Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1957 POR - Swimmer Badge


1) Get into the water with a frock or overall on and swim in it.

Note: a belt may be worn and the frock tucked in after entry into the water.

2) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified stroke in prone.

3) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified back stroke.

4) a) Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 5 ft. and convey it by any means a distance of not less than 10 yds.; or

b) For a candidate without use of legs: In a sitting position sink to the bottom of the bath, not less than 4 ft.; pick up an object and carry it a distance of not less than 10 yds.

Note: Any light weighted object may be used to which a handle made of cord or cork may be attached.

5) Make a head-first entry into the water from a height of not more than 3 ft. 

Note: i) Providing the entry is head first rolling from the side of the bath is permitted.

ii) If this is impossible the following may be substituted: Perform a somersault in the water.

6) Float motionless for 20 seconds.

7) Put on a lifebuoy or inflated tube in the water.

Note: Neither speed in swimming nor style is to be taken into account.  To avoid overtiring the candidate, the whole test need not be taken in one day.

1960 POR - Swimmer Badge


1) Get into the water with a frock or overall on and swim in it.

Note: a belt may be worn and the frock tucked in after entry into the water.

2) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified stroke in prone.

3) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified back stroke.

Note: if swimming on the back is impossible, a modified stroke in prone may be used.

4) a) Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 5 ft. and convey it by any means a distance of not less than 10 yds.; or

b) For a candidate without use of legs or having one limb missing: pick up an object from a depth of not less than 4 ft.

Note: Any light weighted object may be used to which a handle made of cord or cork may be attached.

5) Make a head-first entry into the water from a height of not more than 3 ft. 

Note: i) Providing the entry is head first rolling from the side of the bath is permitted.

ii) If this is impossible the following may be substituted: Perform a somersault in the water.

6) Float motionless for 20 seconds.

7) Put on a lifebuoy or inflated tube in the water.

Note: Neither speed in swimming nor style is to be taken into account.  To avoid overtiring the candidate, the whole test need not be taken in one day.

1961 (July) POR - Swimmer Badge


1) Get into the water with a frock or overall on and swim in it.

Note: a belt may be worn and the frock tucked in after entry into the water.

2) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified stroke in prone.

3) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified back stroke.

4) a) Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 5 ft. and convey it by any means a distance of not less than 10 yds.; or

b) For a candidate without use of legs: In a sitting position sink to the bottom of the bath, not less than 4 ft.; pick up an object and carry it a distance of not less than 10 yds.

Note: Any light weighted object may be used to which a handle made of cord or cork may be attached.

5) Make a head-first entry into the water from a height of not more than 3 ft. 

Note: i) Providing the entry is head first rolling from the side of the bath is permitted.

ii) If this is impossible the following may be substituted: Perform a somersault in the water.

6) Float motionless for 20 seconds.

7) Put on a lifebuoy or inflated tube in the water.

Note: Neither speed in swimming nor style is to be taken into account.  To avoid overtiring the candidate, the whole test need not be taken in one day.

1964 (March) POR - Swimmer Badge


1) Get into the water with a frock or overall on and swim in it.

Note: a belt may be worn and the frock tucked in after entry into the water.

2) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified stroke in prone.

3) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified back stroke.

4) a) Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 5 ft. and convey it by any means a distance of not less than 10 yds.; or

b) For a candidate without use of legs: In a sitting position sink to the bottom of the bath, not less than 4 ft.; pick up an object and carry it a distance of not less than 10 yds.

Note: Any light weighted object may be used to which a handle made of cord or cork may be attached.

5) Make a head-first entry into the water from a height of not more than 3 ft. 

Note: i) Providing the entry is head first rolling from the side of the bath is permitted.

ii) If this is impossible the following may be substituted: Perform a somersault in the water.

6) Float motionless for 20 seconds.

7) Put on a lifebuoy or inflated tube in the water.

Note: Neither speed in swimming nor style is to be taken into account.  To avoid overtiring the candidate, the whole test need not be taken in one day.

1965 (July) POR - Swimmer Badge


1) Get into the water with a frock or overall on and swim in it.

Note: a belt may be worn and the frock tucked in after entry into the water.

2) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified stroke in prone.

Note: If swimming in prone is impossible, a modified back stroke may be used.

3) Swim 25 yds. with ease, using any modified back stroke.

Note: If swimming on the back is impossible, a modified stroke in prone may be used.

4) a) Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 5 ft. and convey it by any means a distance of not less than 10 yds.; or

b) For a candidate without use of legs or having one limb missing: Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 4 ft.

Note: Any light weighted object may be used to which a handle made of cord or cork may be attached.

5) Make a head-first entry into the water from a height of not more than 3 ft. 

Note: i) Providing the entry is head first, rolling from the side of the bath is permitted.

ii) If this is impossible the following may be substituted: Perform a somersault in the water.

6) Float motionless for 20 seconds.

7) Put on a lifebuoy or inflated tube in the water.

Note: Neither speed in swimming nor style is to be taken into account.  To avoid overtiring the candidate, the whole test need not be taken in one day.

1965 (July) POR - Swimmer Badge


1) Enter the water unaided.

Note: The candidate may be helped to the edge of the water.

2) Swim 25 yards.

3) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Pick up a plate from a depth of not less than 3 ft.

b) Mushroom float with face immersed for three seconds.

c) Rolling: Make one complete turn.

4) After each of the above clauses recover to safe breathing position, upright or floating.

1968 Guide Handbook - Swimmer Badge


1) Swim 25 yards with ease, using any modified stroke in prone.

Note: If swimming in prone is impossible, a modified back stroke may be used.

2) Swim 5 yards with ease, using any modified back stroke.

Note: If swimming on the back is impossible, a modified stroke in prone may be used.

3) a) Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 5 feet and convey it by any means a distance of not less than 10 yards; or

b) For a candidate without use of legs or having one limb missing; Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 4 feet.

Note: Any light weighted object may be used to which a handle made of cord or cork may be attached.

4) Make a head-first entry into the water from a height of not more than 3 feet.

Note: i) Providing the entry is head first, rolling from the side of the bath is permitted.  ii) If this is impossible the following may be substituted: Perform a somersault in the water.

5) Float motionless for 20 seconds or tread water for 2 minutes in a vertical position with the hands clasped behind the back.

6) Put on a lifebuoy or inflated tube in the water.

Note: Neither speed in swimming nor style is to be taken into account.  The whole test need not be taken in one day.

1973 Guide Handbook - Swimmer Badge


1) Swim 50 yds (50m) by any means without the use of aids.

2) Show that you can roll horizontally in either direction.

3) Show that you can enter the water head first unaided.  (This can be from a sitting position on the bath side.)

4) Pick up an object from at least 3 ft (1 m) of water.

5) Perform a forward or a backward somersault.

6) Show that you can float motionless in any position in the water for one minute.

Note: i) Neither speed in swimming nor style will be taken into account.

ii) The whole test need not be taken in one day.

iii) The tester must be experienced with handicapped people.

1978 Guide Handbook - Swimmer Badge


1) Swim 50 metres by any means without the use of aids.

2) Show that you can roll horizontally in either direction, if necessary with a little help.

3) Show that you can enter the water head first unaided.  (This can be from a sitting position on the bath side.)

4) Pick up an object from at least 1 metre of water.

5) Tread water for one minute.

6) Show that you can float motionless in any position in the water for one minute.

Note: i) Neither speed in swimming nor style will be taken into account.

ii) The whole test need not be taken in one day.

iii) The tester must be experienced with handicapped people.

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