Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Thrift Badge

A Guide must have at least one War Savings Certificate (15/6), or Government Securities of a value not less than 15/6 up to 14 years of age, two up to 15, and three up to 16.  
The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

1921 POR - Thrift Badge


A Guide must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s.6d. in a Savings Bank or approved security.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.


This Badge may be obtained by any Brownie, Guide, Sea Guide or Ranger, or Member of the G.G. Association, but does not rank as a Proficiency Badge.

1924 POR - Thrift badge


A Guide must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s 6d. in a Savings Bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d., a year to the original sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other make-shift for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Thrift Badge

A Guide must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15/6 in a savings bank or approved security; the badge cannot be held over one year unless she add at least 2/6 a year to the original sum deposited.
Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired and not used safety-pins or other makeshift for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.
The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Hostess Badge

A Guide must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15/6 in a savings bank or approved security; the badge cannot  be held over one year unless she add at least 2/6 a year to the original sum deposited.
Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired and not used safety-pins or other makeshift for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.
The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Thrift Badge

A Guide must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15/6 in a savings bank or approved security; the badge cannot  be held over one year unless she add at least 2/6 a year to the original sum deposited.
Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired and not used safety-pins or other makeshift for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.
The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

1930 POR - Thrift Badge


A Guide must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s 6d. in a Savings Bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d., a year to the original sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other make-shift for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.

1931 POR - Thrift Badge


A Guide must have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s 6d. in a Savings Bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d., a year to the original sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other make-shift for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.

1932 POR - Thrift Badge


Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. 6d. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d. a year to the sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other make-shifts for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Thrift Badge

Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15/6 in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2/6 a year to the original sum deposited.
The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.
Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired and not used safety-pins or other makeshift for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.

1935 POR - Thrift Badge


Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. 6d. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d. a year to the sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other make-shifts for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.

1938 POR - Thrift Badge


Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. 6d. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d. a year to the sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other make-shifts for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.

a) Bring to the test a cot quilt, rug, or equivalent made by herself out of odd pieces of material.

b) Be able to satisfy the examiner that she understands the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money, and give illustrations as to how to use up scraps such as bread, soap, newspapers, etc.

(Clauses (a) and (b) are not annual.)

1939 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. 6d. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d. a year to the sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

2) Show record from parent or guardian that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other makeshifts for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts, etc.

3) Bring to the test a cot quilt, rug, or equivalent made by herself out of odd pieces of material.

4) Satisfy the tester that she understands the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money, and give illustrations as to how to use up scraps such as bread, soap, newspapers, etc.

(Clauses (3) and (4) are not annual.)

1943 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d. a year to the original sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

2) Show record from parent or guardian  that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other makeshifts for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts etc.

3) Bring to the test a cot quilt, rug or equivalent, made by herself out of odd pieces of material.

4) Satisfy the tester that she understands the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money, and give illustrations how to use up scraps such as bread, soap, newspapers, etc.

(Clauses (3) and (4) are not annual.)

1947 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d. a year to the original sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

2) Show record from parent or guardian  that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other makeshifts for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts etc.

3) Bring to the test a cot quilt, rug or equivalent, made by herself out of odd pieces of material.

4) Satisfy the tester that she understands the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money, and give illustrations how to use up scraps such as bread, soap, newspapers, etc.

(Clauses (3) and (4) are not annual.)

1950 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d. a year to the original sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

2) Show record from parent or guardian  that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other makeshifts for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts etc.

3) Bring to the test a cot quilt, rug or equivalent, made by herself out of odd pieces of material.

4) Satisfy the tester that she understands the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money, and give illustrations how to use up scraps such as bread, soap, newspapers, etc.

(Clauses (3) and (4) are not annual.)

1953 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year the sum of at least 15s. in a savings bank or approved security; this badge cannot be held over one year unless she adds at least 2s. 6d. a year to the original sum deposited.

The principle is that the money should be genuinely saved by the Guide out of her earnings or pocket money.

