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Proficiency Badges

Position of badges on uniform

 

RIGHT CHEST

LEFT CHEST

World Badge

Patrol Emblem

Commemorative Badges (left of World Badge)

Bronze, Silver and Gold Badge.
(One replaces the other progressively and to be worn to the right of the Patrol emblem.)

 

President Guide Award (can be worn on the Guider’s Uniform)

 

Proficiency Badges

Proficiency Badges should be sewn:

-          On the right sleeve in pairs going down from shoulder seam (6 badges);

-          Repeat with the left sleeve (6 badges);

-          Back to right sleeve two more columns on either side of the first two (6 badges);

-          Back to left sleeve.

The above badges may only be purchased upon issue of the badge certificate by the Guider.

 

Badges

Description

ACCIDENT PREVENTION

1.    Know and where possible, demonstrate how to guard against accidents and when using: gas electrical appliances, kerosene stoves, naked lights, open fires.

2.    Know what special precautions to take in the house with:
2.1          Small children
2.2          Old people

3.    Know at least three different ways of preventing accidents:
3.1          When boating and bathing;
3.2          When using public transport, cars and cycles;
3.3          When with animals;
3.4          In high-rise buildings.

4.    Know what special precautions to take outdoors with regard to barbed wire, poisonous plants, storms and other hazards, e.g. Hornets, jelly-fish etc.

5.    Be prepared to put your knowledge to the test in a given situation.

AGILITY

1.    Bring a certificate to show that she has completed one of the following clauses:
1.1          Walked 6m over a rope bridge;
1.2          Climbed 3m up a rope;
1.3          Swam 25m.

2.    2.1          Covered 3km at scout’s pace. (Jogging certificate may be accepted).
2.2          Demonstrated good walking and running.
2.3          Skipped continuously for one minute with rope turned backwards.

3.    3.1          Thrown a lifeline within easy reach of a person 8m away.
3.2          Thrown a hand ball over-arm to a distance of 20m to land between two side lines 4m apart.
3.3          Caught a hard ball from quick short throws and from high throws.
3.4          Using a tennis ball, from a distance of 6m, hit a target 0.5m square.

4.    4.1          Showing control and good posture, performed a balancing feat on the floor or balanc apparatus.
4.2               Done a handstand against a support.
4.3               Leapfrogged in good style.

AQUARIST

1.    Own, or part-own, an aquarium of not less than three fishes. Be responsible for the care of the fishes, including feeding and cleaning, for at least six months or the Guide may take care of an aquarium in her School (if she does not own one herself). She should bring a letter from her teacher-in-charge to show that she has taken care of the aquarium for 6 months.

2.    Know the general requirements for setting up an aquarium so as to maintain a balance.

3.    Recognise four common varieties of cold water or twelve varieties of tropical fishes.

4.    Identify the external visible features of fishes.

5.    Choose four of the following aquarium appliances and show that she understands their uses: feeding rings; thermometers; filters; heaters; syphons; aerators; thermostats.

Note: The tester is to inspect the aquarium more than once in order to see that it is correctly maintained by the candidate.

ARTIST

Drawings should be made on sheets of paper not less than 25cm by 17.5cm and should be of a good size and well-placed.

1.    Draw in charcoal, pastel or soft pencil, an object provided by the tester; add other objects and a background, to make a pleasing composition.

2.    Make an illustration of a subject chosen by the tester.

3.    Bring one of the following, to be drawn in colour.
3.1          An imaginative drawing;
3.2          A landscape;
3.3          A figure drawing;
3.4          A still life drawing;
3.5          A plant drawing.

4.    Bring one of the following:
4.1          A design of simple pattern suitable for well-paper, embroidery, or curtain material, indicating method of repetition.
4.2          A drawing in pen and ink depicting a scene from the history of the Guide Company.
4.3          A coloured design for a poster, or book cover.
4.4          A notice written in pen and ink for a Guide event.
4.5          A batik painting.
4.6          A piece of work in metal relief.

Be able to discuss the different media used in art.

ATHLETE

1.    Run 100 metres in 15.4 seconds.

2.    Run 400 metres in 72.5 seconds.

3.    Do one of the following:
3.1          Long jump 3.90 metres;
3.2          High jump 1.20 metres.

4.    Do one of the following:
4.1          Throw discus (1.0kg) 15.0 metres;
4.2          Throw a javelin (600g) 15.0 metres;
4.3          Throw a short putt (4kg) 6.30 metres.

Note: All events must be judged in accordance with the IAFF Laws governing Track and Field.

BASKET-MAKER

1.    Make two of the following, each in a different type of basket-work, such as cane, raffia, straw, the base of one article to be woven.
1.1          Market basket;
1.2          Mat;
1.3          Work basket;
1.4          Waste-paper basket.

2.    Have a general knowledge of the raw material employed, how it is obtained, and how it is prepared for working.

BIODIVERSITY CHALLENGE BADGE 








 

The badge curriculum is divided into four categories – Air, Water, Land, and World. Guides must complete two activities from each category. The first or second activity listed in each category must be completed by everyone as it provides an overview to the topics. These compulsory activities are best done in a group. Individuals can then choose from the list of optional activities the ones that are most interesting to them.

 

 

 

The Air activities will enable the Guides to know and appreciate the species in their neighbourhood that live in the air, and to observe and learn about biodiversity by exploring the nature around them.

 

 

 

The Water activities will enable the Guides to know and appreciate the species and ecosystems that depend on water, and to take action to help raise awareness or protect water-related biodiversity.

 

 

 

The Land activities will enable the Guides to know and appreciate the land-based species and ecosystems, and describe some of the uses of biodiversity.

 

 

 

The World activities will enable the Guides to describe the three components of biodiversity - genes, species and ecosystems, list some threats to biodiversity, and take action to protect biodiversity.

 

 

 

See website for details: http://www.wagggsworld.org/en/grab/21432/1/1biodiversity-challenge-badge.pdf

 

BIRD WATCHER

1.    Be a member of the Nature Society of Singapore

2.    Show her own field notebook recording detailed observation of six species of birds, including plumage, flight, song, food, roosting nest and eggs, and rearing the young.

3.    Read a book on birds and be prepared to discuss one of the following subjects with the tester:
3.1          Migration;
3.2          Territory;
3.3          The feet and beaks of birds;
3.4          Sea-birds;
3.5          Seasonal variation in plumage.

 

BOATSWAIN

1.    Swim 50m and keep afloat for 5 min wearing clothes.

2.    Use the following knots: reef, bowline, clove-hitch, sheet-bend, round turn and half-hitches.

3.    Throw an unweighted line 10m.

4.    Do one of the following sections:
4.1          Rowing
(i)Manage a dinghy single-handed, in response to instructions, to include getting under way, turning, backing, bringing alongside, and making fast.
(ii)Row a boat with others.
(iii)         Know the common terms used in connection with rowing boats.

4.2          Sailing
(i)Sail a dinghy single-handed and know how to manage it under varying conditions.
(ii)Demonstrate making and shortening sail, tacking, reaching and running.
(iii)         Pick up moorings and come alongside.
(iv)          Manage a dinghy under oars.
(v)Know the common terms used in connection with rowing and sailing dinghies.

Note: A life-jacket must be worn for sailing.

      4.3      Canoeing
(i)      Show knowledge of general handling canoes.
(ii)     Get in and out from shallow water, from landing stage, or from other craft in deep water.
(iii)    Be able to paddle as single or as partner in doubles.
(iv)     Demonstrate:
- (a)   padding with feathered paddles;
- (b)   how to use a paddle as stabilizer.
(v)      Capsize a canoe, bring ashore with paddles, and empty.
Note:  A life-jacket must be worn for canoeing.

ANTI-DRUG ABUSE

This badge is conducted at HQ level. Hence interested guides will have to wait for a circular from HQ before applying.
There are two stages to this badge. Certificates will be presented to guides who pass Stage 1. A guide must complete both stages before she can receive the badge, which is awarded by SANA.
There is a participation fee which is non-refundable.

Stage I
a)       Compulsory attendance at the Anti-Drug Abuse Course for Guides and Scouts.
b)       At the end of the Course, candidates will sit for a written test which includes Multiple Choice, True or False and Essay-type questions. The passing mark is 60%.

