5-8 years

8-11 years

11-14 years

14-18 years

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.

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 six programme zones of Get Active, Get Into the Bible, Get Creative, Get Learning, Get Adventurous and Get Involved, through which the children have the opportunity to gain awards.

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 six programme zones of Get Active, Get Into the Bible, Get Creative, Get Learning, Get Adventurous and Get Involved, through which the children have the opportunity to gain awards.

It’s all about young people learning new skills, making their own decisions and then achieving their personal goals. The Company programme is organised into six programme zones of Get Active, Get Into the Bible, Get Creative, Get Learning, Get Adventurous and Get Involved, through which the young people have the opportunity to gain awards. Young people can get involved in anything from helping others in their local community to playing sports, trying out adventure activities or being creative through dance or art – there’s something for everyone! There are also opportunities to go away on camps and residentials, which are often the highlights in the annual programme. Young people may also get involved in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Moving on from the Company age group, 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 Presidents Badge before going on to the highest award in The Boys’ Brigade, the Queen’s Badge.