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Celebrating our 140th Anniversary

Information for Groups

On behalf of The Boys’ Brigade, thank you for signing up to Cumbrae Camp. We look forward to meeting you on Friday 26th May and hope you have a safe journey to camp and that the crossing on the ferry from Largs to Cumbrae is enjoyable. On arrival at the Garrison we will get you registered and you will then be shown to your weekend accommodation.

This page contains all the information you require for the weekend and all we ask from all of you is that you bring along a good attitude and a willingness to participate in all the activities to ensure that the camp is a good experience for everyone. The camp staff will do their best to ensure that you enjoy yourself and that there is plenty fun and laughter.

Contact Details

Jackie Wilson – Development & Support Officer (CashBack Project)
Tel: 01324 550 859
Mobile: 07957 716533
Email: jackie.wilson@boys-brigade.org.uk

Travel Information

Ferry to Cumbrae – Caledonian MacBrayne
Tel: 01475 650100
Website: calmac.co.uk

Tel: 0871 244 1545

Millport Motors Ltd
Tel: 01475 530555

Consent Form

The Special Activity Consent Form for Cumbrae Camp 2023 can be downloaded here.

This is a fillable PDF, which should be completed electronically by parents/carers and emailed before the event starts to jackie.wilson@boys-brigade.org.uk.

What to Bring

  • Completed Consent Form
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Cup, plate, bowl, cutlery
  • Ground mat or camp roll
  • Sleeping bag or duvet & pillow
  • Torch
  • Plastic bags for wet clothing
  • Small bag or backpack
  • Nightwear & undies
  • Toiletries
  • Trousers / Leggings for activities – at least 3 pairs but not jeans
  • Towels – one for washing and one for “It’s A Knockout” water activities
  • Shoes / Trainers (old pair for water activities)
  • Shoes (for all other activities)
  • Fleeces / Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts / Tops
  • Waterproof jacket / Coat (we will be doing all activities even if it rains)
  • Warm hat
  • Water bottle / flask

Important Information

Smoking: There is a no smoking policy anywhere within the campsite area.

Alcohol: The campsite area will be alcohol free.

Mobile Phones: There will be no facilities for young people to charge mobiles.

Valuables: Please ensure that you take care of any valuables you bring with you. The Boys’ Brigade cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to valuables.

Dietary Requirements: anyone with any special dietary or medical requirements should ensure that they are notified at registration on the Friday night and that they are included in the Special Activity Consent Form.

Tuck Shop: There will be no Tuck Shop on site as there will be plenty opportunity for campers to go to the local shops.

Spending Money: All programmed activities are paid for within the camp money so Companies may make their own decisions on spending money.

Photographs and Video: Given that this is a very special national event, we will have a team taking photos, conducting interviews and taking video to help capture the various exciting activities and young people’s experiences. Please ensure that the team is aware of any relevant image permission issues.

Social Media: If you use social media, we’ll be using #cumbraecamp2023

Instagram: @the_bb_scotland

Twitter: @TheBBScotland

Facebook: The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland

Weekend Programme – Friday

Arrival & RegistrationDrop-In CentreHQ Staff & Volunteers
6:00pmEvening MealThe Filling Station
6:45pmWelcome, Introductions, Camp InformationMarqueeHQ Staff & Volunteers
7:00pm“Safe Place Challenge”All Groups to meet at Marquee. ActivityChristian Aid Team, Group Leaders
9:45pmEvening PrayersThe Filling Station
10:00pmSupperThe Filling Station

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Weekend Programme – Saturday

8:00amBreakfast (Groups 1 & 2)The Filling StationSam
8:30amBreakfast (Groups 3 & 4)The Filling StationDuncan
Steven & Harry
9:30amGroup 1“It’s a Knockout”
West Bay Park
9:30amGroup 2“It’s a Knockout”
West Bay Park
9:30amGroup 3CyclingDuncan
9:30amGroup 4STEM activitySteven & Harry
12:30pmLunchWest Bay Park
1:30pmGroup 1STEM activitySam
1:30pmGroup 2CyclingAlexander
1:30pmGroup 3“It’s a Knockout”
West Bay Park
1:30pmGroup 4“It’s a Knockout”
West Bay Park
Steven & Harry
4:30pmFree time
5:30pmEvening Meal (Groups 1 & 2)The Filling StationSam
6:00pmEvening Meal (Groups 3 & 4)The Filling StationDuncan
Steven & Harry
7:00pmGeocaching, Landmarks, Games etcFront of Garrison & Astro TurfAll
9:00pmBB’s Got TalentThe Filling StationLiall & Gorman
10:00pmEvening PrayersThe Filling StationAll
10:15pmSupperThe Filling StationAll

