Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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

1) A Guide must have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horseshoe, chaff cutter.
2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.
3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance; or be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.
4) Have fed two pigs or two calves, or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; or have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres), and be able to explain how it is done.

1921 POR - Landworker Badge


1) Have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horse-hoe, chaff cutter.

2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.

3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance; or be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.

4) Have fed two pigs or two calves or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; or have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres) and be able to explain how it is done.

1924 POR - Landworker Badge


1) Have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horse-hoe, chaff cutter.

2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.

3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance;

OR

Be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.

4) Have fed two pigs or two calves or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; 

OR

Have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres) and be able to explain how it is done.

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

1) A Guide must have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horseshoe, chaff cutter.
2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.
3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance; or be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.
4) Have fed two pigs or two calves, or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; or have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres), and be able to explain how it is done.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Landworker's Badge

1) A Guide must have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horseshoe, chaff cutter.

2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.

3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance; or be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.

4) Have fed two pigs or two calves, or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; or have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres), and be able to explain how it is done.

1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Landworker


1) A Guide must have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horseshoe, chaff cutter.

2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.

3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance; or be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.

4) Have fed two pigs or two calves, or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; or have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres), and be able to explain how it is done.

1930 POR - Landworker Badge


1) Have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horse-hoe, chaff cutter.

2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.

3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance;

OR

Be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.

4) Have fed two pigs or two calves or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; 

OR

Have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres) and be able to explain how it is done.

1931 POR - Landworker Badge


1) Have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horse-hoe, chaff cutter.

2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.

3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance;

OR

Be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.

4) Have fed two pigs or two calves or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; 

OR

Have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres) and be able to explain how it is done.

1932 POR - Landworker Badge


1) Have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cutter, horse-hoe, chaff cutter.

2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony.

3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance;

or

Be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.

4) Have fed two pigs or two calves or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; 

or

Have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres) and be able to explain how it is done.

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

1) Have seen four of the following implements in use and be able to explain their purpose: Plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, hay or corn cuter, horse-hoe, chaff cutter.
2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse of pony.
3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance; or be able to single root crops and plant seed potatoes.
4) Have fed two pigs or two calves or a pony for a week, and understand how to keep them clean; or have helped to make a field of hay (not less than two acres), and be able to explain how it is done.

1935 POR - Farmworker Badge


1) Know the part the following implements play in cultivation or process.  Have seen at least four of them in use and be able to explain their construction: plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, seed drill, hay or corn cutter, horse-hoe.

2) Be able to harness and lead a quiet horse or pony and have some knowledge of the care required for its general well-being.

3) Be able to harrow (bush or light chain) a grass field (about 2 acres) without assistance; or

Be able to single root cops and plant seed potatoes; or

Have helped to make a field of hay (not less than 2 acres) and be able to explain how it is done.

4) Have fed two pigs or two calves or a pony or goats or any sheep for not less than a week, and understand how to keep them clean.

5) Be able to recognize and give a short account of the usual breeds of catle, or pigs, or sheep found in her district (not more than three of whichever class chosen)

or

Be able to give a short account of the general system of farming in any district with which she is familiar.

1938 POR - Farmworker Badge


1) Be able to milk easily, cleanly and thoroughly.

2) Have fed two calves on milk, or milk substitute, for not less than a week, and understand how to keep them clean, 

or

Have fed two pigs, a pony, goats or sheep and kept clean for not less than a week.

3) Know the breeds of cattle, sheep or pigs native to her district; be able to describe their appearance and know for which special purposes they are used, i.e. milk or beef, mutton or wool, pork or bacon;

or

Know the system and purpose of arable farming in her district.

4) Know the part the following implements play in farm work: plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse rake, hay rake.

1939 POR - Farmworker Badge


1) Milk easily, cleanly and thoroughly.

2) Have fed two calves on milk, or milk substitute, for not less than a week, and understand how to keep them clean, 

or

Have fed two pigs, a pony, goats or sheep and kept clean for not less than a week.

3) Know the breeds of cattle, sheep or pigs native to her district; be able to describe their appearance and know for which special purposes they are used, i.e. milk or beef, mutton or wool, pork or bacon;

or

Know the system and purpose of arable farming in her district.

4) Know the part the following implements play in farm work: plough, harrows, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse rake, hay fork, hay rake.

1943 POR - Landgirl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato picking, etc.

2) Look after feed, clean, etc., regularly for a month, calves, pigs, a goat, or a stabled pony.

