Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1968 Guide Handbook - Observer Badge


I) General Observation

Pass one of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:

1) Follow a 1/2 mile trail and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for instance, fifteen out of twenty).

2) Deduce a scene from given clues.

3) Spend 15 minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.

4) Identify nine out of twelve substances by smell.

5) Identify fifteen out of twenty objects by touch.

II) Project

Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.

7) Make a survey of the plant life of an area.

8) Visit a chosen area and report on sounds heard.

9) Keep a daily record of the weather, to include notes on temperature and amount and type of cloud.

10) Watch a chosen area and report on its bird life.

Note: The suggested period for clauses 9 and 10 is one week.

III) Identification

Pass two of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

11) Identify twelve trees.

12) Identify twenty plants.

13) Identify ten birds.

14) Identify eight constellations or stars.

15) Identify ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds, etc.).

16) Identify ten different aircraft, or ships, or cars.

Note: Your tester may appoint some other responsible person to test this section.

1973 Guide Handbook - Observer Badge


I) General Observation

Pass one of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:

1) Follow a 1/2 mile trail and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for instance, fifteen out of twenty).

2) Deduce a scene from given clues.

3) Spend 15 minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.

4) Identify nine out of twelve substances by smell.

5) Identify fifteen out of twenty objects by touch.

II) Project

Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.

7) Make a survey of the palnt life of an area.

8) Visit a chosen area and report on sounds heard.

9) Keep a daily record of the weather, to include notes on temperature and amount and type of cloud.

10) Watch a chosen area and report on its bird life.

Note: The suggested period for clauses 9 and 10 is one week.

III) Identification

Pass two of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

11) Identify twelve trees.

12) Identify twenty plants.

13) Identify ten birds.

14) Identify eight constellations or stars.

15) Identify ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds, etc.).

16) Identify ten different aircraft, or ships, or cars.

Note: Your tester may appoint some other responsible person to test this section.

1978 Guide Handbook - Observer Badge


I) General Observation

Pass one of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:

1) Follow a 1/2 mile trail and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for instance, fifteen out of twenty).

2) Deduce a scene from given clues.

3) Spend 15 minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.

4) Identify nine out of twelve substances by smell.

5) Identify fifteen out of twenty objects by touch.

II) Project

Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.

7) Make a survey of the palnt life of an area.

8) Visit a chosen area and report on sounds heard.

9) Keep a daily record of the weather, to include notes on temperature and amount and type of cloud.

10) Watch a chosen area and report on its bird life.

Note: The suggested period for clauses 9 and 10 is one week.

III) Identification

Pass two of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

11) Identify twelve trees.

12) Identify twenty plants.

13) Identify ten birds.

14) Identify eight constellations or stars.

15) Identify ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds, etc.).

16) Identify ten different aircraft, or ships, or cars.

Note: Your tester may appoint some other responsible person to test this section.

1979 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Observer Badge

I) General Observation

Pass one of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:

1) Follow a 1/2 mile trail and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for instance, fifteen out of twenty).

2) Deduce a scene from given clues.

3) Spend 15 minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.

4) Identify nine out of twelve substances by smell.

5) Identify fifteen out of twenty objects by touch.

II) Project

Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.

7) Make a survey of the plant life of an area.

8) Visit a chosen area and report on sounds heard.

9) Keep a daily record of the weather, to include notes on temperature and amount and type of cloud.

10) Watch a chosen area and report on its bird life.

Note: The suggested period for clauses 9 and 10 is one week.

III) Identification

Pass two of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

11) Identify twelve trees.

12) Identify twenty plants.

13) Identify ten birds.

14) Identify eight constellations or stars.

15) Identify ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds, etc.).

16) Identify ten different aircraft, or ships, or cars.

Note: Your tester may appoint some other responsible person to test this section.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Observer Badge

I) General Observation

Pass two of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:

1) Follow a 1/2 mile (0.8 km) trail and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for instance, fifteen out of twenty).

2) Deduce a scene from given clues.

3) Spend 15 minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.

4) Identify nine out of twelve substances by smell.

5) Identify fifteen out of twenty objects by touch.

II) Project

Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.

7) Make a survey of the plant life of an area.

8) Visit a chosen area and report on sounds heard.

9) Keep a daily record of the weather, to include notes on temperature and amount and type of cloud.

10) Watch a chosen area and report on its bird life.

Note: The suggested period for clauses 9 and 10 is one week.

11) Take at least twelve photographs to illustrate distinctive features of trees, plants, wild animals etc.

III) Identification

Pass two of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

12) Recognise twelve trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers and fruits.  Know their use to campers and hikers.

13) Recognise twenty plants.

14) Recognise ten birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

15) Recognise eight constellations or stars.

16) Recognise ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds, etc.).

17) Recognise ten different butterflies, moths, and/or other insects.

18) Recognise ten different aircraft, or ships, or cars.

