Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1930 POR - Hiker Badge


A Guide must:

Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fires, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire woods.

Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

Bring to the examination a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and be able to give reasons for the choice of its contents.

Bring to the examination a log book descriptive of previous hikes, illustrated by sketch maps, and with notes of observations made.

Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, and game reserves.

Be able to answer questions on the way to deal with the following: strangers; a lost child; animals in difficulties or strayed.

Must now what to do in the event of being lost in a fog; caught in a thunderstorm, and in the neighbourhood of heath or forest fires.

Note: The candidate will also be judged on her method, her kit and its arrangement, and care in cleaning up.

The hike party in which the Guide (or Guides) are being examined should not be larger than one Patrol.

The examiner should be a Camp Adviser, or a qualified person appointed by her.

1931 POR - Hiker Badge


A Guide must:

Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fires, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire woods.

Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

Bring to the examination a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and be able to give reasons for the choice of its contents.

Bring to the examination a log book descriptive of previous hikes, illustrated by sketch maps, and with notes of observations made.

Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, and game reserves.

Be able to answer questions on the way to deal with the following: strangers; a lost child; animals in difficulties or strayed.

Must now what to do in the event of being lost in a fog; caught in a thunderstorm, and in the neighbourhood of heath or forest fires.

Note: The candidate will also be judged on her method, her kit and its arrangement, and care in cleaning up.

The hike party in which the Guide (or Guides) are being examined should not be larger than one Patrol.

The examiner should be a Camp Adviser, or a qualified person appointed by her.

1932 POR - Hiker Badge


Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fires, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire woods.

Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

Bring to the examination a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and be able to give reasons for the choice of its contents.

Bring the examination a log book descriptive of previous hikes, illustrated by sketch maps, and with notes of observations made.

Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, and game preserves.

Be able to answer questions on the way to deal with the following: strangers; a lost child; animals in difficulties or strayed.

Know what to do in the event of being lost in a fog; caught in a thunderstorm, and in the neighbourhood of heath or forest fires.

Note: The candidate will also be judged on her method, her kit and its arrangement, and care in cleaning up.

The hike party in which the Guide (or Guides) are bein g examined should not be larger than one Patrol.

N.B.  - The examiner should be a Camp Adviser, or a qualified person appointed by her.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Hiker Badge

A Guide must:
Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fires, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire woods.
Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.
Bring to the examination a pocket first aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and be able to give reasons for the choice of its contents.
Bring to the examination a log book descriptive of previous hikes, illustrated by sketch maps, and with notes of observations made.
Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, and game preserves.
Be able to answer questions on the way to deal with the following: Strangers; a lost child; animals in difficulties or strayed.
Know what to do in the event of being lost in a fog; caught in a thunderstorm, and in the neighbourhood of heath or forest fires.
Note - The candidate will also be judged on her method, her kit, and care in cleaning up.
The hike party in which the Guide (or Guides) are being examined should not be larger than one patrol.

1935 POR - Hiker Badge


Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fires, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire woods.

Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

Bring to the examination a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and be able to give reasons for the choice of its contents.

Bring the examination a record of previous hikes taken, giving: 

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, and how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B.  - The examiner should be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1938 POR - Hiker Badge


Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fires, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire woods.

Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

Bring to the examination a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and be able to give reasons for the choice of its contents.

Bring to the test a record of previous hikes taken, giving: 

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, and how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B.  - The examiner should be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1939 POR - Hiker Badge


1) Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fires, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire woods.

2) Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

3) Bring to the test a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and be able to give reasons for the choice of its contents.

4) Bring to the test a record of previous hikes taken, giving: 

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

5) Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, and how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B.  - The examiner should be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1943 POR - Hiker Badge


1) Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fires, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire wood.

2) Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

3) Bring to the test a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and give reasons for the choice of its contents.

4) Bring to the test a record of previous hikes, giving:

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking etc.

5) Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B. - The tester should be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1947 POR - Hiker Badge


1) Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fire, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire wood.

2) Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

3) Bring to the test a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and give reasons for the choice of its contents.

4) Bring to the test a record of previous hikes, giving:

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

5) Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B. - The tester should be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1950 POR - Hiker Badge


1) Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fire, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire wood.

2) Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

3) Bring to the test a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and give reasons for the choice of its contents.

4) Bring to the test a record of previous hikes, giving:

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

5) Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B. - The tester should be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1953 POR - Hiker Badge


1) Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fire, and be able to distinguish between various kinds of woods, explaining their relative value as fire wood.

2) Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

3) Bring to the test a pocket First Aid case, fitted up by herself for a hiking expedition, and give reasons for the choice of its contents.

4) Bring to the test a record of previous hikes, giving:

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

5) Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B. - The tester should be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1957 POR - Hiker Badge


1) Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fire; identify various kinds of wood, explaining their relative value as firewood.

2) Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

3) Fit up a pocket First Aid case for a hiking expedition; give reasons for the choice of its contents.

4) Keep a record of previous hikes, giving:

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

5) Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B. - The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1960 POR - Hiker Badge


1) Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fire; identify various kinds of wood, explaining their relative value as firewood.

2) Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

3) Fit up a pocket First Aid case for a hiking expedition; give reasons for the choice of its contents.

4) Keep a record of previous hikes, giving:

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

5) Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B. - The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser in consultation with the Camp Trainer.

1961 (July) POR - Hiker Badge


1) Build, and give her reasons for so building, three different types of hike fire; identify various kinds of wood, explaining their relative value as firewood.

2) Show proficiency in cooking in the open, with and without utensils, and draw up two hike menus.

3) Fit up a pocket First Aid case for a hiking expedition; give reasons for the choice of its contents.

4) Keep a record of previous hikes, giving:

a) Season of the year.

b) Place, and method of getting there.

c) Object of the hike, i.e. exploring, visiting place of interest, nature study, or cooking, etc.

5) Know what precautions to take when lighting fires in the open, how to remove turf, and the responsibilities involved in regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, and wooding for fires.

N.B. - The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser in consultation with the Camp Trainer.

1964 (March) POR - Hiker Badge


1) Go on at least eight hikes and keep brief notes.

The hikes are to include three with cooking (menus to be given); five for exploring, to include two different types of hike, e.g. bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest.  Cooking is not essential.

On each occasion at least three miles is to be covered on foot.  The hikes may be spread over a period of not more than two years prior to the test.

2) Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.

3) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first aid case suitable for hiking.

4) At the test, cook in the open two dishes of her own choice, one with utensils, and one without.

1965 (July) POR - Hiker Badge


1) Go on at least eight hikes and keep brief notes.

The hikes are to include three with cooking (menus to be given); five for exploring, to include two different types of hike, e.g. bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest.  Cooking is not essential.

On each occasion at least three miles is to be covered on foot.  The hikes may be spread over a period of not more than two years prior to the test.

2) Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.

3) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first aid case suitable for hiking.

4) At the test, cook in the open two dishes of her own choice, one with utensils, and one without.

1968 Guide Handbook - Hiker Badge


1) Go on at least eight hikes and keep brief notes.

The hikes are to include three with cooking (menus to be given); five for exploring, to include two different types of hike, eg. bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest, when cooking is not essential.  On each occasion at least 3 miles is to be covered on foot.  The hikes may be spread over a period of not more than two years prior to the test.

2) Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.

3) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first aid case suitable for hiking.

4) At the test, cook in the open two dishes of your own choice, one with utensils and one without.

1973 Guide Handbook - Hiker Badge


1) Go on at least six hikes and keep brief notes.

The hikes are to include three with cooking (menus to be given); three for exploring, to include two different types of hike, eg. bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest, when cooking is not essential.  On each occasion at least 3 miles is to be covered on foot.  The hikes may be spread over a period of not more than two years prior to the test.

Note: Before you go on a hike for this test you must tell your Guider where you are going, the route you propose to take and other particulars.

2) Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.

3) Fit up and be able to sue a pocket first aid case suitable for hiking.

4) At the test, cook in the open two dishes of your own choice, one with utensils and one without.

1978 Guide Handbook - Hiker Badge


1) Go on at least six hikes and keep brief notes.

They should include two different types of hike, e.g. bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest, when cooking is not essential.  On three of these hikes you must cook out-of-doors and show the tester your menus.  For the others, which must be for exploring, you may take packed food.

Note: Whenever you go on a hike for this test, you must go with at least two other people (not necessarily Guides) and you must let your Guider, or if she is away someone taking her place, know when you are going and give her full particulars of your proposed route and programme.  You must cover at least three miles on foot each time.

All the hikes must be done less than two years before the test.

2) Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.

3) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first aid case suitable for hiking.

4) At the test, cook in the open two dishes of your own choice, one with utensils and one without.

