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Tayview Lodges - 2014 Summer Offer

Now that the schools have closed for the holidays why not take advantage of our fantastic 2014 Summer Offer at Tayview Lodges where you will be able to enjoy an idyllic four night stay in rural Perthshire for up to eight people with prices starting from just £250 inclusive of all bed linen, fuel costs, hand towels and a mini welcome pack on arrival. Dates are available throughout July to October and are based on a four night stay from Monday to Friday, subject to terms and conditions.

ICGB 2014

Where does time go?  It seems no time since ICGB 2010 in Malaysia but here we are again as GB leaders from many, many countries head towards Perth, Western Australia for this year’s ICGB, which runs from 5-11 July 2014.Already some of the Europe Fellowship delegates are in Australia and others will fly over the next week.

Euroquest Glasgow 2014

This is a great opportunity to pull together a team of young leaders aged 16-26 from your company or division to participate in a challenging, fast and fun filled weekend with their colleagues from Boys’ Brigade and other organisations across Europe. All the details are shown on the attached flier along with a registration form. Please note that the GBS Executive fully endorses this event and that we have 2 young leaders from GBS on the Planning Group who would welcome your support. All bookings, enquiries, etc.

Exciting weekend for Girls’ Brigade Scotland

The weekend of 17 – 18 May was an extremely busy one for GBS and thanks to all who supported us at any of the three events that the organisation was involved with.

Executive Nominations

The Executive is pleased to announce that following a nomination process, which closed on 1 April 2014, the various positions have been filled as follows:

GBS Holiday Leadership

The new Holiday Leadership forms and a supporting Guidance Sheet are now available on the website under the Leaders Section. Companies are asked to ensure that these forms are now used for all applications and any old forms held are destroyed. These replace all the previous Camp forms and GB HQ will not accept old forms after 28 February 2014. Please take your time to read through these and familiarise yourself with them, particularly if planning to lead a holiday over the coming months.

Character, Values, Poverty and Girls

What is the value in being part of Girls' Brigade for girls today?

That's a question we often get asked by parents, churches, government and young people. To hear what the value is, please follow the link below and read the Blog from Gary Walsh of Character Scotland who heard about Girls’ Brigade at the recent Pupil Inclusion Network in Scotland (PINS) meeting in Edinburgh on 19 September. Who did he hear it from? He heard it from 2 Brigaders from 4th Johnstone company and they certainly left a lasting impression! Well done girls.

Queen's Award

Following the launch at this year’s AGM, we are proud to be able to announce an updated and revitalised version of our highest award – The Queen’s Award.

The principles remain exactly the same as they have always been and what has found to have worked well over the years for both candidates and those supporting them has been retained. The changes that have been made mean that it is an exciting time to think about encouraging your girls to take part and several Companies have already asked for more details to pass on to their older Brigaders.