The Boys’ Brigade is one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK & Republic of Ireland and has members in countries throughout the world. We are committed to seeing lives enriched by supporting children and young people to reach their full potential by providing opportunities to meet together and engage in a range of fun and developmental activities and experiences. There’s something for every young person and members develop skills, build confidence, make friends, take responsibility and are encouraged to make a real difference in their communities – sharing the values that make us who we are.
We are looking forward to the new Boys’ Brigade year which begins on Monday 9 September for the Company and Junior Sections with the Anchor Boys resuming on Tuesday 17 September.
As we start our new session, we would be delighted to welcome new members for all Sections and also, we are eager to strengthen our staff numbers, particularly, but not exclusively, with the Anchor Boys. Details for each of the Sections are as follows:
Anchor Boys – Tuesdays – 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m.
Anchor Boys is the section of the Boys’ Brigade Company for boys aged 4-8. Anchor Boys participate in a wide range of activities – arts & crafts, music, games, Bible stories and sports. They have a national badge programme designed to prepare them for further membership in the Company and to develop them socially, educationally and spiritually.
Junior Section – Mondays – 7.00 p.m. – 8.15 p.m.
Junior Section is our second section and is for boys aged between 8 and 11. Junior Section meetings are crammed full of challenges, games and activities. The award programme is specifically designed to encourage a child to look beyond themselves. Many are interested in one type of activity – perhaps sports or natural history. Our special programme provides for such interests and at the same time encourages them to try other activities of a different type.
Junior Section will also get to go on trips and days out to places like the zoo, theme parks and activity centres.
Company Section – Monday from 7.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m.
The Company Section is for young people aged 11 to 18 years of age and its programme follows the Brigade UK Discover Programme, which enables boys to take part in a fun, balanced and challenging programme while being recognised for effort and achievement and building trusting relationships. Boys working towards their President’s and Queen’s Badges have the opportunity to transfer their achievements towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and acquire skills which are transferrable to the world of Higher Education and Employment.
If you would like to chat about your son(s) joining any of the Sections or about offering your services to help with our work with the boys, please feel free to contact any of our Officers.