Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1932 POR - Musician Badge

1) Sing "God Save the King" one verse.
2) Sing two of the following: The Little Sandman (Brahms); The Frog and the Mouse (folk song); Polly Oliver; The Lamb (Geoffrey Shaw); The Owl (Parry; also one of own choice (marks to be given for choice).
3) Sing a major scale, one octave from top note.
4) Tap a rhythm played by examiner.
5) Sing a phrase of six notes after hearing it twice.
6) Sing either of two notes struck together.
7) Recognise from pictures: violin, viola, cello, double bass, trombone, flute and trumpet.
1935 POR - Musician Badge

1) Sing "God Save the King" one verse.
2) Sing two of the following: The Little Sandman (Brahms); The Frog and the Mouse (folk song); Polly Oliver; The Lamb (Geoffrey Shaw); The Owl (Parry; also one of own choice (marks to be given for choice).
3) Sing a major scale, one octave from top note.
4) Tap a rhythm played by examiner.
5) Sing a phrase of six notes after hearing it twice.
6) Sing either of two notes struck together.
7) Recognise from pictures: violin, viola, cello, double bass, trombone, flute and trumpet.

1938 POR - Minstrel Badge


1) Play (instrument of own choice) or sing "God Save the King" (one verse).

2) Sing one of the following: 

"The Frog and the Mouse". (folk song).  "The Owl" (Parry).  "The Little Sandman" (Brahms).

and one of her own choice; 

or

Play (instrument of own choice): 

a) A piece, own choice (marks to be given for choice)

b) A major scale, one octave.

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise from pictures: Violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.

1939 POR - Minstrel Badge


1) Play (instrument of own choice) or sing "God Save the King" (one verse).

2) Sing one of the following: 

"The Frog and the Mouse". (folk song).  "The Owl" (Parry).  "The Little Sandman" (Brahms).

and one of her own choice; 

or

Play (instrument of own choice): 

a) A piece, own choice (marks to be given for choice)

b) A major scale, one octave.

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise from pictures: Violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.

1943 POR - Minstrel Badge


1) Play (instrument of own choice) or sing "God Save the King" (one verse).

2) Sing one of the following: 

"The Frog and the Mouse". (folk song).  "The Owl" (Parry).  "The Little Sandman" (Brahms).

and one of her own choice; 

or

Play (instrument of own choice): 

a) A piece, own choice (marks to be given for choice)

b) A major scale, one octave.

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise from pictures: Violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.

1947 POR - Minstrel Badge


1) Play (instrument of own choice) or sing "God Save the King" (one verse).

2) Sing one of the following: "The Frog and the Mouse" (folk song).  "The Owl" (Parry).  "The Little Sandman" (Brahms).  and one of her own choice;

or

Play (instrument of own choice); a) A piece, own choice (marks to be given for choice).  b) A major scale, one octave.

3) Tap a  rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise from pictures: violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.

1950 POR - Minstrel Badge


1) Play (instrument of own choice) or sing "God Save the King" (one verse).

2) Sing one of the following:

"O can ye sew cushions" (Scottish trad.; correct version in Clarendon Song Book, II).

"Lazy Robin" (Welsh trad.; Clarendon Song Book, II).

"I have a little pony" (English trad.).

"I saw three ships" (English trad.).

"Child's Cradle Song" (arr. Brahms).

"The Pet Chicken" (arr. Brahms).

"Wee Willie Gray" (Scottish trad.; Clarendon Song Book, I).

and one of her own choice.

or

Play (instrument of own choice); 

a) A piece, own choice (marks to be given for choice).

b) A major scale, one octave.

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise from pictures: violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.

1953 POR - Minstrel Badge


1) Play (instrument of own choice) or sing "God Save the Queen" (one verse).

2) Sing one of the following:

"O can ye sew cushions" (Scottish trad.; correct version in Clarendon Song Book, II).

"Lazy Robin" (Welsh trad.; Clarendon Song Book, II).

"I have a little pony" (English trad.).

"I saw three ships" (English trad.).

"Child's Cradle Song" (arr. Brahms).

"The Pet Chicken" (arr. Brahms).

"Wee Willie Gray" (Scottish trad.; Clarendon Song Book, I).

and one of her own choice.

or

Play (instrument of own choice); 

a) A piece, own choice (marks to be given for choice).

b) The major scale, one octave (hands separately if played on the piano).

