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Junior Section

The Junior Section is for boys aged 8 to 11 years old.

We meet on Friday evenings between 6.30 and 7.30 pm at St. Andrews' Methodist Church.

See our Calendar page for full details of when the Junior Section will be meeting.

We currently run the Anchors and Junior Sections together for practicality reasons. This does not effect the activities and award schemes since they are very similar and just as much fun at any age.

The Leader in charge of the Junior Section is Iain Strachan.

Juniors is about:

We have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends and more.

All of this is done as part of a balanced programme that is separated into five different zones:


Everything an Junior does helps them to develop and to think for themselves, in a safe environment.

Our experienced Leaders are CRB checked and will make every effort to ensure your childs' safety. See our Information for Parents/Guardians section for more details.

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The Juniors Activity Programme provides an informal award scheme. This means boys will gain their awards as they take part in the usual programme activities.

Junior Target Award Badge

The Junior Target Award requires 5 activities, one from each of the five zones and is usually awarded shortly after joining the Junior Section.

Junior Bronze Award Badge

The Junior Bronze Award requires 10 activities with at least one from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 8/9.

Junior Silver Award Badge

The Junior Silver Award requires 20 activities with at least three from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 9/10.

Junior Gold Award Badge

The Junior Gold Award requires 20 activities with at least three from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 10/11.

In order to get all 4 awards a boy needs to complete a total of 55 activities over three years. It does not matter what age your child joins at since they will join in with others their same age and participate at their own level. There is no judgment about how well they have done, all that is required is to join in and try their best.


Juniors Service Badge

In addition Juniors will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for. A Junior who has been with The Boys' Brigade since 5 years old can earn up to 6 years service.

Uniform

Junior Uniform

We are a uniformed organisation and do expect our members to wear their full clean uniform every week. Juniors wear a blue pullover (right) and blue polo shirt (below) which is supplied to you by us. We ask for uniforms to please be returned to us when it has been outgrown or the member leaves.

Polo Shirt

In addition members are required to wear dark trousers (school trousers are ideal), dark coloured socks and black shoes or trainers (no white socks or white trainers please). Badges are worn on a black armband which goes on the right arm. Click this link to see how the Junior Section badges are laid out on the armband.