Each week The Boys' Brigade works with thousands of young people, many of whom have no other connection with the Church. The Boys' Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old. Juniors is our second section and is for children aged between 8 and 11.
Please Note: Ages for joining vary from group to group, please check with your local group
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;
- Me and the world (Community)
- God and me (Spirit)
- Fit for fun (Body)
- Think and do (Mind)
- Make and do (Creativity)
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 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. Juniors offers a full and varied programme, typically lasting 1½ hours with a few if any individual activities lasting more than ten minutes. The weekly section meeting would usually be finished between 8.00 and 8.30 pm.
If you are interested in joining The Boys' Brigade, whether as a child or young person; or as a volunteer please get in touch with us and we can provide you with more details including where your nearest group is located.
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Last updated 05/02/2018