Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Stalking Badge
"i.e. Observation and Nature study as for boys".

1912 Handbook - Naturalist


A Guide must have taken a series of twenty photographs of wild animals or birds from life; or alternatively, must make a collection of sixty species of wildflowers, ferns, or grasses, dried and mounted in a book and correctly named.

Must track a bicycle or other vehicle over a mile, ot track a 'hare' with beans or paper.

Make coloured drawings of twenty flowers, ferns or grasses, or twelve sketches from lives of animals or birds; or be able to name sixty different kinds of animals, insects, reptiles, or birds in a museum or zoological garden, or from unnamed coloured plates, and give particulars of the lives, habits, appearance, and markings of twenty of them.

1918 POR - Naturalist Badge


Must keep a Nature study diary for a month, and do one of the following:-

a) Must take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary; 

or

b) Make a collection of 60 species of wild flowers, ferns and grasses, dried and mounted.  Each specimen to be given its simple name and where and when found.  Be able to recognise 10 common trees from pictures or leaves; 

or

c) Be able to name 60 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  Give particulars of lives, habits and appearance of 20 of them; 

or

d) Must make coloured drawings of 20 flowers, ferns or grasses from life, or 12 sketches from life of animals and birds.  Original studies as well as the finished pictures to be submitted.

1919 POR - Naturalist Badge


Must keep a Nature study diary for a month, and do two of the following:-

a) Must take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary;

or

b) Make a collection of 60 species of wild flowers, ferns and grasses, dried and mounted.  Each specimen to be given it's simple name and where and when found.  Be able to recognise 10 common trees from pictures or leaves;

or

c) Be able to name 60 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  Give particulars of lives, habits and appearance of 20 of them;

or

d) Must make coloured drawings of 20 flowers, ferns or grasses from life, or 12 sketches from life of animals and birds.  Original studies as well as the finished pictures to be submitted.  A short description to be written below each picture, giving the name of the subject, where the Guide saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, its good or bad qualities, etc.

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

A Guide must keep a nature study diary for a month, and do one of the following:
a) Must take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary; or,
b) Make a collection of 60 species of wild flowers, ferns and grasses, dried and mounted.  Each specimen to be given it's simple name and where and when found.  Be able to recognize 10 common trees from pictures or leaves; or,
c) Be able to name 60 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  Give particulars of lives, habits and appearance of 20 of them; or,
d) Must make coloured drawings of 20 flowers, ferns or grasses from life, or 12 sketches from life of animals and birds.  Original studies as well as the finished pictures to be submitted.  A short description to be written below each picture, giving the name of the subject, where the Guide saw it, and on what date; with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is found, and its good or bad qualities.

1921 POR - Naturalist Badge


Must keep a Nature study diary every day for 2 months, and do two of the following: 

a) Must take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary; 

or

b) Make a collection of 60 species of wild flowers, ferns and grasses, dried and mounted.  Each specimen to be given its simple name and where and when found.  Be able to recognize 10 common trees from pictures or leaves; 

of

c) Be able to name 60 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  Give particulars of lives, habits, and appearance of 20 of them; 

or

d) Must make coloured drawings of 20 flowers, ferns or grasses from life, or 12 sketches from life of animals and birds.  Original studies as well as the finished pictures to be substituted.  A short description to be written below each picture, giving the name of the subject, here the Guide saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, its good or bad qualities, etc.

1924 POR - Naturalist Badge


Must keep a Nature study diary for 60 days, extending over three months; he diary to include notes on birds fed regularly.

Have a knowledge from personal observation of the life and habits of 5 of any wild animals, reptiles and birds, etc.

Must do one of the following clauses: 

a) Take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary.

or

b) Make a collection of 60 species of wild flowers, ferns and grasses, dried and mounted.  Each specimen to be given it's simple name and where and when found.  Be able to recognize common trees from pictures or leaves; 

or

c) Be able to name 60 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  give particulars from observation, of lives, habits and appearance of 20 of them; 

or

d) Must make coloured drawings of 20 flowers, ferns or grasses from life, or 12 sketches from life of animals and birds.  Original studies as well as the finished pictures to be submitted.  A short description to be written below each picture, giving the name of the subject, where the Guide saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, it's good or bad qualities, etc.

e) Be able to name 15 well-known trees and show notes from personal observation of their characteristics, buds, seeds, bark, uses, etc.; and make carbon impressions of their leaves.

