Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1921 POR - Jester Badge

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument, and be able to play the Brownie "Cry."
2) Be able to dance a country dance, skip two fancy steps, and make up a fairy dance to music played at examination.
3) Be able to recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.
4) Sing the Brownie Song and a child's action song to accompaniment; and "God Save The King" without accompaniment.
5) Sing a made-up tune to any poem chosen by herself.

1924 POR - Jester Badge


1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument, and be able to play the Brownie "Cry."
2) Be able to dance a country dance, skip two fancy steps, and make up a fairy dance to music played at examination.
3) Be able to recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.
4) Sing the Brownie Song and a child's action song to accompaniment; and "God Save The King" without accompaniment.
5) Sing a made-up tune to any poem chosen by herself.

1930 POR - Jester Badge


Must be able to do three of the following: 

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument, and be able to play the Brownie "Cry".

2) Be able to skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music played at examination.

3\) Be able to recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme with actions to accompaniment; and "God Save the King" without accompaniment.

1931 POR - Jester Badge


Must be able to do three of the following: 

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument, and be able to play the Brownie "Cry".

2) Be able to skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music played at examination.

3) Be able to recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme with actions to accompaniment; and "God Save the King" without accompaniment.

1932 POR - Jester Badge


Be able to do three of the following: 

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument, and be able to play the Brownie "Cry".

2) Be able to skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music played at examination.

3) Be able to recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme with actions to accompaniment; and "God Save the King" without accompaniment.

1935 POR - Jester Badge


Be able to do three of the following: 

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument

2) Be able to skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music played at examination.

3\) Be able to recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme with actions to accompaniment; and "God Save the King" without accompaniment.

1938 POR - Jester Badge


Be able to do three of the following: 

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument

2) Be able to skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music played at examination.

3) Be able to recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme or folk song, with actions, to accompaniment; and "God Save the King" without accompaniment.

1939 POR - Jester Badge


Do three of the following: 

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument

2) Skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music played at examination.

3) Recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme or folk song, with actions, to accompaniment; and "God Save the King" without accompaniment.

1943 POR - Jester Badge


Do three of the following:

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument.

2) Skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music payed at examination.

3) Recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme or folk song, with actions, to accompaniment; and "God Save the King" without accompaniment.

1947 POR - Jester Badge


Do three of the following: 

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument.

2) Skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music played at examination.

3) Recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme or folk song, with actions, to accompaniment.

1950 POR - Jester Badge


Do three of the following: 

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument.

2) Skip two fancy steps, and make up a dance to music played at examination.

3) Recite a child's poem; dress up and act part of a well-known story or historical event.

4) Sing the Brownie Song and a nursery rhyme or folk song, with actions, to accompaniment.

1953 POR - Jester Badge


Do three of the following:

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a proper musical instrument.

2) Recite a poem of not less than two minutes' duration.

3) Dress up and act part of well-known story or historical event.

4) Make up a dance to music played at examination.

5) Sing a nursery rhyme or national song to accompaniment.

6) Perform an action song or folk song with actions, either with or without accompaniment.

7) Dance any national dance.

1957 POR - Jester Badge


Pass three of the following clauses:

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a recognised musical instrument.

2) Recite a poem of not less than two minutes' duration.

3) Dress up and act part of well-known story or historical event.

4) Make up a dance to music played at the test.

5) Sing a nursery rhyme or national song to accompaniment.

6) Perform an action song or folk song with actions, either with or without accompaniment.

7) Dance a national dance.

1960 POR - Jester Badge


Pass three of the following clauses:

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a recognised musical instrument.

2) Recite a poem of not less than two minutes' duration.

3) Dress up and act part of well-known story or historical event.

4) Make up a dance to music played at the test.

5) Sing a nursery rhyme or national song to accompaniment.

6) Perform an action song or folk song with actions, either with or without accompaniment.

7) Dance a national dance.

1961 (July) POR - Jester Badge

Pass three of the following clauses:

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a recognised musical instrument.

2) Recite a poem of not less than one and a half minutes' duration.

3) Dress up and act part of well-known story or historical event.

4) Make up a dance to music played at the test.

5) Sing a nursery rhyme or national song to accompaniment.

6) Perform an action song or folk song with actions, either with or without accompaniment.

7) Dance a national dance.


1964 (March) POR - Jester Badge

Pass three of the following clauses:

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a recognised musical instrument.

2) Recite a poem of not less than one and a half minutes' duration.

3) Dress up and act part of well-known story or historical event.

4) Make up a dance to music played at the test.

5) Sing a nursery rhyme or national song to accompaniment.

6) Perform an action song or folk song with actions, either with or without accompaniment.

7) Dance a national dance.

1965 (July) POR - Jester Badge

Pass three of the following clauses:

1) Play a simple piece of music correctly on a recognised musical instrument.

2) Recite a poem of not less than one and a half minutes' duration.

3) Dress up and act part of well-known story or historical event.

4) Make up a dance to music played at the test.

5) Sing a nursery rhyme or national song to accompaniment.

6) Perform an action song or folk song with actions, either with or without accompaniment.

7) Dance a national dance.

