Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1991 Guide Badge Book - Walking Level I


1) Show the tester that you have suitable clothing and footwear for the areas in which you walk.  Bring the bag/rucsac that you usually carry, and show how you would pack it with your waterproof/spare clothes, food and drink.

2) Make a small first aid kit an da card giving useful information about how to get help when out walking.

3) With a group, go on at least four walks - one of which should be no less than 5 km.  Keep a notebook/logbook giving details for each walk of the following:

a) where you went

b) who was in the group

c) a description or sketch map of the route to show where you went

d) sketches, postcards or photographs of things that interested you.

4) Know the eight points of the compass.  Show the tester that you can 'set' a map, using features to help you, and that you can pick out major features, eg, roads, areas of water, parks, churches.

5) Show the tester that you understand the Green Cross Code, the Country Code, and the Highway Code for Pedestrians.

6) Go for a short walk with the tester on a route that you have chosen and planned together.

Point out things that interest you on the way.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Walking Level II


1) Show the tester your clothing and footwear, and your ability to pack and carry suitable equipment for the area in which you normally walk.

2) demonstrate that you can use the contents of your first-aid kit.  Describe to the tester the types of accident that might happen when you are walking, and what you would do.

3) With a group, go on at least five walks - one of which should be not less than 10km.  Keep a notebook/logbook with the following details for each walk:

a) a simple sketch map with mapping symbols

b) when and where you went

c) who was in the group

d) any special gear you took

e) distance covered

f) time taken.

Be able to explain why you chose each walk.

4) Take the tester on a short walk, chosen by the tester, to show that you can read a route on a 1:25,000 map.

5) Plan a route of at least 6km.  With two companions, take the tester on this walk, and show that you understand the relevant codes and safety precautions (including the Green Cross Country and water Safety Codes).

1991 Guide Badge Book - Walking Badge Level III


1) Show the tester your clothing and footwear, and be able to explain why you chose those particular items.  also show your waterproofs, personal first-aid kit, emergency rations, and emergency equipment.  Tell the tester when and how you would use these.

2) Demonstrate your knowledge of first aid:

a) using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he or she should vomit.

b) know when and how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression, eg, drowning, electrical accidents, smoke-filled rooms

c) know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine

d) understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known. 

3) With a group, go no at least six walks - one of which should be no less than 1km and one, if possible, should be to a height of 350m.  Explain the purpose of each walk to the tester.  Keep a logbook/record book of the walks you take, and include the following:

a) a simple sketch map of each route

b) a route card to show distance and timing

c) the O.S. number of the map used

d) details of the group

e_ emergency procedures, eg, escape routes, telephone numbers

f) the menu.

4) Demonstrate your map skills: 

a) be able to give six-figure grid references from a 1:25,000 map, and show an understanding of the symbols used on this scale of map

b) set the map, suing a Silva compass and features.  Be able to tell the tester in which direction different features are in relation to each other.

5) Using a 1:25,000 map, prepare a route card showing: grid reference, height, distance, estimated timing, and escape route.  With a group, take the tester on this route (or meet her along it).  The route should be at least 12km in Medium country or above.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Walking Badge Level IV


1) Bring to the test correct clothing and equipment, including emergency gear, for Medium to Difficult Country.

2) Demonstrate your knowlede of first aid:

a) using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he or she should vomit

b) know when and how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression, eg, drowning, electrical accidents, smoke-filled rooms

c) know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine

d) understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

3) Keep a record of the walks that you have completed; these should include four full days in hill country to ascent to at least 400m on each day.  The record should include:

a) a sketch map

b) the purpose of the walk

c) the route card

d) notes on the walk, including weather conditions

e) timing

f) observations of land use, vegetation, geology etc.

4) At the test, prepare a route card to include the following: grid reference, height, distance, magnetic bearing, alternative routes, and timing.  Use the card to demonstrate your ability to find your way in unknown country, suing a map and compass.

5) Using either a 1:50,00 or a 1:25,000 map - or both - point out to the tester land forms commonly associated with upland areas, and explain their significance to the hillwalker.  Repeat this exercise on the ground, as far as possible.

6) Know the Country Code and Water Safety Code and read Safety on Mountains, produced by the British Mountaineering Council and available from the GGA Trading service.  Explain to the tester the following:

a) how the hillwalker can contribute to the conservation of upland areas, understand public rights of way, permissive paths, access land, and the reasons for restrictions

b) how to obtain information about an area, including local weather forecasts and information about rescue posts

c) the effect that physical features might have on weather conditions, group morale, and speed of travel.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Walking Level I


1) Show the tester that you have suitable clothing and footwear for the areas in which you walk.  bring the bag/rucsac that you usually carry, and show how you would pack it with your waterproof/spare clothes, food and drink.

2) Make a small first aid kit and a card giving useful information about how to get help when out walking,

3) With a group, go on at least four walks - one of which should be no less than 5km.  Keep a notebook/logbook giving details for each walk of the following:

a) where you went

b) who was in the group

c) a description or sketch map of the route to show where you went

d) sketches, postcards or photographs of things that interested you.

