Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1915 (December) Girl Guides' Gazette - Second Class


To know how the Union Jack is composed and what it means.  

Make her own necktie or cap.  Do up a parcel neatly.  Lay a table for dinner for four.  Darn stockings.  Bind up a cut finger or knee.  Know and perform three of the physical exercises given in the handbook.

1918 Guide Handbook - Second Class Test


I

1) Know how the Union Jack is made up, and the right way to fly it.

2) Be able to tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef knot, Sheet-bend, Clove-hitch, Fisherman's knot.

3) Be able to do up a parcel neatly.

II

4) Hem a handkerchief or duster.

5) Darn a stocking.

III

6) Lay a table for dinner for two people.

7) Bind up a cut finger or grazed knee.

IV

8) Perform the first two physical exercises given in the Handbook and know their objects.

9) Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

10) Bowl a hoop or hop around a figure of eight course.

11) Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand, and then with the left.

12) Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six.

1918 POR - 2nd Class


A Brownie must:

I - Intelligence.

Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

Tie the following knots and know their uses:-

Reef knot; sheet bend; clove-hitch; fisherman's knot.

Do up a parcel neatly.

II - Handcraft.

Hem a handkerchief or duster.

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

III - Service.

Lay a table for two for dinner.

Bind up a cut finger or grazed knee.

IV - Physical Health.

Perform the first two physical exercises of the Handbook, and know their objects, or equivalent exercises from the Board of Education Handbook (Physical Exercises for Public and Elementary Schools) such as the Brownie may perform for herself.

Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand and then with the left.

Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six. 

1919 POR - 2nd Class


A Brownie must:

I - Intelligence.

Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

Tie the following knots and know their uses:-

Reef knot; sheet bend; clove-hitch; fisherman's knot.

Do up a parcel neatly.

II - Handcraft.

Hem a handkerchief or duster.

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

III - Service.

Lay a table for two for dinner.

Bind up a cut finger or grazed knee.

IV - Physical Health.

Perform the first two physical exercises of the Handbook, and know their objects, or equivalent exercises from the Board of Education Handbook (Physical Exercises for Public and Elementary Schools) such as the Brownie may perform for herself.

Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand and then with the left.

Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six. 

1920 Guide Handbook - Second Class Test


I

1) Know how the Union Jack is made up, and the right way to fly it.

2) Be able to tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef knot, Sheet-bend, Clove-hitch, Fisherman's knot.

3) Be able to do up a parcel neatly.

II

4) Hem a handkerchief or duster.

5) Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

III

6) Lay a table for dinner for two people.

7) Bind up a cut finger or grazed knee.

IV

8) Perform the first two physical exercises given in the Handbook and know their objects, or those given on the new Guide Chart of Physical Exercises, such as the Brownie may perform herself.

9) Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

10) Bowl a hoop or hop around a figure of eight course.

11) Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand, and then with the left.

12) Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six.

1921 POR - Second Class test


 A Brownie must:-

I Intelligence

Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

Tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef knot; sheet bend; clove hitch; fisherman's knot.

Do up a parcel neatly.

II Handcraft

Hem a handkerchief or duster.

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

III Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

Bind up a cut finger or grazed knee.

IV Physical Health 

Perform the first two physical exercises of the Handbook and know their objects, or those given on the new Guide Chart of Physical Exercises, such as the Brownie may perform for herself.

Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course. 

Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand and then with the left.

Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six.

1924 POR - Second Class test


A Brownie must:-

I Intelligence

Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

Tie the following knots and know their uses:- Reef knot; sheet bend; clove hitch; fisherman's knot.

Do up a parcel neatly.

II Handcraft

Hem a handkerchief or duster.

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

III Physical Health

Perform the first body movement given in the Handbook and know its objects.

Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand and then with the left.

Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six.

IV Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

Bind up a cut finger or grazed knee.

1930 POR - Second Class test


A Brownie must:-

I Intelligence

Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

Tie the following knots and know their uses:- Reef-knot; sheet-bend; clove-hitch; round turn and two half hitches.

Do up a parcel neatly.

Must observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II Handicraft

Make something useful, showing the hemming stitch.

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

III Physical Health

Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand and then with the left.

Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six.

IV Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1931 edition "Girl Guiding" (Guide handbook) - Second Class Brownie test.


