Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1916 (January) Girl Guides' Gazette - Handywoman Badge


Must have obtained the following badges:

Needlewoman, Cook, Laundress.

Must also pass two of the following tests:

1) Work a sewing machine (treadle or hand) and understand cleaning, putting in needle, oiling and general accessories.  Repair neatly a torn lace curtain.  Retape Venetian blinds, repair china, and lay carpets.

2) Repair ball tap; put washers on taps; sharpen knives on grindstone, whetstone or hone; hang pictures and curtains; do up parcel neatly; replace gas mantles and electric light bulbs; take off, clean and replace door-handle.

3) Cover a hassock and armchair, make a baby's cot out of a plain box or lined pilgrim basket, and make mattress for it; mend a coal-box or bucket with a hole in it.

4) Paint a hot water can; enamel inside of foot-bath; paper a small room; put pane of glass in a window; and clean and stain a floor.

1918 POR - Handywoman Badge


Must have obtained the following badges:-

Needlewoman, Cook, Laundress.

Must also pass ten of the following tests:

1) Work a sewing machine (treadle or hand) and understand cleaning, putting in needle, oiling and use of general accessories.

2) Repair neatly a torn lace curtain.

3) Retape Venetian blinds, renew spring roller blind, or mend and replace repaired blind on existing roller.

4) Repair two pieces of china.

5) Lay a carpet.

6) Put washers on ball and other taps.

7) Sharpen knives on grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Hang pictures and curtains.

9) Do up a parcel neatly.

10) Replace gas mantles or electric light bulbs, or understand the cleaning, trimming and filling of a lamp.

11) Take off, clean and replace the door handle.

12) Cover a hassock or armchair.

13) Make a baby's cot out of a plain box or lined pilgrim basket.

14) Mend a coal box or bucket with a hole in it.

15) Paint a hot water can, or enamel the inside of a foot bath.

16) Paint a small room.

17) Put a plane of glass into a window.

18) Clean and stain a door.

19) Whitewash a ceiling or distemper a wall.

20) Put in an electric bell.

1919 POR - Handywoman Badge


Must have obtained the following badges: 

Needlewoman, Cook, Laundress.

Must also pass ten of the following tests:

1) Work a sewing machine (treadle or hand) and understand cleaning, putting in needle, oiling and use of general accessories.

2) Repair neatly a torn lace curtain.

3) Retape Venetian blinds, renew spring roller blind, or mend and replace repaired blind on existing roller.

4) Repair china and glue wood.

5) Lay a carpet or linoleum.

6) Put washers on ball and other taps.

7) Sharpen knives on grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Hang pictures and curtains.

9) Do up a parcel neatly.

10) Replace gas mantles or electric light bulbs, or understand the cleaning, trimming, and filling of a lamp.

11) Take off, clean and replace the door handle.

12) Cover a hassock, or armchair.

13) Make a baby's cot out of a plain box or lined pilgrim basket.

14) Mend a coal box or bucket with a hole in it.

15) Paint a hot water can, or enamel the inside of a foot bath.

16) Paper a small room.

17) Put a pane of glass into a window.

18) Clean and stain a floor.

19) Whitewash a ceiling or distemper a wall.

20) Put in an electric bell.

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

A Guide must have obtained the following badges: 
Needlewoman, Cook; Laundress.
Must also pass ten of the following tests: 
1) Work a sewing machine (treadle or hand) and understand cleaning, putting in needle, oiling and use of general accessories.
2) Repair neatly a torn lace curtain.
3) Retape Venetian blinds, renew spring on roller blind, or mend and replace repaired blind on existing roller.
4) Repair two pieces of china, and glue wood.
5) Lay a carpet or linoleum.
6) Put washers on ball and other taps.
7) Sharpen knives on grindstone, whetstone or hone.
8) Hang pictures and curtains.
9) Do up a parcel neatly.
10) Replace gas mantles or electric light bulbs, or understand the cleaning, trimming and filling of a lamp.
11) Take off, clean and replace the door handle.
12) Cover a hassock or armchair.
13) Make a baby's cot out of a plain box or lined pilgrim basket.
14) Mend a coal box or bucket with a hole in it.
15) Paint a hot water can, or enamel the inside of a footbath.
16) Paper a small room.
17) Put a pane of glass into a window.
18) Clean and stain a floor.
19) Whitewash a ceiling or distemper a wall.
20) Put in an electric bell.

