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2nd. Galashiels Girls' Brigade Company

St. Ninians Church, High Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders.

We are a 'Youth Group' with a difference - for girls' who are in P1 or upwards, we can offer something for them all.

As a Christian based, uniformed organisation, we do have spiritual teaching but, rather than sit them down and read the bible to them, we tend to teach by modernising the stories, we also teach by singing and drawing etc. So although the girls' are having fun, they are still learning a bit about the workings of Jesus.

We have been going now for around 20 years and keep growing in numbers. We average around 60 girls per year all working towards gaining their badges at the end of term.

To keep the girls' interested, we attend Regional competitions, have trips out, have Christmas patries and many more activities. The girls' cover a wide variety of topics as well as fund raising for charities.

Our year commences around the first week in September and ends around the first week in May. We meet on Wednesday nights in the church halls. P1 - P3 from 6pm - 7pm: P4 upwards from 7pm - 8pm.

All age groups and denominations are welcome to join us as are parent helpers or youths over the age of 18 who may be willing to come along to help and who knows, they may go on to do their officer training. We also welcome girls' from the high school who may be doing their D.O.E.Award and need to do so many hours working with children. (please note that we are child protection trained and any new volunteers would have to agree to be "veted".

For further information, please contact Sheila Shaw, Captain. on Galashiels (01896) 757585 - after 6pm. or email:

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