4) Know the eight points of the compass.  Show the tester that you can 'set' a map, using features to help you, and that you can pick out major features, eg, roads, areas of water, parks, churches.

5) Show the tester that you understand the Green Cross Code, the Country Code, and the Highway Code for Pedestrians.

6) Go for a short walk with the tester on a route that you have chosen and planned together.  Point out things that interest you on the way.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Walking Level II


1) Show the tester your clothing and footwear, and your ability to pack and carry suitable equipment for the area in which you normally walk.

2) Demonstrate that you can use the contents of your first aid kit.  Describe to the tester the types of accident hat might happen when you are walking, and what you would do.

3) With a group, go on at least five walks - one of which should be not less than 10km.  Keep a notebook/logbook with the following details for each walk:

a) a simple sketch map with mapping symbols

b) when and where you went

c) who was in the group

d) any special gear you took

e) distance covered

f) time taken.

Be able to explain why you chose each walk.

4) Take the tester on a short walk, chosen by the tester, to show that you can read a route on a 1:25,000 map.

5) Plan a route of at least km.  With two companions, take the tester on this walk, and show that you understand the relevant codes and safety precautions (including the Green Cross, Country and Water Safety Codes).

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Walking Level 3


1) Show the tester your clothing and footwear, and be able to explain why you chose those particular items.  Also show your waterproofs, personal first aid kit, emergency rations, and emergency equipment.  Tell the tester when and how you would use these.

2) Demonstrate your knowledge of first aid:

a) using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he or she should vomit.

b) know  when and how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compressions, eg, drowning, electrical accidents, smoke-filled rooms

c) know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine

d) understand the danger of  moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

3) With a group, go on at least six walks - one of which should be no less than 15km and one, if possible, should be to a height of 350m.  Explain the purpose of each walk to the tester.  Keep a logbook/record book of the walks you take and include the following:

a) a simple sketch map of each route

b) a route card to show distance and timing

c) the O.S. number of the map used

d) details of the group

e) emergency procedures, eg, escape routes, telephone numbers

f) the menu.

4) Demonstrate your map skills:

a) be able to give six-figure grid references from a 1:25,000 map, and show an understanding of the symbols used on this scale of map

b) set the map, using a Silva compass and features.  Be able to tell the tester in which direction different features are in relation to each other.

5) Using a 1:25,000 map, prepare a route card showing grid reference, height, distance, estimated timing, and escape route.  With a group, take the tester on this route (or meet her along it).  The route should be at least 12km in Medium country or above.

1994 Brownie Badge book - Walking Level 4


1) Bring to the test correct clothing and equipment, including emergency gear, for Medium to Difficult Country.

2) Demonstrate your knowledge of first aid:

a) using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-moth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he or she should vomit.

b) Know when and how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression, eg, drowning, electrical accidents, smoke-filled rooms

c) know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine

d) Understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

3) Keep a record of the walks that you have completed; these should include four full days in hill country to ascend to at least 400m on each day.  The record should include:

a) a sketch map

b) the purpose of the walk,

c) the route card

d) notes on the walk including the weather conditions

e) timing

f) observations of land use, vegetation, geology etc.

4) At the test, prepare a route card to include the following grid reference, height, distance, magnetic bearing, alternative routes, and timing.  Use the card to demonstrate your ability to find your way in unknown country, using a map and compass.

5) Using either a 1:50,000 or a 1:25,000 map - or both - point out to the tester land forms commonly associated with upland areas, and explain their significance to the hillwalker.  Repeat this exercise on the ground, as far as possible.

6) Know the Country Code and Water Safety Code and read Safety On Mountains produced by the British Mountaineering Council and available from the GGA Trading Service.  Explain to the tester the following:

a) how the hillwalker can contribute to the conservation of upland areas, understand public rights of way, permissive paths, access land, and the reasons for restrictions.

b) how to obtain information about an area, including local weather forecasts and information about rescue posts.

c) the effect that physical features might have on weather conditions, group morale, and speed of travel.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Walking Badge Stage 1


Notes: 

* Adults will need to accompany you or supervise you on the walks as appropriate.  The tester should be approved by the Division Commissioner.

* The definitions of the four categories of countryside for which the Walking Safely Training Scheme provides training can be found in The Guiding Manual and Qualifications, both published by the Guide Association.

* Details of your walks can be recorded in The Walking Safely Training Scheme Record Book, published by The Guide Association.

1) Show the tester that you know how to dress to go on a walk.  Be able to show your bag or rucsac and what you carry with you.

2) Go on four walks, one of which should be at least 5km (3 miles) in length.  Make a brief record of each walk to include:

a) the date

b) the weather

c) where you went.

You may use any method (such as photos, drawings, postcards, a tape or a play) to record the walk.

3) Know the eight points of the compass and show the tester where North is marked on simple maps.

4) Show that you understand the Green Cross Code and the Country Code.  To do this you may devise a play or draw a chart, etc. in your group.

