Girls' Brigade Northern Ireland, GBNI

Open Bible Award (OBA)

Who is the Award for?

Explorers, Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders and Associates can all achieve this Award.

How is it achieved?

The aim of this Award is to encourage young people to attend church regularly.  It is awarded to girls who regularly attend Christian Sunday Worship.  That can include Sunday School, Church Services, Youth Fellowship, Praise Service, Youth Rally and special services as long as it is attended on a Sunday.  As a minimum, girls need to attend Sunday Worship at least 22 weeks during the GB session which runs for a minimum of 26 weeks.

Open Bible Award (OBA)

Where is it worn?

The Open Bible Award is worn as follows:

  • Explorers
    Most recent award gained is worn on the tunic, at point of the 'V’.

  • Juniors, Seniors
    Most recent award gained is worn on the armband, below the most recent attendance brooch.

  • Brigaders
    Before award of Brigader Brooch the most recent Open Bible Award gained is worn on the armband, below the most recent attendance brooch.  After gaining the Brigader Brooch, the most recent Open Bible Award gained is transferred from the armband onto a ribbon worn on the sweatshirt.

  • Associates
    Most recent Open Bible Award gained is placed on a ribbon worn on the sweatshirt.

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