Stage II

a)     Draw a poster on the theme of Drug Abuse Prevention. The Poster should have a SLOGAN. Any form of colouring material could be used but the paper should be of the same size as the normal art paper used in schools.
The candidates Name, Coy, District and Division must be written on the top RIGHT HAND CORNER of the front of the paper.
Marks would be awarded as follows:-
     Message        10 marks
     Effort           10 marks
     Presentation  10 marks
     Total            30 marks

b)     Compile a Log Book which should include the following:-
i.            The candidate’s Name, Coy, District and Division on the front cover.
ii.            A report on the Course attended.
iii.           Cuttings from newspapers and magazines.
iv.           A report on the candidate’s role as a ‘Transfer Agent’.
Note:      
To be a ‘Transfer Agent’ every candidate must speak to TEN friends and neighbours on the subject of anti-drug abuse. Having spoken to them, the candidate must answer all their questions to the best of her ability based on the knowledge gained from the Course.
The following are to be included in the report:-
- One sample of what was spoken to the 10 persons.
- The names, addresses and telephone numbers of ALL the 10 persons for verification.
- The various questions asked of each person.
- Answers given to these questions that were raised.
This ‘Transfer Agent’ report should be incorporated into the Log Book (in the last few pages).

                                     Contents           10 marks
                                     Effort                10 marks
                                     Presentation      10 marks
                                     Total                 30 marks

Allocation of marks
I.
        Log Book:-



II.       ‘Transfer Agent’ Report – 40 marks
The overall total is 100 marks. Only those who scored 60% and above would be awarded the SANA Anti-Drug Abuse Badge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMPER

1.     Bring to the test a certificate from a Guider (qualified camper) with whom she has camped stating that she has proved herself to the useful and reliable and recommending her as a candidate for that badge.

2.     Hold the Cook Badge.

3.     Have camped for at least a week, 6 nights under canvas (not necessarily consecutive) and taken her share in the usual patrol duties.

4.     Know how to:
4.1          Pitch, air and strike a tent;
4.2          Erect, strike and pack up screening and poles.

5.     Understand the care, in al weathers, of tents, groundsheets, bedding and latrines.
Know how to carry out emergency repairs to a tent.

6.     Make a gadget or gadgets using the following lashings: square, tripod and snake.

7.     7.1  Construct a fireplace for cooking: collect and stack for suitable firing;
7.2 Cook out-of-doors: demonstrating boiling, frying, steaming, baking, making a hot drink.

8.     Understand:
8.1          How to store food including bread, butter, milk and meat;
8.2          How to dispose of all kinds of refuse.

Note:    The Tester must be a qualified Camper nominated by the C.A/Camp Commissioner in consultation with the Camp Committee.

CAMPER (Extension Section Only)

1.     Bring to the test a certificate from a Guider (qualified camper) with whom she has camped, stating that she has proved herself to be useful and reliable, and recommending her as a candidate for the badge.

2.     Have camped for at least a week or two weekends and taken part in the usual patrol duties.

3.     Know how to:
3.1          Pitch, air and strike a tent;
3.2          Erect, strike and pack up screening poles.

4.     Understand the care, in all weathers, of tents, groundsheets, bedding and latrines.
Know how to carry out emergency repairs to a tent.

5.     Make a gadget or gadgets using the following lashings: square, tripod and snake.

6.     Know how to construct a fireplace suitable for a weekend camp; stack suitable firewood.

7.     Understand:
7.1          How to store food, including bread, butter, milk and meat;
7.2          How to dispose of all kinds of refuse.

Note:   
(i)         The Tester must be a qualified camper nominated by the Commissioner for Camp/Camp Adviser in consultation with the Camp Committee.
(ii)        No alternative is suggested for any clause: each candidate must carry out as much practical work as her disability allows. If it is not practical to carry out certain clauses on a practical basis, the Captain is to discuss with the tester the way in which these particular clauses can be tested.

8.     Hold the Cook Badge or construct a fireplace suitable for a weekend camp on the fireplace constructed, in clause 6.
8.1          Prepare a hot drink for two people;
8.2          Cook porridge;
8.3          Cook rice or boil potatoes to be served at a given time.

Note:    The candidate need not have peeled the potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILD NURSE

The test applies throughout to children of 3 to 5 years.
The candidate must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness; she must understand that when dealing with a child, she must carry out whatever she has said that she will do and must never resort to bribery.
A Guide who holds this badge should be capable of taking care of a child of the age group for any part of his day, and should realize the importance of reporting to the mother any irregularity in routine.
The test may be taken in two parts, and the tester may delegate the testing of Part II if necessary.
Part I may be tested by guide personnel. The test may be taken at the nursery home, crèche, children’s hospital or at a private residence or home.


Part I
1.       Know how a child should be clothed in sunny and wet weather.
2.       Know what food is suitable for him.
3.       Know what kind of play material should be given.
4.       Plan a day, recognizing the importance of a regular routine.
5.       Know how to prevent accidents in the house or garden.
6.       Know how to take a child’s temperature.


Part II
Take charge of a child or small group of children for a few hours under the supervision of the tester. This should include:
(i)      Helping to wash before a meal, and serving a meal; or putting to bed.
(ii)      Setting out suitable material for play and watching the play (-- joining in if the child requires it.)
(iii)     Telling a story.

 

 

 

 

CARPENTER

1.     Make a simple wooden article, e.g., patrol box, screen, table, bookshelf, stool, rabbit-hutch, hen-coop etc.

2.     Pass one of the following clauses:
2.1          Set up a wooden shelf;
Note:       Metal brackets may be used.
2.2          Make a simple door or gate fastener. Self constructed metal latch will be acceptable.
2.3          Repair a piece of furniture strongly and neatly.

3.     Show that she can use the following tools and keep them in good working order:
hammer, screw-driver, saws, chisel, brace and bit, plane, ruler and ser square.

4.     4.1          Identify and know the use of four kinds of nails, e.g. wrought nail, round wire nail, oval wire nail, lost head nail, panel pin, cloth nail.
4.2          Demonstrate: driving in nails correctly; inserting screws (using countersinking technique) and the use of sandpaper.

5.     Recognise different types of joint, e.g. halved, mortise and tenon, housing, dovetail etc.
Know for what each type is suitable.

Distinguish between hard and soft woods, plywood and hardboard. Know their appropriate uses and the different treatment and methods of finishing each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITIZENSHIP

1.     Be able to answer questions on:
1.1          Democracy
- Meaning of the term;
- The ballot-method of voting;
- The franchise-votes for all – Electoral List;
- A General Election

1.2          Prime Minister’s Office
- Community Centres;
- Residents Committees;
- Citizen’s Consultative Committees;
- Parliamentary Constituency i.e. the Guide’s own district.

1.3          Parliament
- Growth of the Parliament System in Singapore;
- The President and his Role;
- Number of Members and how they were elected;
- Composition and set-up;
- Work of Parliament – Law-making, The Civil Service, Government Dept, Statutory Boards, Commissions, Passage of a Bill;
- Members of Parliament – Work, Privileges, Re-numeration;
- The Speaker’s Duties, Assistants, The Speaker’s Chair and Insignia of Office;
- Question Time --  How it is conducted, its use;
- Parliamentary News – Reporting, Publication;
- Broadcasting and Televising – Speeches by M.Ps;
- Life of Parliament – Length of maximum life, dissolution, defeat and prorogation, vote of Censure;
- Commissions – Importance of – Nature of Investigations.

2.     Practical work
Make a Scrap Book of the Government at work.

3.     Be able to speak briefly on one of the following topics:
- Features of a multi-racial Society – the need for tolerance;
- The rights and responsibilities of a citizen;
- The Constitution of Singapore and how laws are made;
- Law and Security in the Republic;
- The Judiciary: Supreme Court, Magistrate’s Court, Police Court, The Armed Forces & Singapore Law;
- Relationship with the Commonwealth.

One Compulsory question to be asked will require the candidate to give account of how she herself may be a good citizen.

CIVIL DEFENCE

1.     This badge is conducted join by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). It is conducted at SGGA HQ level. Guides must wait for a circular on the badge to be sent to their schools before applying. Successful participants will be issued a certificate to purchase the badge.

2.     Guides from aged 14 onwards and who are physically fit may apply.

3.     All participating guides must attend the three-day course organized by the Civil Defence.

4.     Participating guides will have to sit for a test which will be conducted on the third day.

Course Syllabus
5.1
               Civil Defence System
(a)        Survival Procedures
(b)        Protection Measures
(c)        Organisation, Role & Function of SCDF
(d)        Nature of CD in Singapore
(e)        Role of Volunteers in an Emergency

5.2               First Aid
(a)        Principles of FA/FA Pouch
(b)        Haemorrhage
(c)        Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

5.3               Fire Fighting
(a)        Method of Extinguishing Fires and the Use of Fire
(b)        Other Methods of Extinguishing Fire
(c)        Hazards in Fire Fighting

5.4               Rescue & Evacuation
(a)        Transportation of Casualties
(b)        Emergency Methods of Moving Casualties
(c)        Evacuation Procedures

COLLECTOR

1.     Show a collection, made over a period of at least six months, of one of the following: stamps, postcards, postmarks, crest or equivalent; the material is to be drawn from many sources as possible.
Discuss with the tester:
1.1             Why she finds this hobby interesting;
1.2             What she has learnt from it;
1.3             How she can develop her interest.

