Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1921 POR - Authoress Badge


1) Must write an essay on any subject selected by the Examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experiences.

2) Must write ONE of the following on any subject chosen by herself: 

a) A Soliloquy.

b) A Dialogue.

c) A Description.

d) A Scene for a Play.

e) A Poem.

f) A Story.

g) An extra chapter for a book which she has read - to be inserted between two of the actual chapters of the book.

h) The end of a story, the beginning of which she has been told or has read for herself.

I) An account of an interview (real or imaginary).

3) Must write on ONE of the following: 

a) Her favourite book in the Club-room or School Library.

b) Her favourite character in history (past or present day), or in literature.

c) Her favourite game.

d) Her favourite hobby.

1924 POR - Authoress Badge


1) Must write an essay on any subject selected by the Examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experiences.

2) Must write ONE of the following on any subject chosen by herself: 

a) A Soliloquy.

b) A Dialogue.

c) A Description.

d) A Scene for a Play.

e) A Poem.

f) A Story.

g) An extra chapter for a book which she has read - to be inserted between two of the actual chapters of the book.

h) The end of a story, the beginning of which she has been told or has read for herself.

I) An account of an interview (real or imaginary).

3) Must write on ONE of the following: 

a) Her favourite book in the Club-room or School Library.

b) Her favourite character in history (past or present day), or in literature.

c) Her favourite game.

d) Her favourite hobby.

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

1) Must write an essay on any subject selected by the examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experiences.
2) Must write ONE of the following on any subject chosen by herself:
a) A Soliloquy.
b) A Dialogue.
c) A Description.
d) A Scene for a Play.
e) A Poem.
f) A Story.
g) An extra chapter for a book which she has read - to be inserted between two of the actual chapters of the book.
h) The end of a story, the beginning of which she has been told or has read for herself.
I) An account of an interview (real or imaginary).
3) Must write on ONE of the following: 
a) Her favourite book in the Club-room or School Library.
b) Her favourite character in history (past or present day), or in literature.
c) Her favourite game
d) Her favourite hobby.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Writer's Badge

1) Must write an essay on any subject selected by the Examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experiences.
2) Must write ONE of the following on any subject chosen by herself:
a) A Soliloquy.
b) A Dialogue.
c) A Description.
d) A Scene for a Play.
e) A Poem.
f) A Story.
g) An extra chapter for a book which she has read - to be inserted between two of the actual chapters of the book.
h) The end of a story, the beginning of which she has been told or has read for herself.
i) An account of an interview (real or imaginary).
3. Must write on ONE of the following:
a) Her favourite book in the Club-room or School Library.
b) Her favourite character in history (past or present day), or in literature.
c) Her favourite game.
d) Her favourite hobby.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Writer Badge

1) Must write an essay on any subject selected by the Examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experiences.
2) Must write ONE of the following on any subject chosen by herself:
a) A Soliloquy.
b) A Dialogue.
c) A Description.
d) A Scene for a Play.
e) A Poem.
f) A Story.
g) An extra chapter for a book which she has read - to be inserted between two of the actual chapters of the book.
h) The end of a story, the beginning of which she has been told or has read for herself.
I) An account of an interview (real or imaginary).
3. Must write on ONE of the following:
a) Her favourite book in the Club-room or School Library.
b) Her favourite character in history (past or present day), or in literature.
c) Her favourite game.
d) Her favourite hobby.

1930 POR - Writer Badge


1) Must write an essay on any subject selected by the Examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experiences.

2) Must write ONE of the following on any subject chosen by herself: 

a) A Soliloquy.

b) A Dialogue.

c) A Description.

d) A Scene for a Play.

e) A Poem.

f) A Story.

g) An extra chapter for a book which she has read - to be inserted between two of the actual chapters of the book.

h) The end of a story, the beginning of which she has been told or has read for herself.

I) An account of an interview (real or imaginary).

3) Must write on ONE of the following: 

a) Her favourite book in the Club-room or School Library.

b) Her favourite character in history (past or present day), or in literature.

c) Her favourite game.

d) Her favourite hobby.

1931 POR - Writer Badge


1) Must write an essay on any subject selected by the examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experiences.

2) Must write ONE of the following on any subject chosen by herself: 

a) A Soliloquy.

b) A Dialogue.

c) A Description.

d) A Scene for a Play.

e) A Poem.

f) A Story.

g) An account of an interview (real or imaginary).

3) Must write in prose the story of any narrative poem or ballad, selected by the examiner.  (this test to be not so much imagination and originality, which come in other parts of the syllabus, but to test the Guide's capacity for writing good English, or in other words, her power of writing a story beautifully.)

