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The royal family have had a long association with Guiding.  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was a Guide Commissioner, the Queen was a Guide and a Sea Ranger, her sister Princes Margaret was a Brownie, Guide and Sea Ranger, and the Queen's daughter, Princess Anne, was a Brownie and Guide.


As Scouting had a King's Scout award, it was suggested that Guiding could have a Queen's Guide Award, named after Queen Elizabeth, wife to King George VI, and later known as the Queen Mother.

1946 Guide Handbook - Queen's Guide Award


"Her Majesty the Queen has given permission for the institution of a Queen's Guide Award, the syllabus is as follows:

1. Be a First-Class Guide and hold either the Little House or Woodcraft Emblem.

2. Be recommended by the Court of Honour and known personally to the District Commissioner, whose responsibility is to endorse the recommendation.

3. Be capable of a sustained effort of service, to groups or individuals, to consist of:

a) Regular service over a period of 12 weeks in the home, school, church or local community.

b) At least 12 weeks' work for an overseas community which would take the form of regular letter-writing, or the making and collection of equipment, toys or scrapbooks for the benefit of the community.

c) Three unexpected jobs given by the District Commissioner at different times in this period.

4. Finally, take a "Be Prepared" test, the arrangements for which shall be the responsibility of a Diploma'd Guider or her nominee.

Note - It is the responsibility of the District Court of Honour to consider annually whether the standard maintained by holders of the Queen's Guide Award is such that the badge may continue to be worn.

Conditions Of The Award

1. The candidate should still be a Guide when she gains the Award (being ready for the final test before her seventeenth birthday).

2. The bade is the First-Class Badge surmounted by a crown; after the Guide leaves the Company she should continue to wear the Queen's Guide Badge in the same form as the First-Class Badge is at present worn, i.e. cloth for Ranger, metal for Cadets and Guiders."

1947 POR - Queen's Guide Award


The candidate must still be a Guide when she gains the Award (being ready for the final test before her seventeenth birthday).


1. Be a First Class Guide and hold either the Little House or Woodcraft Emblem.

2. Be recommended by the Court of Honour and known personally to the District Commissioner, whose responsibility it is to endorse the recommendation.

3. Be capable of a sustained effort of service, to groups or individuals, to consist of:

a) Regular service over a period of twelve weeks in the home, school, church or local community.

b) At least twelve weeks' work for an Overseas Community, which could take the form of regular letter writing, or the making and collection of equipment, toys or scrap books for the benefit of the community.

c) Three unexpected jobs given by the District Commissioner at different times in this period.

4. Finally, take a "Be Prepared" test, the arrangements for which shall be the responsibility of a Diploma'd Guider or her nominee.

Note. - It is the responsibility of the District Court of Honour to consider annually whether the standard maintained by the holders of the Queen's Guide Award is such that the badge may continue to be worn.  The Green and Blue First Class badges do not qualify for this Award.

1950 POR - Queen's Guide Award


The candidate must still be a Guide when she gains the Award, being ready for the final test before her sixteenth birthday.  The application form should be sent in not later than the sixteenth birthday, and the final test completed as soon after sending in the form as possible, taking into consideration the candidate's school commitments.

1. Be a First Class Guide and hold either the Little House or Woodcraft Emblem.  Candidates holding the Little House Emblem must also hold one badge from the Woodcraft Emblem.

2. Be recommended by the Court of Honour and known personally to the District Commissioner, whose responsibility it is to endorse the recommendation.

3. Be capable of a sustained effort of service, to groups of individuals, to consist of:

a) Regular service over a period of twelve weeks in the home, school, church or local community.

b) At least 12 weeks' work for an individual or community in the British Commonwealth or Empire overseas.

Where the candidate cannot find suitable service for herself (through her own church, school, or friends, etc.) she can apply to the Overseas Department, I.H.Q.  Such application must be forwarded through the District Commissioner.  Correspondence with a "pen" friend can only be accepted if it has been kept up for a much longer period than the three months, and has had some definite purpose in view.

c) Three unexpected jobs given by the District Commissioner at different times in this period.

4. Finally, take a "Be Prepared" test, the arrangements for which shall be the responsibility of a Diploma's Guider or her nominee.

Note. - It is the responsibility of the District Court of Honour to consider annually whether the standard maintained by holders of the Queen's Guide Award is such that the badge may continue to be worn.  The Green and Blue First Class Badges do not qualify for this award.