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

A Guide must keep a Nature study diary for 60 days, extending over three months, the diary to include notes on birds fed regularly.
Must have a knowledge from person al observation of the life and habits of five of any wild animals, birds and reptiles, etc.
Must do one of the following clauses:
a) Must take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary; or
b) Make a collection of 60 specimens of wild flowers, ferns and grasses, dried and mounted.  Each specimen to be given its simple name and where and when found.  Be able to recognize 10 common trees from pictures or leaves; or
c) Be able to name 60 different animals, insects, reptiles, or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  Give particulars from observation of lives, habits and appearance of 20 of them; or
d) Must make coloured drawings of 20 flower, ferns or grasses from life, or 12 sketches from life of animals and birds.  Original studies as well as the finished pictures to be submitted.  A short description to be written below each picture, giving the name of the subject, where the Guide saw it, and on what date; with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is found, and its good or bad qualities.
e) Be able to name 15 well-known trees and show notes from personal observation of their characteristics, buds, seeds, bark, uses, etc., and make carbon impressions of their leaves.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Naturalist Badge

Must keep a nature diary with at least 60 entries, extending over three months.
Must watch a given area for three months, making notes of anything which may appear in it, or change in it, during that time, and discovering as much about the flora and fauna as possible, and have done her best to preserve wild life.
Must do one of the following:
a) Take a series of 6 photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and now the times when protection is necessary; or
b) Be able to name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden, or from unnamed coloured plates.  Give particulars, from observation, of lives, habits and appearance of 5 of them; or
c) Make coloured drawings of 20 flowers from life, or 12 coloured sketches of animals or birds, and a short description giving the name of the subject, where the Guide saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, and the family to which it belongs; or
d) Be able to name 15 trees, and show notes from personal observation of their characteristics, uses, etc., with sketches of their leaves, winter twigs, and flowers; or
e) Make a collection of 60 pressed common flowers, with the name, place and date found, written below, making an effort to group in families.  Show knowledge of the rarer flowers which should not be picked; or
f) Make a collection demonstrating one of the following - 1) How seeds are distributed.  2) How plants climb.  3) How plants protect themselves.  4) How flowers are pollinated.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Naturalist

Must keep a nature diary with at least 60 entries, extending over three months.
Must watch a given area for three months, making notes of anything which may appear in it, or change in it, during that time, and discovering as much about the flora and fauna as possible, and have done her best to preserve wild life.
Must do one of the following:
a) Take a series of 6 photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and now the times when protection is necessary; or
b) Be able to name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden, or from unnamed coloured plates.  Give particulars, from observation, of lives, habits and appearance of 5 of them; or
c) Make coloured drawings of 20 flowers from life, or 12 coloured sketches of animals or birds, and a short description giving the name of the subject, where the Guide saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, and the family to which it belongs; or
d) Be able to name 15 trees, and show notes from personal observation of their characteristics, uses, etc., with sketches of their leaves, winter twigs, and flowers; or
e) Make a collection of 60 pressed common flowers, with the name, place and date found, written below, making an effort to group in families.  Show knowledge of the rarer flowers which should not be picked; or
f) Make a collection demonstrating one of the following - 1) How seeds are distributed.  2) How plants climb.  3) How plants protect themselves.  4) How flowers are pollinated.

1930 POR - Naturalist Badge


Must keep a Nature study diary with at least 60 entries, extending over three months.

Must watch a given area for three months, making notes of anything which may appear in it, or change in it during that time, and discovering as much about the flora and fauna as possible, and have done her best to preserve wild life. 

Must do one of the following: 

a) Take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary.

or

b) Be able to name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  give particulars from observation, of lives, habits and appearance of 5 of them;

or

c)  Make coloured drawings of 20 flowers from life, or 12 coloured sketches of animals and birds, and a short description giving the name of the subject, where the Guide saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, and the family to which it belongs, 

or

d) Be able to name 15 trees and show notes from personal observation of their characteristics, uses etc., with sketches of their leaves, winter twigs and flowers; 

or

e) Make a collection of 60 pressed common flowers, with the name, place and date found, written below, making an effort to group in families.  Show knowledge of the rarer flowers which should not be picked; 
or
f) Make a collection demonstrating one of the following:
1) How seeds are distributed.
2) How plants climb.
3) How plants protect themselves.
4) How flowers are pollinated.

1931 POR - Naturalist Badge


Must keep a Nature study diary with at least 60 entries, extending over three months.

Must watch a given area for three months, making notes of anything which may appear in it, or change in it during that time, and discovering as much about the flora and fauna as possible, and have done her best to preserve wild life. 

Must do one of the following: 

a) Take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary.

or

b) Be able to name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  give particulars from observation, of lives, habits and appearance of 5 of them;

or

c)  Make coloured drawings of 20 flowers from life, or 12 coloured sketches of animals and birds, and a short description giving the name of the subject, where the Guide saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, and the family to which it belongs, 

or

d) Be able to name 15 trees and show notes from personal observation of their characteristics, uses etc., with sketches of their leaves, winter twigs and flowers; 

or

e) Make a collection of 60 pressed common flowers, with the name, place and date found, written below, making an effort to group in families.  Show knowledge of the rarer flowers which should not be picked; 
or
f) Make a collection demonstrating one of the following: 1) How seeds are distributed.  2) How plants climb.  3) How plants protect themselves.  4) How flowers are pollinated.

