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46th Aberdeen’s National Challenge Triumph

Wednesday 25th May 2016

46th Aberdeen company, The Boys’ Brigade, based at South St. Nicholas Church, Kincorth, has received the organisation’s ‘Simon Smith Trophy’ at a special presentation on Friday 29th April.  The trophy, named in memory of former BB Development worker, was presented to the 46th for winning the BB in Scotland’s ‘Fifteen for 2015’ challenge. 46th members with the Battalion President

The company beat off competition from across the country to be crowned winners.  The young people were challenged to 15 tasks, including trying a new sport, producing an advert to publicise The BB and even make contact with a BB group overseas.  The judges were impressed with the effort and imagination shown by the young people of the 46th.

Tobe Nweke, member of the 46th, said:

“I am really happy that we came in first place and we can add a new addition to our trophy collection.  It means a lot to us and it is extra special because of the effort that we and our BB leaders put in.”

Climbing a local summit or landmark was also part of the Challenge and the Kincorth group decided to climb Scolty Hill, near Banchory.

Mike Aberdein, BB Leader and captain of 46th Aberdeen, said:

“The 15 for 2015 Challenge gave the Company something to focus on for the session and allowed us to help attract and retain Boys through our participation and promotion via social media.

“It was great that all Boys, from the youngest Anchor Boy, to Company Section age could contribute to the Challenge. To be judged winners and to receive the trophy is a great reward and suitable recognition for all the hard work and effort of the Boys.”

The Kincorth group is one of 28 BB companies in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The trophy presented to the 46th was named in memory of Simon Smith who served as BB Development Officer in the North of Scotland. It is awarded to BB young people each year who have triumphed in a Scotland-wide challenge.

You can take a closer look at the winning entry here Fifteen for 2015

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