Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1924 POR - Thrift Badge


A Brownie must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a Savings Bank or approved security, this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited. 

She must show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

1930 POR - Thrift Badge


A Brownie must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a Savings Bank or approved security, this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited. 

She must show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

1931 POR - Thrift Badge


A Brownie must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a Savings Bank or approved security, this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited. 

She must show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

1932 POR - Thrift Badge


A Brownie must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a Savings Bank or approved security, this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited. 

She must show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

1935 POR - Thrift Badge


Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a Savings Bank or approved security, this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited. 

Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

1938 POR - Thrift Badge


Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a Savings Bank or approved security, this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited. 

Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

1939 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a Savings Bank or approved security, this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited. 

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

1943 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

1947 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of secondhand material.

1950 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of secondhand material.

1953 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. a year to the original sum deposited.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of secondhand material.

1957 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a savings bank or approved security.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of second-hand material.

To retain the badge the holder must add at least 2s. per year to the sum originally deposited.

1957 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a savings bank or approved security.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of second-hand material.

To retain the badge the holder must add at least 2s. per year to the sum originally deposited.

1961 (July) POR - Thrift Badge

1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 5s. in a savings bank or approved security.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of second-hand material.

To retain the badge the holder must add at least 2s. per year to the sum originally deposited.

1961 (December) POR Amendments - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. in a savings bank or approved security.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of second-hand material.

To retain the badge the holder must add at least 5s. per year to the sum originally deposited.



1964 (March) POR - Thrift Badge

1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. in a savings bank or approved security.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of second-hand material.

To retain the badge the holder must add at least 5s. per year to the sum originally deposited.

1965 (July) POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have a savings account (in a savings bank or approved security such as saving stamps or certificates) of at least three months' standing and show that she has added to it regularly.

2) Show a record from her Brown Owl that she has kept her Brownie uniform neat and tidy.

3) Make something useful out of second-hand material, and be prepared to quote two other examples that indicate that she understands the meaning of thrift.

To retain the badge the holder must add at least 5s. per year to the sum originally deposited.

1973 Brownie Handbook - Thrift Badge


1) Save money for at least three months in a savings bank, or by buying savings stamps or certificates.  Show the tester your book or card, to show that you have been adding to it regularly.

2) Make a useful article from something that would otherwise be thrown away.

3) Tell the tester two ways in which you can be thrifty at home and two ways you can help other people by saving things which would otherwise be wasted.

Note: To keep this badge you must continue to save regularly each year.

1991 Brownie Badge Book - Thrift Badge


1) Find out what the word thrift means.

2) Either

Make something new out of something old.

or

Make something useful out of bits you would normally throw away.

3) Show how wisely you have used your own money over four weeks.

4) Save newspapers, postage stamps, bottle tops and greetings cards for at least three months to help a charity.  Find out about your chosen charity and discover what happens to the things you have saved.

5) Tell the tester of five ways you could be thrifty at home.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Thrift Badge


1) Find out what the word thrift means.

2) Either

Make something new out of something old

or

make something useful out of bits you would normally throw away.

3) Show how wisely you have used your own money over four weeks.

4) Save newspapers, postage stamps, bottle tops and greetings cards for at least three months to help a charity.  Find out about your chosen charity and discover what happens to the things you have saved.

5) Tell the tester of five ways you could be thrifty at home.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Thrift Badge

1) Find out what the word thrift means.
2) Either :
Make something new out of something old.
Or
Make something useful out of bits you would normally throw away.
3) Show how wisely you have used your own money over four weeks.
4) Save newspapers, postage stamps, bottle tops or greetings cards for at least three months to help a charity.  Find out about your chosen charity and discover what happens to the things you have saved.
5) Tell the tester of five ways you could be thrifty at home.
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