3) Know something of two breeds of cattle, pigs or sheep, and one breed of horse in her area, and their special uses.

4) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district and describe a farming year; or

Be able to show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district and describe a farming year.

5) Know the part played by six of the following implements in farm work; plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1947 POR - Land-Girl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato picking, etc.

2) Look after feed, clean, etc., regularly for a month, calves, pigs, a goat, or a stabled pony.

3) Know something of two breeds of cattle, pigs or sheep, and one breed of horse in her area, and their special uses.

4) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district and describe a farming year; or

Be able to show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district and describe a farming year.

5) Know the part played by six of the following implements in farm work; plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1950 POR - Land-Girl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato picking, etc.

2) Look after feed, clean, etc., regularly for a month, calves, pigs, a goat, or a stabled pony.

3) Know something of two breeds of cattle, pigs or sheep, and one breed of horse in her area, and their special uses.

4) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district and describe a farming year; or

Be able to show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district and describe a farming year.

5) Know the part played by six of the following implements in farm work; plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1953 POR - Land-Girl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato picking, etc.

2) Look after feed, clean, etc., regularly for a month, calves, pigs, a goat, or a stabled pony.

3) Know something of two breeds of cattle, pigs or sheep, and one breed of horse in her area, and their special uses.

4) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district and describe a farming year; or

Be able to show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district and describe a farming year.

5) Know the part played by six of the following implements in farm work; plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1957 POR - Land-Girl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato lifting, etc.

2) Look after feed, and keep clean, regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, goat, stabled pony.

3) Show some knowledge, including their special uses, of two breeds (preferably local) of pig; or sheep; or cattle; and one breed of horse.

4) a) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district; describe a farming year; or

b) Show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district; describe a farming year.

5) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1960 POR - Land-Girl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato lifting, etc.

2) Look after, feed, and keep clean, regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, goat, stabled pony.

3) Show some knowledge, including their special uses, of two breeds (preferably local) of pig; or sheep; or cattle; and one breed of horse.

4) a) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district; describe a farming year; or

b) Show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district; describe a farming year.

5) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1961 (July) POR - Land-Girl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato lifting, etc.

2) Look after, feed, and keep clean, regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, goat, stabled pony.

3) Show some knowledge, including their special uses, of two breeds (preferably local) of pig; or sheep; or cattle; and one breed of horse.

4) a) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district; describe a farming year; or

b) Show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district; describe a farming year.

5) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1964 (March) POR - Land-Girl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato lifting, etc.

2) Look after, feed, and keep clean, regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, goat, stabled pony.

3) Show some knowledge, including their special uses, of two breeds (preferably local) of pig; or sheep; or cattle; and one breed of horse.

4) a) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district; describe a farming year; or

b) Show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district; describe a farming year.

5) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1965 (July) POR - Land-Girl Badge


1) Have assisted in some form of land work for at least eight days, not necessarily consecutive, e.g. haymaking, harvesting, threshing, potato lifting, etc.

2) Look after, feed, and keep clean, regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, goat, stabled pony.

3) Show some knowledge, including their special uses, of two breeds (preferably local) of pig; or sheep; or cattle; and one breed of horse.

4) a) Show knowledge of the arable cropping of her district; describe a farming year; or

b) Show knowledge of the crop or animal husbandry of her district; describe a farming year.

5) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge roller, flat roller, seed-drill, manure distributor, horse-hoe, reaper and binder, mowing machine, tedder or swathe turner, horse-rake, hay-fork, hay-rake.

1968 Guide Handbook - Farmer Badge


1) Have spent at least eight days on a farm, not necessarily consecutively, helping as much as possible, and watching and learning in detail how one of the following is done:

a) Drilling or planting, and the necessary cultivation and manuring of corn, or potatoes, or sugar beet.

b) Harvesting of corn, or potatoes, or sugar beet.

c) Hay-making.

d) Silage-making.

or

Have helped in cowshed or dairy for at least eight consecutive milkings.

2) Look after, feed, and keep clean regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, a goat, a stabled pony, a pet lamb.

3) Show some knowledge, including their special uses, of two breeds (preferably local) of pigs; or sheep; or cattle.

4) Have a fair knowledge of the different types of farming practiced in your district, and describe the yearly sequence of one of these.

5) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge or ring roller, combine drill, combine harvester, forage harvester, mowing machine, swathe turner, baler, fertilizer distributor.

1973 Guide Handbook - Farmer Badge


1) Have spent at least eight days on a farm, not necessarily consecutively, helping as much as possible, and watching and learning in detail how one of the following is done:

a) Drilling or planting, and the necessary cultivation and manuring of corn, or potatoes, or sugar beet.

b) Harvesting of corn, or potatoes, or sugar beet.

c) Hay-making.

d) Silage-making.

or

Have helped in cowshed or dairy for at least eight consecutive milkings.

2) Look after, feed, and keep clean regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, a goat, a stabled pony, a pet lamb.

3) Show some knowledge, including their special uses, of two breeds (preferably local) of pigs; or sheep; or cattle.

4) Have a fair knowledge of the different types of farming practiced in your district, and describe the yearly sequence of one of these.

5) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge or ring roller, combine drill, combine harvester, forage harvester, mowing machine, swathe turner, baler, fertilizer distributor.

1978 Guide Handbook - Farmer Badge


1) Have spent at least eight days on a farm, not necessarily consecutively, helping as much as possible, and watching and learning in detail how one of the following is done:

a) Drilling or planting, and the necessary cultivation and manuring of corn, or potatoes, or sugar beet.

b) Harvesting of corn, or potatoes, or sugar beet.

c) Hay-making.

d) Silage-making.

or

Have helped in cowshed or dairy for at least eight consecutive milkings.

2) Look after, feed, and keep clean regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, a goat, a stabled pony, a pet lamb.

3) Show some knowledge, including their special uses, of two breeds (preferably local) of pigs; or sheep; or cattle.

4) Have a fair knowledge of the different types of farming practiced in your district, and describe the yearly sequence of one of these.

5) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge or ring roller, combine drill, combine harvester, forage harvester, mowing machine, swathe turner, baler, fertiliser distributor.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Farmer Badge


Bring a letter from your parents, a farmer or other responsible person with whom you have worked, to show your interest in the subject.

Any one section must be completed to qualify.

You may gain and wear another Farmer badge, later on, if you complete a further section.


Farmworker

1) a) Have spent at least eight days on a farm, not necessarily consecutively, helping as much as possible, and watching and learning in detail how one of the following is done:

I) Drilling or planting, and the necessary cultivation and manuring of corn, or potatoes, or sugar-beet.

ii) Harvesting of corn, or potatoes, or sugar-beet.

iii) Hay-making.

iv) Silage-making.

or

b) Have helped in cowshed or dairy for at least eight consecutive milkings.

2) Look after, feed and keep clean regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, a goat, a stabled pony, a pet lamb.

3) Have a fair knowledge of the different types of farming practiced in your district, and describe the yearly sequence of one of these.

4) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge or ring roller, combine drill, combine harvester, forage harvester, mowing machine, swathe turner, baler, fertiliser distributor.


Dairy

1) Prepare a cow or goat for milking and demonstrate your ability to milk by hand or machine as appropriate.  The preparation should include the washing and drying of the teats and udder and the drawing of foremilk into a suitable container.  Have a basic knowledge of feeding and foodstuff, including the different types of food fed for maintenance and production.

2) Be able to put the milk through the correct treatment in the farm dairy (filter and cooling equipment).  (Bulk tanks are acceptable for this.)

3) Have a basic knowledge of the action of a milking machine, e.g. vacuum, pulsation.

4) Wash and sterilize all the equipment.

5) Know the reasons for sterilisation and cleaning.

6) Have helped regularly for at least four weeks with a dairy routine in cowshed or parlour, or with goats.  Have kept suitable records during that time, e.g. decline in milk yield through drying off; effect of any illness or stress; increase of milk yield after calving or kidding.


Rabbit Keeper

1) Keep rabbits for one year; rear a litter and keep records of breeding, food and weights.  Know the right way to handle rabbits.

2) Recognise the difference between Fur, Fancy, and Utility breeds; know their uses.

3) Describe common rabbit ailments (e.g. scours, cold in the eye, and pot belly); understand their prevention and cure.

4) Write diet sheets for one rabbit during summer and winter and recognise common plants suitable and unsuitable for feeding to rabbits.

The test should be spread over six months to enable the tester to inspect the rabbits and their accommodation from time to time.


Poultry Keeper

1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.

If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen, or set up a brooder and rear chicks or ducklings or turkeys.

