In 2019, the Boys' Brigade introduced a new programme for Anchor & Junior sections. This page will give you all the information you need about the new Anchors Programme
Objective Through our programme we want to provide children and young people with opportunities to develop skills, to be creative, to have adventures, to try new things, to get to know Jesus and to make a difference.
As a young person starts out on their BB adventure, we believe they are entitled
... to experience new challenges. To develop and use existing skills, to learn new skills, to develop confidence, to have a sense of achievement and receive recognition.
... to be listened to and have a say. To have their opinions listened to and acted upon wherever possible.
... to be respected and valued. To be trusted and given responsibility, to be treated as you would like to be treated, to experience a safe environment, to be individually appreciated, to have the opportunity to be part of the wider community.
... to have fun. To be able to come to BB because they enjoy it and want to.
... to have the opportunity to develop a personal Christian faith. To be able to explore their own faith, at their own speed, in a way that is approachable and meets their individual needs.
The Anchors Programme has 6 Activity Areas and these same Activity Areas are also used in the Juniors Programme, providing consistency for children and young people as they move through the organisation, as well as making it easier for those leaders that volunteer in more than one age group.
The Activity Areas are:
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Each Activity Area sets out clear aims and there are examples of which activities fit into each area. There are a number of Themes within each Activity Area to help identify specific types of activities, recognising the need to offer a balance of activities within any particular Activity Area. The Themes are only to assist with programme planning and are not linked to recognising achievement (awards).