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise from pictures: violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.

1957 POR - Minstrel Badge


1) Play or sing "God Save the Queen".

2) Sing a song of her own choice and one of the following:

"O can ye sew cushions" (Scottish trad.; correct version in Clarendon Song Book, II).

"Lazy Robin" (Welsh trad.; Clarendon Song Book, II).

"I have a little pony" (English trad.).

"I saw three ships" (English trad.).

"Child's Cradle Song" (arr. Brahms).

"The Pet Chicken" (arr. Brahms).

"Wee Willie Gray" (Scottish trad.; Clarendon Song Book, I).

or

Play: 

i) A piece of her own choice.

ii) A major scale of her own choice.

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise from pictures: violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.

Note: The instrument is to be the candidate's choice.  Choice of song or piece is to be taken into account by the tester.

1960 POR - Minstrel Badge


1) Play or sing one verse of "God Save the Queen".

2) a) Sing a song of her own choice and one of the following:

"O can ye sew cushions" (Scottish trad.; correct version in Clarendon Song Book, II).

"Lazy Robin" (Welsh trad.; Clarendon Song Book, II).

"I had a little pony" (English trad.).

"I saw three ships" (English trad.).

"Child's Cradle Song" (arr. Brahms).

"The Pet Chicken" (arr. Brahms).

"Wee Willie Gray" (Scottish trad.; Clarendon Song Book, I).

or

b) Play: 

i) A piece of her own choice.

ii) A major scale of her own choice.

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise from pictures: violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.

Note: The instrument is to be the candidate's choice.  Choice of song or piece is to be taken into account by the tester.


1961 (July) POR - Minstrel Badge

1) Play or sing one verse of 'God Save the Queen'.
2) a) Sing a song of her own choice and one of the following:
Clarendon Song Book I:
I have a little pony (English trad.).
I saw three ships (English trad.).
Child's cradle song (arr. Brahms).
The pet chicken (arr. Brahms).
Wee Willie Gray (Scottish trad.).
Clarendon Song Book II:
O can ye sew cushions (Scottish trad. correct version).
Lazy Robin (Welsh trad.).
Note: The Clarendon Song Books are obtainable from C.H.Q.
b) Play:
i) A piece of her own choice.
ii) A major scale of her own choice.
3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.
4) Recognise form pictures: violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.
Note: The instrument is to be the candidate's choice.  Choice of song or piece is to be taken into account by the tester.
1961 (December) POR Amendments - Minstrel Badge

1) Play or sing one verse of 'God Save the Queen'.
2) a) Sing a song of her own choice and one of the following:
Clarendon Song Book I:
I have a little pony (English trad.).
I saw three ships (English trad.).
Child's cradle song (arr. Brahms).
The pet chicken (arr. Brahms).
Wee Willie Gray (Scottish trad.).
Clarendon Song Book II:
O can ye sew cushions (Scottish trad. correct version).
Lazy Robin (Welsh trad.).
Note: The Clarendon Song Books are obtainable from C.H.Q.
Or
b) Play:
i) A piece of her own choice.
ii) A major scale of her own choice.
3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.
4) Recognise form pictures: violin, trombone, flute and trumpet.
Note: The instrument is to be the candidate's choice.  Choice of song or piece is to be taken into account by the tester.

1964 (March) POR - Musician Badge


1) Play one verse of 'God Save The Queen'.

2) Play i) A piece of her own choice.

ii) A major scale of her own choice.

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise any six instruments played in an orchestra.

Note: The instrument to be the candidate's choice.  The choice of piece is to be taken into account by tester.  If necessary the orchestral instruments may be identified from pictures.

1965 (July) POR - Musician Badge


1) Play one verse of 'God Save The Queen'.

2) Play 

a) A piece of her own choice.

b) A major scale of her own choice.

3) Tap a rhythm played by the tester.

4) Recognise any six instruments played in an orchestra.

Note: The instrument to be the candidate's choice.  The choice of piece is to be taken into account by tester.  If necessary the orchestral instruments may be identified from pictures.

1973 Brownie Handbook - Musician Badge


1) On an instrument of your own choice

a) Play one verse of 'God Save the Queen' rhythmically enough to accompany singing.

b) Play two contrasting pieces you enjoy.  If playing on the recorder the tune should cover at least an octave of notes and include F sharp or B flat.

