Celebrating 130 years of Girls’ Brigade


Girls' Brigade community groups across England and Wales are still enjoying GB's 130th birthday celebrations in a variety of ways...

2nd Worcester Park decorated some biscuits and laid them out in the shape of ‘130’ as part of their celebrations along with members of the Boys’ Brigade who did the same for their 140th birthday.

On Saturday 7th October, the Bristol District came together to celebrate 130 years of Girls’ Brigade on an outing to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. The zoo is a Christian-run family business where 6 GB groups and over 60 girls, leaders, friends & families took part in a praise party, picnic and a beautiful day of celebrating all God’s gifts of all different types of creatures. The girls enjoyed seeing different creations & what makes them unique, playing in the indoor soft play, getting lost in a maze, watching a falconry display & having fun outdoors in the wonderful shining sun that was forecast for our celebrations, which of course meant ice-creams all round!

As part of Sutton District’s celebrations, members of the n:counta and n:spire sections enjoyed an afternoon at a local escape room which required them to apply logical thinking and investigation skills to work out the answer to clues to escape from the room they were trapped in. A great time was had by all!

2nd Bath were invited to visit the Mayor of Bath in her parlour. They had fun learning all about the mayor’s duties and of course, trying on the fantastic robes!


On Saturday 14th October, South Devon District held a fun day for their members to celebrate GB being 130 this year. The girls and leaders enjoyed decorating cupcakes with lots of sweet treats. Party games included ‘pass the cube around’, balloon relays, and musical statues. The young people made their own cupcake keyrings and decorated birthday hats to wear at the party at the end of the day where worship songs were sung and birthday cake was eaten.

1st Sutton have been collecting a variety of tins and packets for the local food bank as part of the harvest donation for the church and a challenge for GB’s 130th birthday.

Girls’ Brigade England and Wales was also featured in the recent edition of Woman Alive with a timeline to document the anniversary.

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