Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Pioneering Badge
"As for Boy Scouts, i.e., carpentering, model-making."

1912 Handbook - Pioneer


A Guide must satisfy examiners in:

Measuring heights of tower, chimney, spire, or tree, width of river or field, by system given.

Fell a nine-inch tree to the required direction, or chop firewood neatly.

Build small model bridge for herself for crossing river, or else bring a wooden stool, or bracket, or box with lid, of her own making.

Build a hut of one kind or another suitable for three occupants; or alternatively make a camp kitchen for thirty people.

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

A Guide must show a knowledge of how to choose and prepare a camp site with suitable sanitary arrangements.
Build a hut or shelter for three occupants.  (May be a model built to scale).
Make a camp kitchen with trench and chimney.
Chop firewood neatly.
Erect a tripod and build a small model bridge.

1921 POR - Pioneer Badge


A Guide must have camped out for at least one week, either: 

a) Under canvas, and know how to pitch, trench, air and strike a tent, or

b) In a barn or unfurnished building, and have passed the Domestic service Badge Test.

Must hold the Cook's Badge, having passed the test on a camp kitchen, and know how to collect, chop and stack suitable firing.

Must construct a model of a single lock-bridge and improvise some useful camp accessory (e.g. candlestick, hanger, etc.).

Must make three of the following: 1) A camp mattress.  2) A washing cubicle.  3) An airing screen.  4) A refuse pit.  5) A haybox or pit.  6) A camp larder.  7) A flagstaff.  8) A kit-bag.  9) A palliasse cover.  10) A shelter.

Must organize three suitable Scouting games.

1924 POR - Pioneer Badge


A Guide must have camped out for at least one week, either: 

a) Under canvas, and know how to pitch, trench, air and strike a tent, or

b) In a barn or unfurnished building, and have passed the Domestic service Badge Test.

Must hold the Cook's Badge, having passed the test on a camp kitchen, and know how to collect, chop and stack suitable firing.

Must construct a model bridge and improvise some useful camp accessory (e.g. candlestick, hanger, etc.).

Must make three of the following: 1) A camp mattress.  2) A washing cubicle.  3) An airing screen.  4) A refuse pit.  5) A haybox or pit.  6) A camp larder.  7) A flagstaff.  8) A kit-bag.  9) A palliasse cover.  10) A shelter.

Must organize three suitable Scouting games.

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

A Guide must have camped out for at least one week, either: 
a) Under canvas, and know how to pitch, trench, air and strike a tent, or
b) In a barn or unfurnished building, and have passed the Domestic Service Badge Test.
Must hold the Cook's Badge, having passed the test on a camp kitchen, and know how to collect, chop and stack suitable firing.
Must construct a model of a single lock-bridge and improvise some useful camp accessory (e.g., candlestick, hanger, etc.).
Must make three of the following:
1) A camp mattress, 2) A washing cubicle, 3) An airing screen, 4) A refuse pit, 5) A haybox or pit, 6) A camp larder, 7) A flagstaff, 8) A kit-bag, 9) A palliasse cover, 10) A shelter.
Must organize three suitable Scouting games.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Pathfinder Badge

A Guide must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and know how to pitch, air, strike, and do small repairs for a tent.
Must know how to construct a camp fire, and how to collect, chop, and stack suitable firing.  Must hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings, and fried bacon.
Erect screening.
Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.
Be able to do diagonal and square lashings, and make two of the following: Camp larder, flagstaff, kit bag, palliasse cover, shelter, bridge.
Take a proper share in the various camp duties, and organise a scouting game.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Pioneer

A Guide must have camped out at least one week under canvas, and know how to pitch, air, strike, and do small repairs for a tent.
Must know how to construct a camp fire, and how to collect, chop, and stack suitable firing.  Must hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings, and fried bacon.
Erect screening.
Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.
Be able to do diagonal and square lashings, and make two of the following: Camp larder, flagstaff, kit bag, palliasse cover, shelter, bridge.
Take a proper share in the various camp duties, and organise a scouting game.

1930 POR - Pioneer Badge


A Guide must have camped out at least one week under canvas and know how to pitch, air, trench, strike, and do small repairs for a tent.

Must now how to construct a camp fire, and how to collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Must hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

Erect screening.

Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Be able to do diagonal and square lashings and make two of the following: Camp larder, flagstaff, kit bag, palliasse cover shelter, bridge.

Take a proper share in the various camp duties and organize a scouting game.

1931 POR - Pioneer Badge


A Guide must have camped out at least one week under canvas and know how to pitch, air, trench, strike, and do small repairs for a tent.

Must now how to construct a camp fire, and how to collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Must hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

Erect screening.

Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Be able to do diagonal and square lashings and make two of the following: Camp larder, flagstaff, kit bag, palliasse cover shelter, bridge.

Take a proper share in the various camp duties and organize a scouting game.

Examiners for this badge must be approved by the Camp Adviser, and may include certain qualified captains who may test their own Guides, as for Campcraft badge.

1932 POR - Pioneer Badge


Have camped out at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, trench, strike and do small repairs for a tent and take a proper share in the various camp duties of a patrol.

Know how to construct a camp fire, and ow to collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp-fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

Erect screening.

Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Be able to do diagonal and square lashings and make two of the following: camp larder, flagstaff, kit-bag or ruc-sac, wash-stand, shelter, bridge.

Organise a scouting game.

The examiner for this badge must be a Camp Adviser or a qualified person approved by her.

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

Have camped out at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, trench, strike, and do small repairs for a tent and take a proper share in the various camp duties of a patrol.
Know how to construct a camp fire, and how to collect, chop, and stack suitable firing.  Must hold the Cook badge and cook the following on a camp fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings, and fried bacon.
Erect screening.
Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Be able to do diagonal and square lashings, and make two of the following: Camp larder, flagstaff, kitbag or ruc-sac, wash-stand, shelter, bridge.
Organise a scouting game.

1935 POR - Pioneer Badge


Have camped out at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, trench, strike and do small repairs for a tent and take a proper share in the various camp duties of a patrol.

Know how to construct a camp fire, and ow to collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp-fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

Erect screening.

Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Be able to do diagonal and square lashings and make two of the following: camp larder, flagstaff, kit-bag or ruc-sac, wash-stand, shelter, bridge.

Organise a scouting game.

The examiner for this badge must be a Camp Adviser or a qualified person approved by her.

1938 POR - Pioneer Badge


Have camped out at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, trench, strike and do small repairs for a tent and take a proper share in the various camp duties of a patrol.

Know how to construct a camp fire, and ow to collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp-fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

Erect screening.

Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Be able to do diagonal and square lashings and make two of the following: camp larder, flagstaff, kit-bag or ruc-sac, wash-stand, shelter, bridge.

Organise a scouting game.

The tester for this badge must be a Camp Adviser or a qualified person approved by her.

1939 POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Have camped out at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, trench, strike and do small repairs for a tent and take a proper share in the various camp duties of a patrol.

2) Construct a camp fire, and collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp-fire: Porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

3) Erect screening.

4) Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Be able to do diagonal and square lashings and make two of the following: camp larder, flagstaff, kit-bag or ruc-sac, washstand, shelter, bridge.

5) Organise a scouting game.

The tester for this badge must be a Camp Adviser or a qualified person approved by her.

1943 POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Have camped at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, trench, strike and do small repairs to a tent and take proper share in the camp duties of a patrol.

2) Construct a camp fire, and collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp fire: porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

3) Erect screening.

4) Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Do diagonal and square lashing and make two of the following: camp larder, flagstaff, kit-bag or ruc-sac, washstand, shelter, bridge.

5) Organise a scouting game.

The tester for this badge must be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1947 POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Have camped at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, strike and do small repairs to a tent and take proper share in the camp duties of a patrol.

2) Construct a camp fire, and collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Hold the Cook's badge and cook the following on a camp fire: porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

3) Erect screening.

4) Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Do diagonal and square lashing and make two of the following: camp larder, flagstaff, kit-bag or ruc-sac, washstand, shelter, bridge.

5) Organise a scouting game.

The tester for this badge must be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1950 POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Have camped at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, strike and do small repairs to a tent and take proper share in the camp duties of a patrol.

2) Construct a camp fire, and collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Hold the Cook's badge and cook the following or equivalent on a camp fire: porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

3) Erect screening.

4) Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Do diagonal and square lashing and make two of the following: camp larder, flagstaff, kit-bag or ruc-sac, washstand, shelter, bridge.

