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Girls’ Brigaders place their postcards in the local mail slot as part of their tour.

Published 6th March 2007, 12:16pm

About 20 Explorers from the George Town Company, a section of the Cayman Islands Girls' Brigade, received a personal tour from Cayma Islands Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow last Wednesday, (21 March) afternoon.

The tour was arranged by the Cayman Islands Girls' Brigade as part of its Service badge-earning programme, "People who help us".

Effie Johnson, assistant head leader of her company, explained that they work on four areas each year - spiritual, physical, service and education - for the girls to earn badges.

Ms Glasgow explained how the Cayman Islands postal system worked in terms the group could understand, and each girl will be able to understand how the mail works as they all mailed postcards to themselves. The girls asked questions, such as how many people the Postal Service employs. Most of them recognised that the building's distinctive ceiling is like the one at Emslie Memorial United Church and the George Town Library.

Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow shows members of the Explorers where the mail goes after it is dropped in the mailbox.

"I believe that they gained a lot from the visit. Sheena really made it interesting and brought it down to their level," Mrs. Johnson said.

Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow said she please to help the Explores learn about the Cayman Islands postal system. "I think these were the youngest children with whom I've ever personally done a tour. However, I enjoyed their visit and the interest they showed in learning about our Postal Service."

So far the girls have visited a dental hygienist as well as the Postmaster General, and their final visit will be to a police officer.

At the end of the tour Ms Glasgow gave each of the girls a ruler that features Cayman Islands stamps.

What is Girls' Brigade?

The Girls' Brigade is a worldwide Christian organisation of girls and women, which was established in the Cayman Islands in 1947. It has since spread to more than 50 countries and is still growing. Companies meet each week, and besides regularly participating in crafts, games, camps and outings, girls are challenged to discover more about God, serve in the community and learning leadership and living skills. Girls' Brigaders form friendships with other girls, not only from within their company but sometimes from other parts of the world. At all times, girls are in the care of trained and competent leaders in a safe environment.