Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1918 POR - Housekeeper Badge


Draw up a statement of detailed expenditure for a week, with an exact account of meals provided.  (Particulars of wage and family to be given by examiner).

Give satisfactory evidence of the knowledge of practical housekeeping, including purchase and storage of food, cleaning and ventilation, and keeping of simple accounts.  Care and storage of linen, blankets, and furs.

1919 POR - Housekeeper Badge


Draw up a statement of detailed expenditure for a week, with an exact account of meals provided.  (Particulars of wage and family to be given by examiner).

Give satisfactory evidence of the knowledge of practical housekeeping, including purchase and storage of food, cleaning and ventilation, and keeping of simple accounts.  Care and storage of linen, blankets, and furs.

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

Give satisfactory evidence of the knowledge of practical housekeeping, including purchase and storage of food, cleaning and ventilation, and keeping of simple accounts.  
Care and storage of linen, blankets and furs.

1921 POR - Housekeeper Badge


Draw up a statement of detailed expenditure for a week, with an exact amount of meals provided (Particulars of wage and family to be given by examiner).

Give satisfactory evidence of the knowledge of practical housekeeping, including purchase and storage of food, cleaning and ventilation, and keeping of simple accounts.  Care and storage of linen, blankets and furs.

1924 POR - Homemaker Badge


Must have risen early, lit a fire, laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.

Know how to clean flues of kitchen range.

Understand and have carried out the cleaning and cooking and household utensils, and washing up; and know uses of the stockpot.

Bring to the examination a sample of jam, preserve, or pickles made at home, entirely by herself.

Be able to mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.

Be able to do shopping, and errands for the household satisfactorily.

Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains and arrange flowers decoratively.

Must bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy thorough, obedient, and helpful in the home.

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

Must have risen early, lit a fire, laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.
Know how to clean flues of kitchen range.
Understand and have carried out the cleaning of cooking and household utensils and washing-up, and know uses of the stock-pot.
Bring to examination a sample of jam, preserve or pickles made at home entirely by herself.
Be able to do shopping and errands for the household satisfactorily.
Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains, and arrange flowers decoratively.
Must bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, thorough, obedient and helpful in the home.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Homemaker Badge

Must have risen early, lit a fire, laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.
Know how to clean flues of kitchen range, or how to clean properly a gas stove.
Understand and have carried out the cleaning of cooking and household utensils and washing-up, and know uses of the stock-pot.
Bring to examination a sample of jam, preserve or pickles made at home entirely by herself.
Be able to mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.
Be able to do shopping and errands for the household satisfactorily.
Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains, and arrange flowers decoratively.
Must bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, thorough, obedient and helpful in the home.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Homemaker

Must have risen early, lit a fire, laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.
Know how to clean flues of kitchen range, or how to clean properly a gas stove.
Understand and have carried out the cleaning of cooking and household utensils and washing-up, and know uses of the stock-pot.
Bring to examination a sample of jam, preserve or pickles made at home entirely by herself.
Be able to mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.
Be able to do shopping and errands for the household satisfactorily.
Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains, and arrange flowers decoratively.
Must bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, thorough, obedient and helpful in the home.

1930 POR - Homemaker Badge


Must have risen early, lit a fire, laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.

Know how to clean flues of kitchen range, or know how to clean properly a gas stove.

Understand and have carried out the cleaning and cooking and household utensils, and washing up; and know uses of the stockpot.

Bring to the examination a sample of jam, preserve, or pickles made at home, entirely by herself.

Be able to mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.

Be able to do shopping, and errands for the household satisfactorily.

Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains and arrange flowers decoratively.

Must bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy thorough, obedient, and helpful in the home.

Must understand the care of milk and milk vessels.

1931 POR - Homemaker Badge


Must have risen early, lit a fire, laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.

Know how to clean flues of kitchen range, or know how to clean properly a gas stove.

Understand and have carried out the cleaning and cooking and household utensils, and washing up; and know uses of the stockpot.

Bring to the examination a sample of jam, preserve, or pickles made at home, entirely by herself.

Be able to mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.

Be able to do shopping, and errands for the household satisfactorily.

Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains and arrange flowers decoratively.

Must bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy thorough, obedient, and helpful in the home.

Must understand the care of milk and milk vessels.

1932 POR - Homemaker Badge


Have risen early, lit a fire, or have cleaned shoes (someone else's as well as her own), laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.

Know how to clean flues of kitchen range, or know how to clean properly a gas stove.

Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary, and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.

Know the uses of the stock pot.

Bring to the examination a sample of jam, preserve, or pickles made at home, entirely by herself.

Be able to mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.

Be able to do shopping, and errands for the household satisfactorily.

Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains and arrange flowers decoratively.

Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy thorough, obedient, and helpful in the home.

Understand the care of milk and milk vessels.

1935 POR - Homemaker Badge Deleted.

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

Have risen early, lit a fire, or have cleaned shoes (someone else's as well as her own), laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.
Know how to clean flues of kitchen range, or know how to clean properly a gas stove.
Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary, and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.
Know the uses of the stockpot.
Bring to examination a sample of jam, preserve, pickles or a cake, made at home, entirely by herself.
Be able to mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.
Be able to do shopping and errands for the household satisfactorily.
Open a packing-case, hang pictures and curtains and arrange flowers decoratively.
Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian, stating that she has been tidy, thorough, obedient, and helpful in the home.
Understand the care of milk and milk vessels.

1938 POR - Homemaker Badge


Have risen early, lit a fire, or have cleaned shoes (someone else's as well as her own), laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.

Know how to clean flues of kitchen range, or know how to clean properly a gas stove.

Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary, and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.

Know the uses of the stock pot.

Bring to the examination a sample of jam, preserve, or pickles made at home, entirely by herself.

Be able to mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.

Be able to do shopping and errands for the household satisfactorily.

Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains and arrange flowers decoratively.

Make something useful and pretty for the home.

Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy thorough, obedient, and helpful in the home.

1939 POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Have risen early, lit a fire, or have cleaned shoes (someone else's as well as her own), laid breakfast, made and aired beds satisfactorily for a week consecutively.

2) Should have cleaned the flues of kitchen range, or have cleaned properly a gas stove or electric cooker.

3) Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary, and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.

4) Know the uses of the stock pot, and know simple food values, e.g. body-building food, warming, protecting, and the foods in which these are contained.

5) Bring to the test a sample of jam, preserve, or pickles or a cake made at home, entirely by herself.

6) Mend household linen, cloths, curtains, etc.

7) Do shopping and errands for the household satisfactorily.

8) Open a packing case, hang pictures and curtains and arrange flowers decoratively.

9) Make something useful and pretty for the home.

10) Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, thorough, obedient, and helpful in the home.

1942 (November) POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven consecutive days:

a) Lay and light a fire economically or clean shoes (someone else's as well as her own).

b) Lay breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

2) Lay and wash up Saturday or Sunday dinner and leave the kitchen and scullery tidy.  Clean and polish the windows and furniture.  Do the weekly clean of a room, including cleaning and polishing the floor.

3) Clean the flues and clean and black-lead the kitchen range or stove, or clean a gas stove or an electric cooker.

4) Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.

5) Know how to use up left-over food.  Know how to do the shopping and if the foodstuffs are fresh.  Understand simple food values, e.g. body-building food, warming, protecting, and know in which foods these are contained.

6) Bring to the test something she has prepared entirely by herself, such as jam, bottled or dried fruit, bottled or dried vegetables, home-made cleaning or polishing preparations.

7) Mend household linen by hand, and be prepared to demonstrate her ability at the test to do this.

8) Demonstrate use of telephone, or word and send a telegram.

9) Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, helpful and thorough in the home.

Note - A certificate must be brought to the test signed by the Guider, who has satisfied herself by contact with the home and the parent that the guide has fulfilled the requirements of sections 1, 2, and 3.

1943 POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven consecutive days:

a) Lay and light a fire economically or clean shoes (someone else's as well as her own).

b) Lay breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

2) Lay and wash up Saturday or Sunday dinner and leave the kitchen and scullery tidy.  Clean and polish the windows and furniture.  Do the weekly clean of a room, including cleaning and polishing the floor.

