Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Local Guide Badge
"Know the history of the place and be able to act as guide to visitors; and know whereabouts of ambulance, police, fire and telephone stations, etc., as for boys."
1912 Handbook - Pathfinder

Know every lane and bypath and short cut at least one mile round, and five miles general knowledge.
Know general direction of the principal towns for twenty-five miles round headquarters' room, and able to give strangers guidance.
Know how many livery stables, corn merchants, bakers or butchers within about a mile.
Name where to find police, doctors, hospital, telegraph or telephone, or fire station, or turncocks, or blacksmith, as selected.
Describe estimate of how many public buildings, schools, halls etc., are capable of being turned into hospitals.
Estimate probable number of patients they would hold, without entering or asking.
Bring written history of the place and old buildings, under three hundred words, or make large scale map of the place.

1918 POR - Pathfinder Badge


Must:-

a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding six) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or, in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note.- The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-miles radius from the Company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to guide strangers by day or night within a five-mile radius, and give them general directions as to how to get to the principal suburbs, districts or towns within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

1919 POR - Pathfinder Badge


a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding six) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and, in country only, estates and farms with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or, in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note.- The area over which the aoive intimate knowledge will be required is a two-miles radius from the Company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to guide strangers by day or night within a five-mile radius, and give them general directions as to how to get to the principal suburbs, districts or towns within a 25-mile radius; 

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

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

a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post telegraph and telephone offices, railway omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms, with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to guide strangers by day or night within a five-mile radius, and give them general directions as to how to get to the principal suburbs, districts or towns within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

1921 POR - Pathfinder Badge


a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post telegraph and telephone offices, railway omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms, with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to guide strangers by day or night within a five-mile radius, and give them general directions as to how to get to the principal suburbs, districts or towns within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

1924 POR - Pathfinder Badge


a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post telegraph and telephone offices, railway omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms, with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to guide strangers by day or night within a five-mile radius, and give them general directions as to how to get to the principal suburbs, districts or towns within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

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

a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post telegraph and telephone offices, railway omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms, with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to guide strangers by day or night within a five-mile radius, and give them general directions as to how to get to the principal suburbs, districts or towns within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Pathfinder Badge

A Guide must: 
a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding six) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or, in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.
(Note. - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 40,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area);
b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to guide strangers within a two-mile radius, and now how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius; 
c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.
d) Must be able to find a way from one given place to another by means of an ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Pathfinder Badge

A Guide must: 
a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding six) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or, in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.
(Note. - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 40,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area);
b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to guide strangers within a two-mile radius, and now how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius; 
c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.
d) Must be able to find a way from one given place to another by means of an ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1930 POR - Pathfinder Badge


a) Must have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post telegraph and telephone offices, railway omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms, with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

c) Must have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

d) Must be able to find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken

1931 POR - Pathfinder Badge


a) Must have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post telegraph and telephone offices, railway omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers; and in country only, estates and farms, with their approximate acreage and nature, turncocks and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

c) Must have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

d) Must be able to find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1932 POR - Pathfinder Badge


a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post telegraph and telephone offices, railway omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

d) Be able to read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.
1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Pathfinder Badge

a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(Note - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

d) Be able to read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1935 POR - Pathfinder Badge


a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, job masters, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and bridle paths, and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(N. B.  - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

d) Be able to read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1938 POR - Pathfinder Badge


a) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and bridle paths, and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(N. B.  - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

b) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

c) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

d) Be able to read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1939 POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and bridle paths, and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

(N. B.  - The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area); 

2) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

4) Read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1943 POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and bridle paths, and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area).

2) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

4) Read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1947 POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and bridle paths, and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area).

2) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

4) Read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1950 POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and bridle paths, and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area).

2) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

4) Read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1953 POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the locality round her headquarters, including fire and police stations, general hospitals, post, telegraph and telephone offices, railway, omnibus and tram routes, the principal (not exceeding 6) doctors, factories, livery stables, motor garages, cycle repairers, turncocks; and in country only, estates and farms, with their boundaries and nature, rights of way and bridle paths, and blacksmiths; or in town only, the principal food and provision merchants and cab ranks.