Tell the tester why you enjoy these pieces.

2) Make an instrument for yourself and accompany a song or piece sung or played by the tester or played on a record.

3) Tell the tester one of the following:

a) About a piece of music which has interested you which you heard on TV, radio, record player or at a concert.

b) The story of a piece of music.

c) Something about the life of a composer or musician.

Note: You must satisfy the tester that you can read music.

1980 Brownie Handbook - Musician Badge


1) On an instrument of your own choice:

a) Play one verse of 'God Save the Queen' well enough to accompany the Pack.

b) Plan two contrasting pieces you enjoy.  If you are playing them on the recorder the tunes should cover at least an octave of notes and include F sharp and B flat.

Tell the tester why you enjoy these pieces.

or

a) Sing one verse of 'God Save the Queen' or of your favourite hymn, or a religious song of your won choice.

b) Sing two songs you have chosen yourself because you enjoy them.  One of these must be a folk song of the British Isles.  The tester will be interested to know why you enjoy these songs.

2) Satisfy the tester that you can read music by doing a simple piece of sight reading.

3) Take a piece of music to the test and tell the tester what story you can hear in it.

or

Make a scrapbook about a life of a composer or musician.

1983 Brownie Handbook - Musician Badge

1) On an instrument of your own choice
a) Play one verse of 'God Save the Queen' well enough to accompany the Pack.  If you choose to play a guitar accompany the Pack in a favourite religious song.
b) Play two contrasting pieces you enjoy.  If you are playing them on the recorder the tunes should cover at least an octave of notes and include F sharp or B flat.  If you chose to play a guitar you may accompany two contrasting songs, using two different styles of accompaniment.
or
a) Sing one verse of 'God Save the Queen' or of your favourite hymn, or a religious song of your own choice.
b) Sing two songs you have chosen yourself because you enjoy them.  One of these must be a folk song of the British Isles.  The tester will be interested to know why you enjoy these songs.
2) Show the tester that you can read music by clapping, singing or playing a simple piece of rhythm or melody.
3) Do one of the following:
a) Take a piece of music to the test and tell the tester why you enjoy it and what story you can hear in it.
b) Make a scrapbook about the life of a composer, musician or group.
c) Make up a simple percussion accompaniment to a well-known song.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Musician Badge


1) Either play on an instrument of your own choice:

a) One verse of 'God Save the Queen' well enough to accompany the Pack.  If you choose to play a guitar accompany the Pack in a favourite religious song.

b) Two contracting pieces you enjoy.  If you  ae playing hem on the recorder the tunes should cover at least an octave of notes and include F sharp or B flat.  If you choose to paly a guitar you may accompany two songs, each with a different style of accompaniment.

or sing: 

a) One verse of 'God Save the Queen' or of your favourite hymn, or a religious song of your own choice.

b) Two songs you have chosen yourself because you enjoy them.  One of these must be a folk song of the British Isles.  The tester will be interested to know why you enjoy these songs.

2) Show the tester that you can read music by clapping, singing, or playing a simple piece of rhythm or melody.

3) Do one of the following

a) Take a piece of music to the test and tell the tester why you enjoy it and what story you can hear in it.

b) Make a scrapbook about the life of a composer, musician or group.

c) Make up a simple percussion accompaniment to a well-known song.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Musician Badge

1) Either play on an instrument of your own choice:
a) One verse of 'God Save the Queen' well enough to accompany the Pack.  If you choose to play a guitar accompany the pack in a favourite religious song.
b) Two contrasting pieces you enjoy.  If you are playing them on the recorder the tunes should cover at least an octave of notes and include F sharp or B flat.  If you choose to play a guitar you may accompany two songs, each with a different style of accompaniment.
or sing:
a) One verse of 'God Save the Queen' or of your favourite hymn, or a religious song of your own choice.
b) Two songs you have chosen yourself because you enjoy them.  One of these must be a folk song of the British Isles.  The tester will be interested to know why you enjoy these songs.
2) Show the tester that you can read music by clapping, singing or playing a simple piece of rhythm or melody.
3) Do one of the following:
a) Take a piece of music to the test and tell the tester why you enjoy it and what story you can hear in it.
b) Make a scrapbook about the life of a composer, musician or group.
c) Make up a simple percussion accompaniment to a well-known song.

