Interest Badge

News

The new version of "Interest Badge Syllabus (Brownie Section)" has been launched and take effect on 1 January 2017.  The parallel run of the new and old versions of the syllabus ended in August 2017.

From now on all Brownies have to take the syllabus version as at 2017 for the Interest Badge and Super Brownie Award Assessment.

 

Introduction and points to note

The purpose of the Interest Badge Scheme is to encourage individual girls to take up and purse hobbies or interests. The syllabus of the badge give an indication of ways in which she can follow her interest and sets targets or challenges through which she can show how far she has progressed. There is a set syllabus for each badge, which the Guide must complete, but there is no set standard – she is required to do her best to complete the syllabus. The aims of the scheme is to help the girl to improve her own standard as she works at the clauses. At assessment the Badge Assessor makes the judgement that the girl has made a good effort to complete the syllabus and reached an adequate standard according to her ability.

 

General Guidelines on Badge Assessing

Girls have to:

  1. Read the syllabus and choose the interest badge you would like to take.
  2. Plan for the way to learn of the subject e.g. self-learning, assistance by Unit Guider, school teachers, parents or professional from the community as instructors. Estimate the schedule and act according to it.
  3. Report to the Unit Guider when you are ready.  Guider will arrange the badge assessment.
  4. Thanks the Badge Assessor after the assessment.

 

Guiders have to:

  1. Help the girls to make a choice.
  2. Arrange instruction / preparation work at Unit Meeting or other time.
  3. Follow up with girls’ progress before contacting Assessor.
  4. Contact Badge Assessor for assessment. (Guides are not allowed to contact assessor directly).
  5. Arrange venue for assessment.
  6. Complete assessment application / report.
  7. Brief girls before assessment, e.g. uniform, manner, punctuality, what to bring along etc.
  8. Collect feedback and forward to the Commissioner.
  9. Arrange badge purchase and presentation.

 

More about Badge Assessing

  1. The assessment can take place at all Guide properties and sites or at any place chosen by the Assessor or the Unit Guider.
  2. The Guider should be responsible for arranging the Assessments with the Assessor. (Individual Guides are not allowed to contact the Assessor).
  3. The Guider is responsible for booking the premises for the assessment at Guide properties.
  4. Guiders or District Commissioners may recommend a Badge Assessor to the Badge Secretary.
  5. The syllabus of badge and certificates for each section should strictly follow the Interest Badge Syllabus.

 

Progressive Interest Badges

Stage II Badges:

For girls who wish to take the Stage II Interest Badge Assessment, they must have hold Stage I certificate of the same Interest Badge.  After completion of the Stage II Interest Badge, they could purchase the V-shape cloth badge from the Guide Shop and put it under the Stage I Interest Badge as shown below:-

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The Syllabus

Download full set of syllabus (PDF)

 

Service

Download all Service related badge syllabus (PDF Version)

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Community Knowledge Community Health  Environmental Protection
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Crime Prevention First Aid City Guiding
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Road Safety Service in Action Go Green 
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Charity AIDS Knowledge Powerwise Ambassador

 

 

Character

Download all Character related badge syllabus (PDF Version)

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Against Corruption Pet Care Reading
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Calligraphy Chinese Festival Use Drugs Wisely
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Guiding Knowledge Hosting Self Management
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Friendship Safety in the Home Thrift
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Writing Piano(Stage I) Piano(Stage II)
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Musical Ability (Stage I ) Musical Ability (Stage II) Knowledge of China 

 

Skills

Download all Skill related badge syllabus (PDF Version)

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Art Brownie Drill and Ceremony Collector
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Computer Cooking Craft
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Dancing Gardening House Orderly
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Knitting Language Stitchery
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Information Technology Knotting Photography
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Toy Making Signalling Singing
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Performance Ballroom Dance (Stage I) Ballroom Dance (Stage II)

 

 

Fitness

Download all Fitness related badge syllabus (PDF Version)

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Cycling Food and Nutrition Sports
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Pack Holiday Physical Fitness
(Stage I)
Physical Fitness
(Stage II)
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Skating Stargazing Swimming (Stage I)
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Swimming (Stage II) Rambling  

 

"Brownie Interest Badges in Different Journeys"

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Journey

Service

Character

Skill

Fitness

Collective Interest Badge Emblem Name

Footpath

Charity*

Road Safety*#

Crime Prevention*#

Self Management*#

Thrift*

Chinese Festival*

Craft*

Art*

House Orderly*#

Gardening 

Collector*#

Food and Nutrition *

Sports*

Physical Fitness (Stage I)

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Novice

Road

Community Knowledge*

Community Health* 

AIDS Knowledge

City Guiding

Friendship*

Musical Ability 
(Stage I)

Safety in the Home*

Calligraphy*

Hosting*

Writing*

Reading *

Piano (Stage I)

Against Corruption *

Toy making*

Stitchery

Performance*

Cooking*

Computer

Language

Singing

Ballroom Dance (Stage I)

Cycling

Swimming (Stage I) 

Skating

Physical Fitness (Stage II)

 

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Intermediate

Highway

First Aid

Environmental Protection 

Go Green 

Powerwise Ambassador*

Use Drugs Wisely*

Musical Ability (Stage II) 

Piano
(Stage II)

Pet Care

Knowledge of China*

Signalling

Knitting

Information Technology

Dance

Photography

Ballroom Dance (Stage II)

Swimming (Stage II)

Rambling*

Star Gazing

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Expert

* to be assessed by an Appointed Guider

# to be assessed by parents

 

Super Brownie Award

(PDF Version)

I. Have been awarded three Journey Badges.

II. Hold Two Venture Badges.

III. Collect Three emblems Novice, Intermediate, Expert.

IV. Hold PACK HOLIDAY, BROWNIE KNOWLEDGE, SERVICE IN ACTION, KNOTTING and BROWNIE DRILL AND CEREMONY Interest Badges.

Note:
1. You should complete all the above before your 12th birthday.

