Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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

Each Guide must:
1) Know how to receive, introduce, and bid guests "Goodbye."
2) Be able to write a letter:
a) Inviting to a guest to stay.
b) Inviting a guest to a meal.
c) Refusing an invitation.
d) Accepting an invitation.
e) Thanking for a visit.
3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.
4) Know how to answer the front door, announce guests, and serve meals to visitors correctly.
The Patrol must: 
5) Give a party, showing ability to make the necessary plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps, entertainment and refreshment.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Hostess Badge

This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any Patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests:
Each Guide must:
1) Know how to receive, introduce, and bid guests "goodbye."
2) Be able to write a letter:
a) Inviting a guest to stay.
b) Inviting a guest to a meal.
c) Refusing an invitation.
d) Accepting an invitation.
e) Thanking for a visit.
3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.
4) Know how to answer the front door, announce guests, and serve meals to visitors correctly.
The Patrol must:
5) Give a party, showing ability to make the necessary plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps, entertainment and refreshment.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Hostess Badge

This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any Patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests:
Each Guide must:
1) Know how to receive, introduce, and bid guests "goodbye."
2) Be able to write a letter:
a) Inviting a guest to stay.
b) Inviting a guest to a meal.
c) Refusing an invitation.
d) Accepting an invitation.
e) Thanking for a visit.
3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.
4) Know how to answer the front door, announce guests, and serve meals to visitors correctly.
The Patrol must:
5) Give a party, showing ability to make the necessary plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps, entertainment and refreshment.

1930 POR - Hostess Badge (Patrol Badge)


This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests: 

Each Guide must: 

1) Know how to receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Be able to write a letter: 

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation

d) Accepting an invitation

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Know how to answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

The Patrol must: 

Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; entertainment and refreshments.

1931 POR - Hostess Badge (Patrol Badge)


This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests: 

Each Guide must: 

1) Know how to receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Be able to write a letter: 

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation

d) Accepting an invitation

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Know how to answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

The Patrol must: 

Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; entertainment and refreshments.

1932 POR - Hostess Badge (Patrol Badge)


This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests: 

Each Guide should: 

1) Know how to receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Be able to write a letter: 

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation

d) Accepting an invitation

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Know how to answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

The Patrol should: 

Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; entertainment and refreshments.

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

This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests:
Each Guide should:
1) Know how to receive, introduce and bid guess "Goodbye."
2) Be able to write a letter -
a) Inviting a guest to stay..
b) Inviting a guest to a meal.
c) Refusing an invitation.
d) Accepting an invitation.
e) Thanking for a visit.
3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.
4) Know how to answer the front door, announce guests, and serve meals to visitors correctly.
The patrol should:
5) Give a party, showing ability to make the necessary plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms including a place for wraps, entertainment and refreshment.

1935 POR - Hostess Badge (Patrol Badge)


This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests: 

Each Guide should: 

1) Know how to receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Be able to write a letter: 

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation

d) Accepting an invitation

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Know how to answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

The Patrol should: 

Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; entertainment and refreshments.

1935 POR - Hostess Badge (Patrol Badge)


This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests: 

Each Guide should: 

1) Know how to receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Be able to write a letter: 

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation

d) Accepting an invitation

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Know how to answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

The Patrol should: 

Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; entertainment and refreshments.

1938 POR - Hostess Badge (Patrol Badge)


This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests: 

Each Guide should: 

1) Know how to receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Be able to write a letter: 

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation

d) Accepting an invitation

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Know how to answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

The Patrol should: 

Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; entertainment and refreshments.

1939 POR - Hostess Badge (Patrol Badge)


This may be sewn on to the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests: 

Each Guide should: 

1) Receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Write a letter: 

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation

d) Accepting an invitation

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

The Patrol should: 

Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; entertainment and refreshments.

1942 (November) POR - Hostess Badge

This badge can now be awarded to individual Guides as well as to Patrols.

