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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 and a Junior section aged 9 -11. Brian and Frances lead our company and are Lieutenants in the Brigade, Alex is our Chaplain and we have Steve who comes in as helper. 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 during term times between 6 - 7:15pm.  Our activities are varied but include playing inside and outside games, crafts, baking, world events and community projects. We have recently learnt some sign language and joined in packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. 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, swimming and Scrapheap challenge were just a few of the favourite fun afternoon activities. We have big bouncy equipment on site and a sports afternoon as well. We cater for over 45 children at camp and they have, 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.