Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1920 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them - Nurse Cavell Badge

To obtain the Nurse Cavell Badge a Guide must have shown either special pluck in saving life, self-sacrifice in work for others, endurance of suffering, or calmness in danger.
These attributes would serve on the merits of the case as equivalent to some of the following tests:-
For Guides - Ambulance, Sick Nurse, Cook, Laundress, Needlewoman, Scribe, Signaller, Housekeeper, pioneer, Child Nurse or Interpreter, Carpenter, Handywoman.
For Senior Guides - First Aid, Probationer, First Class Cook, Finisher, Dressmaker, Clerk, First Class Signaller, Housekeeper, Pioneer, Child Nurse or Interpreter, Carpenter, Handywoman.
The personal character of the Guide as testified to by the Captain, or ascertained by the Headquarters Committee, will be as important a factor in the awarding of this badge, and a recommendation from the employer or school authorities as to punctuality, energy in work, and steadfastness of purpose, will also be required.
Applications will be considered by a Special Committee at Headquarters.
N.B. This badge is originated as a Memorial to Nurse Cavell with a view to encouraging her special qualities among the Guides.

1921 POR - Nurse Cavell Badge


To obtain the Nurse Cavell Badge a Guide must have shown either special pluck in saving life, self-sacrifice in work for others, endurance of suffering, or calmness in danger.

These attributes would serve on the merits of the case as equivalent to some of the following tests:

For Guides

Ambulance, Sick Nurse, Cook, Laundress, Needlewoman, Scribe, Signaller, Housekeeper, Pioneer, Child Nurse or Interpreter, Carpenter, Handywoman.

For Senior Guides

First Aid, Probationer, first Class Cook, Finisher, Dressmaker, Clerk, First Class Signaller, Housekeeper, Pioneer, Child Nurse or Interpreter, Carpenter, Handywoman.

The personal character of the Guide as testified to by the Captain, or ascertained by the Headquarters Committee, will be an important factor in the awarding of this Badge, and a recommendation from the employer or school authorities as to punctuality, energy in work, and steadfastness of purpose, will also be required.

1924 POR - Nurse Cavell Badge


Only Guides of at least six months' service in registered Extension Companies, composed of physically defective girls, or registered Extension Lone Guides, are eligible for this Badge.

It will be awarded on the recommendation of the Captain of the Company, the Doctor, the Sister of the Ward, or the Nurse, showing that the guide has behaved with great pluck when in pain; shown endurance under return of suffering; that she has been cheerful and self controlled and has helped others through her behavior and general outlook on life. 

A report from the district Commissioner as a result of a personal visit to the guide in hospital, institution, or in her own home, must accompany the application.

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