1973 Brownie Handbook - Jester Badge


1) Entertain an audience, in three of the following ways:

a) Recite a poem.  Your choice of poem will be taken into account.

b) Dress up and act or mime, or use puppets, to illustrate a well known story or an event from history.

c) Make up a dance to a piece of music.

d) Sing with or without accompaniment.

e) Dance a national dance.

1980 Brownie Handbook - Jester Badge


Either alone or with a few other Brownies entertain an audience in three of the following ways:

a) Recite a poem.  Your choice of poem will be taken into account.

b) Dress up and act, or mime, or use puppets, to illustrate a well-known story or an event from history.

c) Make up a dance to a piece of music.

d) Sing with or without accompaniment.

e) Dance a national dance.

f) Play a piece on a musical instrument.

1983 Brownie Handbook - Jester Badge

Either alone or with a few other Brownies entertain an audience in three of the following ways:
a) Recite a poem or tell a short story.
b) Act, mime or use puppets to tell a story or an event from history.
c) Dance a national dance or make up a dance to a piece of music.
d) Sing with or without accompaniment.
e) Play a piece on a musical instrument.
f) Perform an item of your own choice, such as juggling, conjuring.
Note: you must do at least one thing alone.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Jester Badge


Either alone or with a few other Brownies entertain an audience in three of the following ways:

a) Recite a poem or tell a short story.

b) Act, mime or use puppets to tell a story or an event from history.

c) Dance a national dance or make up a dance to a piece of music.

d) Sing, with or without accompaniment.

e) Play a piece on a musical instrument.

f) Perform an item of your own choice, such as juggling, conjuring.

N.B. You must do at least one thing alone.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Jester Badge

Either alone or with a few other Brownies entertain an audience in three of the following ways:
a) Recite a poem or tell a short story.
b) Act, mime or use puppets to tell a story or an event from history.
c) Dance a national dance or make up a dance to a piece of music.
d) Sing with or without accompaniment.
e) Play a piece on a musical instrument.
f) Perform an item of your own choice, such as juggling, conjuring.
N.B. You must do at least one thing alone.

1991 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Jester Badge


Choose three of the following ways to entertain an audience.  You can do this badge on your own or with a few other Brownies.

These are the things you can do:

a) recite a poem or tell a short story.

b) act, mime or use puppets to tell a story or an event from history.

c) dance a national dance or make up a dance to a piece of music.

d) sing with or without accompaniment.

e) play a piece on a musical instrument.

f) perform an item of your own choice.  This could be juggling, conjuring or something else.

Note: You must do at least one thing on your own.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Jester Badge


Choose three of the following ways to entertain an audience.  You can do this badge on your own or with a few other Brownies.

These are the things you can do:

a) recite a poem or tell a short story.

b) act, mime or use puppets to tell a story or an event from history.

c) dance a national dance or make up a dance to a piece of music.

d) Sing with or without accompaniment.

e) play a piece on a musical instrument

f) perform an item of your own choice.  This could be juggling, conjuring or something else.

Note: You must do at least one thing on your own.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Jester Badge

Choose three of the following ways to entertain an audience:
* Recite a poem or tell a short story.
* Act, mime or use puppets to tell a story of an event from history.
* Dance a national dance or make up a dance to a piece of music.
* Sing with our without accompaniment.
* Play a piece on a musical instrument.
* Perform an item of your own choice..  This could be juggling, conjuring or something else.
You can do this badge with a small group of other Brownies, but at least one of the three items must be performed on your own.
2009 Brownie Badge Book - Entertainer Badge

1) Choose and plan an entertainment doing three of the following.
* Recite a poem or tell a short story.
* Act, mime or use puppets to tell the story of an historical event.
* Perform a national dance or create your own dance to music.
* Sing with or without accompaniment.
* Play a piece on a musical instrument.
* Perform a piece on a musical instrument.
* Perform a short magic show.
* Act as compere for a show put on  by other Brownies who are working for their Entertainer badge.
2) Do both of the following.
* Rehearse for your show.  Plan make-up, costume and lighting.
* Make up a programme for the event.
3) Entertain an audience and clear up afterwards.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Entertainer Badge

1) Choose and plan an entertainment doing three of the following:
* Recite a poem or tell a short story
* Act, mime or use puppets to tell the story of an historical event
* Perform a national dance or create your own dance to music
* Sing with or without accompaniment
* Play a piece on a musical instrument
* Perform a short magic show
* Act as compere for a show put on by other Brownies who are working for their Entertainer badge
2) Do both of the following:
* Rehearse for your show.  Plan make-up, costume and lighting.
* Make a programme for the event.
3) Entertain an audience and clear up afterwards.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Entertainer Badge

1) Choose and plan an entertainment that includes three of the following:
* Acting, miming or using puppets to tell a story
* A comedy sketch
* A gang show
* A pantomime or play
* A magic show
* Dance
* A compere or narrator for the show
2) Plan and rehearse for your show and help with costume, props, make-up or lighting.  Create a programme, poster or tickets for the event.
3) Perform to an audience and clear up afterwards.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Entertainer Badge


1 Choose and plan an entertainment that includes three of the following:

  • acting, miming or using puppets to tell a story
  • a comedy sketch
  • a gang show
  • a pantomime or play
  • a magic show
  • dance
  • a compère or narrator for the show.

2 Plan and rehearse for your show and help with costume, props, make-up or lighting. Create a programme, poster or tickets for the event.

3. Perform to an audience and clear up afterwards.

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