Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1915 (December) Girl Guides' Gazette - Entrance Test


To know how to wash up the tea things, clean and fill salt cellars, or hem handkerchief or duster.  Plait her own hair.  Tie her own tie.

1918 Guide Handbook - Recruit Test


Know and understand the Brownie Promise.

Do a good turn at home.

Understand and be able to make the Salute

1918 POR - Recruit Test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise.

The Salute.

The Smile.

The Good Turn.

The Fairy Ring.

And must be able to

Tie her own tie.

Plait her own hair.

Wash up the tea things.

1919 POR - Recruit test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise.

The Salute.

The Smile.

The Good Turn.

The Fairy Ring.

And must be able to

Tie her own tie.

Plait her own hair.

Wash up the tea things.

1921 POR - Recruit Test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring

And must be able to:-

Tie her own tie.

Plait her own hair.

Wash up the tea things.

1924 POR - Recruit Test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring.

And must be able to -

Tie her own tie.

Plait her own hair.  (If "bobbed", now how to plait; and part her own hair straight.)

Wash up the tea things.

1930 POR - Recruit test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring

And must be able to -

Tie her own tie

Plait her own hair.  (If "bobbed", know how to plait and part her own hair straight.)

Wash up the tea things.

1931 POR - Recruit Test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise.

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring.

And must be able to - 

Tie her own tie

Plait her own hair..  (If "bobbed,", know how to plait and part her own hair straight.)

Wash up the tea things.

1932 POR - Recruit test


A Brownie must know:

A Brownie Promise.

The law

The Motto

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring

And be able to:-

Tie her own tie.

Plait her own hair. (If "bobbed," know how to plait, and how to part her own hair straight.)

Wash up the tea things.

1935 POR - Recruit test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise.

The Law.

The Motto.

The Salute.

The Smile.

The Good Turn.

The Fairy Ring.

And be able to -

Tie her own tie.

Plait her own hair.  (If "bobbed", know how to plait, and how to part her own hair straight.)

Wash up the tea things.

1938 POR - Recruit test


A Brownie must know - 

The Brownie Promise.

The Law.

The Motto.

The Salute.

The Smile.

The Good Turn.

The Fairy Ring.

And be able to -

Fold and tie her own tie, and part her own hair.

Know how to plait.

Wash up the tea things.

1939 POR - Recruit test


A Brownie must know -

The Brownie Promise.

The Law.

The Motto.

The Salute.

The Smile.

The Good Turn.

The Fairy Ring.

And be able to-

Fold and tie her own tie, and part her own hair.

Know how to plait.

Wash up the tea things.

1943 POR - Recruit test


A Brownie must know: 

The Brownie Promise

The Law

The Motto

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring

And be able to:

Fold and tie her own tie, and part her own hair.

Plait.

Wash up the tea things.

1947 POR - Recruit Test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise

The Law

The Motto

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring

And be able to: 

Fold and tie her own tie, and part her own hair.

Plait.

Wash up the tea things.

1950 POR - Brownie Recruit Test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise

The Law

The Motto

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring

And be able to:

Fold and tie her own tie, and part her own hair.

Plait.

Wash up the tea things.

1953 POR - Enrolment Test


A Brownie must know:

The Brownie Promise

The Law

The Motto

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

And be able to:

Fold and tie her own tie.

Plait.

Wash up the tea things.

1957 POR - Enrollment Test


1) Understand: 

The Brownie Promise

The Law

The Motto

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Fairy Ring

2) Fold and tie her own tie.

3) Plait

4) Wash up the tea things.

Before being enrolled, the recruit should be told something about Brownies in other countries.

1960 POR - Enrolment Test


1) Understand:

The Brownie Promise

The Law

The Motto

The Brownie Ring

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Pow-wow Ring

2) Fold and tie her own tie.

3) Plait.

4) Wash up the tea things.

Before being enrolled, the recruit should read or be told the Brownie Story and know something about Brownies in other countries.

1961 Brownie Handbook - The Golden Badge Test


For this test you have to understand:

The Brownie Promise

The Law

The Motto

The Salute

The Smile

The Good Turn

The Brownie and Pow-wow Rings


You have to know how to:

Fold and tie your own tie, 

Plait,

Wash up the tea things.

1964 (March) POR - Enrolment test


1) Understand: The Brownie Promise, The Law, The Motto, The Brownie Ring, The Salute, The Smile, The Good Turn, The Pow-wow Ring.

2) Fold and tie her own tie.

3) Plait.

4) Wash up the tea things.

Before being enrolled, the recruit should read or be told the Brownie Story and know something about Brownies in other countries.

1965 (July) POR - Enrolment Test


1) Understand: The Brownie Promise, The Law, The Motto, The Brownie Ring, The Salute, The Smile, The Good Turn, The Pow-wow Ring.

2) Fold and tie her own tie.

3) Plait.

4) Wash up the tea things.

Before being enrolled, the recruit should read or be told the Brownie Story and know something about Brownies in other countries.


Alternative clause for Extension Brownies (Hospital, Physically Handicapped, and Post Groups)

4) Make a mop or dishcloth for washing up.

1977 Brownie Handbook - Recruit Work


Hear or read The Story of the Brownies.

Know how to wear your uniform.

Know and understand the Promise and Law.

After not less than 4 weeks, when you and your Guider know that you are ready, you will make the Promise and become a Brownie.

1980 Brownie Handbook - Recruit Work


Hear or read The Story of the Brownies.

Know how to wear your uniform.

Know and understand the Promise and Law.

After not less than 4 weeks, when you and your Guider know that you are ready, you will make the Promise and become a Brownie.

1983 Brownie Handbook - Recruit Work


Hear or read The Story of the Brownies

Know how to wear your uniform

Know and understand the Promise and Law.

1987 Brownie Handbook - Recruit Work


Hear or read the Brownie Story

Know how to wear your uniform.

Understand the Promise and Law.

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