Boy Brigade Sections explained


Anchor Boys
What is the Anchor Boys?

The Anchor Boys is the youngest section in the BB and is for boys aged between 5 and 8.

What do they do?

The Anchor Boys have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends, and working towards their badges.

All of this is done as part of a balanced programme that is separated into 5 different zones...
•Body - fit for fun
•Mind - think and do
•Spirit - God and me
•Community - me and my world
•Creativity - make and do

Everything a child in the Anchor Boys does helps them to develop and to think for themselves, in a safe environment.

What else do I need to know?

The Anchor Boys have a special uniform that they can wear. As everyone wears the same thing they feel as though they belong. However nobody is excluded because they do not have the right clothes.

When do they meet?

The Anchor Boys in the 11th Enfield meets on a Thursday evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Why the Anchor Boys?

Children of this age are developing rapidly. There are big changes in a child's mental, emotional, social and physical development. However, all children are different and have a variety of needs. The relationships formed with children at this age can be important in assisting them to achieve a sound sense of personal and group identity. The programme will provide a wide variety of different activities including:
•Learning new skills: the dexterity required for arts and crafts, following simple instructions for games and activities
•Developing confidence: given opportunities to do things for themselves, praise for good behaviour, taking part in simple role-play, mime and drama
•Developing physical skills: co-ordination games, hopping, skipping and balancing games
•Developing independence: being given simple choices of activities, short trips and visits
•Developing a group identity: belonging to a group, going on trips as a group, taking part in group activities
•Developing an awareness of the needs of others: learning to share and co-operate
•Developing a personal identity: learning about how we are all different, looking at the different needs and interest of others

And most importantly... opportunities for fun and enjoyment!


Junior Section
What is Juniors?

Juniors is our second section and is for boys aged between 8 and 11.

What do they do?

Juniors have fun! Their meetings are crammed full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that they themselves have suggested. There are hundreds of activities catering for just about every possible interest. At the same time we try to encourage them to explore other new interests. There is loads of variety and little chance of becoming bored!

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 gently urges them to try others of a different type. This provides a balanced all round programme - which includes spiritual and social input, as well as physical and adventure activities in 5 different programme zones...
•Body - fit for fun
•Mind - think and do
•Spirit - God and me
•Community - me and my world
•Creativity - make and do

Juniors will also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. As well as possibly going on a weekend camp or holiday that is often the highlight of the year.

Juniors is about...
•having fun
•making friends
•enjoying lots of activities
•trying new things

Through the many different activities, Juniors will...
•learn about themselves
•get to know people and learn to work together
•explore their community
•personally develop

What else do I need to know?

Juniors have a special uniform that they can wear. As everyone wears the same thing they feel as though they belong. However nobody is excluded because they do not have the right clothes.

When do they meet?

The Junior Section in the 11th Enfield meets on a Thursday evening between 6:30pm and 8:00pm.

Why Juniors?

Juniors are developing rapidly. Between the ages of 8 and 11, there are big changes in a child's mental, emotional, social and physical development. However, all children are different and have a variety of needs. The relationships we form with children at this age can be important in assisting them to achieve a sound sense of personal and group identity.


Company Section
What is Company Section?

The Company Section is for young people aged between 11 and 15.

What do they do?

Those in the Company Section take part in the Discover programme, that enables you to...
•Take part in a a fun, balanced and challenging programme
•Be recognised for your effort and achievement
•Build trusting relationships

It's all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. BB provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. Within Discover there are 3 programme zones as follows:
•Community
•Recreation
•Skills

And it's up to each young person to work out which opportunities are relevant for them, whether it's improving football skills, podcasting or recycling.

Every young person should also expect...
•To experience new challenges
•To be listened to and have a say
•To be respected and valued
•To have fun
•To have the opportunity to develop a personal Christian faith

What else do I need to know?

Company Section have a special uniform that they can wear. As everyone wears the same thing they feel as though they belong. However nobody is excluded because they do not have the right clothes.

When do they meet?

The Company Section in the 11th Enfield meets on a Tuesday evening between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.


Seniors
Who is it for?

Seniors is for young people aged between 15 and 18.

What do they do?

Seniors take part in the Challenge Plus programme, which is made up of Projects and Challenges as follows...

Projects

These include taster sessions that act as an introduction to a topic and are then followed by a longer project that is designed and led by the young people.

Projects are grouped into 3 programme zones...
•Community
•Life Skills
•Recreation & Leisure

Challenges

These are focussed on activities that could be completed by the group or as an individual ranging from 'Climb a Munro' to 'Review a local takeaway'.

There are also opportunities to work towards...
•The Duke of Edinburgh Award
•Young Volunteer Awards
•Queen's Badge

It's all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. BB provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. And it's up to each young person to work out which opportunities are relevant for them, whether it's sport's officiating, fundraising or DIY.

Every young person should also expect...
•To experience new challenges
•To be listened to and have a say
•To be respected and valued
•To have fun
•To have the opportunity to develop a personal Christian faith

What else do I need to know?

Seniors have a special uniform that they can wear. As everyone wears the same thing they feel as though they belong. However nobody is excluded because they do not have the right clothes.

When do they meet?

The Seniors in the 11th Enfield meets on a Tuesday evening between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

Who can I contact for more information?

The Captain of the 11th Enfield BB can be contacted
by phone (01992 466910)