1991 Brownie Badge Book - Musician Badge


1) You can either play an instrument of your choice, or you can sing.

On an instrument of your own choice

a) Play one verse of 'God Save the Queen' well enough to accompany the Pack.  If you choose to play a guitar, accompany the Pack in a favourite religious song.

b) Play two contrasting pieces which you enjoy.  If you are playing them on the recorder, the tunes should cover at least an octave of notes and include F sharp or B flat.  If you choose to play a guitar you may accompany two songs, each with a different style of accompaniment.

Singing

a) Perform one verse of 'God Save the Queen', or one verse of your favourite hymn or a religious song of your own choice.

b) Perform two songs you have chosen yourself because you enjoy them.  One song must be a folk song of the British Isles.  The tester will be interested to know why you enjoy these songs.

2) Show the tester that you can read music by clapping, singing or playing a simple piece of rhythm or melody.

3) Do one of the following:

a) take a piece of music to the test and tell the tester why you enjoy it.  Describe the story you can hear in the music.

b) make a scrapbook about a group or about the life of a composer or musician.

c) make up a simple percussion accompaniment to a well-known song.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Musician Badge


1) You can either play an instrument of your choice, or you can sing.

On an instrument of your own choice:

a) Play one verse of 'God Save the Queen' well enough to accompany the Pack.  If you choose to play a guitar, accompany the Pack in a favourite religious song.

b) Play two contrasting pieces which you enjoy.  If you are playing them on the recorder, the tunes should cover at least an octave of notes and include F sharp or B flat.  If you choose to play a guitar you may accompany two songs, each with a different style of accompaniment.

Singing

a) Perform one verse of 'God Save the Queen' or one verse of your favourite hymn or a religious song of your own choice.

b) Perform two songs you have chosen yourself because you enjoy them.  One song must be a folk song of the British Isles.  The tester will be interested to know why you enjoy these songs.

2) Show the tester that you can read music by clapping, singing or playing a simple piece of rhythm or melody.

3) Do one of the following:

a) take a piece of music to the test and tell the tester why you enjoy it.  Describe the story you can hear in the music.

b) make a scrapbook about a group or about the life of a composer or musician.

c) make up a simple percussion accompaniment to a well-known song.

1995 - Musician becomes a Staged Badge.
2009 Brownie Badge Book - Musician Badge

1) Play or sing two contrasting pieces.
2) Choose and do one of the following:
* Sing or play at sight a simple piece and clap a rhythm.
* Make a percussion instrument and use it to accompany a well-known tune or song.
3) Take along some of your favourite music to listen to and discuss with the tester.
4) Show that you can:
* name different values of musical notes.
* name the notes on a stave.
* understand simple Italian musical terms.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Musician Badge

1) Play or sing two contrasting pieces.
2) Choose and do one of the following:
* Sing or play at sight a simple piece and clap a rhythm.
* Make a percussion instrument and use it to accompany a well-known tune or song.
3) Take along some of your favourite music to listen to and discuss with the tester.
4) Show that you can:
* name different values of musical notes
* name the notes on a stave
* understand simple Italian musical terms.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Musician Badge

1) Play or sing two contrasting pieces for the tester.
2) Play or sing a simple piece and clap a rhythm.
3) Make a percussion instrument and use it to accompany a well-known tune or song.
4) Show that you can:
* name different values of musical notes
* name the notes on a stave
* understand simple Italian musical terms, for example allegro, crescendo and adagio.
5) Name the different sections of an orchestra or a choir.
6) Take along some of your favourite music to listen to and discuss with the tester.
If you have completed Grade 2 or above you do not need to complete 1 to 3.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Musician Badge


If you have completed Grade 2 or above you do not need to complete 1 to 3.

1. Play or sing two contrasting pieces for the tester.

2. Play or sing a simple piece and clap a rhythm.

3. Make a percussion instrument and use it to accompany a well-known tune or song.

4. Show that you can:

  • Name the different values of musical notes.
  • Name the notes of a stave.
  • Understand simple Italian musical terms, for example allegro, crescendo and adagio.

5. Name the different sections of an orchestra or choir.

6. Take along some of your favourite music to listen to and discuss with the tester.


  • The tester should be a music teacher or musician who has knowledge of the instrument being played.
  • The music for sight-reading should be of an appropriate level of difficulty.

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