To become a Second Class Brownie you have to -

Know the composition of the Union Jack, and the right way to fly it.

Tie the following knots and knw their uses: reef knot, sheet-bend, clove-hitch, round turn and two half-hitches.

Do up a parcel neatly.

Must observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II

Make something useful, showing the hemming stitch.

Darn an article or do the  darning stitch.

III

Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

Bowl a hoop or hop around a figure-of-eight course.

Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand, and then with the left.

Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six.

IV

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1932 POR - 2nd Class test


A Brownie must:

I - Intelligence.

Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

Tie the following knots and know their uses:- Reef-knot; sheet-bend; round turn and two half hitches.

Do up a parcel neatly.

Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II - Handicraft

Make something useful, showing the hemming stitch.

or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

Sew on two buttons, one large and one small, on actual garments.

III Physical Health

Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand and then with the left.

Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six.

IV - Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1935 POR - 2nd Class test


A Brownie must: 

I Intelligence

Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

Tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef-knot; sheet-bend; round turn and two half hitches.

Do up a parcel neatly.

Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II Handicraft

Make something useful, showing the hemming stitch.

or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

Sew on two buttons, one large and one small, on actual garments.

III Physical Health

Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

Throw a ball ten yards with the right hand and then with the left.

Throw a ball so that a girl six yards away catches it four times out of six.

IV Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1938 POR - Second Class


A Brownie must:

I Intelligence

1) Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef -knot; sheet-bend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) A Brownie must have a practical knowledge of the rules of the road.  Before she wins her Second Class, each Brownie must take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a "Stop, Look, Listen" walk.

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II Handicraft

1) Make some useful article which must include a turned down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch; or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

2) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to actual garment.

III Physical Health

1) Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

2) Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-or-eight course.

3) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

4) Throw a ball against a wall from a point ten feet away from it and catch it four times out of six.

IV Service

1) Lay a table for two for dinner.

1939 POR - Second Class test


A Brownie must: 

I Intelligence

1) Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef-knot; sheet-bend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) Have a practical knowledge of the rules of the road.  Before she wins her Second Class, each Brownie must take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a "Stop, Look, Listen" walk.

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal etc.

II Handicraft

1) Make some useful article which must include a turned down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch;

or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

2) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to an actual garment.

III Physical Health

1) know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

2) Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

3) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

4) Throw a ball against a wall from a point ten feet away from it and catch it four times out of six.

or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of six yards and return it to the sender.  Throwing and catching to be accurate four times out of six.

IV Service

1) Lay a table for two for dinner.

1943 POR - Second Class (Golden Bar)


A Brownie must: 

I. - Intelligence.

1) Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef-knot; sheet-bend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) Have a practical knowledge of the rules of the road.  Before she wins her Second Class, each Brownie must take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a "Stop, Look, Listen" walk.

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II.- Handicraft.

1) Make some useful article which must include a turned down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch;

or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

2) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to actual garment.

III.- Health.

1) Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

2) Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

3) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

4) Throw a ball against a wall from a point ten feet away from it and catch it four times out of six.

or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of six yards and return it to the sender.  Throwing and catching to be accurate four times out of six.

IV.- Service.

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1947 POR - Second Class


A Brownie must:

I - Inteligence

1) Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef-knot; sheet-bend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) Have a practical knowledge of the rules of the road.  Before she wins her Second Class, each Brownie must take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a "Stop, Look, listen" walk.

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II - Handicraft

1) Make some useful article which must include a turned down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch;

or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

2) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to actual garment.

III - Health

1) Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

2) Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

3) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

4) Throw a ball against a wall from a point ten feet away from it and catch it four times out of six.

or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of six yards and return it to the sender.  Throwing and catching to be accurate four times out of six.

IV - Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1950 POR - Second Class


A Brownie Must:

I - Intelligence

1) Know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef-knot; sheet-bend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) Have a practical knowledge of the rules of the road.  Before she wins her Second Class, each Brownie must take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a "Stop, Look, Listen" walk.

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II - Handicraft

1) Make some useful article which must include a turned down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch; 

or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

2) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to actual garment.

III - Health

1) Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

2) Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight course.

3) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

4) Throw a ball against a wall from a point ten feet away from it and catch it four times out of six.

or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of six yards and return it to the sender.  Throwing and catching to be accurate four times out of six.

