Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1991 Guide Badge Book - Speaker Stage I


In group work at all levels, you should show that you are able to listen, and respond in a relevant way, to other people.  Speech should be audible, and if a microphone is necessary, you should know how to use it correctly.


1) Tell the tester about one of your hobbies, or about an interesting experience you have had.

2) Take part in a group discussion, eg, to plan something.

3) Recite or read aloud a poem or short prose passage of your choice.

4) Thank someone for something they have done for you, or given you.

5) Ask permission for something.

6) Listen to a verbal message, and then repeat it to someone.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Speaker Stage II


In group work at all levels, you should show that you are able to listen, and respond in a relevant way, to other people.  Speech should be audible, and if a microphone is necessary, you should know how to use it correctly.


1) Give a prepared informal talk (using notes if you want) to a group about a hobby or interesting experience.

2) Take part in a group discussion, eg, to plan something, then report the arguments and conclusion to someone.

3) Either read aloud a passage of your choice from the writings of your faith, or lead prayers.

4) Introduce two people to each other, using normal conventions.

5) Know how to introduce a guest speaker.

6) Give a clear explanation or directions, eg, of yow to do something or how to get somewhere.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Speaker Stage III


In group work at all levels, you should show that you are able to listen, and respond in a relevant way, to other people.  Speech should be audible, and if a microphone is necessary, you should know how to use it correctly.


1) Give a prepared informal talk (using notes if you want) on a topic that interests you.  The talk should show a clear structure; you should be prepared to answer questions on it afterwards, and to describe how you would use visual aids, including an overhead projector, to illustrate your talk.

2) Take part in one of the following activities, or something similar: 

a) a radio game, eg, Just a Minute

b) a hat debate

c) a balloon debate.

3) Read aloud a passage of your choice that was written for a particular purpose, eg to persuade or to amuse.

4) Chair an informal discussion.

5) Be able to give a vote of thanks

6) Explain the techniques of speaking to less experienced speakers, eg. the need to vary intonation, the use of pauses, pitch, stress, pace, gesture, eye contact.  Where possible, demonstrate how it should be done.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Speaker Stage IV


In group work at all levels, you should show that you are able to listen, and respond in a relevant way, to other people.  Speech should be audible, and if a microphone is necessary, you should know how to use it correctly.


1) Give a prepared formal talk (using notes if you want), lasting four to six minutes, on a subject on which there is more than two point of view.  If you like, you can argue a line of thought, or you can discuss the various approaches.

2) speak in a formal debate.

3) Read aloud or recite two contrasting passages of your choice, and use suitable voice techniques for each.

4) Chair a formal discussion or debate, and describe the duties of a chairperson.

5) Explain the following terms)

a) proposition

b) opposition

c) point of information

d) point of order

e) motion

6) Listen to, or watch, a Parliamentary debate, and discuss with the tester some of the techniques used by the speakers.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Speaker Stage I


In group work at all levels, you should show that you are able to listen, and respond in a relevant way, to other people.  Speech should be audible, and if a microphone is necessary, you should know how to use it correctly.


1) Tell the tester about one of your hobbies, or about an interesting experience you have had.

2) Take part in a group discussion, eg, to plan something.

3) Recite or read aloud a poem or short prose passage of your choice.

4) Thank someone for something, they have done for you, or given you.

5) Ask permission for something.

6) Listen to a verbal message, and then repeat it to someone.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Speaker Stage II


In group work at all levels, you should show that you are able to listen, and respond in a relevant way, to other people.  Speech should be audible, and if a microphone is necessary, you should know how to use it correctly.


1) Give a prepared informal talk (using notes if you want) to a group about a hobby or interesting experience.

2) Take part in a group discussion, eg, to plan something, then report the arguments and conclusion to someone.

3) Either read aloud a passage of your choice from the writings of your faith, or lead prayers.

4) Introduce two people to each other, using normal conventions.

5) Know how to introduce a guest speaker.