1921 POR - Handywoman Badge


Must have obtained the following badges: Needlewoman, Cook, Laundress.

Must also pass ten of the following tests: 

1) Work a sewing machine (treadle or hand) and understand cleaning, putting in needle, oiling and use of general accessories.

2) Repair neatly a torn lace curtain.

3) Retape Venetian blinds, renew spring roller blind, or mend and replace repaired blind on existing roller.

4) Repair china and glue wood.

5) Lay a carpet or linoleum.

6) Put washers on ball and other taps.

7) Sharpen knives on grindstone, whetstone or bone.

8) Hang pictures and curtains.

9) Do up a parcel neatly.
10) Replace gas mantles or electric light bulbs, or understand the cleaning, trimming and filling of a lamp.
11) Take off, clean and replace the door handle.
12) Cover a hassock or armchair.
13) Make a baby's cot out of a plain box or lined pilgrim basket.
14) Mend a coal box or bucket with a hole in it.
15) Paint a hot-water can, or enamel the inside of a foot bath.
16) Paper a small room.
17) Put a pane of glass into a window.
18) Clean and stain a floor.
19) Whitewash a ceiling or distemper a wall.
20) Put in an electric bell.

1924 POR - Handywoman Badge


Must have obtained the following badges: Needlewoman, Cook, Laundress.

Must also pass ten of the following tests: 

1) Work a sewing machine (treadle or hand) and understand cleaning, putting in needle, oiling and use of general accessories.

2) Repair neatly a torn lace curtain.

3) Retape Venetian blinds, renew spring roller blind, or mend and replace repaired blind on existing roller.

4) Repair china and glue wood.

5) Lay a carpet or linoleum.

6) Put washers on ball and other taps.

7) Sharpen knives on grindstone, whetstone or bone.

8) Make a pair of leather gloves.

9) Do up a parcel neatly.
10) Replace gas mantles or electric light bulbs, or understand the cleaning, trimming and filling of a lamp.
11) Take off, clean and replace the door handle.
12) Cover a hassock or armchair.
13) Make a baby's cot out of a plain box or lined pilgrim basket.
14) Mend a coal box or bucket with a hole in it.
15) Paint a hot-water can, or enamel the inside of a foot bath.
16) Paper a small room.
17) Put a pane of glass into a window.
18) Clean and stain a floor.
19) Whitewash a ceiling or distemper a wall.
20) Put in an electric bell.

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

A Guide must have obtained the following badges; Needlewoman; Cook; Laundress.
Must also pass ten of the following tests:
1) Work a sewing machine (treadle or hand) and understand cleaning, putting in needle, oiling and use of general accessories.
2) Repair neatly a torn lace curtain.
3) Retape Venetian blinds, renew spring roller blind, or mend and replace repaired blind on existing roller.
4) Repair two pieces of china, and glue wood.
5) Lay a carpet or linoleum.
6) Put washers on ball and other taps.
7) Sharpen knives on grindstone, whetstone or hone.
8) Make a pair of leather gloves.
9) Do up a parcel neatly.
10) Replace gas mantles or electric light bulbs, or understand the cleaning, trimming and filling of a lamp.
11) Take off, clean and replace the door handle.
12) Cover a hassock or armchair.
13) Make a baby's cot out of a plain box or lined pilgrim basket.
14) Mend a coal box or bucket with a hole in in.
15) Paint a hot water can, or enamel the inside of a footbath.
16) Paper a small room.
17) Put a pane of glass into a window.
18) lean and stain a floor.
19) Whitewash a ceiling or distemper a wall.
20) Put in an electric bell.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Handywoman Badge

1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in a needle, oiling, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) If gas and water are laid on in her own house, know where to turn them off at the main.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent  (two coats at least).

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Repair: 

a) Leather strap with copper rivets.

b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.

e) Repair china.

f) Glue wood.

7) At the examination, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

Also four of the following: 

1) Renew a roller blind, re-tape venetian blinds, or hand a curtain-fixing rod.

2) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to examination after at least a week's use.

3) Lay linoleum.

4) Re-make a mattress.

5) Put new spring into a door handle.

6) Renew a washer on a tap.

7) Paper a room, with assistance.

8. Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

9) French-polish a table or equivalent.

10) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at an examination.

11) Re-cane a chair.

12) Put a pane in a window.

13) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.

14) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.

15) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.

16) Whitewash a ceiling.

17) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This examination can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1930 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in a needle, oiling, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) If gas and water are laid on in her own house, know where to turn them off at main.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.  Two coats at least.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Repair: 

a) Leather strap with copper rivets.

b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.

e) Repair china.

f) Glue wood.

7) At the examination, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

Also four of the following: 

1) Renew a roller blind, re-tape venetian blinds, or hand a curtain-fixing rod.

2) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to examination after at least a week's use.

3) Lay linoleum.

4) Re-make a mattress.

5) put in new spring to a door handle.

6) Renew a washer on a tap.

7) Paper a room, with assistance.

8. Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

9) French-polish a table or equivalent.

10) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at an examination.

11) Re-cane a chair.

12) Put a pane in a window.

13) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.

14) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.

15) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.

16) Whitewash a ceiling.

17) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This examination can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Handywoman

1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in needle, oiling, etc.
2) Replace gas mantle, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.
3) If gas and water are laid on at her own house, now where to turn them off at the main.
4) Thoroughly clean and repaint a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent (two coats at least).
5) Clean paint brushes.
6) Repair:
a) Leather strap with copper rivets.
b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.
c) Splice a rope.
d) Mend a mackintosh by patch and rubber solution.
e) Repair china.
f) Glue wood.
7) At the examination, do up a parcel neatly, and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone, or hone.
Also four of the following: 
1) Renew a roller blind, re-tape venetian blinds, or hang a curtain-fixing rod.
2) Mend a saucepan or equivalent, and bring to examination after at least a week's use.
3) Lay linoleum.
4) Re-make a mattress.
5) Put new spring into a door handle.
6) Renew a washer on a tap.
7) Paper a room, with assistance.
8) Clean, stain, and polish a floor.
9) French-polish a table, or equivalent.
10) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for its ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at an examination.
11) Re-cane a chair.
12) Put a pane in a window.
13) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.
14) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.
15) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.
16) Whitewash a ceiling.
17) Make a useful article for the house, shoring the use of screws and correct nails.

1931 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in a needle, oiling, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) If gas and water are laid on in her own house, know where to turn them off at main.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.  Two coats at least.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Repair: 

a) Leather strap with copper rivets.

b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.

e) Repair china.

f) Glue wood.

7) At the examination, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

Also four of the following of own choice: 

1) Renew a roller blind, re-tape venetian blinds, or hand a curtain-fixing rod.

2) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to examination after at least a week's use.

3) Lay linoleum.

4) Re-make a mattress.

5) put in new spring to a door handle.

6) Renew a washer on a tap.

7) Paper a room, with assistance.

8. Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

9) French-polish a table or equivalent.

10) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at an examination.

11) Re-cane a chair.

12) Put a pane in a window.

13) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.

14) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.

15) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.

16) Whitewash a ceiling.

17) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This examination can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1932 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in a needle, oiling, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) If gas, water, and electricity are laid on in her own house, know where to turn them off at main.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.  Two coats at least.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Repair: 

a) Leather strap with copper rivets.

b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.

e) Repair china.

f) Glue wood.

7) At the examination, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Also four of the following of own choice

1) Renew a roller blind, re-tape venetian blinds, or hand a curtain-fixing rod.

2) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to examination after at least a week's use.

3) Lay linoleum.

4) Re-make a mattress.

5) Put in new spring to a door handle.

6) Renew a washer on a tap.

7) Paper a room, with assistance.

8. Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

9) French-polish a table or equivalent.

10) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at an examination.

11) Re-cane a chair.

12) Put a pane in a window.

13) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.

14) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.

15) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.

16) Whitewash a ceiling.

17) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This examination can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.
1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Handywoman Badge

1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in a needle, oiling, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) If gas, water, and electricity are laid on in her own house, know where to turn them off at the main.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent (two coats at least).

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Repair: 

a) Leather strap with copper rivets.

b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a mackintosh by patch and rubber solution.

e) Repair china.

f) Glue wood.

7) At the examination, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

 Also four of the following of own choice: 

1) Renew a roller blind, re-tape venetian blinds, or hand a curtain-fixing rod.

2) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to examination after at least a week's use.

3) Lay linoleum.

4) Re-make a mattress.

5) Put new spring into a door handle.

6) Renew a washer on a tap.

7) Paper a room, with assistance.

8. Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

9) French-polish a table or equivalent.

10) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at an examination.

11) Re-cane a chair.