1932 POR - Naturalist Badge


Keep a Nature study diary with at least 60 entries, extending over three months.

Watch a given area for three months, making notes of anything which may appear in it, or change in it during that time, and discovering as much about the flora and fauna as possible, and have done her best to preserve wild life. 

Do one of the following: 

a) Take a series of six photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary.

or

b) Be able to name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological garden or from unnamed coloured plates.  give particulars from observation, of lives, habits and appearance of 5 of them;

or

c)  Make coloured drawings of 20 flowers from life, or 12 coloured sketches of animals and birds, and a short description giving the name of the subject, where she saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, and the family to which it belongs, 

or

d) Be able to name 15 trees and show notes from personal observation of their characteristics, uses etc., with sketches of their leaves, winter twigs and flowers; 

or

e) Make a collection of 60 pressed common flowers, with the name, place and date found, written below, making an effort to group in families.  Show knowledge of the rarer flowers which should not be picked; 
or
f) Make a collection demonstrating one of the following: 1) How seeds are distributed.  2) How plants climb.  3) How plants protect themselves.  4) How flowers are pollinated.

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

Keep a nature diary with at least 60 entries, extending over three months.
Watch a given area for three months, making notes of anything which may appear in it, or change in it during that time, and discovering as much about the flora and fauna as possible, and have done her best to preserve wild life.
Do one of the following:
a) Take a series of 6 photographs of wild animals or birds from life, have a general knowledge of their lives and habits, and know the times when protection is necessary; or
b) Be able to name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or zoological gardens, or from unnamed coloured plates.  Give particulars, from observation, of lives, habits and appearance of 5 of them; or
c) Make coloured drawings of 20 flowers from life, or 12 coloured sketches of animals or birds, and a short description giving the name of the subject, where she saw it, and on what date, with brief particulars of the habits, the sort of place in which it is to be found, and the family to which it belongs; or
d) Be able to name 15 trees, and show notes from personal observation of their characteristics, uses, etc., with sketches of their leaves, winter twigs, and flowers; or
e) Make a collection of 60 pressed common flowers, with the name, place, and date found, written below, making an effort to group in families.  Show knowledge of the rarer flowers which should not be picked; or
f) Make a collection demonstrating one of the following: 1. How seeds are distributed.  2. How plants climb.  3. How pants protect themselves.  4. How flowers are pollinated.

1935 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a given area for three months (or one school term) making notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna, and do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Demonstrate how to stalk wild animals.

3) Make a collection of natural specimens and now something about them (e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees).

4) Do one of the following: 

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles, or birds in a museum or zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of lives and habits of five of them.

b) Make coloured drawings from life of 20 flowers or 12 animals or birds, with notes of date, place and habits of each.

c) Point out 15 trees, describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

d) Show six plaster casts of tracks taken by herself and now something of the habits of the animals or birds that made them.

e) Know how seeds are distributed, plants climb, plants protect themselves and flowers are pollinated.

1938 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a given area for three months (or one school term) making notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna, and do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Demonstrate how to stalk wild animals.

3) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them (e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees).

4) Do one of the following: 

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles, or birds in a museum or zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of lives and habits of five of them.

b) Make coloured drawings from life of 20 flowers or 12 animals or birds, with notes of date, place and habits of each.

c) Point out 15 trees, describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

d) Show six plaster casts of tracks taken by herself and now something of the habits of the animals or birds that made them.

e) Know how seeds are distributed, plants climb, plants protect themselves and flowers are pollinated.

1939 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a given area for three months (or one school term) making notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna, and do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Demonstrate how to stalk wild animals.

3) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them (e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees).

4) Do one of the following: 

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles, or birds in a museum or zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of lives and habits of five of them.

b) Make coloured drawings from life of 20 flowers or 12 animals or birds, with notes of date, place and habits of each.

c) Point out 15 trees, describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

d) Show six plaster casts of tracks taken by herself and now something of the habits of the animals or birds that made them.

e) Know how seeds are distributed, plants climb, plants protect themselves and flowers are pollinated.

1943 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a given area for three months (or one school term), making notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna, and do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them (e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees).

3) Do two of the following:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from personal observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees, describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed, and flowers are pollinated, and how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

e) Know 50 plants (to include wild flowers, grasses, mosses and ferns).

1947 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a given area for three months (or one school term), making notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna, and do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them (e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees).

3) Do two of the following:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from personal observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees, describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed, and flowers are pollinated, and how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

e) Know 50 plants (to include wild flowers, grasses, mosses and ferns).

