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Boys’ Brigade

Crown Church is home to the 3rd Inverness Boys’ Brigade Company.
The Company is open to all boys from 5 to 18 years old of any faith and background.

Our work is split into age groups as follows:

  • Anchor Boys - for Boys aged 5 to 8 years
  • Junior Section - for Boys aged 8 to 11 years
  • Company Section - for Boys aged 11 to 18 years

Our programmes are balanced to provide every child and young person opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities, learn new skills and develop existing skills.

The Company also takes part in local Battalion events ranging from Craft Afternoons, Sports, Swimming and Painting Competitions. For the older age group we also participate in National Competitions, including football, badminton and quizzes, as well as having an Annual Camp and activity weekend.

The Boys’ Brigade is great fun and also an easy way to meet with friends and even make new ones! Our usual meeting night is a Friday.

For further information please contact the Church Office, visit our website http://3inverness.boys-brigade.org.uk  or the Company Facebook page:- just type 3rd Inverness Boys Brigade into the search box.

From the March Newsletter

Wow, where does the time go?? As the Newsletter Editor has reminded me over the past few weeks “it’s been a while since we’ve had an article from the Boys’ Brigade”…

Well, here goes – it’s been a busy start to the New Year with Battalion badminton, table tennis, swimming gala and drill / figure marching competitions taking place as well as our quiz team taking part in the Scottish Final of the Masterteam competition.

We had some success in the badminton and table tennis with Dean Boyce and Calum Daun collecting trophies. The boys finished as runners-up in both the Junior and  Company Section swimming gala competitions, which was a great effort with the 3 boys that turned up.

The Masterteam Scottish Final was a great experience for the team and will stand them in good stead for the next few years. The boys performed admirably but unfortunately they didn’t quite make the top 2 places and missed out on the chance to qualify for the National Final.

The boys also finished runners-up in both the drill and figure marching competitions – but we’ve got something to work on for next year.

Next year sees the Company celebrate its 100th Anniversary – preparations have started with the Lochardil House Hotel booked for a dinner dance on the 29th October 2016 (more details to follow).

Gary McAra

From the April newsletter

Congratulations!

Mitchell Murdoch from the 3rd Inverness Boys Brigade Company graduated from the Boys Brigade flagship King George Vl (KGVl) Leadership Training Course. The graduation ceremony took place earlier this year in Carluke.

Mitchell joined Boys Brigade Anchor Boys at Crown aged 5 and has been involved with the 3rd Inverness Boys Brigade Company for 14 years. Mitchell said: "Boys Brigade have given me all sorts of opportunities. In particular, I've enjoyed the large range of sports-football, badminton, table tennis and golf. The KGVl Leadership Course has given me training in leading activities. I was set three targets over the two year course. These were carrying out Christian faith, drill with the Company and crafts." The KGVl Leadership which was set up some 60 years ago is a 2 year programme covering core aspects of Boys Brigade training for young leaders. It includes 2 weeks of residential training. There were 36 volunteers taking part in the course from all over Scotland. Past graduates from the course include our own Eddie Adie and Calum Fraser.

Well done,  Mitchell!

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