12) Put a pane in a window.

13) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.

14) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.

15) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.

16) Whitewash a ceiling.

17) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This examination can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1935 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in a needle, oiling, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) If gas, water, and electricity are laid on in her own house, know where to turn them off at main.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.  Two coats at least.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Repair: 

a) Leather strap with copper rivets.

b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.

e) Repair china.

f) Glue wood.

7) At the examination, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

Also four of the following: 

1) Renew a roller blind, re-tape venetian blinds, or hand a curtain-fixing rod.

2) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to examination after at least a week's use.

3) Lay linoleum.

4) Re-make a mattress.

5) Put in new spring to a door handle.

6) Renew a washer on a tap.

7) Paper a room, with assistance.

8. Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

9) French-polish a table or equivalent.

10) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at an examination.

11) Re-cane a chair.

12) Put a pane in a window.

13) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.

14) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.

15) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.

16) Whitewash a ceiling.

17) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This examination can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1938 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in a needle, oiling, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) If gas, water, and electricity are laid on in her own house, know where to turn them off at main.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.  Two coats at least.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Repair: 

a) Leather strap with copper rivets.

b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.

e) Repair china.

f) Glue wood.

7) At the examination, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

Also four of the following of own choice: 

1) Renew a roller blind, re-tape venetian blinds, or hand a curtain-fixing rod.

2) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to examination after at least a week's use.

3) Lay linoleum.

4) Re-make a mattress.

5) Put in new spring to a door handle.

6) Renew washer on a tap.

7) Paper a room, with assistance.

8. Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

9) French-polish a table or equivalent.

10) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at a test.

11) Re-cane a chair.

12) Put a pane in a window.

13) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.

14) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.

15) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.

16) Whitewash a ceiling.

17) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This examination can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1939 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing machine and understand cleaning, putting in a needle, oiling, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles, electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) If gas, water, and electricity are laid on in her own house, know where to turn them off at main.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.  Two coats at least.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Do three of the following: 

a) Leather strap with copper rivets.

b) Splice a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.

e) Repair china.

f) Mend a wooden article with hot glue.

7) At the test, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

Also four of the following of own choice: 

a) Renew a roller blind or fix a curtain rod.

b) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to examination after at least a week's use.

c) Lay linoleum.

d) Re-make a mattress.

e) Put in new spring to a door handle.

f) Renew washer on a tap.

g) Paper a room, with assistance.

h) Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

i) French-polish a table or equivalent.

j) Put in an electric bell, and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, or demonstrate with the parts at a test.

k) Re-cane a chair.

l) Put a pane in a window.

m) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.

n) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.

o) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.

p) Whitewash a ceiling.

q) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This examination can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1943 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, putting in a needle, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles or electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where to turn off, at the main, the gas, electricity and water, if these are laid on in her own house.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Do three of the following: a) Leather strap with copper rivets.  b) Mend a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.  c) Splice a rope.  d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.  e) repair china.  f) Mend a wooden article with hot glue.

7) At the test, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Do four of the following: a) Renew a roller blind, or fix a curtain rod.  b) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to the test after at least a week's use.  c) Lay linoleum.  d) Re-make a mattress.  e) Put in new spring to a door handle.  f) Renew washer on a tap.  g) Paper a room, with assistance.  h) Clean, stain and polish a floor.  i) French-polish a table or equivalent.  j) Put in an electric bell and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, demonstrate with the parts at the test.  k) Re-cane a chair.  l) Put in a pane in a window.  m) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.  n) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.  o) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.  p) Whitewash a ceiling.  q) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This test can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1947 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, putting in a needle, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles or electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where to turn off, at the main, the gas, electricity and water, if these are laid on in her own house.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Do three of the following: a) Mend a leather strap with copper rivets.  b) Mend a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.  c) Splice a rope.  d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.  e) repair china.  f) Mend a wooden article with hot glue.

7) At the test, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Do four of the following: a) Renew a roller blind, or fix a curtain rod.  b) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to the test after at least a week's use.  c) Lay linoleum.  d) Re-make a mattress.  e) Put in new spring to a door handle.  f) Renew washer on a tap.  g) Paper a room, with assistance.  h) Clean, stain and polish a floor.  i) French-polish a table or equivalent.  j) Put in an electric bell and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, demonstrate with the parts at the test.  k) Re-cane a chair.  l) Put in a pane in a window.  m) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.  n) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.  o) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.  p) Whitewash a ceiling.  q) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This test can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1950 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, putting in a needle, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles or electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where to turn off, at the main, the gas, electricity and water, if these are laid on in her own house.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Do three of the following: a) Mend a leather strap with copper rivets.  b) Mend a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.  c) Splice a rope.  d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.  e) repair china.  f) Mend a wooden article with hot glue.

