Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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

A Guide must: 
Show good handwriting and figures.
Be able to write such letters as:
a) A letter to the Captain, on a definite subject, such as absence from parade.
b) An order to a shop, enclosing a P.O.
c) An acceptance of an invitation.
Should have kept accounts, real or imaginary, of personal expenditure for at least one month.
Summarise a statement in less than one-third of the words used.

1924 POR - Scribe Badge


Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.

Must bring to examination a Patrol Log Book which has been kept two consecutive months.

Must bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.

Must hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.

Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 

1. Letter inviting g a neighbouring Guide Company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

2. Letter accepting the above invitation.

3. Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

4. Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.

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

Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.
Must bring to examination a Patrol log book which has been kept two consecutive months.
Must bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.
Must hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.
Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 
1) Letter inviting a neighbouring Guide company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.
2) Letter accepting the above invitation.
3) Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.
4) Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Scribe's Badge

Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.
Must bring to examination a Patrol log book which has been kept two consecutive months.
Must bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.
Must hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.
Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects:
1) Letter inviting a neighbouring Guide company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.
2) Letter accepting the above invitation.
3) Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.
4) Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Scribe Badge

Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.
Must bring to examination a Patrol log book which has been kept two consecutive months.
Must bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.
Must hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.
Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects:
1) Letter inviting a neighbouring Guide company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.
2) Letter accepting the above invitation.
3) Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.
4) Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.

1930 POR - Scribe Badge


Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.

Must bring to examination a Patrol Log Book which has been kept two consecutive months.

Must bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.

Must hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.

Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 

1. Letter inviting g a neighbouring Guide Company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

2. Letter accepting the above invitation.

3. Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

4. Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.

1931 POR - Scribe Badge


Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.

Must bring to examination a Patrol Log Book which has been kept two consecutive months.

Must bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.

Must hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.

Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 

1. Letter inviting g a neighbouring Guide Company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

2. Letter accepting the above invitation.

3. Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

4. Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.

1932 POR - Scribe Badge


Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.

Bring to examination a Patrol Log Book or a minute book which has been kept for two consecutive months. 

Bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.

Hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.

Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 

1. Letter inviting a neighbouring Guide Company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

2. Letter accepting the above invitation.

3. Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

4. Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.

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

Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.
Bring to examination a patrol log book or a minute book which has been kept two consecutive months.
Bring accounts for two months of some patrol or personal funds.
Hand-print neatly a patrol notice or the Guide Law.
Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 
1) Letter inviting a neighbouring Guide company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.
2) Letter accepting the above invitation.
3) Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.
4) Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the patrol.

1935 POR - Scribe Badge


Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.

Bring to examination a Patrol Log Book or a minute book which has been kept for two consecutive months. 

Bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.

Hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.

Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 

1. Letter inviting a neighbouring Guide Company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

2. Letter accepting the above invitation.

3. Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

4. Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.

1938 POR - Scribe Badge


Extra marks will be given for good handwriting, good style and figures.

Bring to the test a Patrol Log Book or a minute book which has been kept two consecutive months. 

Bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.

Hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.

Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 

1. Letter inviting a neighbouring Guide Company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

2. Letter accepting the above invitation.

3. Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

4. Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.

1939 POR - Scribe Badge


1) Show good handwriting, good style and figures.

2) Bring to the test a Patrol Log Book or a minute book which has been kept two consecutive months. 

3) Bring accounts for two months of some Patrol or personal funds.

4) Hand-print neatly a Patrol notice or the Guide Law.

5) Will be asked at examination to write letters on any two of the following subjects: 

a. Letter inviting a neighbouring Guide Company to spend an afternoon, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b. Letter accepting the above invitation.

c. Letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

d. Letter acknowledging money sent by post, either as an individual or on behalf of the Patrol.

1943 POR - Scribe Badge


1) Bring to the test a patrol log or a minute book which has been kept for two consecutive months.

2) Bring account book showing accounts for two months of some patrol or personal funds.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) Be able to write the following at the test:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting the above invitation.

c) A letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1947 POR - Scribe Badge


1) Bring to the test a patrol log or a minute book which has been kept for two consecutive months.

2) Bring account book showing accounts for two months of some patrol or personal fund.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) Be able to write the following at the test:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting the above invitation.

c) A letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1950 POR - Scribe Badge


1) Bring to the test a patrol log or a minute book which has been kept for two consecutive months.

2) Bring account book showing accounts for two months of some patrol or personal fund.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) Be able to write the following at the test:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting the above invitation.

c) A letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1953 POR - Scribe Badge


1) Bring to the test a patrol log or a minute book which has been kept for two consecutive months.

2) Bring account book showing accounts for two months of some patrol or personal fund.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) Be able to write the following at the test:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting the above invitation.

c) A letter explaining absence from weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1957 POR - Scribe Badge


1) Keep a patrol log or a minute book for two consecutive months.

2) Keep accounts for a patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining her absence from the weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1960 POR - Scribe Badge


1) Keep a patrol log or a minute book for two consecutive months.

2) Keep accounts for a patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining her absence from the weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1961 (July) POR - Scribe Badge


1) Keep a patrol log or a minute book for two consecutive months.

2) Keep accounts for a patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining her absence from the weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1964 (March) POR - Scribe Badge


1) Keep a patrol log or a minute book for two consecutive months.

2) Keep accounts for a patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining her absence from the weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1965 (July) POR - Scribe Badge


1) Keep a patrol log or a minute book for two consecutive months.

2) Keep accounts for a patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining her absence from the weekly Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1968 Guide Handbook - Scribe Badge


1) Keep a Patrol log- or minute-book for two consecutive months.