1953 POR - Queen's Guide


The candidate must still be a Guide when she gains the badge, being ready for the final test before her sixteenth birthday.  The application form should be sent in not later than the sixteenth birthday, and the final test completed as soon after sending in the form as possible, taking into consideration the candidate's school commitments.  Applications must be made on the special Queen's Guide form.  A leaflet, giving full particulars of the test, is on sale at Guide Headquarters.

The candidate must:

1. Be a First Class Guide and hold either the Little House or Woodcraft Emblem.  Candidates holding the Little House Emblem must also hold either the Pioneer or Hiker badge.

2. The following reports are required:

From the Company Court of Honour.

From the Guide Captain.

From the Commandant of a week's (or two week-ends) camp, which the candidate has reently attended (recently, to be interpreted as being generally witin the last eighteen months).

From the District Commissioner, based on her personal knowledge of the candidate.

3. a) Home Service: The candidate must prove herself capable of a sustained effort of service to a group or individual in home, school, church or local community.  Where she is not already doing some such form of service anything undertaken should be maintained for at least three months before a report is given.

b) Overseas Service: The candidate must choose a country within the British Commonwealth and Empire overseas and prove in some practical way that she has increased her knowledge of, and interest in, it.  (This may be shown by making a scrap-book or collection, by correspondence with a pen-friend, by interesting her patrol, or in any way approved by the District Commissioner).  She must also make or collect something which she has found to be acceptable and send it to an individual or community in her chosen country.  It is the responsibility of the district Commissioner to see that effort has been put into this test, real interest aroused, and that any work sent abroad is of a high standard.

c) Commissioner's Test: The candidate shall prove her reliability, good manners and ability to work with or under other people by carrying out three jobs arranged by the District Commissioner.

It is the responsibility of the Division Commissioner to check that ll these parts of the test have been carried out.

4. The candidate shall take a 'Be Prepared' test, arranged by an independent tester, appointed by the County.  This shall test whether the candidate can apply the knowledge for which she wears badges, has courtesy and common sense, and can act promptly and intelligently in emergencies.  Re-tests will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances.

1957 POR - Queen's Guide


The candidate must still be a Guide when she gains the badge, being ready for the final test before her sixteenth birthday.

1. Be a First Class Guide.

2. a) Hold the Woodcraft Emblem; or

b) Hold the Little House Emblem and one of the following badges: Camper, Hiker, Pioneer.

3. The following are to submit reports:

a) The Company Court of Honour.

b) Her Captain.

c) The Commandant of a camp (two week-ends or one week) attended within approximately eighteen months.

d) Her District Commissioner from personal knowledge.

4. a) Home Service: Prove capable of a sustained effort of service, of at least three months, to a group of individual attached to home, school, church, or local community.

A report of the service is required.

b) Overseas Service: Choose a country within the British Commonwealth overseas.

i) Prove in some practical way that she has increased her knowledge and interest in it, e.g. make a scrap book or collection, correspond with a pen friend, interest her patrol in the country.

ii) Having ascertained a particular need, send a gift or a collection to an individual or group in the chosen country.

Note: The District Commissioner is responsible for approving these projects and for satisfying herself that a real effort has been made and that any work sent overseas is of a high standard.

5. Commissioner's Test: Carry out three jobs arranged by the District Commissioner proving herself reliable, courteous, and co-operative in working with and under other people.

Note: The Division Commissioner is to satisfy herself that clauses 1-5 have been carried out.

6. The 'Be Prepared' Test: A test to ascertain whether the candidate can apply her knowledge and act promptly and intelligently in emergencies.  Courtesy and common sense are to be taken into consideration.

Note: i) The tester for Clause 6 is appointed by the County.  Re-tests are permitted only in exceptional circumstances.

ii) The Queen's Guide application form is to be completed and sent in before the candidate's sixteenth birthday, and clause 6 tested as soon afterwards as possible, consideration being given to school commitments.  Details of the test are contained in a leaflet on sale at C.H.Q.

1960 POR - Queen's Guide


Either of the following syllabuses may be used between 1st January and 30th September 1960.  If the first syllabus is taken the whole test must be completed by 30th September 1960.  After that date only the second syllabus may be taken.


First Syllabus

The candidate must still be a Guide when she gains the badge, being ready for the final test before her sixteenth birthday.

1. Be a First Class Guide.

2. a) Hold the Woodcraft Emblem; or

b) Hold the Little House Emblem and one of the following badges: Camper, Hiker, Pioneer.

