Girls' Brigade

1st Clacton-on-Sea Girls’ Brigade, meet during school term times on a Tuesday evening. 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Explorers & Juniors), 7:30pm – 9:00pm (Seniors & Brigaders).

Our company was established in 1922, and we currently have around fifty girls in attendance.

Each section continues work towards their badges.



Company Sections

The company is divided into four sections, dependent on age. These are:

Explorers – Ages 4 – 8 – Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Juniors– Ages  8- 11 – Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Seniors – Ages 11 – 14 – Tuesdays 7:30pm- 9:00pm

Brigaders– Ages 14+ – Tuesdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Attendance Awards

Girls can gain attendance awards. These are:

  • Company Service – gained by attending 75% of Company nights.
  • Church Service – awarded to girls who regularly attend a Church or Sunday School.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The award is split into three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. This award can be worked for through various organisations and schools.

Each level is then split into four sections – Physical Recreation, Skills, Service and Expedition, with an additional section of Residential for the Gold Award.

The Award takes a lot of time, hard work and determination to complete, from six months – two years per award depending upon the level.

We have had many of our Brigaders complete the Gold Award and we are very proud of them all. It is a great achievement for them. This entitles them to wear the Gold Award Brooch.

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