Happy New Year

The London District Trustees hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Many of you will have had plans changed at the last minute and it appears as we enter 2021, that the year is going to be as difficult as 2020 was for many of us. We are now in lockdown until…

Competitions are still taking place this session

We may have restrictions on whether we can meet and what we can do, but here at The Boys’ Brigade, we are still planning on being able to hold competitions and would encourage as many companies as possible to take part in those they feel they can, within the restrictions that apply in the area…

2020 in Review

A summary of what has gone on this year at The Boys’ Brigade in London This year has been a completely different year to any other year in living memory. Leaders have had to think of new ways of doing things and it has been a challenge to engage with children and young people in…

ReFresh 2020

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and being unable to hold our annual ReFresh event face-to-face, ReFresh 2020 still went ahead on 21st November but was held online instead. We had 5 great workshops spread over the course of the day and and a total of 41 people attending from across the UK. Whilst different to…

External Training Courses

Using External Providers to Improve Your Skills Whilst The Boys’ Brigade run some excellent training events, we appreciate that sometimes leaders cannot attend these events for various reasons, or the topic that leaders would like to know more about are not covered in as much depth as you would like. Here at The Boys’ Brigade…

A Pause in Face-to-Face Meetings

It will be disappointing to members and leaders alike that we have had to stop face-to-face meetings for the time being. It was great to see companies being back in their meeting spaces and our members having such great fun, but the safety of our members and leaders is the most important thing and the…

Supporting Our Seniors

Our BTEC Opportunities formally recognise the contribution our members make to their communities One of the pieces of feedback we often hear is that when our members are studying for their GCSE’s and A Levels, Boys’ Brigade activities can be a distraction. Whilst we think it is important for teenagers to have a break and…

ReFresh Workshop – Mental Health Awareness

Our final ReFresh Workshop to be announced is on a subject that is viewed as extremely important, especially as we cope with lockdowns and a change to our normal way of life. This workshop will help you be more aware of the importance of mental health and provide you with the skills to support children…

Support & Development – Autumn Update

Since starting the role in January, a lot has changed but the key element of supporting groups within the London area has remained so important, albeit how this has been delivered has changed. Throughout lockdown, I have been advising groups on what they are able to do in a virtual capacity, as well as just…

ReFresh Workshop – Over-11’s Programme Planning

We are pleased to announce our fourth ReFresh virtual workshop for Saturday 21st November 2020. The workshop will cover the planning and delivery of both a socially-distanced and virtual programme and how you can still recognise achievement, even if you are unable to meet every week. With the new badge scheme for the over-11’s being…