Pass three of the following clauses:
2.1 Make a scrap-book for a children’s hospital;
2.2        Make a book of pictures, cutting etc; to illustrate World Guiding
(i.e. within and/or outside the Commonwealth);
2.3       (i)         Make at least twelve leaf prints; name and mount them; or
-           (ii)        Make twelve coloured plaster casts of leaves or twigs; or
-           (iii)       Mount and label a collection of twigs and fruits of at least eight trees, to give to a Company or Pack.
2.4                   Make a collection of at least ten objects which would be of interest to a foreign Company or Pack, and descriptive catalogue to accompany it. Pack in a box small enough to be sent aboard by letter post;
2.5                   Collect and mount illustrations of six birds that the candidate has seen, together with information concerning each to include:
- (i)      A description of the bird; a particular characteristics; where it is likely to be found; and what it feeds on.
- (ii) Its nest and eggs.
Present the collection to the Company library.

2.6                   Make a collection of eighteen wild flowers with their leaves; press, mount and name them. Present them alone or another company.
2.7                   Take a set of 15 photographs on a subject of her choice.

Note:    The collection is to judge on neatness and method in arrangement and on the interest shown in it by the candidate.

COMPUTER

1.     1.1Able to discuss with the examiner the development of the computer, its past history, present trends and future developments.
1.2Draw a block diagram of a typical microcomputer, describe the various component parts and briefly explain their functions in the working of a microcomputer.
1.3Describe 4 types of Data Storage Devices.
1.4Know the differences between computer systems.
(Micro, Mini, Medium and Computer System).

EITHER

2.     Write a programme design (or flow chart) of a routine which you perform daily and produce a programme design (or flow chart) for a programme you have written.

OR

3.1     Show a working knowledge of a common computer language, and demonstrate its use by writing a Programme using Branching, Loops and Subroutines on a agreed with the examiner. Run this programme using a suitable computer and show the necessity for good presentation and documentation.
3.2     Able to illustrate 6 applications of modern computers in business, education, health and science.
3.3     Able to discuss with your examiners on the various applications and functions of a personal computer that you are familiar with. (Example: Word Processing, Personal Financing, Home Security etc.)

COOK

Practical

1.     Bring a letter from her mother or Domestic Science teacher to say that she has prepared, cooked and served a complete dinner, and cleared away afterwards.

2.     Cook at the test, a balanced meal using at least two of the following methods:
2.1          Boiling;
2.2          Baking;
2.3          Steaming;
2.4          Stewing;
2.5          Frying or grilling.

Note: Cook a dessert or cake, if not already included in the meal.

3.     Make a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa

4.     Wash up competently utensils, boards etc. used at the test.

5.     Lay a table.

Oral
Answer questions on food and the dishes just prepared. Have knowledge of the prices and food values of the ingredients used. Understand why special care is necessary when cooking vegetables and how their value may most easily be conserved.

CRAFT

1.     Do three of the following clauses:
1.1          Embroider an original design;
1.2          Print a piece of material using lino-block, potato-cut, or screen or by tie-dying;
1.3          Make a puppet;
1.4          Whittle an object from natural food;
1.5          Model a figure, or an animal or bird, in lay, plasticine or wax;
1.6          Make a carving in a medium, soft enough to cut easily e.g. remnant cloth, twine;
1.7          Make a pot;
1.8          Make a basket;
1.9          Make a picture using metal relief e.g. copper, aluminium;
1.10        Weave a rug or piece of material of a suitable size for some other article;
1.11        Make a decorative floor covering in a suitable material e.g. remnant cloth, twine;
1.12        Make a mosaic;
1.13        Make an article using macramé;
1.14        Make an article using a craft other than one of those listed above.

In addition bring to the test one unfinished article other than the craft that she has made, on which she can demonstrate the ability to the tester.
Note: Only one article made in school within that last 12 months maybe submitted at the test.

 

CRIME PREVENTION

This badge is jointly organized by the Singapore Girl Guides Association and the National Crime Prevention Council. It is conducted at division level. Guides must wait for the circular on the badge before applying. HQ will award the badges to successful participants.

1.     Have knowledge of:-
1.1             Principle of crime prevention and concept of self-help to prevent crime;
1.2             Prevention measures against different categories of crimes;
1.3             Neighbourhood Watch/Operation Identification Schemes and their operations.
1.4             The role and functions of National Crime Prevention Council;
1.5             Police organizational set up and its functions;
1.6             Geographical boundaries of Police Land Division and the various locations of Police Stations
1.7             How and when to report crimes/suspicious situations
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2.      Personal Assignments:-
2.1             Participate actively in the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and persuade your parents to form and/or join the Neighbourhood Watch Groups;
2.2             Bring handouts, pamphlets, checklist on crime prevention to the attention of parents;
2.3             Persuade parents on the implementation of preventive measures to protect the homes and its properties;
2.4             Practise regularly measures of crime prevention at home, school and on the streets;
2.5             Take part in Operation Identification by marking on personal valuables;
2.6             Visit a crime prevention exhibition held at any public housing estate or other locations or visit the crime prevention (demonstration) room at the Crime Prevention Department, Pearl’s Hill;
2.7             Keep a log book of articles, newspaper cuttings, photographs/pictures on crime prevention. Marks will be awarded for content, effort and presentation. The passing mark is 50%;
2.8             Draw a poster measuring at least 37.5cm by 27.5cm with any form of colouring materials depicting the theme on crime prevention. Marks will be awarded for message, effort and presentation. The passing mark is 50%.

Written Test:-
A guide will be allowed to sit for the written test upon the successful completion of parts (1) and (2).

COMMONWEALTH KNOWLEDGE

 

1.     Discuss with the tester the meaning of the term “The Commonwealth”. Using a non-Commonwealth bloc map, point out ten different Commonwealth countries, at least one from each of the following regions:
1.1          North and South America;
1.2          Europe;
1.3          Africa;
1.4          Asia.
Explain how each country is represented in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Choose one country from each region, state when it became independent and what form of independence it has. If it is not independent, indicate briefly how much self-government it has today and how it became part of the Commonwealth.

2.     Keep a record of three weeks of any happenings that she finds specially interesting in Commonwealth countries overseas. (This record can be in the form of an illustrated diary, press cuttings, pictorial map, etc.)

3.     Make an interesting collection of at least five different things other than postage stamps, each from a different Commonwealth country, and point out these countries on a map.

4.     Choose a Commonwealth country other than her own and compile a book or an exhibition to include pictures and notes etc. on such subjects as races, religions, history, natural features, climate, products, ways of travelling, characteristics customs, songs, dances, etc.

5.     Choose a Commonwealth country where conditions are different from hers. Find out and tell the tester how the everyday life of a girl in that country contrasts with her own, and suggest possible reasons for the differences.

Note:
(i)      The country for clauses 4 and 5 may be the same.
(ii)     The tester for this badge must be appointed in consultation with the Guide Adviser.

CYCLIST

1.     Have the use and be able to ride and control a bicycle.

2.     Know how to keep it clean and in good working order and what maintenance is necessary for the lights, chains, tyres, bells and brakes.

3.     Be able to read a road map and have a practical knowledge of the Highway Code as it relates to the cyclist and tell the tester about the dangers of dark, loose clothing, personal stereos, badly arranged loads and inadequate lighting when cycling.

4.     Mend a puncture.

Explain the dangers associated with cycling on hills, in city traffic and on open highway.

DANCER

1.     Know three characteristics national dances of Singapore.
Perform at least one of them.

2.     Perform a sequence of movements showing one of the following: - ballet, modern dance, or natural movement technique.

3.     To music chosen by the tester, choreograph a dance that shows sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression.

Note: Tester may be a teacher in the school’s Dance Society.

DENTAL HEALTH

1.      Know the structure and function of teeth.

2.     Make a model or chart of a tooth with whatever materials that can be used.

3.     Know the various oral hygiene aids and their correct use.

4.     Know the importance of good nutrition for good dental health.

5.     Name 6 foods which contain free sugars and how they affect dental health.

6.     Demonstrate how a younger child can be taught to practice good oral hygiene.

Project:        Do a dental health project e.g. scrapbook, essay, poster, class talk at school, Company, Pack etc.

