Badge System

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/Certificate 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:-

 

The Syllabus

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Service

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Go Green

Road Safety

Crime Prevention

Use Drugs Wisely

Fire Prevention

Community Health

First Aid (Stage I)

First Aid (Stage II)

Life Saving

Home Nursing (Stage I)

Home Nursing (Stage II)

Powerwise Ambassador

AIDS Knowledge

Environmental Protection

City Guiding

Service Flash (Gold)
GIRL GUIDE SERVICE FLASH SERVICE RECORD CARD

Service Flash (Silver)
GIRL GUIDE SERVICE FLASH SERVICE RECORD CARD

Service Flash (Bronze)
GIRL GUIDE SERVICE FLASH SERVICE RECORD CARD

 

Character

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Guide Friendship

Chinese Culture

Secretary

WAGGGS Knowledge

Child Care

Accident Prevention

Hong Kong History

Travelling

Knowledge of China

Bird-watching

Hosting

Translating

Being Honest

Writing

Reading

Etiquette

Pet Care

 

 

Skill

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Craft

Carpentry (Stage I)

Carpentry (Stage II)

Drill and Ceremony

Toymaking

Laundress

Art

Performance

Homemaking

Signalling

Knitting (Stage I)

Knitting (Stage II)

Cooking

Flower Arranging

Gardening

Information Technology

Computer

Singing

Musical Ability (Stage I)

Musical Ability (Stage II)

Public Speaking

Dance

Private Collection

Language

Ballroom Dance

Map Reading

Piano (Stage I)

Piano (Stage II)

Needlework

Knotting (Stage I)

Knotting (Stage II)

Photography

 

 

Fitness

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Outdoor Cooking

Pioneering

Nature

Orienteering

Forestry

Star Gazing

Food and Nutrition

Basic Survival

Weather Knowledge

Country Walking

Health

Cycling

Swimming (Stage I)

Swimming (Satge II)

Sports

Hiking

Camping

Physical Fitness (Stage I)

Physical Fitness (Stage II)

 

 

Pennant

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Backwoods Cooking

Exploration

Emergency Team

Campfire

Conservation

Camp Preparation

 

Qualification

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Patrol Camp Permit

 

Canoeist Permit

 

Canoeing Charge Permit

Dragon Boat Helm Permit

Elementary Dragon Boating Permit

 

Intermediate Dragon Boating Permit

 

Collective Emblems

Guide Skill

Community Involvement

Arts and Crafts

Home Knowledge

Science and Technology

World Guiding Knowledge

Personal Development Civic and Moral Ethics in Action

Health and Fitness

 

 


Lady Jane's Guide Award

(PDF Version)

1.     Obtain at least two Eight Point Badges, one of which has been awarded within the last twelve months.

2.     Obtain Service Flash. (Bronze or Silver)

3.     Obtain two of the essential collective emblems below:-

  1. Guide Skill or Patrol Camp Permit
  2. World Guiding Knowledge
  3. Community Involvement
  4. Personal Development, Civic and Moral Ethics in Action

4.     Besides obtaining two of the above essential collective emblems, obtain two interest badges from each of the other six collective emblems.

5.     Obtain at least one Patrol Interest Pennant.

6.     Join at least one residential camp and one outdoor camp experiences. One of them should be 3-days-2-nights Guiding Camp.

7.     Join at least three different HQ activities such as: Golden Bauhinia Flag Raising Ceremony, China Exchange Programme, Annual Parade, etc. (Please provide photos or certificate).

Remarks
1.          You should complete all the above before your eighteenth birthday.

 

 

Chief Commissioner's Guide Award

(PDF Version)

1.     Obtain at least three Eight Point Badges, one of which has been awarded within the last twelve months.

2.     Obtain the Gold Service Flash.

3.     Obtain all the essential collective emblems:-

  1. Guide Skill or Patrol Camp Permit
  2. World Guiding Knowledge
  3. Community Involvement
  4. Personal Development, Civic and Moral Ethics in Action

4.     Besides obtaining all the essential collective emblems, obtain two interest badges from each of the other four collective emblems. (The badges obtained in Lady Jane’s Guide Award could fulfill the requirements of more than one clause.) Among these badges, you must have the following badges

  1. Homemaking
  2. Environmental Protection
  3. Food and Nutrition 

5.     Obtain at least two Patrol Pennants. (One of them can be from Clause 5 of the Lady Jane’s Guide Award)

6.     Join at least three different HQ activities and one exchange programme (e.g. World Thinking Day, Let’s us Share or any other exchange programme organized by HQ). Provide photos or certificate.

 *The activities from Clause 7 of the Lady Jane’s Guide Award should not be used to fulfill the requirements of more than one clause.

Remarks
1.          You should complete all the above before your eighteenth birthday.
 

