The Boys’ Brigade provides a programme of activity across four age groups for children and young people aged from 5 to 18 years. Each of the programmes provides fun and exciting activities with opportunities for children and young people to be recognised for their participation and achievement through awards.

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At this age we seek to build firm foundations, establish a group identity and nurture responsibility. They do lots of different activities which include crafts, music, games, sports, making friends, prayer, and Bible stories. The Anchors programme is organised into five programme zones of Body, Community, Creativity, Mind and Spirit through which the children have the opportunity to gain awards.

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Their fun-packed evenings are full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that they have suggested themselves. We cater for just about every possible interest and at the same time support them to look beyond themselves. The Juniors programme is organised into five programme zones of Body, Community, Creativity, Mind and Spirit through which the children have the opportunity to gain awards.

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It’s all about young people learning new skills, making their own decisions and then achieving their personal goals. Activities range from: improving football skills, pod-casting, learning about their carbon footprint, the Bible according to the Simpsons, sportsmanship, and more. The Discover programme is organised into three programme zones areas of Community, Recreation and Skills through which the young people have the opportunity to gain awards. Towards the end of the Discover programme young people may also get involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and gain their President’s Badge, the second highest award in The Boys’ Brigade.

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Moving on from Discover, it’s all about young people planning and delivering their own programme. A wide range of topics focus on building life skills, encouraging recreation and leisure pursuits and being an active citizen with the programme split into projects and challenges allowing young people to dip in and out as time allows. Each year young people can gain awards based on their participation in the programme. In addition to this young people can start out or continue their journey through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award  and also gain the highest award in The Boys’ Brigade, the Queen’s Badge.