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Celebrating our 140th Anniversary

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Juniors 100 Sleepovers

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of November, the region hosted over 250 members at Kingswood Staffordshire in Wolverhampton and Kingswood Peak Venture in Sheffield. Companies from across the region attended and took part in activities such as Zip-wire, Leap of Faith, Problem solving, Nightline, Bouldering, Archery, Abseiling, Camp fire, Film night and a celebration service to commemorate the 100th year Anniversary of the Junior Section.

The Event was a huge success. Kingswood put on a variety of activities encouraging team work, bonding, confidence and taught new skills to the young people taking part. As Kingswood ran the activities this enabled the BB Leaders to take time to talk to each other and have time to share experiences and enjoy fellowship together. The event was a great way of celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Junior Section and all who attended appeared to have a lot of fun. Don’t take our word for it, here’s what some of the participants said…

It was great to meet up with Leaders from the different areas whilst our boys were having such a good time. A very big THANK YOU to you and the group for organising the weekend.”

Gill White, Captain, 29th Birmingham Company

At first, I didn’t know I could do the zipwire activity but when it was my turn, I closed my eyes and did it.”

Malachi, age 9 from 16th Nottingham

“The rock climbing was brilliant. It was all awesome!”

Chad, age 10 from the 29th Birmingham

Thank you for an epic weekend with awesome activities for the children, it was great to see other Boys’ Brigade Companies working together as teams. The young people absolutely loved it and I also manged to get a decent sleep so smiles all round”

Ben Cartwright Captain 1st Rotherham

Malachi was excited about the whole trip and spoke well of it. He was well taken care of by the staff and felt he was part of a great team who helped him to develop his confidence.”

Parent of Malachi, age 9 from 16th Nottingham

My favourite thing was the camp fire signing all the songs and managing to get to the top of the poll on the leap of faith because I was really scared!”

Milly, age 8 from 53rd Manchester

This was the first opportunity we had had to take any of our boys away and they thoroughly enjoyed it, as did the leaders. One of our boys summed it up for me at breakfast this morning when he said, “When can we come again”. I asked him if he had enjoyed it so much and he said yes it has been great, I could see that he was sad that it was ending today.

Anne Stephenson Captain 1st Craven

We are pleased to announce that we are looking to hold another Juniors Adventure Sleepover again in 2018. We are currently in negotiations with Kingswood. We are also looking at hosting a regional day event for the Anchors section. More details on both events will be released in the next e-update.

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