Buckna Presbyterian Church

Restart of GB

Hello everyone,

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well.

We are delighted to be able to tell you that we hope to be able to restart Girls’ Brigade in November.  Unfortunately, we won’t be able to resume all our activities in the way we have been accustomed to but we are really looking forward to reconnecting with the girls and getting to know some new members!

Our buildings don’t allow everyone to meet at the same time so our provisional plan is to start back on a rota basis:

Date Time SectionTime Section
2nd November7.30 – 8.30pmSeniors / Brigaders

9th November6.15 – 7.15pmExplorers7.30 – 8.30pmJuniors
16th November7.30 – 8.30pmSeniors / Brigaders

23rd November6.15 – 7.15pmExplorers7.30 – 8.30pmJuniors
30th November7.30 – 8.30pmSeniors / Brigaders

7th December6.15 – 7.15pmExplorers7.30 – 8.30pmJuniors
14th December7.30 – 8.30pmSeniors / Brigaders

21st December6.15 – 7.15pmExplorers7.30 – 8.30pmJuniors

As far as possible social distancing will be in place and we will supply hand sanitiser and encourage handwashing.  It will be impossible to avoid closer contact with some of the younger girls but we will make every effort to adhere to the PCI guidelines. You can access those by clicking here.

To help keep things safe we will:

  • Not wear uniform (to avoid sharing, trying on etc)
  • Enter the hall only by the front door and leave only by the side door
  • Escort younger girls to cars rather than parents coming in to the hall
  • Keep a record of everyone in attendance each night for contact tracing
  • Wear face coverings if aged 11 years unless medically exempt or whilst playing games

All returning and new members will need to be registered by 26th October. There is a registration form at the bottom of this post that we would ask you to complete. Please feel free to share this website post with anyone who has a child who wishes to start GB for the first time.

Age groups are:

  • Tinies age 3 on 1st September and pre-school
  • Explorers P1 – P4
  • Juniors P5 – P7
  • Seniors Year 8 – Year 10
  • Brigaders Year 11 – Year 14

This year more than ever our plans will be subject to change, we really appreciate your understanding of this and would be grateful for your prayers as we take some steps towards our return.

If anyone has any queries about any aspect of the GB restart please just let me know, my mobile number is 07708322642 or my email is amurdock0511@gmail.com.

Yours in Christ,

Anne & the GB Team

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If you are a facebook user, then we would invite to to join with us there. Over the coming weeks and months it is our intention to use facebook to provide useful information, highlight upcoming online events and share items of praise that can be used in conjunction with our online services.

We feel this is a great way for our Church to remain active in these uncertain times and to let the wider world have a little glimpse of our life in the Braid.