7) At the test, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Do four of the following: a) Renew a roller blind, or fix a curtain rod.  b) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to the test after at least a week's use.  c) Lay linoleum.  d) Re-make a mattress.  e) Put in new spring to a door handle.  f) Renew washer on a tap.  g) Paper a room, with assistance.  h) Clean, stain and polish a floor.  i) French-polish a table or equivalent.  j) Put in an electric bell and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, demonstrate with the parts at the test.  k) Re-cane a chair.  l) Put in a pane in a window.  m) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.  n) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.  o) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.  p) Whitewash a ceiling.  q) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This test can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1953 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, putting in a needle, etc.

2) Replace gas mantles or electric bulbs, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where to turn off, at the main, the gas, electricity and water, if these are laid on in her own house.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window, or equivalent.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Do three of the following: a) Mend a leather strap with copper rivets.  b) Mend a handle or pole by glueing and whipping.  c) Splice a rope.  d) Mend a macintosh by patch and rubber solution.  e) repair china.  f) Mend a wooden article with hot glue.

7) At the test, do up a parcel neatly and sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Do four of the following: a) Renew a roller blind, or fix a curtain rod.  b) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to the test after at least a week's use.  c) Lay linoleum.  d) Re-make a mattress.  e) Put in new spring to a door handle.  f) Renew washer on a tap.  g) Paper a room, with assistance.  h) Clean, stain and polish a floor.  i) French-polish a table or equivalent.  j) Put in an electric bell and understand the usual reasons for it ceasing to work, demonstrate with the parts at the test.  k) Re-cane a chair.  l) Put in a pane in a window.  m) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.  n) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.  o) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.  p) Whitewash a ceiling.  q) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

This test can be spread over a period of time so that the Guide should do these things which are needed in the house rather than producing things for the test.

1953 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, putting in a needle, etc.

2) Replace a gas mantle or an electric bulb, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where in her house to turn off at the main, gas, electricity and water supplies, if any.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window frame, or equivalent.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Pass three of the following clauses: a) Mend a leather strap with copper rivets.  b) Mend a broom handle by glueing and whipping.  c) Splice a rope.  d) Mend a mackintosh with a patch and rubber solution.  e) repair china.  f) Mend a wooden article with hot glue.

7) Tie up a parcel neatly; sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Pass four of the following clauses: a) Renew a roller blind; or fix a curtain rod.  b) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to the test after at least a week's use.  c) Lay linoleum.  d) Re-make a mattress.  e) Replace the spring in a door handle.  f) Renew a washer on a tap.  g) Paper a room, with assistance.  h) Clean, stain and polish a floor.  i) French-polish a table or equivalent.  j) Put in an electric bell and understand the usual reasons for its breakdown, demonstrate with parts at the test.  k) Re-cane a chair.  l) Put in a pane in a window.  m) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.  n) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.  o) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.  p) Whitewash a ceiling.  q) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

Note: This test can be spread over a period of time and should be judges as far as possible on the actual household jobs carried out by the candidate.

1960 POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, putting in a needle, etc.

2) Replace a gas mantle or an electric bulb, or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where in her house to turn off at the main, gas, electricity and water supplies, if any.

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: a hot-water can, table, door, window frame, or equivalent.

5) Clean paint-brushes.

6) Pass three of the following clauses: a) Mend a leather strap with copper rivets.  b) Mend a broom handle by glueing and whipping.  c) Splice a rope.  d) Mend a mackintosh with a patch and rubber solution.  e) repair china.  f) Mend a wooden article with hot glue.

7) Tie up a parcel neatly; sharpen a knife on a grindstone, whetstone or hone.

8) Pass four of the following clauses: a) Renew a roller blind; or fix a curtain rod.  b) Mend a saucepan or equivalent and bring to the test after at least a week's use.  c) Lay linoleum.  d) Re-make a mattress.  e) Replace the spring in a door handle.  f) Renew a washer on a tap.  g) Paper a room, with assistance.  h) Clean, stain and polish a floor.  i) French-polish a table or equivalent.  j) Put in an electric bell and understand the usual reasons for its breakdown, demonstrate with parts at the test.  k) Re-cane a chair.  l) Put in a pane in a window.  m) Re-upholster a small chair or stool.  n) Renew webbing in a box-spring chair or sofa.  o) Make a hammock or equivalent in netting.  p) Whitewash a ceiling.  q) Make a useful article for the house, showing the use of screws and correct nails.

