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Junior Section Badgework (ages 8 – 10 / P5 – P7)

The Junior Circle badge is gained when 4 subjects have been completed, 1 from each section of the Junior programme; this would normally take 1 Brigade year. There are 3 circle awards, each distinguished by the number of segments. Each colour used in the badge represents a section of the programme:

  • White » Spiritual
  • Blue » Physical
  • Yellow » Educational
  • Red » Service

Example topics

  • Spiritual: Bible mime, GB Scripture Course, praise and prayer.

  • Physical: Dance, dodgeball, team games.

  • Educational: Drugs awareness, crafts, fashion.

  • Service: Climate change, first aid, people in ministry.

Junior Section Badgework Resource:

Junior programme book
GBNI have produced a Junior Programme Book, packed with ideas for Junior section badgework, available from our walk in shop at GBHQ.  It can also be ordered from our online shop in the GB Publications & Resources section

Junior Circle - year 1, 2 & 3

Junior Circles

A girl in her first year in the Junior Section will work for her 1st circle, regardless of age. For example, if a girl joins GB at age 8, she will work towards her 1st Junior Circle. In the same way, if a girl joins GB at age 10, she too will work towards her 1st Junior Circle

A total of 3 circles may be gained, one for each year spent in the Junior Section. A badgework certificate may also optionally be awarded on the successful completion of individual topics; Spiritual, Physical, Educational, and Service.Company captains can purchase these from our walk in shop at GBHQ.  They can also be ordered from our online shop in the GB Publications & Resources/ Certificates section.


Wearing Junior Section Awards

Click here to download a diagram of where to wear GB awards on armbands.

Juniors wear their Junior circles along with other attendance awards on an armband, worn on the left sleeve of sweatshirt when wearing ceremonial uniform. 


On first becoming a Junior a girl wears her most recently gained Explorer star and her most recently gained Attendance brooch. Thereafter Junior circles as gained are placed in line with the Explorer star. The Open Bible Award is placed below the most recent attendance brooch.

Wearing Other Awards

The red Junior Section badge is worn on the sweatshirt, below the company title. Endurance Award, if applicable, should be worn on right side of the sweatshirt.

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