The area over which the above intimate knowledge will be required is a two-mile radius from the company headquarters in country or towns up to 20,000 inhabitants; one mile in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; half a mile in towns over 500,000.  The Commissioner may at her discretion vary the area to exclude undesirable neighbourhoods, parks or other open spaces, and include an equivalent area).

2) Have a general knowledge of the district so as to be able to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius, and know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of the history of the place and any buildings of historical interest.

4) Read a compass and find a way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance map, and trace on the map the route taken.

1957 POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood round her headquarters.

Know the locations of: 

a) Fire, police and railway stations; post and telegraph offices, and public telephones; railway, omnibus and tram routes; livery stables, motor garages, filling stations, and cycle repair shops; the principal factories; general hospitals; doctors' houses and/or surgeries (not exceeding 6).

b) Country Guides.  Estates and farms (e.g. names, boundaries, and type of farming, etc.); rights of way and bridle paths; blacksmiths' forges.

Town Guides.  The principal provision shops; cab ranks.

Note: The area to be covered is a half mile radius in towns over 500,000 inhabitants, one-mile radius in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; two-mile radius in towns under 20,000 and in the country.  The Commissioner may exclude any undesirable districts, or parks and open spaces in town, and substitute an equivalent area.

2) Have a sufficient general knowledge of the district to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius; know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of local history and buildings of historical interest.

4) Use a compass; find the way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance Survey map: trace on the map the route taken.

1960 POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood round her headquarters.

Know the locations of: 

a) Fire, police and railway stations; post and telegraph offices, and public telephones; railway, omnibus and tram routes; livery stables, motor garages, filling stations, and cycle repair shops; the principal factories; general hospitals; doctors' houses and/or surgeries (not exceeding 6).

b) Country Guides.  Estates and farms (e.g. names, boundaries, and type of farming, etc.); rights of way and bridle paths; blacksmiths' forges.

Town Guides.  The principal provision shops; cab ranks.

Note: The area to be covered is a half mile radius in towns over 500,000 inhabitants, one-mile radius in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; two-mile radius in towns under 20,000 and in the country.  The Commissioner may exclude any undesirable districts, or parks and open spaces in town, and substitute an equivalent area.

2) Have a sufficient general knowledge of the district to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius; know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of local history and buildings of historic interest.

4) Use a compass; find the way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance Survey map: trace on the map the route taken.

1961 (July) POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood round her headquarters.

Know the locations of: 

a) Fire, police and railway stations; post and telegraph offices, and public telephones; railway, omnibus and tram routes; livery stables, motor garages, filling stations, and cycle repair shops; the principal factories; general hospitals; doctors' houses and/or surgeries (not exceeding 6).

b) Country Guides.  Estates and farms (e.g. names, boundaries, and type of farming, etc.); rights of way and bridle paths; blacksmiths' forges.

Town Guides.  The principal provision shops; cab ranks.

Note: The area to be covered is a half mile radius in towns over 500,000 inhabitants, one-mile radius in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; two-mile radius in towns under 20,000 and in the country.  

The Commissioner may exclude any undesirable districts, or parks and open spaces in town, and substitute an equivalent area.

2) Have a sufficient general knowledge of the district to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius; know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of local history and buildings of historic interest.

4) Use a compass; find the way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance Survey map: trace on the map the route taken.

1964 (March) POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Have an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood round her headquarters.

Know the location of: 

a) Fire, police and railway stations; post and telegraph offices, and public telephones; railway, omnibus and tram routes; livery stables, motor garages, filling stations, and cycle repair shops; the principal factories; general hospitals; doctors' houses and/or surgeries (not exceeding 6).

b) Country Guides.  Estates and farms (e.g. names, boundaries, and type of farming, etc.); rights of way and bridle paths; blacksmiths' forges.

Town Guides.  The principal provision shops; cab ranks.

Note: The area to be covered is a half mile radius in towns over 500,000 inhabitants, one-mile radius in towns between 20,000 and 500,000; two-mile radius in towns under 20,000 and in the country.  

The Commissioner may exclude any undesirable districts, or parks and open spaces in town, and substitute an equivalent area.

2) Have a sufficient general knowledge of the district to direct strangers within a 2-mile radius; know how to get to the principal outlying places within a 25-mile radius;

3) Have some knowledge of local history and buildings of historic interest.

4) Use a compass; find the way from one given place to another by means of an Ordnance Survey map: trace on the map the route taken.

1965 (July) POR - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know her neighbourhood thoroughly, so that she can direct a stranger within a radius of half a mile (town) or one mile (country) of her home or Guide H.Q. to the nearest churches, doctor, telephone, pillar-box, post and/or telegraph office, garage and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, town hall, and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

2) Show ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 5-mile radius, using the public transport available.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office, and library.

4) Use a compass.  Find sixteen points by the sun and stars.  Find the way from one given place to another by use of a compass and by means of an Ordnance Survey map or a street map.  Point out on the map the route taken.

1968 Guide Handbook - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly, so that you can direct a stranger within a radius of 1/2 mile (town) or 1 mile (country) of your home or Guide H.Q. to the nearest churches, doctor, telephone, pillar-box, post and/or telegraph office, garage and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, town hall, and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

2) Show ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 5-mile radius, using the public transport available.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office, and library.

4) Use a compass: know sixteen points and find direction by the sun and stars.  Find the way from one given place to another by use of a compass and by means of an Ordnance Survey map and a street map.  Point out on the map the route taken.

1970 Edition Hints on Guide Badges - Pathfinder Badge

1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly, so that you can direct a stranger within a radius of 1/2 mile (town) or 1 mile (country) of your home or Guide HQ to the nearest churches, doctor, telephone, pillar-box, post and/or telegraph office, garage and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, town hall, and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.
2) Show ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 5-mile radius, using the public transport available.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.
3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office and library.
4) Use a compass: Know 16 points and find direction by the sun and stars.  Find the way from one given place to another by use of a compass and by means of an Ordnance survey map and a street map.  Point out on the map the route taken.

1973 Guide Handbook - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly, so that you can direct a stranger within a radius of 1/2 mile (town) or 1 mile (country) of your home or Guide H.Q. to the nearest churches, doctor, telephone, pillar-box, post and/or telegraph office, garage, and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, town hall, and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

2) Show ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 5-mile radius, using the public transport available.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office, and library.

4) Use a compass: know sixteen points and find direction by the sun and stars.  Find the way from one given place to another by use of a compass and by means of an Ordnance Survey map and a street map.  Point out on the map the route taken.

1978 Guide Interest Badge Amendments - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly, so that you can direct a stranger within a radius of 1/2 mile (town) or 1 mile (country) of your home or Guide H.Q. to the nearest churches, doctor, telephone, pillar-box, post and/or telegraph office, garage, and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, town hall, and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

2) Show ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 5-mile radius, using the public transport available.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office, and library.

4) Use a compass.  Be able to find north by the sun and stars.  Find the way from one given place to another by use of a compass and by means of an Ordnance Survey map and a street map.  Point out on the map the route taken.

1978 Guide Handbook - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly, so that you can direct a stranger within a radius of 1/2 mile (town) or 1 mile (country) of your home or Guide H.Q. to the nearest churches, doctor, telephone, pillar-box, post and/or telegraph office, garage, and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, town hall, and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

2) Show ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 5-mile radius, using the public transport available.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office, and library.

4) Use a compass: know sixteen points and find direction by the sun and stars.  Find the way from one given place to another by use of a compass and by means of an Ordnance Survey map and a street map.  Point out on the map the route taken.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly, so that you can direct a stranger within a radius of 1/2 mile (0.8 km) (town) or 1 mile (1.6 km) (country) of your home or Guide H.Q. to the nearest places of worship, toilets, telephone, pillar-box, post office, garage, and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, council offices and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

2) Show ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 5-mile (8 km) radius (or 2 miles (3 km) in urban areas), using the public transport available and knowing the main destinations.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office, and library.

