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.

Nation BB & GB Music Festival Information form 24th March 2018
music fest 2018.doc
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Pantomime 2018 Information Form
panto 2018 parents letter.docx
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Latest News

DofE Expeditions

Well done to our Brigaders group on completing your Bronze Expedition this autumn and presenting your video on the effects of the world wars on the New Forest.



Silver group are hoping to plan their expedition for Apri 2018 TBC

Explorer and Junior Pantomime event. January 2018 

We have booked places for all our Explorer and Junior members to join us at the Romsey Plaza on 20th January at 2pm. 


Tickets are at the discounted price of £3 for GB members but must be booked in advance. Remaining tickets may be available for siblings and parents at £10 per person after 10th January.







Rememberance parade Sunday 10th November

20 members of our company joined girls and leaders from 2nd Totton company taking part in the Totton Remembrance Parade on Sunday 10th November. 

We laid wreaths with the GB badge as we remembered all those who have given their lives to protect others.


Well done everyone 


Music Festival Saturday 24th March 2018

This years musuc festival will take place at Chandlers Ford Methodist Church.


We plan to enter a choir and Explorer percussion ensamble. Girls are also invited to enter their own musical talents of singing or music.

Closing date 31st January 2018 - download the information for above or see the website www.natbrass.boys-brigade.org.uk


Coming this term

December 2017

Sun 3th Lantern Parade

Wed 6th GB evening

Sun 10th Nativity / Toy service

Wed 13th GB Evening / Christingle

Sun 17th Candle Light service

Wed 20th Holiday

Wed 27th Holiday



January 2018

Wed 3rd (Leaders Meeting 7pm)

Wed 10th GB evening

Sun 14th Family /GB Parade Service

Wed 17th GB evening

Sat 20th Explorer & Junior Pantomime

Wed 24th GB evening

Wed 31st GB evening


Recent  Events

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

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   Breaking News


Fund Raising Boost!


We are delighted to announce that our company has been awarded £500 from Exxon mobil. This is part of their VIP scheme (Volunteering Involvement Programme) where employees can apply for funding for organisations they volunteer for. Rachel Hickman, Explorer Leader was sucessful in her application and we are very grateful to her for her time each week and Exonn Mobil for the donation. We are now deciding how we can spend this so all our company members can benefit - see our webiste for future updates! 


 GB Spring term 2018

We start back on Wednesday 10th of Janaury to give every one a chance to settle back in to school - see you then. Please ebsure we have your latest contact information by completing the your completed annual consent form. See Parent Information page to down load a copy.

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 40 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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