Activity Programme

Uniform

Subs

Staff

 

Anchor Boys is for boys aged between 5 and 8 years old (school years 1 to 3).

We meet on Friday evenings between 6.00 and 7.00 pm at Kingston Methodist Church.

Anchor Boys is about:

- having fun
- making friends
- enjoying lots of activities
- trying new things

We have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends and more.

All of this is done as part of a balanced programme that is separated into five different zones:

- Body - fit for fun
- Mind - think and do
- Spirit - God and me
- Community - me and my world
- Creativity - make and do

 

During the summer we have an outdoor programme (weather permitting), which takes place on the Fairfield.

Everything an Anchor Boy does helps them to develop and to think for themselves, in a safe environment.

Our experienced Leaders are CRB checked and will make every effort to ensure your childs' safety. See our Information for Parents/Guardians section for more details.

The Officer in charge of the Anchor Boys is Ian Moss.

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Anchor Activity Programme
The Anchors Activity Programme provides an informal award scheme. This means boys will gain their awards as they take part in the usual programme activities.

 

 

The first award is the Green Activity Badge which requires 12 activities and is usually awarded at age 5/6.

The second award is the Red Activity Badge which requires 18 activities and is usually awarded at age 6/7.

The third award is the Blue Activity Badge which requires 18 activities and is usually awarded at age 7/8.

 

In order to get all 3 awards a boy needs to complete a total of 48 activities over 3 years. It does not matter what age your child joins at since they will join in with others their same age and participate at their own level. There is no judgment about how well they have done, all that is required is to join in and try their best.

 

 

In addition Anchor Boys will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for. An Anchor Boy can earn up to a maximum of 3 years service.

 

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Uniform
We are a uniformed organisation and do expect our members to wear their full clean uniform every week. Anchor Boys wear a redsweatshirt (right) and an optional blue polo shirt (below). The uniform costs about 10 for the sweatshirt.

In addition members are required to wear dark trousers (school trousers are ideal), dark coloured socks and black shoes or trainers (no white socks or white trainers please). Their Badges are worn on a blue armband which goes on the right arm. The Anchor badges are laid out on the armband as shown below.

P.E kit (shorts & trainers) should also be brought along on Friday nights.

 

 

 

 

Each Friday boys are marked for smartness, attendance at church and on a Friday and for discipline. Within the Company Section the marks are split as follows:

 

 

Mark

 

Church

3

Attendance at Church, Sunday School or Junior Church

Sweatshirt/Jumper

3

Cleanliness & neatness

Trousers

3

Cleanliness & neatness

Shoes

2

Cleanliness

Armband

2

Are they worn properly

Trainers

2

Have they been brought for games

Discipline

5

How good are the boys during the evening

Total

20

 

 

A further 10 marks are awarded for attendance at each Church Parade (giving 13 marks for church attendance in weeks involving Parades). There are normally four church parades in the year, meaning an additional 40 marks on top of the weekly marks.

 

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Subscripions
We charge subs for membership of the Company. This covers the cost of heating, lighting and resources, none of it goes to the Leaders. When a new member first joins that first week is FREE!

In Anchors subs are charged on the right:

Annually:

45

Termly:

15

Weekly

2


Current Staff 

Ian Moss

Warrant Officer (Officer in charge)

 

Rachel Taylor

Helper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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