1932 POR - Writer Badge


1. Write one of the following: 

a) A short story.

b) Eight or more lines of verse.

c) A dramatic sketch.

2) Write an essay on any subject chosen by the examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experience.

3) Write an account of an event in the life of her company, e.g. camp, hike, rally, etc.; or write a letter to a friend telling an interesting piece of news (which may be imaginary).

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

1) Write one of the following:
a) A short story.
b) Eight or more lines of verse.
c) A dramatic sketch
2) Write an essay on any subject chosen by the examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experience.
3) Write an account of an event of the life of her company, e.g. camp, hike, rally, etc.
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4) Write a letter to a friend telling an interesting piece of news (which may be imaginary).

1935 POR - Writer Badge


1. Write one of the following: 

a) A short story.

b) Eight or more lines of verse.

c) A dramatic sketch.

2) Write an essay on any subject chosen by the examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experience.

3) Write an account of an event in the life of her company, e.g. camp, hike, rally, etc.; or write a letter to a friend telling an interesting piece of news (which may be imaginary).

1938 POR - Writer Badge


1. Write one of the following: 

a) A short story.

b) Eight or more lines of verse.

c) A dramatic sketch.

2) Write an essay on any subject chosen by the examiner; the essay should express the Guide's own personal thoughts or experience.

3) Write an account of an event in the life of her company, e.g. camp, hike, rally, etc.; or write a letter to a friend telling an interesting piece of news (which may be imaginary).

1939 POR - Writer Badge


To be written or typed on one side of the paper only.

At the Test.

Do an exercise in punctuation, given by the tester.

Bring to the Test.

1) A story of not more than 1,000 words for children; either: 

a) a fairy story;

b) an animal story; 

c) a "family" story; or

d) a school story.

2) Write a letter of not less than 200 words to a friend describing one of the following: 

a) your birthday;

b) your sister's wedding;

c) an illness;

d) a christening;

e) an accident;

f) a summer holiday;

g) a Christmas tree party.

3) One of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch to play not less than ten minutes (ten pages of typescript.)

b) Not less than eight lines of verse in rhyme.

c) An article of not less than 200 words on any subject of interest to children.

1943 POR - Writer Badge


1) Write or type and send to the tester before the final test:

a) A story of not more than 1000 words on any subject chosen by herself.

b) One of the following:

(i) A dramatic sketch which would take not less than ten minutes to perform.

(ii) A verse or rhyme, or a complete poem.

(iii) An article or camp fire yarn of not less than 200 words (the writer to choose her own subject).

(iv) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

2) At the test write a letter of not less than 200 words describing some incident which she has enjoyed, and do an exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

1947 POR - Writer Badge


1) Write or type and send to the tester before the final test:

a) A story of not more than 1000 words on any subject chosen by herself.

b) One of the following:

(i) A dramatic sketch which would take not less than ten minutes to perform.

(ii) A verse or rhyme, or a complete poem.

(iii) An article or camp fire yarn of not less than 200 words (the writer to choose her own subject).

(iv) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

2) At the test write a letter of not less than 200 words describing some incident which she has enjoyed, and do an exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

1950 POR - Writer Badge


1) Write or type and send to the tester before the final test:

a) A story of not more than 1000 words on any subject chosen by herself.

b) One of the following:

(i) A dramatic sketch which would take not less than ten minutes to perform.

(ii) A verse or rhyme, or a complete poem.

(iii) An article or camp fire yarn of not less than 200 words (the writer to choose her own subject).

(iv) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

2) At the test write a letter of not less than 200 words describing some incident which she has enjoyed, and do an exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

1953 POR - Writer Badge


1) Write or type and send to the tester before the final test: 

a) An original story of from 1000 to 2000 words.

b) One of the following:

I) A dramatic sketch which would take not less than ten minutes to perform.

ii) A short poem in recognised verse form.

iii) An article or camp fire yarn of not less than 200 words (the writer to choose her own subject).

iv) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

2) At the test write a letter of not less than 200 words describing some incident which she has enjoyed, and do an exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

1957 POR - Writer Badge


1) Write an original story of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least ten minutes to perform.

b) A short poem in recognized verse form.

c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

3) At the test write: 

a) A letter of at least two hundred words describing an incident she has enjoyed.

b) An exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

Note: The work submitted under clauses 1 and 2 is to be sent to the tester beforehand; it should be neatly written or typed.

1960 POR - Writer Badge


1) Write an original story of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least ten minutes to perform.

b) A short poem in recognized verse form.

c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

3) At the test write: 

a) A letter of at least two hundred words describing an incident she has enjoyed.

b) An exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

Note: The work submitted under clauses 1 and 2 is to be sent to the tester beforehand; it should be neatly written or typed.