3) Know the difference between light hybrids and medium hybrids.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why poultry houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the elements of feeding of poultry and the use of simple drugs to prevent disease.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Clean out and disinfect the inside and creosote the outside of a poultry-house.

b) Help to build a fowl-house.

c) Make a hen-coop or run.

d) Pluck and dress a bird for table.

The test should be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.


Bee-keeper

1) Understand why protective clothing is necessary and how to deal with bee stings.

2) Be responsible, or work closely with the person responsible, for keeping a hive of bees from March to October and for keeping a record of the work done.

3) Demonstrate your ability to open up a hive of bees.

4) Identify the queen, drone and worker bees and their cells.

5) Assemble a frame and insert foundation.

6) Know the signs that bees are preparing to swarm and what action to take.

7) Understand the principle of honey storage in the hive, and the use of queen excluder and supers.

8) Help with the extraction of honey and make up syrup for autumn feeding.

9) Know the elementary principle of pollination and the collection of pollen by honey bees, and from your own observation name the flowers most frequently visited by the bees you are tending.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Farmer Badge

(Covers the former Dairymaid, Poultry-Farmer, Farmer, Rabbit- and Bee-keeper Badges)


Bring a letter from your parents, a farmer or other responsible person with whom you have worked, to show your interest in the subject.

Any one section must be completed to qualify.

You may gain and wear another Farmer badge, later on, if you complete a further section.


Farmworker

1) a) Have spent at least eight days on a farm, not necessarily consecutively, helping as much as possible, and watching and learning in detail how one of the following is done:

I) Drilling or planting, and the necessary cultivation and manuring of corn, or potatoes, or sugar-beet.

ii) Harvesting of corn, or potatoes, or sugar-beet.

iii) Hay-making.

iv) Silage-making.

or

b) Have helped in cowshed or dairy for at least eight consecutive milkings.

2) Look after, feed and keep clean regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, a goat, a stabled pony, a pet lamb.

3) Have a fair knowledge of the different types of farming practiced in your district, and describe the yearly sequence of one of these.

4) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge or ring roller, combine drill, combine harvester, forage harvester, mowing machine, swathe turner, baler, fertiliser distributor.


Dairy

1) Prepare a cow or goat for milking and demonstrate your ability to milk by hand or machine as appropriate.  The preparation should include the washing and drying of the teats and udder and the drawing of foremilk into a suitable container.  Have a basic knowledge of feeding and foodstuff, including the different types of food fed for maintenance and production.

2) Be able to put the milk through the correct treatment in the farm dairy (filter and cooling equipment).  (Bulk tanks are acceptable for this.)

3) Have a basic knowledge of the action of a milking machine, e.g. vacuum, pulsation.

4) Wash and sterilise all the equipment.

5) Know the reasons for sterilisation and cleaning.

6) Have helped regularly for at least four weeks with a dairy routine in cowshed or parlour, or with goats.  Have kept suitable records during that time, e.g. decline in milk yield through drying off; effect of any illness or stress; increase of milk yield after calving or kidding.


Rabbit Keeper

1) Keep rabbits for one year; rear a litter and keep records of breeding, food and weights.  Know the right way to handle rabbits.

2) Recognise the difference between Fur, Fancy, and Utility breeds; know their uses.

3) Describe common rabbit ailments (e.g. scours, cold in the eye, and pot belly); understand their prevention and cure.

4) Write diet sheets for one rabbit during summer and winter and recognise common plants suitable and unsuitable for feeding to rabbits.

The test should be spread over six months to enable the tester to inspect the rabbits and their accommodation from time to time.


Poultry Keeper

1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.

If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen, or set up a brooder and rear chicks or ducklings or turkeys.

3) Know the difference between light hybrids and medium hybrids.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why poultry houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the elements of feeding of poultry and the use of simple drugs to prevent disease.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Clean out and disinfect the inside and creosote the outside of a poultry-house.

b) Help to build a fowl-house.

c) Make a hen-coop or run.

d) Pluck and dress a bird for table.

The test should be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.


Bee-keeper

1) Understand why protective clothing is necessary and how to deal with bee stings.

2) Be responsible, or work closely with the person responsible, for keeping a hive of bees from March to October and for keeping a record of the work done.

3) Demonstrate your ability to open up a hive of bees.

4) Identify the queen, drone and worker bees and their cells.

5) Assemble a frame and insert foundation.