Note: This test can be spread over a period of time and should be judges as far as possible on the actual household jobs carried out by the candidate.

1961 (July) POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, replacing a needle, etc.

2) Replace a gas mantle or an electric bulb; or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where in her own house to turn off at the main, the gas, electricity, and water supplies (if any).

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: A chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent.

5) a) Clean paint brushes.

b) Tie up a parcel neatly.

c) Sharpen a knife on a steel or grindstone.

6) Pass three of the following clauses: 

a) Fit a new handle to a handbag or a shopping bag.

b) Mend a broom handle, or equivalent, by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a mackintosh in a way suitable to the material

e) Repair household crockery or a china ornament or equivalent.

f) Mend a wooden article.

7) Pass four of the following clauses:

a) Renew a roller blind; or fix a curtain rail and hang curtains.

b) Lay linoleum or linoleum tiles.

c) Repair a mat or small carpet, or bind a carpet edge.

d) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

e) Renew a washer on a tap.

f) Paper a room, if necessary with assistance.

g) Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

h) Stain and polish, or French-polish, a small able or equivalent.

i) Mend an electric fuse or plug; know what precautions to take.

j) Reseat a stool or chair with cane or seagrass.

k) re-glaze a window.

l) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent, with adhesive plastic material.

m) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to be taken against burst pipes.

n) Repair a piece of furniture.

o) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

p) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of time and should be judged as far as possible on the actual household jobs carried out by the candidate.

1964 (March) POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, replacing a needle, etc.

2) Replace a gas mantle or an electric bulb; or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where in her own house to turn off at the main, the gas, electricity, and water supplies (if any).

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: A chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent.

5) a) Clean paint brushes.

b) Tie up a parcel neatly.

c) Sharpen a knife on a steel or grindstone.

6) Pass three of the following clauses: 

a) Fit a new handle to a handbag or a shopping bag.

b) Mend a broom handle, or equivalent, by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a mackintosh in a way suitable to the material

e) Repair household crockery or a china ornament or equivalent.

f) Mend a wooden article.

7) Pass four of the following clauses:

a) Renew a roller blind; or fix a curtain rail and hang curtains.

b) Lay linoleum or linoleum tiles.

c) Repair a mat or small carpet, or bind a carpet edge.

d) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

e) Renew a washer on a tap.

f) Paper a room, if necessary with assistance.

g) Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

h) Stain and polish, or French-polish, a small able or equivalent.

i) Mend an electric fuse or plug; know what precautions to take.

j) Reseat a stool or chair with cane or seagrass.

k) Re-glaze a window.

l) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent, with adhesive plastic material.

m) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to be taken against burst pipes.

n) Repair a piece of furniture.

o) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

p) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of time and should be judged as far as possible on the actual household jobs carried out by the candidate.

1965 (July) POR - Handywoman Badge


1) Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, replacing a needle, etc.

2) Replace a gas mantle or an electric bulb; or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3) Know where in her own house to turn off at the main, the gas, electricity, and water supplies (if any).

4) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: A chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent.

5) a) Clean paint brushes.

b) Tie up a parcel neatly.

c) Sharpen a knife on a steel or grindstone.

6) Pass three of the following clauses: 

a) Fit a new handle to a handbag or a shopping bag.

b) Mend a broom handle, or equivalent, by glueing and whipping.

c) Splice a rope.

d) Mend a mackintosh in a way suitable to the material

e) Repair household crockery or a china ornament or equivalent.

f) Mend a wooden article.

7) Pass four of the following clauses:

a) Renew a roller blind; or fix a curtain rail and hang curtains.

b) Lay linoleum or linoleum tiles.

c) Repair a mat or small carpet, or bind a carpet edge.

d) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

e) Renew a washer on a tap.

f) Paper a room, if necessary with assistance.

g) Clean, stain, and polish a floor.

h) Stain and polish, or French-polish, a small table or equivalent.

i) Mend an electric fuse or plug; know what precautions to take.

j) Re-seat a stool or chair with cane or seagrass.

k) Re-glaze a window.

l) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent, with adhesive plastic material.

m) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to be taken against burst pipes.

n) Repair a piece of furniture.

o) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

p) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of time and should be judged as far as possible on the actual household jobs carried out by the candidate.

