Manchester & District Battalion

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What is the "Junior Section"?

The Junior Section is for children ages 8 to 11. As the next Section up from the Anchors, children in the Juniors will continue in personal development.
The primary focus for this Section is on ensuring that all the learning and development that takes place is a result of fun filled activities.
Please Note: Ages for joining may vary from group to group. Please check with your local group for further details

Uniform

Members of the Junior Section wear a special uniform that sets them apart from other Sections. This is a Royal Blue Polo Shirt, with a Royal Blue Sweatshirt along with their school trousers and shoes. An armband is worn on their right arm with any badges on that they have been awarded throughout their time in the Junior Section.
Uniform plays an important part within the Boys' Brigade, as this ensure that all members feel they are all part of one single organisation

Meetings

Meetings are held on a weekly basis usually starting around 6 and finishing between 7.30pm and 8pm, however check with your local group for more accurate times

Training & Development

Completion of the Anchor Section implies that the children are ready to take the next step towards personal development, which is the Juniors’ Section.

Their meetings are loaded with challenges, games and activities most of which have been suggested by them, and at the same time we encourage them to explore new interests.

The Development programme is specifically designed to encourage a child to look beyond themselves. Awards and badges motivate the children to push their limits and explore other interests. Many are usually interested in one type of activity – perhaps sports, or craft. Our programme provides for such interests and at the same time motivates members to try others of a different type. This provides a balanced all round programme for total development by focusing on five different areas:

Anchors Body zone logo

Body

Fit for Fun

Anchors Mind zone logo

Mind

Think and Do

Anchors Spirit zone logo

Spirit

God and Me

Anchors Community zone logo

Community

Me and The World

Anchors Creativity zone logo

Creativity

Make and Do

Juniors also get the opportunities to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. The highlight of the year tends to be a weekend camp or holiday, which brings together everything they have learnt.

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