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Girls’ Brigade

About Girls’ Brigade

Girls’ Brigade is an interdenominational Christian youth organisation open to girls between four and eighteen years and provides a fun and interactive setting in which to learn new skills, make new friends and explore faith together.

The wide range of activities includes games, crafts, discussions, band, cookery, sports, projects within the community and opportunity for reflection. Girls are encouraged to develop their skills by gaining badges that recognise progress and proficiency in many and varied disciplines.

Members of the Junior, Senior and Brigade sections also have the opportunity to take part in outward bound type residential weekends and the popular annual under-canvas summer camp.

The 40th Birmingham Girls’ Brigade is part of the Stour Valley District and through activities with other Companies girls are able to enlarge their friendship network.

Brigade meetings take place on a Monday evening during school term time and are divided into four sections according to age:

Explorers - N:VESTIGATE

School years: Reception - Year 3 • Monday 6.15pm - 7.15pm • Term Time

Explorers form the youngest group in the Girls’ Brigade. Spanning school years 1, 2 and 3, Explorers are invited to join the journey and investigate the new world opening up to them through fun and enjoyable activities.

Juniors - N:GAGE

School years 4 - 6 • Monday 6.15pm - 8pm • Term Time

Juniors discover the adventure through enjoying games, crafts and other pleasurable activities whilst learning about issues that affect our world.

Seniors - N:COUNTA

School years 7 - 9 • Monday 6.30pm - 8.15pm • Term Time

The Seniors start to take on life in a serious way by considering important issues of the day, working together on projects that involve the wider community and continuing their personal development through badge work.

Brigaders - N:SPIRE

School years 10 - 13 • Monday 6.30pm - 8.15pm • Term Time

Brigaders experience the challenge by taking on projects in the community at large. They are able to work towards their most prestigious award - the Queen’s Badge - whilst developing their skills in preparation for adult life.

The Aim of Girls’ Brigade:

The aim of the Girls’ Brigade is to help girls to become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life.

Girls’ Brigade Motto:

Seek, Serve and Follow Christ.

Contact the Girls’ Brigade Captain
To find out more about the 40th Brimingham Girls’ Brigade based at Quinton Methodist Church please contact the Captain, Zoe Parkinson. CONTACT