BB Launches New ‘Brexit Badge’Saturday 1st April 2017
Whilst it’s now no longer April 1st, we thought you’d still like this announcement…
The Boys’ Brigade, one of Scotland’s long-established youth organisations, has launched a new award following the triggering of Article 50 on March 29th.
Members in the company section age group (aged 11 – 14) will have the opportunity to work up to the award which aims to inform the young people into the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
Amongst the activities on offer, BB members will learn how to say ‘goodbye’ in each of the 22 other officially recognised languages spoken in the EU and recite a specially composed rap version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode To Joy’, the Union’s official anthem. The programme will also allow young people to learn more about the democratic process and help them be more active and engaged citizens.
On welcoming the new badge and programme, The Boys’ Brigade’s European Programme Ambassador, Olli Pafor said:
“We are very excited about offering this new programme and badge to our members.
“Many of our members are very interested in Brexit and politics more widely. The new programme underlines our commitment to offer engaging and educational activities, which are both current and relevant to our members.”
The new badge design incorporates both the UK and the EU’s flags with the year ‘2019’ at the top. In an interesting feature, the badge has 27 sides, one for each of the remaining countries in the European Union.