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 try 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

Duke of Edinburgh Award - GB young leader training day 

Congratulations to Caitlyn, Rebecca, Molly and Iris on completing their Bronze awards - we hope to present these to you soon.


4 more Brigaders are working on their bronze awards and two have are working on their silver.


We hope we may be able to complete a silver expediation later this year.


Well done everyone - we are super proud of you!

Wateraid Funding Event

 After being able to donate £100 to  Water Aid through our presention and celebration evening and donations at the Christingle service in December. we hel a bring and buy sell on 8th February - Bring and Buy sale at Trinity Church and raised another £130 = thank you to everyone for their support and help with this,. We are now challenging ourselves to make this up to £200 by the end of the year. 

Spring term 2020

We have have now suspended our GB company meetings until further notice follwing advice from GB Nationally and the Governement about the Corona Virus.


Thank you for your continuing support and prayers. 


 Cancelled - National music festival March 2020

Unfortunately the music festival has been canclled this year. 



Coming this term

More information coming soon: See Latest newsletter for updates


Wed 15th Janaury 2020 Gb Starts

Sat 18th January 2020 Young leaders training day.

Sat 8th Feb Water aid bring and buy - 10am-12:30pm

Sat 28th March National BB & GB music festival


Previous Actitives and Events

GB welcomed local families to Trinity church to take partin the Christingle Service on the 18th of December.  It was great to see child, parents and grandparts taking part in this very interactive service led by our minister Revd Trish Davis. Earlier in the month, the girls took part in the Nativity Service, retelling the Christmas story and donating toys and Chrismtas gifts for local children and young people.


Remembrance Sunday - Totton Parade.

20 members of our company represented our GB company at the Totton remembrance parad, with older members proudly carrying our company colour and laying a wreath in remembrance of all those who have given their lives in times of war and conflict. 

Celebration and presention evening 2019 - girls receoved their awards for the year and demonstrate some of the skills they have learnt and activties they have taken part in during the past 12 months.


A retiring collection raised over £80 towards Water Aid. 

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 -                                lLast updated March 2021

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   Breaking News


Corona Virus update


Unfortunately, our Wednesday GB meetings continue to be suspended until further notice following advice from the Government and GB Nationally. 


We are currently meeting by Zoom session in our groups and some online activties


See our Activities Page for GB@home for some Easter Activties



Explorers 5:30-7pm


5:45pm- 7:45pm


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   New Members Welcome


We are delighted that 1st Totton company celebrated our  88th birthday in 2020, despite a very strange year. 

We are company of approx 30 girls but there is room for a few more, especially in school  years 1 & 2 for our Explorer section.


We are currently meeting by Zoom session and online activties 

Please see information for parents page for more information



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