Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses


1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Water Safety Badge Stage 1

* If you hold the RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard Two Star Core Award for Water Safety, you may have this badge.
* The Tester may be any responsible adult with relevant, up-to-date knowledge.
1) Explain why water outside (for example, lakes, rivers, canals and ponds) can be dangerous.
2) Explain why shallow water can be dangerous.
3) Explain why cold water can be dangerous.
4) Show an understanding of safety signs and flags.
5) Discuss locations where people could drown.
6) Explain where the safest places to swim are, and why.
7) Explain why you must never swim alone.
8) Know the Water Safety Code.
9) Be aware of the different causes of water pollution.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Water Safety Badge Stage 2

* If you hold the RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard Three Star Core Award for Water Safety and do Clause 6, you may have this badge.
* The tester should be a person holding a current lifesaving award, a lifesaving teacher, a swimming teacher or a responsible adult with relevant up-to-date knowledge and experience.
* All parts of this badge may take place on dry land, including Clause 6.  You may take this badge even if you cannot swim.
1) Know and understand the Water Safety Code.
2) Name two possible dangers involving water at each of the following locations:
* gardens
* parks and boating pools
* swimming pools
* farms and countryside
* rivers, canals and streams
* reservoirs and lakes
* beaches
3) Discuss with the tester the problems of water pollution and water-borne diseases.  What precautions can you take?
4) Explain why swimmers are more likely to drown than non-swimmers.
5) Choose one of the following:
* Give a five-minute presentation on water safety to your Unit.
* Produce a water-safety booklet for your Unit.
* Design and make a water-safety poster and display it at your meeting place, school or library.
6) Demonstrate the following rescues using methods approved by the RLSS UK:
a) reaching with a rigid aid
b) reaching with an article of clothing
c) throwing a rope 5m to a person
d) throwing a buoyancy aid 5m to a person.
Show and explain how to keep yourself safe while conducting these rescues.