4) a) Be able to find north by the sun, stars and a compass.

b) Find the way from one given place to another by use of a street map, an Ordnance Survey map and a compass.  Point out on the map the route taken.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly, so that you can direct a stranger within a radius of 1/2 mile (0.8 km) (town) or 1 mile (1.6 km) (country) of your home or Guide Headquarters to the nearest places of worship, toilets, telephone, pillar-box, post office, garage, and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, council offices and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.

2) Show your ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 5-mile (8 km) radius (or 2 miles (3 km) in urban areas), using the public transport available and knowing main destinations.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office, and library.

4) a) Be able to find north by the sun, stars and a compass.

b) Find the way from one given place to another by use of a street map, an Ordnance Survey map and a compass.  Point out on the map the route taken.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly, so that you can direct a stranger within a radius of 0.8 km (half-mile) (town) or 1.6 km (1 mile) (country) of your home or Guide H.Q. to the nearest places of worship, toilets, telephone, pillar-box, post office, garage, and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, council offices and other well-known buildings; give approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch-map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know to what places the main roads lead.  Tell the tester of any difficulties a disabled person might experience in gaining access to these places.

2) Show ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find his way to any place within a 8 km (5-mile) radius or 3 km (2 miles) in urban areas), using the public transport available and knowing the main destinations.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office, and library.

4) a) Be able to find north by the sun, stars and a compass.

b) Find the way from one given place to another by use of:

I) a street map

ii) A motorist's road map (e.g. 1 inch: 3 miles.)

Point out on the map he route to be taken for one of these methods and demonstrate the other practically, out-of-doors.

In an area where no street map is available an Ordnance survey Map may be used.

Note: All places are to be chosen by the tester.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge


1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly.  Be able to give directions within a 0.8km (half-mile) radius, if you live in a town, or a 1.6km (1 mile) radius, if you live in the country, of your home or Guide headquarters, to the nearest places of worship, toilets, telephone, pillar box, post offices, garage and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, council offices, and other well-known buildings.  Give the approximate time needed to reach each place.  At the test draw a rough sketch map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another.  Know which places main roads lead to.  Tell the tester of any difficulties a disabled person might experience in gaining access to these places.

2) Give clear directions to any place within a 8km (5 mile) radius in country areas or 3km (2 mile) in urban areas using available public transport and knowing main destinations.  The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3) Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office and library.

4) Be able to find north by the sun, stars and a compass.

Find the way from one given place to another by use of both a street map and a motorist's road map (for example a map with a scale of 1 inch:3 miles).

Point out on a map the route to be taken for one of these methods and demonstrate the other practically, out of doors.

In an area where no street map is available an Ordnance Survey Map may be used.

Note: All places are to be chosen by the tester.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Pathfinder Badge

Note: All places are to be chosen by the tester.
1) Know your neighbourhood thoroughly.  Be able to give clear directions on the easiest way to get to places within a 0.8km (0/5 mile) radius if you live in a town, or a 1.6km (1 mile) radius if you live in the country, of your home or Guide headquarters.
You should be able to give directions to the following types of places, e.g. police station, bus and railway station, place of worship, toilets, telephone, post office, post box, places of interest.  At the test, draw a sketch map showing the way from one given point to another.
2) Give directions to any place chosen by the tester within an 8km (5 mile) radius in country areas or 3km (2 mile) radius in urban areas using available public transport and knowing the main destinations.
3) Know the opening hours of local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office and library.
4) Be able to find north by the sun, stars and a compass.
5) Find the way from one given place to another by use of both a street map (for example a map with a scale of 1 inch : 3 miles).
Show the tester on one of the maps the route you would take between two places given by the tester.  Using the other type of map demonstrate practically, out of doors, how you would get to two places given by the tester.
In an area where no street map is available an Ordnance survey map may be used.
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