3) Clean the flues and clean and black-lead the kitchen range or stove, or clean a gas stove or an electric cooker.

4) Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.

5) Know how to use up left-over food.  Know how to do the shopping and if the foodstuffs are fresh.  Understand simple food values, e.g. body-building food, warming, protecting, and know in which foods these are contained.

6) Bring to the test something she has prepared entirely by herself, such as jam, bottled or dried fruit, bottled or dried vegetables, home-made cleaning or polishing preparations.

7) Mend household linen by hand, and be prepared to demonstrate her ability at the test to do this.

8) Demonstrate use of telephone, or word and send a telegram.

9) Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, helpful and thorough in the home.

Note - A certificate must be brought to the test signed by the Guider, who has satisfied herself by contact with the home and the parent that the guide has fulfilled the requirements of sections 1, 2, and 3.

1947 POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven consecutive days:

a) Lay and light a fire economically or clean shoes (someone else's as well as her own).

b) Lay breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

2) Lay and wash up Saturday or Sunday dinner and leave the kitchen and scullery tidy.  Clean and polish the windows and furniture.  Do the weekly clean of a room, including cleaning and polishing the floor.

3) Clean the flues and clean and black-lead the kitchen range or stove, or clean a gas stove or an electric cooker.

4) Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.

5) Know how to use up left-over food.  Know how to do the shopping and if the foodstuffs are fresh.  Understand simple food values, e.g. body-building food, warming, protecting, and know in which foods these are contained.

6) Bring to the test something she has prepared entirely by herself, such as jam, bottled or dried fruit, bottled or dried vegetables, home-made cleaning or polishing preparations.

7) Mend household linen by hand, and be prepared to demonstrate her ability at the test to do this.

8) Demonstrate use of telephone, or word and send a telegram.

9) Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, helpful and thorough in the home.

Note - A certificate must be brought to the test signed by the Guider, who has satisfied herself by contact with the home and the parent that the guide has fulfilled the requirements of sections 1, 2, and 3.

1950 POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive week-ends.:

a) Lay and light a fire economically or clean shoes (someone else's as well as her own).

b) Lay breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

2) Lay and wash up Saturday or Sunday dinner and leave the kitchen and scullery tidy.  Clean and polish the windows and furniture.  Do the weekly clean of a room, including cleaning and polishing the floor.

3) Clean the flues and clean and black-lead the kitchen range or stove, or clean a gas stove or an electric cooker.

4) Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.

5) Know how to use up left-over food.  Know how to do the shopping and if the foodstuffs are fresh.  Understand simple food values, e.g. body-building food, warming, protecting, and know in which foods these are contained.

6) Bring to the test something she has prepared entirely by herself, such as jam, bottled or dried fruit, bottled or dried vegetables, home-made cleaning or polishing preparations.

7) Mend household linen by hand, and be prepared to demonstrate her ability at the test to do this.

8) Know simple safety measures for preventing accidents in the home.

9) Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, helpful and thorough in the home.

Note - A certificate must be brought to the test signed by the Guider, who has satisfied herself by contact with the home and the parent that the guide has fulfilled the requirements of sections 1, 2, and 3.

1953 POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive week-ends.:

a) Lay and light a fire economically or clean shoes (someone else's as well as her own).

b) Lay breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

2) Lay and wash up Saturday or Sunday dinner and leave the kitchen and scullery tidy.  Clean and polish the windows and furniture.  Do the weekly clean of a room, including cleaning and polishing the floor.

3) Clean the flues and clean and black-lead the kitchen range or stove, or clean a gas stove or an electric cooker.

4) Know the rules for keeping a dustbin clean and sanitary and for keeping a sink clean and free from grease.

5) Know how to use up left-over food.  Know how to do the shopping and if the foodstuffs are fresh.  Understand simple food values, e.g. body-building food, warming, protecting, and know in which foods these are contained.

6) Bring to the test something she has prepared entirely by herself, such as jam, bottled or dried fruit, bottled or dried vegetables, home-made cleaning or polishing preparations.

7) Mend household linen by hand, and be prepared to demonstrate her ability at the test to do this.

