Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1938 POR - Keep Fit Badge


The work set for this badge is the same for over and under 16, but a more advanced knowledge and standard of work should be expected from the over 16, especially for clause 4.

1) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to stand, walk, run and sit well, knowing the reason why this is important.

2) Be able to perform a table of easy "Keep-Fit" Free Standing exercises (based on Scandinavian systems - either Swedish, Finnish or Danish) with or without music accompaniment.

3) Be able to skip stationary, and forwards and backwards, and also be able to perform four of the following steps in good style:

a) One plain skip and one with crossed arms alternately.

b) Pas-de-basque.

c) Skipping with feet opening and knee raising continuously and changing feet.

d) Tap step.

e) Six double turns of the rope consecutively.

f) Skipping with knee raising forward and backwards.  (See Simple Skipping Steps, by D. C. Clark, 1/-).

4) Have an elementary knowledge of respiration, circulation and digestion, and know the effect of exercise on these.

1939 POR - Keep Fit Badge


The work set for this badge is the same for over and under 16, but a more advanced knowledge and standard of work should be expected from the over 16, especially for clause 4.

1) Have an easy, upright carriage and be able to stand, walk, run and sit well, knowing the reason why this is important.

2) Perform a table of easy "Keep-Fit" Free Standing exercises (based on Scandinavian systems - either Swedish, Finnish or Danish) with or without music accompaniment.

3) Skip stationary, and forwards and backwards, and also be able to perform four of the following steps in good style:

a) One plain skip and one with crossed arms alternately.

b) Pas-de-basque.

c) Skipping with feet opening and knee raising continuously and changing feet.

d) Tap step.

e) Six double turns of the rope consecutively.

f) Skipping with knee raising forward and backwards.  (See Simple Skipping Steps, by D. C. Clark, 1/-).

4) Have an elementary knowledge of respiration, circulation and digestion, and know the effect of exercise on these.

1943 POR - Keep-Fit Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and stand, walk, run and sit well knowing the reason why this is important.

2) Perform a table of easy "Keep-Fit" Free Standing exercises (based on Scandinavian systems, either Swedish, Finnish or Danish) with or without music accompaniment.

3) Skip stationary, and forwards and backwards, and also perform four of the following steps in good style: 

a) One plain skip and one with crossed arms alternatively.

b) Pas-de-basque.

c) Skipping with feet pointing and knee raising, continuously - changing feet.

d) Tap step.

e) Six double turns of the rope consecutively.

f) Skipping with knee raising forwards and backwards.

4) Have an elementary knowledge of respiration, circulation and digestion, and know the effect of exercise on these.

1947 POR - Keep-Fit Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and stand, walk, run and sit well knowing the reason why this is important.

2) Perform a table of easy "Keep-Fit" Free Standing exercises (based on Scandinavian systems, either Swedish, Finnish or Danish) with or without music accompaniment.

3) Skip stationary, and forwards and backwards, and also perform four of the following steps in good style: 

a) One plain skip and one with crossed arms alternatively.

b) Pas-de-basque.

c) Skipping with feet pointing and knee raising, continuously - changing feet.

d) Tap step.

e) Six double turns of the rope consecutively.

f) Skipping with knee raising forwards and backwards.

4) Have an elementary knowledge of respiration, circulation and digestion, and know the effect of exercise on these.

1950 POR - Keep-Fit Badge


1) Have an easy, upright carriage and stand, walk, run and sit well knowing the reason why this is important.

2) Perform a table of easy "Keep-Fit" Free Standing exercises (based on Scandinavian systems, either Swedish, Finnish or Danish) with or without music accompaniment.

3) Skip stationary, and forwards and backwards, and also perform four of the following steps in good style: 

a) One plain skip and one with crossed arms alternatively.

b) Pas-de-basque.

c) Skipping with feet pointing and knee raising, continuously - changing feet.

d) Tap step.

e) Six double turns of the rope consecutively.

f) Skipping with knee raising forwards and backwards.

4) Have an elementary knowledge of respiration, circulation and digestion, and know the effect of exercise on these.

1953 POR - Keep-Fit Badge


1) Perform a sequence of movements in own time without music, including:

a) Activity variation - running, leaping, walking, skipping.

b) Big swinging body movement.

c) Balance, including extension of the whole body.

d) A slow sustained body movement, with a twist or side bend.

Have an elementary knowledge of how the body works, the effect of exercise and the purpose of each movement chosen for the test.

2) Skipping - perform the following steps: 

a) Plain skipping, step and hop, pas de basque, running.

b) A sequence of steps including rope-swinging and at least two of the steps in a).

Exercises may be performed with or without music.  Points will be given for good style, i.e. easy poise, precise footwork and rope control.

1957 POR - Keep-Fit Badge


1) Perform a sequence of movements in own time without or without music, to show:

a) Activity variation - running, leaping, walking, skipping.

b) Big swinging body movement.

c) Balance, including extension of the whole body.

d) A slow sustained body movement, with a twist or side bend.

2) Have an elementary knowledge of how the body works, the effect of exercise, and the purpose of each movement performed in part 1.

3) Skipping - perform, with or without music, the following: 

a) Plain skipping, step and hop, pas de basque, running.

b) A sequence of steps including rope-swinging and at least two of the steps in a).

The test is to be judged on style, rhythm, accuracy, and easy poise.

1960 POR - Keep-Fit Badge


1) Perform a sequence of movements in own time without or without music, to show:

a) Activity variation - running, leaping, walking, skipping.

b) Big swinging body movement.

c) Balance, including extension of the whole body.

d) A slow sustained body movement, with a twist or side bend.

2) Have an elementary knowledge of how the body works, the effect of exercise, and the purpose of each movement performed in part 1.

3) Skipping - perform, with or without music, the following: 

a) Plain skipping, step and hop, pas de basque, running.

b) A sequence of steps including rope-swinging and at least two of the steps in a).

The test is to be judged on style, rhythm, accuracy, and easy poise.

1961 (July) POR - Keep-Fit Badge


1) Perform a sequence of movements in own time without or without music, to show:

a) Activity variation - running, leaping, walking, skipping.

b) Big swinging body movement.

c) Balance, including extension of the whole body.

d) A slow sustained body movement, with a twist or side bend.

2) Have an elementary knowledge of how the body works, the effect of exercise, and the purpose of each movement performed in clause 1.

3) Skipping - perform, with or without music, the following: 

a) Plain skipping, step and hop, pas de basque, running.

b) A sequence of steps including rope-swinging and at least two of the steps in a).

The test is to be judged on style, rhythm, accuracy, and easy poise.

1963 (February) POR Amendments - Keep Fit Badge


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