Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1947 POR - Ranger Service Star Part I


1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment which she can pack, with 24 hours' notice, in a neat and practical way, serviceable for expeditions in any weather.

2) In parties of two or more, using this equipment, go for a week-end camp or over-night hike.  Be able to use a map in planning such expeditions.

1950 POR - Ranger Service Star Part I


1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment which she can pack, with 24 hours' notice, in a neat and practical way, serviceable for expeditions in any weather.

2) a) In parties of two or more, using this equipment, go for a week-end camp or overnight hike (see Rule 88).  Be able to use a map in planning such expeditions.

or

b) Using this equipment, carry out an exploration lasting at least 24 hours; the sleeping accommodation may be in a Youth Hostel, cyclists' rest, or barn, etc.  The exploration planned largely by the Ranger should show enterprise and a sense of adventure.  The plans should be submitted to the examiner beforehand; she may incorporate an additional challenge, possibly in the form of sealed orders. 

Note: If more than one Ranger is being tested each should take the lead during the day, the party splitting up if necessary; the candidate should, if possible, secure the site or sleeping accommodation.

1953 POR - Ranger Service Star Part I


1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment which she can pack, with 24 hours' notice, in a neat and practical way, serviceable for expeditions in any weather.

2) In parties of two or three, using this equipment, carry out an exploratory expedition lasting at least 24 hours.  Youth hotels, cyclists rests, barns or tents may be used.  The exploration should be planned by the Ranger and approved by the Tester (appointed by the Commissioner in conjunction with the C.R.A. and C.A.) who will meet them during some part of the expedition.  (See Rule 95).  The candidate will be judged on the spirit of enterprise and adventure, general turnout, organization, sense of responsibility including a care for other people's property, map reading, interest in the locality including woodcraft in its widest sense.

N.B. - This is essentially an outdoor test, but if in the case of a rural company a Ranger wishes to explore some town of particular interest, permission may be given for her to do so.  

If two Rangers are being tested, then the expedition should cover not less than 36 hours and preferably 48 hours and each should be responsible for half the time.

The candidate should have taken part in at least one such expedition previously.

1957 POR - Ranger Service Star


The clauses of the Ranger Service Star may be taken in any order and in stages.  A badge showing the Roman numeral I is awarded when any three clauses have been passed.  It is changed for badge II for six clauses passed and III for nine clauses passed.  A badge with a red trefoil at the centre is awarded when the whole test is completed.


1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment.  With twenty-four hours' notice, pack it in a neat and practical way to be serviceable for an expedition in any weather.

2) With one or two companions and using this equipment, carry out an exploratory expedition, e.g. overnight hike, lightweight camp, etc.  Youth hostels, cyclists' rests, barns, or tents may be used.

The expedition is to be planned by the Ranger and approved by the tester who is to meet the party during some part of the expedition.

Note: I) The candidate is to be judged on the spirit of enterprise and adventure, general turnout, organisation, sense of responsibility, care of other people's property, map reading, and interest in the locality, including woodcraft in its widest sense.

ii) This is essentially an outdoor test, but if the candidate is a member of a rural company and wishes to explore a town of particular interest, permission may be given for her to do so.

iii) The candidate should have taken part in at least one such expedition previously.

iv) In exceptional circumstances two candidates may be tested together, in which case the test is to cover not less than twenty-four hours and each candidate is to be responsible for half the time.

v) The tester is appointed by the Commissioner in conjunction with the C.R.A., C.A., and Captain.

Alternative to clauses 1 and 2: Explorer Certificate

3) Visit a house or flat and bring back a sufficiently clear description of it for an intending occupier to judge whether it is likely to be suitable.  Note general layout; size of rooms; aspect; heating, lighting, and cooking facilities; water system, etc., garden or yard.

Alternative: Home Planning Certificate.

4) Find out in her own area:

Where children can be treated for minor ailments.

Where mothers can be advised on Infant Welfare.

Where and how provision is made for the aged and infirm.