8) Know simple safety measures for preventing accidents in the home.

9) Bring a certificate from her parent or guardian stating that she has been tidy, helpful and thorough in the home.

Note - A certificate must be brought to the test signed by the Guider, who has satisfied herself by contact with the home and the parent that the guide has fulfilled the requirements of sections 1, 2, and 3.

1957 POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Bring a statement signed by parent or guardian showing that she has been thorough in her work, and tidy and helpful in the home.

Bring a signed statement showing that the Guider has satisfied herself through personal contact with the home that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of clauses 2, 3, and 4.

2) Carry out the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive weekends:

a) Lay and light a fire economically; or clean her own and another  person's shoes.

b) Lay the table for breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

3) Lay the table for a two-course meal for the family; clear away and wash up afterwards, leaving the kitchen tidy.

4) Carry out the weekly cleaning of a room, including cleaning windows, polishing floor and furniture.

5) Clean one of the following thoroughly:

a) Kitchen range or fire-place

b) Gas or electric cooker.

6) Know how to use and clean a dustbin and how to clean the sink and keep it free from grease.

7) a) Understand simple food values; plan a balanced meal for a family.

b) Know how to do the household shopping, how to choose fresh food and how to store it at home.

c) Know how to use up left-over food.

8) Home Preserving.  Prepare one of the following: jam, jelly, pickles, chutney, or equivalent.

9) Mend household linen.

10) Know how to prevent accidents common in the home.

1960 POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Bring a statement signed by parent or guardian showing that she has been thorough in her work, and tidy and helpful in the home.

Bring a signed statement showing that the Guider has satisfied herself through personal contact with the home that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of clauses 2, 3, and 4.

2) Carry out the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive weekends:

a) Lay and light a fire economically; or clean her own and another  person's shoes.

b) Lay the table for breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

3) Lay the table for a two-course meal for the family; clear away and wash up afterwards, leaving the kitchen tidy.

4) Carry out the weekly cleaning of a room, including cleaning windows, polishing floor and furniture.

5) Clean one of the following thoroughly:

a) Kitchen range or fire-place

b) Gas or electric cooker.

6) Know how to use and clean a dustbin and how to clean the sink and keep it free from grease.

7) a) Understand simple food values; plan a balanced meal for a family.

b) Know how to do the household shopping, how to choose fresh food and how to store it at home.

c) Know how to use up left-over food.

8) Home Preserving.  Prepare one of the following: jam, jelly, pickles, chutney, or equivalent.

9) Mend household linen.

10) Know how to prevent accidents common in the home.

1961 (July) POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Bring a statement signed by parent or guardian showing that she has been thorough in her work, and tidy and helpful in the home.

Bring a signed statement showing that the Guider has satisfied herself through personal contact with the home that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of clauses 2, 3, and 4.

2) Carry out the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive weekends:

a) Lay and light a fire economically; or clean her own and another  person's shoes.

b) Lay the table for breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

3) Lay the table for a two-course meal for the family; clear away and wash up afterwards, leaving the kitchen tidy.

4) Carry out the weekly cleaning of a room, including cleaning windows, polishing floor and furniture.

5) Clean one of the following thoroughly:

a) Kitchen range or fire-place

b) Gas or electric cooker.

6) Know how to use and clean a dustbin and how to clean the sink and keep it free from grease.

7) a) Understand simple food values; plan a balanced meal for a family.

b) Know how to do the household shopping, how to choose fresh food and how to store it at home.

c) Know how to use up left-over food.

8) Home Preserving.  Prepare one of the following: jam, jelly, pickles, chutney, or equivalent.

9) Mend household linen.

10) Know how to prevent accidents common in the home.

1962 (June) POR Amendments - Homemaker Badge


1) Bring a statement signed by parent or guardian showing that she has been thorough in her work, and tidy and helpful in the home.

Bring a signed statement showing that the Guider has satisfied herself through personal contact with the home that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of clauses 2, 3, and 4.

2) Carry out the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive weekends:

a) Lay and light a fire economically; or clean her own and another  person's shoes.

b) Lay the table for breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

3) Lay the table for a two-course meal for the family; clear away and wash up afterwards, leaving the kitchen tidy.

