Girl Scout Handbook Badge Sampler

1929, Hard cover

Business Woman
1. Must have a legible and neat handwriting and show a knowledge of spelling and punctuation by writing from dictation a paragraph necessitating use of commas, periods, quotation marks, apostrophe. 2. Must typewrite 40 words a minutes, or as an alternative write in shorthand from dictation 70 words a minute as a minimum, and transcribe them at the rate of 35 words. 3. Must show a knowledge of simple bookkeeping and arithmetic. 4. Must show how to make out, and know how and when to use receipts, notes and drafts, and money orders. 5. Must know how to write a simple business letter, such as asking for employment, or a letter recommending a person for employment. 6. Must show how to keep a check book, make out checks and deposit slips, endorse checks, and balance checking accounts. 7. Must keep a simple crash account to show receipts and expenditures of personal funds for three months, or the household accounts of the family for three months. (This account may be fictitious.) 8. Must be able to write a letter from memory on facts given five minutes previously. References Thrift by Household Accounting, American Economics Association, Baltimore. Household Accounts and Economics, Schaeffer, Macmillan. What Every Business Woman Should Know, Lillian C. Kearney, Stokes. Bookkeeping and Accounting, J. J. Klein, Appleton Essential Elements of Business Character, H. G. Stockwell, Revell.

Craftsman
To earn this badge a Girl Scout must qualify in at least one of the following and must read at least one general reference. All works submitted must take at least six hours to do. Art qualities must be present. Successful design is one that suits the technique. 1. TIE-DYEING: Make a tie-dyed scarf using two kinds of tieing. References Dyes and Dyeing, Charles E. Pellow, McBride Industrial and Applied Art Books, Book 6, edited by Elmer Ellsworth Bush. 2. BLOCK PRINTING: Make an original design for a block print unit using a flower or bird motif. Apply to a bag or collar in one color using oil paint or dyes. 3. STENCILLING: Make an original stencil design for a border. Use flower, bird, boat or tree motif. Apply in two colors to a bag, collar or scarf using oil paint or dyes. 4. CROCHET, CROSS-STITCH, DARNING: Make an original border design on graph paper using any two geometric units, or a conventional flower or animal form. Apply the design to a towel in crochet, cross-stitch or darning. References Cross-stitch Patterns, Dorothy Bradford Industrial Art Text Books, Book 6 Modern Priscilla 5. WEAVING BASKETS: Design a basket shape with its widest dimension not less than six inches, and make the basket of raffia over a reed or cord foundation. Use eight stitch or lazy squaw. If basketry is submitted for a craft by itself, at least three articles must be shown. References How to Make Baskets, Mary White Raffia and Reed Weaving, Elizabeth Sanborn Knapp WEAVING WOOL: Weave a girdle, a hat band, or a dress ornament using a simple striped or geometric design, in three or more colors. References Hand Weaving, Dorothy Bradford Hand-loom Weaving, Mattie Phipps Todd WEAVING BEADS: Design and weave a bead chain or a bead band for trimming; use two or more colors. 6. APPLIQUE: Design an applique unit in a 7-inch square that might be applied to a pin cushion top, a bag or square for a patchwork quilt. Use geometric units or conventional flower or bird forms suggested by centuries. Work out in cotton materials using two tones of one color or closely related colors, as brown and orange, grey and violet. 7. POTTERY: Design an original shape for a bowl, vase or paper weight, and model shape in clay. The bowl should be five inches wide and three inches deep. Vase not more than seven or eight inches tall. Paper weight should be in some specific form, for example, a tortoise, frog or scarab, requiring more than a mere avoirdupois block.

