Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1963 (February) POR Amendments - Weatherman Badge


1) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force and direction (Beaufort Scale).

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Weather.

Barometer reading (if possible).

2) Know six signs foretelling the weather, and show records of having tested their accuracy from her own observation.

3) Be able to identify three cloud types, and explain simply something about their formation.

4) Find out the characteristics of winds coming from the North-East, South-East, South-West, and North-West; a) in summer, b) in winter.

5) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew, fog, hoar-frost, hail.

6) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Know how to use it to obtain reasonably reliable records.

1964 (March) POR - Weatherman Badge


1) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force and direction (Beaufort Scale).

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Weather.

Barometer reading (if possible).

2) Know six signs foretelling the weather, and show records of having tested their accuracy from her own observation.

3) Be able to identify three cloud types, and explain simply something about their formation.

4) Find out the characteristics of winds coming from the North-East, South-East, South-West, and North-West; a) in summer, b) in winter.

5) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew, fog, hoar-frost, hail.

6) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Know how to use it to obtain reasonably reliable records.

1965 (July) POR - Weatherman Badge


1) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force and direction (Beaufort Scale).

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Weather.

Barometer reading (if possible).

2) Know six signs foretelling the weather, and show records of having tested their accuracy from her own observation.

3) Be able to identify three cloud types, and explain simply something about their formation.

4) Find out the characteristics of winds coming from the North-East, South-East, South-West, and North-West; a) in summer, b) in winter.

5) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew, fog, hoar-frost, hail.

6) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Know how to use it to obtain reasonably reliable records.

1968 Guide Handbook - Weatherman Badge


1) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force and direction (Beaufort Scale).

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Weather.

Barometer reading (if possible).

2) Know six signs foretelling the weather, and show records of having tested their accuracy from your own observation.

3) Be able to identify three cloud types, and explain simply something about their formation.

4) Find out the characteristics of winds coming from the North-East, South-East, South-West and North-West, a) in summer, b) in winter.

5) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew, fog, hoar-frost, hail.

6) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Know how to use it to obtain reasonably reliable records.

1973 Guide Handbook - Weatherman Badge


1) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force and direction (Beaufort Scale).

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Weather.

Barometer reading (if possible).

2) Know six signs foretelling the weather, and show records of having tested their accuracy from your own observations.

3) Be able to identify three cloud types, and explain simply something about their formation.

4) Find out the characteristics of winds coming from the North-East, South-East, South-West and North-West, a) in summer, b) in winter.

5) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew, fog, hoar-frost, hail.

6) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Know how to use it to obtain reasonably reliable records.

1978 Guide Handbook - Weatherman Badge


1) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force and direction (Beaufort Scale).

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Weather.

Barometer reading (if possible).

2) Know six signs foretelling the weather, and show records of having tested their accuracy from your own observation.

3) Be able to identify three cloud types, and explain simply something about their formation.

4) Find out the characteristics of winds coming from the North-East, South-East, South-West and North-West, a) in summer, b) in winter.

5) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew, fog, hoar-frost, hail.

6) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Know how to use it to obtain reasonably reliable records.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Weatherman Badge


1) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force and direction (Beaufort Scale).

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Weather.

Barometer reading.

2) Know six signs foretelling the weather, and show records of having tested their accuracy from your own observation.

3) Explain simply how clouds are formed.  Identify three cloud types.

4) Understand the meaning of some of the terms and symbols used in radio and TV weather forecasts.

5) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew, fog, hail, snow, rainbows.

6) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Know how to use it to obtain reasonably reliable records.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Weatherman Badge


1) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force and direction (Beaufort Scale).

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Weather.

Barometer reading.

2) Know six signs foretelling the weather, and show records of having tested their accuracy from your own observation.

3) Explain simply how clouds are formed.  Identify three cloud types.

4) Understand the meaning of some of the terms and symbols used in radio and TV weather forecasts.

5) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew, fog, hail, snow, rainbows.

6) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Know how to use it to obtain reasonably reliable records.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Weatherman Badge


1) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Use this to make either rainfall records or wind direction records for Clause 2.

2) Keep a daily record of the following for one month:

Wind force (Beaufort Scale) and direction.

Clouds, type and amount.

Temperature.

Precipitation.

Sunshine.

Any other conditions which prevail (fog, frost, etc.)

Barometer reading.

3) Know six signs foretelling the weather and show records of your own observations to test their accuracy.

4) Explain simply how clouds are formed.  Identify three cloud types.

5) Understand the meanings of the following terms used in weather forecasts: warm front, cold front, occluded front, cyclone, anticyclone, isobar.

6) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: dew; fog; hail; snow; rainbows.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Weatherman Badge


1) Make either a simple rain gauge or a wind vane.  Use this to make records of either rainfall or wind direction for Clause 2.

2) Keep a daily record of all the following for one month:

a) Wind force (Beaufort Scale) and direction.

b) Clouds, type and amount.

c) Temperature.

d) Precipitation.

e) Sunshine.

f) Any other conditions which prevail (fog, frost, etc.)

g) Barometer reading.

3) Know six signs foretelling the weather and show records of your own observations to test their accuracy.

4) Explain simply how clouds are formed.  Identify three cloud types.

5) Understand the meanings of the following terms used in weather forecasts: 

a) warm front

b) cold front

c) occluded front

d) cyclone

e) anticyclone

f) isobar.

6) Choose three of the following and explain how they are formed: 

a) dew

b) fog

c) hail

d) snow

e) rainbows.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Weather Badge

1) Make a simple version of one of the following:
a) rain gauge
b) wind vane
c) wind sock
d) anemometer
e) barometer
Use it in keeping your records for Clause 2.
2) Keep a record of the following for 30 days (consecutively if possible).
a) wind force (Beaufort Scale) or speed and direction
b) clouds (type and amount).
c) temperature
d) precipitation (rain or snow).
e) sunshine
f) any other conditions (e.g. fog, frost).
g) air pressure.
See if any patterns emerge (e.g. is rain more likely with a particular combination of wind direction and air pressure?)
3) Either 
a) Know six weather sayings and test their accuracy from your own observations.
Or
b) Know how to use your own observations of weather conditions to make a forecast.
4) Either
a) Explain the meanings of the following terms:
* warm front
* cold front
* occluded front
* cyclone
* anticyclone
* isobar
Or
b) Know the meanings of the symbols shown on a television or newspaper weather map.
5) Choose three of the following and explain, or demonstrate with simulations or diagrams, how they are formed:
a) clouds
b) dew
c) fog
d) hail
e) snow
f) rainbows.
6) Know where to get an up-to-date professional weather forecast for:
a) your own area
b) an area of wild country in a different area.
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