Leslie's Guiding History Site

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Lists

Lists seems an odd name for a page, but I aim to provide lists of different kinds - of events, postholders, etc - and couldn't think of another name to cover such a miscellaneous collection!  More will be added and details completed as and when!

UK Chief Guides/Chief Commissioners

1910 - 1916 Agnes Baden-Powell

1916 - 1930 Olave Baden-Powell

1930 - 1939 Mrs Percy Birley

1939 - 1942 Mrs St John Atkinson

1942 - 1949 Finola, Lady Summers

1949 - 1956 The Lady Stratheden and Campbell

1956 - 1966 Miss Anstice Gibbs

1966 -          Mrs Ann Parker Bowles

1975 - 1980 Mrs Sheila Walker

1980 - 1985 Lady Patience Baden-Powell

1985 - 1990 Dr June Paterson-Brown

1990 - 1995 Mrs Jane Garside

1995 - 1996 Ms Margaret Wright

1996 - 2001 Ms Bridget Towle

2001 - 2006 Ms Jenny Leach

2006 - 2011 Ms Liz Burnley

2011 - present Ms Gill Slocombe

 

World Chief Guide

1930 - 1977 Olave Baden-Powell (post ceased on her death)

 

World Centres Opened

1932 - Our Chalet, Adelboden, Switzerland

1939 - Our Ark, later Olave House, then Olave Centre, now Pax Lodge, London, UK

1957 - Our Cabana, Cuernavaca, Mexico

1966 - Sangam, Pune, India

 

World Conferences Held

1920 - Oxford, UK, 1922 - Cambridge, UK, 1924 - Foxlease, UK, 1926 - New York, USA, 1928 - Parad, Hungary, 1930 - Foxlease, UK, 1932 - Bucze, Poland, 1934 - Adelboden, Switzerland, 1936 - Stockholm, Sweden, 1938 - Adelboden, Switzerland, 1946 - Evian, France, 1948 - Cooperstown, USA, 1950 - Oxford, UK, 1952 - Dombas, Norway, 1954 - Zeist, The Netherlands, 1957 - Petropolis, Brazil, 1960 - Athens, Greece, 1963 - Nyborg, Denmark, 1966 - Tokyo, Japan, 1969 - Otaniemi, Finland, 1972 - Toronto, Canada, 1975 - Sussex, UK, 1978 - Tehran, Iran, 1981 - Orleans, France, 1984 - Tarrytown, USA, 1987 - Njoro, Kenya, 1990 - Singapore, 1993 - Nyborg, Denmark, 1996 - Wolfville, Canada, 1999 - Dublin, Ireland, 2002 - Manila, Philippines, 2005 - Amman, Jordan, 2008 - Johannesburg, South Africa, 2011 - Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014 - Hong Kong

 

Handbooks

Brownie

1920s - The Handbook for Brownies or Bluebirds 

1950s - The Brownie Book

1968 - The Brownie Handbook

1997 - The Brownie Handbook 

Brownie Adventure/Brownies Adventure On

 

Guide

 

1912 - How Girls Can Help to Build Up the Empire

1918 - Girl Guiding

1950s - Be Prepared

1968 - The Guide Handbook 

1983 - The Guide Handbook

1990 - G-File

 

Senior Section 

Sea Sense

The Ranger Handbook

The Young Leader File

Senior Section CD Rom

 

Promises/Laws/Mottoes

Rainbow 

1987 -

Promise: I will do my best to love my God and to be kind and helpful.

-2013

Promise: I Promise that I will do my best to love my God and to be kind and helpful.

2013

Promise: I promise that I will do my best to think about my beliefs and to be kind and helpful.

 

Brownie

1918

Promise: I promise to do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home.

1929

Promise: I promise to do my best -

1. To do my duty to God and the King, and to keep the Law of the Brownie Pack

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home.

Law:

1. The Brownie gives in to the older folk

2. The Brownie does not give in to herself

 

1938

Promise: I promise to do my best -

1. To do my duty to God and the King

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home.

Law:

1. The Brownie gives in to the older folk

2. The Brownie does not give in to herself

 

1952

Promise: I promise to do my best -

1. To do my duty to God and the Queen

2. To help other people every day, espeically those at home.

Law:

1. The Brownie gives in to the older folk

2. The Brownie does not give in to herself

1968 - 1994

Promise: I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God.  To serve the Queen and help other people, and to keep the Brownie Guide Law.

Law: A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.

