Proud tribute to captain Matt, 65
It has been another action-packed year for the 1st Law Boys Brigade as they paid tribute to their previous captain.
Matt Smith was 65 when he passed away in December last year but the boys and officers picked themselves up to record a great 2017 in Matt’s memory.
As well as being crowned Wishaw and District Battalion champions for the first time in their history, they have had a string of successes.
Jack Anderson, Scott Chalmers, John Dunn and Thomas Wragg were presented with their Queen’s Badges for outstanding achievement.
Three members of 1st Law Boys’ Brigade have also received their
Proud of everyone’s successes
Jack Brown, Ross Chalmers and Evan Kane, also received the second highest award the organisation had to offer for a variety of skills based activities.
1st Law also awarded two Duke of Edinburgh Silver awards to Bryan Reid and Garry Reid and seven Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards to Cameron Anderson, Fraser Dimond, Andrew Greer, Daniel Stoddart, Cameron Taylor, Ethan Webb and Robbie Wilson.
Anchor boys officer Christine Greer was also presented an award for an incredible 30 years of service.
1st Law BB captain, Andrew Smith, said: “I am incredibly proud of our young men who are leading members of 1st Law Boys’ Brigade and have shown commitment and dedication.
“They deserve a huge amount of credit for the work they put in - it is not easy for 16 and 17-yearold boys to find time while studying for their Highers or having a job.
“Christine has been a first class officer and we are incredibly lucky to have her in the company.
“I am proud of everyone’s successes – and they should be too.”
All cheers BB were the Wishaw and District Battalion champion