Age is no barrier to making a difference - and it’s exciting to see GB groups across England and Wales living this out.
Results from a Social Action Snapshot survey, looking at how GB served others in 2016, showed that out of the 54 groups who participated, 96% took part in at least one social action activity during the year!
Through getting involved in social action (often described as ‘practical action in the service of others’) children and young people in GB, have been able to help enable transformation among lives and communities. They have an important part to play in society, as celebrated in the recent #iwill week (run by step up to serve) - a UK wide celebration of the contribution young people are making through social action.
A big thank you to all groups engaging in social action, and also to all those who took part in the Social Action Snapshot survey. A certificate for those groups who submitted their snapshot of social action will be on its way soon.
In the meantime, why not check out and share our Social Action Snapshot infographic with others (available to download below) - to share the great work GB groups are doing?
You can also use it to help your group consider what they’ll be doing for the #WeAreGB125 Give Hope challenge in 2018 (download the Your Quick Guide to Getting Involved in #WeAreGB125 for a quick reminder of this challenge – available below).
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.