Welcome to the
86th Glasgow Company Boys' Brigade
Company and Senior Sections Session 2021-2022
First for Boys in Giffnock
Meet in the Memorial Halls on School Fridays at 7.30pm - 9.30pm
This year we welcomed all Boys back to an action packed program that will be fun to take part in. It's for all Boys aged from 11 to 15 in Company Section and 15 and over in Seniors. See us on Facebook at sure steadfast but only if we know you as we don't let everyone on to our pages!
There will be no personal or calendar references on this page. If you register on this web site you will be given a password to enter a closed area for that purpose.
The object of the Boys' Brigade was set by Sir William Smith, the founder, in 1883:-
"The advancement of Christ's Kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness."
It's as relevant today as it was then and a standard by which we encourage all Boys to achieve.
Company Section - What do they do?
Those in the Company Section take part in the Discover programme, that enables you to . . .
Seniors - What do they do?
Seniors take part in the Challenge Plus programme, which is made up of Projects and Challenges as follows ...
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 man to work out which opportunities are relevant for him, whether it's sport's officiating, fundraising or DIY.
Every young man should also expect . . .
What else do I need to know?
The Company and Senior Section uniform consists in a blue BB shirt and BB Tie. School trousers socks and shoes complete the uniform. We try where possible to recycle BB shirts but you may prefer to get new supplies from either the local BB shop located at
Paisley and District Battalion
Call 0141 887 3942 or email paisley&district-at-boys-brigade.org.uk.
Monday to Friday: 10am - 1pm
or by visiting the national BB web site and ordering from there.
Copy the link below to go to the BB supplies web site at the Company and Senior Section Page and see the items available. You can obtain anything at either the Paisley shop where you can try on tops etc or directly at the link below.
As you might expect as a charity we cannot exist without support. Parents are asked to contribute by donating £50 for Anchor Boys, £50 for Junior Section , £75 for Company and Senior Section with reduced rates for more than one brother in the Company.
This amount is requested early in the session as in the main part it is used to pay the BB National District Capitation fees.
We provide an annual set of accounts and it can be seen over the last few years that despite prudent spending the subscriptions are not enough and do not provide extra for outings etc.
View our Annual accounts Here
Parental assistance with transport etc is greatly apprecitated. We may have to seek further support financially for any outings planned outwith the Halls e.g. swimming, sports etc.
HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO HELP AT THE COMPANY AND SENIOR SECTION
As always we are on the lookout for full and part time leaders to augment our great team of leaders. Our leaders do a great job and if you have been a member of the BB in the past or any other youth organisations you will no doubt recall the good experience that you had. No doubt your time there helped shape your life in some way.
When Sir William Smith founded the BB in 1883 he too had to ask for volunteers. If those people had not felt the call to help none of the success of the BB worldwide and locally would have happened. Indeed if Lord Baden Powell had not helped at the BB he may never have felt like forming the Scouts!!
This is a call to YOU and if you feel challenged and would like to assist in any small way the 86th BB would be delighted to hear from you.
Remember you do not need any special training nor do you require to be specially skilled we just need your time and personality.
If you feel you could be tempted to come and help either for a number of weeks or longer please email us at bb-at-orchardhill.org.uk. (substitute -at- with@ This is to prevent spam) or simply come along to the Company and Senior Section one night to see for yourself how you could help.
For More Information regarding joining or helping the 86th BB the please contact:
Stephen Bennett BB-at-orchardhill.org.uk
The 86th Glasgow Boys' Brigade are a registered charity no SC032298
"Sure and Steadfast"
The 86th Glasgow Company Boys' Brigade (c) 2012, 2013,2014,2015,2016