Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1914 (May) Girl Guides' Gazette - Photographer Badge


A Guide must have a knowledge of the theory and use of lenses, and the construction of cameras, action of developers.

She must take, develop and print 12 separate subjects - three interiors, three portraits, three landscapes, and three instantaneous action photos.

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

A Guide must be able to take, develop and print:
Two interiors
Two portraits
Two landscapes
Two instantaneous action photographs.
The use of developing tanks is prohibited in this test.

1921 POR - Photographer Badge


Must be able to take, develop, and print: 

Two interiors

Two portraits

Two landscapes

Two instantaneous action photographs.

These photographs must have been specially taken for the test, or within six months of the examination.

1924 POR - Photographer Badge


Must be able to take, develop, and print: 

Two interiors

Two portraits

Two landscapes

Two instantaneous action photographs.

These photographs must have been specially taken for the test, or within six months of the examination.


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

A Guide must be able to take, develop and print:
Two interiors.
Two portraits.
Two landscapes.
Two instantaneous action photographs.
These photographs must have been specially taken for the test, or within six months of the examination.

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


1) A Guide must bring to the Examination 10 photographs, taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects must be chosen from at least 5 of the following:
a) Interior
b) Portrait
c) Landscape
d) Architecture
e) Instantaneous action
f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing or a painting.
g) Flowers
h) Birds, animals, insects.
The photographs must have been taken within NINE months of the Examination, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.
All the prints must be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).
2) Must be able to answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.
3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e., a print.

1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Photographer

1) A Guide must bring to the Examination 10 photographs, taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects must be chosen from at least 5 of the following:
a) Interior
b) Portrait
c) Landscape
d) Architecture
e) Instantaneous action
f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing or a painting.
g) Flowers
h) Birds, animals, insects.
The photographs must have been taken within NINE months of the Examination, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.
All the prints must be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).
2) Must be able to answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.
3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e., a print.

1930 POR - Photographer Badge


1) A Guide must bring to the examination 10 photographs, taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects must be chosen from at least 5 of the following: 

a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous Action, f) Copy of a photograph a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs must have been taken within nine months of the examination, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.

All the prints must be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).

2) Must be able to answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e. a print.  

1931 POR - Photographer Badge


1) A Guide must bring to the examination 10 photographs, taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects must be chosen from at least 5 of the following: 

a) Interior

b) Portrait

c) Landscape

d) Architecture

e) Instantaneous Action

f) Copy of a photograph a drawing or a painting

g) Flowers

h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs must have been taken within nine months of the examination, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.

All the prints must be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).

2) Must be able to answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e. a print.  

1932 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Bring to the examination 10 photographs, taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects to be chosen from at least 5 of the following: 

a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous Action, f) Copy of a photograph a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs must have been taken within nine months of the examination, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.

All the prints must be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).

2) Be able to answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e. a print.  

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Photographer Badge

1) Bring to the examination 10 photographs, taken, developed, and printed by herself.  the subjects to be chosen from at least 5 of the following:
a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous action, f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.
The photographs should have been taken within NINE months of the examination, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.
All the prints to be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).
2) Be able to answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.
3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e., a print.

1935 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Bring to the examination 10 photographs, taken, developed and printed by herself, three of which should be enlargements..  The subjects must be chosen from at least 5 of the following: 

a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous Action, f) Copy of a photograph a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs must have been taken within nine months of the examination, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.

All the prints must be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).

2) Must be able to answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e. a print.  

1938 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Bring to the test 10 photographs, taken, developed and printed by herself, three of which should be enlargements..  The subjects must be chosen from at least 5 of the following: 

a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous Action, f) Copy of a photograph a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs must have been taken within nine months of the test, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.

All the prints must be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).

2) Must be able to answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e. a print.  

1939 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Bring to the test 10 photographs, taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects must be chosen from at least 5 of the following: 

a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous Action, f) Copy of a photograph a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs must have been taken within nine months of the test, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.

All the prints must be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).

2) Answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e. a print.

1943 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Bring to the test 10 photographs taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects to be chosen from at least five of the following: a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous action, f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs should have been taken within nine months of the test, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.  All the prints to be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).

2) Answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e., a print.

1947 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Bring to the test 10 photographs taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects to be chosen from at least five of the following: a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous action, f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs should have been taken within nine months of the test, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used.  All the prints to be properly mounted (slip-in mounts not allowed).

2) Answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e., a print.

1950 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Bring to the test 10 photographs taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects to be chosen from at least five of the following: a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous action, f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs should have been taken within nine months of the test, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used. Prints to be mounted by any of the usual methods.

2) Answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e., a print.

1953 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Bring to the test 10 photographs taken, developed and printed by herself.  The subjects to be chosen from at least five of the following: a) Interior, b) Portrait, c) Landscape, d) Architecture, e) Instantaneous action, f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing or a painting, g) Flowers, h) Birds, animals, insects.

The photographs should have been taken within nine months of the test, and conditions stated under which negatives were taken and developed, and prints made and materials used. Prints to be mounted by any of the usual methods.

2) Answer general questions as to the functions of the different parts of the camera, such as lens, shutter and stops.

3) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive, i.e., a print.

1957 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Bring to the test ten photographs taken, developed, and printed during the previous nine months; the prints to be mounted in any of the usual ways.  The subjects are to include at least five of the following: 

a) Interior.  b) Portrait.  c) Landscape.  d) Architecture.  e) Instantaneous action.  f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing, or a painting.  g) Flowers.  h) Birds, animals, insects.

4) Describe the conditions in which the photographs in clause 3 were taken; how the negatives were developed, and the prints made; what materials were used.

1960 POR - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Bring to the test ten photographs taken, developed, and printed during the previous nine months; the prints to be mounted in any of the usual ways.  The subjects are to include at least five of the following: 

a) Interior.  b) Portrait.  c) Landscape.  d) Architecture.  e) Instantaneous action.  f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing, or a painting.  g) Flowers.  h) Birds, animals, insects.

4) Describe the conditions in which the photographs in clause 3 were taken; how the negatives were developed, and the prints made; what materials were used.

1961 (July) POR - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Bring to the test ten photographs taken, developed, and printed during the previous nine months; the prints to be mounted in any of the usual ways.  The subjects are to include at least five of the following: 

a) Interior.  b) Portrait.  c) Landscape.  d) Architecture.  e) Instantaneous action.  f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing, or a painting.  g) Flowers.  h) Birds, animals, insects.

4) Describe the conditions in which the photographs in clause 3 were taken; how the negatives were developed, and the prints made; what materials were used.

1964 (March) POR - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Bring to the test ten photographs taken, developed, and printed during the previous nine months; the prints to be mounted in any of the usual ways.  The subjects are to include at least five of the following: 

a) Interior.  b) Portrait.  c) Landscape.  d) Architecture.  e) Action.  f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing, or a painting.  g) Flowers.  h) Birds, animals, insects.

4) Describe the conditions in which the photographs in clause 3 were taken; how the negatives were developed, and the prints made; what materials were used.

1965 (July) POR - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Bring to the test ten photographs taken, developed, and printed during the previous nine months; the prints to be mounted in any of the usual ways.  The subjects are to include at least five of the following: 

a) Interior.  b) Portrait.  c) Landscape.  d) Architecture.  e) Action.  f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing, or a painting.  g) Flowers.  h) Birds, animals, insects.

4) Describe the conditions in which the photographs in clause 3 were taken; how the negatives were developed, and the prints made; what materials were used.

1968 Guide Handbook - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Bring to the test ten photographs which you have taken yourself and mounted.  Describe the conditions in which the photographs were taken.  The subjects are to include at least five of the following:

a) Interior.  b) Portrait.  c) Landscape.  d) Architecture.  e) Action.  f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing, or a painting.  g) Flowers.  h) Birds, animals, insects.

1973 Guide Handbook - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Bring to the test ten photographs which you have taken yourself and mounted.  Describe the conditions in which the photographs were taken.  The subjects are to include at least five of the following:

a) Interior.  b) Portrait.  c) Landscape.  d) Architecture.  e) Action.  f) Copy of a photograph, a drawing, or a painting.  g) Flowers.  h) Birds, animals, insects.