Who is responsible for providing a pure milk supply; sanitation; water, gas, and electricity supplies.

Who pays for these services, and from what source the money comes.

Pay at least one visit to an establishment connected with one of the above services.

Read the Ranger health book How to be Healthy - and Wise, and show that she has made an effort to improve her health and appearance.

Alternative: Citizen Certificate.

5) Choose a country other than her own, and be able to interest other people in what she has found out about it; know whether it is a member of the United Nations Organisation; or

United Nations: Identify the following initials: U.N.O., U.N.A., U.N.E.S.C.O., U.N.I.C.E.F., I.L.O., F.A.O., W.H.O.  Know something about the work of one of these bodies.

Alternative: British Commonwealth Knowledge Certificate or International Knowledge Certificate.

6) Cook a well-balanced two-course meal, serve it and clear away.

Alternative: Cook Certificate

7) Bring a statement, signed by a competent person, showing that she has bathed, changed, and dressed a child under 3 years old, and has seen a trained person demonstrate the bathing of a baby of under 6 months (or a doll).  Show that she realizes the necessity for discipline, routine, cleanliness, and understanding when dealing with young children.

Alternative: Child Care Certificate or Infant Welfare Certificate.

8) Study design and colour in relation to dress and interior decoration.  Make a personal garment, or an article of household furnishing, or decorate a room.

Alternative: Dressmaker Certificate.

9) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Keep a record of her reading over a period of six months.

Note: This should include three first-class books, modern or classical, poetry or prose.

b) Compare the merits of three full-length plays, films, or ballets seen during the period of preparation for the test, the choice to be as varied as possible.

c) Visit an art gallery and discuss three pictures of her own choice.

d) Know the fundimentals of three different types of architecture and be able to compare them.

e) Familiarise herself with three musical masterpieces through concerts, gramophone records, and/or broadcasting; and give reasons for her choice.

f) Introduce three folk tunes (songs or dances) new to the company, and be able to teach them.

Alternative: One of the certificates in the Cultural Section, Community Service.

10) Know how to deal with an outbreak of fire (including forest or moorland fires), and how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher.

Alternative: Fire-Fighting Certificate.

11) Know how to deal with the following :

Severe bleeding, asphyxiation, (including electrical shock), fractures (for prevention of further injury), wounds and burns.

Alternative: First Aid Certificate or Samaritan Certificate

12) Receive and pass on clear messages; give precise directions to strangers in her own neighbourhood.

1960 POR - Ranger Service Star


The clauses of the Ranger Service Star may be taken in any order and in stages.  A badge showing the Roman numeral I is awarded when any three clauses have been passed.  It is changed for badge II for six clauses passed and III for nine clauses passed.  A badge with a red trefoil at the centre is awarded when the whole test is completed.


1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment.  With twenty-four hours' notice, pack it in a neat and practical way to be serviceable for an expedition in any weather.

2) With one or two companions and using this equipment, carry out an exploratory expedition, e.g. overnight hike, lightweight camp, etc.  Youth hostels, cyclists' rests, barns, or tents may be used.

The expedition is to be planned by the Ranger and approved by the tester who is to meet the party during some part of the expedition.

Note: I) The candidate is to be judged on the spirit of enterprise and adventure, general turnout, organisation, sense of responsibility, care of other people's property, map reading, and interest in the locality, including woodcraft in its widest sense.

ii) This is essentially an outdoor test, but if the candidate is a member of a rural company and wishes to explore a town of particular interest, permission may be given for her to do so.

iii) The candidate should have taken part in at least one such expedition previously.

iv) In exceptional circumstances two candidates may be tested together, in which case the test is to cover not less than twenty-four hours and each candidate is to be responsible for half the time.

v) The tester is appointed by the Commissioner in conjunction with the C.R.A., C.A., and Captain.

