Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1965 (July) POR - Local History Badge


1) Visit a building or area of interest in her own neighbourhood and give an account of her discoveries.

2) Know a story of the vicinity in the past, or describe the area at one period in the past.

3) Choose one of the following, and discover something about it: a local legend, custom, or craft; or discover the origin of six local place-names.

4) Know something of the lives of three people who have played an interesting role in the history of your own locality.

1968 Guide Handbook - Local History Badge


1) Visit a building or area of interest in your own neighbourhood and give an account of your discoveries.

2) Know a story of the vicinity in the past, or describe the area at one period in the past.

3) Choose one of the following, and discover something about it: a local legend, custom, or craft; or discover the origin of six local place-names.

4) Know something of the lives of three people who have played an interesting role in the history of your own locality.

1973 Guide Handbook - Local History Badge


1) Visit a building or area of interest in your own neighbourhood and give an account of your discoveries.

2) Know a story of the vicinity in the past, or describe the area at one period in the past.

3) Choose one of the following, and discover something about it: a local legend, custom, or craft; or discover the origin of six local place-names.

4) Know something of the lives of three people who have played an interesting role in the history of your own locality.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Local History Badge


1) a) Find out about the origins of the town or village in which you live and be able to tell the tester about your findings.

b) Interview someone who has lived in your area for more than ten years and can tell you about the changes which have taken place during that time.

2) Do one of the following:

a) Learn a local folksong and teach it to your Patrol.

b) Act out a local legend with your Patrol.

c) With your Patrol, take part in a local custom.

d) Cook a local dish to share with your Patrol.

e) Learn a local craft and share your skill with your Patrol.

3) Do one of the following and record it, making use of your own discoveries:

a) Visit a museum, church or famous building in your area.

b) Visit the site of an archaeological dig in your area.

c) Find out about a famous person connected with your area or how a well-known family has influenced your town or village.

d) Visit an industrial archaeological building or site and find out what part it played in a local industry.

e) Find out the meaning of the Coat of Arms of your county or town.

f) Visit a building constructed of local materials or in a local style and find out why it was built in this way.

g) Study a subject of local historical interest that appeals to you (e.g. place names; inn signs; trade signs; insurance co. marks; crests).

1986 Guide Badge Book - Local History Badge


1) a) Find out about the origins of the town or village in which you live and be able to tell the tester about your findings.

b) Interview someone who has lived in your area for more than ten years and can tell you about the changes which have taken place during that time.

2) Do one of the following:

a) Learn a local folksong and teach it to your Patrol.

b) Act out a local legend with your Patrol.

c) With your Patrol, take part in a local custom.

d) Cook a local dish to share with your Patrol.

e) Learn a local craft and share your skill with your Patrol.

3) Do one of the following and record it, making use of your own discoveries:

a) Visit a museum, church or famous building in your area.

b) Visit the site of an archaeological dig in your area.

c) Find out about a famous person connected with your area or how a well-known family has influenced your town or village.

d) Visit an industrial archaeological building or site and find out what part it played in a local industry.

e) Find out the meaning of the Coat of Arms of your county or town.

f) Visit a building constructed of local materials or in a local style and find out why it was built in this way.

g) Study a subject of local historical interest that appeals to you (e.g. place names; inn signs; trade signs; insurance co. marks; crests).

1989 Guide Badge Book - Local History Badge


1) a) Find out about the origins of the town or village in which you live and be able to tell the tester about your findings.

b) Interview someone who has lived in your area for more than ten years and can tell you about the changes which have taken place during that time.

2) Do one of the following:

a) Learn a local folk song and teach it to your Patrol.

b) Act out a local legend with your Patrol.

c) With your Patrol, take part in a local custom.

d) Cook a local dish to share with your Patrol.

e) Learn a local craft and share your skill with your Patrol.

3) Do one of the following and record it, making use of your own discoveries:

a) Visit a museum, church or famous building in your area.

b) Visit the site of an archaeological dig in your area.

c) Find out about a famous person connected with your area or how a well-known family has influenced your town or village.

d) Visit an industrial archaeological building or site and find out what part it played in a local industry.

e) Find out the meaning of the Coat of Arms of your county or town.

f) Visit a building constructed of local materials or in a local style and find out why it was built in this way.

g) Study a subject of local historical interest that appeals to you (e.g. place names; inn signs; trade signs; insurance co. marks; crests).

1991 Guide Badge Book - Local History Badge


1) Find out about the origins of the town or village in which you live.  Tell the tester what you discovered.

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Interview someone who has lived in your area for more than ten years and can tell you about the changes which have taken place during that time.

2) Do one of the following:

a) learn a local folk song and teach it to your Patrol

b) act out a local legend with your Patrol

c) take part in a local custom with your Patrol

d) cook a local dish to share with your Patrol

e) learn a local craft and share your skill with your Patrol

3) Choose and complete one of the following activities.  Record what you did and what you discovered.

a) visit a museum, church or famous building in your area

b) visit the site of an archaeological dig in your area

c) find out about a famous person connected with your area or how a well-known family has influenced your town or village

d) visit an industrial archaeological building or site.  Find out what part it played in local industry

e) discover the meaning of the Coat of Arms of your county or town

f) visit a building constructed of local materials or in a local style.  Find out why it was built in this way.

g) study a subject of local historical interest that appeals to you, this might be local place names, inn signs, trade signs, insurance company marks, crests or something similar.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Local History Badge

1) Find out about the origins of the city, town or village where you live.  Tell the tester what you discovered.
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Interview someone who has lived in your area for more than ten years and can tell you about the changes which have taken place during that time.
2) Do one of the following:
a) Learn a local folk song and teach it to your Patrol
b) Act out a local legend with your Patrol
c) Take part in a local custom with your Patrol
d) Cook a local dish to share with your Patrol
e) Learn a local craft and share your skill with your Patrol
f) Compare the tithes map with a present day map.
3) Make a presentation on one of the following:
a) A museum, church or famous building in your area.
b) The site of an archaeological dig in your area.
c) A famous person connected with your area or how a well-known family has influenced your town or village.
d) An industrial archaeological building or site.  Find out what part it played in a local industry.
e) The meaning of the Coat of Arms of your county or town.
f) A building constructed of local materials or in a local style.  Find out why it was built this way.
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