How does a member gain an Attendance Award?
The Girls' Brigade annual session must be at least 26 weeks duration. To gain an attendance award the following is required:
- Explorers (from age 3)
A total of 19 attendances at company meetings of Explorers including worship/spiritual session.
Girls joining when their 3rd birthday falls after 1st July can be awarded a Red Star for attendance, provided they have a minimum of 19 attendances at company meetings. They are not eligible for a 1st year Attendance Award.
- Juniors, Seniors and Brigaders
A total of 22 attendances at company meetings, including company Bible class.
- Associates and Sub-Officers
A total of 22 attendances at company meetings and attendance at Sunday worship (with consideration for those who are required to work on Sundays).
A girl who joins as a new member any time after age three commences with a one year Attendance Award irrespective of the section of the company she enters on joining. Attendance Awards can be continued after a break from Brigade or after changing companies.
Attendance awards are given to girls for 1 - 15 years attendance. After 18 years of age members who are not commissioned Officers are called Associate members and are eligible to receive attendance awards for 16 - 25 years’ service.
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Officers and Captains
Officers' Service Awards
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- A total of 22 attendances at company meetings and attendance at Sunday worship (with consideration for those who are required to work on Sundays).
- Awards are worn on the pocket band of the ceremonial uniform and are awarded every five years up to 50 years’ service.
- Captains and Officers may wear their company Attendance Award until awarded the five year Officer Award. An Officer who has not come up through the company will not receive or wear an Attendance Award until the five year Officer Award is gained. Service Awards can be continued after a break from Brigade or after changing companies.