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.
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
Girls’ Brigade Aim: Girl’s lives transformed; God’s world enriched. Helping Girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life.
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 Three Circles. The symbols for these three awards signify the Motto – Seek, Serve & Follow Christ.
BLUE – SEEK
RED – SEEK, SERVE AND FOLLOW
GOLD – SEEK, SERVE AND FOLLOW CHRIST
For each Award a girl must do, usually one award per year, starting with Blue and working through to Gold.
Seniors are in grades 7 & 8 at School (11-14 years approximately). Seniors work for Two Rectangles the symbol of which is ‘serving hands’.
RED & GOLD
Girls in middle years of Secondary School (Year 9 upwards).
Pioneers work for Three Triangle the symbol of which is ‘Christ the King’. They are earned in the following order:
BLUE, 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.
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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