Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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

1) Be able to sing from sight from:
a) Concone's Lessons, Op. G., edited by Madam Marshesi, published by Augener; or
b) Curwen's Simplex Music Reader, Part 2, published by Curwen.
2) Sustain an alto part of a song already learnt.
3) Sing a ballad, a folk-song, and one of the following:
"I will sing of Thy great mercies,  Lord" (St. Paul).
"The Little Sandman" by Brahms
"Who is Sylvia" by Schubert
"Skye Boat Song" from Songs of the North
"The Red Lark" by C. V. Stanford
"Shepherd's Cradle Song" by Somervell
"Fairest Isle all Isles excelling" by Purcell
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Chorister's Badge

1) Be able to sing from sight from:
a) Concone's Lessons, Op. G., edited by Madam Marshesi, published by Augener; or
b) Curwen's Simplex Music Reader, Part 2, published by Curwen.
2) Sustain an alto part of a song already learnt.
3) Sing a ballad, a folk-song, and one of the following:
"I will sing of Thy great mercies, O Lord" (St. Paul).
"The Little Sandman" by Brahms
"Who is Sylvia?" by Schubert
"Skye Boat Song" from Songs of the North
"The Red Lark" by C. V. Stanford
"Shepherd's Cradle Song" by Somervell
"Fairest Isle all Isles excelling" by Purcell
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Singer

1) Be able to sing at sight (words and music) some simple song.  (Either notation may be used.)
2) Be able to sustain an alto part or descant.
3) Sing from memory any four of the following:
The Arethusa by Shield
The Little Sandman by Brahms
Come Lasses and Lads - English Air
My Boy Billy - Arr by R Vaughan Williams
Caller Herrin' - Scottish Air
The Skye Boat Song - Traditional
The Red Lark by C. V. Stanford
Shepherd's Cradle Song by Somervell
Fairest Isle all Isles Excelling by Purcell.
Mowing the Barley - Traditional.
4) Be able to sing two simple songs of the Guide's own choice - preferably Old English or folk songs - with or without copy.
(The following points will be taken into consideration in awarding this badge: quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; actual selection of songs.)

1930 POR - Singer Badge


1) Be able to sing at sight (words and music) some simple song. (Either notation may be used).

2) Be able to sustain an alto part or descant.

3) Sing from memory any four of the following: The Arethusa by Shield, Come Lasses and Lads - traditional, My Boy Billy arranged by R. V. Vaughan Williams, Caller Herrin - traditional, The Skye Boat Song - traditional, The Red Lark by C. V. Stanford, Shepherd's Cradle Song by Somervell, Fairest Isle all Isles Excelling by Purcell, Mowing the Barley - traditional.

4) Be able to sing two simple songs of the Guide's own choice - preferably Old English or folk songs - with or without copy.

(The following points will be taken into consideration in awarding the badge: quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; actual selection of songs.)

1931 POR - Singer Badge


1) Be able to sing at sight (words and music) some simple song.  (Either notation may be used).

2) Be able to sustain an alto part or descant.

3) Sing from memory the four following songs: 

"Where the Bee Sucks."  Arne.  (Curwen. 71102.  2d.)

"Cradle Song."  Schubert.  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 35.  2d.)

"The Blue Bells of Scotland."  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 274,  2d,)

"The Frog and the Mouse."  Folk song.  (Curwen.  79044.  3d.)

4) Sing one song of own choice.  (Marks to be given for choice.)

5) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

(The following points will be taken into consideration in awarding this badge; quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; selection of song.)

1932 POR - Singer Badge


1) Be able to sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory the four following songs: 

"Where the Bee Sucks."  Arne.  (Curwen. 71102.  2d.)

"Cradle Song."  Schubert.  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 35.  2d.)

"The Blue Bells of Scotland."  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 274,  2d,)

"The Frog and the Mouse."  Folk song.  (Curwen.  79044.  3d.)

3) Sing one song of own choice.  (Marks to be given for choice.)

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

(The following points will be taken into consideration in awarding this badge; quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; selection of song.)

