Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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2000 Guide G-File - Personal Safety Badge

At Home, in the unit or with friends
Do three of the following:
1) Be able to identify four types of substance that can be poisonous and are in the kitchen, bathroom or arden.
2) Draw a plan of your bedroom/living room/unit meeting place and mark off potential hazards for someone with a physical disability, an older person and a small child.  Make suggestions for reducing the danger.
3) Create a drama/poster on how to resist peer pressure and say no to cigarettes, drugs or alcohol.
4) Following necessary safety precautions be able to:
* Use a disposable barbecue.
* Turn off the main utilities in your home/meeting place, ie gas, electricity and water.
* Take action if you are being bullied or if you suspect someone else is being bullies.

Out and about
Do three of the following:
1) Draw a map of your local area or your route to school and mark the areas where there are potential hazards.  for example, where there is waste-ground, canals/lakes, alleyways, bad street lighting, parked cars, building sites etc.  Note where there are phone boxes, the police station, or shops where you could get help if you needed it.
2) Be able to read a street map and give directions.
3) Know the Water Safety Code and show an understanding of safety signs and flags ag the beach. 
4) Design a poser or leaflet for a road safety campaign, eg about being seen by night and day.
5) Take a course in cycle proficiency such as 'Get Started' or 'Improve', organized by the British Cycling Foundation
6) Know The Highway Code as it relates to pedestrians and cyclists.
7) Create a ten point checklist of safety precautions for traveling abroad.
2005 Guide Badge File - Personal Safety Badge

At home, in the unit or with friends, do three clauses.
1) Be able to identify four substances that can be poisonous and are found in the kitchen, bathroom or garden.
2) Draw a plan of your bedroom, living room or unt meeting place and mark off potential hazards for someone with a physical disability, an older person and a small child.  Make suggestions for reducing the danger.
3) Create a drama or poster about how to resist peer pressure and say no to cigarettes, drugs or alcohol.
4) Following necessary safety precautions, be able to:
* use a disposable barbecue
* turn off the main utilities in your home or meeting place, eg gas, electricity and water
* take action if you are being bullied or if you suspect someone else is being bullied.
2014 (September) Guide Badges Download - Personal Safety Badge

Complete all the clauses:
1) Be able to describe three things that might cause you harm or make you feel unsafe, while doing each of the following:
* heating up baked beans on the stove and toasting two pieces of bread in the toaster.
* going rock climbing outdoors with your Guide unit.
* going into town with your friends
* jumping into the local pond/lake during hot weather.
Describe steps you would take to reduce risks to your personal safety in these scenarios.
2) Following necessary safety precautions, cook something simple, either using a portable/camping stove or in an unconventional way (eg on an open fire, in a cardboard box oven, on a food tin).  Be able to explain the safety precautions which need to be taken when carrying out this activity.
3) Using a map of your local area, draw the safest routes you could take if walking from your house to at least one of the below:
* your school
* your Guide meeting place
* the library or local shops
Explain your reasons for identifying the routes as safe, and why you might take a different route after dark.
4) Take a 15-minute walk around the area of your home or meeting place and explain the steps you take to keep safe.  Try also to notice the things you do to keep safe without thinking about  it, like looking before you cross the road.
5) Be able to recognize and describe the physical signs you feel in your own body when you sense danger, for example your heart beating faster.  Describe what things can stop you hearing or listening to these warning signs.
6) Show what you would wear and take with you in the following situations and explain why:
* going for a walk in the countryside
* going to a party at a friend's house
* meeting friends at the local park
* travelling on a train or bus on your own.
7) Create a drama, design a computer presentation or poster, or tell others about at least one of the following:
* how to keep yourself safe while using the internet.
* the dangers of cyber bullying
* how being under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol can affect your safety.
* how to stay safe near a railway line or motorway.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Personal Safety


Complete all the clauses

This badge will be retired on 22 July 2019  as we move over to our new programme of activities, badges and awards.

1. Be able to describe three things that might cause you harm or make you feel unsafe, while doing each of the following:

  • heating up baked beans on the stove and toasting two pieces of bread in the toaster
  • going rock climbing outdoors with your Guide unit
  • going into town with your friends
  • jumping into the local pond/lake during hot weather

Describe steps you would take to reduce risks to your personal safety in these scenarios.

2. Following necessary safety precautions, cook something simple, either using a portable/camping stove or in an unconventional way (e.g. on an open fire, in a cardboard box oven, on a food tin). Be able to explain the safety precautions which need to be taken when carrying out this activity.

3. Using a map of your local area, draw the safest routes you could take if walking from your house to at least one of the below:

  • your school
  • your Guide meeting place
  • the library or local shops

Explain your reasons for identifying the routes as safe, and why you might take a different route after dark.

4. Take a 15-minute walk around the area of your home or meeting place and explain the steps you take to keep safe. Try also to notice the things you do to keep safe without thinking about it, like looking before you cross the road.

5. Be able to recognise and describe the physical signs you feel in your own body when you sense danger, for example your heart beating faster. Describe what things can stop you hearing or listening to these warning signs.

6. Show what you would wear and take with you in the following situations, and explain why:

  • going for a walk in the countryside
  • going to a party at a friend's house
  • meeting friends at the local park
  • travelling on a train or bus on your own

7. Create a drama, design a computer presentation or poster, or tell others about at least one of the following:

  • how to keep yourself safe while using the internet
  • the dangers of cyber bullying
  • how being under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol can affect your safety
  • how to stay safe near a railway line or motorway

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