1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Oarswoman Badge Stage 1
The tester should be aged 16 or over and hold The Guide Association's Oarsman's permit or have equivalent knowledge and be acceptable to the County Assistant Outdoor Activities Adviser (Boating).
1) Swim 50m and stay afloat for five minutes wearing clothes. This clause may be done in a swimming pool and you hay wear a buoyancy aid if you wish.
2) Wear suitable clothing and a buoyancy aid (unless using unclassified water) for the test and be able to explain their importance to the tester.
3) Name the parts of a boat.
4) Demonstrate either by yourself or as one of a crew:
a) preparing a boat and launching.
b) leaving the shore or jetty
c) rowing a course, including turning, backing and stopping
d) coming alongside a jetty or coming ashore
e) putting away a boat and equipment.
5) Demonstrate how to use either a round turn and two half hitches or a bowline for tying up a boat.
6) Understand boat discipline and how to behave towards other water users. Know the rules for meeting, passing and crossing other craft and any local rules about accessing and using the water.
7) Point out any hazards on the water you are using. Know how to call for assistance.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Oarswoman Badge Stage 2
If you complete The Guide Association Oarsman Permit, you may have this badge. The syllabus is in Qualifications, published by The Guide Association.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Oarswoman Badge Stage 3
If you complete The Guide Association Rowing Charge Permit, you may have this bade. The syllabus is in Qualifications, published by The Guide Association.