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1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Folk Dancer

The dancer must be ale to perform the following country dances in any place in the set required by the examiner.  One dance to be chosen from each of the following lists:
1) Haste to the Wedding (2nd version), (Vol. 2).
2) Picking up sticks (Vol. 2).
3) Goddesses (Vol. 2).
4) Rufty Tufty (Vol. 1).
5) Gathering Peascods (Vol. 1).
6) If all the World were Paper (Vol. 2)
(All dances in the above lists are incuded in "The Country Dance Book, Graded Series," published by Novello & Co., Ltd., and obtainable from Headquarters.  The number of the volume in this series is given after each dance.  The standard of dancing required for this Badge should be approximately that required by the English Folk Dance Society for their Elementary Country Dance Certificate.  Folk dances from any recognized national folk dance society's books may be substituted for the above.  Those issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society are published by Paterson, and obtainable from Scottish Headquarters.)

1930 POR - Folk Dancer


The dancer must be able to perform the following country dances in any place in the set required by the examiner: 

Haste to the Wedding (2nd version). Vol 2.

Picking up Sticks.  Vol 2.

Goddesses.  Vol 2.

Rufty Tufty.  Vol 2.

Gathering Peascods.  Vol 2.

If all the World were Paper.  Vol. 2.

(All dances in the above list are included in "The Country Dance Book, Graded Series", published by Novello & Co., Ltd., and obtainable from Headquarters.  The number of the volume in this series is given after each dance.  The standard of dancing required for this badge should be approximately that required by the English Folk Dance Society for their Elementary Country Dance Certificate.  Folk Dances from any recognized national folk dance society's books may be substituted for the above.  Those issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society are published by Paterson, and obtainable from Scottish Headquarters.)

1931 POR - Folk Dancer


The dancer must be able to perform the following country dances in any place in the set required by the examiner: 

Haste to the Wedding (2nd version). Vol 2.

Picking up Sticks.  Vol 2.

Goddesses.  Vol 2.

Rufty Tufty.  Vol 2.

Gathering Peascods.  Vol 2.

If all the World were Paper.  Vol. 2.

(All dances in the above list are included in "The Country Dance Book, Graded Series", published by Novello & Co., Ltd., and obtainable from Headquarters.  The number of the volume in this series is given after each dance.  The standard of dancing required for this badge should be approximately that required by the English Folk Dance Society for their Elementary Country Dance Certificate.  Folk Dances from any recognized national folk dance society's books may be substituted for the above.  Those issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society are published by Paterson, and obtainable from Scottish Headquarters.)

1932 POR - Folk Dancer Badge


The dancer should be able to perform the following country dances in any place in the set required by the examiner: 

Rufty Tufty* (i) or Epping Forrest (IV), or Sellinger's Round * (III).

Goddesses * (II), or The Maid Peeped Out (III), or Lady Spellor *.

If All the World were Paper * (II), or Mage on a Cree *.

Gathering Peascods * (I), or Sage Leaf (IV).

Haste to the Wedding * (II), or Nancy's Fancy (I), or Pop Goes the Weasel (V)

Picking Up Sticks (II), or the Black Nag * (I).

(All dances in the above list are included in "The Country Dance Book, Graded Series", published by Novello & Co., Ltd., and obtainable from Headquarters.  The number of the volume in this series is given after each dance, and those marked * are published separately.  The standard of dancing required for this badge should be approximately that required by the English Folk Dance Society for their Elementary Country Dance Certificate.  Folk Dances from any recognized national folk dance society's books may be substituted for the above.  Those issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society are published by Paterson, and obtainable from Scottish Headquarters.)

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Folk Dancer Badge

The dance should be able to perform the following country dances in any pace in the set required by the examiner:
Rufty Tufty* (I), or Epping Forrest (IV), or Sellinger's round* (III).
Goddesses* (II), or The Maid Peeped Out (III), or Lady Spellor*
If All the World Were Paper* (II) or Mae on a Cree*, Gathering Peascods* (I) or Sage Leaf (IV).
Haste to the Wedding* (II) or Nancy's Fancy (I), or Pop Goes the Weasel (V).
Picking Up Sticks (II) or The Black Nag* (I).
(All dances in the above list are included in "The Country Dance Book, Graded Series," published by Novello & Col, Ltd., and obtainable from headquarters.  The number of the volume in this series is given after each dance, and those marked * are published separately.  The standard of dancing required for this badge should be approximately that required by the English Folk Dance Society for their Elementary Country Dance Certificate.  Dances from any recognized National Dance Society's books of any other country may be substituted for the above.  Those issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society are published by Paterson, and obtainable from Scottish Headquarters.

