Girls’ Brigade

Welcome to the 2nd Solihull Girls Brigade!

 

We are a uniformed, Christian organisation for girls. We meet on Thursdays at Lyndon Methodist Church, Solihull, during term time at the following times:

Explorers (ages 4-8) 5.45 – 7.00

Juniors (ages 8-11) 7.00 – 8.15

Seniors (ages 11-14) 7.30 – 9.00

Brigaders (age 14+) 7.30- 9.00

 

Our fees are £1.50 (£2 Seniors and Brigaders) per week (free first week), which pays for insurance, badges and equipment.  We are supported by our Minister, Rev. David Alford and President of the Girls Brigade in Birmingham, Lynette Edge, who can often be seen popping in to say “hello”.

We have a uniformed Church Attendance which is usually on the second Sunday in the month and we actively encourage all girls to attend these. David ensures that these services are lively and always geared around children and young people.

Girls Brigade operates a badge system which consists of Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Service badges each year. A pin on badge is gained for each of these, then at the end of the year the pin badges are swapped for a woven badge to go on a badge bag. Subjects for these include cookery, craft, Bible Drama, Pets and many, many more. We also do lots of craft throughout the year to celebrate Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day etc.

Lots of activities and events are planned each year and these include events held on Thursdays such as Bowling and fun evenings and also weekend events which include a Swimming Gala, weekends at Earlswood Methodist Church and fun days for Explorers.

For girls approaching the age of 14, we run the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and we are proud to boast many Gold Award holders within our company. This scheme is run alongside our badge system on Thursdays and includes weekends away camping and days orienteering.

Our uniform is worn on each Thursday evening and also at official Girls Brigade events. Uniform is ordered through ourselves from our Headquarters, however, we suggest girls settle in before purchasing one.

Our team of Officers and helpers give up much of their spare time in order to make our company as successful and enjoyable as it is today.

We are a friendly bunch – there is no waiting list, just pop down on any Thursday! We look forward to seeing you. For any queries, please phone me on 0121 246 7884.

Sarah Marks

Captain