A ‘popping’ great time to celebrate Girls’ Brigade Week 2015
A ‘popping’ great time to celebrate Girls’ Brigade Week 2015

A ‘popping’ great time to celebrate Girls’ Brigade Week 2015

Girls’ Brigade as we know it today was formed on 10th June 1965 following the amalgamation of The Girls’ Brigade (founded in Ireland in 1893), The Girls’ Guildry (founded in Scotland in 1900) and The Girls’ Life Brigade (founded in England in 1902).

Each year, at this time, Girls’ Brigade Week is celebrated and groups right across the country celebrate all that makes this organisation GREAT! And this was certainly the case at 2nd Gladstone Girls’ Brigade, at Shed 19.

Victoria and Ebony, our older girls (known as Pioneers) organised a night of fun and festivity based on Popcorn, for the whole company to enjoy. ‘Popcorn Christians’ included games such as: popcorn race - where girls had to be the first to blow their piece of popcorn across the table with a straw; popcorn catcher – where teams had to drop the most pieces of popcorn from a chair into a cup; and Popcorn Collector – where teams had to spoon as much popcorn as possible into a cup held on their head by a team member.

“But behind all the fun was a message to be shared,” Victoria pointed out. “The girls were asked to think about how a popcorn kernel is similar to a person’s heart”. Popcorn is a seed that is hard and tasteless, until placed in the fire. And then the white goodness on the inside comes out for us to not only smell the aroma, but also taste. It’s a powerful object lesson and metaphor for Christ working in us and drawing others to himself.

“Overall the girls had a great night, and the aroma of popcorn was so inviting” Ebony said. The company then shared the remaining popcorn as a reminder that they too are like popcorn – when times get rough, they can react in a positive and profound way, they can be the fluffy inviting popcorn that others want to share in, rather than the hard kernel that is discarded.

After 122 years, Girls' Brigade still operates throughout Australia and the world, providing leadership and self development programs for young women in line with our motto: Seek, Serve and Follow Christ.

2nd Gladstone caters for all school age girls and meets at Shed 19 (19 Dalrymple Drive, Toolooa) on Tuesdays from 5-7pm – so why not join us for a popping-great time!


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