The Queen’s Award is an International Award which challenges young people to build their confidence and inspires them to play their part in GB, the church and the community.
In order to achieve it, you need to attend a Girls’ Brigade residential weekend – the Esther Generation Weekend – and complete 6 modules:
- Voluntary service
- Initiative/leadership tasks
- GB commitment and service
- Personal challenge
- Citizenship, GB & Britain’s heritage
- Faith development.
These must be completed over a minimum of 2 years.
Working through my Queen’s Award was a great opportunity for me! I enjoyed all of the modules of the award and how each module helped me to build new skills and grow. I loved that the award really encouraged me to think about my faith too, says one award holder.
What is the Esther Generation Weekend?
The Esther Generation Weekend happens once a year (usually in February) and is a weekend of challenges, chilling, connections and great company.
Girls’ Brigade wants to inspire, equip and empower young people to speak out for their generation and make a difference.
At the last Esther Generation Weekend, the 15-25s doing their Queen’s Award looked at issues of social justice, particularly those which affect young women. The young people learnt to be change-makers and used their giftings to respond to the topics in a way that will benefit young women across the world.