Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1938 (May) issue "The Guider" - Gardener Badge

Must be able to do three of the following (which must include some practical work).
1) Have had charge of a window-box or flowers in a pot for one year, and kept a garden diary.
2) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.
3) Have grown successfully cress on wet flannel or canary seed in a saucer of water, and two kinds of tree seedlings in fibre, moss or bottles.
4) Arrange a small Japanese garden in a tray or bowl.
5) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care.
6) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.
7) Answer simple questions on vegetable gardening.
8) Make out an order from a given catalogue for either a) plants, b) bulbs, or c) seeds for a room garden to the value of 2/6, including postage.
1938 POR - Gardener Badge

Must be able to do three of the following (which must include some practical work).
1) Have had charge of a window-box or flowers in a pot for one year, and kept a garden diary.
2) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.
3) Have grown successfully cress on wet flannel or canary seed in a saucer of water, and two kinds of tree seedlings in fibre, moss or bottles.
4) Arrange a small Japanese garden in a tray or bowl.
5) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care.
6) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.
7) Answer simple questions on vegetable gardening.
8) Make out an order from a given catalogue for either a) plants, b) bulbs, or c) seeds for a room garden to the value of 2/6, including postage.
1939 POR - Gardener Badge

Must be able to do three of the following (which must include some practical work).
1) Have had charge of a window-box or flowers in a pot for one year, and kept a garden diary.
2) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.
3) Have grown successfully cress on wet flannel or canary seed in a saucer of water, and two kinds of tree seedlings in fibre, moss or bottles.
4) Arrange a small Japanese garden in a tray or bowl.
5) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care.
6) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.
7) Answer simple questions on vegetable gardening.
8) Make out an order from a given catalogue for either a) plants, b) bulbs, or c) seeds for a room garden to the value of 2/6, including postage.

1943 POR - Gardener Badge


Do three of the following (which must include some practical work).

1) Have had charge of a window-box or flowers in a pot for one year, and kept a garden diary.

2) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.

3) Have grown successfully cress on wet flannel or canary seed in a saucer of water, and two kinds of tree seedlings in fibre, moss or bottles.

4) Arrange a small Japanese garden in a tray or bowl.

5) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care.

6) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, stalking, thinning out.

7) Answer simple questions on vegetable gardening.

8) Make out an order from a given catalogue for either (a) plants, (b) bulbs, or (c) seeds for a room garden to the value of 2/6 including postage.

1947 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Have had charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months

or

Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil

or

Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedlings in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) Know the uses in soil or soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures and how to keep soil fresh in window boxes and pots.

or

Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time before harvesting of six vegetables.

3) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care.

or

Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1950 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Have had charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months

or

Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil

or

Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedlings in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) Know the uses in soil or soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures and how to keep soil fresh in window boxes and pots.

or

Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time before harvesting of six vegetables.

3) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care.

or

Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1953 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Have had charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months

or

Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil

or

Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedlings in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) Know the uses in soil or soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures and how to keep soil fresh in window boxes and pots.

or

Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time before harvesting of six vegetables.

3) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care.

or

Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1957 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Have had charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months.

b) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.

c) Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedling in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) a) Know: the uses in soil of soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures; how to keep soil fresh in window boxes; or

b) Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time taken to grow six vegetables.

3) a) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care; or

b) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1960 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Have had charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months.

b) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.

c) Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedling in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) a) Know: the uses in soil of soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures; how to keep soil fresh in window boxes; or

b) Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time taken to grow six vegetables.

3) a) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care; or

b) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1961 (July) POR - Gardener Badge


1) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Have had charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months.

b) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.

c) Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedling in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) a) Know: the uses in soil of soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures; how to keep soil fresh in window boxes; or

b) Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time taken to grow six vegetables.

3) a) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care; or

b) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1964 (March) POR - Gardener Badge


1) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Have had charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months.

b) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.

c) Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedling in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) a) Know: the uses in soil of soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures; how to keep soil fresh in window boxes; or

b) Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time taken to grow six vegetables.

3) a) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care; or

b) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1965 (July) POR - Gardener Badge


1) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Have had charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months.

b) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.

c) Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedling in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) a) Know: the uses in soil of soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures; how to keep soil fresh in window boxes; or

b) Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time taken to grow six vegetables.

3) a) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care; or

b) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1968 Guide Handbook - Gardener Badge


1) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Have had charge of a window-box or flowers in pots for six months.

b) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.

c) Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedling in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) a) Know the uses in soil of soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures and how to keep soil fresh in window-boxes; or

b) Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time taken to grow six vegetables.

3) a) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care; or

b) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

1973 Guide Handbook - Gardener Badge


1) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Have had charge of a window-box or flowers in pots for six months.

b) Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil.

c) Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedling in fibre, moss, or bottles.

2) a) Know the uses in soil of soot, lime, wood ash, and artificial manures and how to keep soil fresh in window-boxes; or

b) Understand the sowing seasons and approximate time taken to grow six vegetables.

3) a) Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care; or

b) Know what is meant by trenching, pruning, staking, thinning out.

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