Junior Branches come in all shapes and sizes, but all Junior Branches (JBs) share some things in common. The JB Essentials describe what makes a JB:
- All JBs are part of A Global Movement;
- All JBs work towards the JB Goals;
- JBs are Constantly Developing;
- JBs are Self-Governing entities;
The JB Essentials are the foundations of JB, or simply what JB is. They are central to the way Junior Branch has developed over the past 40 years and will continue to develop.
The JB Goals describe what JBers hope to achieve by taking part in Junior Branch. In short, what does JB exist to do?
- Building an Inclusive Community
- Developing our Organization
- Advancing Leadership
- Educating By Experience
- Empowering to Reflect and Act
‘Junior Branch is a global movement because JBs do not act alone but recognise and take part in global initiatives such as supporting the International Day of Peace; JBs are self governing because we strongly value electing our own leaders; JB advances leadership when JBers take charge of running their own activities; JB gives youth the chance to take action and plan their own events and activities, from arranging activities for younger JBers, creating projects for the local community or taking part in international movements.’