flap, engine nacelle and undercarriage.
3) Explain what is meant by the following terms: banking, looping, yawing, rolling, side-slipping, stalling, spinning.
4) Understand the effect of wind on a light aeroplane when it is taking off and landing.  Improvise a wind indicator.
5) Talk to your Patrol about the history of flying and make a model or drawing of an incident in the history of flying.
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