Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1916 (January) Girl Guides' Gazette - Friend to Animals Badge


Must have had six months' experience in charge of some animal or bird.  

Know how to treat simple ailments, amount and kinds of food to be given and when to give it, also the farm resulting from wrong feeding.  

Train an animal, or tame a bird.

1918 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Must have a general knowledge of the anatomy of at least one domestic and one farm animal, and be able to describe treatment and symptoms of wounds, fractures and sprains, exhaustion, choking, lameness, and skin diseases; and have kept a pet for at least six months.

1919 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Must have a general knowledge of the anatomy of at least one domestic and one farm animal, and be able to describe treatment and symptoms of wounds, fractures and sprains, exhaustion, choking, lameness, and skin diseases; and have kept a pet for at least six months.

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

Must have a knowledge of the anatomy of at least one domestic and one farm animal, and be able to describe treatment and symptoms of wounds, fractures, sprains, exhaustion, choking, lameness, and skin diseases; and have kept a pet for at least six months.

1921 POR - Friend To Animals Badge


Must have a general knowledge of the anatomy of at least one domestic and one farm animal, and be able to describe treatment and symptoms of wounds, fractures and sprains, exhaustion, choking, lameness and skin diseases; and have kept a pet for at least six months.

1924 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Must have a general knowledge of the anatomy of at least one domestic and one farm animal, and be able to describe treatment and symptoms of wounds, fractures and sprains, exhaustion, choking, lameness and skin diseases; and have kept a pet for at least six months.

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

Must have a general knowledge of the anatomy of at least one domestic and one farm animal.
Be able to describe treatment and symptoms of wounds, fractures and sprains, exhaustion, choking, lameness, and skin diseases of any four animals chosen by the Guide.
Have kept a pet for at least six months in good condition, and must have a practical knowledge of its general treatment and training.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Friend to Animals' Badge

1) Have a general knowledge of the habits, food, and all that tends to the well-being of the following animals: Horse, cow, donkey, sheep or goat, dog, cat and rabbit, and be prepared to recognise any form of cruelty or ill-usage to which they are subject.
2) Know in respect of any one of the above animals the usual minor ailments to which it is liable, and what simple remedies may  be employed.
3) Have a knowledge of the care of such birds, insects and reptiles as are generally kept either as pets or for domestic purposes.
4) Have kept a pet in a good condition of heath for at least twelve months.
5) Have an elementary knowledge of what to do in cases of accidents to animals.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Friend to Animals Badge

1) Have a general knowledge of the habits, food, and all that tends to the well-being of the following animals: Horse, cow, donkey, sheep or goat, dog, cat and rabbit, and be prepared to recognize any form of cruelty or ill-usage to which they are subject.
2) Know in respect of any one of the above animals the usual minor ailments to which it is liable, and what simple remedies may  be employed.
3) Have a knowledge of the care of such birds, insects and reptiles as are generally kept either as pets or for domestic purposes.
4) Have kept a pet in a good condition of heath for at least twelve months.
5) Have an elementary knowledge of what to do in cases of accidents to animals.

1930 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Must have a general knowledge of the habits, food, and all that tends to the well-being of the following animals: Horse, cow, donkey, sheep or goat, dog, cat and rabbit, and be able to recognize any form of cruelty or ill-use to which they are subject.

Know in respect of any one of the above animals, the usual minor ailments to which it is liable, and what simple remedies may be employed.

Have a knowledge of the care of such birds, insects and reptiles as are generally kept either as pets or for domestic purposes.

Have kept a pet in good condition of comfort and health for at least twelve months.

Have an elementary knowledge of what to do in cases of accidents to animals.

1931 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Must have a general knowledge of the habits, food, and all that tends to the well-being of the following animals: Horse, cow, donkey, sheep or goat, dog, cat and rabbit, and be able to recognize any form of cruelty or ill-use to which they are subject.

Know in respect of any one of the above animals, the usual minor ailments to which it is liable, and what simple remedies may be employed.

Have a knowledge of the care of such birds, insects and reptiles as are generally kept either as pets or for domestic purposes.