Motto: Lend A Hand

 

1994 - 2013

Promise: I promise that I will do my best to love my God, to serve the Queen and my Country, to help other people, and to keep the Brownie Guide Law

Law: A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.

 

2013 -

Promise: I promise that I will do my best: to be true to myself and develop my beliefs, to serve the Queen and my community, to help other people, and to keep the Brownie Guide Law

Law: A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.

 

Guide

1910

Promise: I promise, on my honour,

1. To be loyal to God and the King

2. To try and do daily good turns to other people

3. To obey the Law of the Guides

 

1918

Promise: I promise on my honour to do my best -

1. To do my duty to God and the King

2. To help other people at all times

3. To obey the Guide Law

 

1929

Promise: On my honour I promise that I will do my best -

To do my duty to God and the King

To help other people at all times

To obey the Guide Law

 

1938

Promise: I promise on my honour that I will do my best -

To do my duty to God and the King

To help other people at all times

To obey the Guide Law

 

1952

Promise: I promise on my honour that I will do my best -

To do my duty to God and the Queen

To help other people at all times

To obey the Guide Law 

 

1968 - 1994

Promise: I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God, to serve the Queen and help other people, and to keep the Guide Law.

Motto: Be Prepared

 

1994 - 2013

Promise: I promise that I will do my best to love my God, to serve the Queen and my Country, to help other people, and to keep the Guide Law.

 

2013 -

Promise: I promise that I will do my best: to be true to myself and develop my beliefs, to serve the Queen and my community, to help other people, and to keep the Guide Law.

 

Senior Section

1968 - 1994

Promise: I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God, to serve the Queen and help other people, and to keep the Guide Law with the further responsibility to be of service to the community. 

 

1994 - 2013

Promise: I promise that I will do my best to love my God, to serve the Queen and my Country, and to do a good turn every day, with the further responsibility to be of service to the community.

 

2013 -

Promise: I promise that I will do my best: to be true to myself and develop my beliefs, to serve the Queen and my community, to help other people, and to keep the Guide Law.

 

Baden-Powell Bibliography

Agnes, Olave and Robert Baden-Powell all wrote books, Guiding-related or otherwise - although Robert was by far the most prolific.  A comprehensive bibliography of their writings isn't possible - in addition to what is listed below there may well be other books or pamphlets, as well as numerous articles, introductions, and chapters within other people's books.  But it is a start . . .

 

AGNES BADEN-POWELL

Girl Guides - A Suggestion for Character Training for Girls (1909) (with R B-P)

How Girls Can Help to Build Up the Empire, The Handbook for Girl Guides (1912) (with R B-P)

Displays Composed by Girl Guides (1913)

How Girls Can Help Their Country (1916) (with R B-P and Juliette Low) (The US Girl Scout handbook)

 

OLAVE BADEN-POWELL

Training Girls as Guides (1917)

Travelogues (c1935)

Guide Links (c1936)

Opening Doorways (c1947)

World Adventure (c1950)

The World Chief Guide (c1957) (With Eileen K Wade)

Window on my Heart (c1973) (with Mary Drewery)

 

ROBERT BADEN-POWELL

On Vedette (1883) 

Reconnaissance and Scouting (1884)

Cavalry Instruction (1885)

Pigsticking or Hoghunting (1889)

The Downfall of Prempeh (1896)

The Native Levy in the Ashanti Expedition (1896)

The Matabele Campaign (1897)

The Campaign in Rhodesia (1897)

Aids to Scouting for NCOs and Men (1899)

Sport in War (1900)

Notes and Instructions for the South African Constabulary (1901)

Sketches in Mafeking and East Africa (1907)

Boy Scouts Scheme (1907)

Boy Scouts - A Suggestion (1907)

Scouting for Boys (1908)

Yarns for Boy Scouts (1909)

A Trip to Sunshine (1909)

Aims, Methods and Needs (1909)

Pocahontas, A Display for Boy Scouts (1909)

Scouting Games (1910)

Sea Scouting for Boys (1911)

Workers or Shirkers (1911)

Boy Scouts in Connection with National Training and National Service (1911)

How Girls Can Help to Build Up the Empire, the Handbook for Girl Guides (1912) (with A B-P)

Boy Scouts Beyond the Seas (an account of his 1912 world tour) (1913)

Quick Training for War (1914)

Indian Memories (1915)

My Adventrues as a Spy (1915)