Alternative to clauses 1 and 2: Explorer Certificate

3) Visit a house or flat and bring back a sufficiently clear description of it for an intending occupier to judge whether it is likely to be suitable.  Note general layout; size of rooms; aspect; heating, lighting, and cooking facilities; water system, etc., garden or yard.

Alternative: Home Planning Certificate.

4) Find out in her own area:

Where children can be treated for minor ailments.

Where mothers can be advised on Infant Welfare.

Where and how provision is made for the aged and infirm.

Who is responsible for providing a pure milk supply; sanitation; water, gas, and electricity supplies.

Who pays for these services, and from what source the money comes.

Draw up a list of these services, to include directions for finding the establishments and, where appropriate, information about times of attendance.

Pay at least one visit to an establishment connected with one of the above services.

Read the Ranger health book How to be Healthy - and Wise, and show that she has made an effort to improve her health and appearance.

Alternative: Citizen Certificate.

5) Choose a country other than her own, and be able to interest other people in what she has found out about it; know whether it is a member of the United Nations Organisation; or

United Nations: Identify the following initials: U.N.O., U.N.A., U.N.E.S.C.O., U.N.I.C.E.F., I.L.O., F.A.O., W.H.O.  Know something about the work of one of these bodies.

Alternative: British Commonwealth Knowledge Certificate or International Knowledge Certificate.

6) Cook a well-balanced two-course meal, serve it and clear away.

Alternative: Cook Certificate

7) Bring a statement, signed by a competent person, showing that she has bathed, changed, and dressed a child under 3 years old, and has seen a trained person demonstrate the bathing of a baby of under 6 months (or a doll).  Show that she realizes the necessity for discipline, routine, cleanliness, and understanding when dealing with young children.

Alternative: Child Care Certificate or Infant Welfare Certificate.

8) Study design and colour in relation to dress and interior decoration.  Make a personal garment, or an article of household furnishing, or decorate a room.

Alternative: Dressmaker Certificate.

9) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Keep a record of her reading over a period of six months.

Note: This should include three first-class books, modern or classical, poetry or prose.

b) Compare the merits of three full-length plays, films, or ballets seen during the period of preparation for the test, the choice to be as varied as possible.

c) Visit an art gallery and discuss three pictures of her own choice.

d) Know the fundimentals of three different types of architecture and be able to compare them.

e) Familiarise herself with three musical masterpieces through concerts, gramophone records, and/or broadcasting; and give reasons for her choice.

f) Introduce three folk tunes (songs or dances) new to the company, and be able to teach them.

Alternative: One of the certificates in the Cultural Section, Community Service.

10) Know how to deal with an outbreak of fire (including forest or moorland fires), and how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher.

Alternative: Fire-Fighting Certificate.

11) Know how to deal with the following :

Severe bleeding, asphyxiation, (including electrical shock), fractures (for prevention of further injury), wounds and burns.

Alternative: First Aid Certificate or Samaritan Certificate

12) Receive and pass on clear messages; give precise directions to strangers in her own neighbourhood.

1960 (December) POR Amendments - Ranger Service Star


The clauses of the Ranger Service Star may be taken in any order and in stages.  A badge showing the Roman numeral I is awarded when any three clauses have been passed.  It is changed for badge II for six clauses passed and III for nine clauses passed.  A badge with a red trefoil at the centre is awarded when the whole test is completed.


1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment.  With twenty-four hours' notice, pack it in a neat and practical way to be serviceable for an expedition in any weather.

2) With one or two companions and using this equipment, carry out an exploratory expedition, e.g. overnight hike, lightweight camp, etc.  Youth hostels, cyclists' rests, barns, or tents may be used.

The expedition is to be planned by the Ranger and approved by the tester who is to meet the party during some part of the expedition.

Note: I) The candidate is to be judged on the spirit of enterprise and adventure, general turnout, organisation, sense of responsibility, care of other people's property, map reading, and interest in the locality, including woodcraft in its widest sense.

ii) This is essentially an outdoor test, but if the candidate is a member of a rural company and wishes to explore a town of particular interest, permission may be given for her to do so.

iii) The candidate should have taken part in at least one such expedition previously.

iv) In exceptional circumstances two candidates may be tested together, in which case the test is to cover not less than twenty-four hours and each candidate is to be responsible for half the time.

v) The tester is appointed by the Commissioner in conjunction with the C.R.A., C.A., and Captain.