1935 POR - Folk Dancer Badge


The dancer should be able to perform any dances from the following list, as selected by the examiner, in any place in the set: 

Rufty Tufty* (i) or Epping Forrest (IV), or Sellinger's Round * (III).

Goddesses * (II), or The Maid Peeped Out (III), or Lady Spellor *, or Long Eight.

If All the World were Paper * (II), or Mage on a Cree *.

Gathering Peascods * (I), or Sage Leaf (IV), or Durham Reel.

Haste to the Wedding * (II), or Nancy's Fancy (I), or Pop Goes the Weasel (V), or The First of April.

Picking Up Sticks (II), or the Black Nag * (I).

(All dances in the above list are included in "The Country Dance Book, Graded Series", published by Novello & Co., Ltd., and obtainable from Headquarters.  The number of the volume in this series is given after each dance, and those marked * are published separately.  The standard of dancing required for this badge should be approximately that required by the English Folk Dance Society for their Elementary Country Dance Certificate.  Folk Dances from any recognized national folk dance society's books may be substituted for the above.  Those issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society are published by Paterson, and obtainable from Scottish Headquarters.)

1938 POR - Folk Dancer


The dancer should be able to perform the six dances published in Volume I, Graded Series, in any place in the set: 

Brighton Camp, Galopede, Nancy's Fancy, The Black Nag, Gathering Peascods, Rufty Tufty; and also three of her own choice selected from Five Popular Country Dances: Durham Reel, Twin Sisters, Haste to the Wedding (Hertfordshire), Circassian Circle, Thady you Gander.


The dancer will be expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.  Dances from any recognized Dance Society's books of any other country may be substituted for the above.  Those issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society are published by Paterson, and obtainable from Scottish Headquarters.

1939 POR - Country Dancer


Perform the six dances published in Volume I, Graded Series, in any place in the set: 

Brighton Camp, Galopede, Nancy's Fancy, The Black Nag, Gathering Peascods, Rufty Tufty; and also three of her own choice selected from Five Popular Country Dances: Durham Reel, Twin Sisters, Haste to the Wedding (Hertfordshire), Circassian Circle, Thady you Gander.


The dancer will be expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.  Dances from any recognized Dance Society's books of any other country may be substituted for the above.  Those issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society are published by Paterson, and obtainable from Scottish Headquarters.

1943 POR - Country Dancer


Perform, in any position in the dance, six of her own national dances, chosen from any of the following groups:

England - Brighton Camp, Galopede, Nancy's Fancy, The Black Nag, Rufty Tufty, Gathering Peascods, Durham Reel, Twin Sisters, Haste to the Wedding (Herefordshire), Circassian Circle, Thady you Gander.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (at least six figures to include Towards the Harp, Round Three, Cross Hands, Round Two).  Music and instructions published by Stainer and Bell, 58 Berners Street, London, 1.1. Price 9d.  The music can be obtained on a gramophone record.

Scotland - Petrolella, Circassian Circle, Triumph, Dunbarton's Drums, Duke of Perth, Eightsome Reel, Jenny's Bawbee, Monymusk.  Music and instructions can be obtained in leaflet form, price 3d. per copy from the Secretary, S.C.D.S., Thornhill, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.  Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd., price 2s. 6d.

The dancer will be expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

1947 POR - Country Dancer Badge


Perform, in any position in the dance, six of her own national dances, chosen from any of the following groups:

England - Brighton Camp, Galopede, Nancy's Fancy, The Black Nag, Rufty Tufty, Gathering Peascods, Durham Reel, Twin Sisters, Haste to the Wedding (Herefordshire), Circassian Circle, Thady you Gander.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (at least six figures to include Towards the Harp, Round Three, Cross Hands, Round Two).  Music and instructions published by Stainer and Bell, 58 Berners Street, London, 1.1. Price 9d.  The music can be obtained on a gramophone record.

Scotland - Petrolella, Circassian Circle, Triumph, Dunbarton's Drums, Duke of Perth, Eightsome Reel, Jenny's Bawbee, Monymusk.  Music and instructions can be obtained in leaflet form, price 3d. per copy from the Secretary, S.C.D.S., Thornhill, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.  Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd., price 2s. 6d.