EMERGENCY HELPER (BIENNIAL)

1.     Pack up a first aid case suitable for hiking.

2.     Demonstrate how to deal with the following either in or outdoors;
Haemorrhage (from external wounds only); burns and scalds; blisters; insect bites; sunburn.

3.     Understand the danger of moving an unconscious person and the steps taken to prevent further injury.

4.     Know ways of improvising a stretcher and of carrying a patient; show untrained helpers how to do it.

5.     Treat for shock.

6.     6.1Use a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the expired air mouth-to-nose method, and mouth-to-mouth method of resuscitation. Demonstrate that action to be taken in case of vomiting by the patient.
6.2Demonstrate one other method of artificial respiration on a patient.

7.     Taken temperature and pulse.

8.     Clean and dress a wound.

9.     Know the quickest way of getting a doctor, an ambulance and the police.

10.Know how to deal with fire and electrical accidents.

11.Treat a patient unconscious from a fit a fainting.

Note:  The tester must be a qualified doctor, or State Registered Nurse, or an instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing to one of the following bodies:
(i)      The Red Cross Society
(ii)     St. John Ambulance Association
The instructors for the syllabus are not required to hold any special qualifications.

ENERGY CONSERVATION

This badge in conducted by the Energy Efficiency Centre and is taken at Company level. Circulars from the Energy Efficiency Centre are sent direct to the schools.

Stage 1

1.     Attend the 2-day workshop organized by the Energy Efficiency Centre.

Stage 2

1.     Make a Log Book to show the tester why energy conservation is important to Singapore.

Bring to the test a letter from her parents to show that she is not wasteful in the use of energy in the home to support her understanding of the importance of energy conservation.

ENTERTAINER

1.     Perform two items, each to last at least two minutes, from the following: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, reciting.
Note: The items may be of the same kind, e.g. two contrasted songs. The standard is to be very high and suitable for a public entertainment.

2.     Entertain Guides for ten minutes with at least two of the following
(other than items performed in clause 1):-
Conjuring tricks; playing whistle , banjo, harmonica, harp and any other portable instrument; character sketches; stories; songs and chorus; mime.
Note: The standard need not be high as in clause 1, but suitable for a campfire.

ENVIRONMENTALIST

 

Guides may work alone or in groups of not more than 4 to complete the following 4 clauses:

 

1.  Make either a Log Book, a short video or a slide presentation on one of the following items:
1.1 Saving valuable resources (e.g. water, paper, fuel, electricity, metals, etc.)

 

1.2 List substances which are harmful to the environment (e.g. toxic wastes, ozone, etc.). Suggest ways to combat their consumption.

 

1.3 Make a research into how garbage is disposed in Singapore. What are the problems? Show how some of the wastes can be reduced, reused, or even recycled.

 

1.4 Make a study of an animal which has been declared ‘endangered’ and show how Man was responsible for the cause of its near extinction. Suggest how Man may reverse his actions in an effort to protect it.

 

1.5 Collect articles from newspapers and magazines illustrating how actions of people harm, or help, the environment. Study what a government, voluntary or commercial agency has done to help protect the environment.

 

1.6 Make a list of government, and either voluntary or commercial agencies which have undertaken projects in relation to environmental protection. Study one of the projects, showing its contributions.

 

2.  Either use scrap materials to make a practical and useful object (the craft should not be ornamental), or make a poster depicting any theme on protecting the environment. The poster/collage should be displayed in school.

 

3.  Organise a ‘Green’ service project (e.g. tree planting). It may be an effort to increase the awareness of the community as well. (This clause may be done in a group of 2-8).


FIRST AID (BIENNIAL)

1.     1.1          Be prepared to: treat for shock following an accident; arrest bleeding; treat a patient unconscious from an accident, fit or fainting; resuscitate the apparently drowned using any approved method, using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration; by the expired air mouth-to-nose method, and mouth-to-mouth method. Demonstrate the action to be taken in case of vomiting by the patient.
1.2          Demonstrate one other method of artificial respiration on a patient.
1.3          Know how to deal with fire and electrical accidents.
1.4          Dress a wound.

2.     Show positions of main arteries: know how to stop bleeding (without using a tourniquet) from veins, arteries and capillaries.

3.     Know how to recognize fractures and prevent further injuries in case of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury in case of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

4.     4.1          Improvise: a stretcher; splints; the padding of splints.
4.2          With assistance: carry an injured person; and a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause (4.1).

5.     Telephone a message given verbally and in writing.

6.     6.1          Fit up a simple first aid case; or
6.2          Describe three occasions on which the candidate has given first aid.

Note:  (i)      The Tester must be a qualified doctor, or State Registered Nurse, or an instructor in First Aid to one of the bodies listed in (IV).
(ii)     The candidate is to be assessed on her powers of thinking and quick action in an emergency.
(iii)    Instructors for the syllabus must have gained the badge on a teaching basis, or hold some higher qualification.
(iv)     The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge:
- 1) Red Cross Society
 Senior First Aid Certification
- 2) St. John Ambulance Association
Essential First Aid

FIRE FIGHTER

1.     Know the precautions to take to prevent fires.

2.     Demonstrate how to deal with fire indoors in the initial stage.
(eg. An overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire etc.)

3.     Know how to beat out a lallang and bush fire.

4.     Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling the fire service, ambulance and police).

5.     Tie and know the uses of a bowline on the bight or chair knot; organize bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke and drag out an injured person.

6.     6.1Using a manikin or wearing mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the expired air mouth-to-nose method, and mouth-to-mouth method. Demonstrate the action to be taken in case of vomiting by the patient.

Demonstrate one other method of artificial respiration on a patient. Demonstrate how to deal with shock and burns. Improvise a stretcher.

FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE BADGE






 

The badge curriculum is divided into three categories – Climate, Food, and World.

 

 

 

The Climate activities will enable the Guides to understand weather and climate, determine their impact on the environment and find solutions to deal with the effects of climate change.

 

 

 

The Food activities will enable the Guides to learn more about the consequences of our food and life-style choices on our planet and our dependence on climate for our nutrition and health.

 

 

 

The World activities require the Guides to carry out projects and programmes in their local communities, to reduce unsustainable use of resources, restore ecosystems and fight hunger in the world.

 

 

 

See website for details:

 

http://www.wagggsworld.org/en/grab/3833/1/Climatechangechallengecurriculum.pdf

 

FOOTDRILL

1.     Guides must undergo the Basic Drill Training conducted by qualified officers for at least a month.

2.     Guides must be able to do drill and also instruct a squad of at least 6 guides with the following commands:
2.1          Skuad Sedia
2.2          Skuad Senang Diri
                    Skuad Rihatkan diri
2.3          Skuad akan bergerak ke kiri bertiga-tiga, ke belakang pusing
                    Skuad akan bergerak ke kanan bertiga-tiga, ke kanan pusing
2.4          Skuad akan menghadap ke hadapan, ke kanan pusing
                    Skuad akan menghadap ke belakang, ke belakang pusing
                    Skuad akan menghadap ke hadapan, ke belakang pusing
2.5          Skuad bergerak ke kanan bertiga-tiga, ke kanan pusing
                    Dari kiri cepat jalan
                    Hormat ke kanan hormat
                    Hormat ke hadapan hormat
2.6          Menghadap ke hadapan ke kanan pusing, berhenti
2.7          Bergerak ke kiri bertiga-tiga, ke kanan pusing
                    Dari kiri cepat jalan
                    Berhenti
                    Menghadap ke hadapan, ke kanan pusing
                    Keluar baris

3.     Guides  must attain at least 80% of the total marks before they can be awarded the badge

Note: Guides must be tested by an adult officer with the minimum rank of Lieutenant.

FRIEND TO THE HEARING IMPAIRED

1.     Show that she speaks to a deaf person clearly and naturally, and that she is aware of the conditions when lip reading is possible and when it is not possible. Understand the right position to adopt in order to give the lip-reader the best chance of reading the lip successfully.

2.     Be able to use the Manual Alphabet and the Total Communication Method and know when it is necessary and possible to use these methods to read what is spelt slowly to her by another person.

Note: This badge is intended to equip hearing Guides with an elementary understanding of the methods of helping two kinds of deaf persons, i.e. Those who are accustomed to converse by lip-reading, and those who use only the finger alphabet.

FRIEND TO THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

1.     Know the best ways of guiding and helping blind people.

2.     Transcribe from print, with no more than ten errors, three large sheets of Braille (Standard English, Grade 1).

3.     Read, by sight or touch, prose and poetry from Grade 1 Braille, interlined and written on both sides.

Note:
(i)         Blind Guides are not eligible for this badge, but must take the Braille Badge.
(ii)        The Tester for the written clauses must hold the Certificate of the National Institute for the Blind or the National Library for the Blind.
(iii)       The holder is expected to use her knowledge in the service of the blind.

