BBatHome

BBatHome Whilst we are currently unable to meet in person, it is great to see so many companies getting involved with the BBatHome programme. In addition, we are aware of a number of groups who have been meeting virtually and who have also shared the BBatHome programme with their community outside the Boys’ Brigade. The…

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…

ReFresh Workshop – Online Presence

Having an online presence is becoming more and more important, particularly as traditional methods of recruiting are going to be more difficult in the near future, with the restrictions on activities that can take place. We are therefore pleased to announce as part of the ReFresh training, a workshop on how to create and maintain…

Ten Pin Bowling Competition

The details for this years Ten-Pin Bowling competition have just been announced. This is a “play at home” competition and teams should take part at their local bowling alley, ensuring that all relevant guidance is followed. To view the full details and rules for the competition, please click here and don’t forget to send in…

ReFresh Workshop – Under-11’s Programme Planning

We are pleased to announce the second workshop for our ReFresh training day on 21st November 2020. This session will be led by the London District trustees and will involve an interactive discussion around the following topics: Planning a Socially Distanced Programme Planning a Virtual Programme Recognising Achievement Overview of the under-11 badge scheme If…