The dancer will be expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

1950 POR - Country Dancer Badge


Perform in any position in the dance:

England - Haste to the Wedding (Herefordshire), Merry, Merry Milkmaids, and four other English country dances of her own choice.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (at least six figures to include, Towards the Harp, Round Three, Cross Hands, Round Two).  Music and instructions for the Welsh Reel published by Stainer & Bell, 69 Newman Street, London, W. 1. The music can be obtained on a gramophone record.

And any four dances from the book Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dance), a book of Welsh Dances b Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.

Scotland - The Duke of Perth, Monymusk, and four other Scottish country dances of her own choice.  Music and instructions can be obtained in leaflet form from the Secretary, S.C.D.S., Thornhill, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.  Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd., price 2s. 6d.

The dancer will be expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

1953 POR - Country Dancer Badge


Perform in any position in the dance:

England - Haste to the Wedding (Herefordshire), Merry, Merry Milkmaids, and four other English country dances of her own choice.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (six figures, including the Bridge and Swing corners, commencing with Towards the Harp and ending with the Circle or Towards the Harp again.  Music and instructions published by Stainer and Bell, 69 Newman Street, London. W.1.

Croen y Ddafod Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dace), a book of Welsh Dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff).

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for 8).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Any other dance form the Welsh Gift Book or from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Col, Llangollen).

Scotland - The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Scottish Country Dance Society, Jessie's Hornpipe, The Diel amang the Tailors, Dalkeith's Strathspey, and two Scottish Country Dances of her own choice, on e of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.  All the above named dances can be obtained in single copies, published by the Scottish Country Dance Society, Thornhill, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd.

Overseas - Any countries in the Colonial Territories may, if they so wish, substitute local dances.  The Overseas department at Imperial Headquarters should be informed.  The dancer will be expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

1957 POR - Country Dancer Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following sections, performing in any position: 

England - Haste to the Wedding (Herefordshire), Merry, Merry Milkmaids; four other English country dances of her own choice.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (six figures, including the Bridge and Swing corners, commencing with Towards the Harp and ending with the Circle or Towards the Harp.  

Music and instructions published by Stainer and Bell, 69 Newman Street, London. W.1.

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dace), a book of Welsh Dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff).

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for 8).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Any other dance from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Col, Llangollen).

Scotland - The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Scottish Country Dance Society, Jessie's Hornpipe, The Diel amang the Tailors, Dalkeith's Strathspey, and two Scottish Country Dances of her own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.  

All the above named dances can be obtained in single copies, published by the Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh 3.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd.

Overseas - Local dances may be substituted.  The Overseas department at Imperial Headquarters should be informed.  

Note: i) The dancer is expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

ii) The dances named are given to show the standard but at the discretion of the tester other dances of equivalent scope and difficulty may be substituted.

1960 POR - Country Dancer Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following sections, performing in any position: 

England - Haste to the Wedding (Herefordshire), Merry, Merry Milkmaids; four other English country dances of her own choice.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (six figures, including the Bridge and Swing corners, commencing with Towards the Harp and ending with the Circle or Towards the Harp.  

Music and instructions published by Stainer and Bell, 69 Newman Street, London. W.1.

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dace), a book of Welsh Dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff).

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for 8).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Any other dance from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Col, Llangollen).

Scotland - The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Scottish Country Dance Society, Jessie's Hornpipe, The Diel amang the Tailors, Dalkeith's Strathspey, and two Scottish Country Dances of her own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.  

All the above named dances can be obtained in single copies, published by the Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh 3.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd.

Overseas Territories - Local dances may be substituted.  The Overseas department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.  

Note: i) The dancer is expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

ii) The dances named are given to show the standard but at the discretion of the tester other dances of equivalent scope and difficulty may be substituted.

1961 (July) POR - Country Dancer Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following sections, performing in any position: 

England - Haste to the Wedding (Herefordshire), Merry, Merry Milkmaids; four other English country dances of her own choice.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (six figures, including The Bridge and Swing Corners, commencing  and ending with Towards the Harp.  

Music and instructions published by Stainer and Bell, 69 Newman Street, London. W.1.

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dace), a book of Welsh Dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff).

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for 8).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Any other dance from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Col, Llangollen).

Scotland - The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Scottish Country Dance Society, Jessie's Hornpipe, The Diel amang the Tailors, Dalkeith's Strathspey, and two Scottish Country Dances of her own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.  

All the above named dances can be obtained in single copies, published by the Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh 3.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book II by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd.

