Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1989 Brownie Badge Book - Seasons Badge

1) Make a scrapbook which shows the different weather and what happens to plants and animals in each of the four seasons.
2) Choose one of the following seasons and do all four parts.
Spring
a) With adult help, make a nest box and with permission, fix it up in a suitable place.
b) Tell your Six or Pack about one folk custom which takes place during the spring.
c) Keep a record for at least one month of when and where you see spring flowers, leaves coming on the trees and new baby animals.
d) Grow a pot of spring bulbs or corms such as snowdrops, daffodils or crocus.
Summer
a) Make a bird bath and keep it filled daily with water.
b) Know why you should not feed the birds in the summer.
c) Keep a record for at least one month of all the birds that you see and/or hear.  Be able to tell the tester about at least one summer visitor (migrant) to this country.
d) Watch some butterflies or bees on a flower.  Be able to tell the tester what they are doing and why.
Autumn
a) With adult help, collect either blackberries or apples and make either a pie or jam.
b) Make a scrapbook of animals which hibernate and tell the tester how you would prepare a tortoise for hibernation.
c) Make a collection of autumn leaves and display them in an interesting way in your scrapbook.  Collect some tree seeds like conkers or acorns and make some 'fairy furniture' or toy animals from them.
d) Watch a squirrel or some birds eating seeds or fruit or nuts.  Try putting a tree seed, fruit or nut into a pot of soil and leaving it for a month.  Can you explain what has happened to it at the end of that time?
Winter
a) Make a bird pudding and feed it to the birds.
b) Be able to tell the tester of at least two ways in which you could help birds or other animals in winter.
c) Keep a record for at least one month of all the birds that visit your bird table.  Describe a winter visitor (migrant) to the tester.
d) Grow a bulb such as a hyacinth in a container or water so that you can see its roots developing.
Keep your scrapbook and other records in a safe place; you will need them if you go on to take the Seasons badge as a Guide.

1991 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Seasons Badge


1) Make a Seasons Badge scrapbook.  Your scrapbook should show the different sorts of weather which we have.  It should also show what happens to plants and animals in each of the four seasons.

2) Choose one of the following seasons and do all four parts.

Spring

a) Ask an adult to help you make a nest box.  When you have finished it, get permission to fix it up in a suitable place.

b) Tell your Six or Pack about one folk custom which takes place during the spring.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of when and where you see spring flowers, leaves coming on the trees and new baby animals.

d) Grow a pot of spring bulbs or corms such as snowdrops, daffodils or crocus.

Summer

a) Make a bird bath and keep it filled daily with water.

b) Know why you should not feed the birds in the summer.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of all the birds that you can see.  Can you hear them too?  Be able to tell the tester about at least one summer visitor (migrant) to this country.

d) Watch some butterflies or bees on a flower.  Make sure you can tell the tester what they are doing and why.

Autumn

a) With adult help, collect blackberries or apples and make either a pie or jam.

b) Make a scrapbook of animals which hibernate.  Tell the tester how you would prepare a tortoise for hibernation.

c) Make a collection of autumn leaves.  Display them in an interesting way in your scrapbook.  Collect some tree seeds like conkers or acorns and make some 'fairy furniture' or toy animals from them.

d) Watch a squirrel or some birds eating seeds, fruit or nuts.  Put a tree seed, fruit or nut into a pot of soil and leave it for a month.  Can you explain what has happened to it at the end of that time.

Winter

a) Make a bird pudding and feed it to the birds.

b) Tell the tester of at least two ways in which you could help birds or other animals in winter.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of all the birds that visit your bird table.  Describe a winter visitor (migrant) to the tester.

d) Grow a bulb such as a hyacinth in a clear container or water so that you can see its roots developing.

Keep your scrapbook and other records in a safe place as you will need them if you go onto take the Guide Seasons Badge.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Seasons Badge


1) Make a Seasons Badge scrapbook.  Your scrapbook should show the different sorts of weather which we have.  It should also show what happens to plants and animals in each of the four seasons.

2) Choose one of the following seasons and do all four parts.

Spring

a) Ask an adult to help you make a nest box.  When you have finished it, get permission to fix it up in a suitable place.

b) Tell your Six or Pack about one folk custom which takes place during the spring.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of when and where you see spring flowers, leaves coming on the trees and new baby animals.

d) Grow a pot of spring bulbs or corms such as snowdrops, daffodils or crocus.

Summer

a) Make a bird bath and keep it filled daily  with water.

b) Know why you should not feed the birds in the summer.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of all the birds that you can see.  Can you hear them too?  Be able to tell the tester about at least one summer visitor (migrant) to this country.

d) Watch some butterflies or bees on a flower.  Make sure you can tell the tester what they are doing and why.

Autumn

a) With adult help, collect blackberries or apples and make either a pie or jam.

b) Make a scrapbook of animals which hibernate.  Tell the tester how you would prepare a tortoise for hibernation.

c) Make a collection of autumn leaves.  Display them in an interesting way in your scrapbook.  Collect some tree seeds like conkers or acorns and make some 'fairy furniture' or toy animals from them.

d) Watch a squirrel or some birds eating seed, fruit or nut into a pot of soil and leave it for a month.  Can you explain what has happened to it at the end of that time?