GARDENER

1.     Cultivate, keep tidy and crop a piece of ground for not less than six months.

2.     Know the types of soil and subsoil; its advantages and disadvantages; and what can be done to improve it. Know for what crops it is particularly suitable.

3.     Grow three kinds of flowers and three kinds of vegetables.

4.     Know how to protect plants from drought, wing and pests. Know what animals are most helpful and most troublesome.

5.     Demonstrate: sowing seeds; taking a cutting; transplanting a plant; the use and care of spade, hoe and rake.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of three months to enable the tester to inspect the garden from time to time.

 

GARDENER (Extension Section Only)

1.     Pass one of the following clauses:
1.1          Have a charge of a window box or flowers in pots for six months;
1.2          Have grown bulbs successfully in fibre or soil;
1.3          Have grown successfully two kinds of tree seedling in fibre, moss or bottles.

2.     2.1          Know the uses in soil of soot, lime, wood ash and artificial manures; how to keep soil fresh in window boxes; or
2.2          Understanding the sowing seasons and approximate time taken to grown six vegetables.

3.1               Know the names and uses of ordinary tools and their care; or
3.2               Know what is meant by trenching, running, staking, thinning out.

 

GYMNAST

Floor Exercise: Straight Mats

1.     1.1          From a starting position, rise on tiptoe; 1 step forward on the right, thrusting left leg forward into lunge position (Arms are swung simultaneously upwards). Extend body and rise onto toes keeping left leg fully straightened and extended.
1.2          3 running steps to a dive forward roll. Execute a stretch jump after the roll to a standing position.

2.     2.1                    3 running steps to a split jump. Land on the right.
2.2          Take 2 steps (L or R) to a ½ turn.
2.3          Take 1 step backwards on the right to a standing position. Lean backwards to a simple backward roll landing in a straddle position.

3.     3.1          Lean backwards; bring legs together to a ‘candle-stick’ position. Arms remain on the floor.
3.2          Lower body and legs to a sitting position. Transfer weight forward onto right knee. Arms move upward to a vertical position.
3.3          Lean forward and rise onto toes, back leg (R leg) fully extended and straightened.

4.1               Take 3 running steps forward to a cartwheel on the left.
4.2               Step forward on the left leg to a lunge position, left arm slightly rounded in front of the body and right arm laterally held. Execute a ½ turn to the left on toes – arm laterally held and left arm in a vertical position.

FRIENDS TO ANIMALS

1.     Own, or part own, an animal or bird.

2.     Have a general knowledge of how to feed the animals and keep it healthy.

3.     Know how to obtain advice on sick animals from a veterinary surgeon or other authority, e.g. S.P.C.A.; be able to carry out the treatment as instructed.

4.     Know how to give medicine to an animal.

5.     Understand how it is possible to be cruel to an animal by:
5.1          Over feeding
5.2          Lack of discipline in training
5.3          Unsuitable living conditions, e.g. kennel, cage etc
5.4          Insufficient care in grooming etc.

Have a thorough knowledge of the natural history of two domestic animals, other than the animals which belongs to her and describe their habits and usefulness.

HANDCRAFT

1.     Make a useful item involving the following skills:
1.1          Knitting
1.2          Crocheting
1.3          Weaving
1.4          Knotting
1.5          Patchwork

2.     Make 3 useful or ornamental articles involving the:
2.1          Wood
2.2          Clay
2.3          Plastics
2.4          Leather or equivalent materials

HANDYWOMAN

1.     Work a sewing-machine and understand cleaning, oiling, replacing needle etc.

2.     Replace an electric bulb; or clean and trim an oil lamp.

3.     Know where in her own house to turn off at the main, the gas, electricity and water supplies (if any)

4.     Thoroughly clean and repaint with at least two coats of the following: a chair, table, door, window frame, or equivalent.

5.     5.1          Clean paint brushes;
5.2          Tie up a parcel neatly;
5.3          Sharpen a knife on a steel or grindstone.

6.     Pass two of the following clauses:
6.1          Fit a new handle to a handbag or a shopping bag;
6.2          Splice a rope;
6.3          Repair a china ornament or equivalent;
6.4          Repair a wooden article.

7.     Pass four of the following clauses:
7.1          Change a roller blind; or fix a curtain rail and hang curtains;
7.2          Lay linoleum or linoleum tiles;
7.3          Repair a mat or small carpet, or bind a carpet edge;
7.4          Unblock a sink waste pipe;
7.5          Renew a washer on a tap;
7.6          Paper a room, if necessary, with assistance;
7.7          Clean and polish a floor;
7.8          Polish a small table or equivalent;
7.9          Mend an electric fuse or plug; know what precautions to take;
7.10        Cover a table, shelves or equivalent, with adhesive plastic material;
7.11        Repair a piece of furniture;
7.12        Paint or colour-wash a ceiling or walls;
7.13        Make a useful article for the house or garden, showing correct use of screws and nails.

Note: The test should be spread over a period of time and should be judged as far as possible on the actual household jobs carried out.

HEALTH

1.     Keep the Guide Health Record Card for the two months immediately prior to the test to show the efforts she is making to maintain good health habits. Discuss these with the tester.

2.     Show by her personal appearance at the test that she is genuinely interested in good health and grooming; answer questions on cleanliness of clothing and toilet articles, and the use and abuse of cosmetics and deodorants.

3.     Understand the dangers of ill-fitting and unsuitable footwear. Bring to the test two pairs of her own shoes that she considers suitable for different occasions, e.g. school, job, camping, parties etc.

4.     Discuss with the tester how health is affected by cleanliness, smoking, food, drink, unwise dieting, deportment, exercise, late nights.

Discuss with the tester how she spends her leisure time to show that she is trying to maintain a balance in her various activities, interests and work.

HIKER

1.     Go on at least eight hikes and keep brief notes.
The hikes are to include three with cooking (menus to be given); five for exploring, to include two different types of hike, e.g. Bird watching, following a stream, visiting places or buildings of interest, when cooking is not essential.
On each occasion at least 5km is to be covered on foot. The hikes may be a spread over a period of not more than two years prior to the test.

2.     Know the responsibilities involved with regard to trespassing, gates, nature reserves, and vegetation and lighting fires.

3.     Pack and be able to use a first aid kit suitable for hiking.

At the test, cook in the open two dishes of her own choice, one with utensils and one without.

HOMEMAKER

1.     Bring a statement signed by her parent or guardian showing that she has been thorough in her work, tidy and helpful in the home. Bring a signed statement showing that the Guider has satisfied herself through personal contact with the home that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of clauses 2,3 and 4.

2.     Carry out the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive weekends:
2.1          Clean her own and another person’s shoes;
2.2          Air and make beds satisfactorily.

3.     Lay the table for a meal for the family; clear away and wash up afterwards, leaving the kitchen tidy.

4.     Carry out the weekly cleaning of a room.

5.     Clean a cooker (gas or electric), microwave oven, stand fan or fridge.

6.     Know how to use and clean a dustbin and how to clean the sink and keep it free from grease.

7.     7.1Understand simple food values; plan a balanced meal for a family;
7.2Know how to do the household shopping, how to choose fresh food and how to store it at home;
7.3Know how to use up left-over food.

8.     Home Preserving:          Prepare one of the following: jam, pickles, chutney or equivalent.

9.     Mend household linen.

10.Know how to prevent accidents common in the home.

HOMEMAKER (Extension Section Only)

1.     Bring a statement from her parent or guardian (or member of the staff in the case of hospital or company), showing that she has been tidy, helpful and thorough in her work.

2.     Carry out the following for seven consecutive days or four consecutive weekends:
2.1          Lay and light a fire economically or Clean her own and another person’s shoes;
2.2          Air and make beds satisfactorily.

3.     Lay the table for a meal for the family; clear away and wash up afterwards, leaving the kitchen and scullery tidy.

4.     Carry out the weekly cleaning of a room.

5.     Demonstrate sweeping, dusting, scrubbing and washing up the kitchen and table utensils.

6.     Know how to keep a dustbin clean and sanitary and a sink clean and free from grease.

7.     Know how to judge the freshness of foodstuffs. Understand simple food values and know which foods are body-building, warming and protecting.

8.     Clean and polish brass, copper, knives and silver.

9.     Mend household linen by hand; be prepared to demonstrate this at the test.

Deliver a verbal message to three different people at least half an hour after hearing it.

HORSEWOMAN

1.     Riding
Have a seat independent of the reins; maintain the correct seat and position of the hands.
Be able to control her mount and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed.
Jump low fences in good style.