3. The following are to submit reports: 

a) The company Court of Honour.

b) Her Captain.

c) The Commandant of a camp (two week-ends or one week) attended within approximately eighteen months.

d) Her District Commissioner from personal knowledge.

4. a) Home Service: Prove capable of a sustained effort of service, of at least three months, to a group or individual attached to home, school, church, or local community.

A report of the service is required.

b) Overseas Service: Choose a country within the British Commonwealth overseas:

i) Prove in some practical way that she has increased her knowledge and interest in it, e.g. make a scrap book or collection, correspond with a pen friend, interest her patrol in the country.

ii) Having ascertained a particular need, send a gift or a collection to an individual or group in the chosen country.

Note: The District Commissioner is responsible for approving these projects and for satisfying herself that a ral effort has been made and that any work sent overseas is of a high standard.

5. Commissioner's Test: Carry out three jobs arranged by the District Commissioner proving herself reliable, courteous, and co-operative in working with and under other people.

6. The 'Be Prepared' Test: A test to ascertain whether the candidate can apply her knowledge and act promptly and intelligently in emergencies.  Courtesy and common sense are to be taken into consideration.

Note: i) The Division Commissioner is to satisfy herself that clauses 1-5 have been carried out and reports entered on the Queen's Guide application form.  This form is to be sent in before the candidate's sixteenth birthday.  Clause 6 is to be tested as soon as possible, consideration being given to school commitments.

ii) The tester for Clause 6 is appointed by the County.  Re-tests are permitted only in exceptional circumstances.

iii) Details of the final test (Clause 6) are supplied with the application form.


Second Syllabus

1. Be a First Class Guide and show that she is trying to carry out the Guide ideals of service in the community, i.e. at home, at school or work, and at her place of worship.

2. a) Organise and take charge of a patrol camp, either as part of the Patrol Camp Permit test or after gaining the Permit; or hold the Woodcraft Emblem.

b) Hold the Little House Emblem.

c) Hold one of the following badges: Emergency Helper, First Aid, Lifesaver, Rescuer, Sick Nurse.

d) Hold the Commonwealth Knowledge badge.

e) Hold any two badges of her own choice.

3. For a period of at least three months undertake some for of sustained service to an individual or group connected with her home, school, work, place of worship, or local community.

4. During the time that she is a Queen's Guide candidate use her badge skills and knowledge to give service in one of the following ways, to be selected by the District Commissioner:

a) Look after one or two children for a day to give the mother a rest.

b) Help to look after an elderly or sick person for a day.

c) Work for a day in a hospital or a home for old people or children.

d) Work for a day, for somebody who needs the help, at one of the following: spring-cleaning, interior decorating, cooking, gardening.

e) Help for a day in improving the County, Division, or District camp site, or with repairing, checking, packing and otherwise maintaining the County, Division, or District camp equipment.

f) Make a useful woodcraft collection and take or send it to an Extension or town company or pack.

g) Spend a day, or two half-days, with one or two other Guides in collecting and stacking a supply of kindling and logs for an elderly or other person who needs the help.

h) Conduct a visitor from another country on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of her own neighbourhood or of a nearby town or city.

Note: i) The Application.  The Guide must have completed the First Class test before application is made for the Queen's Guide form.  Application is made by the Captain to the District Commissioner at least six months before the Guide's sixteenth birthday.  Before issuing the form the District Commissioner must consult the Guide's parents, Guiders, and Court of Honour to ascertain whether the Guide has time to complete the requirements before attaining her sixteenth birthday.  When the form is issued the Guide becomes a Queen's Guide candidate.

ii) The Test.  At the time of the application the District Commissioner must consult the Division Commissioner to ensure that the service undertaken, or to be undertaken, under clause 3, is acceptable and that there is a responsible person available to give a report on it.  It is the Division Commissioner's responsibility to decide whether the report is satisfactory.

When the candidate has completed the requirements in clauses 2, 3, and 4, the Captain and the District Commissioner must decide together whether the candidate has done her best to continue to grown in understanding and practice of the Promise, since gaining her First Class badge, and has shown that she is trying to carry out the Guide ideals of service in the community.

The whole test must be completed before the candidate's sixteenth birthday, while she is still a Guide.

1961 POR - Queen's Guide


1. Be a First Class Guide and show that she is trying to carry out the Guide ideals of service in the community, i.e. at home, at school or work, and at her place of worship.

