The Boys’ Brigade engages nationally with over 50,000 children and young people providing opportunities to meet together in their communities and engage in a range of fun and developmental activities. We believe that empowering children and young people is important and do this by involving them in decision making at all levels of the BB and giving responsibility appropriate to their age and aptitude.
What we do enables children and young people to engage with the needs of others (especially other young people) locally, nationally and globally and encouraging them to participate in activities and projects in which they can make a difference.
Anchor Boys (Ages 5 to Primary 2)
The Anchor Boys enjoy an hour of fun and friendship, where everything is about enjoying ourselves. This includes games, crafts, music and stories. There are even badges for you to get and show off. We don’t just stay in all the time; a lot of the time we go out and about. Sometimes we just go outside to play games in the fine weather and sometimes we go for trips and visits to all sorts of people and places. It’s great fun!
Junior Section (Ages Primaries 3 to 6)
In the Junior Section we have fun with games, crafts, drama, music and sport. We also often go on day trips or adventure weekends for even more fun.
There is a badge system – complete all the tasks and you are awarded a badge. See if you can collect them all! There are plenty of games for everyone to take part in, and we easily spend most of our time running about. Every chance we get, we go outdoors. Getting outside is always a chance for even more fun
Company Section (Ages Primary 7 to Secondary 6)
The boys in this Section take part in sports, physical activities, challenges, competitions and endless other indoor and outdoor activities. We also go on weekend camps and longer trips at home and abroad. Activities all lead toward developing new skills and the boys are recognised for their achievements. Sports are a major part of the Company Section, both individual and team – they are about as varied as they come. From football to golf and rugby to snooker. The highlights of the year are definitely when we go away for a weekend or longer. We usually manage to see a fair bit of the country. The Company Section is all about fun!