Overseas Territories - Local dances may be substituted.  The Overseas department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.  

Note: i) The dancer is expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

ii) The dances named are given to show the standard but at the discretion of the tester other dances of equivalent scope and difficulty may be substituted.

1964 (March) POR - Country Dancer Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following sections, performing in any position: 

England - Haste to the Wedding (Herefordshire), Merry, Merry Milkmaids; four other English country dances of her own choice.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (six figures, including The Bridge and Swing Corners, commencing  and ending with Towards the Harp.  

Music and instructions published by Stainer and Bell, 69 Newman Street, London. W.1.

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dace), a book of Welsh Dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff).

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for 8).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Any other dance from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Col, Llangollen).

Scotland - The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Scottish Country Dance Society, Jessie's Hornpipe, The Diel amang the Tailors, Dalkeith's Strathspey, and two Scottish Country Dances of her own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.  

All the above named dances can be obtained in single copies, published by the Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh 3.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book II by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd.

Overseas Territories - Local dances may be substituted.  The Overseas department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.  

Note: i) The dancer is expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

ii) The dances named are given to show the standard but at the discretion of the tester other dances of equivalent scope and difficulty may be substituted.

1965 (July) POR - Country Dancer Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following sections, performing in any position: 

England - Thady you Gander; Newcastle; four other English country dances of her own choice.

Wales - The Welsh Reel (six figures, including The Bridge and Swing Corners, commencing  and ending with Towards the Harp.  

Music and instructions published by Stainer and Bell, 69 Newman Street, London. W.1.

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dace), a book of Welsh Dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff).

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for 8).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Any other dance from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Col, Llangollen).

Scotland - The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Scottish Country Dance Society, River Cree; Monymusk; The Reel of the 51st Highland Division; and two Scottish Country Dances of her own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.  

With the exception of the Eightsome Reel (Book 2) the above named dances can be obtained in 16 Popular Dances (Scottish Country Dance Book Series), published by the Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh 3.

Northern Ireland - Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig, Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book II by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd.

Overseas Territories - Local dances may be substituted.  The Overseas department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.  

Note: i) The dancer is expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.

ii) The dances named are given to show the standard but at the discretion of the tester other dances of equivalent scope and difficulty may be substituted.

1968 Guide Handbook - Country-Dancer Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following clauses, performing in any position:

1) England: Thady you Gander; Newcastle; four other English country dances of your own choice.

2) Wales: The Welsh Reel (six figures including 'The Bridge' and 'Swing Corners', commencing and ending with 'Towards the Harp').  (Music and instructions published by Stainer & Bell Ltd, 29 Newman Street, London W1).  Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dance, a book of Welsh dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for eight).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Two other dances from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen).

3) Scotland: The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; River Cree; Monymusk; The Reel of the 51st Highland Division; and two Scottish country dances of your own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.

With the exception of the Eightsome Reel (Book 2) the above named dances can be obtained in 16 Popular Dances (Scottish Country Dance Book Series) published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, 1.

4) Northern Ireland: Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torrey or four steps of solo jig; Siege of carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book II, by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Patterson's Publications, Ltd.

5) Overseas Territories: Local dances may be substituted.  The Commonwealth Overseas Department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.

Note: i) The dancer is expected to perform the movements accurately, rhythmically, and with due appreciation and enjoyment of the musical and individual character of each dance.  ii) The dances named are given to show the standard but at the discretion of the tester other dances of equivalent scope and difficulty may be substituted.

1973 Guide Handbook - Country-Dancer Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following clauses, performing in any position:

1) England: Yorkshire Square Eight, Norfolk Long Dance (Community Dances Manual 2).

Cumberland Reel, Trip to the Cottage (English Folk Dancing for School and Junior Youth Clubs.)

Two other English dances of your own choice.

2) Wales: The Welsh Reel (six figures including 'The Bridge' and 'Swing Corners', commencing and ending with 'Towards the Harp').  (Music and instructions published by Stainer & Bell Ltd, 29 Newman Street, London W1).

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dance, a book of Welsh dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.)

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for eight).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Two other dances from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen).

3) Scotland: The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; River Cree; The Reel of the 51st Highland division; and two Scottish country dances of your own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local interest.

With the exception of the Eightsome Reel (Book 2) the above named dances can be obtained in 16 Popular Dances (Scottish Country Dance Book Series) published by the Royal Country DAnce Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, 3.

4) Northern Ireland: Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig; Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book II, by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Patterson's Publications, Ltd.

