Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1919 POR - Gold Cord Award


For Guides: 

A Gold Cord Guide must have had at least two years' service and must have earned the following badges:-

First Class, Sick Nurse, Handywoman, Signaller or Swimmer, Athlete or Gymnast, Child Nurse or Nurse, Laundress or Finisher, Scribe or Clerk, Domestic Service, Also six others chosen by herself.  

She must also have trained a Guide for the First Class Badge, (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs, of which all Guides of six months standing must be Second Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.

For Guiders: 

If the candidate is a Guider, she must have passed the above Badge Tests, but where Guide and Senior Guide Badges are mentioned, it must be the Senior Test.  The Guider must have done good work in her Company and have trained at least four Guides for the First Class test (excluding the Ambulance, Child nurse, and Swimming Tests).  These four Guides need not necessarily all belong to her own Company.

All applications for the Gold Cord must be accompanied by a full report from the local Commissioner regarding the Guider's work with her Company and also of her loyal support of the Movement in the District.

The Gold Cord supersedes the wearing of All-Round Cords.

1920 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them - The Gold Cord for Guides

A Gold Cord Guide must have had at least two years' service and must have earned the following Badges:-
First Class.
Sick Nurse.
Handywoman.
Signaller or Swimmer.
Athlete or Gymnast.
Child Nurse or Nurse.
Laundress or Finisher.
Scribe or Clerk.
Domestic Service.
Also six others chosen by herself.
She must also have trained a Guide for the First Class Badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).
In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs, of which all Guides of six months' standing must be Second Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.
The Gold Cord supersedes the wearing of All Round Cords.

1921 POR - Gold Cord Award


A Guider or guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord.  Guides must have earned the following badges:

First Class or Ranger Star.

Sick Nurse or Probationer.

Handywoman.

Swimmer, or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.

Athlete or Gymnast.

Child Nurse or Nurse.

Laundress or Finisher.

Scribe or Clerk.

Domestic Service.

Also six others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the 1st Class Badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the guide belongs, of which all Guides of six months' standing must be 2nd Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the court of Honour.  

1924 POR - Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord.  Guides must have earned the following badges: -

First Class or Ranger Star

Sick Nurse or Probationer

Handywoman

Swimmer, or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.

Athlete or Gymnast

Naturalist or Nature Lover

Child Nurse or Nurse

Laundress or Finisher

Scribe or Citizen

Domestic Service

Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the 1st Class Badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the part year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs, of which al Guides of six months; standing must be 2nd Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.  

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How To Win Them - The Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord and must have earned the following badges:-

First Class or Ranger Star.

Sick Nurse or Probationer.

Handywoman.

Swimmer or Signaller or First Class Signaller.

Athlete or Gymnast.

Naturalist or Nature Lover.

Child Nurse or Nurse.

Laundress or Finisher.

Scribe or Citizen.

Domestic Service.

Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the First Class Badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs, of which all Guides of six months' standing must be Second Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honor.

Special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable through the County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

The Gold Cord supersedes the wearing of All-Round Cords.

1928 Girl Guide Badges and How To Win Them - The Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord, and must have earned the following badges:-

First Class or Ranger Star

Sick Nurse or Probationer

Handywoman

Swimmer or Signaller or First Class Signaller

Athlete or Gymnast

Naturalist or Nature Lover

Child Nurse or Nurse

Laundress or Finisher

Scribe or Citizen

Domestic Service

Needlewoman

Also five others chosen by herself.  

She must also have trained a Guide for the First Class Badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman, and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).  A written paper will also be required, application for same to be made to Head of Awards.

Rangers must hold the Swimmer's Badge if the Ranger Star Test is taken instead of the Guide First Class.

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs, of which all Guides of one year's standing must be Second Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.

Special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable through the County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

The Gold Cord supercedes the wearing of All-Round Cords.

Note: The Green First Class Badge does not qualify for the Gold Cord Award.

1930 POR - The Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord.  She must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and have earned the following badges:-

First Class or Ranger Star.

Sick Nurse or Probationer.

Handywoman.

Swimmer, or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.

Athlete or Gymnast.

Naturalist or Nature Lover.

Child Nurse or Nurse.

Laundress or Finisher.

Scrive or Citizen.

Domestic Service.

Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the 1st Class badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, Cook, Needle-woman and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).  A written paper will also be required, application for same to be made to Head of Awards.

Rangers must hold the Swimmer's badge if the Ranger Star Test is taken instead of the Guide First Class.

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs, of which all guides of one year's sanding must be Second Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.  

1931 POR - Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the gold Cord.  She must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and have earned the following badges:-

First Class or Ranger Star.

Sick Nurse or Probationer.

Handywoman.

Swimmer, or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.

Athlete or Gymnast.

Naturalist or Nature Lover.

Child Nurse or Nurse.

Laundress or Finisher.

Scribe or Citizen.

Domestic Service.

Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the 1st Class Badge (with the exception of the Ambulance Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).  A written paper will also be required, application for same to be made to the Commissioner for Awards.

Rangers must hold the Swimmer's badge if the Ranger Star Test is taken instead of the Guide First Class.

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs, of which all Guides of one year's standing must be Second Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.  special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable thorough County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

1932 POR - Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the gold Cord.  She must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and have earned the following badges:-

First Class or Ranger Star.

Sick Nurse or Probationer.

Handywoman.

Swimmer, or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.

Athlete or Gymnast or Folk Dancer.

Naturalist or Nature Lover.

Child Nurse or Nurse.

Laundress or Finisher.

Scribe or Citizen.

Domestic Service.

Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the 1st Class Badge (with the exception of the Ambulance Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).  A written paper will also be required, application for same to be made to the Commissioner for Awards.