1978 Guide Handbook - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Bring to the test the following prints or slides.  You should have mounted the prints yourself.

a) A sequence of five photographs telling a story or showing different aspects of a subject.  These may have been taken at different times.

b) Four other photographs on one or more of the following subjects.

i) Landscape.  ii) Architecture.  iii) Nature.  iv) Action.  v) Portrait.  vi) Back lighting.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Photographer Badge


1) Know the function of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Having used a camera for at least six months, bring to the test a properly mounted collection of at least twenty prints which you have taken during that time.  The collection is to include:

a) A sequence of five photographs telling a story, or showing different aspects of a subject.  These may have been taken at different times.

b) Other prints which show at least two of the following subjects: Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Architecture, Action, Back lighting.

Demonstrate that you understand the need to achieve the correct angles and lighting to show your subject off to the best advantage.  The photographs may have been taken at different times.

4) Discuss with the tester how the use of a lens hood can make your photography more interesting, and technically better.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Photographer Badge


1) Know the function of the different parts of the camera, i.e. lens, shutter, and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3) Having used a camera for at least six months, bring to the test a properly mounted collection of at least twenty prints which you have taken during that time.  The collection is to include:

a) A sequence of five photographs telling a story, or showing different aspects of a subject.  These may have been taken at different times.

b) Other prints which show at least two of the following subjects: Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Architecture, Action, Back lighting.

Demonstrate that you understand the need to achieve the correct angles and lighting to show your subject off to the best advantage.  The photographs may have been taken at different times.

4) Discuss with the tester how the use of a lens hood can make your photography more interesting, and technically better.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of a camera, i.e. lens, shutter and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and positive (print or transparency).

3) a) Discuss with the tester why a lens hood should be used, and what would be gained by using a skylight or ultra violet filter.

b) Explain camera shake, and what steps should be taken to avoid it.

c) Discuss the need to achieve the correct angles and lighting to show your subject off to the best advantage.

4) Having used a camera for six months do one of the following:

a) Bring to the test a collection of at least 20 prints, mounted as for an exhibition with captions as far as possible, taken during the six months.  The collection should include: 

i) A sequence of five photographs telling a story or showing different aspects of a subject.  These may have been taken at different times.

ii) Other prints which show at least two of the following subjects: Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Architecture, Action, Backlighting.  Be able to talk about your pictures to your Patrol or Unit.

b) Bring to the test a collection of at least 20 slides, covering subjects as in aii, and either give a slide show to your Patrol or Unit or have the slides made into prints and exhibit them as above.

c) Bring to the test (which may be held in your own home or somewhere with suitable equipment), a video film recording an event, holiday, or telling a story, with commentary and/or sound effects, showing you understand the different techniques required to produce an enjoyable programme.

If circumstances allow, your Patrol or Unit should view the film.  Discuss with the tester how you produced the film.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Photographer Badge


1) Know the functions of the different parts of a camera, i.e. lens, shutter and stops.

2) Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and positive (print or transparency).

3) a) Discuss with the tester why a lens hood should be used, and what would be gained by using a skylight or ultra violet filter.

b) Explain camera shake, and what steps should be taken to avoid it.

c) Discuss the need to achieve the correct angles and lighting to show your subject off to the best advantage.

4) Having used a camera for six months do one of the following:

a) Bring to the test a collection of at least 20 prints, mounted as for an exhibition with captions as far as possible, taken during the six months.  The collection should include: 

i) A sequence of five photographs telling a story or showing different aspects of a subject.  These may have been taken at different times.

ii) Other prints which show at least two of the following subjects: Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Architecture, Action, Backlighting.  Be able to talk about your pictures to your Patrol or Unit.

b) Bring to the test a collection of at least 20 slides, covering subjects as in aii, and either give a slide show to your Patrol or Unit or have the slides made into prints and exhibit them as above.

c) Bring to the test (which may be held in your own home or somewhere with suitable equipment), a video film recording an event, holiday, or telling a story, with commentary and/or sound effects, showing you understand the different techniques required to produce an enjoyable programme.

If circumstances allow, your Patrol or Unit should view the film.  Discuss with the tester how you produced the film.

Photographer becomes a Staged Badge.

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