The Boys & Girls Brigade
The Boys Brigade and Girls Association is a uniformed, Christian, Faith based organisation for children aged 4 - 18 years old. Here at the 1st Duffield company we have a very active group with our Anchors section aged 5-8, a Junior section aged 9 -11 and a company group for our over 11's. Brian and Frances lead our company and are Lieutenants in the Brigade, Robin is our Chaplin and we have Ken and Merle who come as enrolled helpers, we are all DBS checked. The company Captain is Glynn Bevan who we share with the 1st Ashbourne company.
We meet on a Tuesday evening term times between 6 - 7:15pm for Anchors and Juniors and 6:45 - 8:15 for Company. Our activities are varied but include playing inside and outside games, crafts, baking, outings and community projects. We have recently had some local Drs come to teach us what to do in a medical emergency. All our activities go towards earning badges. We take part in some Church activities too with the children enjoying singing, reading and performing sketches, as well as receiving their annual awards.
Each year we join with 1st Ashbourne company for a 5-day holiday Bible club and sleep over camp in Ashbourne where over 8's are invited to sleep under canvas and under 8's come as day campers. Canoeing on the nearby lake with a trained instructor and Scrapheap challenge were just a couple of the favourite fun afternoon activities, with throwing cheesy wotsits onto the leaders shaving foamed faces coming in a close third favourite. In 2019 we had over 45 children at camp and they had, in their own words, "the best week ever".
If you would like to talk to one of the leaders, please contact Brian or Frances on 01773 689983.
To find out more about The Boys Brigade please visit their website.