Church Life

The Boys Brigade

229th Glasgow Company Boys Brigade – Anchor Boys

We have reached the end of a very successful session in the Anchor Boys. We have had a lot of fun and met lots of new friends. During the year we had our regular games night on the last Thursday of the month with the Lego Table being by far the most popular. We attended the Lego day at Battalion Headquarters in October and all the boys that attended had a great time.

The Pizza and movie nights we had were absolutely brilliant, the Easter one was the best and we watched Peter Rabbit. At Christmas we visited the Rutherglen Town Hall to see the Pantomime with the Junior Section and we have some talented singers in the Anchors – so watch this space BGT….

We participated in the Christmas Tree Festival with our lovely tree decorated in handmade poppies to make the 100th anniversary for the end of WWI.

A number of boys and I attended Moncrieff Parish church for a Collage competition and the boys made a picture about Noah’s Ark and again a lot of fun was had by everyone.

We also attended a Sports day at Stonelaw Community hub with other companies in attendance, this was a first for us and it was well attended with all of the boys having a great time albeit out of a puff.

We ended our year with our parent’s night, and we showed our parents what we do a Thursday night. We managed to get the parents to participate is a couple of games we play – Skittle Dodge Ball and the Lava game.  We had a “Floss” off completion, and I must say the parents tried very hard…. But the boys were fantastic……

Looking forward to our next session in September.

229th Glasgow Company Boys Brigade – Junior Section

2018-19 has been another busy and successful session for the Juniors. Our footballers played in joint team with the 44th Glasgow Company, and were runners-up in both the outdoor league and cup. We hosted and won the district quiz for the second year in a row, again with a special guest from the 16th. Boys also took part in the Glasgow Battalion sports and swimming gala, as well as various district events. We enjoyed another visit to the panto with the Anchor Boys and took part in the Wee Sleep Out to raise awareness of homelessness. On top of all that, we held a third joint camp with the Girls’ Brigade at Lapwing Lodge near Paisley.

At our annual display on 28th May, the following prizes were awarded:

  • Bible knowledge: Iyanu Adediran
  • Footballer’s footballer: Sam Lindsay
  • Best Squad: Squad One
  • Best Boy: Alexander Barr
  • One boy was promoted to the Company Section.

The Juniors are now off for the summer, returning on Thursday 5th September at 6:30. All boys in primaries 4 to 6 are welcome.

229th Glasgow Company Boys Brigade – Company Section

The end of another busy year with the BB Display taking place on the 30th May.

There was a great turnout from the parents and friends of the boys taking part, everybody seemed to enjoy the evening, with some great encouragement from our Inspecting Officer Supt. Andrew Bell, who was a former member of the 229th BB Company.

Our Deacon Karen Hamilton led the evening in prayer and kept things moving along.

The Company Section award winners on the evening were:

  • Best Boy – Fraser Kean
  • Best Recruit – James Lamb
  • Best Squad – Squad 1

We had two young men awarded with their Queens Badge on the evening Callum Millar and

Euan Kennedy and their Badge was presented by Supt. Andrew Bell

The formal Queens Badge Presentation is taking place on Thursday 6th June in Glasgow City Chambers, which will be the culmination of the Boys’ efforts and hard work over the past 12 to 18 months.

We have four other young men who last year gained their Presidents badge and are now working towards their Queens badge, Kyle Johnston, Fraser Kean, Cameron Strain and Ruaraidh Millar.

As part of the Community work for their Badge, they have started a Food bank and boys / parents drop off Food on a Thursday night. This goes to a local Food bank for Distribution.

During the year, we participated in Glasgow Battalion Cross Country and Swimming Gala.

We visited Scotkart, Flip Out and 10 pin bowling and along with the Junior Section we slept over in the church as part of Social Bite’s Wee Sleep Out.

Thank you to all the parents and the church family for all their support during the year.