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The Seniors use a programme called ‘The Challenge Plus’ It is an award scheme which provides young people with recognition for their participation in the programme. The award scheme allows boys to achieve badges by accumulating enough points for Participation from within each area.  One point is awarded for every hour of a chosen Zone, Sub-zone & Topic.

Community

Skill

Recreation

Badge Work

Major Awards

In addition to these Zones, boys must achieve enough points in Christian Faith Topic..This topic can be found & covered in all Zones.

This badge is the highest award available to boys and offers the chance for boys to express and find themselves more. Boys will need to hold the Presidents Badge before they can start to work towards this badge using the same zones above.  Other Requirements are as follows:
Participate in a Residential Completion Course, Provide voluntary Community  service, Take responsibility within the BB or Church and Participate in skills-based
training,  This badge can be worked over the three years.

All major awards go on the Left Armband as shown to the right.

The Queen’s Badge

There are three badge zones of interest dealing with subjects relating to the Community, to Recreation of various types and to a wide range of Skills. Each containing Sub-zones & Topics.

There are 4 levels of each of the Community, Recreation and Skills badges, one for each year of the programme.
The highest level of each badge will be worn on the right armband (top right) by the boys. Boys are able to gain a complete level of a badge each year.

Badge Zones

Bronze Badge

Silver Badge

Gold Badge

There are also three award badges  available to boys, in which also require points to be accumulated from the challenge plus programme with the additional elements requirements from each zone to gained.

The Company use a programme called ‘The Discover programme’. It is an award scheme which provides young people with recognition for their participation in the programme. It allows boys to achieve badges by accumulating enough points for participation from within each area. One point is awarded for every hour of a chosen Topic or Sub-Topic.

There are three badge zones of interest dealing with subjects relating to the Community, to Recreation of various types and to a wide range of Skills. Each containing Sub-zones & Topics.

There are 4 levels of each of the Community, Recreation and Skills badges, one for each year of the programme.
The highest level of each badge will be worn on the right armband (top right) by the boys. Boys are able to gain a complete level of a badge each year.

Badge Zones

Community

Skill

Recreation

Badge Work

Major Awards

In addition to these Zones, boys must achieve enough points in Christian Faith Topic. This topic can be found and covered in all Zones.

There is an introductory award -  awarded during the 1st year in the section. To gain the award a boy has to gain points from the programme.  This provides an early opportunity to recognise what a young person has achieved.

Compass Badge

The Discovery Badge (awarded from year 2)

There are also 2 major awards available to boys, in which also require a lot more points need to be accumulated from the same programme,
 but have additional elements requirements from each zone to gain.
For boys to gain these awards, they will need to be able to begin to work for them.

All major awards go on the Left Armband
as shown to the right.

The President's Badge
 (awarded from year 4)

The Badge work usually takes place in a 4 stage scheme, whilst the boys attend each term. Boys begin with Target badge and then work on their Bronze, Silver and finally Gold Badge.

For each badge, tasks must be completed from the subject area below:

For each badge, boys are required to gain a number of points from the subjected areas over the year. The higher the badge, the more points will be required.

Upon receiving badges the boys will be giving an arm band, to place them onto, Boys should wear their armband of their right arm.  For the layout of badges See picture the right.

Badge Work

Body - fit for fun contains games and physical activities   (designed to get the body moving)


Mind - think and do contains simple puzzles and quizzes, thinking games and treasure hunts, hobbies and collections


Spirit - God and me contains material for devotions, prayers and worship, bible stories and characters, and Christian festivals

Community - me and my world contains material about conservation, the local community, the church and helping others


Creativity - make and do contains a wealth of ideas for crafts, cooking, mime and drama, many of the craft ideas.

Boys who show leadership at the young age may get the chance to become a leading boy. There are usually only two at any one term. Although the badge is not part of the badge scheme, it gives the chosen boys a chance to be the leading boy of it’s squad whilst on parade.

Badge Work

For each badge, boys are required to gain a number of points from the subjected areas over the year The higher the badge, the more points will be required.

Upon receiving badges the boys will be giving an arm band, to place them onto, Boys should wear their armband of their right arm. For the layout of badges See picture to the right.

Badge Work

The Badge work usually takes place in three stage scheme, whilst the boys attend each term. Boys begin with their Green badge and then work towards their Red and finally Blue badges.

For each badge, tasks must be completed from the subject area below:      

Body - fit for fun contains games and physical activities   (designed to get the body moving)


Mind - think and do contains simple puzzles and quizzes, thinking games and treasure hunts, hobbies and collections


Spirit - God and me contains material for devotions, prayers and worship, bible stories and characters, and Christian festivals

Community - me and my world contains material about conservation, the local community, the church and helping others


Creativity - make and do contains a wealth of ideas for crafts, cooking, mime and drama, many of the craft ideas.

Our Programmes are structured to give a variety of different activities, whilst allowing the boys to gain the requirements for badges in each Section. All the boys have to do, is have high attendance each term.

Badge programmes are designed so that boys can continue to gain badges in a similar way when moving up through the sections. Anchors are Juniors use the same zone pattern, where as the Company and Seniors differ slightly. This allows for more challenging topics and activities. Although different, boys will not see much change to the programme structure.  

In addition boys will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for.
A member who has been with The Boys' Brigade since he was 5 years old can earn up to 13 years
service. But we do also provide 14 and 15 year service badges which may be presented in special
circumstances.

In addition to the badge work, The Boys have the chance to take part in competitions and have a chance to win prizes. Their uniform is marked every evening and recognition for the best boy and highest attendance through-out the year, will receive prizes.


All Awards and prizes are presented at our Presentation Of Awards night, annually. Prizes can be in the form of Toys, sweets or even vouchers for our Tuck shop.

Programme Awards

Ranks and Promotion

Lance Corporal

Corporal

Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Special Awards

Once boys reach 14 years of age, they are expected to take on Leadership roles within the Company Section and this is recognised in the form of ranks and promotion. Members who have proved themselves reliable and trustworthy enough can earn the following ranks which are indicated by the chevrons they wear on the bottom of their right armbands:

Special awards are awarded to the members who exceed in a specific topic, Best uniform & More.. As well as the chance to receive the Captains Award - Chosen by the Captain for special reasons.