Activity Programme

Uniform

Subs

Squads

Staff

 

The Junior Section is for boys aged 8 to 11 years old (school years 4 to 6).

We meet on Friday evenings between 6.30 and 8.00 pm at Kingston Methodist Church.

Juniors is about:

- Having fun
- Making friends
- Enjoying lots of activities
- Learning new skills

- Developing confidence
- Developing physical skills
- Developing independence
- Developing a group identity
- Developing an awareness of the needs of others
- Developing a personal identity
- Learning to take responsibility

We have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, drama, figure marching, bible stories, cooking, quizzes, 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

 

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

In the summer we meet outdoors (weather permitting) and enjoy an active programme.

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 Junior Section is Alexander Ritchie.

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Juniors Activity Programme

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

 

 

The Junior Target Award requires 5 activities, one from each of the five zones and is usually awarded shortly after joining the Junior Section.

The Junior Bronze Award requires 10 activities with at least one from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 8/9.

The Junior Silver Award requires 20 activities with at least three from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 9/10.

The Junior Gold Award requires 20 activities with at least three from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 10/11.

 

In order to get all 4 awards a boy needs to complete a total of 55 activities over three 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 Juniors will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for. A Junior who has been with The Boys' Brigade since 5 years old can earn up to 6 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. Juniors wear a blue sweatshirtr (right) and blue polo shirt (below). The uniform costs about 20.

 

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 Junior 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

2

Attendance at Church, Sunday School or Junior Church

Sweatshirt

2

Cleanliness & neatness

T-Shirt

2

Cleanliness & neatness

Trousers

2

Cleanliness & neatness

Socks

0.5

Grey or black

Shoes

2

Cleanliness

Armband

0.5

Are they worn properly

Shorts

1

Have they been brought for games

Trainers

1

Have they been brought for games

Cleanliness

2

Are hands and face clean

Behaviour

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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Subscriptions
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 Juniors subs are charged on the right:

Annually:

45

Termly:

15

Weekly

2

 

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Squads
The Junior Section the Boys are split up into squads, each with a "Leading Boy".

Points may be awarded or removed from the squad, as consequences of behaviour, smartness during inspection, helpfulness to Officers, games and attendance at Parades. Points are accumulated throughout the year, with each squad aiming to win the Squad Shield.


Current Staff 

 

 

Alex Ritchie

Captain (Officer in Charge)

 

Rob Mudie

Warrant Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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