4) Carry out the weekly cleaning of a room, including cleaning windows, polishing floor and furniture.

5) Clean a cooker (gas, electric, oil or solid fuel.

6) Know how to use and clean a dustbin and how to clean the sink and keep it free from grease.

7) a) Understand simple food values; plan a balanced meal for a family.

b) Know how to do the household shopping, how to choose fresh food and how to store it at home.

c) Know how to use up left-over food.

8) Home Preserving.  Prepare one of the following: jam, jelly, pickles, chutney, or equivalent.

9) Mend household linen.

10) Know how to prevent accidents common in the home.

1964 (March) POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Bring a statement signed by parent or guardian showing that she has been thorough in her work, and tidy and helpful in the home.

Bring a signed statement showing that the Guider has satisfied herself through personal contact with the home that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of clauses 2, 3, and 4.

2) Carry out the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive weekends:

a) Lay and light a fire economically; or clean her own and another  person's shoes.

b) Lay the table for breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

3) Lay the table for a two-course meal for the family; clear away and wash up afterwards, leaving the kitchen tidy.

4) Carry out the weekly cleaning of a room, including cleaning windows, polishing floor and furniture.

5) Clean a cooker (gas, oil, electric or solid fuel).

6) Know how to use and clean a dustbin and how to clean the sink and keep it free from grease.

7) a) Understand simple food values; plan a balanced meal for a family.

b) Know how to do the household shopping, how to choose fresh food and how to store it at home.

c) Know how to use up left-over food.

8) Home Preserving.  Prepare one of the following: jam, jelly, pickles, chutney, or equivalent.

9) Mend household linen.

10) Know how to prevent accidents common in the home.

1965 (July) POR - Homemaker Badge


1) Bring a statement signed by her parent or guardian showing that she has been thorough in her work, and tidy and helpful in the home.

Bring a signed statement showing that the Guider has satisfied herself through personal contact with the home that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of clauses 2, 3, and 4.

2) Carry out the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive weekends:

a) Lay and light a fire economically; or clean her own and another person's shoes.

b) Lay the table for breakfast.

c) Air and make beds satisfactorily.

3) Lay the table for a two-course meal for the family; clear away and wash up afterwards, leaving the kitchen tidy.

4) Carry out the weekly cleaning of a room, including cleaning windows, polishing floor and furniture.

5) Clean a cooker (gas, oil, electric or solid fuel).

6) Know how to use and clean a dustbin and how to clean the sink and keep it free from grease.

7) a) Understand simple food values; plan a balanced meal for a family.

b) Know how to do the household shopping, how to choose fresh food and how to store it at home.

c) Know how to use up left-over food.

8) Home Preserving.  Prepare one of the following: jam, jelly, pickles, chutney, or equivalent.

9) Mend household linen.

10) Know how to prevent accidents common in the home.

1968 Guide Handbook - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven days or four weekends (consecutive if possible):

a) Lay the table for a meal, or clear the table and wash up.

b) Air and make your bed.

c) Dust a room, clean some shelves, or light a fire.

2) Do the weekly cleaning of a room.

3) Make a quick snack for the family.

4) Clean a cooker.

5) Be prepared to discuss with the tester how food should be stored.

6) Plan the meals for the family for a day, showing a knowledge of simple food values.  Prepare the shopping-list giving prices of the main foods.

7) Know the correct ways of disposing of kitchen waste.

8) Do one of the following:

a) Make jam, marmalade, pickles, chutney, or lemon curd.

b) Make a lamp-shade, cushion, or similar object.

c) Make or repair a piece of household linen.

9) Know what precautions to take to prevent accidents happening in the home.

Bring with you to the test a note saying that you have successfully carried out clauses 1, 2, 3, and 4.

1973 Guide Handbook - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven days or four weekends (consecutive if possible):

a) Clear the table and wash up.

b) Air and make your bed.

c) Clean some windows, or dust a room, or clean a sink and draining board.

