Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Lifesaver Badge Stage 1

Notes:
* If you hold the RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard 1 Star Core Award for Rescue and do Clause 5, you may have this badge.
* The tester can be any responsible person wither relevant, up-to-date knowledge and experience.
1) Know and understand the Water Safety Code.
2) Explain to the tester why a person making a water rescue should put her or his own safety first.
3) Explain to the tester why it is important to give clear instructions to a person whose life is in danger and how you would give a verbal rescue.
4) Demonstrate the following rescues using methods approved by the RLSS UK:
a) reaching with a rigid aid
b) reaching with an article of clothing
c) throwing a rope 3m
d) throwing a buoyancy aid 3m.
5) Explain to the tester how to summon the emergency services by telephone and when this should be done.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Knotter Badge Stage 2

Notes: 
* If you hold the RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard Two Star Award, you may have this badge.
* The tester should be either a teacher or examiner of lifesaving or an adult with a current RLSS UK Bronze Medallion or higher qualification.
1) Know and understand the Water Safety Code.
2) Discuss with the tester the dangers of inland and coastal waters.
3) Either:
Wearing a t-shirt and shorts or a skirt demonstrate the following personal survival skills:
a) a safe entry into unknown water
b) treading water for two minutes
c) holding the HELP position for two minutes using a life-jacket or buoyancy aid.
Or
Hold ASA Personal Survival 1.
4) Demonstrate (in water) the actions of the following casualties:
a) a non-swimmer
b) a weak swimmer
c) an injured swimmer.
5) Demonstrate the following rescues using methods approved by the RLSS UK:
a) Choose appropriate aids and carry out two land-based rescues of a conscious casualty, one being 2m from the water's edge and the other 6m.
b) Enter shallow water with a suitable aid and carry out a wading rescue - wade and reach or wade and throw as directed by the tester.  Assist the casualty from the water.
Explain to the tester the limitations and dangers of these rescues.
6) Explain the treatment for shock and the procedure for getting medical help.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Lifesaver Badge Stage 3

Notes: 
* If you hold the RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Three Star Award, you may have this badge.
* The tester should be a lifesaving teacher or examiner, or hold a current Award of Merit or higher qualification.
1) Do Clauses 1, 2 and 4 of Stage 2.
2) Either:
Wearing a long-sleeved shirt and a skirt or trousers demonstrate the following personal survival skills:
a) Two safe entries.  Explain to the tester when they should be used.
b) Treading water for two minutes, one minute waving for help and one minute with both arms in the water.
c) The HELP position.  Then, with at least two others, take up and hold the 'huddle' for two minutes, using life-jackets or buoyancy aids.
Or
Hold the ASA Personal Survival 2.
3) Demonstrate the following rescues using methods approved by the RLSS UK: 
a) Choose from a selection of aids and demonstrate a reaching or throwing rescue of a conscious casualty who may be anywhere between 2 and 8m from the edge of the water.  The tester will state the type of casualty.
b) Enter shallow water and demonstrate a wading rescue of a conscious casualty, using a suitable aid.  The tester will state they type of casualty.
c) Enter shallow water with a suitable aid and demonstrate a non-contact rescue of a casualty 20m away.  Accompany the casualty back to safety and assist her or him to land.
d) Swim 50m to a weak swimmer and conduct a non-contact tow for 50m using an aid of your choice.  Assist the person to land ant treat her or him for shock.
e) Rescue a casualty who is unconscious and floating face down 10m away in deep water.  Tow the casualty to shallow water and assess her or his condition.  With the help of an adult, safely remove the casualty from the water.  Lie the casualty on their back.
4) Know when and how to use expired air ventilation (EAV).  Demonstrate this technique on a manikin and show the tester that you know when and how to summon qualified medical help .
5) With a person acting as the casualty, demonstrate the action you would take if a casualty were to vomit.  Place the casualty in the recovery position.
6) Discuss with the tester how a rescuer might feel after an incident.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Lifesaver Badge Stage 4

Notes: 
* If you hold the RLSS Bronze Medallion of RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Four Star and do Clauses 1 and 4d, you may have this badge.
* Testers should have the following qualifications:
* Clause 1: RLSS UK teacher or examiner, or Guider with relevant knowledge.
* Clause 2: RLSS UK teacher or examiner, or qualified swimming teacher
* Clause 3: RLSS UK teacher or examiner
* Clause 4: RLSS UK teacher or examiner, first aid instructor of a recognised organization such as the Red Cross, or qualified doctor/nurse.
1) Present, in an interesting way, water safety knowledge and skills to another Unit in any section.
2) Either:
Wearing a long-sleeved shirt or jumper and a skirt or trousers, demonstrate the following personal survival skills
a) Enter deep water with a straddle entry.
b) Tread water for two minutes with one arm out of the water to wave for help (you may change arms).
c) Swim 25m to a floating object.
d) Hold the HELP position for two minutes, then with two others take up the 'huddle' position for a further two minutes.
e) Swim 100m holding a floating object.  Climb out from deep water without using the steps.
Discuss with the tester when these skills might be used.
Or
Hold ASA Personal Survival 2.
3) Demonstrate the following rescues using methods approved by the RLSS UK:
a) a land-based rescue of a conscious casualty who may be anywhere between  and 10m from the edge.  you may choose from a selection of aids.
b) Swim 50m to a conscious casualty who is in deep water.  The casualty will attempt to grab you as you approach.  Show a reverse and take up the stand-off position.  When it is safe to continue conduct a non-contact tow for 50m finishing in deep water in the support position.  Assist the casualty to land.
c) Swim 50m to a conscious casualty in deep water and carry out a contact two over 50m, showing good care of the casualty throughout.  Finish in deep water and assist the casualty from the water.  Treat her or him for shock.
d) Swim 10m and recover an object or dummy from a depth of 1.5m, then substitute the object for a casualty and tow her or him to safety.  Assess the casualty's condition and demonstrate expired air ventilation (EAV) for ten cycles whilst supporting the casualty's body.  With the help of an adult, safely remove the casualty from the water.  Lie the casualty on their back.
4) This clause may be taken immediately after Clause s1 to 3 or at any time within the following month.
a) Using a manikin, show how you would diagnose a cardiac arrest and demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for at least two minutes, explaining to the tester when you would summon the emergency services.
b) Explain the differences in adult and child EAV and CPR.
c) With a person actin as the casualty, demonstrate the action you would take if a casualty were to vomit.  Place the casualty in the recovery position.
d) Discuss with the tester why you should summon expert help if you suspect the casualty has a spinal injury.
e) Explain to the tester the treatment you would give to a casualty suffering from bleeding, broken bones, an asthmatic attack or hypothermia.
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