Boys Brigade

Recent Activities

In September members of the Company and Junior Sections who had assisted with the Nairnshire Challenge attended the final Nairn Rotary presentation evening for the event at the Dunbar Golf Club.   A superb evening with the Rotary giving thanks to all the Nairn Volunteers who, over the years, had helped to make the Nairnshire Challenge possible.


A trip to the Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore for members of all three Sections was followed by a visit to the Ruthven Barracks at Kingussie.   The weather was good, the packed lunches were enjoyable and the visits interesting, finishing in Ruthven Barracks and undertaking a small amount of foot drill. 


The BB Enrolment was incorporated into the Harvest Thanksgiving service, the colours were paraded into Church and members took an active part in the service.

 

The BBs restart after the October holidays on Friday 27 October.  The program up to Christmas will include the Remembrance Day parade, Firework Display, Christmas Fayre,   Ten-pin Bowling, a daywalk to Creag Bhalg, Kingussie, Christmas Video night and the supply of refreshments prior to the church Christmas Eve Midnight Service. Details below.

 

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The Boys Brigade meets weekly on a Friday evening using the church hall and BB Hut. The BB is open to all boys in the community and girls can join too. It is one of the few uniformed organisations in the town and serves as a form of outreach. The BB holds regular church services throughout the year and camping plays a major part of their pursuits. No electricity, no water - just fun for all.


The Boys Brigade is divided into three sections according to age.

The Anchor Section meet between 6pm and 7pm in the Church Hall and caters for boys and girls in Primary 2 and 3. Activities include Team games, Story telling, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Parachute and other fun things.

The Junior Section meet between 6.30pm and 7.45pm in the BB Hut for boys or girls in Primary 4,5 and 6. Activities include Drill, Trampoline, Volleyball, Team games, and Badge work. Junior Section members are eligible to attend BB Camps.

The Company Section meet in the BB Hut at 7.15pm and is open to boys and girls in Primary 7 and Secondary School. They have a formal Opening Service in full uniform followed by Badge work. There is a new system with the Compass Award and Discovery Award badges, which includes work in the community, recreation and skills. Members must attain a minimum number of points in a session to be awarded the badge. The physical activities which follow include Drill, PT warm ups, Vaulting, Mat work and 5-a-side Dodge ball.



Anchor Section : Primary 2 & 3

6:00pm - 7pm in Church Hall


Junior Section: Primary 4, 5 & 6

6:30pm -7.45pm in BB Hut


Company Section: Primary 7 and upwards

7:15pm - 10.00pm in BB Hut


Junior and Company Sections in uniform please.


A warm welcome to all new and old members


Forthcoming events


Fri 27 October                                                 Parade Night


Fri 3 November                                                Fireworks Display

Thu 9 November                1820                     Colour Party Rehearsal – Nairn Old Parish Church

Fri 10 November                                              Parade Night

Sat 11 November               1150                     Colour party Rehearsal – War Memorial

Sun 12 November              0845                     Remembrance Day Parade – British Legion

Fri 17 November                                              

Fri 24 November                                              Parade Night

Sat 25th November           10.00                    Christmas Fayre

Sun 26th November          18.15                    Battallion Ten pin Bowling, Inverness

Fri 1 December                                                Parade Night

Sat 2nd December             9.00                      Daywalk to Creag Bhalg, Kingussie

Fri 8 December                                                Parade Night

Fri 15 December                                              Christmas Video night

Fri 22 December                                              Holidays

Sun 24th December          21.00                     Refreshments prior to Midnight Service

Fri 29 December                                              Holidays


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Fri 5 January                                                    Holidays

Fri 12 January                                                  Parade Night


Further dates and amendments will be printed as and when known.


All Parade Nights are in Uniform.