2) Practise the following at home and be prepared to demonstrate any of them at the test: 

a) The weekly cleaning of a room.

b) Making a quick snack for the family.

c) Vacuuming carpets and emptying the cleaner.

d) The cleaning of a cooker.

e) Laying a dinner table correctly.

f) Cleaning a cupboard.

g) Defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator.

3) Discuss with the tester:

a) How food should be stored.

b) A well balanced menu for a family.

c) The precautions to take to prevent accidents in the home.

4) Bring to the test a jar of preserves or a household article made by yourself.

Note: Bring with you to the test a note saying that you have successfully carried out clause 1.

1978 Guide Handbook - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven days or four weekends (consecutive if possible):

a) Clear the table and wash up after one main meal.

b) Air and make your bed and keep your bedroom tidy.

Take a note to the test to say you have done this satisfactorily.

2) Practise the following at home and be prepared to demonstrate any of them at the test: 

a) The weekly cleaning of a room.

b) Making a quick snack for the family.

c) Vacuuming carpets and emptying the cleaner.

d) Cleaning a cooker.

e) Laying a dinner table correctly.

f) Cleaning a cupboard.

g) Defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator.

h) Cleaning windows and washing down paintwork.

3) Discuss with the tester:

a) How fresh, frozen, canned, and dried food should be stored.

b) How a mother can ensure that her family is suitably and adequately fed.

c) The precautions to take to prevent accidents in the home.

4) Bring to the test a jar of preserves or a household article made by yourself.

1980 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Homemaker Badge

1) For seven consecutive days or four weekends (consecutive if possible): 
a) Clear the table and wash up after one main meal.
b) Air and make your bed and keep your bedroom tidy.
Take a note to the test to say that you have done this satisfactorily.
2) Practice the following at home and be prepared to demonstrate any of them at the test:
a) The weekly cleaning of a room.
b) Making a quick snack for the family.
c) Vacuuming carpets and emptying the cleaner.
d) Cleaning a cooker.
e) Laying a dinner-table correctly.
f) Cleaning a cupboard.
g) Defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator.
h) Cleaning windows and washing down paintwork.
3) a) How fresh, frozen, canned and dried food should be stored.
b) How a mother can ensure that her family is suitable and adequately fed.
c) The precautions to take to prevent accidents in the home.
4) Bring to the test a jar of preserves or a household article made by yourself.
1983 Guide Badge Book - Homemaker Badge

1) For seven consecutive days or four weekends (consecutive if possible): 
a) Clear the table and wash up after one main meal.
b) Air and make your bed and keep your bedroom tidy.
Take a note to the test to say that you have done this satisfactorily.
2) Practice the following at home and be prepared to demonstrate any of them at the test:
a) The weekly cleaning and vacuuming of a room, and emptying the cleaner.
b) Making a quick snack for the family.
c) Cleaning and disinfecting a sink, bath and toilet.
d) Cleaning a cooker.
e) Laying a dinner-table correctly.
f) Cleaning a cupboard.
g) Defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator.
h) Cleaning windows and washing down paintwork.
3) Discuss with the tester:
a) How fresh, frozen, canned and dried food should be stored.
b) Suitable economic food for a family for a week.
c) The precautions to take to prevent accidents in the home.
4) Bring to the test a jar of preserves or a household article made by yourself.
1984 Help with Guide Badges - Homemaker Badge

1) For seven consecutive days or four weekends (consecutive if possible): 
a) Clear the table and wash up after one main meal.
b) Air and make your bed and keep your bedroom tidy.
Take a note to the test that you have done this satisfactorily.
2) Practice the following at home and be prepared to demonstrate any of them at the test:
a) The weekly cleaning and vacuuming of a room, and emptying the cleaner.
b) Making a quick snack for the family.
c) Cleaning and disinfecting a sink, bath, and toilet.
d) Cleaning a cooker.
e) Laying a dinner-table correctly.
f) Cleaning a cupboard.
g) Defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator.
h) Cleaning windows and washing down paintwork.
3) Discuss with the tester:
a) How fresh, frozen, canned and dried food should be stored.
b) Suitable and economic food for a family for a week.
c) The precautions to take to prevent accidents in the home.
d) The disposal of kitchen waste.
4) Bring to the test a jar of preserves or a household article made by yourself.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Homemaker Badge

