bblogoThe Boys’ Brigade was founded in Glasgow on 4th October 1883 by Sir William Alexander Smith. From this one Company formed in Scotland, the BB has grown in to a world wide movement which has worked with millions of children and young people for well over a century.

The 1st Ashton Boys Brigade Boys Brigade company was founded on 22nd March 1960. Ever since then many members have grown from young boys into young men through their experience of the Boys Brigade.

At the 1st Ashton-in-Makerfield Boys Brigade the boys carry out many activities from making craft items, games, competing in competitions and also camping. As you are probably aware, children develop rapidly. There are big changes in a child’s mental, emotional, social and physical development. However, all children are unique and have a variety of needs. The relationships formed with children can be important in assisting them to achieve a sound sense of personal and group identity.

A company within the Boys Brigade is split into three main sections and the details of these are explained below.

If you are interested in joining the 1st Ashton Boys Brigade please use the contact details at the bottom of each section to get in touch with us. The boys follow an award scheme and when they complete a set amount of activities they are awarded a badge. All this counts toward working to gaining the highest award with the BB, the Queens Badge Award, the highest in the Boys Brigade. Employers look highly on people who have been part of the BB.

anchorboyslogoThe Anchor Boys is the start of your Boys Brigade journey and is for boys aged 5 to 8 years old (School years 1, 2 & 3).

The Anchor Section has lots of fun doing different activities which include making crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends, and working towards their badges.

Contact: Mrs Wright
Telephone: 07505 980198
Meeting Place: St Thomas School, Hodnet Drive: Tuesdays @ 6pm to 7.15pm

juniorsectionlogoJunior Section is the middle section of your BB life. It is for boys aged 8 to 11 years old (School years 4,5 & 6).

Our meetings are crammed full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that they themselves have suggested. There are hundreds of activities catering for just about every possible interest. At the same time, we try to encourage them to explore other new interests. There is loads of variety and little chance of becoming bored!

Contact: Mr Pennington
Telephone: 07894048476
Meeting Place: St Thomas School, Hodnet Drive: Wednesdays @ 6.30pm to 8.00pm

companysectionlogo The Company Section is for young people aged 11 up to the of age 18. The Company Section provides opportunities to learn new skills, make your own decisions and have fun. BB provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals whilst making friends and having adventures.

Contact: Mr Cornthwaite
Telephone: 07772833873
Meeting Place: St Thomas School, Hodnet Drive: Tuesdays @ 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Nationally the Boys’ Brigade have a web site which you visit to find out more.