‘I’ve been in GB for 10 years and I love going as I see my friends there and have fun. I’ve also been taught loads of useful skills and I probably wouldn’t have a faith if it wasn’t for GB,’ says Kirsty Plowman, 16, of Portsmouth.
Joining a GB group is a great way for your daughter to make lots of new friends and take part in exciting activities.
‘One of the GB Values is “Yes!” and this means we come from an affirming and encouraging place,’ says Jules Murdy, Director. ‘As we’re a Christian organisation we believe in the life that Jesus came to bring – life to the full.’
GB groups are run by fully-trained volunteer leaders, who are all DBS-checked and each group has designated first aiders. All companies meet in safe environments, such as churches and schools, and are covered by insurance. GB has a social media policy leaders adhere to.
Each GB group charges a weekly, monthly or termly amount to cover the cost of activities and refreshments and this amount varies. Companies often offer a discount if more than one girl attends from the same family.
There is also an annual membership fee, which gets paid to GB’s Support Centre, and covers the cost of administration and programme development.
Get your hands on Layla's Advent Adventure! This brilliant resource offers an alternative to the 'naughty' elf on the shelf concept as you countdown to Christmas and is suitable for children both in and out of Girls’ Brigade.
15 members of the Girls' Brigade England & Wales represented us at the Remembrance Sunday march past at the Cenotaph in London yesterday.
Around 10 GB groups have, or will have, held Remembrance events featuring 10 ‘Tommy’ silhouettes – remembering the lives of servicemen and women within their own communities who failed to return home after World War One.