5) Overseas Territories: Local dances may be substituted.  The Commonwealth Overseas Department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.

Note: The dances named are given to show the standard but with permission from the tester you may substitute other dances of equal scope and difficulty.

1978 Guide Handbook - Country-Dancer Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following clauses, performing in any position:

1) England: Yorkshire Square Eight, Norfolk Long Dance (Community Dances Manual 2).

Butterfly, Trip to the Cottage (English Folk Dancing for School and Junior Youth Clubs.)

Two other English dances of your own choice.

2) Wales: The Welsh Reel (six figures including 'The Bridge' and 'Swing Corners', commencing and ending with 'Towards the Harp').  (Music and instructions published by Stainer & Bell Ltd, 29 Newman Street, London W1).  Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dance, a book of Welsh dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.)

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for eight).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Two other dances from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen).

3) Scotland: The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; River Cree; The Reel of the 51st Highland division; and two Scottish country dances of your own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local interest.

With the exception of the Eightsome Reel (Book 2) the above named dances can be obtained in 16 Popular Dances (Scottish Country Dance Book Series) published by the Royal Country DAnce Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, 3.

4) Northern Ireland: Rinnce Mor or Bridge of Athlone; Waves of Torey or four steps of solo jig; Siege of Carric or four steps of solo reel; Lannigan's Ball or four steps of any set dance; Walls of Limerick or Siege of Limerick; Kerry Reel.

Book recommended: The Irish Folk Dance Book II, by Peadar O'Rafferty, published by Patterson's Publications, Ltd.

5) Overseas Territories: Local dances may be substituted.  The Commonwealth Overseas Department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.

Note: The dances named are given to show the standard but with permission from the tester you may substitute other dances of equal scope and difficulty.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Country Dance Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following clauses, performing in any position:

1) England: Pins and needles, Cumberland Square Eight, Nottingham Swing, Waltz Country Dance.

2) Wales: The Llanover Reel - six figures including 'The Bridge' and 'Swing Corners', commencing and ending with 'Towards the Harp'.  (Published by The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen.  

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dance, a book of Welsh dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.)

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for eight).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Two other dances from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen).

3) Scotland: The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; River Cree (Book 8), Fidget (Book 16)

and either Berwick Johnie (No. 14 in the Graded Book) and Mrs. MacLeod (Book 6)

or two Scottish country dances of your own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.

These books are published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF.

4) Ulster: Rinnce Mor or Walls of Limerick or solo reel; Bridge of Athlone or Harvestime Jig or Light double Jig.

5) Overseas Territories: Local dances may be substituted.  The Commonwealth Overseas Department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.

The dances named are given to show the standard but with permission from the tester you may substitute other dances of equal scope and difficulty.

If you use a wheelchair, either self-propelled or assisted, you may choose four dances, each one to be of a different formation.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Country Dance Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following clauses, performing in any position:

1) England: Pins and needles, Cumberland Square Eight, Nottingham Swing, Waltz Country Dance.

2) Wales: The Llanover Reel - six figures including 'The Bridge' and 'Swing Corners', commencing and ending with 'Towards the Harp'.  (Published by The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen.  

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dance, a book of Welsh dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.)

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for eight).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Two other dances from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen).

3) Scotland: The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; River Cree (Book 8), Fidget (Book 16)

and either Berwick Johnie (No. 14 in the Graded Book) and Mrs. MacLeod (Book 6)

or two Scottish country dances of your own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.

These books are published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF.

4) Ulster: Rinnce Mor or Walls of Limerick or solo reel; Bridge of Athlone or Harvestime Jig or Light double Jig.

5) Overseas Territories: Local dances may be substituted.  The Commonwealth Overseas Department at Commonwealth Headquarters should be informed.

The dances named are given to show the standard but with permission from the tester you may substitute other dances of equal scope and difficulty.

If you use a wheelchair, either self-propelled or assisted, you may choose four dances, each one to be of a different formation.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Country Dance Badge


Take part in the dances in one of the following clauses, performing in any position:

1) England: Pins and needles, Cumberland Square Eight, Nottingham Swing, Waltz Country Dance.

2) Wales: The Llanover Reel - six figures including 'The Bridge' and 'Swing Corners', commencing and ending with 'Towards the Harp'.  (Published by The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen.  

Croen y Ddafad Felan - solo poker dance from Dewch I Ddawnsio (Come and Dance, a book of Welsh dances by Alison D. Howie, published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.)

