Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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

A Guide must have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  She should know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.
1921 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge

A Guide must have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  She should know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.

1924 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


A Guide must have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  She should know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.

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

A Guide must have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  She should know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Poultry Farmer's Badge

A Guide must have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  She should know the dimensions and be able to draw the pan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should now how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Poultry Farmer

A Guide must have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  She should know the dimensions and be able to draw the pan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should now how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.

1930 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


A Guide must have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  She should know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.

1931 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


A Guide must have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  She should know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.

1932 POR - Poultry Farmer


Have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  Know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.
1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Poultry Farmer Badge

Have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  Know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.

1935 POR - Poultry Farmer


Have had entire charge of a few hens for at least one year.  Know the dimensions and be able to draw the plan of a poultry house for any given number of birds.
Be able to answer questions on the utility points of six different breeds.
Thoroughly understand the rearing of chickens and ducklings, period of incubation, and fattening for market.  Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the intensive system.
Give details of feeding; should know how to handle and cure a broody hen, and a few simple remedies for ordinary vices and diseases.
Should show yearly accounts.

1938 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


Have had entire charge of a few hens for at least a year.

Have a knowledge of the following:

1) Time of incubation for hen, duck, turkey and goose eggs.  How to select good eggs for hatching.  General management of the hen while sitting.  Rearing of chickens or ducklings or turkeys.

2) chief heavy breeds kept for egg production.  Chief light breeds kept for egg production.  Know how to recognize these breeds.  The points of a good layer.  What are the breeds kept for table birds.  what is a good table cross.

3) Housing - importance of proper ventilation without draughts, floor space per hen, perch room per hen.  Necessity for cleanliness.  Precaution to take against pests.

4) Foods - chief foods used.  Necessity of plenty of water, especially for laying hens.  

5) For older Guides.  Should know something about artificial incubation and rearing and different systems practiced in the management of poultry.

1939 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) Have had entire charge of a few hens for at least a year.

2) Have a knowledge of the following:

a) Time of incubation for hen, duck, turkey and goose eggs.  How to select good eggs for hatching.  General management of the hen while sitting.  Rearing of chickens or ducklings or turkeys.

b) chief heavy breeds kept for egg production.  Chief light breeds kept for egg production.  Know how to recognize these breeds.  The points of a good layer.  What are the breeds kept for table birds.  what is a good table cross.

c) Housing - importance of proper ventilation without draughts, floor space per hen, perch room per hen.  Necessity for cleanliness.  Precaution to take against pests.

4) Foods - chief foods used.  Necessity of plenty of water, especially for laying hens.  

5) For older Guides.  Should know something about artificial incubation and rearing and different systems practiced in the management of poultry.

1943 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) Must have looked after some poultry regularly for at least six months or for two school terms.  (If possible not less than six laying hens or ducks or geese.)

2) Have set a hen and reared a brood of chicks, ducklings or geese. 

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowls, or two breeds of ducks or geese, and the purposes for which they are kept.

4) Understand why poultry need to be kept clean, houses disinfected and drinking water fresh, and how their food can be augmented by the use of kitchen and garden waste products.

5) Have done one of the following: a) disinfected and whitewashed inside or creosoted outside of henhouse; b) helped to build a fowl house, c) made a hen-coop and run.

1947 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) Must have looked after some poultry regularly for at least six months or for two school terms.  (If possible not less than six laying hens or ducks and geese.)

2) Have set a hen and reared a brood of chicks, ducklings or geese.

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowls, or two breeds of ducks or geese and the purposes form which they are kept.

4) Understand why poultry need to be kept clean, houses disinfected and drinking water fresh, and how their food can be augmented by the use of kitchen and garden waste products.

5) Have done one of the following: a) disinfected and whitewashed inside or creosoted outside of henhouse; b) helped to build a fowl house, c) made a hen-coop and run.

The tester should be notified three months before the time of the test, so that the poultry and their accommodation can be inspected from time to time.

1950 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) Must have looked after some poultry regularly for at least six months or for two school terms.  (If possible not less than six laying hens or ducks and geese.)

2) Have set a hen and reared a brood of chicks, ducklings or geese.

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowls, or two breeds of ducks or geese and the purposes form which they are kept.