Note: Your tester may appoint some other responsible person to test this section.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Observer Badge

I General Observation
Pass one of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:
1) Follow a half-mile trail and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for instance, fifteen out of twenty).
2) Deduce a scene from given clues.
3) Spend fifteen minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.
4) Identify nine of twelve substances by smell.
5) Identify fifteen out of twenty objects by touch.
II Project
Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:
6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.
7) Make a survey of the plant life of an area.
8) Visit a chosen area and report on sounds heard.
9) Keep a daily record of the weather, to include notes on temperature and amount and type of cloud.
10) Watch a chosen area and report on its bird life.
Note: The suggested period for clauses 9 and 10 is one week.
11) Take at least twelve photographs to illustrate distinctive features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.
III Identification
Pass two of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:
12) Recognise twelve trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers and fruits.  Know their use to campers and hikers.
13) Recognise twenty plants.
14) Recognise ten birds by appearance, flight, call or song.
15) Recognise eight constellations or stars.
16) Recognise ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds, etc.)
17) Recognise ten different aircraft, or ships, or cars.
18) Recognise ten different butterflies, moths, and/or other insects.
Note: Your tester may appoint some other responsible person to test this section.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Observer Badge

I General Observation
Pass one of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:
1) Follow a half-mile (0.8 km) trail and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for instance, fifteen out of twenty).
2) Deduce a scene from given clues.
3) Spend fifteen minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.
4) Identify nine of twelve substances by smell.
5) Identify fifteen out of twenty objects by touch.
II Project
Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:
6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.
7) Make a survey of the plant life of an area.
8) Visit a chosen area and report on sounds heard.
9) Keep a daily record of the weather, to include notes on temperature and amount and type of cloud.
10) Watch a chosen area and report on its bird life.
Note: The suggested period for clauses 9 and 10 is one week.
11) Take at least twelve photographs to illustrate distinctive features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.
III Identification
Pass two of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:
12) Recognise twelve trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers and fruits.  Know their use to campers and hikers.
13) Recognise twenty plants.
14) Recognise ten birds by appearance, flight, call or song.
15) Recognise eight constellations or stars.
16) Recognise ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds, etc.)
17) Recognise ten different butterflies, moths, and/or other insects.
18) Recognise ten different aircraft, or ships, or cars.
Note: Your tester may appoint some other responsible person to test this section.
1989 Guide Badge Book - Observer Badge

NOTE: Remember to tell an adult before you go out alone.

I) General Observation

Pass two of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:

1) Follow a route for 0.8 km (half mile) by means of a trail or sketch map and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for instance, fifteen out of twenty).

2) Describe a person's appearance and manner after 5 minutes' observation.

3) Spend 15 minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.

4) Identify nine out of twelve substances by smell.

5) Identify fifteen out of twenty objects by touch.

II) Project

Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.

7) Make a survey of the plant life of an area.

8) Keep a daily record of the weather for one week, to include notes on temperature, amount and type of cloud, sunshine and precipitation.

9) Watch a chosen area for one week and report on its bird and/or animal and/or insect life.

10) Take at least twelve photographs to illustrate distinctive features of trees, plants, wild animals etc.

III) Identification

Pass two of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

11) Recognise twelve trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers and fruits.  Know their use to campers and hikers.

12) Recognise twenty plants.

13) Recognise ten birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

14) Recognise eight constellations or stars.

15) Recognise ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds, etc.).

16) Recognise ten different butterflies, moths, and/or other insects.

17) Recognise ten different aircraft, or ships, or cars.

Your tester may appoint some other responsible person to test this section.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Observer Badge


Note: Remember to tell an adult before you go out alone.

Part I: General Observation

Pass two of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:

1) Follow a route for 0.8km (half-mile) by means of a trail or sketch map and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for example 15 out of 20).

2) Describe a person's appearance and manner after five minutes' observation.

3) Spend 15 minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.

4) Identify nine out of 12 substances by smell.

5) Identify 15 out of 20 objects by touch.

Part II Project

Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:

6) Make a sketch-map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.

7) Make a survey of the plant life of an area.

8) Keep a daily record of the weather for one week, to include notes on temperature, amount and type of cloud, sunshine and precipitation.

9) Watch a chosen area for one week and report on its bird and/or animal and/or insect life.

10) Take at least 12 photographs to illustrate distinctive features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.

Part III Identification

Pass two of the following clauses.  Consult the tester before making your choice.

11) Recognise 12 trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers and fruits.  Know their use to campers and hikers

12) Recognise 20 plants

13) Recognise ten birds by appearance, flight, call or song.

14) Recognise eight constellations or stars.

15) Recognise ten sea-shore specimens (shells, seaweeds etc.).

16) Recognise ten different butterflies, moths and/or other insects.

17) Recognise ten different aircraft, ships or cars.

Your tester may appoint another responsible person to test this section.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Observer Badge

Remember to tell an adult before you go out alone.
Part I General Observation
Pass two of the following clauses to be chosen by your tester:
1) Follow a route for 0.8km (0.5 miles) by means of a trail or sketch map and answer correctly questions based on the route covered (for example 15 out of 20).
2) After five minutes' observation describe a person's appearance and manner.
3) Spend 15 minutes in the open and make a list of sounds heard or listen to a tape recording and identify sounds.
4) Identify nine out of 12 substances by smell.
5) Identify 15 out of 20 objects by touch.
Part II Project
Pass one of the following clauses chosen in consultation with your tester:
6) Make a sketch map of an area showing the position of trees and shrubs.
7) Make a survey of the plant life of an area.
8) Keep a daily record of the weather for a week, including notes on temperature, amount and type of cloud, sunshine and precipitation.
9) Watch a chosen area for a week and report on its bird and/or animal and/or insect life.
10) Take at least 12 photographs to illustrate distinctive features of trees, plants, wild animals, etc.
Part III Identification
11) Recognise 12 trees.  Describe their leaves, winter twigs, flowers and fruits.  Know their use to campers and hikers.
12) Recognise 20 plants.
13) Recognise ten birds by appearance, flight, call or song.
14) Recognise eight constellations or stars.
15) Recognise ten seashore specimens (shells, seaweed, etc.)
16) Recognise ten different butterflies, moths and/or other insects.
17) Recognise ten different aircraft, ships or cars.
Your tester may appoint another responsible person to test this section.
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