Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1983 Brownie Handbook - Rambler Badge


1) With parents or other grown-ups go on four rambles.  Make short illustrated notes of these to include when and where you went, how far, and any interesting things you noticed.

2) Take to the test your pack for emergencies.  Show the tester that you have suitable clothing and footwear for rambling.

3) Know the Green Cross Code, Country Code and Highway Code for pedestrians.

4) Go with the tester for a short ramble on a route agreed between you.  Be prepared to point out interesting things on the way and show that you are putting clause 2 and 3 into practice.

Note: you are to be tested on your own and not with other Brownies.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Rambler Badge


1) With parents or other grown-ups go on four rambles.  Make short illustrated notes of these including when and where you went, how far, and any interesting things you noticed.

2) Take to the test your pack for emergencies.  Show the tester that you have suitable clothing, and footwear for rambling.

3) Know the Green Cross Code, Country Code and Highway Code for pedestrians.

4) Go with the tester for a short ramble on a route agreed between you.  Be prepared to point out interesting things on the way and show that you are putting clauses 2 and 3 into practice.

N.B. You are to be tested on your own and not with other Brownies.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Rambler Badge

1) With parents or other grown-ups go on four rambles; one must be at least five km (three miles) long.  Make short illustrated notes of these including when and where you went, how far, and any interesting things you noticed.
2) Take to the test your pack for emergencies.  Show the tester that you have suitable clothing and footwear for rambling.
3) Know the Green Cross Code, Country Code and Highway Code for pedestrians.
4) Go with the tester for a short ramble on a route agreed between you.  Point out interesting things on the way and put clauses 2 and 3 into practice.
N.B. You must not be tested at the same time as other Brownies but some Brownies may go with you on your test provided one of your Brownie Guiders goes too.
Rambler becomes a Staged Badge.
2009 Brownie Badge Book - Out And About Badge

1) Show how to dress for walking and rambling.  Pack a bag or daysack.
2) With an adult you know, go for a walk lasting at least 30 minutes and show:
* how to use a simple map of the area
* how to set a map using landmarks.
* that you understand the Green Cross Code, Country Code and Water Safety Code.
3) Choose and do one of the following:
* Plan and carry out a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt for your Six and the tester.
* Take part in a mini-hike or orienteering game.
4) Know what precautions you can take against bad weather and being caught in darkness.
5) Make a poster or act out a short play about keeping safe when out and about, for example how to be visible after dark or in the fog, stranger danger and so on.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Out and About Badge

1) Show how to dress for walking and rambling.  Pack a bag or daysack.
2) With an adult you know, go for a walk lasting at least 30 minutes and show:
* how to use a simple map of the area
* how to set a map using landmarks
* that you understand the Green Cross Code, Country Code and Water Safety Code.
3) Choose and do one of the following:
* Plan and carry out a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt for your Six and the tester.
* Take part in a mini-hike or orienteering game.
4) Know what precautions you take against bad weather and being caught in darkness.
5) Make a display or act out a short play about keeping safe when out and about, for example how to be visible after dark or in the fog, stranger danger and so on.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Out and About Badge

1) Show how to dress for walking and rambling.  Pack a bag or daysack.
2) With an adult you know, go for a walk lasting at least 30 minutes and show:
* how to use a simple map of the area
* how to set a map using landmarks
* that you understand the Green Cross Code, Country Code and Water Safety Code.
3) Choose and do one of the following:
* Plan and carry out a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt for your Six and the tester.
* Take part in a mini-hike or orienteering game.
4) Know what precautions you take against bad weather and being caught in darkness.
5) Make a display or act out a short play about keeping safe when out and about, for example how to be visible after dark or in the fog, stranger danger and so on.

2019 (July) Brownie Badge Finder - Out and About Badge


1. Show how to dress for walking and rambling. Pack a bag or daysack.

2. With an adult you know, go for a walk lasting at least 30 minutes and show:

  • how to use a simple map of the area.
  • how to set a map using landmarks.
  • that you understand the Green Cross Code, Countryside Code and Water Safety Code.

3. Choose and do one of the following.

  • Plan and carry out a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt for your Six and the tester.
  • Take part in a mini-hike or orienteering game.

4. Know what precautions you can take against bad weather and being caught in darkness.

5. Make a display or act out a short play about keeping safe when out and about, for example how to be visible after dark or in the fog, stranger danger and so on.

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