Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

Subtitle

 
1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Florist Badge
"As for boys, plus flower growing and making up bouquets, etc."

1912 Handbook - Florist


A Guide must know the names of a dozen plants pointed out.

Be able to dig a trench not less than 12 feet long.

Understand what is meant by pruning, grafting, and manuring.

Plant and grow successfully six kinds of vegetables or flowers from seeds or cuttings.

Understand flower-growing and making up bouquets, etc.

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

Must know the names of 12 common plants pointed out.
Be able to dig a trench, recognize weeds, now the use of the rake, hoe and spade.
Understand the sowing of seeds and the thinning and pricking out of seedlings.
Must plant and grow successfully six kinds of vegetables or flowers, and know the soils suitable for their growth.
The Captain or some other efficient overseer should watch and report on the work and care given to the plants during six months prior to the examination.
The Guide must be able to arrange flowers for table decoration.

1921 POR - Gardener


Must know the names of 12 common plants pointed out.

Be able to dig a trench; recognize weeds.  Know the use of the rake, hoe and spade.

Understand the sowing of seeds and the thinning and pricking out of seedlings.

Must plant and grow successfully six kinds of vegetables or flowers and know the soils suitable for their growth.

The Captain or some efficient overseer should watch and report on the work and care given to the plants during six months prior to the examination.

The Guide must be able to arrange flowers for table decoration.

1924 POR - Gardener Badge


Must know the names of 12 common plants pointed out.

Be able to dig a trench; recognize weeds.  Know the use of the rake, hoe and spade.

Understand the sowing of seeds and the thinning and pricking out of seedlings.

Must plant and grow successfully six kinds of vegetables or flowers and now the soils suitable for their growth.

The Captain or some efficient overseer should watch and report on the work and care given to the plants during six months prior to the examination.

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

Must know the names of 12 common plants pointed out.
Be able to dig a trench, recognize weeds, know the use of the rake, hoe and spade.
Understand the sowing of seeds and the thinning and pricking out of seedlings.
Must plant and grow successfully six kinds of vegetables or flowers, and know the soils suitable for their growth.
The Captain or some other efficient overseer should watch and report on the work and care given to the plants during six months prior to the examination.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Gardener's Badge

Must cultivate, keep tidy, and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.
Must grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables other than mustard and cress.
Must now what her soil and sub-soil are, its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Must know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.
Must know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wind, frost, and pests.  She should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.
Must, at the time of examination (simply as a test), sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of the spade, hoe, and rake.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Gardener

Must cultivate, keep tidy, and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.
Must grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables other than mustard and cress.
Must now what her soil and sub-soil are, its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Must know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.
Must know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wind, frost, and pests.  She should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.
Must, at the time of examination (simply as a test), sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of the spade, hoe, and rake.

1930 POR - Gardener Badge


Must cultivate and crop a piece of ground for not less that six months.

Must grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

Must know what her soil and subsoil are.  Must know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Must know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.

Must know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wing, frost, and pests.  She should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

Must at the time of examination, simply as a test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of the spade, hoe and rake.

1931 POR - Gardener Badge


Must cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less that six months.

Must grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

Must know what her soil and subsoil are.  Must know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Must know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.

Must know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wing, frost, and pests.  She should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

Must at the time of examination, simply as a test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of the spade, hoe and rake.

1932 POR - Gardener Badge


Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

Know what her soil and subsoil are.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.

Know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wind, frost, and pests.  She should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

At the time of examination, simply as a test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of spade, hoe and rake.

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

Cultivate, keep tidy, and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.
Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables other than mustard and cress.
Know what her soil and sub-soil are.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.
Know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wind, frost, and pests.  She should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.
At the time of the examination (simply as a test), sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of the spade, hoe, and rake.

1935 POR - Gardener Badge


Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

Know what her soil and subsoil are.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.

Know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wind, frost, and pests.  she should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

At the time of examination, simply as a test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of spade, hoe and rake.

1938 POR - Gardener Badge


Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

Know what her soil and subsoil are.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.

Know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wind, frost, and pests.  she should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

At the time of examination, simply as a test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of spade, hoe and rake.

1939 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

3) Know what her soil and subsoil are.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.

