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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. The Seniors is for young people aged 15 to 18 years of age.

Please Note: Ages for joining vary from group to group, please check with your local group.

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.

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. The weekly section meeting would usually run for 1½ - 2 hours and will typically be finished by 10.00pm.

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 02/12/2021