Girls' Brigade groups, called Companies, meet in a local church or hall once a week after school or in the early evening during school term time.
They share in fun, games, worship and activities that lead to badges and awards in three age-groups:
5 to 8 years – Juniors
9 to 12 years – Seniors
13 to 17 years – Pioneers
As well as the weekly activities, there are camps, outings, national and international events offering girls opportunities to grow friendships, share experiences and gain new skills.
Girls progressing through Pioneers also have the opportunity to join the Youth section, gaining leadership skills, helping run their Company, and engaging in leading the National movement.
Girls' Brigade is a modern uniformed movement today's girls love. Its contemporary culture is rooted in a rich history and tradition. Beginning in Ireland in 1893, GB has spread around the world, bringing girls into fellowship across cultural and national boundaries.
GB's role in New Zealand has been so significant that the Brigade featured on a postage stamp in 1958. Thousands of girls have been and are being enriched through the GB programme.
We desire to see the girls grow in all areas of their life: physically, educationally, socially and spiritually. Our programme offers a variety of challenging and exciting activities which are biblically based and culturally relevant. Our leaders provide a safe and encouraging environment in which to explore these areas.
GB - Girls' Brigade - is one of two programmes for girls run by GBNZ
Girls' Brigade exists to help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life. Our vision is to see girls come into a relationship with the living God and to be able to actively and enthusiastically express their love for God and others through their communities. Girls learn to live out our motto, which is "Seek, Serve and Follow Christ"