2. a) Organise and take charge of a patrol camp, either as part of the Patrol Camp Permit test or after gaining the Permit; or hold the Woodcraft Emblem.

b) Hold the Little House Emblem.

c) Hold one of the following badges: Emergency Helper, First Aid, Lifesaver, Rescuer, Sick Nurse.

d) Hold the Commonwealth Knowledge badge.

e) Hold any two badges of her own choice.

3. For a period of at least three months undertake some for of sustained service to an individual or group connected with her home, school, work, place of worship, or local community.

4. During the time that she is a Queen's Guide candidate use her badge skills and knowledge to give service in one of the following ways, to be selected by the District Commissioner:

a) Look after one or two children for a day to give the mother a rest.

b) Help to look after an elderly or sick person for a day.

c) Work for a day in a hospital or a home for old people or children.

d) Work for a day, for somebody who needs the help, at one of the following: spring-cleaning, interior decorating, cooking, gardening.

e) Help for a day in improving the County, Division, or District camp site, or with repairing, checking, packing and otherwise maintaining the County, Division, or District camp equipment.

f) Make a useful woodcraft collection and take or send it to an Extension or town company or pack.

g) Spend a day, or two half-days, with one or two other Guides in collecting and stacking a supply of kindling and logs for an elderly or other person who needs the help.

h) Conduct a visitor from another country on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of her own neighbourhood or of a nearby town or city.

Note: i) The Application.  The Guide must have completed the First Class test before application is made for the Queen's Guide form.  Application is made by the Captain to the District Commissioner at least six months before the Guide's sixteenth birthday.  Before issuing the form the District Commissioner must consult the Guide's parents, Guiders, and Court of Honour to ascertain whether the Guide has time to complete the requirements before attaining her sixteenth birthday.  When the form is issued the Guide becomes a Queen's Guide candidate.

ii) The Test.  At the time of the application the District Commissioner must consult the Division Commissioner to ensure that the service undertaken, or to be undertaken, under clause 3, is acceptable and that there is a responsible person available to give a report on it.  It is the Division Commissioner's responsibility to decide whether the report is satisfactory.

When the candidate has completed the requirements in clauses 2, 3, and 4, the Captain and the District Commissioner must decide together whether the candidate has done her best to continue to grown in understanding and practice of the Promise, since gaining her First Class badge, and has shown that she is trying to carry out the Guide ideals of service in the community.

The whole test must be completed before the candidate's sixteenth birthday, while she is still a Guide.

1964 POR - Queen's Guide


1. Be a First Class Guide and show that she is trying to carry out the Guide ideals of service in the community, i.e. at home, at school or work, and at her place of worship.

2. a) Organise and take charge of a patrol camp, either as part of the Patrol Camp Permit test or after gaining the Permit; or hold the Woodcraft Emblem.

b) Hold the Little House Emblem.

c) Hold one of the following badges: Emergency Helper, First Aid, Lifesaver, Rescuer, Sick Nurse.

d) Hold the Commonwealth Knowledge badge.

e) Hold any two badges of her own choice.

3. For a period of at least three months undertake some for of sustained service to an individual or group connected with her home, school, work, place of worship, or local community.

4. During the time that she is a Queen's Guide candidate use her badge skills and knowledge to give service in one of the following ways, to be selected by the District Commissioner: (The District Commissioner may apply to the country's Guide Adviser to substitute a piece of service similar to those already listed.  Such application is to be made before the service is undertaken.)

a) Look after one or two children for a day to give the mother a rest.

b) Help to look after an elderly or sick person for a day.

c) Work for a day in a hospital or a home for old people or children.

d) Work for a day, for somebody who needs the help, at one of the following: spring-cleaning, interior decorating, cooking, gardening.

e) Help for a day in improving the County, Division, or District camp site, or with repairing, checking, packing and otherwise maintaining the County, Division, or District camp equipment.

f) Make a useful woodcraft collection and take or send it to an Extension or town company or pack.

g) Spend a day, or two half-days, with one or two other Guides in collecting and stacking a supply of kindling and logs for an elderly or other person who needs the help.

h) Conduct a visitor from another country on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of her own neighbourhood or of a nearby town or city.

