Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1921 POR - Ranger Test


Do any eight of the following tests (two from each of the four headings) entitle to Ranger badge.

INTELLIGENCE

1) Be able to answer simple questions on the aims, methods and organization of the Guide Movement.

2) Signal and read simple messages in Morse; 

or Show a knowledge of one of the books from the List given below; 

or Have visited six places of interest in the neigbourhood and know their history.

3) Now six different kinds of crops or vegetables, and methods of cultivation; 

or Grow a plant (flower or vegetable) from seed, either in a pot or in the open ground.  Bring plant to examination, or notes describing its growth, with dates; 

or Keep a pet and know how to treat it.  Know the species to which it belongs, and its habits in a wild state.

HANDICRAFTS

1) Tie seven knots;

or Splice a rope and make a Turk's head.

2) Make a garment, or any useful article for the home or clubroom (basket work, carpentering, embroidery, etc.).

3) Be able to hem, darn and patch,

or Be able to clean metal and remove stains from dress material.

SERVICE

1) Know the proper methods of feeding, bathing and dressing a baby of nine months, and describe a day in the life of a healthy child of three years old.

2) Know the general rules for the treatment of fainting fits, burns and scalds, and how to stop bleeding.

3) Conduct a team game.

HEALTH

1) Know how to prepare a sick room, and make a bed with a patient in it.

2) Know three country dances, or swim 25 yards; or go for, and describe minutely and accurately, a five-mile walk.

3) Perform at least three physical exercises, with full understanding of the anatomical and hygenic value of each movement.

N.B. - The physical exercises may be taken from Scout Chart (No.1), from the Syllabus for the Use of Elementary schools, or any other similar book selected by the Captain.


Book List:

Shakespeare's Plays.  L'Allegro; Il Penseroso; Lycidas by Milton.  Ode to a Nightingale; Ode to a Grecian Urn by Keats.  The Revenge; Idylls of the King by Tennyson.  Selections (1st or 2nd series) by Browning.  Poems by Longfellow.  Horatius, and Battle of Lake Regillus, from Lays of Ancient Rome by Macaulay.  An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Gray.  Selections from Wordsworth ("Golden Treasury" Series).  "If-" and "recessional" by Kipling.  Fights for the flag by Fitchett.  Deeds that Won the Empire and Tales of the Great War by Henry Newbolt.  The Happy Warrior.  A Book of Saints and Heroes by Andrew Lang.  Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott.  Quentin Durward.  The Heroes by Kingsley.  Westward Ho!.  Puck of Pook's Hill by Kipling.  The Light that Failed.  Treasure Island and Kidnapped by Stevenson.  Lorna Doone by Blackmore.  The White Company by Conan Doyle.  Essay on Warren Hastings and Essay on Clive by Macaulay.  The Coverley Papers by Addison.  Virginbus Puerisque by R.L.Stevenson.  Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by O.W. Holmes.  Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb.  Sesame and Lillies by Ruskin.  The Crown of Olives.  The Jungle Books by Kipling.  The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London.  Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jeffries.  The School of the Woods by W. Long.  Kindred of the World by C Roberts.  Wild Animals I have Known by Seton Thompson.  The Man-Eaters of Tsavo by J.H.Patterson.  Parables from Nature by Margaret Scott-Gatty.  Fairy Tales of Science by Arabella Buckley.  The Cruse of the "Cachalot" by Frank Bullen.  The Beauties of Nature by Avebury.  Books on Popular Science, and Biographies of noble men and women.

1924 POR - Ranger Test


Must be able to answer simple questions on the aims, methods and organization of the Guide Movement, and pass any eight of the following tests (two from each of the four headings).

Intelligence

1) Signal and read simple messages in Morse; or

Show a knowledge of one of the books from the List; or

Have visited six places of interest in the neighbourhood and know their history.

2) Know six different kinds of crops or vegetables, and methods of cultivation; or

Grow a plant (flower or vegetable) from seed or bulb, either in a pot or in the open ground.  Bring plant to examination, or notes describing its growth, with dates; or

Know six trees by their leaves, fruit and twigs, and be able to recognise them at 50 yards distance.

Handicrafts

1) Tie seven knots; or

Splice a rope and make a Turk's head.

