1st Totton Company
1st Totton Company

Events & Activities Page

Welcome to the events and activties pages: Here you will find information about up and coming events for our members and their families.


We hope to keep this up to date but please contact Jan McCarthy if you have any questions about events not listed on this page.

Latest News

Bronze DofE

8 young woman are currently working towards their Bronze DofE award  through our GB company.


2 are alomost completed (just the paperwork to do) and another 6 were out and about this Easter for their Practice Expedition in the New Forest.


Strong Winds and Hail did not deter the young women from completing their aim and they demonstrated their map reading, camp craft and team working skills. 


They are now looking to their qualifying expedition at the end of May 2019!


Well done Ladies, we are so proud of you all!

Parents Evening July 2019

We will be working towards are parents and presentation evening during the summer term - dates have yet to be confirm but are likely to be either 3rd or 17th of July


More information to follow.







Rememberance parade Sunday 11th November

Over 30 members of the 1st and 2nd Totton GB Companies took part in the 100th anniverary of the end of WW! on 11th Nov 2018.


Older girls made  ceramic poppies thhat were displayed on the roundadbout in the centre of Totton and younger girls made poppies to display in church.


 It was wonderful to see so many young people of Totton out, paying their respects and remembering the costs of conflict in our world.

Music Festival Saturday 30th March 2019

Well done to our Junior Choir for taking parting part in the nation music festival recently and winning their class.


 Singing two peices, Water of Life and This is the Day, in parts, the choir did extreemely well. All the girls were presented with medals to mark the occasion.  


Thanks to Mrs Carole Lilly for her hard work in training the Choir and the Anna Doswell for her support on the day. 


Coming this term

More information coming soon: See Latest newsletter for updates


Totton Carnival - 15th June - unfornately we are not entering a carnival float this year Totton Fun Day - Testwood rec 8th June - come and join in the family fun 

Parents / presenation evening - July 3rd or 17th ( to be confirmed)

End of term BBQ and fun evening July 24th ( venue and date to be confirmed)

Church service  - 9th June 2019 come and join our family service

Fund raising event - for Water Aid and GB funds, ( date to be confirmed)







Recent  Events

Totton /carnival 2018 - We won the carnival cup for best float! A few girls from 2nd Totton company joined us for our 1920's themed float. Thank you to the leaders and parents who helped the girls to decorate the float and dress in costume - you looked great. Special thanks to Allison and Rachel for their hard work and Pete Lewis for use of his trailer and towing it in the carnival - great job!

June 2017 - for several months leaders, girls and parents prpared decorations for our entry into this years Totton Carival. The theme was "Animal Crackers" so naturally we built an Ark and the girls dressed as animals. This year we were joined by girls from 2nd Totton company, so our float was full and older members walked behind the float, collecting coins that had been missed. Although we didn't get a prize this year, our float certainly stood out, was featured in the local paper and received many compliments.


Many thanks to everyone who took part either in the planning or on the day for all your support. We are keeping the frame for next years entry - hopefully! Special thanks goes to Peter Lewis for lending us the trailer free of charge,  Mike Joyce who so carefully towed it in the carnival and Rachal Hickman allowing us to use her barn to build it. We couldn't of done it without you all.


May 2017 - Our fundraising cream tea raised over £250 towards our GB company funds. We were blessed by a lovely afternoon and able to make use of the public Plaza just outside Trinity church in West Totton. Many members, their families, former members and friends from Trinity Church came along to support us. It was a very busy afternoon. Special thanks to the leaders who hand made about 200 scones from scratch, poured endless pots of tea and washed countless plates and dishes. Some of our older girls also played a valuble part by serving and collecting the plates - well done everyone and thank you to those who came for your support. We hope you enjoyed it. Unforunately, we were so busy, we didn't have time to take photo's.


March 2017 - National Music Festival: Congratulations to everyone who took part in the music festival this year! We may not have come away with quite as many trophies or medals as last year, but the leaders were all very proud of everyone who took part. Our choir sang their socks off , Emma Chester gave a fantastic rendition of Aladdins “Whole new world” which won her a trophy, Caitlyn Baker and Rebecca Sargent sang a lovely duet and Caitlyn also sang a solo song too.

Explorers did a wonderful job playing the handbells on some very difficult tunes and Seniors brought home a medal for their percussion with broomsticks! Yes Broom sticks.


Even if you didn’t get a trophy or medal, we hope you had a great day and thank you all so much for taking part. Special thanks to Carole Lilly for organizing the entries, Violet Osman, Matt Stewart and Allison Head for all their help and support in preparing for the event.

Missed out hearing the girl’s achievements?

Look out for the GB’s Got Talent evening coming soon!


<< Hannah Haynes sent us a photo of her sunflower she has grown over the summer. "Hannah had two seeds grow, which we repotted. She has been watering them well. The tallest, measured from the soil is 1.90cm with its head bent, approx 2m if we lifted the head.

The smaller one is first to flower. Were hope you like them. >>


We'd love to see your sunflowers too!

Members of Solent District and Hampshire West District helped celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh's Award diamond anniversary at a special service in Winchester Cathedral.

The event, in May, was attended by Anna Doswell and Danielle Yates both from 1st Totton; Helen Patis - District Team Leader of Solent District; Alex King, Maisie Nash, Willow Robinson all from 2nd Leigh Park; Maureen Cawte - Chairperson of the Havant & Waterlooville DofE Award Local Award committee and a member of the Hampshire DofE Forum; and Wendy Townrow - Team Leader of 1st Fareham and the Girls' Brigade leader for DofE in Hampshire

Latest News

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   Breaking News


         Singing Success

Well done to our Junior Choir for winning their class (again!!) at the National GB & BB music festival in Chandlers Ford on the  30th Marhc 2019!


They brought home the trophy and each member taking part recieved a special medal .


Fantasitc acheivement - we look forward to hearing you sing at the parents / presentation evenining in July


May Term Half Term 2019


We are having a break for half term on Wednesday 29th May 2019


We will be back on 5th June 2019 working towards our presentation evening and finishing our bagdes

   New Members Welcome


We are delighted that in recent months we have recuited a number of new members and we now have a company of approx 30 girls - there is room for a few more, especially in school  year R and 1  for our Explorer section.


Please see information for parents page for more information



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