The 130th Glasgow Company, The Boys' Brigade is a youth organisation based in Broomhill in the west end of Glasgow, Scotland. Our three age sections all meet on Friday nights during school term time and membership is open to boys between the ages of 5 and 18. Each section runs a packed but varied programme of activities and events that is not only energetic but challenging and enjoyable.
Junior Section December 2018 / January 2019
It has been an busy period for Junior Section, with more events planned before we arrive at the Christmas holidays.
Since our last article, we have held our annual fancy dress party at which there was party games, food and a good selection of scary costumes.
Following this, we were delighted to see a good turnout for the Remembrance Sunday church service. Unfortunately the heavy rain led to the cancellation of the parade but we were pleased to share in such an important service with the congregation and thank everyone for their positive comments towards us.
In the near future, we’ll be enjoying a sledging trip with Anchor Boys to the indoor ski slope at Braehead. This outing follows our successful visits of the last few years and hopefully the leaders won’t have problems trying to keep our grip on the snow at the bottom of the slope as is so usually the case! And although not confirmed yet, it is also likely that we’ll be fitting in a trip to the pantomime before the year concludes.
Finally, on behalf of all boys and leaders at Junior Section, we would like to wish everyone a peaceful Christmas and an enjoyable New Year.
Junior Section November 2018
The session is now in full swing and the new boys in the section have settled well. Our youngest members have now started working towards the bronze badge, with our older boys also starting to complete their achievement awards with the aim of gaining their silver and gold badges.
As well as our regular Friday meetings, we have a lively time ahead with other events. Unfortunately the District Sports at Scotstoun in mid-October was postponed due to the weather but we have other activities to look forward to in the coming weeks, with our Halloween fancy dress party next on the calendar.
November also sees our first uniformed organisations' service and parade of the session, held on Remembrance Sunday on 11th November. This is an important event for Junior Section, and we'll be hoping for good weather for the march past after the service.
Finally, our annual sledging trip with our Anchor Section will also be held in the coming weeks, with a visit planned to the indoor snow slope at Braehead.
Junior Section September 2018
Junior Section resumes for Session 2018/2019 with enrolment in the large hall on Friday 31st August from 6.30pm. Our first full week back is on Friday 7th September at 6.30pm.
After a successful session last year, we are looking forward to another busy year ahead. We have two boys joining us from our Anchor Section and we have a packed programme planned with competitions, sports, crafts, outings and badgework just some of the activities to look forward to. Junior Section is open to any boy of school age Primary 4 to Primary 6.
For more information on joining Junior Section, please come along on 31st August or any subsequent Friday or visit the Company's website at www.130thglasgow.co.uk.
Junior Section October 2018
Junior Section has resumed for another session and with 14 boys enrolled, we're looking forward to a busy session ahead.
In recent weeks, the boys have been learning some simple figure marching as well as participating in a number of new games as they get to know each other.
In mid-September, we took part in our first District event of the session, the five-a-side football at Scotstoun and our team played exceptionally well to finish in third place.
Looking ahead, we'll be hoping for more success at the next competition, the District Sports, which is held on the track and field at Scotstoun in early October.
Junior Section Summer 2018
Another session came to a close when the boys joined with the Company Section for a very successful Inspection and Display on May 18. Junior Section participated in a number of items during the evening, including a display of the figure marching routine mastered by the boys set to the track, There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back. There was also a chance to some off some gymnastic abilities as well as an opportunity to find ‘volunteers’ from the audience to take part in some energetic games based around plastic cones!
The night concluded with the prizegiving ceremony where a number of boys picked up awards. Congratulations go to all the boys who went home with awards with special mentions for Gabriel Colquhoun and Logan MacLeod who achieved perfect attendance, Robert Buchan and Daniel Gillatt who shared the PE award and Calum Brown who won the Drill award.
Donald Mathison collected the Best Junior Boy award whilst Logan MacLeod won the overall Best Boy award for the second year in a row. The best group award for the session went to Group Three led by Logan MacLeod alongside John Luca Mackay, Ethan Walker-Reid and Donald Mathison.
Gabriel Colquhoun and Logan MacLeod were also promoted to Company Section and we wish them well as they begin the next stage of their time within The Boys' Brigade.
The day after our Inspection was our annual trip with Anchor Boys, this year to Blair Drummond Safari Park. We enjoyed glorious sunshine throughout and the boys and leaders enjoyed a great day touring the various enclosures and play areas as well as fitting in a boat ride around Chimpanzee Island and a visit to the sealion show.
We will now be enjoying a relaxing summer break before enrolling for Session 2018-2019 on Friday 31st August from 6.30pm in the large hall. Any boy in P4, P5 and P6 is welcome to come along for more details on joining the section or alternatively, visit www.130thglasgow.co.uk f