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

1) Be able to sustain an alto part or descant.
2) Sing from memory the four following songs:
"Where the Bee Sucks." Arne.  (Curwen. 71102. 2d.)
"Cradle Song." Schubert.  (Novello, School Music Review, No. 35.  2d.)
"The Blue Bells of Scotland." (Novello, School Music Review, No. 274.  2d.)
"The Frog and the Mouse." Folk Song. (Curwen 79044. 3d.)
3) Sing one song of own choice.  (Marks to be given for choice.)
4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.
(The following points will be taken into consideration in awarding this badge: quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; actual selection of songs.)

1935 POR - Singer Badge


1) Be able to sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory the four following songs: 

"Where the Bee Sucks."  Arne.  (Curwen. 71102.  2d.)

"Cradle Song."  Schubert.  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 35.  2d.)

"The Blue Bells of Scotland."  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 274,  2d,)

"The Frog and the Mouse."  Folk song.  (Curwen.  79044.  3d.)

3) Sing one song of own choice.  (Marks to be given for choice.)

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

(The following points will be taken into consideration in awarding this badge; quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; selection of song.)

1938  POR - Singer Badge


1) Be able to sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory the four following songs: 

"Where the Bee Sucks."  Arne.  (Curwen. 71102.  2d.)

"Cradle Song."  Schubert.  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 35.  2d.)

"The Blue Bells of Scotland."  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 274,  2d,)

"The Frog and the Mouse."  Folk song.  (Curwen.  79044.  3d.)

3) Sing one song of own choice.  (Marks to be given for choice.)

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

(The following points will be taken into consideration in awarding this badge; quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; selection of song.)

1939  POR - Singer Badge


1) Be able to sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory the four following songs: 

"Where the Bee Sucks."  Arne.  (Curwen. 71102.  2d.)

"Cradle Song."  Schubert.  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 35.  2d.)

"The Blue Bells of Scotland."  (Novello.  School Music Review, No. 274,  2d,)

"The Frog and the Mouse."  Folk song.  (Curwen.  79044.  3d.)

3) Sing one song of own choice.  (Marks to be given for choice.)

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

(The following points will be taken into consideration in awarding this badge; quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; selection of song.)

1943 POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory the following songs with or without accompaniment:

"Where the Bee Sucks," Arne.  (Curwen. 71102. 3d.)

"Cradle Song" Schubert.  (Novello, School Music Review, no. 35.  5d.)

"The Frog and the Mouse." Folk Song.  (Curwen. 79044. 4d.)

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

(The following points will be taken into consideration: quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery, vitality and swing in the rhythm, selection of song.)

1947 POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory the following songs with or without accompaniment:

"Where the Bee Sucks," Arne.  (Curwen. 71102. 3d.)

"Cradle Song" Schubert.  (Novello, School Music Review, no. 35.  5d.)

"The Frog and the Mouse." Folk Song.  (Curwen. 79044. 4d.)

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

The following points will be taken into consideration: quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery, vitality and swing in the rhythm, selection of song.

1950 POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two of the following songs:

"Autumn Song"  English trad.  (Kent County Song Book and Curwen, No 6079), "Strawberrry Fair." - English Trad.  "Piper o' Dundee" - Scottish Trad, "Rising of the Lark" - Welsh Trad., "My Bonny Cuckoo" - Irish Trad (Clarendon Song Book, No. 2, and World Sings.)

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and it's arpeggio.

The following points will be taken into consideration: quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery, vitality and swing in the rhythm, selection of song.

1953 POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two of the following songs:

"Autumn Song"  English trad. "Strawberrry Fair." - English Trad.  "Piper o' Dundee" - Scottish Trad, "Rising of the Lark" - Welsh Trad., "My Bonny Cuckoo" - Irish Trad.

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

The following points will be taken into consideration: quality of tone used, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery, vitality and swing in the rhythm, selection of song.

1957 POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two of the following songs:

"Autumn Song"  English trad. "Strawberrry Fair." - English Trad.  "Piper of Dundee" - Scottish Trad, "Rising of the Lark" - Welsh Trad., "My Bonny Cuckoo" - Irish Trad.