Rangers must hold the Swimmer's badge if the Ranger Star Test is taken instead of the Guide First Class.

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs, of which all Guides of one year's standing must be Second Class.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.  special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable thorough County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

Neither the Green nor the Mauve First Class badges qualify for the Gold Cord Award.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - The Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord.  She must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and have earned the following badges:-

First Class or Ranger Star.

Sick Nurse or Probationer.

Handywoman.

Swimmer or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.

Athlete or Gymnast, or Folk Dancer.

Naturalist or Nature Lover.

Child Nurse or Nurse.

Laundress or Finisher.

Scribe or Citizen.

Domestic Service.

Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the First Class Badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman, and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).  A written paper will also be required, application for same to be made to the Commissioner for Awards.

Rangers must hold the Swimmer's Badge if the Ranger Star Test is taken instead of the Guide First Class.

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.

Special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable through the County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

The Gold Cord supersedes the wearing of All-Round Cords.

Neither the Green nor the Mauve First Class badges qualify for the Gold Cord Award.

1935 POR - Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord.  She must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and have earned the following badges:

First Class or Ranger Star.  Sick Nurse or Probationer.  Handywoman.  Swimmer, or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.  Athlete or Gymnast or Folk Dancer.  Naturalist or Nature Lover.  Child Nurse or Nurse.  Laundress or Finisher.  Scribe or Citizen.  Domestic Service.  Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the 1st Class badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people. )  A written paper will also be required, application for which should be made to Headquarters. 

Rangers must hold the Swimmer's badge if the Ranger Star Test is taken instead of the Guide First Class.

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the patrol to which the Guide belongs.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.  Special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable through County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

1937 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - The Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord.  She must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and have earned the following badges:-

First Class or Ranger Star.

Sick Nurse or Probationer.

Handywoman.

Swimmer or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.

Athlete or Gymnast, or Folk Dancer.

Naturalist or Nature Lover.

Child Nurse or Nurse.

Laundress or Finisher.

Scribe or Citizen.

Domestic Service.

Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the First Class badge (with the exception of the Ambulance, Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman, and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).  A written paper will also be required, application for which should be made to Headquarters.

Rangers must hold the Swimmer's Badge if the Ranger Star test is taken instead if the Guide First Class.

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the Patrol to which the Guide belongs.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.

Special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable through County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

The Gold Cord supersedes the wearing of All-Round Cords.

Neither the Green nor the Blue First Class badges qualify for the Gold Cord Award.

1938 POR - Gold Cord Award


A Ranger or Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord.  She must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and have earned the following badges:

First Class or Ranger Star.  Sick Nurse or Probationer.  Handywoman.  Swimmer, or Signaller, or First Class Signaller.  Athlete or Gymnast or Folk Dancer.  Naturalist or Nature Lover.  Child Nurse or Nurse.  Laundress or Finisher.  Scribe or Citizen.  Domestic Service.  Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the First Class badge (with the exception of the Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people).  A written paper will also be required, application for which should be made to Headquarters.

Rangers taking the Ranger Star Test instead of the Guide First Class should pass the same swimming test as required for the Guide First Class Test, viz.: "Swim 50 yards and throw a life line."

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the patrol to which the Guide belongs.  This application should first be sanctioned by the Court of Honour.  Special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable through County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

1939 POR - Gold Cord Award


A Ranger of Guide must have had at least two years' service before being recommended for the Gold Cord.  She must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and have earned the following badges:

First Class or Ranger Star.

Sick Nurse or Emergency Helper.

Probationer or Samaritan.

Handywoman.

Swimmer, or Signaller, or Signalling Transmitter.

Athlete or Gymnast or Folk Dancer.

Naturalist or Nature Lover.

Child Nurse or Nurse.

Laundress or Finisher.

Scribe or Citizen.

Domestic Service.

Also five others chosen by herself.

She must also have trained a Guide for the First Class badge (with the exception of the Child Nurse, Cook, Needlewoman and Swimming Tests, which should be taught by qualified people.)  A written paper will also be required, application for which should be made to Headquarters.

Rangers taking the Ranger Star Test in stead of the Guide First Class should pass the same swimming test as required for the Guide First Class Test, viz. "Swim 50 yards and throw a life line to reach a person 20 yards away."

In applying for the Gold Cord, the Captain must send a report of the work during the past year of the patrol to which the Guide belongs.  This application should first be sanctioned by the court of Honour.  Special Gold Cord application forms are obtainable through County Secretaries, who will forward them to Headquarters for consideration.

1943 POR - Gold Cords


1) The candidate must hold All-Round Cords and complete the final test before her seventeenth birthday.

2) She must hold:

The Little House Emblem.

The Handywoman badge, and one from the following list:

Artist, Country Dancer, Dancer, Lace-maker, Music-lover and Minstrel (if these are chosen, both must be taken), Photographer, Player, Reader, Singer, Spinner, Stitchery, Welsh Fold, Writer.

3) Hold the Pioneer Badge, and have a good report from the Commandant of the camp at which she was tested on her standard of dependability, adaptability, punctuality, and general keeping of the Guide Law throughout the camp.

4) Hold the International Knowledge Badge or the Interpreter Badge.

5) Be recommended by her District Commissioner and Captain (with the approval of the Court of Honour) on her standard of:

Unselfishness, Courtesy, General appearance (both in and out of uniform).

The Guider should send a general note of any work done for the Company by the candidate, also of any service she has been able to do for others (apart from Guiding) for any period of not less than three months.

6) finally, the candidate will be examined by a Diploma'd Guider on any work in these tests, and also on her degree of observation and common sense.

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