Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1928 Girl Guide Badges and How To Win Them - Green First Class

A lower grade (Green) First Class Badge has now been instituted.  The test is similar to the above, with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim for lack of facilities, for which the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained, through the usual channels, and only on the recommendation of the local first class examiner.
The Extension (Mauve) First Class Badge shall be available for those who are physically unfit to swim.
If at any time the Guide is able to pass the ordinary test, the Green or Mauve First Class Badge may be changed for the usual (Red) First Class Badge.  The First Class Badge may only be altered for physically disabled Guides or those who through lack of facilities are unable to swim, and will qualify for Mauve Cords.

1930 POR - Green First Class


A lower grade 1st Class badge has now been instituted.  The test is similar to the 1st Class badge with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, and only on the recommendation of the local 1st Class Examiner.


Must be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

State briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and its development.

I Intelligence

Judge three out of the following five subjects:- Heights, weights, distance, numbers and time.  Two out of three to be within 25 per cent. error in each case.

Know 16 points of the compass by the sun and the stars.

Have 1s. in the savings bank.

Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Handicraft

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III Health

Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

Must be able to swim 50 yards.

IV Service

Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge, renewed every other year.

Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.

Draw at the examination a rough sketch map with would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

Take two other guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment etc., type of food and it's method of cooking.

Know how to deal with the following:- Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1931 POR - Green First Class


A lower grade First Class badge has been instituted.  The test is similar to the below with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, and one on the recommendation of the local 1st Class Examiner.


Must be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

State briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development.

I - Intelligence

Judge three out of the following five subjects: -

Heights, weights, distance, numbers and time.  Two out of three to be within 25 per cent. error in each case.

Know 16 points of the compass by the sun and the stars.

Have 1s. in the savings bank.

Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II - Handicraft.

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III - Health

Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

Must be able to swim 50 yards.

IV - Service

Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge, renewed every other year.

Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within aa radius of half a mile from her home or guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile) and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

Know how to deal with the following: -Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1932 POR - Green First Class


A lower grade 1st Class badge has been instituted.  The test is similar to the below with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the Country Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, and only on the recommendation of the local 1st Class Examiner.


Must be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

State briefly the origin of the Guide Movement and its development.

I - Intelligence

Judge three out of the following five subjects: -

Heights, weights, distance, numbers and time.  Two out of three to be within 25 per cent. error in each case.

Be able to use a compass and find 16 points by the sun and the stars.

Have 1s. in the savings bank.

Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II - Handicraft.

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III - Health

Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

Must be able to swim 50 yards.

IV - Service

Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge, renewed every other year.

Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile) and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

Know how to deal with the following: -Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1935 POR - Green First Class


A lower grade First Class badge has been instituted.  The test is similar to the below with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, and only on the recommendation of the local First Class examiner.


Be a 2nd Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and it's development.

I Intelligence.

1) Estimate three of the following: Height, weight, distance, number, time.  In two results out of three in each subject, the percentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Be able to use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.

3) Show regular payments over a period of six months into savings bank or other account, and have a knowledge of simple account keeping.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Handicraft

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III Health

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

2) Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

3) Be able to swim 50 yards.

IV Service

1) Hold the Ambulance or Sick Nurse badge, renewed every other year.

2) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

3) Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

4) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

5) Know how to deal with the following: Shock, asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident or ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

1938 POR - Green First Class


A lower grade First Class badge has been instituted.  The test is similar to the standard test with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, and only on the recommendation of the local First Class examiner.  


Be a Second Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and its development.

I Intelligence

1) Estimate three of the following: Height, weight, distance, number, time.  The percentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Be able to use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.

3) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Handicraft

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III Health

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scouts' pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

2) Be able to teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

3) Be able to swim 50 yards and throw a life line.

IV Service

1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and be able to direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, et., from any point within that district.  be able to read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

2) Draw at the examination a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

3) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

4) a) Know how to deal with the following: shock, haemorrhage (various methods), asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident and ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits and fainting.

b) Understand the preparation of bed for patient; the changing of sheets and the prevention of bed sores.  Be able to use a clinical thermometer and to make and apply fomentations.

1939 POR - Green First Class


A lower grade First Class badge has been instituted.  The test is similar to the below with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, and only on the recommendation of the local First Class examiner.


Be a Second Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and its development.

I Intelligence

1) Estimate three of the following: Height, weight, distance, number, time.  The percentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.

3) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test.

II Handicraft

Hold cook, Needlewoman and Child nurse badges.

III Health

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scout's pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

2) Teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

3) Swim 50 yards and throw a life line to reach a person 20 yards away.