1968 Guide Handbook - Handywoman Badge


1) Know where in your own home to turn off at the main the gas, electricity and water supplies (if any).

2) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.

3) Pass six of the following clauses:

a) Sharpen a knife.

b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping-bag, or equivalent.

c) Fit a curtain-rai and hang curtains.

d) Lay linoleum or vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.

e) Repair a mat or small carpet or bind a carpet edge.

f) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

g) Renew a washer on a tap.

h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire, or wire up an electric plug correctly; know what precautions to take.

I) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.

j) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to take against burst pipes.

k) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

l) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

1973 Guide Handbook - Handywoman Badge


1) Know where in your own home to turn off at the main the gas, electricity and water supplies (if any).

2) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.

3) Demonstrate the correct use of three common tools (not power-operated).

4) Pass six of the following clauses:

a) Sharpen a knife.

b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping-bag, or equivalent.

c) Fit a curtain-rai and hang curtains.

d) Lay linoleum or vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.

e) Repair a mat or small carpet or bind a carpet edge.

f) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

g) Renew a washer on a tap.

h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire, or wire up an electric plug correctly; know what precautions to take.

I) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.

j) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to take against burst pipes.

k) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

l) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

1978 Guide Interest Badge Amendments - Handywoman Badge


1) Know where in your own home to turn off at the main the gas, electricity and water supplies (if any).

2) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.

3) Demonstrate the correct use of three common tools (not power-operated).

4) Pass six of the following clauses:

a) Sharpen a knife.

b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping-bag, or equivalent.

c) Fit a curtain-rai and hang curtains.

d) Lay linoleum or vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.

e) Repair a mat or small carpet or bind a carpet edge.

f) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

g) Renew a washer on a tap.

h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire, or wire up an electric plug correctly; know what precautions to take.

I) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.

j) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to take against burst pipes.

k) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

l) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

1978 Guide Handbook - Handywoman Badge


1) Know where in your own home to turn off at the main the gas, electricity and water supplies (if any).

2) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.

3) Demonstrate the correct use of three common tools (not power-operated).

4) Pass six of the following clauses:

a) Sharpen a knife.

b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping-bag, or equivalent.

c) Fit a curtain-rail and hang curtains.

d) Lay linoleum or vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.

e) Repair a mat or small carpet or bind a carpet edge.

f) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

g) Renew a washer on a tap.

h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire, or wire up an electric plug correctly; know what precautions to take.

I) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.

j) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to take against burst pipes.

k) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

l) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

1980 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Handywoman Badge

1) Know where in your own home to turn off at the main the gas, electricity and water supplies (if any).

2) Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.

3) Demonstrate the correct use of three common tools (not power-operated).

4) Pass six of the following clauses:

a) Sharpen a knife.

b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping-bag, or equivalent.

c) Fit a curtain-rail and hang curtains.

d) Lay linoleum or vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.

e) Repair a mat or small carpet or bind a carpet edge.

f) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

g) Renew a washer on a tap.

h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire, or wire up an electric plug correctly; know what precautions to take.

I) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.

j) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to take against burst pipes.

k) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

l) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

Note: The test may be spread over a period of time and should be judged as far as possible on actual household jobs carried out by the candidate.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Handywoman Badge

1) Know where in your own home to turn off at the main the gas, electricity and water supplies (if any)

2) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.

3) Demonstrate the correct use of three common tools (not power-operated).

4) Do six of the following clauses:

a) Sharpen a knife.

b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping-bag, or equivalent.

c) Fit a curtain-rail and hang curtains.

d) Lay vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.

e) Repair a mat or small carpet or bind a carpet edge.

f) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

g) Renew a washer on a tap.

h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire, or wire up an electric plug correctly; know what precautions to take.

I) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.

j) Lag pipes and tanks and know other precautions to take against burst pipes.

k) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

l) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Handywoman Badge

1) Know where in your home to turn off at the mains, the gas, electricity, and water supplies (if any).
2) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: chair, table, door, window-frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.
3) Demonstrate the correct use of three common tools (not power-operated).
4) Do six of the following clauses:
a) Sharpen a knife.
b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping bag or equivalent.
c) Fit a curtain-rail and hang curtains..
d) Lay vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.
e) Repair a mat or small carpet or bind a carpet edge.
f) Unblock a sink waste pipe.
g) Renew a washer on a tap.
h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire: know what precautions to take.
i) Wire up an electric plug correctly; know what precautions to take.
j) Cover a table, shelves or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.
k) Lag pipes and a tank and know other precautions to take against burst pipes.
l) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.
m) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Handywoman Badge

1) Know where in your home to turn off at the mains, the gas, electricity, and water supplies (if any).
2) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: chair, table, door, window-frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.
3) Demonstrate the correct use of three common tools (not power-operated).
4) Do six of the following clauses:
a) Sharpen a knife.
b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping bag or equivalent.
c) Fit a curtain-rail and hang curtains..
d) Lay vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.
e) Repair a mat or small carpet, or bind a carpet edge.
f) Unblock a sink waste-pipe.
g) Renew a washer on a tap.
h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire.  Know what precautions to take.
i) Wire up an electric plug correctly; know what precautions to take.
j) Cover a table, shelves or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.
k) Lag pipes and a tank, and know what other precautions to take against burst pipes.
l) Paint or colour wash a ceiling or walls.
m) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.
1989 Guide Badge Book - Handywoman Badge

1) Know where in your own home to turn off at the main the gas, electricity and water supplies (if any)

2) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent, and clean your paint-brushes.

3) Demonstrate the correct use of three common tools (not power-operated).

4) Do six of the following clauses:

a) Sharpen a knife.

b) Fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping-bag, or equivalent.

c) Fit a curtain-rail and hang curtains.

d) Lay vinyl overlay, or floor tiles.

e) Repair a mat or small carpet or bind a carpet edge.

f) Unblock a sink waste pipe.

g) Renew a washer on a tap.

h) Repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire.  Know what precautions to take.

I) Wire up an electric plug correctly.  Know what precautions to take.

j) Cover a table, shelves, or equivalent with adhesive plastic material.

k) Lag pipes and a tank, and know other precautions to take against burst pipes.

l) Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls.

m) Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Handywoman Badge


1) Know where, in your own home, to turn off the main supply of gas, electricity and water (if any).

2) Thoroughly clean and repaint one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame or something similar.  Don't forget to clean your paint brushes!

3) Show that you know how to use three common tools (not power-operated ones).

4) Do six of the following:

a) sharpen a knife

b) fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping bag or equivalent

c) fit a curtain rail and hang curtains

d) lay vinyl overlay or floor tiles

e) repair a mat or small carpet, or bind a carpet edge

f) unblock a sink waste-pipe

g) renew a tap washer

h) repair a fuse with a cartridge or fuse wire and know what precautions to take

I) wire up an electric plug correctly and know what precautions to take

j) cover a table, shelves or equivalent with adhesive plastic material

k) lag pipes and a tank, and know what other precautions to take against burst pipes

l) paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls

m) make something useful for the house or garden, showing that you know how to use screws and nails correctly

Note: you may use electrical appliances if you have had adequate training or are under and adult's supervision.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Handywoman Badge

Be careful when using any tool with sharp edges, surfaces, etc.  You may use electrical appliances if you have had adequate training or are being supervised by an adult.
1) Know where, in your own home, to turn off main supply of electricity, gas, oil, water (as connected).
2) Thoroughly clean, prepare and then repaint one of the following: chair, table, door, window frame or similar.  Don't forget to clean your paint brushes and your hands thoroughly!
3) Show that you now how to use three common tools (not power-operated ones) for example, a hammer, pliers, saw, screwdriver, spanner etc.
4) Do six of the following:
a) sharpen a knife
b) fit a new handle to a handbag, shopping bag or equivalent
c) fit a curtain rail and hang curtains
d) lay vinyl overlay or floor tiles
e) repair a mat or small carpet, or bind a carpet edge
f) unblock a sing waste-pipe
g) renew a tap washer
h) repair a fuse with a cartridge or a fuse wire and know what precautions to take.
I) wire up an electric plug correctly and now what precautions to take.
j) cover a table, shelves or equivalent with adhesive plastic material
k) lag pipes and a tank, and know what other precautions to take against burst pipes
l) paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls
m) make something useful, an article for the house or garden, showing that you know how to use screws and nails correctly.
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