6) Know the signs that bees are preparing to swarm and what action to take.

7) Understand the principle of honey storage in the hive, and the use of queen excluder and supers.

8) Help with the extraction of honey and make up syrup for autumn feeding.

9) Know the elementary principle of pollination and the collection of pollen by honey bees, and from your own observation name the flowers most frequently visited by the bees you are tending.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Farmer Badge


Bring a letter from your parents, a farmer or other responsible person with whom you have worked, to show your interest in the subject.  This letter must certify your awareness of safety requirements when working or visiting a farm or other agricultural establishments.

Any one section must be completed to qualify.

You may gain and wear another Farmer badge, later on, if you complete a further section.


Farmworker

A Guide taking this section must be aware of the safe practice for each clause she undertakes.

1) a) Have spent at least eight days on a farm, not necessarily consecutively, helping as much as possible, and watching and learning in detail how one of the following is done:

I) Drilling or planting, and the necessary cultivation and manuring of corn, or potatoes, or sugar-beet.

ii) Harvesting of corn, or potatoes, or sugar-beet.

iii) Hay-making.

iv) Silage-making.

or

b) Have helped in cowshed or dairy for at least eight consecutive milkings.

2) Look after, feed and keep clean regularly for a month, one of the following: calves, pigs, a goat, a stabled pony, sheep (or comparable livestock).

3) Have a fair knowledge of the different types of farming practiced in your district, and describe the yearly sequence of one of these.

4) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge or ring roller, combine drill, combine harvester, forage harvester, mowing machine, swathe turner, baler, fertiliser distributor.


Dairy

A Guide taking this section must be aware of the safe practice for each clause she undertakes.

1) Prepare a cow or goat for milking and demonstrate your ability to milk by hand or machine as appropriate.  The preparation should include the washing and drying of the teats and udder and the drawing of foremilk into a suitable container.  Have a basic knowledge of feeding and foodstuff, including the different types of food fed for maintenance and production.

2) Be able to put the milk through the correct treatment in the farm dairy (filter and cooling equipment).  (Bulk tanks are acceptable for this.)

3) Have a basic knowledge of the action of a milking machine, e.g. vacuum, pulsation.

4) Wash and sterilize all the equipment.

5) Know the reasons for sterilisation and cleaning.

6) Have helped regularly for at least four weeks with a dairy routine in cowshed or parlour, or with goats.  Have kept suitable records during that time, e.g. decline in milk yield through drying off; effect of any illness or stress; increase of milk yield after calving or kidding.


Rabbit Keeper

A Guide taking this section must be aware of the safe practice for each clause she undertakes.

1) Keep rabbits for one year; rear a litter and keep records of breeding, food and weights.  Know the right way to handle rabbits.

2) Recognise the difference between Fur, Fancy, and Utility breeds; know their uses.

3) Describe common rabbit ailments (e.g. scours, cold in the eye, and pot belly); understand their prevention and cure.

4) Write diet sheets for one rabbit during summer and winter and recognise common plants suitable and unsuitable for feeding to rabbits.

The test should be spread over six months to enable the tester to inspect the rabbits and their accommodation from time to time.


Poultry Keeper

A Guide taking this section must be aware of the safe practice for each clause she undertakes.

1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.

If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen, or set up a brooder and rear chicks or ducklings or turkeys.

3) Know the difference between light hybrids and medium hybrids.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why poultry houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the elements of feeding of poultry and the use of simple drugs to prevent disease.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Clean out and disinfect the inside and creosote the outside of a poultry-house.

b) Help to build a fowl-house.

c) Make a hen-coop or run.

d) Pluck and dress a bird for the table.

The test should be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.


Bee-keeper

A Guide taking this section must be aware of the safe practice for each clause she undertakes.

1) Understand why protective clothing is necessary and how to deal with bee stings including possible allergic reaction.

2) Be responsible, or work closely with the person responsible, for keeping a hive of bees from March to October and for keeping a record of the work done.

3) Demonstrate your ability to open up a hive of bees.

4) Identify the queen, drone and worker bees and their cells.

5) Assemble a frame and insert foundation.

6) Know the signs that bees are preparing to swarm and what action to take.

7) Understand the principle of honey storage in the hive, and the use of queen excluder and supers.

8) Help with the extraction of honey and make up syrup for autumn feeding.

