Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1978 Guide Handbook - Folk Singer Badge

1) On any instrument (e.g. castanet, recorder, glockenspiel, chime bars, guitar), accompany three camp-fire songs, each in a different key, sung by yourself or others.
2) Sing four songs, each from a different land, and introduce each one with a description of its origin.
3) Improvise a second part to a well-known song, chosen by the tester, who will let you have the words and tune before the day of the test.
4) Take to the test your own camp-fire song collection of at least 20 songs.
5) Sing a song that you have written yourself or teach a new song to your Patrol.
1983 Guide Badge Book - Folk Singer Badge

1) On any instrument (e.g. castanet, recorder, glockenspiel, chime bars, guitar, etc.), accompany three camp-fire songs, each in a different key, sung by yourself or others.
2) Sing four songs, each from a different land, and introduce each one with a description of its origin.
3) Improvise a second part or an accompaniment to a well-known song, chosen by the tester, who will let you have the words and tune before the day of the test, or sing a song that you  have written yourself.
4) Take to the test your own camp-fire song collection of at least 20 songs.
5) Teach a new song to your Patrol.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Folk Singer Badge

1) On any instrument (e.g. castanet, recorder, glockenspiel, chime bars, guitar, etc.), accompany three camp-fire songs, each in a different key, sung by yourself or others.
2) Sing four songs, each from a different land, and introduce each one with a description of its origin.
3) Improvise a second part or an accompaniment to a well-known song, chosen by the tester, who will let you have the words and tune before the day of the test, or sing a song that you  have written yourself.
4) Take to the test your own camp-fire song collection of at least 20 songs.
5) Teach a new song to your Patrol.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Folk Singer Badge


1) On any instrument accompany three camp fire songs each in a different key sung by yourself or others.

2) Sing four songs, each from a different land.  At least one should be in a foreign language.

3) a) Improvise a second part or an accompaniment to a well-known song chosen by the tester who will let you have the words and tune before the day of the test.

or

b) Sing an original song, the words and music of which you have written yourself.

4) Take to the test your own collection of the words and music of at least twenty songs.  You should also have a working knowledge of the sources of the material, such as song books or tapes/records currently published by the GGA (these could be Company property).

1989 Guide Badge Book - Folk Singer Badge


1) On any instrument accompany three camp fire songs each in a different key sung by yourself or others.

2) Sing four songs, each from a different land.  At least one should be in a foreign language.

3) a) Improvise a second part or an accompaniment to a well-known song chosen by the tester who will let you have the words and tune before the day of the test.

or

b) Sing an original song, the words and music of which you have written yourself.

4) Take to the test your own collection of the words and music of at least twenty songs.  You should also have a working knowledge of the sources of the material, such as song books or tapes/records currently published by the GGA (these could be Company property).

1991 Guide Badge Book - Folk Singer Badge


1) On any instrument accompany three camp-fire songs sung by yourself or others.  Each song must be in a different key.

2) Sing four songs, each from a different land.  At least one song should be in a foreign language.

3) Either improvise a second part or an accompaniment to a well-known song chosen by the tester (she will let you have the works and tune before the day of the test).

Or

Sing an original song, the words and music of which you have written yourself.

4) Take your own collection of the work and music of twenty or more songs to the test.  Know where the material comes from , such as song books or apes and records currently published by the GGA (these could belong to the unit).

1995 Guide Badge Book - Singer Badge

1) Sing four songs, each from a different land.  At least one song must be in a foreign language.
2) Improvise a second part to a well-known song chosen by the tester.  (She will let you have the words and tune before the day of the test).
3) Either:
Sing an original song, the words and music of which you have written yourself
Or
Write new words to an existing tune.
4) Teach three suitable action songs to one of the following:
a) your Patrol
b) local Brownie Pack
c) local Rainbow Unit.
5) Take your own collection of the words and music of 20 or more songs to the test.  These songs must not be photocopied from books.  Ask your Guider about copyright.  Know where the material comes from, such as song books or tapes and records currently published by The Guide Association.  This could be the start of your own campfire song book.
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