1943 POR - Hostess Badge (Patrol or Individual badge)


This may be sewn onto the Patrol Flag of any patrol where at least four Guides have passed the following tests: 

Each Guide should:

1) Receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Write a letter:

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation.

d) Accepting an invitation.

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

The patrol should: 

Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; enertainment and refreshments.

1947 POR - Hostess Badge


1) Receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Write a letter:

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation.

d) Accepting an invitation.

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests.

4) Answer the front door; announce guests and serve meals to visitors correctly.

5) Give a party showing ability to make necessary plans for invitations; arrangement of rooms, including a place for wraps; entertainment and refreshments.

1950 POR - Hostess Badge


1) Answer the door, receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Write a letter:

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation.

d) Accepting an invitation.

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests, including plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms, cloakroom, accommodation, entertainment and refreshments.

4) Entertain the tester at a company meeting (being responsible for welcoming her, introducing other Guides to her, taking charge of her for at least half an hour, explaining what is going on, etc).

1953 POR - Hostess Badge


1) Answer the door, receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Write a letter:

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation.

d) Accepting an invitation.

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) State the chief things to remember in entertaining guests, including plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms, cloakroom, accommodation, entertainment and refreshments.

4) Entertain the tester at a company meeting, or at a small party or in her own home, being responsible for introducing and entertaining her.

1957 POR - Hostess Badge


1) Answer the door, receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Write a letter:

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation.

d) Accepting an invitation.

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) Know the chief things to remember in entertaining guests, including plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms, cloakroom, accommodation, entertainment and refreshments.

4) Entertain the tester at a company meeting, or at a small party, or in her own home, being responsible for introducing and entertaining her.

1960 POR - Hostess Badge


1) Answer the door, receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Write a letter:

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation.

d) Accepting an invitation.

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) Know the chief things to remember in entertaining guests, including plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms, cloakroom, accommodation, entertainment and refreshments.

4) Entertain the tester at a company meeting, or at a small party, or in her own home, being responsible for introducing and entertaining her.

1961 (July) POR - Hostess Badge


1) Answer the door, receive, introduce and bid guests "Good-bye."

2) Write a letter:

a) Inviting a guest to stay.

b) Inviting a guest to a meal.

c) Refusing an invitation.

d) Accepting an invitation.

e) Thanking for a visit.

3) Know the chief things to remember in entertaining guests, including plans for invitations, arrangement of rooms, cloakroom accommodation, refreshments, and setting of table.

4) Entertain the tester at a company meeting, or at a small party, or in her own home, being responsible for introducing and entertaining her.

1963 (February) POR Amendments - Hostess Badge


1) Entertain the tester, or someone chosen by her, at e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a suitable Guide event.

2) Know, and where possible demonstrate, the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest or guests:

a) coming to stay, e.g. preparation of room, laying of table, etc.

b) coming for a party or similar function, e.g. invitations, introductions, arrangement of rooms, refreshments, cloakroom arrangements.

3) Write letters: 

a) Inviting to a party or similar event.

b) Inviting a friend to stay.

c) Accepting an invitation, refusing an invitation (one to be formal)

d) Thanking after a visit.

The tester to select two to be written at the test.

1964 (March) POR - Hostess Badge


1) Entertain the tester, or someone chosen by her, at e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a suitable Guide event.

2) Know, and where possible demonstrate, the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest or guests:

a) coming to stay, e.g. preparation of room, laying of table, etc.

b) coming for a party or similar function, e.g. invitations, introductions, arrangement of rooms, refreshments, cloakroom arrangements.

3) Write letters: 

a) Inviting to a party or similar event.

b) Inviting a friend to stay.

c) Accepting an invitation, refusing an invitation (one to be formal)

d) Thanking after a visit.

The tester to select two to be written at the test.

1965 (July) POR - Hostess Badge


1) Entertain the tester, or someone chosen by her, at e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a suitable Guide event.