References The Potter’s Craft, Charles Fergus Binns Pottery, George J. Cox Industrial Work for the Middle Grades, E. Z. Worst 8. POSTERS: Design a Girl Scout poster that will inches, to illustrate some law or activity. Poster to be at least 9x12 to consist of a simple illustration and not less than three words of lettering. Finish in crayon, water color, pen and ink or tempera. The illustration must be original, a merely copied picture is not of much worth. If it consists of an appliqued illustration or lettering, it should show good spacing. Lettering and the border line should be approved. References School Arts Magazine Poster Magazine 9. CHINA PAINTING: Make a conventional design for a border that can be used on a plate, bowl, or a cup and saucer. Work out on the object in one color in a tinted background. Reference Keramic Studio Magazine, any number. 10. DECORATIONS: Make an original design for a box top or a tray center adapting units found in cretonnes. Apply to the object using enamel paints in a color scheme suggested by the same or another cretonne. General Reference Books School Arts Magazine: Davis Press Arts Crafts for Beginners, Frank G. Sanford, Century Handicraft for Girls, McGloughlin

Drummer
Be prepared to play all of the following taps and steps and in order further to show proficiency on the drum, perform any feat selected. 1. Roll off 2. Flam (right and left hand) 3. Five-stroke roll 4. Seven-stroke roll 5. Taps step 6. Six-eight step 7. Two-four step 8. Single stroke Reference Recollections of a Drummer Boy, H. M. Kieffer, Houghton Mifflin

Handy-Woman
1. Know how to mend, temporarily with soap, a small leak in a water or gas pipe. 2. Know how to turn off the water or gas supply for the house and whom to notify in case of accident, OR Know what to do to thaw out frozen water pipes, OR Be able to put a washer on a faucet, OR Cover a hot water boiler neatly and securely to conserve the heat, using newspaper and string. 3. Know the use of and how to use a wrench and pliers. 4. Demonstrate the way to use a hammer, screw-driver, awl, saw, can-opener, corkscrew. 5. Locate by sounding, an upright in a plaster wall, and know why and when this is necessary to be done. 6. Put up a shelf using brackets, strips of wood or both and know under what conditions to use either. 7. Be able to put up hooks for clothes or other articles and properly space them. 8. Be able to measure for and put up a rod in a clothes closet, OR Know how to keep clean and care for window and door screens. 9. Must wrap, tie securely and neatly, and label a parcel for delivery by express or parcel post. 10. Be able to sharpen knives using either a grindstone, whetstone, the edge of an iron stove, another knife, or other sharpening device. 11. Clean, trim and fill an oil lamp, or put on a gas mantle, OR Clean, oil and know how to repair the belt of a sewing machine, OR Lay a fire in a fireplace and tell what to do with the ashes. 12. Choose a wall space for a picture, measure for the wire, fasten the wire to the picture frame and give the rule concerning height for hanging pictures. 13. State how brooms, dry mops, dustpans, and brushes should be placed when not in use, and be able to wash brushes and place them properly for drying. References What a Girl Can Make and Do, Lina Beard, Scribner Harper’s Handy Book for Girls, A. P. Paret, Harper Handicraft for Handy Girls, A. N. Hall, Lothrop In the Days of the Guild, L. Lamprey, Stokes

Hostess
1. Demonstrate receiving, introducing and bidding guests goodbye. 2. Write notes of invitation for a luncheon, dinner party, and write a letter inviting a friend to make a visit. 3. Give an out of door party or picnic, planning entertainment, and prepare and serve refreshments, OR Demonstrate ability to plan for an indoor party, arranging the rooms, a place for wraps, entertainment of guests, serving of refreshments. 4. Set a table and entertain guests for lunch or dinner or afternoon tea and demonstrate the duties of a hostess who has no maid, or one who has a maid, to serve. 5. What are the duties of a hostess when entertaining a house guest for a few days or more? GUESTS 6. When entertained as a house guest what are some of the necessary things to be remembered? 7. What is a “bread and butter” letter? Write one. 8. When invited to a party, luncheon, dinner or to make a visit, how should the invitations be acknowledged? Write at least two letters to cover the question. 9. What are the duties of a caller, dinner or party guest as concerns time of arrival, length of stay and leaving? References Everyday Manners, for American Boys and Girls, by the Faculty of the South Philadelphia High School for Girls, Macmillan, 1922 Dame Courtesy’s Book of Novel Entertainments, E. H. Glover McClurg Hostess of Today, L. H. Larned, Scribner. Bright Ideas for Entertaining, H. B. Linscott, Jacobs

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