Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1918 Guide Handbook - Guide - Red-Service For Others


Must know how to show the way to strangers, and know where to find Police Station, Fire Brigade, doctor etc, and know the history of the place.

1920 Guide Handbook - Guide


Must know how to show the way to strangers, and know where to find Police Station, Fire Brigade, doctor, etc., and know the history of the place.

1921 POR - Guide Badge


Must know which road leads to nearest big city, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  (The Brownie Pack Headquarters should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

Be able to give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

Be able to deliver a short verbal message correctly.

Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, doctor's house, chemist's shop, hospital, clergyman's house, blacksmith's forge, motor garage and hotel.  Also the names and whereabouts of the best shops for various classes of goods.

Have a knowledge of all short cuts for an area of a quarter of a mile round the headquarters.

Be able to judge distance roughly (viz. for directing people).

Know the history of the parish, or of any historical place in the neighbourhood (Church, Castle, Abbey, battlefield, etc.)

1924 POR - Guide Badge


Must know which road leads to nearest big city, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  (The Brownie Pack Headquarters should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

Be able to give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

Be able to deliver a short verbal message correctly.

Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, doctor's house, chemist's shop, hospital, clergyman's house, blacksmith's forge, motor garage and hotel.  Also the names and whereabouts of the best shops for various classes of goods.

Have a knowledge of all short cuts for an area of a quarter of a mile round the headquarters.

Be able to judge distance roughly (viz. for directing people).

Know the history of the parish, or of any historical place in the neighbourhood (Church, Castle, Abbey, battlefield, etc.)

1930 POR - Guide Badge


Must know which road leads to nearest big city, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  (The Brownie Pack Headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

Be able to give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

Be able to deliver a short verbal message correctly.

Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, doctor's house, chemist's shop, hospital, clergyman's house, blacksmith's forge, motor garage and hotel.  Also the names and whereabouts of the best shops for various classes of goods.

Have a knowledge of all short cuts for an area of a quarter of a mile round the headquarters.

Be able to judge distance roughly (viz. for directing people).

Know the history of the parish, or of any historical place in the neighbourhood (Church, Castle, Abbey, battlefield, etc.)

1931 POR - Guide Badge


Must know which road leads to nearest big city, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  (The Brownie Pack Headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

Be able to give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

Be able to deliver a short verbal message correctly.

Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, doctor's house, chemist's shop, hospital, clergyman's house, blacksmith's forge, motor garage and hotel.  Also the names and whereabouts of the best shops for various classes of goods.

Have a knowledge of all short cuts for an area of a quarter of a mile round the headquarters.

Be able to judge distance roughly (viz. for directing people).

Know the history of the parish, or of any historical place in the neighbourhood (Church, Castle, Abbey, battlefield, etc.)

1932 POR - Guide Badge


Know which road leads to nearest big city, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  (The Brownie Pack Headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

Be able to give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

Be able to deliver a short verbal message correctly.

Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, doctor's house, chemist's shop, hospital, clergyman's house, blacksmith's forge, motor garage and hotel.  Also the names and whereabouts of the best shops for various classes of goods.

Have a knowledge of all short cuts for an area of a quarter of a mile round the headquarters.

Be able to judge distance roughly (viz. for directing people).

Know the history of the parish, or of any historical place in the neighbourhood (Church, Castle, Abbey, battlefield, etc.)

1935 POR - Guide Badge


Know which road leads to nearest big city, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  (The Brownie Pack Headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

Be able to give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

Be able to deliver a short verbal message correctly.

Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, doctor's house, chemist's shop, hospital, clergyman's house, blacksmith's forge, motor garage and hotel.  Also the names and whereabouts of the best shops for various classes of goods.

Have a knowledge of all short cuts for an area of a quarter of a mile round the headquarters.

Be able to judge distance roughly (viz. for directing people).

Know the history of the parish, or of any historical place in the neighbourhood (Church, Castle, Abbey, battlefield, etc.)

1938 POR - Guide Badge


Know which road leads to nearest big city, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  (The Brownie Pack Headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

Be able to give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

Be able to deliver a short verbal message correctly.

Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, chemist's shop, hospital, surgery hour of local doctor, and where medicines can be made up; nearest telephone and local post office, and times last post goes out on week-days and Sundays; nearest garage, or where petrol can be bought.
Know the history of any historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.).

1939 POR - Guide Badge


1) Know which road leads to nearest big town, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.

2) Give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, chemist's shop, hospital, surgery hours of local doctor, and where medicines can be made up; nearest telephone and local post office, and times last post goes out on week-days and Sundays; nearest garage, or where petrol can be bought.
5) Know the history of any historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.).