IV - Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1953 POR - Second Class Badge


A Brownie must:

I - Intelligence

1) Must know the composition of the Union Jack and right way to fly it.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: Reef-knot; sheet-bend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) Have a practical knowledge of the rules of the road.  Before she wins her Second Class, each Brownie must take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a 'Stop, Look, Listen' walk,

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself.  This may be sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.

II - Handcraft

1) Make some useful article which must include a turned down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch.

or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

2) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to actual garment.

III - Health.

1) Know how and why she should keep nails cut and clean, and teeth clean, and why breathe through the nose.

2) Bowl a hoop or hop a figure-of-eight course.

3) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

4) Throw a ball against a wall from a point ten feet away from it and catch it four times out of six.

or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of six yards and return it to the sender.  Throwing and catching to be accurate four times out of six; 

IV - Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1957 POR - Second Class


I - Intelligence

1) Know the composition of the Union Jack and the right way to fly it.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: reef; sheetbend; round turn and two half-hitches.

3) Have a practical knowledge of the rules of the road. Take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a 'Stop, Look, and Listen' walk,

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world chosen by herself, e.g. sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.; or

Make a collection of six flowers or shells or feathers etc., and name them.

II - Handcraft

1) Make a useful article to include a turned-down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch; or

Darn an article with the darning stitch.

2) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew on button on to a garment.

III - Health

1) Know how and why she should keep her teeth clean, her nails cut and clean; and why breathe through the nose.

2) Bowl a hoop or hop round a figure-of-eight.

3) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

4) Throw a ball against a wall from a point 10 ft. away and catch it four times out of six.

IV - Service

Lay a table for two for dinner.

1960 POR - Second Class


1) Know how the Union Jack and the flag of her own country are made up and the right way to fly them.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: reef; sheetbend; round turn and two half-hitches.

3) Show that she understands the rules of the road, and take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a 'Stop, Look, and Listen' walk.

4) Observe and descrive something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself, e.g., sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.; or

Make a collection of six flowers or shells or feathers, etc., and name them.

5) Make a useful article to include a turned-down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch; or

6) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to a garment.

7) Know how and why she should keep her teeth clean, her nails cut and clean; and why breathe through the nose.

8) Hop round a figure-of-eight or bowl a hoop.

9) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

10) Throw a ball against a wall from a point 10 ft. away and catch it four times out of six; or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of 6 yds.  and return it to the sender, four times out of six.

11) Lay a table for two for dinner.

1961 Brownie Handbook - Golden Bar Test


1) Know how the Union Jack and the flag of your own country are made up and the right way to fly them.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: reef; sheetbend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) Show that you understand the rules of the road, and take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a 'Stop, Look, and Listen' walk.

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by yourself, e.g. sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.; or

Make a collection of six flowers or shells or feathers, etc., and name them.

5) Make a useful article to include a turned-down hem sewn with a decorative tacking stitch; or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

6) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to a garment.

7) Know how and why you should keep your teeth clean, your nails cut and clean; and why breathe through the nose.

8) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) From a cross-legged sitting position with arms folded, stand up and sit down in good style three times.

b) Without touching the ground with hands or feet, cover a distance of 10 yds, on two inverted flower pots or tins.

c) Balancing a ball on a board about 8in. square held flat on the palm of the hand, walk with food posture round a figure of eight.  Repeat using the other hand.

9) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

10) Throw a ball against a wall from a point 10 ft. away and catch it four times out of six; or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of 6 yds. and return it to the sender, four times out of six.

11) Lay a table for two for dinner.

1964 (March) POR - Second Class Test


The candidate must have passed the Enrolment test.

1) Know how the Union flag and the flag of her own country are made up and the right way to fly them.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: reef; sheetbend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) Show that she understands the rules of the road, and take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a 'Stop, Look, and Listen' walk.

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself, e.g., sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.; or

Make a collection of six flowers or shells or feathers, etc., and name them.

5) Make a useful article to include a turned-down hem sewn with a decorative taking stitch; or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

6) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to a garment.

7) Know how and why she should keep her teeth clean, her nails cut and clean; and why breathe through the nose.

8) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) From a cross-legged sitting position with arms folded stand up and sit down in good style three times.

b) Without touching the ground with hands or feet cover a distance of seven yards on two inverted flower-pots or tins.

c) Balancing a ball on a board about 8in square held flat on the palm of the hand, walk with good posture round a figure of eight.  Repeat using the other hand.

d) While weaving her way through a straight line of 5 tins (placed not more than 2ft. apart), round the end one, and back to starting-point, and without touching any tin with ball or foot, pat-bounce ball in good style.

9) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

10) Throw a ball against a wall from a point 10 ft. away and catch it four times out of six; or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of 6 yds. and return it to the sender, four times out of six.

11) Lay a table for two for dinner.

1965 (July) POR - Second Class Test


The candidate must have passed the Enrolment test.

1) Know how the Union flag and the flag of her own country are made up and the right way to fly them.

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: reef; sheetbend; round turn and two half hitches.

3) Show that she understands the rules of the road, and take Brown Owl or Tawny Owl for a 'Stop, Look, and Listen' walk.

4) Observe and describe something belonging to the outside world, chosen by herself, e.g., sky, sea, bird, tree, flower, animal, etc.; or

Make a collection of six flowers or shells or feathers, etc., and name them.

5) Make a useful article to include a turned-down hem sewn with a decorative taking stitch; or

Darn an article or do the darning stitch.

6) Show two methods of sewing on buttons and sew one button on to a garment.

7) Know how and why she should keep her teeth clean, her nails cut and clean; and why breathe through the nose.

8) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) From a cross-legged sitting position with arms folded stand up and sit down in good style three times.

b) Without touching the ground with hands or feet cover a distance of seven yards on two inverted flower-pots or tins.

c) Balancing a ball on a board about 8in square held flat on the palm of the hand, walk with good posture round a figure of eight.  Repeat using the other hand.

d) While weaving her way through a straight line of 5 tins (placed not more than 2 ft. apart), round the end one, and back to starting-point, and without touching any tin with ball or foot, pat-bounce ball in good style.

9) Skip twenty times without a break, turning the rope backwards.

10) Throw a ball against a wall from a point 10 ft. away and catch it four times out of six; or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of 6 yds. and return it to the sender, four times out of six.

11) Lay a table for two for dinner.


Alternative Clauses for Extension Brownies

Hospital, Physically Handicapped, and Post Groups:

2) Tie the following knots and know their uses: reef; sheetbend; round turn and two half hitches, if necessary with the help of someone else.

3) Show proficiency in a game based on the rules of the road.

5) Make a useful article

6) Hold a skein of wool for winding; or wind a ball of wool.

8) Play Tiddlywinks or a similar game requiring patience and skill and do one of the ordinary tests:

a) From a cross-legged sitting position with arms folded stand up and sit down in good style three times.

b) Without touching the ground with hands or feet cover a distance of seven yards on two inverted flower-pots or tins.

c) Balancing a ball on a board about 8 in. square held flat on the palm of the hand, walk with good posture round a figure of eight.  Repeat using the other hand.

d) While weaving her way through a straight line of 5 tins (placed not more than 2ft. apart), round the end one, and back to starting-point, and without touching any tin with ball or foot, pat-bounce ball in good style.

9) Show proficiency in a game needing balance or control.

10) Throw a ball against a wall from a point 10 ft. away and catch it four times out of six; or

Catch a ball thrown from a distance of 6 yds. and return it to the sender, four times out of six; or

Bounce and catch a ball twelve times; or 

Pat-bounce a ball; or throw a ball up and catch it twelve times.

Blind Group

5) Make a useful article; or

Thread ribbon through slots, and tie bows neatly.

8) Hop to a given point and back again, and do one of the ordinary tests:

a) From a cross-legged sitting position with arms folded stand up and sit down in good style three times.

b) Without touching the ground with hands or feet cover a distance of seven yards on two inverted flower-pots or tins.

c) Balancing a ball on a board about 8 in. square held flat on the palm of the hand, walk with good posture round a figure of eight.  Repeat using the other hand.

d) While weaving her way through a straight line of 5 tins (placed not more than 2 ft. apart), round the end one, and back to starting-point, and without touching any tin with ball or foot, pat-bounce ball in good style.

10) Jump 12 in. high; or perform arm and breathing exercises.

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