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BB members take over Science Centre for Giant Sleepover!

Tuesday 15th November 2016

400 Junior Section members from across Scotland spent the night in one of Glasgow’s most famous attractions on Friday 11th November.

The Junior Section members aged eight to ten years old spent the night at Glasgow Science Centre to experience live science shows, learning to build their own rockets, creating their own fossils and exploring the stars in the centre’s very own state-of-the-art planetarium.

Bill Stevenson, Director for The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland, attended the event, marking the fourth of its kind a “tremendous success”.

Bill said:

“400 members from 36 Junior Sections across the country got the chance to try out hundreds of exhibits, explore the night sky in the planetarium and even experience a live science show.

“Our programmes aim to inspire children and young people to learn new things in a fun way and the Science Centre event very much encapsulates this.


The sleepover is the largest residential event which the BB offers its Junior Section age group. Bill added:

“Spending an overnight in the science centre offers that residential aspect, adding a real sense of excitement and adventure – if not a sleepless night.

“The hard work of our own volunteer leaders alongside the Science Centre staff ensures that this is such an exciting and enjoyable time for these youngsters.”

This is the fourth event of its kind which has attracted over 1600 youngsters from groups across Scotland.

David McLean, eight-years-old, from the 5th Hamilton Junior Section, added:

“It was an awesome night, but it was really noisy so I didn’t get much sleep.

“I had loads of fun and it was brilliant to spend the night in the Science Centre.”


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