The Garthdee Girls Brigade (also known officially as the 3rd Aberdeen Company) meets in Garthdee Parish Church Hall, on a Wednesday evening during School Terms.
Garthdee has the largest Girls’ Brigade in Aberdeen. It is also one of the oldest showing both how valuable its work is and how much the local community value them. This has got to be coupled with the hard work of its local leadership team.
Each session takes a varied theme designed to both teach skills and encourage the girls to consider the needs of other people in the local community.
The Girls Brigade Age Groups.
The Explorers aged P1 to P3 meet from 6 pm to 7:15 pm.
One of the themes they followed last year was on the subject of food. It is a subject, of course, we all have a special interest both thinking about it and enjoying it. However these young explorers apart from making sweets and cooking also learnt songs about food and enjoyed games
which had food as its central theme. What better way is to help educate your children about starting to think about nutrition and what they eat.
Juniors aged P4 to P7 meet from 6 pm to 7:45 pm.
Whilst many Junior Girls Brigade members have come up through the ranks of Explorers others have come straight into this grouping. Naturally, the themes followed here are more appropriate. One recent session theme was about helping others. As part of this, they learned about first aid but also had visits from the local police and a nurse to talk about real life experiences. They also visited a local fire station to learn even more about the helping hand that fire stations can provide to people in the Garthdee community. In addition whilst looking at first aid issues and the need to keep wounds etc clean they were visited by “The Germ Lady”.
Brigaders S1 to S6 meet from 7:30 to 9:15 pm.
This group have been able to discover a whole range of topics. Some of them were maybe repeats of themes they may have already covered as members of the Explorers or Juniors. However, they were able to discover and understand even more about the subject. Other themes included map reading and learning to dance.
Other exciting experiences for all agegroups.
However, that is only part of the experiences that all members of Garthdee Girls Brigade have been able to enjoy. In addition to learning new skills well enough to qualify for new badges on the uniform, they have also taken part on in both local and national competitions. Participated in several Church services (including the 2018 Remembrance Service held at Garthdee Parish Church). They also got involved in Leadership Training (very useful in developing their educational and career opportunities).
Do you have girls that would benefit from these fun yet valuable lessons in life? If so get in touch.
Are you a young girl who would love to attend these fun events? Then speak to your parents about and show them this page.
Learn more about the Girls Brigade here in Garthdee.
For general enquiries: [email protected] or ring Margaret Cooper direct on 07840 571 8773
You should also discover the major Christmas fun event we are supporting for this group in our church on 1st December. For details click this Christmas fun day link.
Amongst the local organisations providing their support are the North of Scotland’s top brass band. Find out more about the Bon Accord Silver Band here.