Awards for Explorers are based on a Star theme which is unique to this age group in Girls' Brigade. Explorers are at the very start of their Girls’ Brigade journey and their journey through life as they go to school and start to make new friends. Girls’ Brigade believes that with Jesus as their guiding light they will find their way in life. The thematic basis of the work they will do incorporates all aspects – Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Service – resulting in a balanced programme, to help each girl grow in mind, body and spirit and to become aware of the needs of others.
Leaders who work with Explorers use programme material which has been specifically designed to provide an enjoyable and varied programme of activities which will stimulate and challenge young minds as well as providing enjoyment for girls in the P1 - P3 age range.
The programme, based on the 4 key areas mentioned above, keeps girls busy throughout the session and there is a great sense of achievement when work is completed and girls receive their Star Award at the end of each year.
A Bronze star is awarded at the end of P1, a Silver Star at the end of P2 and a Gold Star is awarded at the end of the their P3 year even if the girl has only joined the company at the start of that year.