Note: i) The Application.  The Guide must have completed the First Class test by the time she is fifteen years and six months and before application is made for the Queen's Guide form unless special circumstances have made this impossible and permission has been obtained through the usual channels from the country's Guide Adviser for this requirement to be waived.  Application is made by the Captain to the District Commissioner at least six months before the Guide's sixteenth birthday.  Before issuing the form the District Commissioner must consult the Guide's parents, Guiders, and Court of Honour to ascertain whether the Guide has time to complete the requirements before attaining her sixteenth birthday.  When the form is issued the Guide becomes a Queen's Guide candidate.

ii) The Test.  At the time of the application the District Commissioner must consult the Division Commissioner to ensure that the service undertaken, or to be undertaken, under clause 3, is acceptable and that there is a responsible person available to give a report on it.  It is the Division Commissioner's responsibility to decide whether the report is satisfactory.

When the candidate has completed the requirements in clauses 2, 3, and 4, the Captain and the District Commissioner must decide together whether the candidate has done her best to continue to grown in understanding and practice of the Promise, since gaining her First Class badge, and has shown that she is trying to carry out the Guide ideals of service in the community.

The whole test must be completed before the candidate's sixteenth birthday, while she is still a Guide.

1968 Guide Handbook - Queen's Guide


You may become a Queen's Guide and have the honour of wearing the Queen's Guide badge on your uniform if you hold the following:

1. An Eight Point Badge awarded within the last twelve months.

2. The Service Emblem and Service Flash.

3. The Commonwealth Knowledge Badge.

4. The Little House Emblem and Camper Badge and one other badge from the Woodcraft Emblem.

or

The Woodcraft Emblem or Patrol Camp Permit, and two badges from the Little House Emblem.

You may complete the requirements for Queen's Guide in the Ranger Guide Service Section provided you do so before your sixteenth birthday.

1980 Guide Handbook - Queen's Guide


You may wear the Queen's Guide Badge if you:

1. Take a full part in the Promise-centred Eight Point Programme of your Patrol and your Company for at least two years.  Make sufficient progress in each of the Eight Points and in your understanding and carrying out of the Promise to be awarded two Eight Point Badges by your Patrol Leader's Council.  (One of these must have been gained within the last twelve months).

2. Acquire the skill and knowledge necessary to achieve your best in gaining the following Interest Badges:

i) The Little House Emblem and Camper Badge, and one other badge from the Woodcraft Emblem.

or

The Woodcraft Emblem or Patrol Camp Permit, and two badges from the Little House Emblem.

ii) Three badges of your own choice, one taken from the Fitness Emblem, one from the Arts and Crafts Emblem, and one from the World Friendship Emblem.

3. Prepare yourself to give service in the community through gaining the Service Emblem.

Prove that you are carrying out your Promise to 'serve the Queen' by completing clauses 4 and 5.

4. Give real service to some section of the community and, by doing so, gain the Service Flash.

5. Increase your knowledge of the Commonwealth (of which the Queen is Head) or the World (in which the Queen is seen as a Head of State) by gaining the Commonwealth Badge or the World Friendship Badge.

Note: i) You may not use a badge to fulfil the requirements of more than one clause.

ii) If you wish to go on wearing the Queen's Guide Badge, you must keep your knowledge up to date and continue to be of service by renewing your Service Flash annually.

iii) If you start Guides when you are ten years old, make your Promise a month or two after joining the Company, and receive an Eight Point Badge each year for four years at about the anniversary of your Promise Ceremony, you will have to complete the requirements for your Queen's Guide Badge no later than just after your fifteenth birthday.

iv) You may complete the requirements for the Queen's Guide Badge in the Ranger Guide Section, provided that you do so before your sixteenth birthday (see Note iii) and that you hold at least two Eight Point Badges from the Guide Company, one of which you gained during the last twelve months.

1981 Guide Handbook - Queen's Guide


You may wear the Queen's Guide Badge if you:

1. Take a full part in the Promise-centred Eight Point Programme of your Patrol and your Company for at least two years.  Make sufficient progress in each of the Eight Points and in your understanding and carrying out of the Promise to be awarded two Eight Point Badges by your Patrol Leader's Council.  (One of these must have been gained within the last twelve months).

2. Acquire the skill and knowledge necessary to achieve your best in gaining the following Interest Badges:

i) The Little House Emblem and Camper Badge, and one other badge from the Woodcraft Emblem.

or

The Woodcraft Emblem or Patrol Camp Permit, and two badges from the Little House Emblem.

ii) Three badges of your own choice, one taken from the Fitness Emblem, one from the Arts and Crafts Emblem, and one from the World Friendship Emblem.