2) Make a garment, or any useful article for the home of clubroom (basket work, carpentering, embroidery, etc.);

or

Be able to hem, darn and patch; or

Be able to clean metal and remove stains from dress material.

Health 

1) Know how to prepare a sick room, and make a bed with a patient in it.

2) Know three country dances, or swim 2 yards; or go for, and describe accurately, a five-mile walk.

3) Perform at least three physical exercises, with full understanding of the anatomical and hygenic value of each movement.

N.B. The physical exercises may be taken from the Scout Chart (No. 1), from the Syllabus for the Use of Elementary Schools, or any other similar book selected by the captain.

Service

1) Know the proper methods of feeding, bathing and dressing a baby of nine months, and describe a day in the life of a healthy child of three years old.

2) Know the general rules for the treatment of fainting fits, burns and scalds, and how to stop bleeding.

3) Conduct a team game.


Books - List of Books as follows:-

Shakespeare's Plays.  L'Allegro; Il Penseroso; Lycidas by Milton.  Ode to a Nightingale; Ode to a Grecian Urn by Keats.  The Revenge; Idylls of the King by Tennyson.  Selections (1st or 2nd series) by Browning.  Poems by Longfellow.  Horatius, and Battle of Lake Regillus, from Lays of Ancient Rome by Macaulay.  An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Gray.  Selections from Wordsworth ("Golden Treasury" Series).  "If-" and "recessional" by Kipling.  Fights for the flag by Fitchett.  Deeds that Won the Empire and Tales of the Great War by Henry Newbolt.  The Happy Warrior.  A Book of Saints and Heroes by Andrew Lang.  Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott.  Quentin Durward.  The Heroes by Kingsley.  Westward Ho!.  Puck of Pook's Hill by Kipling.  The Light that Failed.  Treasure Island and Kidnapped by Stevenson.  Lorna Doone by Blackmore.  The White Company by Conan Doyle.  Essay on Warren Hastings and Essay on Clive by Macaulay.  The Coverley Papers by Addison.  Virginbus Puerisque by R.L.Stevenson.  Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by O.W. Holmes.  Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb.  Sesame and Lillies by Ruskin.  The Crown of Olives.  The Jungle Books by Kipling.  The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London.  Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jeffries.  The School of the Woods by W. Long.  Kindred of the World by C Roberts.  Wild Animals I have Known by Seton Thompson.  The Man-Eaters of Tsavo by J.H.Patterson.  Parables from Nature by Margaret Scott-Gatty.  Fairy Tales of Science by Arabella Buckley.  The Cruse of the "Cachalot" by Frank Bullen.  The Beauties of Nature by Avebury.  Books on Popular Science, and Biographies of noble men and women.

1930 POR - Ranger Test


Must be able to answer simple questions on the aims, methods and organization of the Guide Movement, and pass any eight of the following tests (two from each of the four headings).

I Intelligence

1) Signal and read simple messages in Morse, or

Show a knowledge of one of the books from the list given on page 73; or

Have visited six places of interest in the neighbourhood and know their history.

2) Know six different kinds of crops or vegetables, and methods of cultivation; or

Grow a plant (flower or vegetable) from seed or bulb either in a pot or in the open ground.  Bring plant to examination, and notes describing its growth, with dates; or

Know six trees by their leaves, flowers fruit and twigs, and be able to recognize them at fifty yards distance; or

Be able to point out and name at least six constellations.

II Handicraft.

1) Tie seven knots.

2) Make a garment, or any useful article for the home or club-room (basket work, carpentering, embroidery, etc.); or

Be able to hem, darn and patch; or

Be able to clean metal and remove stains from dress material; or

Splice a rope and make a Turk's head.

III Health.

1) Know how to prepare a sick room, and make a bed with a patient in it.

2) Know three country dances, or swim 25 yards; or go for, and describe accurately, a five-mile walk.

3) Perform at least three physical exercises and know their value.

N.B. - The physical exercises may be taken from the Scout Chart (No. 1) from the Syllabus for the Use of Elementary Schools, or any other similar book selected by the Captain.

IV Service.

1) Know the proper methods of feeding, bathing and dressing a baby of nine months, and describe a day in the life of a healthy child of three years old.

2) Know the general rules for the treatment of fainting, burns and scalds, and how to stop bleeding.

3) Conduct a team game.