 

Interest Badge assessed by Appointed Guider

 

1.     An appointed Guider may assess the following badges and Patrol Interest Pennant for her own Unit:-

Interest Badges / Pennants

  • Accident Prevention
  • Art
  • Being Honest
  • Chinese Culture
  • Community Health
  • Cooking
  • Craft
  • Crime Prevention
  • Drill and Ceremony#
  • Etiquette
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Homemaking
  • Hong Kong History
  • Hosting
  • Knowledge of China
  • Laundress
  • Performance
  • Powerwise Ambassador
  • Private Collection
  • Reading
  • Road Safety
  • Secretary
  • Toymaking
  • Travelling
  • Use Drugs Wisely
  • Writing
  • Exploration Patrol Interest Pennant

# A Guider who is appointed before September 2009 may take the Drill and Ceremony badge assessment for her own Unit

 

2.  An appointed Guider who hold the below qualifications may assess the related badges or Patrol Interest Pennant for her own Unit:

 

Qualification held by Guider

Interest Badge or Patrol Interest Pennant can be assessed 
for her own unit

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

Drill and Ceremony

Further Self-Development Training Course Knot (II)

Knotting (Stage I and Stage II)

Valid HKAYP Expedition Instructor

Country Walking

Hiking

Map Reading

Outdoor Cooking

Valid Fire Prevention Instructor

Fire Prevention

Valid AIDS Knowledge Instructor

AIDS Knowledge

Valid Conservation Instructor

Environmental Protection
Conservation Patrol Interest Pennant

Quartermaster Certificate

Outdoor Cooking
Backwoods Cooking Patrol Interest Pennant

Campfire Leader Certificate

Campfire Patrol Interest Pennant

Camper’s Licence

Outdoor Cooking
Camping
Backwoords Cooking Patrol Interest Pennant
Campfire Patrol Interest Pennant
Camp Preparation Patrol Interest Pennant
Patrol Camp Permit

Qualified Doctor, a Registered Nurse, a current Ambulance man of Fire Services Department
or an Instructor in First Aid from Hong Kong Red Cross or Hong Kong St. John Ambulance

First Aid (Stage I and Stage II)

Qualified Doctor, a Registered Nurse or an Instructor in Home Nursing
from Hong Kong Red Cross or Hong Kong St. John Ambulance

Home Nursing (Stage I and Stage II)

Valid Life Saving certificate

Swimming (Stage I and Stage II)

Advance Teachers Certificate of the Hong Kong Life Saving Society

Life Saving

Qualified Physical Education Teacher or Physical Fitness Instructor of the Sponsoring Authority

Physical Fitness (Stage I and Stage II)

Valid Orienteering Coach Certificate Orienteering

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

 

Interest Badge assessed by Camp Consultant

The Current Division Camp Consultant may assess the following badges and Patrol Interest Pennants for Guides from her Division:

  • Camping
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Backwoods Cooking Patrol Pennant
  • Camp Preparation Patrol Pennant
  • Campfire Patrol Pennant
  • Patrol Camp Permit

 

Interest Badge issued by Headquarters

  • Girl Guides holding the below certificate could apply for conversion of Interest Badge Certificate or Permit from HKGGA Programme Department or valid Interest Badge Assessors.
  • Girl Guides 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 or Permit Certificate/Document Required
Piano (Stage I) Grade 4 or above (Piano) in the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music; or Grade 5 or above (Piano) in Trinity College London
Piano (Stage II) Grade 7 or above (Piano) in the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music; or Grade 8 or above (Piano) in the Trinity College London and related performance experiences (with certified copy)
Musical Ability (Stage I) Grade/Level 4 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) Grade/Level 8 or above (instruments other than piano) of the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music or the Central Conservatory of Music, and related performance experiences (with certified copy)
First Aid (Stage I) Hong Kong Red Cross – Elementary First Aid or Standard First Aid Certificate, or Hong Kong St. John Ambulance – Basic First Aid Certificate or above
First Aid (Stage II) Hong Kong Red Cross – Standard First Aid Certificate, or St. John Ambulance – First Aid Certificate
Life Saving Bronze Medallion of the Hong Kong Life Saving Society
Sports (Ice Skating) “Pre-Alpha” Level Certificate or above in Ice Skating
Dance Level IV or above, Elementary Level in Folk Dance of Royal Academy of Dance, or Grade 6 or above in Chinese Dance of Beijing Dance College
Swimming (Stage I and II) Certification letter (with letter head or official chop) from official swimming organizations
Ballroom Dance Grade 3 of Dance Tests (Ballroom Branch) in the NATD
Orienteering Orienteering Level 1 Certificate from the Hong Kong Orienteering Association
Singing Grade 4 or above in the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (Singing)
Canoeist Permit Canoe Three-star Award Certificate from the Hong Kong Canoe Union (Application Form)
Canoeist Charge Permit Proficiency Certificate issued by the Hong Kong Canoe Union (Application Form)
Dragon Boat Helm Permit Level 1 Dragon Boat Helm Certificate issued by the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association (HKCDBA) (Application Form)
Elementary Dragon Boating Permit Elementary Dragon Boat Training Certificate issued by the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association (Application Form)
Intermediate Dragon Boating Permit Intermediate Dragon Boat Training Certificate issued by the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association (Application Form)
Last Update Date: 2020-06-05