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Boys’ Brigade

 

Held in

 Bankier Primary School

Bankier Road

Banknock

FK4 1TF

Tuesday Evening

Anchor Boys

(P1 - P3)

6.30pm to 7.45pm

Friday Evening

Junior Section

(P4 - P6)

6.30pm to 7.45pm

Friday Evening

Company Section

(P7 upwards)

7.45pm to 9.30pm

 

All section start back after the school summer holidays -

      Anchor boys (P1 – P3) starts back on Tuesday 29th of August 2017 at 6.30pm – 7.45pm
      Junior Section (P4 – P6) starts back on Friday 1st of September 2017 at 6.30pm – 8pm
      Company Section (P7 – S6) Starts back on Friday 1st of September 2017 at 7.45pm – 9.30pm

If you know of any boys in these age groups could you please encourage them to come along and try the Boys’ Brigade.

 

 

 

1st Haggs Boys Brigade

Anchor Boy Report

This session we started the year with good numbers which are still continuing to grow even at this late stage in the year. All the boys have great attendance and come along each week full of enthusiasm, they are always willing to try new activities that are suggested to them which is encouraging and rewarding for Captain and the officers.

This year we have had several outings which have included a Halloween treat to Zoo Lab in Larbert, all of the boys enjoyed getting to see and hold a lot of different creepy crawlies and trying to scare Miss Duncan with them, TurnaBBout at Falkirk Town Hall where some of boys even got to go on stage and take part in a song and dance, our Christmas outing was to Adventure Planet in Cumbernauld. All of these have been enjoyed by both the boys and the officers.

 Each week we vary the games and crafts focusing on various occasions throughout the calendar year. This we do in an attempt to provide the boys with the necessary life skills and confidence which we hope the boys can develop and take in their adult lives.

 A special thanks to the officers and everyone else who contributes their time for the benefits of the boys however all this cannot be accomplished without the help of the parents who bring their boys along making the Boys Brigade the organisation and enjoyed place for the boys to attend.

Company Section Report

The Company Section has had a very mixed year starting with 6 boys but now we are down to 3. Despite this we have tried to maintain an effective programme.

The normal night would consist of opening parade with short talk followed by inspection. We would then move to Drill, tuck-shop, classes, and games.

The attendance at church parades this year include harvest and the Christmas gift service and the battalion night at Falkirk Town Hall which was a mix of Christian Music, sing along, and Magic acts.

Despite our small number we have one boy gaining his Presidents Badge and one boy gaining his Queen’s Badge.

Thanks is due to all the parents and the officers. 
Alan Hobbs,

Junior Section Report

2016/2017 has been an unbelievably successful year for the junior section with a considerable increase in the number of boys continuously attending throughout the year and especially with our new time slot on Friday evenings, however our new night remains the same filled with fun, games, stories and chat and also the dreaded marching.

During the year we have covered so much entering most of the battalion competitions​ doing well in some and not so well in others.

We have been out and about going swimming, to the Jungle room in Larbert and to air space trampolining in East Kilbride and to this year's turnabout at Falkirk town hall ,our session will conclude with the annual weekend camp to Girvan in June.

All the officers would like to thank the parents and friends of the company for their continued support and especially the boys for attending and putting the effort in throughout the year.

Captain’s Report

It is with regret this is my last session with the Boys’ Brigade. I have enjoyed my time with the 1st Haggs, working with the Boys and all the officers and helpers who have served the company. I have had many happy and funny memories with the company, at camp, parade nights and competitions the length and breadth of Scotland also a trip to Northern Ireland for the national final for chess. Canvas camps was the highlight of the Company Section going to Morecambe, Hawick, North Berwick and Irvine.

I would like to give a big thanks to all the officers and helpers throughout the years they served the company, parents who have helped in the Stedfast Association who have supplied us with various equipment for camping, Duke of Edinburgh, table tennis tables and football gear.

The Haggs Parish Church have also been very supportive to the company. 

Finally, I would like to thank the present officers and helpers Katy, Bobby, Fiona, John, Sharon, Alan and Grant. Katy, Bobby, and Sharon did their basic training this year, Grant is doing a course at Carronvale lasting 2 weeks over 2 years.

I wish and pray for the Company in the coming years as they start to build the company up again.

Ernie Firth.

Boys’ Brigade Update

We all went to the Battalion annual Turnabout service at the Falkirk town hall on Friday 3rd of March all the boys and officers had a good time. We had a sponsored walk on Saturday 27th of May, 13 boys, 4 Officers, 5 parents and 2 dogs took part the weather was good and we all had a good time raising money for company funds. The anchor boys and company sections finish on the end of May and the junior section finished with the weekend camp to Girvan on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th June  Everyone enjoyed themselves and behaved very well and all went home exhausted on Sunday evening.

Thank you to all the Officers, helpers and Parents for all their help and support this year.

As your Know Ernie Firth is retiring this year we thank him for all the work he has done in the company for the past 30 plus years and we wish him well in the future.

John Fenney (Company Correspondent)