5) Organise a scouting game.

The tester for this badge must be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1953 POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Have camped at least one week under canvas; know how to pitch, air, strike and do small repairs to a tent and take proper share in the camp duties of a patrol.

2) Construct a camp fire, and collect, chop and stack suitable firing.  Hold the Cook's badge and cook the following or equivalent on a camp fire: porridge, stew, dumplings and fried bacon.

3) Erect screening.

4) Improvise some useful camp gadget without string or nails.  Do diagonal and square lashing and make two of the following: camp larder, flagstaff, kit-bag or ruc-sac, washstand, shelter, bridge.

5) Organise a scouting game.

The tester for this badge must be a qualified person nominated by the County Camp Adviser.

1957 POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Show that she can use an axe and saw skillfully; know how to look after them.

2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.

3) Follow a map through an area unknown to her and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.

4) Light a fire out of doors and boil a half-pint of water in twenty minutes.

Note: The time to include collecting wood but not turfing.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the Camp Adviser.

1960 POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Show that she can use an axe and saw skillfully; know how to look after them.

2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.

3) Follow a map through an area unknown to her and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.

4) Light a fire out of doors and boil a half-pint of water in twenty minutes.

Note: The time to include collecting wood but not turfing.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the CCA in consultation with the Camp Trainer.

1961 (July) POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Show that she can use an axe and saw skillfully; know how to look after them.

2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.

3) Follow a map through an area unknown to her and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.

4) Light a fire out of doors and boil a half-pint of water in twenty minutes.

Note: The time to include collecting wood but not turfing.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the CCA in consultation with the Camp Trainer.

1964 (March) POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Show that she can use an axe and saw skillfully; know how to look after them.

2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.

3) Follow a map through an area unknown to her and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.

4) Light a fire out of doors and boil a half-pint of water in twenty minutes.

Note: The time to include collecting wood but not turfing.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the CCA in consultation with the Camp Trainer.

1965 (July) POR - Pioneer Badge


1) Show that she can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.

2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.

3) Follow a map through an area unknown to her and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.

4) Light a fire out of doors and boil a half-pint of water in twenty minutes.

Note: The time to include collecting wood but not turfing.

Note: The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the CCA in consultation with the Camp Trainer.

1968 Guide Handbook - Pioneer Badge


1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.

2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.

3) Follow a map through an area unfamiliar to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.

4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil a 1/2 pint of water in 20 minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing.)  Cook something without utensils.

1973 Guide Handbook - Pioneer Badge


1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.

2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.

3) Following a map through an area unfamiliar to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.

4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil a 1/2 pint of water in 20 minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing.)  Cook something without utensils.

1975 Edition Hints on Guide Badges - Pioneer Badge

1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.
2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.
3) Follow a map through an area unknown to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.
4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil a 1/2 pint of water in 20 minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing.)  Cook something without utensils.
1978 Guide Handbook - Pioneer Badge

1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.
2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.
3) Follow a map through an area unknown to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.
4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil a 1/2 pint of water in 20 minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing.)  Cook something without utensils.
1979 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Pioneer Badge

1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.
2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.
3) Follow a map through an area unknown to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.
4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil a 1/2 pint of water in 20 minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing).  Cook something without utensils.
1983 Guide Badge Book - Pioneer Badge

1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.
2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.
3) Accompanied by the tester follow a map through an area unfamiliar to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.
4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil a 1/2 pint of water in 20 minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing).  Cook something without utensils.
1984 Help with Guide Badges - Pioneer Badge

1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.
2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.
3) Accompanied by the tester follow a map through an area unknown to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.
4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil a half-pint of water in twenty minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing).  Cook something without utensils.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Pioneer Badge

1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.
2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.
3) Accompanied by the tester follow a map through an area unfamiliar to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.
4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil a half-pint of water in twenty minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing).  Cook something without utensils.
1989 Guide Badge Book - Pioneer Badge

1) Show that you can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.
2) Make and use two of the following: an emergency shelter; a ladder; a means of crossing a stream.
3) Accompanied by the tester follow a map through an area unfamiliar to you and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.
4) Light a fire out-of-doors and boil 250 ml (half a pint) of water in 20 minutes.  (The time is to include collecting wood but not turfing).  Cook something without utensils.
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