Alternative to clauses 1 and 2: Explorer Certificate

3) Visit a house or flat and bring back a sufficiently clearly drawn plan and clear description of it for an intending occupier to judge whether it is likely to be suitable.  Note general layout; size of rooms; aspect; heating, lighting, and cooking facilities; water system, etc., garden or yard.

Alternative: Home Planning Certificate.

4) Find out in her own area:

Where children can be treated for minor ailments.

Where mothers can be advised on Infant Welfare.

Where and how provision is made for the aged and infirm.

Who is responsible for providing a pure milk supply; sanitation; water, gas, and electricity supplies.

Who pays for these services, and from what source the money comes.

Draw up a list of these services, to include directions for finding the establishments and, where appropriate, information about times of attendance.

Pay at least one visit to an establishment connected with one of the above services.

Read the Ranger health book How to be Healthy - and Wise, and show that she has made an effort to improve her health and appearance.

Alternative: Citizen Certificate.

5) Choose a country other than her own, and be able to interest other people in what she has found out about it; know whether it is a member of the United Nations Organisation; or

United Nations: Identify the following initials: U.N.O., U.N.A., U.N.E.S.C.O., U.N.I.C.E.F., I.L.O., F.A.O., W.H.O.  Know something about the work of one of these bodies.

Alternative: British Commonwealth Knowledge Certificate or International Knowledge Certificate.

6) Cook a well-balanced two-course meal, serve it and clear away.

Alternative: Cook Certificate

7) Bring a statement, signed by a competent person, showing that she has bathed, changed, and dressed a child under 3 years old, and has seen a trained person demonstrate the bathing of a baby of under 6 months (or a doll).  Show that she realizes the necessity for discipline, routine, cleanliness, and understanding when dealing with young children.

Alternative: Child Care Certificate or Infant Welfare Certificate.

8) Study design and colour in relation to dress and interior decoration.  Make a personal garment, or an article of household furnishing, or decorate a room.

Alternative: Dressmaker Certificate.

9) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Keep a record of her reading over a period of six months.

Note: This should include three first-class books, modern or classical, poetry or prose.

b) Compare the merits of three full-length plays, films, or ballets seen during the period of preparation for the test, the choice to be as varied as possible.

c) Visit an art gallery and discuss three pictures of her own choice.

d) Know the fundimentals of three different types of architecture and be able to compare them.

e) Familiarise herself with three musical masterpieces through concerts, gramophone records, and/or broadcasting; and give reasons for her choice.

f) Introduce three folk tunes (songs or dances) new to the company, and be able to teach them.

Alternative: One of the certificates in the Cultural Section, Community Service.

10) Know how to deal with an outbreak of fire (including forest or moorland fires), and how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher.

Alternative: Fire-Fighting Certificate.

11) Know how to deal with the following :

Severe bleeding, asphyxiation, (including electrical shock), fractures (for prevention of further injury), wounds and burns.

Alternative: First Aid Certificate or Samaritan Certificate

12) Receive and pass on clear messages; give precise directions to strangers in her own neighbourhood.

1961 (July) POR Amendments - Ranger Service Star


The clauses of the Ranger Service Star may be taken in any order and in stages.  A badge showing the Roman numeral I is awarded when any three clauses have been passed.  It is changed for badge II for six clauses passed and III for nine clauses passed.  A badge with a red trefoil at the centre is awarded when the whole test is completed.


1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment.  With twenty-four hours' notice, pack it in a neat and practical way to be serviceable for an expedition in any weather.

2) With one or two companions and using this equipment, carry out an exploratory expedition, e.g. overnight hike, lightweight camp, etc.  Youth hostels, cyclists' rests, barns, or tents may be used.

