10th Bristol Boys' Brigade

Boys’ Brigade is a Christian Youth Organisation. We aim to enable boys to develop fulfilling lives based on Christian principles through activities, challenges, fun and friendship. We are a part of Hanham Methodist Church, the Avon Battalion and the West of England and Channel Islands District.

 

HOW WE ARE ORGANISED

We meet on a Thursday evening at the Church and we are split by age into four sections.

Anchors:

5-7 year olds

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Juniors:

8-11 year olds

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Company:

12-15 year olds

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Seniors:

15-18 year olds

7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

All Officers and helpers are fully trained but unpaid volunteers. All Officers and helpers have undergone DBS checks. The Captain is the Officer in charge of the Company and we have an Officer in Charge of each section.

Boys who join the company will be expected to play a full part in the activities of the Company including attendance at Parade Services.

 

COSTS

Boys pay a subscription fee three times per year (September, January, and April). Please ask for the current rate. We may ask for contributions towards the cost of outside visits or special activities although we try to subsidise costs through fundraising. The cost of uniform items is available on request.

 

UNIFORM

For Anchors and Juniors the Uniform consists of a BB Polo Shirt and Sweatshirt. In Company Section a more formal shirt and tie is worn but the polo shirt can be worn as an optional extra. Achievement badges are given free of charge.

 

CONSENT

All BB members and visitors must supply a consent form signed by their parents. This is completed annually. Separate consent is sought for special activities such as camps or sleepovers.

 

PARADES AND SERVICES

Parade Services are held at Hanham Methodist Church on around seven special Sundays throughout the year and all boys are expected to attend, in uniform. Parents are encouraged to stay for the Service which lasts about an hour, and to share in a cup of coffee afterwards. Following the Service boys return to the Anchor Boys room which they are dismissed.

We have an annual enrolment service in October at which boys make promises and receive membership cards. At this very important service we also issue promotions and awards.

Each year Junior and Company Section attend Battalion Parades in October for Founders Day and in April. These are important Battalion events which take place at various locations in the area.

An annual Carol Service is held for Anchor Boys.

 

YOUTH CHURCH

This is run by the Church for all the young people on Sunday mornings. We strongly encourage BB members to attend on Sundays when there is no Parade. Contact Mrs Brabon-Hibbs on 0117 9042235

 

CAMPS

Annual Battalion Camp is held in the Summer for Company and Senior Boys. Junior Section holiday is held every other year. Details will be provided at the time.

 

Contacts for further information

Captain:             Mr Mike Vernon                       0117 9153107

Anchors:            Mr Steve Breddy                      0117 9606651

Junior Section:   Mr Aaron Breddy                      0117 9606651

Company & Senior Sections:

             Mr Mike Vernon                       0117 9153107

 

We are always on the look out for willing people to help even if it’s only for a short period of time. Please contact the Captain if you think you can help or visit our web-site ( http://10bristol.boys-brigade.org.uk ).


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