Marksmanship for Boys (including 'red feather' scheme) (1915)

British Discipline (1915)

Young Knights of the Empire (1916)

The Wolf Cub's Handbook (1916)

Scouting Towards Reconstruction (1916)

Report on the Boy Scouts and Girk Guides in South Africa (1916) (with O B-P)

Girl Guiding (1918)

Today and Tomorrow (1918)

Aids to Scoutmastership (1919)

Steps to Girl Guiding (1920)

Boy Scouts and Citizenship (1920)

The Handbook for Brownies or Bluebirds (1920)

What Scouts Can Do (1921)

An Old Wolf's Favourites (1921)

The Scout's First Book (1921)

Scouting in Education (1921)

Rovering to Success (1922)

The Boy Scout and Overseas Settlement (1924)

Life's Snags and How To Meet Them (1927)

South African Tour 1926-1927 (1927)

Hints on the Scout Tests (1927)

Scouting and Youth Movements (1929)

Aims, Methods and Needs (1929)

My Hat (1929)

Scouting for Boys in India (1932)

Rover Scouts (1932)

Lessons from the Varsity of Life (1933)

Adventures and Accidents (1934)

Scouting Round the World (1935)

Adventuring to Manhood (1936)

The Great Trek of the Early Scouts of South Africa (1936)

African Adventures (1937)

Birds and Beasts of Africa (1938)

About Those Boy Scouts (1939)

Paddle Your Own Canoe (1939)

More Sketches of Kenya (1940)

B-P's Outlook (1941)

Brownie Six Emblems

Initially, Rosebuds/Brownies had 'tree' Six names, I haven't so far been able to clarify which names were used, nor have I seen any badges (which would certainly be very rare).  By 1918 they were using the more familiar fairy folk. 

1918 - 1968

Bwbachod, Elf, Fairy, Gnome, Imp, Kelpie, Leprechaun, Little People, Pixie, Sprite, Tylwyth Teg

(Ghillie Dhu was added in 1928, following a discussion on adding another Six name - it was green with a red hat).  The colours were Bwbachod - fawn, Elf - blue, Fairy - yellow, Gnome - white with black broom, Imp - yellow, Kelpie - yellow with red hat, Leprechaun - red, Little People - green and yellow diagonal stripe, Pixie - green, Sprite - green, Tylwyth Teg - fawn with red hat.

1968 - 2004

Bwbachod, Elf, Ghillie Dhu, Gnome, Imp, Kelpie, Leprechaun, Pixie, Sprite (Fairy, Little People and Tylwyth Teg were dropped - Fairy because of unfortunate connotations, Little People because it was a generic term rather than a particular variety of fairy folk)

2004 - Present

Badger, Bwbachod, Elf, Fox, Ghillie Dhu, Gnome, Hedgehog, Imp, Kelpie, Leprechaun, Mole, Pixie, Sprite (four animal names introduced to provide an alternative to the 'fairy folk' names).

 

  • Bwbachod
    Bwbachod
  • Elf
    Elf
  • Fairy
    Fairy
  • Ghillie Dhu
    Ghillie Dhu
  • Gnome
    Gnome
  • Imp
    Imp
  • Kelpie
    Kelpie
  • Leprechaun
    Leprechaun
  • Little People
    Little People
  • Pixie
    Pixie
  • Sprite
    Sprite
  • Tylwyth Teg
    Tylwyth Teg

Guide Patrol Emblems

Listed are Guide Patrol emblems, with the years they were introduced, and the related shoulder knot colours in brackets (shoulder knots were worn 1910-1967).  It is worth noting that throughout this time, Patrols had the option of choosing other names, and blank badges were available to customise for this purpose, so a list of Patrol names can never be exhaustive . . .

Emblems in use up to 1937

Buttercup and Daisies, 1910 (yellow and white), Dandelion, 1922 (green and yellow),

Ivy, 1920 (green), Mistletoe, 1917 (green and white)

Emblems in use up to 1966

Buttercup, 1922 (yellow), Clover, 1910 (green and mauve)

Cornflower, 1910 (royal blue), Daisy, 1922 (pink and white)

Fuchsia, 1910 (red and blue), Honesty, 1917 (mauve and yellow)

Holly, 1917 (red and green), Iris, 1910 (purple and white)

Lily, 1910 (white and yellow), Lily of the Valley, 1920 (white and green)

Pansy, 1910 (brown and white), Purple Heather, 1918 (purple and green)