1943 POR - Guide Badge


1) Know which road leads to nearest big town, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  For town Brownies, know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.  (The Brownie pack headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

2) Give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, chemist's shop, hospital, surgery hours of local doctor, and where medicines can be made up; nearest telephone and local post office, and times last post goes out on week-days and Sundays; nearest garage, or where petrol can be bought.
5) Know the history of any historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.).

1947 POR - Guide Badge


1) Know which road leads to nearest big town, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  For town Brownies, know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.  (The Brownie pack headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

2) Give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, chemist's shop, hospital, surgery hours of local doctor, and where medicines can be made up; nearest telephone and local post office, and times last post goes out on week-days and Sundays; nearest garage, or where petrol can be bought.
5) Know the history of any historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.).

1950 POR - Guide Badge


1) Know which road leads to nearest big town, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  For town Brownies, know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.  (The Brownie pack headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

2) Give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, chemist's shop, hospital, surgery hours of local doctor, and where medicines can be made up; nearest telephone and local post office, and times last post goes out on week-days and Sundays; nearest garage, or where petrol can be bought.
5) Know the history of any historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.).

1953 POR - Guide Badge


1) Know which road leads to nearest big town, and how many miles away it lies; and the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.  For town Brownies, know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.  (The Brownie pack headquarters, or the Brownie's own home should be taken as the centre from which distances are measured in the above test and those which follow).

2) Give clear directions to a stranger asking his way, well expressed and distinctly spoken; and be capable of doing so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest police-station, fire-station, chemist's shop, hospital, surgery hours of local doctor, and where medicines can be made up; nearest telephone and local post office, and times last post goes out on week-days and Sundays; nearest garage, or where petrol can be bought.
5) Know the history of any one historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.).

1957 POR - Guide Badge


1) Country Brownies. Know: which road leads to the nearest big town, and how far it is; the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.

Town Brownies.  Know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.

2) Give clear directions, well expressed and distinctly spoke, to a stranger asking the way; be able to do so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest; police station; fire station; chemist's shop; hospital; telephone; post office; garage; filling station.  Know: the surgery hours of the local doctor; what time the last post is collected on weekdays and Sundays.

5) Know the history of any one historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.)

Note: Either the pack headquarters or the candidate's home may be taken as the central point.

1960 POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Country Brownies. Know: which road leads to the nearest big town, and how far it is; the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.

Town Brownies.  Know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.

2) Give clear directions, well expressed and distinctly spoke, to a stranger asking the way; be able to do so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest; police station; fire station; chemist's shop; hospital; telephone; post office; garage; filling station.  Know: the surgery hours of the local doctor; what time the last post is collected on weekdays and Sundays.

5) Know the history of any one historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.)

Note: Either the pack headquarters or the candidate's home may be taken as the central point.

1961 (July) POR - Pathfinder Badge

1) Country Brownies. Know: which road leads to the nearest big town, and how far it is; the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.

Town Brownies.  Know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.

2) Give clear directions, well expressed and distinctly spoke, to a stranger asking the way; be able to do so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest; police station; fire station; chemist's shop; hospital; telephone; post office; garage; filling station.  Know: the surgery hours of the local doctor; what time the last post is collected on weekdays and Sundays.

5) Know the history of any one historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.)

Note: Either the pack headquarters or the candidate's home may be taken as the central point.

1964 (March) POR - Pathfinder Badge

1) Country Brownies. Know: which road leads to the nearest big town, and how far it is; the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.

Town Brownies.  Know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.

2) Give clear directions, well expressed and distinctly spoke, to a stranger asking the way; be able to do so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest; police station; fire station; chemist's shop; hospital; telephone; post office; garage; filling station.  Know: the surgery hours of the local doctor; what time the last post is collected on weekdays and Sundays.

5) Know the history of any one historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.)

Note: Either the pack headquarters or the candidate's home may be taken as the central point.

1965 (July) POR - Pathfinder Badge

1) Country Brownies. Know: which road leads to the nearest big town, and how far it is; the direction and distance away of three neighbouring towns or large villages.

Town Brownies.  Know direction and distance away of nearest town hall.

2) Give clear directions, well expressed and distinctly spoke, to a stranger asking the way; be able to do so politely and promptly.

3) Deliver a short verbal message correctly.

4) Know the whereabouts and distance away of the nearest; police station; fire station; chemist's shop; hospital; telephone; post office; garage; filling station.  Know: the surgery hours of the local doctor; what time the last post is collected on weekdays and Sundays.

5) Know the history of any one historical place in the neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.)