List of Books

Shakespeare's Plays.  L'Allegro; Il Penseroso; Lycidas (Milton), Ode to a Nightingale; Ode to a Grecian Urn (Keats); The Revenge; Idylls of the King (Tennyson).  Selections (1st or 2nd series) (Browning).  Poems (Longfellow).  Horatius, and Battle of Lake Regillus, from Lays of Ancient Rome (Macaulay).  An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (Gray).  Selections from Wordsworth.  "Golden [email protected] series).  "If-" and "Recessional" (Kipling).  Fights for the Flag: Deeds that Won the Empire (Fitchett).  Tales of the Great War; The Happy Warrior (Henry Newbolt).  A Book of Saints and Heroes (Andrew Lang).  Ivanhoe; Quentin Durward (Sir Walter Scott).  The Heroes; Westward Ho!; (Kingsley).  Puck of Pook's Hill; The Light that Failed (Kipling).  Treasure Island; Kidnapped (R.L. Stevenson).  Lorna Doone (Blackmore)  The White Company (Conan Doyle).  Essay on Warren Hastings; Essay on Clive (Macaulay).  The Coverley Papers (Addison).  Virginibus Puerisque (R.L. Stevenson).  Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (O.W. Holmes).  Essays of Elia (Charles Lamb).  Sesame and Lillies; The Crown of Wild Olive (Ruskin).  The Jungle Books (Kipling).  The Call of the Wild; White Fang (Jack London).  Wild Life in a Southern County (Richard Jeffries).  The School fo the Woods (W. Long).  Kindred of the Wild (C. Roberts).  Wild Animals I have Known (Ernest Thompson Seton).  The Man-Easers of Tsavo (J.H. Patterson).  Parables from Nature (Margaret Scott-Gatty).  Fairy Tales of Science (Arabella Buckley).  The Cruise of the "Catchalot" (Frank Bullen).  The Beauties of Nature (Avebury).  A Wanderer in London (E.V. Lucas).  The Road Mender (Michael Fairless).  The Money Moon (Jeffrey Farnol).  The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy).  Adventures in Contentment (David Grayson).  Leaves in the Wind; Pebbles on the Shore (A.G. Gardiner).  Along the Road (A.C. Benson)  Pippa Passes (Browning).  Reynard the Fox (Masefield).

Books on Popular Science and Biographies of noble men and women.

1932 POR - Ranger Test


Be able to answer simple questions on the aims, methods and organization of the Guide Movement, and pass any eight of the following tests (two from each of the four headings).

I Intelligence

1) Signal and read simple messages in Morse; or

Show a knowledge of one of the prose books and one poem, given in the list; or

Have visited six places of interest in the neighbourhood and know their history.

2) Know six different kinds of crops or vegetables, and methods of cultivation, or

Grow a plant (flower or vegetable) from seed or bulb either in a pot or in the open ground.  Bring plant to examination, and notes describing its growth, with dates; or

Know six trees by their leaves, flowers, fruit and twigs, and be able to recognise them at fifty yards distance; or

Be able to point out and name at least six constellation.

II Handicraft

1) Tie seven knots.

2) Make a garment, or any useful article for the home or club-room (basket-work, carpentering, embroidery, etc.); or

Be able to clean metal and remove stains from dress material; or

Splice a rope and make a Turk's head.

III Health

1) Know how to prepare a sick room, and make a bed with a patient in it.

2) Know three country dances, or swim 25 yards; or go for, and describe accurately, a five-mile walk; or perform at least three physical exercises and know their value.

3) Know the Rules of Health and show that she has done her best to practice them personally, in her home and place of work.

N.B. - The physical exercises may be taken from the Scout Chart (No. 1), from the Syllabus for the Use of Elementary Schools, or any other similar book selected by the captain.

IV Service

1) Know the proper methods of feeding, bathing and dressing a baby of nine months, and describe a day in the life of a healthy child of three years old.

2) Know the general rules for the treatment of fainting, burns and scalds, and how to stop bleeding.

3) Conduct a team game.