3. Prepare yourself to give service in the community through gaining the Service Emblem.

Prove that you are carrying out your Promise to 'serve the Queen' by completing clauses 4 and 5.

4. Give real service to some section of the community and, by doing so, gain the Service Flash.

5. Increase your knowledge of the Commonwealth (of which the Queen is Head) or the World (in which the Queen is seen as a Head of State) by gaining the Commonwealth Badge or the World Friendship Badge.

Note: i) You may not use a badge to fulfil the requirements of more than one clause.

ii) If you wish to go on wearing the Queen's Guide Badge, you must keep your knowledge up to date and continue to be of service by renewing your Service Flash annually.

iii) If you start Guides when you are ten years old, make your Promise a month or two after joining the Company, and receive an Eight Point Badge each year for four years at about the anniversary of your Promise Ceremony, you will have to complete the requirements for your Queen's Guide Badge no later than just after your fifteenth birthday.

iv) You may complete the requirements for the Queen's Guide Badge in the Ranger Guide Section, provided that you do so before your sixteenth birthday (see Note iii) and that you hold at least two Eight Point Badges from the Guide Company, one of which you gained during the last twelve months.

In 1983, Queen's Guide moved from being an award for Guides, to being an award for Senior Section.

1987 Queen's Guide Syllabus and Notes booklet


Before you start on the Queen's Guide Syllabus you must have attained your sixteenth birthday and after discussing your commitment to the Promise with your Unit or Group you must be recommended either: by your Unit if you are a Ranger; or, if you are a Young Leader, by your Young Leader Adviser, your Young Leader Group and the Guider of the Unit with which you are working.   You may take these clauses in any order you wish.


1) Complete Part 1 of the Young Leader Scheme or the Ranger Pre-Investiture Challenge.


2) Service in the Community

a) Take part in a training scheme which is new to you and which will enable you to give service within the community, e.g. a course in one of the home arts, a craft, music or religious instruction, or gain a certificate in first aid, child care or as a sports instructor.

Leadership training within The Girl Guides Association or The Scout Association cannot be used.

b) Using the training or qualification gained, take part in a project giving a minimum of fifteen hours of service.


3) Service in Guiding

a) Working with the staff, take an active part in the planning and carrying out of one of the following: a Brownie Pack Holiday; a Guide Camp/Holiday; a District, Division or County Camp.

A minimum of two nights must be spent away.

b) Organise with helpers two of the following, one must include a different Section of the Association from that involved in a):

Brownie Revels

A Thinking Day Celebration

An International Evening

A District Camp Fire or other District Event

A Religious Service or Guide's Own Service

A Public Relations display to promote Guiding.

Your plans must be discussed with the Unit Guider or Commissioner as appropriate.


4) Service in the Home

Do three of the following:

a) Be responsible for all the meals for a household for a whole weekend.

b) Make an outfit for yourself consisting of at least two garments.

c) Redecorate a room.

d) Maintain a garden for six months and keep a record of what you have grown.

e) Make a piece of furniture or recover a chair.

f) Make an ornament or paint a picture.

g) Maintain for six months a wheelchair, bicycle, motorcycle or a car.


5) Service Overseas

a) Demonstrate your knowledge of International Guiding to a Brownie, Guide or Ranger Unit.  This must include information about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the Commonwealth and Branch Associations.

b) Make a study of one aspect of the Commonwealth, e.g. the origins and growth of the Commonwealth; the role of the Commonwealth today; the lives of two of its famous leaders; the most recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference; a Commonwealth country.

c) Know something about the structure and functions of the European Economic Community (EEC), the Council of Europe and the United Nations Organisation (UN).

d) Find out and present (either orally or in writing) a study of one of the developing countries.

e) Either: Provide some form of practical service for a developing country, for example you could support:

Save the Children Fund or a similar organisation.

The Girl Guide Friendship Fund.

A disaster appeal.

A Missionary Society in which your Church is interested.

or:  Carry out some practical service in a developing country.


6) Service as a Citizen

a) Find out about:

The structure of Parliament and the electoral process as well as the position of political parties within it.

and

Local Government.

b) Find out about one aspect of the judicial system.

c) Assess the parts played by the media (newspapers, radio and television) and how they affect the life of your community.

d) Examine the role of the family in society, including that of different cultures and religions from your own, and also identify your own responsibilities.

e) Identify a local issue which is of public concern and research all aspects of it, drawing your own conclusions and presenting a reasoned case in support of your views.


