Hello Joy Friends
We have the fabulous Jennie Wallace as our guest blogger this week. Jennie is the Captain of the 65th Girls’ Brigade company that my girls go to at Riverlife Baptist Church in Seventeen Mile Rocks. We have asked Jennie if she would share with all of our Joy readers what it means to be part of a Girls Brigade Company.
After reading this if you are interested in joining a company and Seventeen Mile Rocks is not your closest then Jennie has provided a contact number you can ring and find your closest Brigade.
Can I just say if you are undecided whether you want your girls to take on something else or a bit unsure of what Girls Brigade is, let me reassure you. We have been attending for several years now and my girls love it. They have made beautiful friendships, are safe and are having input into their lives that we as parents know is extremely valuable. If you are lucky enough to live near us then you are in for a treat as Jennie and all the leaders are amazing and so dedicated to the Brigade.
Thanks again Jen 🙂 !!!!!
What is Girls’ Brigade?
Girls’ Brigade (GB) is a vibrant, relationship building community where girls aged 5 to 21 come together to learn new skills, enjoy activities and events, and build friendships!
GB is an International Christian youth organisation where each group or ‘Company’ operates under the leadership of the local church.
GB is a uniformed organisation which helps promote a sense of belonging amongst the girls, pride in the organisation, and visibility within the community.
GB leaders are appointed by the church, meet QLD legislative requirements for Child Safety, and have desire to see girls reach their full potential.
A typical evening at GB involves 1 ½ to 2 hours of fun and games, craft and activities, bibles stories and relevant discussions, and much laughter and chatter!
What does Girls’ Brigade Offer?
· An engaging, enjoyable and flexible awards program that covers Educational, Social, Physical and Spiritual aspects.
· Girls work in different groups according to their age or school year.
· Opportunity to participate in camps, community service, special events, and other activities in the church.
· The chance to meet and mix with girls from other local GB Companies, Qld and around Australia.
· Older girls have the opportunity to attend leadership training courses and work toward National and International Awards.
To find out more about GB in your local area, contact the GBQLD State Office on the details below.
PO Box 2199
Mansfield BC QLD 4122
Phone: 07 3849 4129
The Joy Girls xx