9) Know the elementary principle of pollination and the collection of pollen by honey bees, and from your own observation name the flowers most frequently visited by the bees you are tending.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Farmer Badge


This badge is divided into different Parts.  Choose the Part that you wish to do, and complete all the necessary clauses to gain your badge.

Later on, if you complete another Part, you may gain and wear another Farmer Badge.

Note: When you go to the test, you must take a letter from your parents, a farmer or other responsible person with whom you have worked, to show your interest in the subject.  The letter must state that you are aware of all the safety requirements when working on or visiting a farm or other agricultural establishment.

Farmworker

If you take this Part, you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.

1) spend at least eight days (not necessarily consecutively) on a farm helping as much as possible.  You must watch and learn in detail how one of the following is done:

a) drilling or planting, and the necessary cultivation and manuring of corn, potatoes or sugar beet.

b) Harvesting corn, potatoes or sugar beet

c) hay making

d) silage making

or

Help in a cowshed or dairy for eight or more consecutive milkings.

2) Look after, feed and keep clean regularly for a month one of the following: calves, pigs, a goat, a stabled pony, sheep (or comparable livestock).

3) Have a fairly good knowledge of the different types of farming practised in your district.  Describe the yearly sequence of one of these types.

4) Describe the function of six of the following farm implements: plough, harrow, Cambridge or ring roller, combine drill, combine harvester, forage harvester, mowing machine, swathe turner, baler, fertilizer distributor.

Dairy

If you take this part, you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.

1) Prepare a cow or goat for milking and demonstrate your ability to milk by hand or machine as appropriate.  The preparation should include washing and drying the teats and udder and drawing the foremilk into a suitable container.  Have a basic knowledge of feeding and foodstuffs, including the different types of food which are fed for maintenance and production.

2) Be able to put the milk through the correct treatment, using the filter and cooling equipment, in the farm dairy.  You may use bulk tanks if you wish.

3) Have a basic knowledge of the action of a milking machine, for example vacuum and pulsation.

4) Wash and sterilize all the equipment.

5) Know why you clean and sterilize.

6) Help regularly for four weeks or more with a dairy routine in a cowshed or parlour or with goats.  During this time, keep suitable records showing, for example, the decline in milk yield through drying off, the effect of any illness or stress or the increase of milk yield after calving or kidding.

Rabbit Keeper

If you take this part, you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.

1) Keep rabbits for one year.  Rear a litter and keep records showing their breeding, food and weights.  Know the right way to handle rabbits.

2) Recognise the difference between Fur, Fancy, and Utility breeds.  Know their uses.

3) Describe the common rabbit ailments such as scours, cold in the eye, and pot belly.  Understand how to prevent and cure them.

4) Write diet sheets for one rabbit during the summer and winter.  Recognise common plants which are suitable and those which are unsuitable for feeding to rabbits.

Your test should be spread over six months, so that the tester can inspect the rabbits and their accommodation from time to time.

Poultry Keeper

If you take this Part, you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.

1) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.  If possible there should be at least six laying hens, ducks or geese.  While you are looking after the poultry, keep a record of egg production and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen, or set up a brooder.  Rear chicks, ducklings or turkeys.

3) Know the difference between light hybrids and medium hybrids.

4) Understand why cleanliness is so important.  Know why poultry houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

Understand the elements of feeding poultry and the use of simple drugs to prevent disease.

5) Pass one of the following:

a) clean out and disinfect the inside of a poultry house.  Creosote the outside of it.

b) help to build a fowl house

c) make a hen coop or run

d) pluck and dress a bird for the table.

Your test should be spread over three months, so that the tester can inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.

Bee Keeper

If you take this Part, you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.

1) Understand why protective clothing is necessary when dealing with bees.  Know how to deal with bee stings, including what to do in case of a possible allergic reaction.

2) Be responsible, or work closely with the person responsible, for keeping a hive of bees from March to October.  Keep a record of the work you do.

3) Show that you can open up a hive of bees.

4) Identify the queen, drone and worker bees and their cells.

5) Assemble a frame and insert foundation.

6) Know the signs that indicate that the bees are preparing to swarm.  Know what action to take.

7) Understand the principles of honey storage in the hive.  Know the use of the queen excluder and supers.

8) Help with extracting honey and making up syrup for autumn feeding.