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

Note: The following are to be taken into account by the tester: quality of tone, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery, vitality and swing in the rhythm, selection of song.

1960 POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two of the following songs:

"Autumn Song"  English trad. "Strawberrry Fair." - English Trad.  "Piper of Dundee" - Scottish Trad, "Rising of the Lark" - Welsh Trad., "My Bonny Cuckoo" - Irish Trad.

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

Note: The following are to be taken into account by the tester: quality of tone, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery, vitality and swing in the rhythm, selection of song.

1961 (July) POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two of the following songs:

"Autumn Song"  English trad. - Camp Fire Songs.

"Strawberry Fair." - English Trad. - Camp Fire Songs.

"Piper of Dundee" - Scottish Trad, - Festival Series of Scottish Songs.

"Rising of the Lark" - Welsh Trad., - The World Sings

"My Bonny Cuckoo" - Irish Trad. - The World Sings

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing one octave of a major scale downwards, C, D, E, or F, and its arpeggio.

Note: The following are to be taken into account by the tester: quality of tone, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery, vitality and swing in the rhythm, selection of song.

1963 (July) POR Amendments - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two songs in contrasting style and mood, from the following books:

Singing for Pleasure (O.U.P.)

Club Song Book for Girls (Boosey and Hawkes).

Twice 44 Sociable Songs (Boosey and Hawkes).

Daily Express Song Book.

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing at first sight, with or without words, a simple stepwise tune (Staff or Solfa notation may be chosen).

Note: The following are to be taken into account by the tester: quality of tone, clearness of words, brightness and style in delivery, vitality and swing in the rhythm, selection of song.

1964 (March) POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two songs in contrasting style and mood, from the following books:

Singing for Pleasure (O.U.P.)

Club Song Book for Girls (Boosey and Hawkes).

Twice 44 Sociable Songs (Boosey and Hawkes).

Daily Express Song Book.

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing at first sight, with or without words, a simple stepwise tune (Staff or Solfa notation may be chosen).

Note: The following are to be taken into account by the tester: quality of tone; clearness of words; brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; selection of song.

1965 (July) POR - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto part or descant.

2) Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two songs in contrasting style and mood, from the following books:

Singing for Pleasure (O.U.P.)

Club Song Book for Girls (Boosey and Hawkes).

Twice 44 Sociable Songs (Boosey and Hawkes).

News Chronicle Song Book.

3) Sing one song of own choice.

4) Sing at first sight, with or without words, a simple stepwise tune (Staff or Solfa notation may be chosen).

Note: The following are to be taken into account by the tester: quality of tone; clearness of words; brightness and style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; selection of song.

1968 Guide Handbook - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto or descant whilst the tester sings the other part.

2) From memory sing two songs of your own choice.

One should be an English or foreign folk-song (not from your usual Camp-Fire repertoire) and the other a song to which an accompaniment is essential.  The accompaniment must be brought to the test.

3) Sing a song suitable for Camp-Fire, which you did not know before working for the test.

Suitable Reference Books:

Singing for Pleasure (O.U.P.)

Penguin Folk Song Book - Up-to-date version.

Sing Care Away (Books I-IV)

Chalet Song Book.

First and Second Books of Camp-Fire Songs.

1973 Guide Handbook - Singer Badge


1) Sustain an alto or descant whilst the tester sings the other part.

2) From memory sing two songs of your own choice.

One should be an English or foreign folk-song (not from your usual Camp-Fire repertoire) and the other a song to which an accompaniment is essential.  The accompaniment must be brought to the test.

3) Sing a song suitable for Camp-Fire, which you did not know before working for the test.

Suitable Reference Books: 

Singing for Pleasure (OUP).

Penguin Folk Song Book - up-to-date version.

Sing Care Away (Books I-IV)

Chalet Song Book.

First and Second Books of Camp-Fire Songs.

The Diamond Jubilee Songbook.

4) Sing one octave downwards of three major scales.  The tester will give you the starting ones.

1978 Guide Interest Badge Amendments - Singer Badge - This badge has been discontinued.

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