The expedition is to be planned by the Ranger and approved by the tester who is to meet the party during some part of the expedition.

Note: I) The candidate is to be judged on the spirit of enterprise and adventure, general turnout, organisation, sense of responsibility, care of other people's property, map reading, and interest in the locality, including woodcraft in its widest sense.

ii) This is essentially an outdoor test, but if the candidate is a member of a rural company and wishes to explore a town of particular interest, permission may be given for her to do so.

iii) The candidate should have taken part in at least one such expedition previously.

iv) In exceptional circumstances two candidates may be tested together, in which case the test is to cover not less than twenty-four hours and each candidate is to be responsible for half the time.

v) The tester is appointed by the Commissioner in conjunction with the C.R.A., C.A., and Captain.

Alternative to clauses 1 and 2: Explorer Certificate

3) Visit a house or flat and bring back a sufficiently clearly drawn plan and clear description of it for an intending occupier to judge whether it is likely to be suitable.  Note general layout; size of rooms; aspect; heating, lighting, and cooking facilities; water system, etc., garden or yard.

Alternative: Home Planning Certificate.

4) Find out in her own area:

Where children can be treated for minor ailments.

Where mothers can be advised on Infant Welfare.

Where and how provision is made for the aged and infirm.

Who is responsible for providing a pure milk supply; sanitation; water, gas, and electricity supplies.

Who pays for these services, and from what source the money comes.

Draw up a list of these services, to include directions for finding the establishments and, where appropriate, information about times of attendance.

Pay at least one visit to an establishment connected with one of the above services.

Read the Ranger health book How to be Healthy - and Wise, and show that she has made an effort to improve her health and appearance.

Alternative: Citizen Certificate.

5) Choose a country other than her own, and be able to interest other people in what she has found out about it; know whether it is a member of the United Nations Organisation; or

United Nations: Identify the following initials: U.N.O., U.N.A., U.N.E.S.C.O., U.N.I.C.E.F., I.L.O., F.A.O., W.H.O.  Know something about the work of one of these bodies.

Alternative: British Commonwealth Knowledge Certificate or International Knowledge Certificate.

6) Cook a well-balanced two-course meal, serve it and clear away.

Alternative: Cook Certificate

7) Bring a statement, signed by a competent person, showing that she has bathed, changed, and dressed a child under 3 years old, and has seen a trained person demonstrate the bathing of a baby of under 6 months (or a doll).  Show that she realizes the necessity for discipline, routine, cleanliness, and understanding when dealing with young children.

Alternative: Child Care Certificate or Infant Welfare Certificate.

8) Study design and colour in relation to dress and interior decoration.  Make a personal garment, or an article of household furnishing, or decorate a room.

Alternative: Dressmaker Certificate.

9) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Keep a record of her reading over a period of six months.

Note: This should include three first-class books, modern or classical, poetry or prose.

b) Compare the merits of three full-length plays, films, or ballets seen during the period of preparation for the test, the choice to be as varied as possible.

c) Visit an art gallery and discuss three pictures of her own choice.

d) Know the fundimentals of three different types of architecture and be able to compare them.

e) Familiarise herself with three musical masterpieces through concerts, gramophone records, and/or broadcasting; and give reasons for her choice.

f) Introduce three folk tunes (songs or dances) new to the company, and be able to teach them.

Alternative: One of the certificates in the Cultural Section, Community Service.

10) Know how to deal with an outbreak of fire (including forest or moorland fires), and how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher.

Alternative: Fire-Fighting Certificate.

11) Know how to deal with the following :

Severe bleeding, asphyxiation, (including electrical shock), fractures (for prevention of further injury), wounds and burns.

Alternative: First Aid Certificate or Samaritan Certificate

12) Receive and pass on clear messages; give precise directions to strangers in her own neighbourhood.