2) Show record from parent or guardian  that she has darned her stockings, mended clothes, kept shoes cleaned and repaired, and not used safety pins or other makeshifts for buttons, hooks, hems of skirts, belts etc.

3) Bring to the test a cot quilt, rug or equivalent, made by herself out of odd pieces of material.

4) Satisfy the tester that she understands the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money, and give illustrations how to use up scraps such as bread, soap, newspapers, etc.

(Clauses (3) and (4) are not annual.)

1957 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year at least 15s. in a savings bank or approved security.  This sum is to be genuinely saved by the candidate from her earnings, or pocket money.

2) Bring a statement from her parent or guardian showing that she has darned her stockings; mended her clothes; cleaned her shoes and kept them in good repair; has not used safety pins or other make-shifts, in place of buttons, hooks, or stitching, etc.

3) Make a cot quilt, or rug, or equivalent, from odd pieces of material.

4) Understand the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money.  Explain how scraps of bread, soap, newspaper, etc. may be used.

Note: At the annual re-test clauses 3 and 4 are deleted and the first sentence of clause 1 modified to read: 'Have added during the year at least 2s. 6d. to the sum previously deposited.'

1960 POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year at least 30s. in a savings bank or approved security.  This sum is to be genuinely saved by the candidate from her earnings, or pocket money.

2) Bring a statement from her parent or guardian showing that she has darned her stockings; mended her clothes; cleaned her shoes and kept them in good repair; has not used safety pins or other make-shifts, in place of buttons, hooks, or stitching, etc.

3) Make a cot quilt, or rug, or equivalent, from odd pieces of material.

4) Understand the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money.  Explain how scraps of bread, soap, newspaper, etc. may be used.

Note: At the annual re-test clauses 3 and 4 are deleted and the first sentence of clause 1 modified to read: 'Have added during the year at least 10s. to the sum previously deposited.'

1961 (July) POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year at least 30s. in a savings bank or approved security.  This sum is to be genuinely saved by the candidate from her earnings, or pocket money.

2) Bring a statement from her parent or guardian showing that she has darned her stockings; mended her clothes; cleaned her shoes and kept them in good repair; has not used safety pins or other make-shifts, in place of buttons, hooks, or stitching, etc.

3) Make a cot quilt, or rug, or equivalent, from odd pieces of material.

4) Understand the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money.  Explain how scraps of bread, soap, newspaper, etc. may be used.

Note: At the annual re-test clauses 3 and 4 are deleted and the first sentence of clause 1 modified to read: 'Have added during the year at least 10s. to the sum previously deposited.

1964 (March) POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have deposited during the year at least 30s. in a savings bank or approved security.  This sum is to be genuinely saved by the candidate from her earnings, or pocket money.

2) Bring a statement from her parent or guardian showing that she has darned her stockings; mended her clothes; cleaned her shoes and kept them in good repair; has not used safety pins or other make-shifts, in place of buttons, hooks, or stitching, etc.

3) Make a cot quilt, or rug, or equivalent, from odd pieces of material.

4) Understand the real meaning of thrift as regards time and money.  Explain how scraps of bread, soap, newspaper, etc. may be used.

Note: At the annual re-test clauses 3 and 4 are deleted and the first sentence of clause 1 modified to read: 'Have added during the year at least 10s. to the sum previously deposited.

1965 (July) POR - Thrift Badge


1) Have a savings account of at least three months' standing and show that she has added to it regularly from her savings or pocket money.

2) Bring a certificate from her parents stating that she is not wasteful in the home, and is keeping her clothes in good condition.

3) Bring to the test an article that proves that she is thrifty; i.e. make a Guide shirt or renovate toys or equivalent.

4) Answer questions on the real meaning of thrift, and keep a notebook over a period of at least a month of ways in which she is able to put the 9th Law into practice.

Note: At the annual re-test, only clauses 1 and 2 should be taken.

1987 (September) Guiding magazine - Guide Thrift badge re-introduced.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Thrift Badge


1) a) Tell the tester of at least three ways of saving money in the home on such items as: food, household goods, cleaning materials, clothing and do-it-yourself projects.

b) Do one of the following:

i) Make a new garment from an old one.

ii) Make a bed/cot cover from old/leftover wool or materials.

iii) Make any other useful article from secondhand materials.