PROSE

Any books written by the following: Jane Austen, Barrie, Buchan, Dickens, George Eliot, Kingsley, Kipling, E.V. Lucas, Sir Walter Scott, Shakespeare, R.L. Stevenson, Thackeray

or

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; The Flight of the Heron, by D.K. Broster; The Secret Garden, by F.H. Burnett; John Halifax, Gentleman, by Craik; Sorrell & Son, by Warwick Deeping; The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Graham; Under the Greenwood Tree, by Thomas Hardy; Pip, or The Right Stuff, or The Safety Match, by Ian Hay; The Four Feathers, by A.E.W. Mason; John Splendid, by Neil Munro; Owd Bob, by Ollivant; Tell England, by Ernest Raymond; Quinney's, by Vachell; Jeremy, by Hugh Walpole; Beau Geste, by P.C. Wren; Lorna Doone, by Blackmore; The White Company, by Conan Doyle; The Roadmender, by David Grayson; Essays of Elia or Tales from Shakespeare, by Charles Lamb; The Book of Saints and Heroes, by Andrew Lang; White Fang or The Call of the Wild, by Jack London; The School of the Woods, by Long; In Search of England, or In Search of Scotland, or In Search of Ireland, by H.V. Morton; The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Orczy; Sesame and Lilies, by Ruskin; Wild Animals I Have Known, by Thompson Seton; Ships and Sailors, by Stanley Rogers.

VERSE

Poems from any good anthology.

1935 POR - Ranger Test


Be able to answer simple questions on the aims, methods and organization of the Guide Movement, and pass any eight of the following tests (two from each of the four headings).

I Intelligence

1) Signal and read simple messages in Morse; or

Show a knowledge of one of the prose books and one poem, given in the list; or

Have visited six places of interest in the neighbourhood and know their history.

2) Know six different kinds of crops or vegetables, and methods of cultivation, or

Grow a plant (flower or vegetable) from seed or bulb either in a pot or in the open ground.  Bring plant to examination, and notes describing its growth, with dates; or

Know six trees by their leaves, flowers, fruit and twigs, and be able to recognize them at fifty yards distance; or

Be able to point out and name at least six constellation.

II Handicraft

1) Tie seven knots.

2) Make a garment, or any useful article for the home or club-room (basket-work, carpentering, embroidery, etc.); or

Be able to clean metal and remove stains from dress material; or

Splice a rope and make a Turk's head.

III Health

1) Know how to prepare a sick room, and make a bed with a patient in it.

2) Know three country dances, or swim 25 yards; or go for, and describe accurately, a five-mile walk; or perform at least three physical exercises and know their value.

3) Know the Rules of Health and show that she has done her best to practice them personally, in her home and place of work.

N.B. - The physical exercises may be taken from the Scout Chart (No. 1), from the Syllabus for the Use of Elementary Schools, or any other similar book selected by the captain.

IV Service

1) Know the proper methods of feeding, bathing and dressing a baby of nine months, and describe a day in the life of a healthy child of three years old.

2) Know the general rules for the treatment of fainting, burns and scalds, and how to stop bleeding.

3) Conduct a team game.


PROSE

Any books written by the following: Jane Austen, Barrie, Buchan, Dickens, George Eliot, Kingsley, Kipling, E.V. Lucas, Sir Walter Scott, Shakespeare, R.L. Stevenson, Thackeray

or

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; The Flight of the Heron, by D.K. Broster; The Secret Garden, by F.H. Burnett; John Halifax, Gentleman, by Craik; Sorrell & Son, by Warwick Deeping; The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Graham; Under the Greenwood Tree, by Thomas Hardy; Pip, or The Right Stuff, or The Safety Match, by Ian Hay; The Four Feathers, by A.E.W. Mason; John Splendid, by Neil Munro; Owd Bob, by Ollivant; Tell England, by Ernest Raymond; Quinney's, by Vachell; Jeremy, by Hugh Walpole; Beau Geste, by P.C. Wren; Lorna Doone, by Blackmore; The White Company, by Conan Doyle; The Roadmender, by David Grayson; Essays of Elia or Tales from Shakespeare, by Charles Lamb; The Book of Saints and Heroes, by Andrew Lang; White Fang or The Call of the Wild, by Jack London; The School of the Woods, by Long; In Search of England, or In Search of Scotland, or In Search of Ireland, by H.V. Morton; The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Orczy; Sesame and Lilies, by Ruskin; Wild Animals I Have Known, by Thompson Seton; Ships and Sailors, by Stanley Rogers.

VERSE

Poems from any good anthology.

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