1980 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Hiker Badge

1) Go on at least six hikes and keep brief notes.
They should include two different types of hike, e.g. bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest, when cooking is not essential.  On three of these hikes you must cook out-of-doors and show the tester your menus.  For the others, which must be for exploring, you may take packed food.
Note: Whenever you go on a hike for this test, you must go with at least two other people (not necessarily Guides) and you must let your Guider, or if she is away someone taking her place, know when you are going and give her full particulars of your proposed route and  programme.  
You must cover at least three miles on foot each time.
All the hikes must be done less than two years before the test.
2) KNow the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.
3) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first-aid kit suitable for hiking.
4) At the test, cook in the open two dishes of your own choice, one with utensils, and one without.
1983 Guide Badge Book - Hiker Badge

1) Go on at least six hikes and keep brief notes.  They should include two different types of hike, e.g. bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest, when cooking is not essential.  On three of these hikes you must cook out-of-doors and show the tester your menus.  For the others, which must be for exploring, you may take packed food.
Whenever you go on a hike for this test, you must go with at least two other people (not necessarily Guides) and you must let your Guider, or if she is away someone taking her place, know when you are going and give her full particulars of your proposed route and  programme.  
You must cover at least three miles on foot each time.
All the hikes must be done less than two years before the test.
2) Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.
3) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first-aid kit suitable for hiking.
At the test:
4) Cook in the open two dishes of your own choice, one with utensils, and one without.
5) On a map read a route of at least eight miles.
6) Show the tester that you have suitable clothing, footwear and equipment for hiking in a variety of weather conditions.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Hiker Badge


1) Go on at least six hikes and keep brief notes.

They should include two different types of hike, eg bird watching, following a stream visiting places or buildings of interest, when cooking is not essential.  On three of these hikes you must cook out-of-doors and show the tester your menus.  For the others, which must be for exploring, you may take packed food. 

Note: Whenever you go on a hike for this test, you must go with at least two other people (not necessarily Guides) and you must let your Guider, or if she is away someone taking her place, know when you are going and give her full particulars of your proposed route and programme.

You must cover at least three miles on foot each time.

All the hikes must be done less than two years before the test.

2) Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.

3) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first-aid kit suitable for hiking.

4) At the test, cook in the open two dishes of your own choice, one with utensils and one without.

5) On a map read a route of at least eight miles.

6) Show the tester what you have suitable clothing, footwear and equipment for hiking in a variety of weather conditions.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Hiker Badge


1) Go on at least six hikes and keep brief notes.  They should include two different types of hike, e.g. bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest, when cooking is not essential.  On three of these hikes you must cook out-of-doors and show the tester your menus.  For the others, which must be for exploring, you may take packed food. 

Whenever you go on a hike for this test, you must go with at least two other people (not necessarily Guides) and you must let your Guider, or if she is away someone taking her place, know when you are going and give her full particulars of your proposed route and programme.

You must cover at least three miles on foot each time.

All the hikes must be done less than two years before the test.

2) Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, crops, game preserves, wooding, and lighting fires.

3) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first-aid kit suitable for hiking.

At the test:

4) Cook in the open two dishes of your own choice, one with utensils and one without.

5) On a map read a route of at least eight miles.

6) Show the tester what you have suitable clothing, footwear and equipment for hiking in a variety of weather conditions.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Hiker Badge

1) Show the tester that you have suitable clothing, footwear and equipment for hiking in a variety of weather conditions.
2) Fit up a pocket first aid kit suitable for hiking and be able to render first aid.
3) Go on at least five hikes, covering a minimum of 4,828 km (3 miles) on foot each time, and keeping brief notes (including routes and menus) to show to the tester.  All hikes for this test must have been completed less than two years before the test and should be carried out in the company of at least two other people.  Always leave details of your route with your Guider or other responsible adult.  On two of these hikes you must cook out-of-doors for the others you may take packed food.
4) Know the Country code and a hiker's responsibililties with regard to trespassing, gates, walls, hedges, fences, stiles, crops, game preserves, wooding, lighting fires and portable stoves.
5) If you use a portable stove for cooking out-of-doors you must know the precautions to take when lighting, using, extinguishing and refueling your particular stove and how the stove and fuel should be packed and carried.
At the test: 
6) Using an Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 map, plan a hike of at least 9.656 km (6 miles).  Give the tester a copy of your route and discuss your places with him/her.  Carry out this hike accompanied by at least 2 other young people.  Cook in the open two dishes of your own choice, one with utensils and one without.  this may be during the hike or at the end but you must arrange to meet the tester at a suitable place and time.
Hiker becomes a Staged Badge.
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