Address: Main Street, Balderton, NG24 3LQ

Telephone: 01636 706264

Boys’ Brigade

Tuesdays from 6.30pm

Boys and girls are welcome to attend the Boys' Brigade.

This is a fun way to learn about the Christian faith and be taught new skills. The children take part in sport, indoor activities, complete badges and learn about different topics.

Each year there is a presentation to parents and friends, the taking part in the annual Remembrance parade.

For further information on the Boys’ Brigade please see the link below or contact Jenni Vaughan.

https://boys-brigade.org.uk/

Captain Jenni Vaughan

Telephone 01636 684572

Remembrance Sunday - November 10, 2019

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Background History of the Boys’ Brigade

The Boys’ Brigade Organisation is one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and was the first voluntary uniformed youth movement in the world.

Our Patron is: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Boys' Brigade Motto is:'Sure & Steadfast' - The motto is taken from the bible, the book of Hebrews, Chapter 6, Verse 19.

Climbing to the top

Our founder, William Alexander Smith, who later became Sir, began the first company in Glasgow on 4 October 1883. From this one Company formed in Scotland, the BB has grown into a worldwide movement having worked with millions of children and young people for well over a century and we proudly celebrate all that the BB has achieved in its 136 – year history and what it continues to achieve today.

The Boys’ Brigade's structure has over 1400 groups known as Companies across the United Kingdom and Republic Ireland. These Companies are organised into local groupings known as Battalions and Districts which provide support and activities within their geographical areas to add to the experience of young people and leaders.

Let's go camping

A Company has four sections, divided into age groups. However, not every company may have all these sections. The sections are:

Anchor Section 5-8 yrs

Junior Section 8-11 yrs

Company Section 11-15 yrs

Senior Section 15-18 yrs

1st Balderton Company – Founded 28 December 1909

The 1st Balderton Company, belongs to the South Lincolnshire Battalion and is a small company. We meet on a Tuesday night from 6.15-7.30 pm in the Church Hall at the rear of the church.

Let's play

We consist mainly of Anchor and Junior Sections and we are dependent solely on the volunteers who come from all walks of life to share their time, skills, passion and faith with us.

We aim to provide something for every young person and are committed to seeing lives enriched by supporting the children and young people reach their full potential. We hope that we achieve this by providing opportunities to meet together and engage in a range of fun and developmental activities and experiences where our members develop skills, build confidence, make friends, take responsibility and are encouraged to make a real difference in their communities.

Each of the Sections have their own national programme of activities based on five areas; body, mind, spirit, community and creativity which aims to provide challenges, adventure and opportunities to learn and grow. The programme enables the children and young people to work in a team and take more responsibility. Juniors also get the opportunity to go on a weekend camp and for some this will be their first night away from home.

Throughout their time in the Company, the children and young people work towards badges and recognition for their participation in the programme and in Battalion activities culminating in an awards evening towards the end of the session

On the race track

Both leaders and volunteer helpers work across a variety of different roles within the Company, most directly supporting children and young people in their activities, with others working behind the scenes.

The Balderton Methodist Church are tremendously supportive of us and we are sincerely thankful and grateful for the ongoing support they provide us.