7) Enterprise

a) You must:

i) Hold the Ranger Guide/Young Leader Camp Permit.

ii) Prove to your County Outdoor Activities Adviser that you are competent in the activity which you have chosen for your Enterprise.

iii) Read and understand the Safety Rules (in the Outdoor Manual), and the insurance leaflet (What Every Guider Should Know About Insurance) together with any other publication of the GGA which are relevant to your Enterprise.

b) Plan and take part in an Enterprise which must last for a minimum of three nights.

You must be accompanied by three other Rangers, Young Leaders or Venture Scouts but there must be one other girl in the group besides yourself.  ( Venture Scouts must not have attained their nineteenth birthdays).

Note: Rangers/Young Leaders who are under the age of eighteen years must have written consent from their parents who must also be notified if the group is to include boys.

i) If the Enterprise is carried out in the United Kingdom it must be:

Either

In an area not immediately adjacent to your home and unfamiliar to you.  During the Enterprise you may travel on foot, or on horseback, or by bicycle or by boat.  The distances to be covered must not be less than:

50 miles on foot, 75 miles on horseback, 100 miles by bicycle, from 30-100 miles by boat depending on the type of craft and water conditions (see notes).

Or

In a city or large town which must be at least 30 miles from your home.  If you have visited this city or town before, your Enterprise must challenge and extend your knowledge of it.

ii) If the Enterprise is carried out overseas (see notes):

A Ranger Guide or Young Leader may undertake a Queen's Guide Enterprise abroad.  If a Guider from the United Kingdom is not available, a supervisor from the country concerned is to be appointed through the County Commonwealth and International Adviser.


Visit to the Division Commissioner

When you have completed all seven clauses, visit your Division Commissioner and discuss with her the services you have carried out and your Enterprise and how you think they have helped you for your future.  She will then accompany you when you visit the County Assessment Panel.

The County Assessment Panel will comprise: The County Commissioner, The Ranger or Young Leader's Division Commissioner, The County Ranger Adviser, The County Young Leader Adviser, A person from outside the Association , nominated by the County Executive Committee.  The panel will be convened within six weeks of your completing the syllabus.

1994 Queen's Guide Award Record Book


Before you start on the Queen's Guide Award you must have reached your 16th Birthday and be either a Ranger or a Young Leader or a Guider.

After discussing your commitment to the Promise with your Unit or Group you must be recommended by: your Unit if you are a Ranger; your Young Leader Group, if you are a member of this group; your District Commissioner plus your Guider group or District Team if you are a Guider.

You may take the following clauses in any order you wish:

1) COMPLETE the Discovery Phase of Look Wider or Stage 1 of The Guide Association Leadership Scheme.

If you have previously completed the Ranger Pre-Investiture Challenge or Part 1 of the Young Leader Scheme these may be counted in place of the Discovery Phase of Look Wider.


2) SERVICE IN THE COMMUNITY

a) Take part in a training scheme which is new to you and which will enable you to give service within the community, such as a course in one of the home arts, a craft, music or religious instruction, or gain a certificate in first aid, child care, or as a sports instructor.

Leadership training within The Guide Association or The Scout Association cannot be used.

b) Using the training or qualification gained, take part in a project giving a minimum of 15 hours of service.


3) SERVICE IN GUIDING

a) Working with the staff, take an active part in the planning and carrying out of one of the following:

  • a Brownie pack holiday
  • a Guide Camp or holiday
  • a District, Division or County camp
  • an activity weekend
  • an international event.
A minimum of two nights must be spent away.

b) Organise with helpers two of the following, one of which must include a different Section of the Association from that involved in a):

  • Rainbow Guide Unit event
  • Brownie revels
  • Guide fun day
  • District camp fire or other District event
  • A religious service or Guiders' Own service
  • A public relations display to promote Guiding
or Work as a member of a service team at a Guide Association or Scout Association campsite, outdoor centre or Headquarters giving a minimum of 15 hours service.

c) Share your knowledge of International Guiding with a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger Unit.

or a group of Young Leaders or Guiders.

or a group of Trefoil Guild Members.

This could take the form of an international evening or Thinking day celebrations, or work with a group preparing for an international badge.  In order to do this you should be familiar with the organisation of WAGGGS, Guiding in Europe and Guiding in the Commonwealth.