IV Service

1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guide one mile), and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Read a map, and know to which places the main roads lead.

2) Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another .

3) Take two Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The examiner, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organisation , manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

4) a) Deal with the following: shock, haemorrhage (various methods), asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident and ice accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits, and fainting.

b) Understand the preparation of bed for patient; the changing of sheets and the prevention of bed sores.  Use a clinical thermometer and make and apply fomentations.

1943 POR - Green First Class


A lower grade of First Class badge has been instituted.  The test is similar to the below with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which cast the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, and only on the recommendation of the local First Class examiner.  This does not qualify for All Round Cords or Gold Cords.


Be a Second Class Guide, and have a good influence in her company.

Read Scouting for Boys and state briefly the origin of the Guide Movement, and its development.

I.- Intelligence.

1) Estimate three of the following: Height, weight, distance, number, time.  The precentage of error may not exceed 25 per cent.

2) Use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and the stars.

3) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property, and three with regard to that of other people.

4) Train a recruit to pass her Tenderfoot test. 

II.- Handicraft.

Hold Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges.

III.- Health.

1) Walk two miles in 30 minutes (Scout's pace if necessary) and arrive in good condition.

2) Teach a Tenderfoot the health rules.

3) Swim 50 yards and throw a life line with regularity to reach a person 15 yards away.

IV.- Service.

1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide headquarters (for country Guides one mile), and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station, or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage, and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Read a map, and now to which places the main roads lead.

2) Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from any given point to another.

3) Take two other Guides (not First Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The tester, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organisation, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

4) a) Be prepare to : Treat for shock following accident.  Arrest bleeding from arteries, veins or capillaries.  Treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting.  Resuscitate the drowning, suing Schafer's method of artificial respiration.

b) Be able to deal with fire and ice accidents.  Prepare a bed for a stretcher case.  Change the sheets of a helpless patient.  Know how to prevent bedsores.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Make and apply fomentations.

1947 POR - Green First Class


Another grade 1st Class badge has been instituted.  The test is similar to the above with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, on the recommendation of the local 1st Class examiner.  This does not qualify for All Round Cords or Queen's Guide Award.


1) Be a Second Class Guide and have a good influence in her company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide Camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition), or The Life of Baden-Powell (published by the Scouts), or The Wolf that Never Sleeps (published by the Guides), and make a book showing the story of the Guide Movement, including its International aspect.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) COOK'S TEST

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number. (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

ii) NEEDLEWOMAN'S TEST

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) CHILD NURSE TEST

a) Make at the test a time-table for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.

NOTE: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have done her best to achieve the standards required by the Health Record Card, and discuss with her Captain its practical application.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope 12 yards (as a life-line or for other useful purposes) with reasonable accuracy and in good style.

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc., from any point within that district.  Be able to tell a stranger how ling it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  The tester, who may accompany or join them at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the drowning, using Schafer's method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire and ice accidents.

14) Prepare a bed for a stretcher case.  Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration.

1950 POR - Green First Class


Another grade 1st Class badge has been instituted.  The test is similar to the below with the expectation of the swimming qualifications, and is only for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, on the recommendation of the local 1st Class examiner.  This does not qualify for All Round Cords or Queen's Guide Award.


1) Be a Second Class Guide, show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in her company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide Camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Life of Baden-Powell (published by the Scouts), or The Wolf that Never Sleeps (published by the Guides), and make a book showing the story of the Guide Movement, including its International aspect.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) COOK's TEST

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

ii) NEEDLEWOMAN'S TEST

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) CHILD NURSE TEST

a) Make at the test a time-table for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.  

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.

Note: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have done her best to achieve the standards required by the Health Record Card, and discuss with her Captain its practical application.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope 12 yards (as a life-line or for other useful purposes) with reasonable accuracy and in good style.

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc.  Be able to tell a stranger how long it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  (The tester, who may accompany or join the Guides at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organisation, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.)

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the drowning, using Schafer's method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

14) Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration.

1953 POR - Green First Class


This test is similar to the below with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is intended for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels, on the recommendation of the local First Class examiner.

To gain the Green First Class, candidates are required to pass the Athlete badge, in place of the swimming qualification.

Green First Class qualifies for All Round Cords, provided that both Pioneer and Signaller badges are gained.  It does not qualify for Queen's Guide.

A Guide in an open company who, owing to a minor disability is not allowed to swim, may be permitted to take the Green First Class test, provided she can complete the syllabus.  In these cases a doctor's certificate, stating that the candidate may not swim, will be required.


