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

Latest News

Duke of Edinburgh Award - 

5 young woman 16-19 are taking up the challenge of the Bronze DofE this term and expedition is planned for October. 

If you are aged 14-17 and would like to join us from September 2023 to start your DofE adventrue you would be very welcome.



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 

Summer Term 2023

We are hoping for long sunny evenings this term to get out side to finsh our Eco Badges, play sports, explore and for the Brigaders to get ready for their DofE expedition.

Totton Fun day and an awards evening and 90th celebration service are all in the plan. 


GB at Home for Summer Holiday

GB Finishes for a summer break on 19th July but we are currently working on some fun things to do over the holidays to help our members enjoy their time and earn another GB Badge. More detials to follow soon. 

Coming this term

90th anniversary celebration service 2nd July

Totton Fun day - 10th June

Awards and celebration evening  - date to be confirmed


Other events and activties are shared with our members via email




Previous Actitives and Events

Our company jubilee (indoor) street party with our members, leaders and family Wednesday 8th JUne 2022. Congratulations your Majesty on your 70th anniversary

It was wonderful to reopen GB in September 2021 after being on line during the covid restricitons. We have been delighted to welcome new members alongside returning members and we had a wonderful badge evening where girls were awarded their badges for their achievements during the lockdown sessions.


GB welcomed local families to Trinity church to take partin the Christingle Service on the 18th of December 21.  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 23

   Breaking News

Back to Brigade


We look forward to  welcoming everyone back to GB on Wednesday 13th September

Explorers 6-7pm

Juniors 6-7pm

Subs just £20 per school term

Seniors 7pm-8:30pm

Brigaders 7pm -8:30pm

Subs £25 per school term



90th Anniversary Celebrations


Our GB Company turns 90 this year, havng been formed in 1933 at the then Congregational Church in Totton High Street.

We are celebratied with a special service on 2nd July and hope more celebrations in October for our annual enrolment service

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

New Uniform Available  

Had a growth spert over the summer? New uniform can be purchased at the GB National website or swapped out like for like on GB evenings.  

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