2.     Stable Management
2.1          Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses;
2.2          Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery;
2.3          Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering, and understanding the importance of cleanliness in the stables;
2.4          Demonstrate saddling, bridling and rugging-up.

Note:  A holder of the ‘C’ Certificate of the Pony Club qualifies for this badge.

HOSTESS

1.     Entertain the tester, or someone chosen by her, e.g. at morning coffee, afternoon tea, a party, or a suitable Guide event.

2.     Know, and where possible demonstrate, the chief things to remember when entertaining a guest or guests:
2.1          Coming to stay, e.g. Preparation of room, laying of table etc.
2.2          Coming for a party or similar function. E.g. Invitations, introductions, arrangement of rooms, refreshments, washroom arrangements.

3.     Write letters:
3.1          Inviting to a party or similar event;
3.2          Inviting a friend to stay;
3.3          Accepting an invitation, refusing an invitation (one to be formal).
3.4          Thanking after a visit.

Note:  The tester to select two to be written at the test.

INTERPRETER (BIENNIAL)

1.     Read, write and converse in two languages and use a phrase book intelligently.

2.     Answer questions that would probably be asked by a foreign visitor on arrival in this country.

3.     3.1          Help a visitor from abroad on a shopping expedition, interpret her needs and know the relative values of the two currencies.
3.2          Take a visitor from abroad on a sight-seeing expedition in her own locality.

4.     Help a visitor from abroad to plan a journey. Know where all necessary information can be obtained.

5.     Know in which country/countries the language of her choice is the native tongue, and whether it is/they are member/members of the World Association; know the uniform(s), badges of the Guide Association(s) of the country/countries and the National Flag(s).

Note:  The tester may impersonate a foreign visitor if necessary.

KNITTER

 

1.     Knit one of the following:
1.1          A pair of socks or stockings with heel;
1.2          A pair of gloves with fingers;
1.3          A jersey or cardigan.

2.     Knit or crochet one other garment, e.g. Cap, hood, pair of mittens with thumbs, bedroom slippers etc.

3.     Follow printed knitting directions.

4.     4.1          Turn a heel;
4.2          Finish foot of sock from where decreasing begins;
4.3          Divide stitches and knit one finger of glove;
4.4          Follow written instructions for decreasing a shaped cap.

Note:  The article in clause 1 may be knitted on a machine. Printed knitting instructions may be used.

KNOTTER

1.     1.1          Tie each of the following knots neatly and correctly:- bowline, clove-hitch, donkey hitch, double overhand, fisherman’s, man harness, packer’s reef, round turn and two half hitches, sheet-bend, timber hitch.
1.2          Demonstrate the use of any three of the above knots chosen by the tester.

2.     2.1          Construct a tripod.
2.2          Demonstrate square, diagonal and snake lashing; make a gadget using at least two of these.

3.     3.1          Re-lay the ends of a rope.
3.2          Demonstrate three of the following: -
                    sail-maker’s whipping, west-country whipping, simple whipping, back splice, eye splice.

4.     Make one of the following: lanyard, dog lead, string bag, hammock, or equivalent approved by the tester.

LANGUAGE (FOR THE DEAF)

 

1.     Write and tell the names of:
1.1          10 things used in the house;
1.2          10 things used in school or at work;
1.3          6 things used for sewing;
1.4          10 things to be seen out-of-doors in a town;
1.5          10 things to be seen out-of-country;
1.6          10 Guide words, e.g. Camp, hike, patrol etc;
1.7          6 ways of cooking;
1.8          6 colours

2.     2.1          Act with her Patrol a story to show that she understands each of the Guide Laws.

OR

2.2   Make a collection of pictures showing people keeping the Laws.

Write a short letter applying for a job, or asking a friend to tea, or telling a friend something she will be pleased to hear.

LAUNDRESS

1.     Wash and finish:
1.1          A white cotton article;
1.2          A coloured cotton garment;
1.3          A garment made from rayon or other synthetic fibre;
1.4          A woolen garment;
1.5          A pair of socks or stockings.
One garment in 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 is to have inset sleeves.

2.     Describe the routine of washing day either with or without a washing machine.
Show knowledge of stain removal and use of water starch.

Note:  Some parts of the syllabus must be demonstrated at the test.

LIFESAVER (BIENNIAL)

1.     Throw a life-line to a person at least 10m away.

2.     For at least two minutes:-

2.1          Using a manikin or wearing mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the expired air mouth-to-nose method and mouth-to-mouth method. Demonstrate the action to be taken in case of vomiting by the patient.
2.2          Demonstrate one other method of artificial respiration on a patient, Treat for shock.

3.     Demonstrate in the water:
3.1          One method of release from each of the following clutches:
                    wrist, neck, body and from behind;
3.2          Tow subject 20m by:-
                    (i)single-handed method;
                    (ii)          double-handed method;
                    (iii)         ‘tired swimmer’ method.

4.     From the surface of the water recover from the bottom at a depth of at least 2m, an object approximately 2.5kg and bring it to land. If the candidate fails at her first attempt, the test must be repeated three times and must be successfully completed on each occasion.

5.     Enter the water feet first from at least 2m making shallowest possible entry, swim 200m with head up approach, submerge to pass and approach subject from behind, support for 30 seconds, and tow 20m using any method other than those used in clause 3. Land subject correctly.

Note:  A holder of the R.I.S.S Bronze Medallion (renewed within 5 years) is exempt from clauses 2, 4 and 5.

LOCAL HISTORY

1.     Visit a building or area of interest and give an account of her discoveries.

2.     Know a story of the vicinity in the past, or describe the area at one period in the past.

3.     Choose one of the following and discover something about it; a local legend, custom or craft; or discover the origin of six local place names.

Know something of the lives of three people who have played an interesting role in the history of Singapore.

MAP READER

1.     Understand the meaning of:
1.1          Conventional mapping signs;
1.2          Scale;
1.3          National Grid (in use on Ordnance Survey maps)

2.     Show how to use a compass (sixteen points); find direction by the sun and stars.

3.     Be able to find the way from one point to another, following;
3.1          A street map;
3.2          An Ordnance Survey map.
                    One of these to be selected by the tester for demonstration.

4.     4.1          Set a map;
4.2          Make a sketch map from a description given by the tester;
4.3          Write a description from an Ordnance Survey map of a 5km to 8km walk, chosen by the tester

Bring a self-made map of a small area chosen previously by the tester.

MINSTREL

1.     Play:
1.1          The National Anthem from memory;
1.2          A march or folk dance.

2.     Piano:
Play scales and common chord arpeggios in major and relative minor keys up to four sharps and four flats.
Recorder:
Play scales in major and relative minor keys up to two sharps and two flats and one octave of the open chromatic scale.

Note:  This clause must be adapted for string players, but should not exceed in difficulty Grade 4 of the Associated Board examinations. The object is accuracy rather than speed.

3.     Play two contrasted pieces, one by a classical composer and one by a modern composer.

4.     Read simple music at sight.

Note:

(i)      This test may include any instrument and is intended to meet the needs of candidates of widely differing opportunities. The pieces chosen must be properly played though there is no exact standard of efficiency; the test to be suited to the candidate’s age.
(ii)     The tester may award the badge to a candidate who has passed a recognized musical examination at Grade 4 level or higher provided she possess clause (1.1) and (1.2).

NATURALIST

1.     Make a survey of a particular area for 8 to 10 weeks. Identify its flora and fauna; make notes of their distribution and inter-relationship. Do her best to preserve the environment.

2.     Make a collection of 10 plant specimens and 5 animal specimens found in the area under investigation. (Plant specimens are to be mounted on herbarium sheets; animal specimens to be kept in drying specimen bottles.)

3.     Referring to the area under investigation, pass 2 of the following clauses:
3.1          Make a detailed study of 5 different animals as regards to their adaptation to their mode of life;
3.2          Study 10 plants, which may include trees, grasses and wild flowers; describe their leaves, flowers and fruits. Know how the flowers are pollinated and how the seeds are dispersed;
3.3          Identify 5 birds by their appearance, flight, call or song. Make a detailed study of them as regards to adaptation to their mode of life.

Note:  For clauses 1 and 3, take photographs (where possible) and make drawings to illustrate the flora and fauna under study.

NEEDLEWOMAN

1.     Have a working knowledge of:
1.1          The correct use of a pattern, including planning on material and cutting out;
1.2          The use of a sewing machine;
                    Note:      If no machine is available, this clause may be omitted.
1.3          At least two methods of making seams;
1.4          One or two methods of disposing of fullness;
1.5          Neatening a raw edge;
1.6          Setting in a sleeve;
1.7          Making a button-hole.

2.     Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1. Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester. One garment only may be made at school within the last 12 months.