Note: Either the pack headquarters or the candidate's home may be taken as the central point.

1973 Brownie Handbook - Pathfinder Badge


From your own home, or your Pack meeting place:

1) Town Brownies.  Know the easiest and quickest way you can get to the Town Hall and the best way to get to two nearby towns.

Country Brownies.  Know which road leads to the nearest big town and how far away it is; and the best way to get to three nearby towns or villages.

2) Be able to give clear directions, politely and distinctly, to a person asking the way to any of these places: 

police station; chemist's shop; hospital; telephone; post office; garage; filling station; and the nearest doctor.

3) Visit any interesting place in your neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.) and e able to tell the tester about it.

To do this badge you may need to know about bus or train services, so be ready to explain these to the tester.

1980 Brownie Handbook - Pathfinder Badge


From your own home or your Pack meeting place:

1) Town Brownies.  Know the easiest and quickest way you can get to the Town Hall and the best way to get to two nearby towns.

Country Brownies.  Know which road leads to the nearest big town and how far away it is; and the best way to get to three nearby towns or villages.

2) Be able to give clear directions, politely and distinctly to a person asking the way to any of these places: police station; chemist's shop; hospital; telephone; post office; garage; filling station; the nearest doctor.

Know the days when your local shops are closed.

3) Visit any interesting place in your neighbourhood (church, castle, abbey, battlefield, etc.) and be able to tell the tester about it.

To do this badge you may need to know about bus or train services, so be ready to explain these to the tester.

1983 Brownie Handbook - Pathfinder Badge

From your own home or your Pack meeting place:
1) Know the easiest and quickest way of getting to the centre of your neighbourhood and the best way to get to two nearby towns or villages.  Know the days when your local shops are closed.
2) Be able to give clear directions, politely and distinctly to a person asking the way to e.g. council offices; library; police station; chemist's shop; hospital; telephone; post office; toilets; garage; petrol station.
3) Visit any interesting place in your neighbourhood (e.g. church, castle, abbey, battlefield) and be able to tell the tester about it.
To do this badge you may need to know about bus or train services, so be ready to explain these to the tester.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge


From your own home or your Pack meeting place:

1) Know the easiest and quickest way of getting to the centre of your neighbourhood and the best way to get to two nearby towns or villages.  Know the days when your local shops are closed.

2) Be able to give clear directions, politely and distinctly to a person asking the way to, e.g. council offices, library, police station chemist's shop, hospital, telephone, post office, toilets, garage, petrol station.

3) Visit any interesting place in your neighbourhood (e.g. church, castle, abbey, battlefield) and be able to tell the tester about it.

To do this badge you may need to know about bus or train services, so be ready to explain these to the tester.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge

From your own home or your Pack meeting place:
1) now the easiest and quickest way of getting to the centre of your neighbourhood and the best way to get to two nearby towns or villages.  Know the days when your local shops are closed.
2) Give clear directions, politely and distinctly, to the tester asking the way to any local places, e.g. police station, council offices, post office, toilets, library, church, village hall, chemist's shop, hospital, telephone, garage, petrol station.  Know what to do if a stranger stops you to ask the way.
3) Visit any interesting place in your neighbourhood (e.g. church, castle, abbey, battlefield) and be able to tell the tester about it.  Look for difficulties a disabled visitor might find and tell the tester about them.
4) Explain to the tester about your local bus or train services.  Know how to get to the bus stop or railway station.

1991 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge


From your own homer or your Pack meeting place:

1) Know the easiest and quickest way of getting to the centre of your neighbourhood and the best way to get to two nearby owns, villages or shopping centres.  Know the days when your local shops are closed.

2) Give clear directions, politely and distinctly to the tester, asking the way to any local places such as the police station, council offices, post office, toilets, library, church, village hall, chemist's shop, hospital, telephone, garage and petrol station

3) Visit any interesting place in your neighbourhood, such as a church, castle, abbey or battlefield, and tell the tester about it.  While you are there, look for difficulties a disabled visitor might find and tell the tester about them.

4) Explain to the tester about your local bus or train services.  Know how to get to the bus stop or railway station.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge


From your own home or your Pack meeting place:

1) Know the easiest and quickest way of getting to the centre of your neighbourhood and the best way to get to two nearby towns, villages or shopping centres.  Know the days when your local shops are closed.

2) Give clear directions, politely and distinctly to the tester, asking the way to any local places such as the police station, council offices, post office, toilets, library, church, village hall, chemist's shop, hospital, telephone, garage and petrol station.

3) Visit any interesting place in your neighbourhood, such as a church, castle, abbey or battlefield, and tell the tester about it.  While you are there, look for difficulties a disabled visitor might find and tell the tester about them.