2. You should not use a badge to fulfil the requirements of more than one clause.

3. Brownie must complete all the above.  An application form can be collected from Regional Office/Programme Section at Girl Guide Headquarters.
 

Interest Badge assessed by parents

Aim

  1. Increase Brownie’s activeness
  2. Parents understand the content and purpose of interest badge through badge assessment, and give more encourage and support to their daughter.

As for the growing concern by the parents on the Interest Badge Assessment, the below five Brownie Interest Badges are allowed to be assessed by parents:

  • Collector
  • Crime Prevention
  • House Orderly
  • Road Safety
  • Self Management

Guidelines for parents

The design of Interest Badge Scheme is to encourage girls to take up some interest or learn some special skills.  This is only part of the Brownie Programme, and a tool to broaden the Brownies’ view and provide opportunities for them to cultivate their personalities and to be integrated to the society.

The purpose of the Interest Badge Scheme is to encourage individual girls to take up and purse hobbies or interests. The syllabus of the badge give an indication of ways in which she can follow her interest and sets targets or challenges through which she can show how far she has progressed. There is a set syllabus for each badge, which the Guide must complete, but there is no set standard – she is required to do her best to complete the syllabus. The aims of the scheme is to help the girl to improve her own standard as she works at the clauses. At assessment the parent makes the judgement that the girl has made a good effort to complete the syllabus and reached an adequate standard according to her ability.

 

Procedures

  1. Parents understand the aim of interest badge scheme and read the guidelines for parents
  2. Assess the girl according to the interest badge syllabus.
  3. Download the Parent’s Assessment Form or prepare a written notification as a proof that their daughter has completed with the clauses as listed in the interest badge syllabus.
  4. Submit the document to the Unit Guider, then she will issue the interest badge certificate.
  5. Brownie can purchase the cloth badge from the Guide Shop.

 

Parent’s Assessment Form

 

Interest Badges assessed by Appointed Guider

1. An appointed Guider may assess the following badges for her own unit: 

  • Against Corruption 
  • Art 
  • Calligraphy
  • Charity
  • Chinese Festival
  • Collector
  • Community Health 
  • Community Knowledge
  • Cooking 
  • Craft
  • Crime Prevention
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Friendship
  • Hosting
  • House Orderly
  • Knowledge of China
  • Performance 
  • Powerwise Ambassador
  • Rambling 
  • Reading
  • Self Management 
  • Service in Action
  • Sports
  • Thrift
  • Use Drugs Wisely
  • Writing

 

2. An Appointed Guider who hold the below qualifications may assess the related badges for her own unit. 

Qualification held by Guider

Interest Badge can be assessed
for her own unit

Further Self-Development Training Course on Drill & Ceremonies
Valid Drill and Ceremony Instructor
Brownie Drill and Ceremony

Pack Holiday License

Pack Holiday

Valid AIDS Knowledge Instructor

AIDS Knowledge

Valid Conservation Instructor

Environmental Protection

Qualified Doctor, a Registered Nurse, a current Ambulance man of Fire Services Department,
an Instructor in First Aid of the Hong Kong Red Cross, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance or Hong Kong Society of Professional Medical Care,
or a holder of Adult First Aid Certificate

First Aid

Qualified Physical Education Teacher or Physical Fitness Instructor of the sponsoring authority

Physical Fitness
(Stage I) & (Stage II)

Holds a valid Life Saving Certificate or Swimming Teacher Certificate

Swimming
(Stage I) & (Stage II)

Holds a valid Certificate of “Further Self-Development Training Course Knot (II)” or a person who hold authorized knotting certificate Knotting

 

3. Badges not listed above should be assessed by the appointed assessor only.

 

Interest Badge assessed by Pack Holiday Consultant

The Current Division Pack Holiday Consultant may assess the "Pack Holiday" interest badge for Brownie from her Division.

 

Interest Badge issued by Headquarters

  • Brownies holding the below certificate could apply for conversion of Interest Badge Certificate from HKGGA Programme Department or valid Interest Badge Assessors.
  • Brownies may contact the Staff from Programme Department at 1/F, HKGGA Headquarters on Mondays to Fridays (9:00am-5:30pm) or the Guide Shop at G/F on Saturdays (10:00am-6:45pm) to apply for the conversion.
Interest Badges Certificate/Document Required
Piano (Stage I) Grade 2 or above (Piano) in the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music or Trinity College London 
Piano (Stage II) Grade or Level 3 or above (Piano) of the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music or Trinity College London Music Examinations
Skating "Pre-Alpha" Level certificate or above in Ice Skating
Dance Royal Academy of Dance (Any level)
Swimming (Stage I/ Stage II) Valid Life Saving Certificate or Swimming Teacher Certificate
Musical Ability (Stage I) Holders of Grade 2 or above (instruments other than piano) of the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music or the Central Conservatory of Music
Musical Ability (Stage II) Holders of Grade or Level 3 or above (instruments other than piano) of the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music or the Central Conservatory of Music
Ballroom Dance (Stage I) Holders of Rainbow Awards 2 in the NATD 
Ballroom Dance (Stage II) Holders of Part 2 of Popular Dance Tests in the NATD
Last Update Date: 2018-09-10