4) SERVICE IN THE HOME

a) Find out about the role of the family in your own community and that of one other cultural or religious group living in your own area or country.

Explain your role in your family group and how you see this may change in the future.

b) Do three of the following:

i) Be responsible for all the meals for a household for a whole weekend.

ii) Make an outfit for yourself consisting of at least two garments.

iii) Redecorate a room.

iv) Maintain a garden for six months and keep a record of what you have grown.

v) Make a piece of furniture or re-cover a chair.

vi) Make an ornament or paint a picture.

vii) Maintain a wheelchair, bicycle, motorcycle or a car for six months.

viii) Perform an evening of entertainment, such as music or drama, within the home to entertain family or friends.

ix) Play with a child or a small group of children on a regular basis for a six-month period.


5) SERVICE OVERSEAS

a) Gather information about those groups and charities, which offer overseas aid to established, emerging and developing countries or communities.  From the information you have gathered select one group or charity and discover in any way that you choose:

i) The nature of the aid that they offer.

ii) The countries in which they work.

iii) The structure of the organisation.

iv) The way in which they raise money, obtain materials or support staff, etc.

b) Choose one emerging or developing country or community supported by your selected charity.  Find out about that country or community:

i) people

ii) culture and religions

iii) language, dress and diet

iv) political history

v) current economic state

vi) relationship to the European Community, Commonwealth or other major powers.

Discover the support and contributions they receive from world organisations such as the United Nations and World Health Organisation.

c) Provide some form of practical service that will aid

either:

An overseas development or support programme sponsored by The Guide Association.

or

A specific project which your chosen charity or organisation supports.

This should be done preferably for the emerging or developing country or community that you have chosen and can be done in any way.  For example offer practical service in the United Kingdom or overseas, raise funds, work in charity shops, collect materials etc.


6) SERVICE AS A CITIZEN

a) i) Show on a map the boundaries of your local government areas.  Know who represents you for each of these areas; understand who is eligible to vote, and how you register to do so; explain how each of these representatives is elected and something about the way in which each structure functions.

ii) Find out about the public media in your are and visit two different sources that are influential in your town or district.

iii) Attend a public meeting about a topic of concern in your area.

iv) Find out how the law is administered in your area and visit appropriate establishments, for example law courts and police stations, etc.

b) Do one of the following:

i) Monitor a public area for a period of three months, for example a waterway for pollution, or a high street for rubbish, etc.

ii) Conduct a survey and do something positive to improve access or facilities for the disabled in your area, school, college or workplace.

iii) Work with a group of youngsters to prepare them for an award, for example Road Safety, Cycling Proficiency or Water Safety.

iv) Liaise with the Police and organise and train members of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

v) Identify a local issue of concern and become actively involved in changing the situation.

Use your links with the media to publish your finding or work to a wider public.


7) ENTERPRISE

a) You must:

i) either

Hod the Ranger Guide/Young Leader Camp Permit or the Senior Section Camp Permit.

or

Have successfully completed Parts 1 and 2 of The Guide Association Pack Holiday, and Camp Training Scheme.

All candidates should have knowledge and experience of lightweight camping which includes at least two nights of lightweight camping.

and

ii) Prove to your County Outdoor Activities Adviser that you are competent in the activity which you have chosen for your Enterprise.

and

iii) Read and understand the safety rules and the section on insurance in The Guiding Manual.

b) Once you have completed Section a) you must:

either

1) Plan, organise and lead an expedition of a minimum of three nights with three or four other companions between the ages of 16-25 years.  This should be in one of the following categories:

either:

In an area of countryside appropriate to the experience of the group.

or

In a large town or city new to the group.

or

Overseas.

or 2) Take part in an Alternative Adventurous Activity of at least four nights duration.

or 3) Attend a Queen's Guide Award Residential course organised by The Guide Association.


8) VISIT TO THE DIVISION COMMISSIONER

When you have completed all seven clauses, visit your Division Commissioner and discuss with her the services you have carried out and your Enterprise, and how you think they have helped you for your future.  She will then accompany you when you visit the County Assessment Panel.


ASSESSMENT

The County Assessment Panel will comprise:

The County Commissioner

A person from outside the Association, nominated by the County Executive Committee

The Candidate's Division Commissioner

Two of The County Ranger Adviser, The County Young Leader Adviser, The County Senior Section Adviser or Look Wider Co-ordinator.

There should be a total of five people.

The panel will be convened within six weeks of your completing the syllabus.