About us

What is GB Scotland?

The Girls’ Brigade in Scotland (GBS) is a lively, vibrant organisation for girls and young women. We are a volunteer led uniformed organisation which was founded on Christian principles over 120 years ago but which remain our bedrock today.

GB companies offer a safe place for girls and young women... 

While our core values remain the same, the way in which we do things does not, for to do so would fail the girls and young women in membership today.

We are a modern, progressive organisation open to girls of all faiths or none and operate throughout Scotland with 230 companies serving over 9,000 members in the communities of Scotland.

GB companies offer a safe place for girls and young women to meet, a place for fun, a place for learning, a place for challenge, a place for personal development and a place where every girl is valued irrespective of her background.

We welcome those with educational or other special needs and it is our policy, wherever possible, to include those who are challenged by physical or mental disability as we seek to be inclusive at all times.

All sections follow a balanced, age appropriate programme offering educational, service, spiritual and physical elements, recognising our holistic approach.

The award scheme provides the opportunity for girls to learn new skills at a level appropriate to their ability in a fun, safe and secure environment.

All GB companies are affiliated to local churches and are an integral part of both church and local community.

Service to others is part of the philosophy of the organisation as is demonstrated through the level of volunteering offered by around 1500 adult leaders each week, all of whom undertake appropriate training, including safeguarding.

The Girls' Brigade in Scotland All rights reserved | Company Reg. No. 332331 | Registered Charity No. SC010980