The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig (set dance for eight).

Evan's Jig (longways progressive).

Two other dances from Welch Whim and Other Dances (The Gwynn Publishing Co., Llangollen).

3) Scotland: The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; River Cree (Book 8), Fidget (Book 16)

and either Berwick Johnie (No. 14 in the Graded Book) and Mrs. MacLeod (Book 6)

or two Scottish country dances of your own choice, one of which should, if possible, be of local traditional interest.

These books are published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF.

4) Ulster: Rinnce Mor or Walls of Limerick or solo reel; Bridge of Athlone or Harvestime Jig or Light double Jig.

5) Overseas Territories: Local dances may be substituted.  The International Section at CHQ should be informed.

The dances named are given to show the standard but with permission from the tester you may substitute other dances of equal scope and difficulty.

If you use a wheelchair, either self-propelled or assisted, you may choose four dances, each one to be of a different formation.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Country Dance Badge


Choose one of the following sections and take part in the dances listed here (see note at end).  You can perform the dances in any position.

England

Choose and perform two of these dances:

a) Pins and needles

b) Cumberland Square Eight

c) Nottingham Swing

d) Waltz Country Dance.

Choose and perform two more dances of your own choice.

Wales

Perform these dances:

a) The Llanover Reel - six figures, including The Bridge and Swing Corners, and starting and finishing with Towards the Harp.

b) Croen y Ddafad Felan - a solo poker dance, from Dewch I Ddawnsio/Come and Dance.

c) The Lord of Caernarvon's Jig - a set dance for eight.

d) Evan's Jig - longways progressive.

Choose and perform two more dances from Welch Whim and Other Dances.

Note: The Llanover Reel - published by the Gwynn Publishing Company, Llangollen.

Dewch I Ddawnsio/Come and Dance, a book of Welsh dances by Alison D. Howie - published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.

Welch Whim and Other Dances - published by the Gwynn Publishing Company, Llangollen.

Scotland

Perform these dances:

a) The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Book 2.

b) River Cree, Book 8.

c) Fidget, Book 16.

d) either Berwick Johnnie, number 14 in the Graded Book and Mrs Macleod, Book 6

or two more Scottish Country Dances of your own choice.  If possible, one dance should have some local traditional interest.

Note: The books are published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 7AF.

Ulster

Perform two dances.  These should be:

a) Rincce Mor, Walls of Limerick or a solo reel and

b) Bridge of Athlone, Harvestime Jig or Light Double Jig.

Choose and perform two more dances of your own choice.

Overseas Territories

Guides living overseas having chosen one of the above sections may substitute local dances.

Note: The dances named are given to show the standard.  However, if you ask the tester's permission you may substitute other dances of equal scope and difficulty.

If you use a wheelchair, either self-propelled or assisted, you may choose four dances, each one to be a different formation.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Country Dance Badge

If you use a wheelchair, either self-propelled or assisted, you may choose four dances, each one to be a different formation.
Notes:
* The dances named are given to show the standard expected.  However, if you ask the tester's permission, you may substitute other dances of equal scope and difficulty.
* Choose one of the following sections and take part in the dances listed there.  You can perform the dances in any position.
England
Choose and perform two of these dances:
a) Pins and Needles
b) Cumberland Square Eight
c) Nottingham Swing
d) Waltz Country Dance.
Choose and perform tow more dances of your own choice.
Wales
Perform these two dances:
Ceiliog y Rhedyn
Diffyrrwch Gwyr Dyfi
Choose and perform two dances from the following list:
a) Wrth Fynd Efo Deio i Dywyn
b) Ffaniglen
c) Cambro Briton
d) Lord of Caernarfon's Jig - Jig Arglwydd Caernarfon
e) Oswestry Wake
f) Y Jig Gymraeg
g) Robin Ddiog
Scotland
Perform these dances:
a) The Eightsome Reel as taught by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Book 2
b) River Cree, Book 8
c) Fidget, Book 16
d) Either: Berwick Johnie, number 14 in the Graded Book and Mrs MacLeod, Book 6
Or two more Scottish Country Dances of your own choice.  If possible, one dance should have some local traditional interest.
Ulster
Perform two dances.  These should be:
a) Rincce Mor, Walls of Limerick or a solo reel and
b) Bridge of Athlone, Harvestime Jig or Light Double Jig.
Choose and perform two more dances of your own choice.
Overseas Territories
Guides living overseas having chosen one of the above sections may substitute local dances.
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