Have kept a pet in good condition of comfort and health for at least twelve months.

Have an elementary knowledge of what to do in cases of accidents to animals.

1932 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Have a general knowledge of the habits, food, and all that tends to the well-being of the following animals: Horse, cow, donkey, sheep or goat, dog, cat and rabbit, and be able to recognize any form of cruelty or ill-use to which they are subject.

Know in respect of any one of the above animals, the usual minor ailments to which it is liable, and what simple remedies may be employed.

Have a knowledge of the care of such birds, insects and reptiles as are generally kept either as pets or for domestic purposes.

Have kept a pet in good condition of comfort and health.

Have an elementary knowledge of what to do in cases of accidents to animals.

Know the address of the nearest R.S.P.C.A. office or inspector, and something of the powers of the society.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Friend to Animals Badge

Have a general knowledge of the habits, food and all that tends to the wellbeing of four of the following animals: Horse, cow, donkey, sheep or goat, dog, cat, and rabbit, and be able to recognize any form of cruelty or ill-use to which they are subject.
Know in respect of any one of the above animals the usual minor ailments to which it is liable, and what simple remedies may be employed.
Have kept a pet in good condition of comfort and health.
Have an elementary knowledge of what to do in cases of accidents to animals.
Know the address of the nearest R.S.P.C.A. office or inspector, and something of the powers of the society.

1935 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Have a general knowledge of the natural history, habitats, food and all that tends to the well-being of the horse, donkey, cow, sheep, goat, pig, dog, cat, rabbit, and fowl.

1938 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Have a general knowledge of the natural history, habitats, food and all that tends to the well-being of any four of the following: horse, donkey, cow, sheep, goat, pig, dog, cat, rabbit, and fowl.

1939 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


Have a general knowledge of the natural history, habitats, food and all that tends to the well-being of any four of the following: horse, donkey, cow, sheep, goat, pig, dog, cat, rabbit, and fowl.

1943 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Have an animal of her own or be part owner of one (birds excluded).  If this is a dog it should be made clear to the tester that the Guide understands how to control it, and that she has trained it by kindness and patience.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know symptoms and simple cure for worms and gastric trouble; and how to clean the animal's skin of fleas and other parasites.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) The wrong kind of confinement.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis, showing his kindness to animals and birds.

1947 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Have an animal of her own or be part owner of one (birds excluded).  If this is a dog it should be made clear to the tester that the Guide understands how to control it, and that she has trained it by kindness and patience.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know symptoms and simple cure for worms and gastric trouble; and how to clean the animal's skin of fleas and other parasites.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) The wrong kind of confinement.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis, showing his kindness to animals and birds.

1950 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Have an animal of her own or be part owner of one (birds excluded).  If this is a dog it should be made clear to the tester that the Guide understands how to control it, and that she has trained it by kindness and patience.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know symptoms and simple cure for worms and gastric trouble; and how to clean the animal's skin of fleas and other parasites.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) The wrong kind of confinement.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis, showing his kindness to animals and birds.

1953 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Have an animal of her own or be part owner of one (birds excluded).  If this is a dog it should be made clear to the tester that the Guide understands how to control it, and that she has trained it by kindness and patience.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know symptoms and simple cure for worms and gastric trouble; and how to clean the animal's skin of fleas and other parasites.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) The wrong kind of confinement.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis.

1957 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Own, or part own, an animal or canary or budgerigar.

Note: i) The ownership of any other species of bird does not qualify for the badge.

ii) If the animal is a dog the tester is to satisfy herself that he candidate can control it and has trained it with kindness and patience.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or the P.D.S.A. or other authority; be able to carry out the treatment as instructed.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) The wrong kind of confinement.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis.

1960 POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Own, or part own, an animal or canary or budgerigar.

Note: i) The ownership of any other species of bird does not qualify for the badge.

ii) If the animal is a dog the tester is to satisfy herself that he candidate can control it and has trained it with kindness and patience.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or the P.D.S.A. or other authority; be able to carry out the treatment as instructed.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage, etc.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis.

