BB hoping for more suc­cess

Group look for­ward to new ses­sion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

The 195 Boy’s Brigade com­pany has started their new ses­sion and will be hoping for sim­i­lar suc­cess to what they achieved last year.

Based in Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill’s church hall on Hamil­ton Road, the com­pany en­joyed a fan­tas­tic 2016/17.

Three of the older boys, Lewis Gem­mell, Alexander Ful­ton and Keir Wilson Sim, were pre­sented with their Queen’s Badges, the high­est award that can be achieved in the Boys’ Brigade.

They then went on to a pa­rade to Glas­gow Cathe­dral to meet up with all the boys in Glas­gow re­ceiv­ing his award.

The trio also rep­re­sented the BB at the Royal Guard of Hon­our for the open­ing of the Church of Scot­land’s Gen­eral Assem­bly.

In sport, the ju­nior sec­tion foot­ball team were run­ners-up in the district league and five-a-side com­pe­ti­tions but struck gold with the Sum­mer Cup.

The boys also came away with a hand­ful of medals com­pet­ing in the district ath­let­ics at the Emi­rates Arena.

At the end of the year, the boys came to­gether for the an­nual dis­play and pre­sen­ta­tion of awards.

A packed hall of par­ents and friends were en­ter­tained with games, singing, act­ing and other ac­tiv­i­ties and Mrs Lisa Quinn, for­mer head teacher at Calder­wood Pri­mary School, pre­sented the awards. The fol­low­ing day the An­chor Boys cel­e­brated its 50th birth­day with a Lego Party.

Dur­ing the sum­mer, the com­pany sec­tion and older ju­nior sec­tion boys pitched their tents in Port Ban­natyne, Isle of Bute, for the week­end camp where they were kept busy with a week­end of ac­tiv­i­ties.

The com­pany is look­ing for new mem­bers. Over the ses­sion a full range of ac­tiv­i­ties takes place, in­clud­ing games, crafts, foot­ball train­ing, bas­ket­ball, ta­ble-ten­nis, bad­minton, vol­ley­ball, foot­ball, vault­ing, swim­ming and tram­polin­ing.

The new ses­sion is now un­der­way. The An­chor Boys, for boys in P1 to P3, meet on Mon­days. The ju­nior sec­tion, for boys in P4 to P6, is on Thurs­days and the com­pany sec­tion, for boys in P7 to S6, meet on Fri­days.

Fur­ther de­tails can be found on the com­pany’s web­site www.195glas­ or email the_­cap­tain@ntl­

All the Queen’s men From left Lewis Gem­mell, Keir Wilson Sim and Alexander Ful­ton who all re­ceived their Queen’s Badges

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