4) Explain to the tester about your local bus or train services.  Know how to get to the bus stop or railway station.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge

From your own home or your Pack meeting place:
1) Know the easiest and quickest way of getting to the centre of your neighbourhood and the best way to get to two nearby towns, villages or shopping centres.  Know the days when your local shops are closed.
2) Give clear directions, politely and distinctly, to the tester when she asks the way to any local places, such as the police station, council offices, post office, toilets, library, church, village hall, chemist's shop, hospital, telephone, garage and petrol station.
3) Visit any interesting place in your neighbourhood, such as a church, castle, abbey or battlefield, and tell the tester about it.  While you are there, look for any difficulties a disabled visitor might encounter and tell the tester about them.
4) Explain to the tester about your local bus or train services.  Know how to get to the bus stop or railway station.
2009 Brownie Badge Book - Finding your Way Badge

1) Do all of the following:
* Describe the easiest and quickest way of getting from your meeting place to local shops or a shopping centre.
* Know the best way of getting to two nearby towns, villages or shopping centres.
* Know suitable routes for someone using a wheelchair or pushing a pram.
2) Give clear directions on how to get to some local places from your Brownie meeting place.  For example:
* the post office
* police station
* library
* place of worship
* hospital
* community centre
* school
* local shop.
Draw a map for a new Brownie showing some of these places and your meeting place.
3) Take the tester to a nearby building or landmark following directions you have been given.  You may use a simple map of the area, follow signs or look for landmarks.
4) Describe your local bus, train or tram services.  Know where to catch these services and when they run.
5) Do both of the following.
* Act out a short play about being safe when out and about.
* Know about the Green Cross Code, the Country Code and the Water Safety Code.
6) Tell the tester what you know about stranger danger.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Finding Your Way Badge

1) Do all of the following.
* Describe the easiest and quickest way of getting from your meeting place to local shops or a shopping centre.
* Know the best way of getting to two nearby towns, villages or shopping centres.
* Know suitable routes for someone using a wheelchair or pushing a pram.
2) Give clear directions on how to get to some local places from your Brownie meeting place, for example:
* the post office
* police station
* library
* place of worship
* hospital
* community centre
* school
* local shop.
Draw a map for a new Brownie showing some of these places and your meeting place.
3) Take the tester to a nearby building or landmark following directions you have been given.  You may use a simple map of the area, follow signs or look for landmarks.
4) Describe your local bus, train or tram services.  Know where to catch these services and when they run.
5) Do both of the following:
* Act out a short play about being safe when out and about.
* Know about the Green Cross Code, the Country Code and the Water Safety Code.
6) Tell the tester what you know about stranger danger.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Finding Your Way Badge

1) Do all of the following.
* Describe the easiest and quickest way of getting from your meeting place to local shops or a shopping centre.
* Know the best way of getting to two nearby towns, villages or shopping centres.
* Know suitable routes for someone using a wheelchair or pushing a pram.
2) Give clear directions on how to get to some local places from your Brownie meeting place, for example:
* the post office
* police station
* library
* place of worship
* hospital
* community centre
* school
* local shop.
Draw a map for a new Brownie showing some of these places and your meeting place.
3) Take the tester to a nearby building or landmark following directions you have been given.  You may use a simple map of the area, follow signs or look for landmarks.
4) Describe your local bus, train or tram services.  Know where to catch these services and when they run.
5) Do both of the following:
* Act out a short play about being safe when out and about.
* Know about the Green Cross Code, the Country Code and the Water Safety Code.
6) Tell the tester what you know about stranger danger.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Finding Your Way Badge


1. Do all of the following.

  • Describe the easiest and quickest way of getting from your meeting place to local shops or a shopping centre.
  • Know the best way of getting to two nearby towns, villages or shopping centres.
  • Know suitable routes for someone using a wheelchair or pushing a pram.

2. Give clear directions on how to get to some local places from your Brownie meeting place, for example:

  • the post office
  • police station
  • library
  • place of worship
  • hospital
  • community centre
  • school
  • local shop

Draw a map for a new Brownie showing some of these places and your meeting place.

3. Take the tester to a nearby building or landmark following directions you have been given. You may use a simple map of the area, follow signs or look for landmarks.

4. Describe your local bus, train or tram services. Know where to catch these services and when they run.

5. Do both of the following.

  • Act out a short play about being safe when out and about.
  • Know about the Green Cross Code, the Countryside Code and the Water Safety Code.

6. Tell the tester what you know about stranger danger.

When practising for this badge go out with an adult you know, or a group of friends.

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