2) Know, and where possible demonstrate, the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest or guests:

a) coming to stay, e.g. preparation of room, laying of table, etc.

b) coming for a party or similar function, e.g. invitations, introductions, arrangement of rooms, refreshments, cloakroom arrangements.

3) Write letters: 

a) Inviting to a party or similar event.

b) Inviting a friend to stay.

c) Accepting an invitation, refusing an invitation (one to be formal)

d) Thanking after a visit.

The tester to select two to be written at the test.

1968 Guide Handbook - Hostess Badge

1) Entertain the tester, or someone chosen by her, at e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a suitable Guide event.
2) Know, and where possible demonstrate the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest or guests:
a) Coming to stay, e.g. preparation of room, laying table, etc.
b) Coming for a party or similar function, e.g. invitations, introductions, arrangement of rooms, refreshments, cloakroom arrangements.
3) Write letters:
a) Inviting to a party or similar event.
b) Inviting a friend to stay.
c) Accepting an invitation, refusing an invitation (one to be formal)
d) Thanking after a visit.
The tester will select two to be written at the test.
1969 Edition Hints on Guide Badges - Hostess Badge

1) Entertain the tester, or someone chosen by her, at e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a suitable Guide event.
2) Know, and where possible demonstrate the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest or guests:
a) Coming to stay, e.g. preparation of room, laying table, etc.
b) Coming for a party or similar function, e.g. invitations, introductions, arrangement of rooms, refreshments, cloakroom arrangements.
3) Write letters:
a) Inviting to a party or similar event.
b) Inviting a friend to stay.
c) Accepting an invitation, refusing an invitation (one to be formal)
d) Thanking after a visit.
The tester will select two to be written at the test.

1973 Guide Handbook - Hostess Badge


1) Entertain the tester, or someone chosen by her, at e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a suitable Guide event.

2) Know the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest coming to say: e.g. preparation of rooms, laying of table.

3) a) Plan a party for people of one of these age groups: young children, your contemporaries, older people.  This plan should include:

i) A sample invitation.

ii) The programme, giving details of timing and of games or entertainment.

iii) The menu.

Be prepared to discuss these plans with your tester and explain how you propose to arrange the rooms, where your guests will leave their clothes, the toilet facilities, etc.

b) Know how to receive guests and make introductions.

4) At the test our tester will ask you to write two of the following letters:

a) Inviting a friend to stay.

b) Thanking after a visit.

c) Accepting an invitation.

d) Refusing an invitation.

Either c) or d) is to be a formal letter.

1978 Guide Handbook - Hostess Badge


1) Entertain the tester, or someone chosen by her, at e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a suitable Guide event.

2) Know the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest coming to say: e.g. preparation of rooms, laying of table.

3) a) Plan a party for people of one of these age groups: young children, your contemporaries, older people.  This plan should include:

i) A sample invitation.

ii) The programme, giving details of timing and of games or entertainment.

iii) The menu.

Be prepared to discuss these plans with your tester and explain how you propose to arrange the rooms, where your guests will leave their clothes, the toilet facilities, etc.

b) Know how to receive guests and make introductions.

4) At the test your tester will ask you to write two of the following letters:

a) Inviting a friend to stay.

b) Thanking after a visit.

c) Accepting an invitation.

d) Refusing an invitation.

Either c) or d) is to be a formal letter.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Hostess Badge


1) On your own entertain the tester or someone chosen by her at a suitable event, e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party or a Guide function.  You must lay either a table or a tray and serve her with refreshments.

2) Know the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest:

a) For an overnight visit.

b) For a party or brief call.

This includes preparing a room and receiving and introducing people.

3) Imagine you are organizing a party for one of the following age groups - young children or young people of your own age or retired people.  Make:

a) A plan for the party.

b) A menu.

c) An invitation.

Be prepared to discuss these plans with the tester and explain how you propose to arrange the rooms where the guests will leave outdoor clothes, the toilet facilities, etc.