1st Class

1) Be a Second Class Guide, show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in her company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide Camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and Camp Adviser may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boys' Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps (published by the Girl Guides), or another life of Baden-Powell.  Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the International aspect, this may be done in any way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as making a book or giving a talk..

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) COOK's TEST

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate.)

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of a balanced menu.

ii) NEEDLEWOMAN'S TEST

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) CHILD NURSE TEST

a) Make at the test a time-table for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.  

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.

Note: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse Badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well.  Understand the rules of health and how they apply to herself.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope -

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person twelve yards away, three out of four throws to be successful.  (If the candidate wishes, a suitable float may be used for water rescue).

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc.  Be able to tell a stranger how long it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  (The tester, who may accompany or join the Guides at any point, should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.)

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the drowning, using the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

14) Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration.

1954 Hints on Girl Guide Tests - Green First Class


This test is similar to the below with the exception of the swimming qualifications, and is intended for those who cannot learn to swim through lack of facilities, in which case the County Commissioner's permission must be obtained through the usual channels on the recommendation of the local First Class examiner.

To gain the Green First Class, candidates are required to pass the Athletic badge, in place of the swimming qualifications.  

Green First Class qualifies for All Round Cords, provided that both Pioneer and Signaller Badges are gained.  It does not qualify for Queen's Guide.

A Guide in an open company who, owing to a minor disability is not allowed to swim, may be permitted to take the Green Frist Class test, provided she can complete the syllabus.  In these cases a doctor's certificate, stating that the candidate may not swim, will be required.


First Class Test


1) Be a Second Class Guide, show that she is growing in understanding and practice of the Promise and Law, and has a good influence in her company.

2) Have camped for at least a week-end in a Guide camp.  (Where conditions make this impossible the Commissioner and C,A. may give permission for the Guide to sleep in a hut.)

3) Read Scouting for Boys (Boy's Edition) or The Wolf that Never Sleeps (published by the Girl Guides) or another life of Baden-Powell.  Prove her knowledge of the origin and history of the Guide Movement, including the international aspect; this may be done in any way chosen by the candidate and approved by the Commissioner, such as making a book or giving a talk.

4) Understand the meaning of thrift and show that she has endeavoured to prevent waste in six practical ways - three with regard to her own property and three with regard to that of other people.

5) i) Cook's Test

a) Cook and serve unaided a two-course dinner for a small number.  (Indoors or out as chosen by the candidate).

b) Answer simple questions to show understanding of balanced menu.

ii) Needlewoman's Test.

Make a simple garment, darn a stocking, and patch a worn article.

iii) Child Nurse Test.

a) Make at the test a time-table for the routine of a child for a day in summer or winter.

b) Keep a child or group of children happily occupied for one hour.  This test applies to children aged 3 to 5 years.

Note: Holders of the Cook, Needlewoman and Child Nurse badges are exempt from these clauses.

6) Go on foot for an expedition of not less than six miles.

7) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to walk and run well, understand the rules of health and how they apply to herself.

8) Swim 50 yards.

9) Throw a rope -

a) Over a beam or branch approximately three times the height of the candidate.

b) Within easy reach of a person twelve yards away, three out of four throws to be successful.  (If the candidate wishes, a suitable float may be used for water rescue.)

10) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood within a radius of half a mile from her home or Guide H.Q. (for country Guides one mile) and direct a stranger to the nearest doctor, fire, ambulance, telephone, police or railway station or post or telegraph office, pillar box, garage and nearest place for petrol, etc.  Be able to tell a stranger how long it will take to get there.  Draw at the test a rough sketch map which would enable a stranger to find his way from one given point to another.  The distance to be covered must be indicated.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

11) Use a compass and find the 16 points by the sun and stars.  Read a map.

12) Take two other Guides  (not 1st Class) for a half-day's hike, when possible following a map.  (The tester, who may accompany or joint the Guides at any point should judge them on their general turnout, programme, organization, manners, care of other people's property, clearing up, enjoyment, etc., type of food and its method of cooking.)

13) Be prepared to: Treat for shock following accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from accident, fit or fainting, resuscitate the drowning using the Holger-Neilsen method or artificial respiration.  Know how to deal with fire, ice and electrical accidents.

14) Change the sheets of a bed with a patient in it.  Show how to prevent bed sores and make an ill or old person comfortable in bed.  Use a clinical thermometer.  Dress a wound.

Throughout the test the candidate's appearance, carriage, courtesy and common sense shall be taken into consideration.

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