Answer questions concerning day-to-day repairs on her own garments; bring to the test one or two examples of repairs she has done.

PATHFINDER (BIENNIAL)

1.     Know her neighbor thoroughly, so that she can direct a stranger within a radius of 1km (town) or 2km (country) of her home or Guide HQ to the nearest churches, doctor, telephone, postbox, post and/or telegraph office, garage and/or filling station, police station, bus and railway stations, town hall and other well-known buildings: give approximate time needed to reach each place. At the test draw a rough sketch map showing the way and the distance from one given point to another. Know to what places main roads lead to.

2.     Show the ability to give clear directions to enable a stranger to find her way to any place within a 8km radius, using the public transport available. The place is to be chosen by the tester.

3.     Know the opening hours of the local shops, garages, petrol stations, post office and library.

Use a compass to find 16 points. Find the cardinal points using the stars and the sun. Find the way from one given place to another by the use of a compass and by means of an Ordnance Survey Map or street map. Point out on the map the route taken.

PEACE PATCH

This badge can be conducted by Guiders who have collected the Peace packages from Guide House.

PHOTOGRAPHER

1.     Know the functions of the different parts of the camera. I.e. Lens, shutter and stops.

2.     Explain briefly what causes the production of a negative and a positive (print).

3.     Bring to the test ten photographs which she has taken, developed and printed during the previous nine months; the prints to be mounted in any of the usual ways. The subjects are to include at least five of the following:
3.1          Interior;
3.2          Portrait;
3.3          Landscape;
3.4          Architecture;
3.5          Action;
3.6          Copy of a photograph, a drawing or a painting;
3.7          Flowers;
3.8          Birds, animals, insects.

Describe the conditions in which the photographs in clause 3 were taken; how the negatives were developed and the prints made; what materials were used.

PIONEER

1.     Show that she can use an axe and saw; know how to look after them.

2.     Be prepared to make and use 2 of the following:
2.1          Emergency Shelter;
2.2          A ladder;
2.3          A means of crossing a stream.

3.     Follow a map through an area unknown to her and make three discoveries to be indicated by the tester.

4.     Light a fire out-of-doors and boil 250ml of water in twenty minutes.

Note:  The tester must be a qualified person nominated by the Commissioner for Camp.

READER

 

1.     1.1          Read a book in any language, written by one of the Eastern authors;
1.2          Read a story book written by one of the Western authors.

1.3           Read at least 2 of the following books related to Scouting/Guiding

-         The Wolf that Never Sleeps

-         Window on My Heart

-         Scouting for Boys

 

2.     Choose and read a book appropriate to each of four of the following headings;
2.1          Science or nature;
2.2          Travel or exploration;
2.3          A foreign country;
2.4          History;
2.5          Biography;
2.6          A book of poems.

3.     Show how to use a book of reference and the index of a book.

Read aloud:
4.1               A passage of her own choice from a sacred book;
4.2               A passage chosen by the tester.

RESCUER (BIENNIAL)

1.     Swim 100m.

2.     Demonstrate in the water:
2.1          One method of release from each of the following clutches:
                    wrist, neck, body and from behind;
2.2          Tow subject 20m by:
                    (i)single-handed method;
                    (ii)          double-handed method.

3.     For at least two minutes:
3.1          Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the expired air mouth-to-nose method, and mouth-to-mouth. Demonstrate the action to be taken in case of vomiting by the patient;
3.2          Demonstrate one other method of artificial respiration on a patient, Treat for shock.

4.     4.1          Row a boat alone and with others; get into it from the water;
4.2          Answer questions to show that she is aware of the dangers of tides currents etc.

5.     Know how to treat: bleeding, shock, snake and dog bites.

6.     Know how to: give the alarm for fire, call up the police and fire brigade, rescue a person from a smoke filled room, ie. By dragging and lowering on a rope from a window.

7.     Know how to: hold back a crowd (with others), behave in a crush, e.g. in a panic caused by fire etc, in theatre or train station.

Throw a lifeline to reach a person 12m away.

SCRIBE

1.     Keep a patrol log or a minute book for two consecutive months.

2.     Keep accounts for a patrol or personal fund for two consecutive months.

3.     Hand prints the Guide Law.

4.     Know how money can be sent through the post, and how to write cheques.

5.     At the test, be prepared to write any of the following:
5.1          A letter inviting neighbouring Guides to spend an afternoon with her Company;
5.2          A letter accepting such an invitation;
5.3          A letter explaining her absence from the weekly Guide meeting;
5.4          A letter of thanks for money received, either personally or on behalf of the patrol;
5.5          An order to a shop enclosing money;
5.6          An application for a post.

Summarise a newspaper article using not more than one-third of the words use in the original.

SICK NURSE (BIENNIAL)

1.     The Nurse
Know the qualities needed in a sick nurse, and able to illustrate these by giving examples. Know the sick nurse’s duties with regard to her own health.

2.     The Room
Know the good points to look for when choosing a sick room, and how to make the best use of the ventilation and lighting available. Know how to clean and tidy a room without raising the dust.

3.     Infection
Know how infection is spread and the simple precautions to be taken when nursing an infectious patient at home. Know how to disinfect crockery and linen.

4.     Bedside Nursing
Know where is her own area backrests, commodes and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed. Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets and arranging the pillows comfortably. Know the uses of a draw-sheet and mackintosh and how these can be improvised. Know what is needed for the morning and evening toilet, how to help a patient to wash in bed, give a mouth wash and brush hair gently. Know which areas of a patient’s body are subject to pressure in bed and how soreness of these areas can be prevented. Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair. Take and record the temperature, pulse and respiration rate.

5.     Diet
Know the constituents of a well-balanced diet and why this is necessary for recovery. Prepare and serve one of the following: egg, oatmeal, plain porridge, fresh fruit drink or flavoured milk drink. Set an invalid’s tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

6.     Medicines
Show how to give medicines by mouth. Know how to store medicines and pills so that they can be of no danger to small children.

7.     Dressing and Bandaging
Show how to apply a cold compress, a hot compress and a clean dry dressing to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

8.     Observation
Know what to include in a report for a doctor.

Note:  The tester must be a State Registered Nurse, or an instructor in home nursing. The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge:
            (i)    St. John Ambulance Brigade – Basic Home Nursing Certificate;
                                                                         - Adult Home Nursing Certificate.

Note:  Examinations and instruction must be conducted in accordance with the rules of the body concerned.

SICK NURSE (BIENNIAL) (Extension Section only)

1.     Understand:

1.1.The preparation of a sick room, its ventilation and heating. The preparation of the bed for the patient: changing sheets; the prevention of bed-sores; washing and dressing a patient;

1.2.The use of room and clinical thermometers. Pulses and respiration;

1.3.The growth and prevention of germs. The general symptoms of disease that would necessitate sending for a doctor. The precautions necessary when dealing with a case of tuberculosis at home;

1.4.Administration of medicine and the external application of remedies. Treatment with heat and cold including fomentations;

1.5.Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

2.     Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

Note:  (i)      If necessary the candidate may be tested on a theoretical knowledge of some clauses, provided that she is able to give instructions so that others can carry out the correct treatment;
            (ii)   The tester must be a trained nurse or other qualified person.

SIGNALLER (BIENNIAL)

The test may be taken in morse (flags, buzzer, tapper, lamp etc) or semaphore.

1.     Know the alphabet: read five blocks of five blocks of give letters each with no mistakes.

2.     Signal and receive short messages out of talking range.

Note:  Style, rhythm, accuracy and the ability to get a message through should be aimed at rather than speed.

SINGER

1.     Sustain an alto part or descant while the tester or someone else sings the other part,

2.     Sing from memory, with or without accompaniment, two songs in contrasting styles and mood, from the following language medium:
Malay, Chinese, Indian, English.

3.     Sing one song of own choice.

4.     Sing at first sight, with or without words, to a simple stepwise tune
(Staff or Solfa notation may be chosen).

Note:  The following are to be taken into account by the tester: quality of tone; clarity of words; style in delivery; vitality and swing in the rhythm; selection of song.

SPEAKER

1.     Say from memory a short poem or passage of verse of her choice, lasting not less than one minute and not more than two minutes.

2.     After a short time for preparation, read aloud a passage provided by the tester.

3.     3.1Introduce and thank a visitor at a meeting;
3.2Prepare and take Guide prayers, or speak for not less than three minutes on a subject given to her five minutes beforehand.

Talk with the tester about something interesting which she has done or seen recently.

STALKER

1.     Be thoroughly familiar with Camp Fire Yarn No. 14 in ‘Scouting for Boys’.

2.     Have stalked and observed at least four wild animals or birds; bring to the test a log of these observations, illustrated with sketches and/or photographs.

