After an extended hiatus caused by various lockdowns and subsequent restrictions, the Boy’s Brigade, led by Officer in Charge Daniel Hunter and supported by three BB lieutenants, plan to hold taster and recruiting sessions to both gauge the appetite and explain the ethos of the Brigade. The dates are 15th, 22nd and 29th September starting from 6pm and not expecting to last more than an hour. The aim is to formally restart on Thursday 6th October 2022. This initiative will be advertised locally in schools and other appropriate places. If you know anyone who would like to know more, a private message can be sent via the 1st Saltcoats BB Facebook page or by email to the church (email@example.com)
2019/20 winter meetings
Anchor Boys (p 1-3) start Thursday 29th August from 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm.
Junior Section (p 4-6) start Friday 30th August from 6.30 pm -8.00 pm.
Company Section (p 7 and older) also start Friday 30th August from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm.
Meetings will continue until May 2020 with a break at Christmas and Easter.
Anyone who still requires any uniform items should speak to a member of staff.
The annual company enrolment service was held in the church on Sunday 23rd October 2019
Company Section Camp
As mentioned in the September newsletter the battalion camp is being held in July 2017 where they will be going to Pooley Bridge in Cumbria. This is a week long camp open to all boys of P7 and up and includes boys from all across North Ayrshire. Due to the nature of this event it costs £250 per boy, payable over the remainder of the year. The first part of this, a non-returnable deposit of £50, is due by the end of October. All boys interested should put their names down ASAP.
The following competitions are being run in October
Company Section bowling
The Company Section bowling league starts on Saturday 8th October. Any boys taking part should meet at the Basebowl for 9:30am. The cost of this is £6 per boy.
Junior Section fun run and Company section cross country
Both of these competitions will be held on Saturday 22nd October at Irvine Sports Club. Boys attending should meet at the church hall for 8:45am. Registration is at 9:30am at the sports club.
Company Section football league
The company section football league begins on Saturday 29th October at Almswell park in Kilwinning. Boys attending should meet at the church hall at 8:20am. The competition begins at 9am and should finish at 11am.
Company Section pool
The company section pool competition is on Saturday 5th November at the Non Such in Saltcoats. Start time is to be confirmed however it has been 10am in previous years.
Boys’ Brigade Awards Presentation 2015
There was a Dedication service for the Boys and Girls Brigades on Sunday 25th October, 2015. During the service Adam Gibson was presented with the President’s Badge. For it he had to, in addition to normal badge work (30 activities in one year) attend a leadership course and complete 10 hours of service within the company. He also had to complete a Christian faith course. Having previously attended 1st Stevenston Company where he did most of the work to earn his badge, he has now started on his Queens badge working fully in 1st Saltcoats at St. Cuthbert’s.
Dedication Service 2015