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  Louise Yates if you have any questions about events not listed on this page.

Latest News

Duke of Edinburgh Award - 

We are hoping to restart this at Silver level this term and discuss future expediaitons and options for completing the different sections

 

 

Find out more

 

Wateraid Funding Event

 Water Aid was the charity our company was suporting prior to lock down with various fund raising events  - follow this page to find out more about our continued  support of charities 

Autumn Term 2021

We have now resumed GB from September 15th 2021.

 

Company and District events are limited for the time being due to Covid restrctions and we will review this at the end of October Half Term 

 

 Cancelled - National music festival March 2021

Unfortunately the music festival has been cancelled this year. We hope to hear news of the event for 2022 shortly.

 

BB & GB Southern Music Festival Webpage

 

 

Coming this term

More information coming soon: See Latest newsletter for updates:

 

GB Starting back from 15th September with a new reduced time table to enable us all to settle back in and wokr to the guidleines of government and GB Nationally.

 

 

We are planning an awards evening for October 20th to celebrate the acheivements of the girls during lock down, who took part on the online and zoom sessions.

 

Other events and activties are currently limited until we have further up dates on Covid and how we can try to arrange activties that keep our members, their famileis and leaders safe. It will be wonderful to celebrate them returning to GB and welcoming new members through the enrolment evening. 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

Junior  Hannah 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".   Thanka Hannah 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

  Last updated September 2021

   Breaking News

 

We Are Back!

From 15th September we wll be meeting back at Trinity Church for face to face meetings following advice from the Government and GB Nationally on current Covid guidelines. 

Our times will be limited to start with as we adjust back after not meeting for nearly 18 months and we will have some additonal meansure in place to keep everyone safe

 

Explorers 6-7pm

Juniors 6-7pm

 

Subs just £15 per school term

 

Seniors 7:30-8:30pm

Brigaders 7:30-8:30pm

 

Subs £16.66 per school term

 

See Programme page for more information about our activties and Parents page for membership information         

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New Captain 

 

After nearly 20 years as company Captain, Jan McCarthy iis stepping down from this role from September 2021 and Louise Yates will be taking this on in an acting capacity in the interim period. 

We thank Jan for all she has done while she continues to support the Brigaders with their DofE awards and various activties.

 

We also ask for your continued  support for Louise as she takes on this new role within GB enablng our company to continue

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