In 2008, all companies became able to form a Girls' Association. At present, only the 10th South Shields company has a Girls' Association, and these actively work as an integral part of the BB to ensure that it works for everyone.
The Girls' Association usually wears the same uniform as its associated company and section, although a skirt may be worn instead of trousers in most cases. Likewise, the badge scheme is identical for all members.
Here in the South Shields Battalion, the following companies have Girls' Associations: