Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1960 POR - Swimmer Badge (Brownie Extension)


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.

1961 (July) POR - Swimmer Badge (Brownie Extension)


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.

1964 (March) POR - Swimmer Badge (Brownie Extension)


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.

1973 Brownie Handbook - Swimmer Badge (Extension)


1) Enter the water unaided.  Note: you may be helped to the edge of the water.

2) Swim 25 metres.

3) Pass one of the following clauses:

a) Pick up a plate from a depth of not less than 1 metre.

b) Mushroom float with face immersed for three seconds.

c) Rolling: make on complete turn in each direction.

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

1987 (September) Guiding magazine - Swimmer for handicapped Brownies now merged into standard Brownie Swimmer syllabus.

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