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Age Groups

The Seniors is for boys at aged 15 to 18 years of age.
Boys can choose to stay on as a Helper or Officer at aged 18½  years of age.

Safety

For the Safety of the boys, we ask that parents ensure that boys arrive promptly at 6.30pm and collected promptly at 9.15pm.  All Seniors should be brought to the Section Meeting and collected by their parents or other responsible adult at the end of the evening inside the building and not the car park (Exception can be arrange at the parents request , speak to the captain) . We ask parents to not to leave the boys, unless a minimum of two Members of Staff are in attendance. All boys will not be permitted to leave the section meeting unless accompanied by the staff.


Our safety rules are in place to ensure as far as possible the safety of the boys & to maintain Discipline.

Activities

Activities in the Seniors include games, swimming, indoor climbing, Arts and crafts, Music, drama, cookery,  archery and air rifle shooting,, first  aid, five-a-side football, Christian education, Projects, Fundraising and badge work. Boys may also take part in various competitions, parties, camps and outings.

Whilst in this section, boys participate in the Seniors Award Scheme.
This can be found on the Awards page

Meetings

The Anchors meet at St Andrew's Methodist Church from 6.30pm to 9.15pm on Friday evenings during term time. Boys are expected to attend the Section Meetings regularly, and punctually.

We also ask if boys could attend Church parades at least through-out the year. Details of dates of events page.

Age Group

The Company is for boys at aged 11 to 15 years of age.
Boys are promoted to the Seniors at the age of 15 years of age.
Boys in the Company are eligible for promotion to L/Cpl at age 14 Years.

Safety

For the Safety of the boys, we ask that parents ensure that boys arrive promptly at 6.30pm and collected promptly at 9.15pm.  All Company Boys must be brought to the Section Meeting and collected by their parents or other responsible adult at the end of the evening inside the building and not the car park.  We ask parents to not to leave the boys, unless a minimum of two Members of Staff are in attendance. All boys will not be permitted to leave the section meeting unless accompanied by the staff.


Our safety rules are in place to ensure as far as possible the safety of the boys & to maintain Discipline.

Activities

Activities in the Company include games, swimming, indoor climbing, Arts and crafts, Music, drama, cookery,  archery and air rifle shooting, camping, first aid, five-a-side football, Fund raisers, Christian education and badge work. Boys may also take part in various competitions, parties, camps and outings.

Whilst in this section, boys participate in the Company Awards Scheme.

This can be found on the Awards page

Meetings

The Anchors meet at St Andrew's Methodist Church from 6.30pm to 9.15pm on Friday evenings during term time. Boys are expected to attend the Section Meetings regularly, and punctually.

We also ask if boys could attend Church parades at least through-out the year. Details of dates of events page.

Age Group

The Juniors for boys aged 8 to 11  years of age.
Boys are promoted to the Company Section  at the age of 11 years of age.
Boys also have the chase to become Leading Boys of their group on parade.

Safety

For the Safety of the boys, we ask that parents ensure that boys arrive promptly at 6.30pm and collected promptly at 8.00pm.  All Juniors must be brought to the Section Meeting and collected by their parents or other responsible adult at the end of the evening inside the building and not the car park. We ask parents to not to leave the boys, unless a minimum of two Members of Staff are in attendance. All boys will not be permitted to leave the section meeting unless accompanied by the staff.

Our safety rules are in place to ensure as far as possible the safety of the boys & to maintain Discipline.

Activities

Activities in the Junior Section include games, marching, handwork, singing, music, drama, cookery, themed nights, Christian education and badge work. Boys may also take part in various competitions, parties and outings.

Whilst in this section, boys participate in the Juniors Awards Scheme.
This can be found on the Awards page

Meetings

The Anchors meet at St Andrew's Methodist Church from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings during term time. Boys are expected to attend the Section Meetings regularly, and punctually.

We also ask if boys could attend Church parades at least through-out the year. Details of dates of events page.

Age Group

The Anchors is for boys at school aged 5 to 8 years of age.  
Boys are promoted to the Junior Section at the age of 8 years of age.

Safety

For the Safety of the boys, we ask that parents ensure that boys arrive promptly at 6.30pm and collected promptly at 7.30pm.  All Anchors must be brought to the Section Meeting and collected by their parents or other responsible adult at the end of the evening inside the building and not the car park. We ask parents to not to leave the boys, unless a minimum of two Members of Staff are in attendance. All boys will not be permitted to leave the section meeting unless accompanied by the staff.

Our safety rules are in place to ensure as far as possible the safety of the boys & to maintain Discipline.

Activities

Activities in the Anchors include games, building, singing, music, drama, cookery, themed nights, Christian education and badge work. Boys may also take part in various competitions, parties, outings  and joint activity nights.

Whilst in this section, boys participate in the Anchor Awards. badge scheme. This can be found on the Awards page

Meetings

The Anchors meet at St Andrew's Methodist Church from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings during term time. Boys are expected to attend the Section Meetings regularly, and punctually.

We also ask if boys could attend Church parades at least through-out the year. Details of dates of events page.

1st Slough Company

The 1st Slough Company is part of the youth work at St Andrews Methodist  Church, Slough and belongs to the South Bucks and East Berks Battalion. The Battalion comprises the 1st Slough and 1st Langley Companies. Although numerically small in size, the Battalion is both viable and active and organises annual competitions and events for all four sections.

The Company has four sections catering for boys aged 5 up to their 19th birthday:

For further information about the age groups, activities, uniform, costs and joining, please click on the appropriate section link above. Alternatively contact the company captain.

Our company also provide the chance for boys to learn an instrument and perform in various events.
More details can be found on the Drum Corps Page

Meeting Times

Our Sections  meet at St Andrew's Methodist Church in the evenings during term time. Boys are expected to attend the Section Meetings regularly, punctually and to attend Church at least once a month.

Anchors
5-8 Years

Tuesday

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Juniors
8-11 Years

Tuesday

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Company & Seniors
11-18 years

Friday

6:30 pm - 9.15 pm

Drum Corps
9-18 years

Friday

7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Please click on the section image for more details regarding each section

 Our  Four Sections

Safety & Safeguarding Policy

The 1st Slough Boys' Brigade conforms with the safety and safeguarding polices of The Boys' Brigade and The Methodist Church.

Further information concerning the rules applied to ensure safety of boys during Brigade meetings and activities can be obtained from the Company Captain. All Leaders are appointed by St Andrews Methodist Church Council.

Behaviour

We expect the highest standard of behaviour from all members of the 1st Slough Boys Brigade.

Fighting, bullying or bad language is strictly forbidden. We expect boys to be obedient, polite and honest. Any boy who is bullied should report it immediately to a member of staff so that appropriate action can be taken.
Please see our Charter of Good Behaviour.

Joining

Information about us and events can be found on our website.

Boys who may wish to join should come to the next Section Meeting. We are always pleased to meet new boys and their parents at any Section Meeting to explain more about The Boys' Brigade.

Parents/ Boys should contact the Company Captain, Ralph Chaplin

 Volunteers and Helpers

Each section is design and planned to allow each boy to grow through the company with new skills, hobbies, the advancements of Christ’s Kingdom‘ and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian Manliness.’

Our officers and helpers are many of the volunteers that keeps our company going. They bring many
new skills and ideas to the sessions and share knowledge with the boys.

All our officers and helpers under go a full CRB check and full training to allow them to safely be
able to participate in an evenings session.

We currently have: five Lieutenants, six helpers, a band instructor and the captain. We always
welcome anyone who wishes to volunteer for any evening, whether one evening or more permanent,
Please speak to the company captain for more details.

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