2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with your company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1973 Guide Handbook - Scribe Badge


1) Keep either:

a) A Patrol log- or minute-book for two consecutive months.

b) A detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday.

2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with your company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Make a precis of a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words used in the original.

1978 Guide Handbook - Scribe Badge


1) Keep a Patrol log for two consecutive months or a detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday.

2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write a cheque.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with your company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Write a report of 200-300 words, suitable for a magazine or newspaper, of some event you have attended, e.g. wedding, play, sporting event.

1979 Hints on Guide Badges - Scribe Badge


1) Keep a Patrol log for two consecutive months or a detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday.

2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3) Hand print the Guide Law.

4) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write a cheque.

5) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:

a) A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with your Company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.

b) A letter accepting such an invitation.

c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.

d) A letter of thanks for money received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.

e) An order to a shop enclosing money.

f) An application for a post.

6) Write a report of 200-300 words, suitable for a magazine or newspaper, of some event you have attended, eg wedding, play, sporting event.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Secretary Badge

1) Keep a Patrol log for two consecutive months or a detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday.
2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.
3) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write a cheque.
4) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:
a) A letter inviting neighbouring guides to spend an afternoon with your Company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of guides, etc.
b) A letter accepting such an invitation.
c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.
d) A letter of thanks for money received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.
e) An order to a shop enclosing money.
f) An application for a post.
5) Write a report of 200-300 words, suitable for a magazine or newspaper, of some Guide event you have attended.
1984 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Secretary Badge

1) Keep a Patrol log for two consecutive months or a detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday.
2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.
3) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write a cheque.
4) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:
a) A letter inviting neighbouring guides to spend an afternoon with your Company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of guides, etc.
b) A letter accepting such an invitation.
c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.
d) A letter of thanks for money received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.
e) An order to a shop enclosing money.
f) An application for a post.
5) Write a report of 200-300 words, suitable for a magazine or newspaper, of some Guide event you have attended.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Secretary Badge

1) Keep a Patrol log for two consecutive months or a detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday.
2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.
3) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write a cheque.
4) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:
a) A letter inviting neighbouring guides to spend an afternoon with your Company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of guides, etc.
b) A letter accepting such an invitation.
c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.
d) A letter of thanks for money received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.
e) An order to a shop enclosing money.
f) An application for a post.
5) Write a report of 200-300 words, suitable for a magazine or newspaper, of some Guide event you have attended.
1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Secretary Badge

1) Keep one of the following:
a) A Patrol log for two consecutive months
b) A detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday
c) The minutes for three meetings of your Patrol Leaders' Council or Patrols in Council.
2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.
3) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write a cheque.
4) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:
a) A letter inviting neighbouring guides to spend an afternoon or evening with your Company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of guides, etc.
b) A letter of accepting such an invitation.
c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.
d) A letter of thanks for a gift received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.
e) An order to a shop enclosing money.
f) An application for a job.
5) Write a report of 200-300 words, suitable for a magazine or newspaper, of some Guide event you have attended.
1989 Guide Badge Book - Secretary Badge

1) Keep one of the following:
a) A Patrol log for two consecutive months
b) A detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday
c) The minutes for three meetings of your Patrol Leaders' Council or Patrols in Council.
2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.
3) Know how money may be sent through the post, and how to write a cheque.
4) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:
a) A letter inviting neighbouring guides to spend an afternoon or evening with your Company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of guides, etc.
b) A letter of accepting such an invitation.
c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.
d) A letter of thanks for a gift received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.
e) An order to a shop enclosing money.
f) An application for a job.
5) Write a report of 200-300 words, suitable for a magazine or newspaper, of some Guide event you have attended.
1991 Guide Badge Book - Secretary Badge

1) Keep one of the following:
a) A Patrol log for two consecutive months
b) A detailed log-book of a week's Guide camp or holiday
c) The minutes for three meetings of your Patrol Leaders' Council or Patrols in Council.
2) Keep accounts for a Patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.
3) Know how to write a cheque, how money may be sent through the post, and what postal services are available.
4) At the test be prepared to write any of the following:
a) A letter inviting neighbouring guides to spend an afternoon or evening with your Company, stating time, place, form of entertainment, number of Guides, etc.
b) A letter of accepting such an invitation.
c) A letter explaining your absence from a Guide meeting.
d) A letter of thanks for a gift received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol.
e) An order to a shop enclosing money.
f) An application for a job.
5) Write a report of 200-300 words, suitable for a magazine or newspaper, of some Guide event you have attended.
1995 Guide Badge Book - Secretary Badge

1) Keep one of the following:
a) a record of your Patrol's activities or personal record or diary for two consecutive months
b) a detailed logbook of a week's Guide camp or holiday
c) a record of decisions taken and accurate minutes of a meeting which you regularly attend such as Patrol Leaders' Council or Patrol in Council.
2) Keep the accounts for either personal funds or your secretarial expenses for two consecutive months.
Show that you know the need to budget either weekly or monthly.
3) Know how to write a cheque, and how to make payments by post.  Find out what postal services are available, including recorded delivery and registered post.
4) Show that you can do the following and be prepared to write one at the test:
a) a letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon or evening with your Unit, stating time, place, details of the event, number of Guides etc.
b) a letter accepting such an invitation
c) a letter of apology explaining your absence from a Guide event.
d) a letter of thanks for a gift received, either personally or on behalf of the Patrol
e) a letter ordering goods by mail order and enclosing payment, or a request for further information from an advertisement.
f) an application for a job or CV.
5) Write a report of 200 to 300 words suitable for a magazine or newspaper about a Guide event you have attended, or a newsletter for your Unit or Patrol.
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