Brigade back on parade
The Annual Display of the 1st Prestwick Boys’ Brigade was well attended by parents, friends and Church family, writes Captain Sam Gilmour.
Our Inspecting Officer was Alan Hunter, BB Training and Development Officer for Scotland.
During the first half of the evening, the Inspection took place with Mr Hunter taking time to speak to the boys and officers. The boys then took part in Marching, Games, P. T. and various other activities, all of which they performed with great enthusiasm. The second half of the evening was dedicated to the presentation of Awards, Badges, Prizes and Certificates. These awards together with the presentation of the Valerie Greig Trophy and Steven Muir Award were presented by Mr Hunter.
In his closing remarks Mr Hunter praised the boys for their hard work and enthusiasm which he said had showed in all the events throughout the evening. He also added that the Boys’ Brigade represented Fun, Faith and Friendship which he was sure would continue into next session. He also paid a fitting tribute to the officers. Our thanks to all who helped make our evening such a success.
The Junior Section camp was in Moffat and the boys enjoyed a varied programme of events including walking in the countryside, sports, football, rounders and trips to the sweet shop, toy shop and boating lake, all of which proved very popular. We were very fortunate this year in that our bid for £ 750 funding towards transport and accommodation costs from Prestwick Locality Decides was successful.
The Company Section camp was on Cumbrae with an exciting and varied programme including cycling, water sports, football and much more.
We meet in the Monkton and Prestwick North Church Halls, Monkton Road, Prestwick on Friday evenings and our new session starts on Friday September 1 at the following times:
Anchor Boys – ( Primary 1 - 3) - 6.00 pm. – 7.00 . m.
Junior Section ( Primary 4 - 7) - 6.30 pm. – 8.30 pm.
Company Section ( Secondary School) - 7.15 pm. – 9.45 pm.
Contact Pat Simpson on 01292 477289 for further details.