1964 (March) POR - Ranger Service Star


The clauses of the Ranger Service Star may be taken in any order and in stages.  A badge showing the Roman numeral I is awarded when any three clauses have been passed.  It is changed for badge II for six clauses passed and III for nine clauses passed.  A badge with a red trefoil in the centre is awarded when the whole test is completed.

1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment.  With twenty-four hours' notice, pack it in a neat and practical way to be serviceable for an expedition in any weather.

2) With one or two companions and using this equipment, carry out an exploratory expedition, e.g. overnight hike, lightweight camp, etc.  Youth hostels, cyclists' rests, barns, or tents may be used.

The expedition is to be planned by the Ranger and approved by the tester who is to meet the party during some part of the expedition.  

Note: i) The candidate is to be judged on the spirit of enterprise and adventure, general turnout, organization, sense of responsibility, care of other people's property, map reading, and interest in the locality, including woodcraft in its widest sense.

ii) This is essentially an outdoor test, but if the candidate is a member of a rural company and wishes to explore a town of particular interest, permission may be given for her to do so.

iii) The candidate should have taken part in at least one such expedition previously.

iv) In exceptional circumstances two candidates may be tested together, in which case the test is to cover not less than twenty-four hours and each candidate is to be responsible for half the time.

v) The tester is appointed by the Commissioner in conjunction with the C.R.A., C.A., and Captain.

Alternative to clauses 1 and 2: Explorer Certificate

3) Visit a house or flat and bring back a sufficiently clearly drawn plan and description of it for an intending occupier to judge whether it is likely to be suitable.  Note general layout; size of rooms; aspect; heating, lighting, and cooking facilities; water system, etc.; garden or yard.

Alternative: Home Planning Certificate.

4) Find out in her own area:

Where children can be treated for minor ailments.

Where mothers can be advised on Infant Welfare.

Where and how provision is made for the aged and infirm.

Who is responsible for providing a pure milk supply; sanitation; water, gas, and electricity supplies.

Who pays for these services, and from what source the money comes.

Draw up a list of these services, to include directions for finding the establishments and, where appropriate, information about the times of attendance.  Pay at least one visit to an establishment connected with one of the above services.

Alternative: Citizen Certificate

5) Choose a country other than her own, and be able to interest other people in what she has found out about it; know whether it is a member of the United National Organisation; or

United Nations: Identify the following initials:

U.N.O., U.N.A., U.N.E.S.C.O., U.N.I.C.E.F., I.L.O., F.A.O., W.H.O.  Know something about the work of one of these bodies.

Alternative: Commonwealth Knowledge Certificate or International Knowledge Certificate.

6) Cook a well-balanced two-course meal, serve it and clear away.

Alternative: Cook Certificate

7) Bring a statement, signed by a competent person, showing that she has bathed, changed, and dressed a child under 3 years old, and has seen a trained person demonstrate the bathing of a baby of under 6 months (or a doll).  Show that she realizes the necessity for discipline, routine, cleanliness, and understanding when dealing with young children.

Alternative: Child Care Certificate or Infant Welfare Certificate.

8) Study design and colour in relation to dress and interior decoration.  Make a personal garment, or an article of household furnishing, or decorate a room.

Alternative: Dressmaker Certificate

9) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Keep a record of her reading over a period of six months.

Note: This should include three first-class books, modern or classical, poetry or prose.

b) Compare the merits of three full-length plays, films, or ballets seen during the period of preparation for the test, the choice to be as varied as possible.

c) Visit an art gallery and discuss three pictures of her own choice.

d) Know the fundamentals of three different types of architecture and be able to compare them.

e) Familiarise herself with three musical masterpieces through concerts, gramophone records, and/or broadcasting; and give reasons for her choice.

f) Introduce three folk tunes (songs or dances) new to the company, and be able to teach them.

Alternative: One of the Certificates in the Cultural Section, Community Service

10) Know how to deal with an outbreak of fire (including forest or moorland fires) and how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher; one part of this clause to be demonstrated practically.