1961 (July) POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Own, or part own, an animal or canary or budgerigar.

Note: i) The ownership of any other species of bird does not qualify for the badge.

ii) If the animal is a dog the tester is to satisfy herself that he candidate can control it and has trained it with kindness and patience.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. P.D.S.A., R.S.P.C.A.; be able to carry out the treatment as instructed.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage, etc.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis.

1964 (March) POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Own, or part own, an animal or canary or budgerigar.

Note: i) The ownership of any other species of bird does not qualify for the badge.

ii) If the animal is a dog the tester is to satisfy herself that he candidate can control it and has trained it with kindness and patience.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. P.D.S.A., R.S.P.C.A.; be able to carry out the treatment as instructed.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage, etc.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis.

1965 (July) POR - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Own, or part own, an animal or bird.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. P.D.S.A., R.S.P.C.A.; be able to carry out the treatment as instructed.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage, etc.

d) Insufficient care as to grooming, etc.

6) Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two British domestic animals other than the animal which belongs to her, and describe their habits and usefulness.

7) Read a life of St Francis.

1968 Guide Handbook - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Own, or part-own, an animal or bird, suitable to be kept as a pet.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. P.D.S.A, R.S.P.C.A.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over-feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage, etc.

d) Insufficient care in grooming, etc.

6) Discuss the habits, appearance, and usefulness of two types of domestic pet other than your own.

1973 Guide Handbook - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Own, or part-own, an animal or bird, suitable to be kept as a pet and look after it for at least three months.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) KNow how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. P.D.S.A., R.S.P.C.A.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over-feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage.

d) Insufficient care in grooming, etc.

6) Discuss the habits, appearance, and usefulness of two types of domestic pet other than your own.

1978 Guide Handbook - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Own, or part-own, an animal or bird, suitable to be kept as a pet and look after it for at least three months, and keep a chart showing how you have done so.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) KNow how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. P.D.S.A., R.S.P.C.A.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over-feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage.

d) Insufficient care in grooming, etc.

6) Show that you know something about caring for other pet animals.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Friend to Animals Badge


1) For at least three months look after an animal suitable to be kept as a pet and keep a chart showing how to have done so.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) KNow how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. P.D.S.A., R.S.P.C.A.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over-feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage.

d) Insufficient care in grooming, etc.

6) Show that you know something about caring for other pet animals.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Friend to Animals Badge


1) For at least three months look after an animal suitable to be kept as a pet and keep a chart showing how you have done so.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. P.D.S.A., R.S.P.C.A.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Over-feeding.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage.

d) Insufficient care in grooming, etc.

6) Show that you know something about caring for other pet animals.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Friend to Animals Badge


1) For at least three months look after an animal suitable to be kept as a pet and keep a chart showing how you have done so.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to obtain advice on sick and/or lost animals.

4) Know how to give medicine to an animal you are looking after.

5) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) Incorrect feeding and drinking.

b) Lack of discipline in training.

c) Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage.

d) Insufficient care in grooming, etc.

6) Show that you know something about caring for other pet animals, including the different treatment required for working birds and animals.

7) a) Visit an animal/bird sanctuary or refuge or reserve or similar and describe to the tester what you have learnt about the care of animals or birds.

b) Describe the wild life in your own area and say how it can be protected.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Friend to Animals Badge


1) Look after an animal, suitable for keeping as a pet, for three months or more.  Keep a chart showing what you have done.

2) Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animal and keep it healthy.

3) Know how to:

a) obtain advice on sick and/or lost animals

b) give medicine to an animal you are looking after

4) Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:

a) feeding and watering it incorrectly

b) having a lack of discipline in training

c) having unsuitable living conditions, such as a kennel or a cage

d) not grooming it properly.

5) Show that you know something about caring for other pet animals.  You must understand the different treatment required for working birds and animals.

6) Visit an animal or bird sanctuary, refuge, reserve or somewhere similar.  Describe to the tester what you have learnt about the care of animals or birds.

Describe the wild life in your own area and say how it can be protected.

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