3.     Demonstrate:
3.1          ‘Freezing’, showing perfect self-control and balance;
3.2          Stalking, using the correct positions.

4.     Explain the significance of wind, background, hiding place, skyline, sound and self-control.

5.     Stalk a person unobserved for at least 1.5km and, through observation and deduction, give a description that would serve to identify the person.

Understand how the practice of observation makes her more useful generally.

STARGAZER

1.     Keep a log or notebook over a period of three months giving observations of stars, moon and planets (if any), visible from a window, garden, street, in or near her own home.
Note:       There should be at least one entry per week, made regularly at approximately the same time in the evening.

2.     Demonstrate with diagrams, drawings or models (preferably models) the relative position and size if the sun, moon, earth and other planets; show their movements.

3.     Point out in the sky:
3.1          At least four constellations visible all the year round;
3.2          At least four constellations not visible all year round;
3.3          At least four first magnitude stars; know to which constellations they belong and at what time of year are they visible.

Obtain a compass direction from the stars.

STITCHERY

1.     Make a tray cloth, dressing-table cover or equivalent, in material of suitable weave, embroidered with any of the following counted thread stitches:
1.1          Cross stitch;
1.2          Back stitch;
1.3          Double running (Holbein) stitch;
1.4          Pulled fabric stitches;
1.5          Needle weaving;
1.6          Canvas stitches.

Note:  The article must be finished with mitred corners and hemstitched border. Bought hemstitching is not permissible.

2.     Make an apron, child’s garment, article of underwear, piece of table linen, or equivalent, showing one or more of the following stitches:
2.1          Faggot stitch;
2.2          Chain stitch;
2.3          Buttonhole or blanket stitch;
2.4          Stern stitch;
2.5          Application of lace.

Note:  Transfers, if used, are to be chosen and ironed on by the worker.

3.     Make an article showing one of the following:
3.1          Smocking;
3.2          Patchwork;
3.3          Quilting;
3.4          Appliqué work;
3.5          Cutwork (Broderie, Anglaise or Richelieu)

Note:  The candidate should show by her choice of material that she appreciated the traditional characteristics of the type of work chosen. Smocking should be worked either on a plain material such as gingham; quilting on linen, pure silk with a dull finish or cotton poplin.

SWIMMER (BIENNIAL)

1.     Swim 50m by crawl in 1 min.

2.     Swim 50m breast stroke.

3.     Swim 50m by life-saving backstroke.

4.     From the surface of the water, recover from the bottom, in a depth of at least 2m, an object approximately 2.5kg and bring it to land. If the candidate fails at her first attempt, the test must be repeated three times and must be successfully completed on each occasion.

5.     Dive from a height of at least 1m.

6.     Float motionless for at least 30 seconds (not necessarily horizontally).

Note:  Swimming and diving are to be judged on style.

SWIMMER (Extension Section only)

1.     Get into the water with a frock or overall on and swim in it.
Note:       A belt may be worn and the frock tucked in after entry into the water.

2.     Swim 25m with ease, using any modified stroke in prone.
Note:       If swimming in prone is impossible, a modified back stroke may be used.

3.     Swim 25m with ease, using any modified back stroke.
Note:       If swimming back is impossible, a modified stroke in prone may be used.

4.     4.1          Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 1.75m and convey it by any means a distance of not less than 10m;
OR
4.2          For a candidate without use of legs or having one limb missing: Pick up an object from a depth of not less than 1.5m.
 Note:      Any light weighted object may be used to which a handle made of cord or cork may be attached.

5.     Make a head-first entry into the water from a height of not less than 1m.
Note:       (i)      Enter head-first, rolling from the side of the pool is permitted.
                   (ii)If this is impossible, the following may be substituted:
                                Perform a somersault in the water.

6.     Float motionless for 20 seconds or tread water for 20 seconds.

7.     Put on a lifebuoy or inflated tube in the water.
Note:       Neither speed in swimming nor style is to be taken into account. To avoid overtiring the candidate, the whole test need not be taken in one day.

THRIFT

1.     Having a savings account of at least 3 months’ standing and show that she has added to it regularly from her savings or pocket money.

2.     Bring a certificate from her parents stating that she is not wasteful in the home and is keeping her belongings in good condition.

3.     Bring to the test an article that proves that she is thrifty. E.g. repairing toys or equivalent.

Answer questions on the real meaning of thrift and keep a notebook over a period of at least a month of ways in which she is able to put thrift into practice.

TOTAL DEFENCE

 

Bronze Level

1.      To explain TOTAL DEFENCE (TD) and its necessity.

2.     To provide incentive to participate in Total Defence.

Silver Level     

1.     To demonstrate understanding of Total Defence and provide opportunities for participation in TD Related Activities in and out of school.

2.     To highlight necessity of students involvement, and encourage interest to learn more about TD.

Gold Level

To enable students to demonstrate leadership in organizing Total Defence activities in and out of the school environment.

TOYMAKER

1.     Make a toy of her choice.

2.     Pass two of the following:

2.1               Make two different animals of some soft material, or one material of one animal and one rag doll, the face to be painted or embroidered. Cut-out patterns may be used.
2.2               Make two different vehicles with movable wheels from wood, cork or other material.
2.3               Make a wool ball on card frame and a bird or beast with scraps of coloured wool, suitable for a tiny baby.
2.4               Dress a doll, the clothes to be removable and similar to those of a baby or toddler. The doll may be that submitted in clause (2.1).
2.5               Make a room of doll’s house from a box; paint, paper and furnish it completely, using oddments and scraps.
2.6               Make a scrapbook to include one page of original illustrations or an original story, e.g. a fairy story, nature story, heroic story.
2.7               Make a model farmyard or doll’s house.

TRAVELLER

1.     Make the following preparations for a visit she is intending to make to a foreign country.
1.1Through books, personal contacts etc. Make herself acquainted with the country, including its monetary system, food, rates of exchange, vaccination regulations, rules of road, National Anthem, flag and Guide uniform and type of clothes suitable to be worn there.
1.2Know how to obtain a passport.
1.3Know where to obtain help abroad should an emergency occur.

2.     Know the custom regulations of her own country as they apply to herself

3.     Be able to talk in an interesting way about her country.

4.     Wear uniform correctly and know the rules concerning the wearing of uniform when travelling abroad. Know how to obtain an International Letter of Introduction.

Note:  The badge is awarded after the visit has been made.

WOODSMAN

 

1.     Study 10 different species of trees. Identify their twigs, flowers, fruit, leaves and bark. Make leaf prints or back rubbings of three of them.

2.     2.1          Sharpen a sheath knife or jack knife.
2.2          Make an article from natural wood, e.g. whistle, walking stick, spoon, or egg cup.
2.3          Show that she can use an axe or saw, know how to look after it.

Identify 6 different woods and give their uses.

WORLD FRIENDSHIP

1.     Know the main facts about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

2.     Talk in an interesting way about her own country, including Guiding, to a visitor from abroad. (The tester may impersonate the visitor, if necessary).

3.     Pass one of the following clauses:
3.1          Make friends with someone from another country, and entertain her on at least two occasions (e.g. On outings, at home, at Guide meetings). Learn a few phrases in the language of her friend and know something about her country, including the Girl Guide Association(s), the uniforms and badges.
OR
3.2          Correspond with a Guide from another country for at least one year and show the tester copies of letters written and received and material exchanged etc. Know something of the history and traditions of her pen-friend’s country and of the Guide Association(s) there, including the uniforms and badges.
Note:       Before exchanging material, custom regulations should be studied.

4.     Give some help to refugees, or people in under-developed countries, either through her school, her Guide Company or as an individual. Name two organizations that give aid, and give a brief description of the work of one of them.

Pass one of the following clauses:
5.1               Organise a Thinking Day Ceremony.
5.2               Prepare and organize activity to stimulate the Company’s interest in Guiding in other countries.
5.3               Plan a visit to another country and tell the tester why she would like to visit it. Give details of route, approximate cost, what she would expect to see there, and the currency used. Know something of Guiding in that country.
 5.4              Recognise the Guide uniform of four countries of her own choice. Dress a doll in the uniform of one of them. Find out something about Guiding in this country and discuss it with the tester.

WRITER

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

2.     Write one of the following:
2.1          A dramatic sketch taking at least 10 min to perform;
2.2          A short poem in recognized verse form.
2.3          An article or campfire yarn of not less than two hundred words;
2.4          An essay on her favourite hero or heroine.

3.     At the test, write:
3.1          A letter of at least two hundred words describing an incident she has enjoyed.
3.2          An exercise in punctuation given by the tester.

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