Speedwell, 1920 (blue and green), Shamrock, 1913 (green)

Violet, 1910 (mauve)

Bantam, 1917 (red and yellow), Blackbird, 1917 (black and yellow)

Skylark, 1917 (grey and brown), Sparrow, 1917 (black and brown)

Wren, 1917 (brown)

Emblems in use to 2000

Bluebell, 1917 (Harebell 1913-1916) (blue and green), Daffodil, 1910 (yellow and green)

Forget-me-not, 1910 (blue and white), Marguerite, 1910 (green and white)

Orchid, 1926 (mauve and yellow), poppy, 1910-1919, 1925 (red and black)

Primrose, 1910 (yellow), Red Rose, 1910 (red and green)

Scarlet Pimpernell, 1910 (red), Snowdrop, 1918 (green and white)

Thistle, 1910 (green and mauve), White Heather, 1923 (green and white)

Blue Tit, 1924 (blue and yellow), Bullfinch, 1924 (black and red)

Canary, 1917 (yellow and white), Chaffinch, 1924 (grey and pink)

Kingfisher, 1924 (blue and rust red), Nightingale, 1917 (grey and yellow)

Robin, 1917 (brown and red), Swallow, 1917 (dark blue and white)

Thrush, 1917, (brown and yellow)

Unknown end date

Hawthorn, 1922 (red and green), Sunflower, 1910 (brown and yellow)

Current Emblems

Bumblebee, Butterfly, Caterpillar, Daffodil, Daisy, Dolphin, Dragonfly, Eiffel Tower, Elephant, Lion, Panda, Parrot, Pelican, Penguin, Polar Bear, Poppy, Puffin, Pyramid, Rose, Shamrock, Sphinx, Starfish, Taj Mahal, Thistle

 

There was a custom, particularly pre-1968, for Patrols to also adopt a motto related to their Patrol name, and these were printed from time to time in the Guide magazine, usually where someone asked what the motto would be for a particular Patrol, however I have not been able to trace a consistent list of these - some Patrol names seem to have had a selection of different mottoes.  Also, during the early years of Guiding, Patrol Leaders were expected to have a white flag on their staff, embroidered with the Patrol Emblem - the flag being either home-made or bought.

  • Bluebell
    Bluebell
  • Daffodil
    Daffodil
  • Clover
    Clover
  • Cornfoower
    Cornfoower
  • Marguerite
    Marguerite
  • Fuchsia
    Fuchsia
  • Dandelion
    Dandelion
  • Iris
    Iris
  • Primrose
    Primrose
  • Scarlet Pimpernell
    Scarlet Pimpernell
  • Snowdrop
    Snowdrop
  • Harebell
    Harebell
  • Pansy
    Pansy
  • Shamrock
    Shamrock
  • Orchid
    Orchid
  • Poppy
    Poppy
  • Hawthorn
    Hawthorn
  • White Rose
    White Rose
  • White Heather
    White Heather
  • Daisy
    Daisy
  • Violet
    Violet
  • Thistle
    Thistle
  • Purple Heather
    Purple Heather
  • Honesty
    Honesty
  • Lily
    Lily
  • Red Rose
    Red Rose
  • Speedwell
    Speedwell
  • Holly
    Holly
  • Lily of the Valley
    Lily of the Valley
  • Sunflower
    Sunflower
  • Buttercup & Daisies
    Buttercup & Daisies
  • Bantam
    Bantam
  • Blackbird
    Blackbird
  • Bullfinch
    Bullfinch
  • Canary
    Canary
  • Chaffinch
    Chaffinch
  • Kingfisher
    Kingfisher
  • Nightingale
    Nightingale
  • Skylark
    Skylark
  • Swallow
    Swallow
  • Thrush
    Thrush
  • Robin
    Robin
  • Wren
    Wren

Ranger Patrol Emblems

These were only available between 1922 and 1941 - during that time Ranger units had Patrols and Patrol Leaders, but not before or afterwards (officially!). In terms of design, they were in the same format as for Guide Patrol Badges - stitched on black felt, the logo being withing a red circle.

 

In each case the date of introduction and shoulder knot colour is given:

 

Ash, 1928 (green and grey)

Beech, 1922 (brown and green)

Birch, 1922 (green and white)

Elm, 1928 (green and pink)

Larch, 1922 (green and fawn)

Oak, 1922 (brown and green)

Pine, 1928 (green and brown)

Willow, 1922 (brown and yellow)