9) Know the basic principles of pollination and how pollen is collected by honey bees.  From your own observation, name the flowers most frequently visited by the bees you are tending.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Farmer Badge

When you go to the test, you must take a letter from your parents, a farmer or other responsible person with whom you have worked, to show your interest in the subject.  The letter must state that you are aware of all the safety requirements when working on or visiting a farm or other agricultural establishment.
Note: This badge is divided into different parts.  Choose the part that you wish to do and complete all the necessary clauses to gain your badge.  If you complete another part you may gain and wear another Farmer Badge.
Farm Worker
Please note the word 'farm' includes croft, market garden, smallholding, city farm or children's farm for the purposes of this badge.
1) Spend at least eight days (not necessarily consecutively) on a farm, helping as much as possible.  Keep a record of what you do.
2) For a further eight days (not necessarily consecutively or on the same farm), under the supervision of the farmer/stock keeper, assist in one of the following options:
Either
a) Look after, feed and keep clean one of the following: calves, pigs, a goat, a stabled pony, sheep or comparable livestock.
Or
b) Carry out work connected with the crop production of one of the following: cereals or grass, root crops including potatoes, soft or top fruit, hops, flowers or comparable crops.
3) Select a piece of equipment which was essential to the work you did in Clause 2; using the equipment itself or diagrams, photographs etc. show the tester how it is used, why it is essential to the job, and how it is maintained.
4) Discover what major types of farming are practiced in the United Kingdom and be able to plot hem on a map of the UK.  Be able to explain how the relief of the land and the amount of rainfall might influence the type of farming in an area.
Dairy
If you take this part, you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.
1) Prepare a cow or goat for milking and demonstrate your ability to milk by hand or machine, as appropriate.  The preparation should include the washing and drying the teats and udder and drawing the foremilk into a suitable container.  Have a basic knowledge of feeding and foodstuffs, including the different types of food which are fed for maintenance and production.
2) Be able to put the milk through the correct treatment, using the filter and cooling equipment in the farm dairy.  You may use bulk tanks if you wish.
3) Have a basic knowledge of the action of a milking machine, for example, vacuum and pulsation.
4) Wash and sterilise all the equipment.
5) Know why you clean and sterilise.
6) Help regularly for four weeks or more with a dairy routine in a cowshed or parlour or with goats.  During this time keep suitable records showing, for example, the decline in milk yield through drying off, the effect of any illness or stress or the increase of milk yield after calving or kidding.
Rabbit Keeper
If you take this part, you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.
Note: Your test should be spread over six months, so that the tester can inspect the rabbits and their accommodation from time to time.
1) Keep rabbits for one year.  Rear a litter and keep records showing their breeding, food and weights.  Know the right way to handle rabbits.
2) Recognise the difference between fur, fancy and utility breeds.  Know their uses.
3) Describe the common rabbit ailments such as scours, cold in the eye, and pot belly.  Understand how to prevent and cure them.
4) Write diet sheets for one rabbit during the summer and winter.  Recognise common plants which are suitable and those which are unsuitable for feeding rabbits.
Poultry Keeper
If you take this part you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.
Note: your test should be spread over three months so that the tester can inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.
1) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.  If possible there should be at least six laying hens, ducks or geese.  While you are looking after the poultry, keep a record of egg production and the cost of food and other items.
2) Set up a hen, or set up a brooder.  Rear chicks, ducklings or turkeys.
3) Know the difference between light hybrids and medium hybrids.
4) Understand why cleanliness is so important.  Know why poultry houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.
Understand the elements of feeding poultry and the use of simple drugs to prevent diseases.
5) Pass one of the following:
a) Clean out and disinfect the inside of a poultry house.  Creosote the outside of it.
b) Help to build a fowl house.
c) Make a hen coop or run.
d) Pluck and dress a bird for the table.
Bee Keeper
If you take this part you must be aware of the safe practice for every clause you do.
1) Understand why protective clothing is necessary when dealing with bees.  Know how to deal with bee stings, including what to do in case of an allergic reaction.
2) Be responsible, or work closely with the person responsible, for keeping a hive of bees from March to October.  Keep a record of the work you do.
3) Show that you can open up a hive of bees.
4) Identify the queen, drone and worker bees and their cells.
5) Assemble a frame and insert foundation.
6) Know the signs that indicate the bees are preparing to swarm.  Know what action to take.
7) Understand the principles of honey storage in the hive.  Now the use of the queen excluder and supers.
8) Help with extracting honey and making up syrup for autumn feeding.
9) Know the basic principles of pollination and how pollen is collected by honey bees.  From your own observation, name the flowers most frequently visited by the bees you are tending.
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