15 February 2018
The vine and the branches
The Boys’ Brigade (or BB for short) is an organisation designed to give boys and young men something interesting, challenging and fun to do.
Our organisation was started in Glasgow over 100 years ago, and today Companies just like ours can be found all round the World!
The BB has a badge, just like your favourite football team, and as you can see it’s an anchor. Our motto,“SURE AND STEADFAST”, is written on the anchor.
The aim of the BB is “the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom among boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Discipline, Reverence, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian Manliness”. That means that we want young men to grow up knowing about Jesus, to know how to behave properly, and to be proud of themselves. If everyone could do that then the world would be a much nicer place to live in. However, we want you to have fun as you learn! How do we do it? Read on to find out!
The Anchor Boys is for all boys in P1 (Provided they are 5 years old) – P3.
The Anchors Programme has a weekly theme, for example, seasons, food and colour. We play team races and games and then have a story, a quiz or do arts and crafts – all related to the week’s theme. These activities all count towards the Anchor Achievement which the boys work for over the session. If successful the boys are awarded with a badge and certificates to demonstrate their hard work. There are also other awards available for performance and behaviour.
The Junior Section is for all boys in P4-7. Each week we set aside time for team as well as individual games and activities. We take part in many competitions and quizzes with other Companies each year, including swimming, figure marching, mime anddrama, PT, football, and other sports.
Each year you will work towards gaining achievements which help you to learn while having fun and you will be awarded at the end of every year when we hold a display night, where family and friends come to see what we have done during the year. Awards are given to boys and squads who have performed and behaved well.
The Company Section is for all boys in secondary school. Throughout the year the company section work towards 3 badge groups Skills, Community and Recreation, involving a variety of activities including: camping, plumbing, map reading, cooking, first aid, survival and many more. It’s not all hard work though as we have time for football, dodge ball, hockey, badminton and other sports every week. Over the last few years we have tried a lot of new activities whilst away at camp these have included: abseiling, rock climbing, sumo wrestling, mountain biking and white water rafting to name but a few.
At the end of your time with the company section we hope you will have achieved the Queen’s badge the highest award in the Boys’ Brigade. This award is well recognised by the community and employers.
We meet every Friday during school term, starting 1st September 2017 right through to 5th May, 2018, at the Church Halls in Monkton Road, Prestwick – right next door to our Church.
We meet in three groups;
Each section has a different uniform, which you will be able to see when you come. Any boy can come to BB as long as they are at least five years old!
|Anchor Boys||P1 – P3||
6.00pm – 7.00pm
|Junior Section||P4 – P7||
6.30pm – 8.30pm
|Company Section||S1 – S6||
7.00pm – 9.45pm
Sam has been in the Boys Brigade for as long as anyone can remember.
The list below tells you about the people who will look after you and teach you when you come to the BB.
However, it doesn’t give the name of the most important person – YOU!
|Chaplain:||David Clarkson||01292 471379|
|Captain:||Sam Gilmour||01292 470614|
|Anchor Boy’s Leader:||Pat Simpson||01292 477289|
|Junior Section Leader:||Tom Simpson||01292 671047|
|Company Section Leader:||Lewis Wheatley|
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the BB – just give us a call. Mrs Pat Simpson is the best person to make initial contact with on 01292 477289.
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Charity No. SC004271