Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1930 POR - Mariner Badge


A test similar to Sea Scouts' Pilot, omitting "Make a wire splice."

Must be able: 

a) To sail a boat, tack, wear, reef, make and shorten sail.

b) Must have a full knowledge of the Admiralty Chart for the nearest port and he coast on each side of it.

c) Must know the buoys, beacons, landmarks and leading marks into and out of the harbour, and be able to heave the lead.

d) Must know the rule of the road at sea, the lights carried by all classes of vessels, the danger and storm signals, and the mercantile code of signals.

e) Must be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings both from land and sea, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea.

Or in in the case of inland companies, with the approval of Imperial Headquarters: 

a) Must know the rules of the road at sea, the lights carried by all classes of vessels, the danger and storm signals, and the mercantile code of signals.

b) Must be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings from land, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea, and must

c) Strop a block.

d) Know the marks and abbreviations used in Admiralty charts.

e) Know the universal system of buoyage.

f) Know the construction and use of the lead and log line.

g) Be able to name the principal ports in the British Dominions and Colonies.

h) Write an account of an imaginary voyage of not less than twenty days, mentioning the ports called at during the voyage.

1931 POR - Mariner Badge


A test similar to Sea Scouts' Pilot, omitting "Make a wire splice."

Must be able: 

a) To sail a boat, tack, wear, reef, make and shorten sail.

b) Must have a full knowledge of the Admiralty Chart for the nearest port and he coast on each side of it.

c) Must know the buoys, beacons, landmarks and leading marks into and out of the harbour, and be able to heave the lead.

d) Must know the rule of the road at sea, the lights carried by all classes of vessels, the danger and storm signals, and the mercantile code of signals.

e) Must be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings both from land and sea, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea.

Or in in the case of inland companies, with the approval of Imperial Headquarters: 

a) Must know the rules of the road at sea, the lights carried by all classes of vessels, the danger and storm signals, and the mercantile code of signals.

b) Must be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings from land, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea, and must

c) Strop a block.

d) Know the marks and abbreviations used in Admiralty charts.

e) Know the universal system of buoyage.

f) Know the construction and use of the lead and log line.

g) Be able to name the principal ports in the British Dominions and Colonies.

h) Write an account of an imaginary voyage of not less than twenty days, mentioning the ports called at during the voyage.

1932 POR - Mariner Badge


A test similar to Sea Scouts' Pilot, omitting "Make a wire splice."

a) Be able to sail a boat, tack, wear, reef, make and shorten sail.

b) Have a full knowledge of the Admiralty Chart for the nearest port and he coast on each side of it.

c) Know the buoys, beacons, landmarks and leading marks into and out of the harbour, and be able to heave the lead.

d) Know the rule of the road at sea, the lights carried by all classes of vessels, the danger and storm signals, and the mercantile code of signals.

e) Be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings both from land and sea, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea.

Or in in the case of inland companies, with the approval of Imperial Headquarters: 

a) Know the rules of the road at sea, the lights carried by all classes of vessels, the danger and storm signals, and the mercantile code of signals.

b) Be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings from land, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea, and must

c) Strop a block.

d) Know the marks and abbreviations used in Admiralty charts.

e) Know the uniform system of buoyage.

f) Know the construction and use of the lead and log line.

g) Be able to name the principal ports in the British Dominions and Colonies.

h) Write an account of an imaginary voyage of not less than twenty days, mentioning the ports called at during the voyage.

1935 POR - Mariner Badge


a) Be able to sail a boat, tack, wear, reef, make and shorten sail.

b) Have a full knowledge of the Admiralty Chart for the waters where your boat and charge certificate allow you to go, and some knowledge of other near coast or rivers.

c) Know the buoys, beacons, landmarks and leading marks near to where you operate, and have a knowledge of local tides and currents.

d) Know the rule of the road at sea, and the lights carried by vessels likely to be in your vicinity, and the danger and storm signals.

e) Be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings both from land, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea.

Or, in in the case of inland companies, with the approval of Imperial Headquarters: 

a) Know the rule of the road at sea, the lights carried by vessels, and the danger and storm signals.

b) Be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings from land, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea, and

c) Strop a block.

d) Know the universal system of buoyage.

e) Know the construction and use of the lead and log line.

f) Be able to name the principal ports in the British Dominions and Colonies.

g) Write an account of an imaginary voyage of not less than twenty days, mentioning the ports called at during the voyage.

1938 POR - Mariner Badge


a) Be able to sail a boat, tack, wear, reef, make and shorten sail.

b) Have a full knowledge of the Admiralty Chart for the waters where your boat and charge certificate allow you to go, and some knowledge of other near coast or rivers.

c) Know the buoys, beacons, landmarks and leading marks near to where you operate, and have a knowledge of local tides and currents.

d) Know the rule of the road at sea, and the lights carried by vessels likely to be in your vicinity, and the danger and storm signals.

e) Be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings both from land, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea.

Or, in in the case of inland companies, with the approval of Imperial Headquarters: 

a) Know the rule of the road at sea, the lights carried by vessels, and the danger and storm signals.

b) Be able to fix positions by means of cross bearings from land, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea, and

c) Strop a block.

d) Know the universal system of buoyage.

e) Know the construction and use of the lead and log line.

f) Be able to name the principal ports in the British Dominions and Colonies.

g) Write an account of an imaginary voyage of not less than twenty days, mentioning the ports called at during the voyage.

1938 Edition - Sea Sense (Sea Ranger Handbook) - this badge is available embroidered in blue, for Sea Rangers.

1939 POR - Mariner Badge


1) Be able to sail a boat, tack, wear, reef, make and shorten sail.

2) Have a full knowledge of the Admiralty Chart for the waters where your boat and charge certificate allow you to go, and some knowledge of other near coast or rivers.

3) Know the buoys, beacons, landmarks and leading marks near to where you operate, and have a knowledge of local tides and currents.

4) Know the rule of the road at sea, and the lights carried by vessels likely to be in your vicinity, and the danger and storm signals.

5) Fix positions by means of cross bearings both from land and sea, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea.

Or, in in the case of inland companies, with the approval of Imperial Headquarters: 

1) Know the rule of the road at sea, the lights carried by vessels, and the danger and storm signals.

2) Fix positions by means of cross bearings from land, and must keep a log for at least a month, registering the wind, weather, barometer and thermometer, as generally carried out at sea, and

3) Strop a block.

4) Know the uniform system of buoyage.

5) Know the construction and use of the lead and log line.

6) Name the principal ports in the British Dominions and Colonies.

7) Write an account of an imaginary voyage of not less than twenty days, mentioning the ports called at during the voyage.

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