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

GB 125 celebrations

The Hampshire West GB District has organised an evening of celebration for the 125th anniveray.


Saturday 13th October 2018 at Testwood Baptist Church Totton


 6-8pm Explorers and Juniors for disco, games & refreshments


7:30-10pm Seniors & Brigaders Games, social, pizza and sundaes


Explorer and Junior Pantomime event. Aladdin December  2018 

We have booked places for all our Explorer and Junior members to join us at the Totton Hanger Farm on Saturday 15th December


Tickets are at a discounted price of for GB members but must be booked in advance. Remaining tickets may be available for siblings and parents. More information to follow.







Rememberance parade Sunday 11th November

With the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 this year, we hope our GB company will be taking an active part. 


Older girls have already been making ceramic poppies to help decorate local area's and we plan to take part in the Totton Parade on the 11th - more news to come. 


Music Festival Saturday 23rd March 2019

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


We plan to enter a Junior choir and Explorer iitem along with possible other musical groups


Girls are also iinvited to enter their own musical talents of singing or music.

Closing date 31st January 2019 - download the information for above or see the website www.natbrass.boys-brigade.org.uk


Coming this term

More information coming soon: See Latest newsletter for updates


Wed 5th September GB Leaders Meeting

Wed 12th September GB Autumn Term


Sat 14th Ocotber GB District GB125 celebrations at Testwood baptist church

Sunday 14th October Enrolment Service and annual attendance awards

Wed 24th October Half term

Wed 31st October  making lanterns for Totton Lantern Parade


Sat 3rd November - Leaders Safe guarding awarness training Hythe URC

Sunday 11th November - Rememberance Parade


Sunday 1st December Totton Christmas Lantern parade

Sunday 9th December Nativity and Gift service

December 15th Pantomime at Hanger Farm - Aladdin

Wed 19th December Christingle service


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


         Enrolement Service            Sunday 14th October

10:30am Start - all members and their families welcome

Presenation of special GB 125 celebration badges


Auturm Term Half Term 2018


We are having a break for half term on Wednesday 24th October 2018


We will be back on 31st October an have a special evening making lanterns for this years Totton Christams Lantern parade in December.

   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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