1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Writer Badge Stage 1
Note: All written pieces should be sent to the tester in advance. They should be accompanied by a statement from the girl's parent, teacher or Guider confirming that they are her own unaided work.
1) Write one of the following:
* a poem of not more than 20 lines
* a story of your own
* a song (choose a well-known tune) that could be sung by your Unit, for example, at a concert or on Holiday/Camp.
You have just been carol singing, taken part in a sponsored walk, gone to London for the day, or taken part in a similar event. Write a letter telling a friend all about it.
Keep a diary for a month. As well as noting facts, note what you did and where you went. Try to include some of your thoughts and feelings.
Make up a simple glossary (words and their meanings) of at least 25 words to do with one of your favourite activities (for example, Brownies/guides, cooking or bird watching).
Write a letter inviting someone to your Unit's next Promise Ceremony explaining what the ceremony is all about.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Writer Badge Stage 2
All written pieces should be sent to the tester in advance. They should be accompanied by a statement from the girl's parent, teacher or guider confirming that they are her own unaided work.
1) Write two of the following:
* a fictional story of 800 to 1,000 words
* a portrait, in about 750 words, of someone close to you , such as a parent, brother, sister or best friend
* a true story (800 to 1,000 words) of something that happened to you when you were young
* an episode for your favourite TV 'soap'
* a collection of poems (at least five) around a theme, for example, the seasons, colours or making friends
* a dramatic sketch, lasting at least ten minutes, for the Unit to perform.
Write a review (maximum 500 words), suitable for an 'arts' page in the press, of a play, film, exhibition, TV/radio programme or book.
Interview someone with an interesting job. Present the interview as a magazine article of a maximum of 600 words.
Your Unit is putting on a pantomime to raise funds. draft a letter to local firms asking for help with things like props, printing programmes, etc. Explain what your Unit is, what it does and what the money raised will be used for.
As part of a twinning scheme, some foreign guides are coming to stay in your town or village. Write a letter of welcome (maximum 600 words) introducing the are in which you live.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Writer Badge Stage 3
All written pieces should be sent to the tester in advance. They should be accompanied by a statement from the girl's parent, teacher or guider confirming that they are her own unaided work.1) Write two of the following:
* a poem in a certain form, for example, a sonnet, limerick or haiku
* a radio commercial advertising a Unit event
* a short story (1,000 to 1,500 words)
* the synopsis of a play and it's opening scene
* a descriptive account (1,000 to 1,500 words) of travels in the United Kingdom or abroad.
* a dramatized version of an event in history (performance time 15 to 20 minutes).
Write a press release giving details about a forthcoming Unit event of interest to the public.
Write a 'letter to the editor' about a current issue.
3) Write a letter applying for an imaginary summer job at home or abroad.
4) At the test be prepared to talk about your favourite authors and discuss whether they have influenced your writing style. Being a review that you have written of one of their books.
5) Bring to the test some standard reference books, for example, a dictionary or thesaurus, and discuss how you use them.