4) Understand why poultry need to be kept clean, houses disinfected and drinking water fresh, and how their food can be augmented by the use of kitchen and garden waste products.

5) Have done one of the following: a) disinfected and creosoted the inside and outside of a henhouse; b) helped to build a fowl house, c) made a hen-coop and run.

6) Have kept records of egg production, food and other costs during the period.

The tester should be notified three months before the time of the test, so that the poultry and their accommodation can be inspected from time to time.

1953 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) Must have looked after some poultry regularly for at least six months or for two school terms.  (If possible not less than six laying hens or ducks and geese.)

2) Have set a hen and reared a brood of chicks, ducklings or geese.

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowls, or two breeds of ducks or geese and the purposes form which they are kept.

4) Understand why poultry need to be kept clean, houses disinfected and drinking water fresh, and how their food can be augmented by the use of kitchen and garden waste products.

5) Have done one of the following: a) disinfected and creosoted the inside and outside of a henhouse; b) helped to build a fowl house, c) made a hen-coop and run.

6) Have kept records of egg production, food and other costs during the period.

The tester should be notified three months before the time of the test, so that the poultry and their accommodation can be inspected from time to time.

1957 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.  If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production, and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen and rear a brood of chicks, or ducklings, or geese.

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowl, or two breeds of duck, or goose, and the purpose for which they are kept.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the feeding of poultry and the use of kitchen and garden waste.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Disinfect and creosote the inside and outside of a henhouse.

b) Help to build a fowl house.

c) Make a hen coop or run.

Note: The test should be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.

1960 POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.  If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production, and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen and rear a brood of chicks, or ducklings, or geese.

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowl, or two breeds of duck, or goose, and the purpose for which they are kept.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the feeding of poultry and the use of kitchen and garden waste.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Disinfect and creosote the inside and outside of a henhouse.

b) Help to build a fowl house.

c) Make a hen coop or run.

Note: The test should be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.

1961 (July) POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.  If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production, and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen and rear a brood of chicks, or ducklings, or geese.

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowl, or two breeds of duck, or goose, and the purpose for which they are kept.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the feeding of poultry and the use of kitchen and garden waste.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Disinfect and creosote the inside and outside of a fowl house.

b) Help to build a fowl house.

c) Make a hen coop or run.

Note: The test should be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.

1965 (July) POR - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.  If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production, and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen, or set up a brooder, and rear chicks, or ducklings, or geese.

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowl, or two breeds of duck, or goose, and the purpose for which they are kept.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why houses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the elements of feeding of poultry and the use of simple drugs to prevent disease.

5) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Clean out and disinfect the inside and creosote the outside of a fowl house.

b) Help build a fowl house.

c) Make a hen coop or run.

Note: The test should be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.

1968 Guide Handbook - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.  If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production, and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen, or set up a brooder, and rear chicks or ducklings or turkeys.

3) Know the characteristics of at least three breeds of fowl, or two breeds of duck or goose, and the purpose for which they are kept.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why hoses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the elements of feeding of poultry and the use of simple drugs to prevent disease.

5) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Clean out and disinfect the inside and creosote the outside of a poultry-house.

b) Help to build a fowl-house.

c) Make a hen-coop or run.

Note: The test should be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.

1973 Guide Handbook - Poultry Farmer Badge


1) a) Look after poultry regularly for at least six months or two school terms.  If possible there should be at least six laying hens, or ducks, or geese.

b) During this period keep a record of egg production, and the cost of food and other items.

2) Set a hen, or set up a brooder, and rear chicks or ducklings or turkeys.

3) Know the characteristics of at lest three breeds of fowl, or two breeds of duck or goose, and the purpose for which they are kept.

4) a) Understand the importance of cleanliness and know why hoses should be disinfected and fresh water supplied.

b) Understand the elements of feeding of poultry and the use of simple drugs to prevent disease.

5) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Clean out and disinfect the inside and creosote the outside of a poultry-house.

b) Help to build a fowl-house.

c) Make a hen-coop and run.

Note: Your test will probably be spread over three months to enable the tester to inspect the poultry and their accommodation from time to time.

1978 Guide Handbook - Poultry Farmer Badge


Syllabus available from Headquarters on request.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Merged into Farmer Badge

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