History

1968 The UNION was formally confirmed on June 10th, 1968 and the united body took on the name of THE GIRLS' BRIGADE.

The movement is international and interdenominational. Its worldwide membership embraces many races, languages and dialects. Today, THE GIRLS' BRIGADE can be found in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
       
1964 The Girls' Brigade took elements from each of its founding organisations to form a modern Christian organisation for girls and young women that is represented today in countries all over the world.

The UNION of the three organisations was announced world-wide in the following press statement on Thursday, June 25th 1964:

"The Girls' Life Brigade, The Girls' Guildry and The Girls' Brigade of Ireland, all sister organisations of The Boys' Brigade, announced that agreement in principle has been reached on the formation of a new united organisation and that details will be worked out as soon as possible. This agreement is the result of negotiations which have been carried on for some time in a spirit of cordiality and it is believed that the united body, which will be known as THE GIRLS' BRIGADE will be of great benefit to all concerned."
 
1927 1st Singapore Company Formed
1st Singapore Company of The Girls' Life Brigade (GLB) was started by Mrs Elsie Lyne at the Methodist Girls' School.
 
       
1902 The GIRLS' LIFE BRIGADE
• Founded in 1902 in England
• Aim: To help and encourage girls to become responsible, self-reliant and useful Christian women.
       
1900 THE GIRLS' GUILDRY
• Founded in 1900 in Scotland
• Interdenominational and international movement with a strong emphasis on service to others
• Aim: Helping girls to become mature Christian women.
       
1893 THE GIRLS’ BRIGADE
• Formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1893
• Founded on the twin pillars of Bible Class and Physical Training
• Aim: The extension of Christ's kingdom among girls.
       

 


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