2) a) Describe in detail two methods of food preservation to be chosen by yourself from jam-making, Take one example made by yourself to the test, being aware of its storage and future use.

b) Bring to the test four recipes for using up leftover food, e.g. potatoes, rice, meat, vegetables, in an appetizing way.  Know the precautions to be taken when using leftover food.

3) a) Know ways of saving energy and natural resources, e.g. electricity, gas, oil, water, wood.

b) Know the facilities for re-cycling of waste in your area.

4) Be prepared to tell the tester about several small but inventive ways in which you yourself have been thrifty, e.g. using old cards, containers, materials, etc.

5) Know the advantages of different ways of saving your money, e.g. banks, building societies, the Post Office.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Thrift Badge


1) a) Tell the tester of at least three ways of saving money in the home on such items as: food, household goods, cleaning materials, clothing and do-it-yourself projects.

b) Do one of the following:

i) Make a new garment from an old one.

ii) Make a bed/cot cover from old/leftover wool or materials.

iii) Make any other useful article from secondhand materials.

2) a) Describe in detail two methods of food preservation to be chosen by yourself from jam-making, fruit bottling, herb drying, food freezing, pickling. Take one example made by yourself to the test, being aware of its storage and future use.

b) Bring to the test four recipes for using up leftover food, e.g. potatoes, rice, meat, vegetables, in an appetising way.  Know the precautions to be taken when using leftover food.

3) a) Know ways of saving energy and natural resources, e.g. electricity, gas, oil, water, wood.

b) Know the facilities for re-cycling of waste in your area.

4) Be prepared to tell the tester about several small but inventive ways in which you yourself have been thrifty, e.g. using old cards, containers, materials, etc.

5) Know the advantages of different ways of saving your money, e.g. banks, building societies, the Post Office.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Thrift Badge


1) a) Tell the tester of at least three ways of saving money in the home on such items as: food, household goods, cleaning materials, clothing and do-it-yourself projects.

b) Do one of the following:

a) Make a new garment from an old one.

b) Make a bed/cot cover from old/leftover wool or materials.

c) Make any other useful article from secondhand materials.

2) a) Describe in detail two methods of food preservation to be chosen by yourself from jam-making, fruit bottling, herb drying, food freezing, pickling. Take one example made by yourself to the test, being aware of its storage and future use.

b) Bring to the test four recipes for using up leftover food (such as potatoes, rice, meat, vegetables), in an appetising way.  Know the precautions to be taken when using leftover food.

3) a) Know ways of saving energy and natural resources, for example electricity, gas, oil, water, wood.

b) Know the facilities for re-cycling waste in your area.

4) Be prepared to tell the tester about several small but inventive ways in which you yourself have been thrifty such as using old cards, containers, materials, etc.

5) Know the advantages of different ways of saving your money, for example banks, building societies, the Post Office.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Thrift Badge

1) Tell the tester of at least three ways of saving money in the home on items such as food, household goods, cleaning materials, clothing and do-it-yourself products.
Do one of the following:
a) Make a new garment from an old one.
b) Make a bed or cot cover from old or leftover wool or materials.
c) Make any other useful article from second-hand materials.
2) a) Describe in detail two methods of food preservation to be chosen by yourself from jam-making, fruit bottling, herb drying, food freezing and pickling.  Take one example made by yourself to the test, being aware of its storage and future use.
b) Bring to the test four recipes for using up leftover food (such as potatoes, rice, meat, vegetables) in an appetising way.  Know the precautions to be taken when using leftover food.
3) a) Know ways of saving energy and natural resources, for example electricity, gas, oil, water, wood.
b) Know the facilities for recycling waste in your area.
4) Be prepared to tell the tester about several small but inventive ways in which you yourself have been thrifty, such as using old cards, containers, materials etc.
5) Know the advantages of different ways of saving your money, for example, banks, building societies, the Post Office.
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