1) For seven consecutive days or four weekends (consecutive if possible): 
a) Clear the table and wash up after one main meal.
b) Air and make your bed and keep your bedroom tidy.
Take a note to the test that you have done this satisfactorily.
2) Practice the following at home and be prepared to demonstrate any of them at the test:
a) The weekly cleaning and vacuuming of a room, and emptying the cleaner.
b) Making a quick snack for the family.
c) Cleaning and disinfecting a sink, bath, and toilet.
d) Cleaning a cooker.
e) Laying a dinner table correctly.
f) Cleaning a cupboard.
g) Defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator.
h) Cleaning windows and washing down paintwork.
3) Discuss with the tester:
a) How fresh, frozen, canned and dried food should be stored.
b) Suitable and economic food for a family for a week.
c) The precautions to take to prevent accidents in the home.
d) The disposal of kitchen waste.
4) Bring to the test a jar of preserves or a household article made by yourself.
1989 Guide Badge Book - Homemaker Badge

1) For seven consecutive days or four weekends (consecutive if possible): 
a) Clear the table and wash up after one main meal.
b) Air and make your bed and keep your bedroom tidy.
Take a note to the test to say that you have done this satisfactorily.
2) Practice the following at home and be prepared to demonstrate any of them at the test:
a) The weekly cleaning and vacuuming of a room, and emptying the cleaner.
b) Making a quick snack for the family.
c) Cleaning and disinfecting a sink, bath and toilet.
d) Cleaning a cooker.
e) Laying a dinner-table correctly.
f) Cleaning a cupboard.
g) Defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator.
h) Cleaning windows and washing down paintwork.
3) Discuss with the tester:
a) How fresh, frozen, canned and dried food should be stored.
b) Suitable and economic food for a family for a week.
c) The precautions to take to prevent accidents in the home.
d) The disposal of kitchen waste.
4) Bring to the test a jar of preserves or a household article made by yourself.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Homemaker Badge


1) Do the following for seven consecutive days or four weekends (consecutive if possible):

a) clear the table and wash up after one main meal

b) air and make your bed and keep your bedroom tidy.  Take a note to the test to say that you have done everything satisfactorily.

2) Practise the following at home.  The tester will ask you to do one of them at the test:

a) the weekly cleaning and vacuuming of a room, and emptying the cleaner.

b) cleaning and disinfecting a sink, bath and toilet.

c) cleaning a cupboard.

d) defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator.

e) cleaning windows and washing down paintwork.

f) making a quiet snack for the family.

g) laying a dinner table correctly.

h) cleaning a cooker.

3) Discuss with the tester how to:

a) store fresh, frozen, canned and dried food.

b) feed a family for a week nutritiously and economically.

c) prevent accidents in the home.

d) dispose of kitchen waste.

4) Bring a jar of preserves or a household article you have made to the test.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Homemaker Badge

1) Do the following for seven consecutive days or four weekends (consecutive if possible).
a) Clear the table and wash up after one main meal or clear the table, load and unload the dishwasher and put away the dishes.
b) Air and make your bed and keep your bedroom tidy.
c) Strip and make up your bed with clean linen (once during the time).
Take a note to the tester to say that you have done everything satisfactorily.
2) Practice the following at home.  The tester will ask you to do one of them at the test:
a) the weekly cleaning and vacuuming of a room, and emptying the cleaner
b) cleaning and disinfecting a sink, bath and toilet
c) cleaning a cupboard
d) defrosting and cleaning a refrigerator
e) cleaning windows and washing down paintwork
f) making a quick snack for the family
g) laying a dinner table correctly
h) cleaning a cooker
i) loading and setting a washing machine.
3) Discuss with the tester how to:
a) store fresh, frozen, canned and dried food
b) feed a family for a week nutritiously and economically
c) prevent accidents in the home
d) dispose of kitchen waste.
4) Make a 'Healthy Eating Biscuit'.  Give the price, weight, nutritional information, ingredients and 'best by' date of the biscuit.
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