Winter

a) Make a bird pudding and feed it to the birds.

b) Tell the tester of at least two ways in which you could help birds or other animals in winter.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of all the birds that visit your bird table.  Describe a winter visitor (migrant) to the tester.

d) Grow a bulb such as a hyacinth in a clear container or water so that you can see its roots developing.

Keep your scrapbook and other records in a safe place as you will need them if you go on to take the Guide seasons Badge.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Seasons Badge


Note: 

Keep your scrapbook and other records in a safe place, as you will need them if you go on to take the guide Seasons Badge.

1) Make a Seasons Badge scrapbook.  Your scrapbook should show the different sorts of weather experienced in your country.  It should also show what happens to plants and animals in each of the four seasons.

2) Choose one of the following seasons and do all four parts.

Spring

a) Ask an adult to help you make a nest box.  When you have finished it, get permission to put it up in a suitable place.

b) Tell your Six or Unit about one folk custom which takes place during the spring.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of when and where you see spring flowers, leaves coming on the trees and new baby animals.

d) Grow some spring bulbs or corms, such as snowdrops, daffodils or crocuses.

Summer

a) Make a bird bath and keep it filled daily with water.

b) Know why you should not feed the birds in the summer.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of all the birds that you can see.  Can you hear them too?  Be able to tell the tester about at least one summer visitor (migrant) to this country.

d) Watch some butterflies or bees on a flower.  Make sure you can tell the tester what they are doing and why.

Autumn

a) With adult help, collect blackberries or apples and make either a pie or jam.

b) Make a scrapbook of animals which hibernate.

c) Make a collection of autumn leaves.  Display them in an interesting way in your scrapbook.  Collect some tree seeds, like conkers or acorns, and make some 'fairy furniture' or toy animals from them.

d) Watch a squirrel or some birds eating seeds, fruit or nuts.  Put a tree seed, fruit or nut into a pot of soil and leave it for a month.  Can you explain what has happened to it at the end of that time?

Winter

a) Make a bird pudding and feed it to the birds.

b) Tell the tester of at least two ways in which you could help birds or other animals in winter.

c) Keep a record for at least one month of all the birds that visit your bird table.  Describe a winter visitor (migrant) to the tester.

d) Grow a bulb, such as a hyacinth, in a clear container or water so that you can see its roots developing.

2009 Brownie Badge Book - Seasons Badge

Either
Choose and do one clause from each season.
Or
Do all the clauses from one season.
Spring
* With an adult you know, make a nest box or bird feeder.  With permission, hang it in a suitable place.
* Tell your Six about a folk custom or religious festival that takes place during the spring.  Either act it out with your Six or make some costumes for it.
* Keep a record for at least two weeks of when and where you see the following:
- spring flowers
- leaves appearing on trees
- baby animals.
* Make a gauge to measure rainfall.  Use it for at least two weeks and keep a daily record.  Discuss the changes.
Summer
* Make a bird-bath and fill it each day with water.  Keep a record for two weeks of the birds that use it.  Make a note of any other creatures that visit it.
* Find out about sports and activities that take place in your local area during the summer.  If possible, join in with one.
* Plan your ideal holiday.  Make a scrapbook with pictures and information about your dream destination that you can share with your Six.
* Watch butterflies, bees and other insects on a flowering plant or bush.  Know what they are doing and why.  Taste three different types of honey and decide what is your favourite.
Autumn
* Know which fruits and vegetables are available in the autumn,.  Make something to eat using one of them, like blackberry pie or toffee apples, to share with your Six.
* Make a scrapbook or poster about animals that hibernate in this country and around the world.  You can use photos and drawings as well as information.
* With an adult you know, spend time looking at the stars and point out at least two constellations.
* Do one of the following:
- Use fallen natural objects, like conkers, acorns or leaves, to make a collage or decoration.
- Make a picture from bark or stone rubbing.
Winter
* Make a bird pudding and leave it out somewhere safe for birds to eat.  Keep a record for at least two weeks of all the birds that eat the food.
* Know why it is important to be seen clearly when outdoors in the dark.  Make reflective strips and attach them to your coat and bag.
* Tell your Six about winter festivals from two different faiths or cultures.  Either help celebrate one of them, or do an activity linked with it.
* Grow a bulb, such as a hyacinth, in a clear container or water so you can see its roots grow.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Seasons Badge

