Summer adventures for GB members


While some GB groups have been travelling around the country on camps and residentials, others have been away for day trips or enjoying activities in their towns and cities.

1st Flimby took part in their local, annual scarecrow festival as part of the village carnival. The group also received a thank you letter from the King in response to a Coronation card they sent, had a chance to see their time capsule put into place at their church, and checked in on their sunflowers planted as part of GB’s ‘Fit for a King’ badgework that they took part in.

1st Leyton also took part in a time capsule activity. The chose to include the results of the handprint wreath activity from the ‘Fit for a King’ badegwork. The time capsule will be opened in five years and includes photos of the group and their memories from 2022 and 2023.

Alongside building their time capsule, the group has been busy during the summer holidays getting out and about on day trips. The n:counta group took part in the Trafalgar Square Treasure Trail in London, the n:gage group went trampolining, and everyone joined together for a group outing to Clacton-on-Sea.

14 young people from 1st Larkfield’s n:vestigate and n:gage sections attended a council-led event where they took part in pond dipping. They used nets to search the water for insects and other life forms and scooped them into magnifying pots and trays. They collected a large tank full of wildlife! They were excited to find newts, water beetles, insect larvae, water lice, and water boatmen. Leader Amanda says, ‘The girls were an asset to the group with fantastic behaviour and manners throughout, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! A great evening had by all.’

1st Keynsham took part in the ‘Keynsham in Bloom’ trail. Their display was placed in the Baptist church garden opposite where the group meet. The GB members have a great connection with the garden year-round as the Minister of the church allows GB to visit and maintain part of the garden. The display was created by the whole group and what is pictured is just a small part of it!

1st Hull were asked to say the Lord’s Prayer as part of the Church of England worship online service led by Hull Minster, where the group meet. The group had a banner proudly on display for the recording and enjoyed spotting themselves when the service was aired.

Just before they ended the summer term the fantastic band from Hull & East Yorkshire district, The Northern Lights Girls’ Brigade Band, played in Pearson Park in Hull to an audience of 309 people! 1st Hull Team Leader Lauren says, ‘It was so lovely to be able to play in the bandstand for the park users and promote GB with a band! The girls played very well for 1 hour in heat.’

Don’t forget to check out what other groups were up to this summer on their camps and residentials here, and let us know what you’ve got planned for the new term here.

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