1961 (July) POR - Writer Badge


1) Write an original story of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least ten minutes to perform.

b) A short poem in recognized verse form.

c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

3) At the test write: 

a) A letter of at least two hundred words describing an incident she has enjoyed.

b) An exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

Note: The work submitted under clauses 1 and 2 is to be sent to the tester beforehand; it should be neatly written or typed.

1964 (March) POR - Writer Badge


1) Write an original story of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least ten minutes to perform.

b) A short poem in recognized verse form.

c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

3) At the test write: 

a) A letter of at least two hundred words describing an incident she has enjoyed.

b) An exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

Note: The work submitted under clauses 1 and 2 is to be sent to the tester beforehand; it should be neatly written or typed.

1965 (July) POR - Writer Badge


1) Write an original story of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least ten minutes to perform.

b) A short poem in recognized verse form.

c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

3) At the test write: 

a) A letter of at least two hundred words describing an incident she has enjoyed.

b) An exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

Note: The work submitted under clauses 1 and 2 is to be sent to the tester beforehand; it should be neatly written or typed.

1968 Guide Handbook - Writer Badge


1) Write an original story of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least 10 minutes to perform.

b) A short poem in recognized verse form.

c) An article or Camp-Fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) An essay on your favourite hero or heroine.

3) At the test write a letter of at least two hundred words describing an incident you have enjoyed.

1973 Guide Handbook - Writer Badge


1) Write an original story of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least 10 minutes to perform.

b) A short poem.

c) An article or Camp-Fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) An essay on your favourite hero or heroine.

3) At the test write a letter of at least two hundred words describing an incident you have enjoyed.

1978 Guide Handbook - Writer Badge


1) Bring to the test a story you have written on a subject previously agreed with the tester of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least 10 minutes to perform.

b) A short poem.

c) An article or Camp-Fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) A profile or pen-portrait of someone you admire, either a local or national figure, or a character in history.

3) At the test write a letter which you intend to send to a friend or relative describing an incident you have enjoyed.

1979 Hints on Guide Badges - Writer Badge


1) Bring to the test a story you have written on a subject previously agreed with the tester of one thousand to two thousand words.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least 10 minutes to perform.

b) A short poem.

c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) A profile or pen-portrait of someone you admire, either a local or national figure, or a character in history.

3) At the test write a letter which you intend to send to a friend or relative describing an incident you have enjoyed.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Writer Badge

1) Bring to the test a story you have written on a subject previously agreed with the tester.
2) Write one of the following:
a) A dramatic sketch taking at least 10 minutes to perform.
b) A short poem.
c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than 200 words.
d) A profile or pen-portrait of someone you admire, either a local or national figure, or a character in history.
3) At the test write a letter which you intend to send to a friend or relative describing an event you have enjoyed.
1984 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Writer Badge

1) Bring to the test a story you have written on a subject previously agreed with the tester.
2) Write one of the following:
a) A dramatic sketch taking at least 10 minutes to perform.
b) A short poem.
c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than 200 words.
d) A profile or pen-portrait of someone you admire, either a local or national figure, or a character in history.
3) At the test write a letter which you intend to send to a friend or relative describing an event you have enjoyed.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Writer Badge

1) Bring to the test a story you have written on a subject previously agreed with the tester.
2) Write one of the following:
a) A dramatic sketch taking at least 10 minutes to perform.
b) A short poem.
c) An article or camp-fire yarn of not less than 200 words.
d) A profile or pen-portrait of someone you admire, either a local or national figure, or a character in history.
3) At the test write a letter which you intend to send to a friend or relative describing an event you have enjoyed.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Writer Badge


1) Bring to the test a story you have written.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least ten minutes to perform.

b) A short poem.

c) An article or report on a topical subject or a camp fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) Write a description of someone you admire, either a local or national figure, or a character in history.

3) At the test write a letter which you intend to send to a friend or relative describing an event in which you have recently been involved.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Writer Badge


1) Bring to the test a story you have written.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least ten minutes to perform.

b) A short poem.

c) An article or report on a topical subject or a camp fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) Write a description of someone you admire, either a local or national figure, or a character in history.

3) At the test write a letter which you intend to send to a friend or relative describing an event in which you have recently been involved.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Writer Badge


1) Bring to the test a story you have written.

2) Write one of the following:

a) A dramatic sketch taking at least ten minutes to perform.

b) A short poem.

c) An article or report on a topical subject or a camp fire yarn of not less than two hundred words.

d) Write a description of someone you admire, either a local or national figure, or a character in history.

3) At the test write a letter which you intend to send to a friend or relative describing an event in which you have recently been involved.

Writer becomes a Staged Badge.
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