Ramelton Girls Brigade
Ramelton Girls’ Brigade was founded in 1989. Girls’ Brigade is an International Uniformed Youth Organisation for girls of all ages, denominations, backgrounds and abilities. There are 33 GB Companies in Ireland. A varied programme of fun activities is offered, designed to educate, challenge and inspire young girls in a safe environment, along with Christian teaching that is relevant and meaningful to girls today. Girls gain various badges during their time in Girls’ Brigade and badge work is broken down into 4 sections – Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Service. Last year the juniors and seniors followed a scripture course set by the Spiritual Committee in GB Head Quarters; their exam results were excellent with one Junior gaining 100%.
Ramelton GB runs from September to March/April each session.
We currently have a membership of 36 girls and 5 leaders; all leaders are Garda vetted and have undertaken Child Protection Training. A Parents’ Rota has been organised for the 2011/2012 session in order to comply with Child Protection leader: girl ratios and is very successful and parents seem to be enjoying GB as much as the girls!
The girls enjoyed a varied programme last year, which included pottery painting with Kiln ‘time, cookery, team games, arts and crafts, DVD night. Some of the juniors, seniors and Brigadiers also attended the District 5 Parade in Co. Monaghan and had a great time.
The Girls are always encouraged to do their bit for others so the Company held an HB Ice-Cream Party and raised €500 for Down syndrome Ireland. They also organised Christmas food hampers which were given to St. Vincent de Paul. The Girls also collected used postage stamps for the Irish Guide dogs for the Blind.
It is hoped that the girls will find this years programme as full and as stimulating as last years, and that they will have just as much fun. Activities planned include Zumba fitness, baking, crafts, inspirational talks, Pyjama party, Hair and Nail Care and much much more!
New members are always welcome, or if you have been a previous member come along and join the fun.
The Girls’ Brigade Motto is Seek, Serve and Follow Christ.