Open Bible Awards
Who is the Award for?
Explorers, Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders, Sub-Officers 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 Christian Sunday worship at least 22 weeks during the GB session which runs for a minimum of 26 weeks. The OBA can be awarded for attendance until 15 years have been achieved.
Where is it worn?
The Open Bible Award is worn as follows:
Click here to find out how to wear Open Bible Awards on the uniform.
Most recent award gained is worn on the tunic, at point of the 'V’. From Sept 2018, if gained, the OBA will move to be directly underneath the company title beside the Attendance Award with OBA being closest to the ‘V’ to allow space for the 125th Anniversary Badge to be placed at the point of the ‘V’.
- Juniors, Seniors
Most recent award gained is worn on the armband, below the most recent Attendance Award.
- Brigaders, Sub-Officers and Associates that have come up through the ranks
Before the Brigader Brooch is awarded, the most recent Open Bible Award gained is worn on the armband, below the most recent Attendance Award. 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 choose whether to wear the armband or not.
- Associates that have not come up through the ranks
Most recent Open Bible Award gained is placed on a ribbon worn on the sweatshirt.