6) Give a clear explanation or directions, eg, of how to do something or how to get somewhere.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Speaker Stage III


In group work at all levels, you should show that you are able to listen, and respond in a relevant way, to other people.  Speech should be audible, and if a microphone is necessary, you should know how to use it correctly.


1) Give a prepared informal talk (using notes if you want) on a topic that interests you.  The talk should show a clear structure; you should be prepared to answer questions on it afterwards, and to describe how you would use visual aids, including an overhead projector, to illustrate your talk.

2) Take part in one of the following activities, or something similar:

a) a radio game, eg, Just a Minute

b) a hat debate

c) a balloon debate.

3) Read aloud a passage of your choice that was written for a particular purpose, eg, to persuade or to amuse.

4) Chair an informal discussion.

5) Be able to give a vote of thanks.

6) Explain the techniques of speaking to less experienced speakers, eg, the need to vary intonation, the use of pauses, pitch stress, pace, gesture, eye contact.  Where possible, demonstrate how it should be done.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Speaker Stage IV


In group work at all levels, you should show that you are able to listen, and respond in a relevant way, to other people.  Speech should be audible, and if a microphone is necessary, you should know how to use it correctly.


1) Give a prepared formal talk (using notes if you want), lasting four to six minutes, on a subject on which there is more than one point of view.  If you like, you can argue a line of thought, or you can discuss the various approaches.
2) Speak in a formal debate.
3) Read aloud or recite two contrasting passages of your choice, and sue suitable voice techniques for each.
4) Chair a formal discussion or debate, and describe the duties of a chairperson.
5) Explain the following terms:
a) proposition
b) opposition
c) point of information
d) point of order
e) motion
6) Listen to, or watch, a Parliamentary debate, and discuss with the tester some of the techniques used by the speakers.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Speaker Badge Stage 1

1) Tell the tester about one of your hobbies or about an interesting experience you have had.
2) Take part in a group discussion, for example, to plan something.
3) Recite or read aloud a poem or short prose passage of your choice.
4) Thank someone for something they have done for you or given to you.
5) Ask permission for something.
6) Listen to a verbal message and then repeat it to someone.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Speaker Badge Stage 2

1) Give a prepared informal talk (using notes if you want) to a group about a hobby or interesting experience.
2) Take part in a group discussion, for example, to plan something, and then report the arguments and conclusion to someone.
3) Either:
Read aloud a passage of your choice from the writings of your faith.
Or
Lead prayers.
4) Introduce two people to each other using normal conventions.
5) Know how to introduce a guest speaker.
6) Give a clear explanation or directions, for example, of how to do something or how to get somewhere.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Speaker Badge Stage 3

1) Give a prepared informal talk (using notes if you want) on a topic that interests you.  The talk should show a clear structure.  You should be prepared to answer questions on it afterwards and to describe how you would use visual aids, including an overhead projector, to illustrate your talk.
2) Take part in one of the following activities or something similar:
* a radio game, for example, 'Just a Minute'
* a hat debate
* a balloon debate.
3) Read aloud a passage of your choice that was written for a particular purpose, for example, to persuade or to amuse.
4) Chair an informal discussion.
5) Be able to give a vote of thanks.
6) Explain the techniques of speaking to less experienced speakers, for example, the need to vary intonation and the use of pauses, pitch, stress, pace, gesture and eye contact.  Where possible, demonstrate how it should be done.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Speaker Badge Stage 4

1) Give a prepared formal talk (using notes if you want), lasting four to six minutes, on a subject on which there is more than one point of view.  If you like, you can argue a line of thought or you can discuss the various approaches.
2) Speak in a formal debate.
3) Read aloud or recite two contrasting passages of your choice and use suitable voice techniques for each.
4) Chair a formal discussion or debate and describe the duties of a chairperson.
5) Explain the following terms:
a) proposition
b) opposition
c) point of information
d) point of order
e) motion.
6) Listen to, or watch, a parliamentary debate and discuss with the tester some of the techniques used by the speakers.
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