4) Know how to protect her crops and plants from drought, wind, frost, and pests.  she should also know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) At the time of test, simply as a test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use of spade, hoe and rake.

1943 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

3) Know what the soil and subsoil are in her garden.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.  

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) At the time of the test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

1947 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

3) Know what the soil and subsoil are in her garden.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.  

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) At the time of the test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

The tester should be notified three months before the time of the test, so that the garden, flowers and vegetables can be inspected from time to time.

1950 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

3) Know what the soil and subsoil are in her garden.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.  

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) At the time of the test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

The tester should be notified three months before the time of the test, so that the garden, flowers and vegetables can be inspected from time to time.

1953 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

3) Know what the soil and subsoil are in her garden.  Know its advantages and defects, and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable, and what weeds chiefly flourish on it.  

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) At the time of the test, sow some seeds, take a cutting, transplant a plant, and show the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

The tester should be notified three months before the time of the test, so that the garden, flowers and vegetables can be inspected from time to time.

1957 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Know the type of soil and subsoil; its advantages and disadvantages; and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable.  

3) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) Demonstrate: sowing seeds; taking a cutting; transplanting a plant; the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months to enable the tester to inspect the garden from time to time.

1960 POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Know the type of soil and subsoil; its advantages and disadvantages; and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable.  

3) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) Demonstrate: sowing seeds; taking a cutting; transplanting a plant; the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months to enable the tester to inspect the garden from time to time.

1961 (July) POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Know the type of soil and subsoil; its advantages and disadvantages; and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable.  

3) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) Demonstrate: sowing seeds; taking a cutting; transplanting a plant; the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months to enable the tester to inspect the garden from time to time.

1964 (March) POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Know the type of soil and subsoil; its advantages and disadvantages; and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable.  

3) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) Demonstrate: sowing seeds; taking a cutting; transplanting a plant; the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months to enable the tester to inspect the garden from time to time.

1965 (July) POR - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Know the type of soil and subsoil; its advantages and disadvantages; and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable.  

3) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

4) Know how to protect her plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful or troublesome.

5) Demonstrate: sowing seeds; taking a cutting; transplanting a plant; the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months to enable the tester to inspect the garden from time to time.

1968 Guide Handbook - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Know the type of soil and subsoil; its advantages and disadvantages; and what can be done to improve it.  Know for what crops it is particularly suitable.  

3) Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables, other than mustard and cress.

4) Know how to protect plants from drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful and most troublesome.

5) Demonstrate: sowing seeds; taking a cutting; transplanting a plant; the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months during which the tester may inspect the garden from time to time.

1973 Guide Handbook - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy, and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2) Know the type of soil, its advantages and disadvantages, and what can be done to improve it.  Have some knowledge of the reason for applying organic manure and artificial fertilisers.  Know for what crops your soil is particularly suitable.

3) Grow three kinds of flower and three kinds of vegetable, other than mustard and cress.

4) Know how to protect plants from drought, wind, frost, and pests.  Know what birds and beasts are most helpful and most troublesome.

5) Demonstrate: sowing seeds; taking a cutting; transplanting a plant; the use and care of spade, hoe, and rake.

Note: Your test will probably be spread over a period of three months during which the tester may inspect the garden from time to time.

1978 Guide Handbook - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy, and crop a piece of ground, raised bed or window box for not less than six months, preferably from March to September.

2) Know what type of soil you have, its advantages and disadvantages, and what can be done to improve it.  Know some of the reasons for applying organic manure and for using artificial fertilisers on your plot, and which manure or fertilizer would benefit which crops.

3) Grow three different annual flowering plants and three different vegetables on your plot.

4) Know how to protect plants from the effects of drought, wind, frost, and pests.  Know which birds and beasts are beneficial to your plants and which are most troublesome.

5) Show how to sow seeds; prune, take various types of cuttings, and transplant a plant, and how to use and care for a spade, hoe, and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months during which the tester may inspect the plot from time to time.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy, and crop a piece of ground, raised bed or window box for not less than six months, preferably from March to September.

2) Know what type of soil you have, its advantages and disadvantages, and what can be done to improve it.  Know some of the reasons for applying organic manure and for using artificial fertilisers on your plot, and which manure or fertilizer would benefit which crops.

3) Grow three different annual flowering plants and three different vegetables on your plot.

