Girls’ Brigade is part of an international Christian youth oranisation which supports the family, serves in the community and meets the needs of girls today, operating through the local church. The program is in four parts – Physical, Social, Educational & Spiritual.
Older girls can also be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, if they choose and can also achieve the highest award in Girls’ Brigade which is the Queen’s Award.
Where: Wynnum Baptist Church – 287 Kiannawah Rd, Wynnum West
When: Tuesdays starting at 6:30pm during school term
Cadets is for girls aged 5-7 years (Prep-2). At Cadets girls can earn 3 coloured Cadet stars: Blue, Red and Gold The star is the symbol chosen for this age group of girls as it symbolises the Star of Bethlehem and the journey the girls are embarking on to find Jesus.
In order to earn these awards the girls can partake in a number of different achievements that can be of either an Educational, Social or Physical nature. Each of these achievements cover activities specific to the chosen topic and a Spiritual component in the form of a relevant devotion.
A Cadet normally completes one star each year. Cadets also begin Brigade Knowledge, often as an Educational achievement, where they learn the basics of Brigade. This knowledge is built upon throughout their time in Brigade.
Juniors are girls who are in Primary School (grades 3–6) or 8 to 11 years of age. Juniors can earn four Circles. The symbols for these four awards signify the Motto – Seek, Serve & Follow Christ.
BLUE – SEEK
GREEN – SEEK, SERVE
RED – SEEK, SERVE AND FOLLOW
GOLD – SEEK, SERVE AND FOLLOW CHRIST
For each Award a girl must do one achievement from each aspect of the programme – Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Social. Usually one award per year, starting with Blue and working through to Gold.
BRIGADE KNOWLEDGE which can be counted as a Spiritual Achievement must be completed before a girl can earn her second circle (Green) award
Seniors are in Years 7 & 8 at School (11-14 years approximately). Seniors work for two rectangles the symbol of which is ‘serving hands’. RED & GOLD
Each Achievement has 3 sections – Basic, Spiritual and Additional activities. To gain each award a girl must have at least one achievement from each aspect – Educational, Social, Physical
BRIGADE KNOWLEDGE must be completed before she can gain her second award.
Girls in middle years of Secondary School (Year 9 upwards). Girls can remain as Pioneers until their 21st birthday.
Pioneers work for four Triangle the symbol of which is ‘Christ the King’. They are earned in the following order:
BLUE, GREEN, RED & GOLD
Each achievement is divided into 3 aspects – Skills, Service, Spiritual. A minimum of 20 hours must be completed to receive one Triangle. A girl may earn a maximum of two triangles in any 12 month period. BRIGADE KNOWLEDGE must be completed before the second (ie Green Triangle) Award is gained.
The older girls (Seniors & Pioneers) can also be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, if they choose. They can also achieve the highest award in Girls’ Brigade which is the Queen’s Award.
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