Alternative: Fire-Fighting Certificate

11) Know how to deal with the following:

Shock, simple and severe bleeding, asphyxiation (including electrical shock), fractures (for prevention of further injury), wounds, and burns.

Alternative: First Aid Certificate or Samaritan Certificate.

12) Receive and pass on clear messages; give precise directions to strangers in her own neighbourhood.

1965 (July) POR - Ranger Service Star


The clauses of the Ranger Service Star may be taken in any order and in stages.  A badge showing the Roman numeral I is awarded when any three clauses have been passed.  It is changed for badge II for six clauses passed and III for nine clauses passed.  A badge with a red trefoil in the centre is awarded when the whole test is completed.

1) Collect and keep in readiness a complete set of personal equipment.  With twenty-four hours' notice, pack it in a neat and practical way to be serviceable for an expedition in any weather.

2) With one or two companions and using this equipment, carry out an exploratory expedition.  Accomodation for the night may be in lightweight camp, etc., youth hostels, cyclists' rests, barns, or tents.

The expedition is to be planned by the Ranger and approved by the tester, who is to meet the party during some part of the expedition.  

Note: i) The candidate is to be judged on the spirit of enterprise and adventure, general turnout, organization, sense of responsibility, care of other people's property, map reading, and interest in the locality, including woodcraft in its widest sense.

ii) This is essentially an outdoor test, but if the candidate is a member of a rural company and wishes to explore a town of particular interest, permission may be given for her to do so.

iii) The candidate should have taken part in at least one such expedition previously.

iv) In exceptional circumstances two candidates may be tested together, in which case the test is to cover not less than twenty-four hours and each candidate is to be responsible for half the time.

v) The tester is appointed by the Commissioner in conjunction with the C.R.A., C.A., and Captain.

Alternative to clauses 1 and 2: Explorer Certificate

3) Visit a house or flat and bring back a sufficiently clearly drawn plan and description of it for an intending occupier to judge whether it is likely to be suitable.  Note general layout; size of rooms; aspect; heating, lighting, and cooking facilities; water system, etc.; garden or yard.

Alternative: Home Planning Certificate.

4) Find out in her own area:

Where children can be treated for minor ailments.

Where mothers can be advised on Infant Welfare.

Where and how provision is made for the aged and infirm.

Who is responsible for providing a pure milk supply; sanitation; water, gas, and electricity supplies.

Who pays for these services, and from what source the money comes.

Draw up a list of these services, to include directions for finding the establishments and, where appropriate, information about the times of attendance.  

Pay at least one visit to an establishment connected with one of the above services.

Alternative: Citizen Certificate

5) Choose a country other than her own, and be able to interest other people in what she has found out about it; know whether it is a member of the United National Organisation; or

Know something of the work of the United Nations and one of its agencies.

Alternative: Commonwealth Knowledge Certificate or International Knowledge Certificate.

6) Cook a well-balanced two-course meal, serve it and clear away.

Alternative: Cook Certificate

7) Bring a statement, signed by a competent person, showing that she has bathed, changed, and dressed a child under 3 years old, and has seen a trained person demonstrate the bathing of a baby of under 6 months (or a doll).  Show that she realizes the necessity for discipline, routine, cleanliness, and understanding when dealing with young children.

Alternative: Child Care Certificate or Infant Welfare Certificate.

8) Study design and colour in relation to dress and interior decoration.  Make a personal garment, or an article of household furnishing, or decorate a room.

Alternative: Dressmaker Certificate

9) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Keep a record of her reading over a period of six months.

Note: This should include three first-class books, modern or classical, poetry or prose.

b) Compare the merits of three full-length plays, films, or ballets seen during the period of preparation for the test, the choice to be as varied as possible.

c) Visit an art gallery and discuss three pictures of her own choice.

d) Know the fundamentals of three different types of architecture and be able to compare them.

e) Familiarize herself with three musical masterpieces through concerts, gramophone records, and/or broadcasting; and give reasons for her choice.

f) Introduce three folk tunes (songs or dances) new to the company, and be able to teach them.