4) Know how to protect plants from the effects of drought, wind, frost, and pests.  Know which birds and beasts are beneficial to your plants and which are most troublesome.

5) Show how to sow seeds; prune, take various types of cuttings, and transplant a plant, and how to use and care for a spade, hoe, and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months during which the tester may inspect the plot from time to time.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy, and crop a piece of ground, raised bed or window box for at least six months, preferably from March to September.

2) Know what type of soil you have, its advantages and disadvantages, and what can be done to improve it.  Know some of the reasons for applying organic manure and for using artificial fertilisers on your plot, and which manure or fertiliser would benefit which crops.

3) Grow three different annual flowering plants and three different vegetables on your plot.

4) Know how to protect plants from the effects of drought, wind, frost, and pests.  Know which birds and beasts are beneficial to your plants and which are most troublesome.

5) Show how to sow seeds; prune, take various types of cuttings, and transplant a plant, and how to use and care for a spade, hoe, and rake.

The test should be spread over a period of three months during which the tester may inspect the plot from time to time.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy, and crop a piece of ground, raised bed or window box for not less than six months, preferably from March to September.

2) Know what type of soil you have, its advantages and disadvantages, and what can be done to improve it.  Know some of the reasons for applying organic manure and for using artificial fertilisers on your plot, and which manure or fertiliser would benefit which crops.

3) Grow three different annual flowering plants and three different vegetables on your plot.

4) Know how to protect plants from the effects of drought, wind, frost, and pests.  Know which birds and beasts are beneficial to your plants and which are most troublesome.

5) Show how to sow seeds; prune, take various types of cuttings, and transplant a plant, and how to use and care for a spade, hoe, and rake.

6) a) Know the correct clothing to wear.

b) Understand the dangers involved in the use of insecticides and pesticides.

c) Understand the possible dangers of using electrical equipment in a garden and discuss with the tester at least one type of safety device, e.. guards, safety switches, circuit breaker plugs.

d) Know how to deal with minor injuries such as cuts, splinters and scratches.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months during which the tester may inspect the plot from time to time.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Gardener Badge


1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of round, raised bed or window box for at least six months, preferably from March to September.

2) Know what type of soil you have, its advantages and disadvantages, and what you can do to improve it.  Know some of the reasons for applying organic manure and for using artificial fertilisers on your plot.  Know which manure or fertilizer would benefit which crops.

3) Grow three different annual flowering plants and three different vegetables.

4) Know how to protect plants from the effects of drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know which birds and beasts are beneficial to your plants and which ones are troublesome.

5) Show how to sow seeds, prune, take various types of cuttings and transplant a plant.  Know how to use and care for a spade, hoe and rake.

6) Know:

a) the correct clothes to wear when gardening

b) the dangers involved when using insecticides and pesticides

c) the possible dangers of using electrical equipment in a garden.  Discuss with the tester at least one type of safety device, such as guards, safety switches, circuit breaker plugs

d) how to deal with minor injuries such as cuts, splinters and scratches.

The test should be spread over a period of three months, during which the tester may wish to look at your plot form time to time.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Gardener Badge

1) Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground, raised bed or window box for at least six months, preferably from March to September.
2) Know what type of soil you have, its advantages and disadvantages and how you can improve it.  Know some of the reasons for applying organic manure and for using artificial fertilisers on your plot.  Know which manure or fertiliser would benefit which crops.
3) Grow three different annual flowering plants and three different vegetables.
4) Know how to protect plants from the effects of drought, wind, frost and pests.  Know which birds and beasts are beneficial to your plants and which ones are troublesome.
5) Show how to sow seeds, prune, take various types of cuttings and transplant a plant.  Know how to use and care for a spade, hoe and rake.
6) Know:
a) the correct clothes to wear when gardening
b) The dangers involved when using insecticides and pesticides.
c) The possible dangers when using electrical equipment in a garden.  Discuss with the tester at least one type of safety device such as guards, safety switches, circuit breaker plugs. 
d) How to deal with minor injuries such as cuts, splinters and scratches.
The test should be spread over a period of three months, during which the ester may with to look at your plot from time to time.
qEd8BCZTanFwCI9l4H5JcSbVznpxWJNhb01x7WyFIcU