Either
Choose and do one clause from each section.
Or
Do all the clauses from one season.
Spring
* With an adult you know, make a nest box or bird feeder.  With permission, hang it in a suitable place.
* Tell your Six about a folk custom or religious festival that takes place during the spring.  Either act it out with your Six or make some costumes for it.
* Keep a record for at least two weeks of when and where you see the following:
- spring flowers
- leaves appearing on trees
- baby animals.
* Make a gauge to measure rainfall.  Use it for at least two weeks and keep a daily record.  Discuss the changes.
Summer
* Make a bird-bath and fill it each day with water.  Keep a record for two weeks of the birds that use it.  Make a note of any other creatures that visit it.
* Find out about sports and activities that take place in your local area during the summer.  If possible, join in with one.
* Plan your ideal holiday.  Make a scrapbook with pictures and information about your dream destination that you can share with your Six.
* Watch butterflies, bees and other insects on a flowering plant or bush.  Know what they are doing and why.  Taste three different types of honey and decide which is your favourite.
Autumn
* Know which fruits and vegetables are available in the autumn.  Make something to eat using one of them, like blackberry pie or toffee apples, to share with your Six.
* Make a scrapbook or display about animals that hibernate in this country and around the world.  You can use photos and drawings as well as information.
* With an adult you know, spend time looking at the stars and point out at least two constellations.
* do one of the following.
- Use fallen natural objects, like conkers, acorns or leaves, to make a collage or decoration.
- Make a picture from bark or stone rubbing.
Winter
* Make a bird pudding and leave it out somewhere safe for birds to eat.  Keep a record for at least two weeks of all the birds that eat the food.
* Know why it is important to be seen clearly when outdoors in the dark.  Make reflective strips and attach them to your coat and bag.
* Tell your Six about winter festivals from two different faiths or cultures.  Either help celebrate one of them, or do an activity linked with it.
* Grow a bulb, such as a hyacinth, in a clear container or water so you can see its roots grow.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Seasons Badge

Choose one clause from each season or do all the clauses from one season.
Spring
* With an adult you know, make a nest box or bird feeder.  With permission, hang it in a suitable place.
* Tell your Six about a folk custom or religious festival that takes place during the spring.  Either act it out with your Six or make some costumes for it.
* Keep a record for at least two weeks of when and where you see the following:
- spring flowers
- leaves appearing on trees
- baby animals.
* Make a gauge to measure rainfall.  Use it for at least two weeks and keep a daily record.  Discuss the changes.
Summer
* Make a bird-bath and fill it with water each day.  Keep a record for two weeks of the birds that use it.  Make a note of any other creatures that visit it.
* Find out about sports and activities that take place in your local area during the summer.  If possible, join in with one.
* Plan your ideal holiday.  Make a scrapbook with pictures and information about your dream destination that you can share with your Six.
* Watch butterflies, bees and other insects on a flowering plant or bush.  Know what they are doing and why.  Taste three different types of honey and decide which is your favourite.
Autumn
* Know which fruits and vegetables are available in the autumn.  Make something to eat using one of them, like blackberry pie or toffee apples, to share with your Six.
* Make a scrapbook or display about animals that hibernate in this country and around the world.  You can use photos and drawings as well as information.
* With an adult you know, spend time looking at the stars and point out at least two constellations.
* do one of the following.
- Use fallen natural objects, like conkers, acorns or leaves, to make a collage or decoration.
- Make a picture from bark or stone rubbing.
Winter
* Make a bird pudding and leave it out somewhere safe for birds to eat.  Keep a record for at least two weeks of all the birds that eat the food.
* Know why it is important to be seen clearly when outdoors in the dark.  Make reflective strips and attach them to your coat and bag.
* Tell your Six about winter festivals from two different faiths or cultures.  Either help celebrate one of them, or do an activity linked with it.
* Grow a bulb, such as a hyacinth, in a clear container or water so you can see its roots grow.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Seasons Badge


Do one clause from each season or do all the clauses from one season.

Spring
  • With an adult you know, make a nest box or bird feeder. With permission, hang it in a suitable place.
  • Tell your Six about a folk custom or religious festival that takes place during the spring. Either act it out with your Six or make some costumes for it.
  • Keep a record for at least two weeks of when and where you see the following: spring flowers, leaves appearing on trees and baby animals.
  • Make a gauge to measure rainfall. Use it for at least two weeks and keep a daily record. Discuss the changes.
Summer
  • Make a bird-bath and fill it with water each day. Keep a record for two weeks of the birds that use it. Make a note of any other creatures that visit it.
  • Find out about sports and activities that take place in your local area during the summer. If possible, join in with one.
  • Plan your ideal holiday. Make a scrapbook with pictures and information about your dream destination that you can share with your Six.
  • Watch butterflies, bees and other insects on a flowering plant or bush. Know what they are doing and why. Taste three different types of honey and decide which is your favourite.
Autumn
  • Know which fruits and vegetables are available in the autumn. Make something to eat using one of them, like blackberry pie or toffee apples, to share with your Six.
  • Make a scrapbook or display about animals that hibernate in this country and around the world. You can use photos and drawings as well as information.
  • With an adult you know, spend time looking at the stars and point out at least two constellations.
  • Do one of the following: Use fallen natural objects, like conkers, acorns or leaves, to make a collage or decoration. Or make a picture from bark or stone rubbing.
Winter
  • Make a bird pudding and leave it out somewhere safe for birds to eat. Keep a record for at least two weeks of all the birds that eat the food.
  • Know why it is important to be seen clearly when outdoors in the dark. Make reflective strips and attach them to your coat and bag.
  • Tell your Six about winter festivals from two different faiths or cultures. Either help celebrate one of them, or do an activity linked with it.
  • Grow a bulb, such as a hyacinth, in a clear container or water so you can see its roots grow.

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