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Weekend Programme – Sunday

8:00amBreakfast (Groups 3 & 4)The Filling StationDuncan
Steven & Harry
8:30amBreakfast (Groups 1 & 2)The Filling StationSam
9:30amHead to MarqueeMarquee
10:00amMorning WorshipMarqueeGus & Mackay
11:15am onwardsLunch available for cyclistsThe Filling Station
11:30amGroup 1CyclingSam
11:30amGroup 2Raft buildingAlexander
11:30amGroup 4CyclingSteven & Harry
1:00pmGroup 3Raft buildingDuncan
3:00pmGroup 2STEM activityAlexander
3:00pmGroup 4Raft buildingSteven & Harry
4:30pmGroup 1Raft buildingSam
4:30pmGroup 3STEM activityDuncan
6:00pmEvening Meal (Groups 2 & 4)The Filling StationAlexander
6:30pmEvening Meal (Groups 1 & 3)The Filling StationSteven & Harry
7:30pmRobot Wars (Groups 1 & 2)Front of GarrisonSam
7:30pmTeam Activity (Groups 3 & 4)Astro TurfDuncan
Steven & Harry
8:30pmRobot Wars (Groups 3 & 4)Front of GarrisonDuncan
Steven & Harry
8:30pmTeam Activity (Groups 1 & 2)Astro TurfSam
9:30pmFree timeAll
10:00pmEvening PrayersThe Filling StationAll
10:15pmSupperThe Filling StationAll

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Weekend Programme – Monday

8:00amBreakfast (Groups 1 & 3)The Filling Station
8:30amBreakfast (Groups 2 & 4)The Filling Station
9:30amPack up kitsAll GroupsAll young people and volunteers
10:00amCamp Craft – Pack up tentsAll GroupsAll young people and volunteers
11:30amCamp closeAll GroupsAll young people and volunteers
12:30pmLunchThe Filling Station

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Activity Groups for the Weekend

Group 1
1st Chryston
208th Glasgow
86th Glasgow
Group Leader: Sam Templeton

Group 2
135th Glasgow
Group Leader: Alexander Cowan

Group 3
1st Vale of Leven
1st West Kilbride
1st Rothesay
9th Glasgow
Group Leader: Duncan Root

Group 4
125th Glasgow
1st Bridge of Weir
14th Paisley
Group Leaders: Steven Low, Harry Lamond

Groups: The groups will all be allocated a group leader who will accompany them to all activities during the weekend.

Tents: Will be allocated on arrival for both young people and leaders.

Camp Staff Team Leaders

On Site Camp Co-ordinator
Jackie Wilson

On Site Marquees & Tents
Iain Shaw

Filling Station Canteen
Jim McVean

Chaplain for Camp
Gus McKay, Cumbrae Parish Church

Simon McNeil

First Aid
Jackie Wilson, Jim McVean, David Hannah, Stephen Low

Inter-Tent Competitions
Gillian Hay, Liall Gorman

STEM Activities
David Hannah

Group Leaders
Sam Templeton, Duncan Root, Alexander Cowan, Steven Low, Harry Lamond

Additional Information

The “It’s a Knockout” activities will be led by trained instructors at West Bay Park.

Helmets and bicycles will be hired/supplied from Mapes of Millport.

Raft building will be led by trained instructors.

Timings: All group activities are as stated so the inter-tent competitions can be completed within these blocks of time as it won’t for example take two hours to participate in the STEM activities or cycle round the island. The timings will also allow for some free time for all campers.

BB’s Got Talent: If you play a musical instrument, sing, tell jokes, dance, etc please let us know so we may include you in the programme.

If you require any further local information for Cumbrae please contact Jackie Wilson.

We look forward to seeing you all at Cumbrae Camp 2023!

Cumbrae Camp 2023 is supported by CashBack for Communities