4) Take to the test: 

a) A thank-you letter with a correctly-addressed envelope.

b) A parcel to show how you would wrap up a small present attractively.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Hostess Badge

1) On your own entertain the tester or someone chosen by her at a suitable event, e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a Guide function.  You  must lay either a table or a tray and serve her with refreshments.
2) Know the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest:
a) For and overnight visit
b) for a party or a brief call
This includes preparing a room and receiving and introducing people.
3) Imagine you are organizing a party for one of the following age groups: young children, or young people of your own age, or retired people.
Make: 
a) A plan for the party
b) A menu
c) An invitation.
Be prepared to discuss these plans with our tester and explain how you propose to arrange the rooms, where your guests will leave outdoor clothes, the toilet facilities, etc.
4) take to the test: 
a) A thank you letter with a correctly addressed envelope.
b) A parcel to show how you would wrap up a small present attractively.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Hostess Badge

1) On your own entertain the tester or someone chosen by her at a suitable event, e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a Guide function.  You  must lay either a table or a tray and serve her with refreshments.
2) Know the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest:
a) For and overnight visit
b) for a party or a brief call
This includes preparing a room and receiving and introducing people.
3) Imagine you are organizing a party for one of the following age groups: young children, or young people of your own age, or retired people.
Make: 
a) A plan for the party
b) A menu
c) An invitation.
Be prepared to discuss these plans with the tester and explain how you propose to arrange the rooms where your guests will leave outdoor clothes, the toilet facilities, etc.
4) take to the test: 
a) A thank you letter with a correctly addressed envelope.
b) A parcel to show how you would wrap up a small present attractively.

1987 Guide Badge Book - Hostess Badge


1) On your own entertain the tester or someone chosen by her at a suitable event, e.g. morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party or a Guide function.  You must lay either a table or a tray and serve her with refreshments.

2) Know the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest:

a) For an overnight visit.

b) For a party or brief call.

This includes preparing a room and receiving and introducing people.

3) Imagine you are organising a party for one of the following age groups - young children or young people of your own age or retired people.  Make:

a) A plan for the party.

b) A menu.

c) An invitation.

Be prepared to discuss these plans with the tester and explain how you propose to arrange the rooms where the guests will leave outdoor clothes, the toilet facilities, etc.

4) Take to the test: 

a) A thank-you letter with a correctly-addressed envelope.

b) A parcel to show how you would wrap up a small present attractively.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Hostess Badge


1) On your own, entertain the tester or someone chosen by her at a suitable event - this could be morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party or a Guide function.  Lay either a table or a tray and serve her with refreshments.  Be responsible for clearing away afterwards.

2) Know how to look after and entertain a guest on an overnight visit and at a party or on a brief call.  You should know how to prepare a room and how to receive and introduce people.

3) Imagine you are organizing a party for one of the following age groups: young children, people your own age or retired people.  Make a plan for the party, an invitation and a menu.  Discuss your plans for the party with the tester, explaining:

a) how you will arrange the rooms

b) where the guests will leave their outdoor clothes

c) the toilet facilities and so on.

4) Take to the test:

a) a thank-you letter with a correctly addressed envelope

b) a parcel to show how you would wrap up a small present attractively.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Hostess Badge

1) On your own, entertain the tester or someone chosen by her at a suitable event - this could be morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party or a Guide function.  Lay either a table or a tray and serve her with refreshments.  Be responsible for clearing away afterwards.
2) Know how to look after and entertain a guest on an overnight visit and at a party or on a brief call.  You should know how to prepare a room and how to receive and introduce people.
3) Imagine you are organising a party for one of the following age groups: young children, people your own age or retired people.  Make a plan for the party, an invitation and a menu.  Discuss your plans for the party with the tester, explaining:
a) how you will arrange the rooms
b) where the guests will leave their outdoor clothes
c) the toilet facilities and so on.
4) Take to the test:
a) a thank-you letter with a correctly addressed envelope
b) a parcel to show how you would wrap up a small present attractively.
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