Boys' Brigade

Meets school term times on Mondays:

  • Anchors 6.00 – 7.15 p.m.
  • Juniors 6.00 – 7.30p.m
  • Company section 7.10-8.40p.m.

The 1st & 2nd Clacton-on-Sea Boys’ Brigade Company is part of the North East Essex Battalion in the Eastern District. As such we often take part in inter-battalion and district events and competitions including:-

  • Church Parades
  • Visits (e.g. Go-Bananas)
  • Hikes for the older boys
  • Weekend Camps  Summer Camp
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Chess & Draughts
  • Table Tennis  Handball
  • Swimming Galas
  • 5 & 7-a-side Football

Motto and Aim

  • Motto: Sure and Steadfast
  • Aim: The advancement of God’s Kingdom amongst boys, the promoting of the habits of:-
  • Obedience
  • Reverence
  • Discipline
  • Self-Respect, and
  • All that tends towards true Christian Manliness

Anchor Section (ages 5-8)

This is youngest section, for 5-8 year olds, meeting between 6:00pm-7:20pm.

The leaders guide the boys through games, craftwork, music, stories, and many other activities, to advance them to a state of readiness to do the 15 tasks needed for the Anchor Triangle Award, and promotion to the Junior Section in the September after they attain their 8th birthday.

Junior Section (ages 8-11)

This section is for the boys aged 8-11, meeting Mondays, between 6:00pm-7:25pm.

The boys work in their year groups towards their badges, starting with White and ending in the prestigious Gold. Each badge has several sections and takes hard work and dedication to achieve it. Each evening can include activities such as marching, craftwork, games and cooking amongst others. When the boys have reached the September after their 11th birthday, they may join the Company Section.

Company/Senior Section (ages 11-18)

This section is for 11-18 yr olds, meeting Fridays, between 7:30 – 9:30pm.

The young men in this Section continue to work towards badges, but with more encouragement to find their own way around the badge framework, with a gentle nudge in the right direction from the Officers leading the Section. There are also more practical events in this Section which may include training for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, First Aid, leadership training and advanced cooking, to name but a few. At the age of 14 the young men may be recommended for promotion to Lance Corporal, at 15 to Corporal, and at 16 to Sergeant. Attainment of a rank goes hand-in-hand with the responsibility of helping the younger members of the Company.

A typical Company/Senior Section evening starts with prayers and inspection, drill, badge work, games, and coffee-break discussions.

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