Alternative: One of the Certificates in the Cultural Section, Community Service

10) Know how to deal with an outbreak of fire (including forest or moorland fires) and how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher; one part of this clause to be demonstrated practically.

Alternative: Fire-Fighting Certificate

11) Know how to deal with the following:

Shock, simple and severe bleeding, asphyxiation (including electrical shock), fractures (for prevention of further injury), wounds, and burns.

Alternative: First Aid Certificate or Samaritan Certificate.

12) Receive and pass on clear messages; give precise directions to strangers in her own neighbourhood.


Alternative Tests for Extension Guides

Hospital, Physically Handicapped, and Post Groups

1) Make neat holdalls containing complete mending, toilet, and first-aid outfits.

2) Carry out an exploratory expedition according to capacity; or be able to read a map, do square lashing, and use six knots.

3) Know the lay-out of the building in which she lives, and make a plan of it.  Know where the gas, electricity and water can be turned off, and direct someone how to do so.  Or know the essential features of a well-planned house or flat, including the advantages of a good aspect and position; carry out small household repairs.

4) Find out in her own area:

Where children can be treated for minor ailments.

Where mothers can be advised on Infant Welfare.

Where and how provision is made for the aged and infirm.

Who is responsible for providing a pure milk supply; sanitation; water, gas, and electricity supplies.

Who pays for these services, and from what source the money comes.

Draw up a list of these services, to include directions for finding the establishments and, where appropriate, information about the times of attendance.  

Meet someone connected with one of the above services.

6) Assist someone to the extent of her capacity to cook a well-balanced two-course meal, serve it and clear away.

7) Demonstrate on a doll (at least 18 in. in size) how to bath, change, and dress a baby under two years old.  Show that she realizes the necessity for discipline, routine, cleanliness, and understanding when dealing with young children.  Or make a toy or game for a small child and know how to keep a child under five happy and amused for an hour.

10) Know what precautions to take to prevent fire (including forest or moorland fires) and how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher; one part of this clause to be demonstrated practically.  Know the position of the nearest telephone.


Blind Group

2) Note: i) The candidate is to be judged on the spirit of enterprise and adventure, general turnout, organization, sense of responsibility, care of other people's property, and interest in the locality, including woodcraft in its widest sense.

6) Assist someone to the extent of her capacity to cook a well-balanced two-course meal, serve it and clear away.

7) Demonstrate on a doll (at least 18 in. in size) how to bath, change, and dress a baby under two years old or bath and dress a child under five.  Show that she realizes the necessity for discipline, routine, cleanliness, and understanding when dealing with young children.

9) c) Visit an art gallery and discuss three pictures or pieces of sculpture of her own choice.

10) Know what precautions to take to prevent fire (including forest or moorland fires) and how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher; one part of this clause to be demonstrated practically.


Mentally Handicapped Group

2) With one or two companions and accompanied by, but not assisted by, a Guider, and using this equipment, go for an all-day hike to include cooking two meals, pitching a small tent, and storing food and equipment tidily and safely in it.

3) Know the lay-out of the building in which she lives, and make a plan of it.  Know where the gas, electricity and water can be turned off and direct someone how to do so.  or know the essential features of a well-planned house or flat, including the advantages of a good aspect and position; carry out at lest two small household repairs.

4) Have a detailed knowledge of the locality in which she lives, including the local transport, postal and church services, and other useful information; be able to use a telephone.

7) Prepare a sickroom and understand the care of a patient, including making various types of bed, and changing sheets with the patient in bed.

9) b) Dance accurately and rhythmically in any place in the set, three country dances, and three characteristic national dances.

10) Know: what to do in case of fire; how to treat scalds and suffocation; how to use at least one type of fire extinguisher.  Demonstrate the Holger Nielson method of artificial respiration and, using a manikin or mask, the expired air mouth-to-nose and mouth-to-mouth method.  Know what action to take in case of vomiting by the patient and if air enters the patient's stomach.

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