1950 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a given area for three months (or one school term), making notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna, and do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them (e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees).

3) Do two of the following:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from personal observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees, describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed, and flowers are pollinated, and how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

e) Know 50 plants (to include wild flowers, grasses, mosses and ferns).

1953 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a given area for three months (or one school term), making notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna, and do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them (e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees).

3) Do two of the following:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from personal observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees, describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed, and flowers are pollinated, and how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

e) Know 50 plants (to include wild flowers, grasses, mosses and ferns).

1957 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a particular area during three months, or one school term; make notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna; do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them, e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees.

3) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees; describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed, and flowers are pollinated, how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call, or song.

e) Know 50 plants, which may include wild flowers, grasses, mosses, and ferns.

1960 POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a particular area during three months, or one school term; make notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna; do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them, e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, barks of trees.

3) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees; describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed, and flowers are pollinated, how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call, or song.

e) Know 50 plants, which may include wild flowers, grasses, mosses, and ferns.

1961 (July) POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a particular area during three months, or one school term; make notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna; do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them, e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers.

3) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees; describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed; flowers are pollinated; how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call, or song.

e) Recognise 50 plants, which may include wild flowers, grasses, mosses, and ferns.

1963 (July) POR Amendments - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a particular area during three months, or one school term; make notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna; do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them, e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers.

3) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees; describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed; flowers are pollinated; how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call, or song.

e) Recognise 50 plants, which may include wild flowers, grasses, mosses, and ferns.

f) Take at least twelve photographs that illustrate the natural features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.

1964 (March) POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a particular area during three months, or one school term; make notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna; do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them, e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers.

3) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees; describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed; flowers are pollinated; how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call, or song.

e) Recognise 50 plants, which may include wild flowers, grasses, mosses, and ferns.

f) Take at least twelve photographs which illustrate the natural features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.

1965 (July) POR - Naturalist Badge


1) Watch a particular area during three months, or one school term; make notes of everything she discovers about its flora and fauna; do her best to preserve wild life.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens and know something about them, e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers.

3) Pass two of the following clauses:

a) Name 40 different animals, insects, reptiles or birds in a museum or a zoological garden.  Give particulars from observation of five of them.

b) Point out 15 trees; describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruit.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Know how seeds are distributed; flowers are pollinated; how plants climb and protect themselves.

d) Recognise 12 birds by appearance, flight, call, or song.

e) Recognise 50 plants, which may include wild flowers, grasses, mosses, and ferns.

f) Take at least twelve photographs which illustrate the natural features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.

1973 Guide Handbook - Naturalist Badge


1) Study a chosen area for three months.  Make notes on plant and animal life noticed during this time.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens, e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, and know something about them.

3) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Name forty different animals, reptiles, or birds in a museum or zoological gardens, and give particulars from observations of five of them.

b) Recognise fifteen trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruits.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Recognise fifteen birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

d) Take at least twelve photographs to illustrate the natural features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.

e) Recognise twenty-five different butterflies, moths, and/or other insects.

Be prepared to talk to the tester about your chosen interest, and show her your record of observation.

4) Understand how wild life can be preserved and try to find out how it is being done in your area.

1973 Guide Handbook - Naturalist Badge


1) Study a chosen area for three months.  Make notes on plant and animal life noticed during this time.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens, e.g. seaweeds, feathers, flowers, and know something about them.

3) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Name forty different animals, reptiles, or birds in a museum or zoological gardens, and give particulars from observations of five of them.

b) Recognise fifteen trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruits.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Recognise fifteen birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

d) Take at least twelve photographs to illustrate the natural features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.

e) Recognise twenty different butterflies, moths, and/or other insects.

Be prepared to talk to the tester about your chosen interest, and show her your record of observation.

4) Understand how wild life can be preserved and try to find out how it is being done in your area.

1978 Guide Handbook - Naturalist Badge


1) Study a chosen area for three months.  Make notes on plant and animal life noticed during this time.

2) Make a collection of natural specimens which can be obtained without destroying living things

or

Keep a record of wild flowers you discover.  Record the name of the flower, the date, and the place where you find it growing.

3) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Name forty different animals, reptiles, or birds in a museum or zoological gardens, and give particulars from observations of five of them.

b) Recognise fifteen trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers, and fruits.  Know their uses to campers and hikers.

c) Recognise fifteen birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

d) Take at least twelve photographs to illustrate the natural features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.

e) Recognise twenty different butterflies, moths, and/or other insects.

Be prepared to talk to the tester about your chosen interest, and show her your record of observation.

4) Understand how wild life can be preserved and try to find out how it is being done in your area.

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