5) Go for a short walk with the tester.  You can plan this with the tester and anybody else being tested.  Talk about interesting things you see on the way.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Walking Badge Stage 2

Notes: 

* Adults will need to accompany you or supervise you on the walks as appropriate.  The tester should be approved by the Division Commissioner.

* The definitions of the four categories of countryside for which the Walking Safely Training Scheme provides training can be found in The Guiding Manual and Qualifications, both published by the Guide Association.

* Details of your walks can be recorded in The Walking Safely Training Scheme Record Book, published by The Guide Association.

1) Be able to show the tester that you have thought about clothes and footwear for walks in different kinds of weather and area.  Show what you would pack in your rucsac.

2) Make up a simple first aid kit.  Know how to treat cuts, grazes, stings, blisters and sprains.  Be aware of the effects of the sun.

3) Go on at least five walks, one of which should not be less than 10km (6 miles) in length.

Make a simple record of: 

a) where you went

b) who was in the group

c) the date and weather 

d) the distance covered

e) the purpose of the walk

f) the time taken

g) anything interesting.

4) Show a basic understanding of how a Silva compass works and be able to walk along simple bearings.

5) With the tester and others to be tested, plan a route using suitable maps.  These might have a scale of 1:50,000 or 1:25,000, or be local sketch maps.  Show your ability to follow a section of the maps.  While you are on the walk, show an understanding of relevant Green Cross, Country and Water Safety Codes.


1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Walking Badge Stage 3

Notes: 

* Adults will need to accompany you or supervise you on the walks as appropriate.  The tester should be approved by the Division Commissioner.

* The definitions of the four categories of countryside for which the Walking Safely Training Scheme provides training can be found in The Guiding Manual and Qualifications, both published by the Guide Association.

* Details of your walks can be recorded in The Walking Safely Training Scheme Record Book, published by The Guide Association.

1) Show the tester your clothing and footwear, and be able to explain why you chose those particular items.  Also show your waterproofs, personal first aid kit, emergency rations and emergency equipment.  Tell the tester when and how you would use these.

2) Demonstrate your knowledge of first aid.

a) Know how to deal with choking.

b) Be able to deal with grazes, stings, sprains and the effects of heat.

c) Understand when not to move a casualty and when to call for extra help.

3) Participate in at least six walks, one of which should be no less than 15km (9 miles) in length and one, if possible, should be to a height of 350m.  Explain the purpose of each walk to the tester.  Keep a record of the walks and include:

a) a description of the route

b) a route card to show distance and timing

c) the OS number of the map used

d) details of the group

e) emergency procedures, such as escape routes and telephone numbers.

4) Demonstrate your map skills.

a) Be able to give six-figure grid references from a 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 map, and show an understanding of the symbols used.

b) Set the map using a Silva compass and features.  Be able to tell the tester the direction of different features in relation to others (grid bearings).

5) Using a 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 map, prepare a route card showing grid reference, height, distance, estimated timing and escape route.  With a group, take the tester on this route (or meet her/him along it).  The route should be at least 12km (7 miles) long in Medium country or above (possible valley bottoms in difficult country).


1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Walking Badge Stage 4

Notes: 

* Adults will need to accompany you or supervise you on the walks as appropriate.  The tester should be approved by the Division Commissioner.

* The definitions of the four categories of countryside for which the Walking Safely Training Scheme provides training can be found in The Guiding Manual and Qualifications, both published by the Guide Association.

* Details of your walks can be recorded in The Walking Safely Training Scheme Record Book, published by The Guide Association.

1) Bring to the test correct clothing and equipment, including emergency gear for Medium to Difficult country.

2) Demonstrate your knowledge of first aid.

a) Demonstrate artificial respiration

b) Demonstrate pulmonary resuscitation.

c) Be able to put someone in the recovery position.

d) Recognise the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and now how to deal with the situation.

e) Explain how to deal with choking.

f) Know when it is necessary to request emergency help and how much first aid you yourself should give.

3) Keep a record of the walks that you have completed.  Your Walks should include four full days in hill country ascending to at least 400m on each day.  Your record should comprise.

a) a sketch map, description or copy of the route.

b) an account of the purpose of the walk.

c) the route card.

d) note on the walk including date and weather conditions.

e) observations of land use, vegetation, geology, etc.

4) At the test, prepare a route card to include the following: grid reference, height, distance, magnetic bearings, alternative routes and timing.  Use the card to demonstrate your ability to find your way in unknown country, using  a map and compass.

5) Using either a 1:50,000 or a 1:25,000 map - or both - point out to the tester land forms commonly associated with upland areas and explain their significance to the hill walker. Repeat this exercise on the ground, as far as possible.

6) Know the Country Code and Water Safety code and read Safety on Mountains, produced by the British Mountaineering council and available from the guide Association  Trading service.  Explain to the tester the following:

a) How the hill walker can contribute to the conservation of upland areas and understand the importance of public rights of way, permissive paths, access and and the reason s for restrictions. 

b0\ How to obtain information about an area, including local weather forecasts and information about rescue posts.

c) The effect that physical features might have on weather conditions, group morale and speed of travel.

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