At a recent church service three members of the company were presented with their Queen’s Badge by Mr James McCosh, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire. The recipients were Adam Gibson, Craig McLellan and Anthony Taylor. This award is the highest that may be gained by a member of the Boys Brigade. The Queen’s Badge offers the chance to to engage with the local community, take on responsibility, set personal goals, build self confidence and experience a sense of achievement.
1st Saltcoats boys brigade currently has a strength of approximately 55 boys spread across the 3 sections. This is broken down to approximately 20 in each for anchors and juniors with 15 in the company section.
The company is very active in local battalion competitions with the company section this year winning the drill competition and finishing 3rd in the scripture knowledge competition with participation and medals gained in a number of other competitions.