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We offer children and young people a safe, caring and fun place to Learn, Grow and Discover.
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Raise The Bar - Helping others

The Boys' Brigade

Raise The Bar - Helping others

The Boys' Brigade

Raise the Bar Roadshow
We spoke to Simon McNeill, Captain of 45th Glasgow, about his experience of the Raise the Bar Roadshow in East Kilbride and how he and his Company have benefitted from their new learning
February 21, 2020
A Working Battalion
Duncan Leel, Captain of 1st Fraserburgh Boys' Brigade and President of Buchan Battalion, speaking about his experiences and how the Battalion works together to support the ten BB Companies in the area
January 9, 2020
A Parent's Perspective on the BB
We spoke to Audrey Clark, Head Teacher of King Edward Primary School (Aberdeenshire) whose son attended 1st Banff BB.  She shares her perspective as a parent on the value, benefits and impact of the BB. 
September 11, 2019
Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP talks to the BB podcast
John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, visited Carronvale to meet a group of young leaders completing the KGVI Youth Leadership Course. 
August 23, 2019
KGVI Youth Leadership Course
 The King George VI (KGVI) youth leadership course is aimed at 17 – 22 year olds wishing to become leaders in the BB.  It sees young people from across Scotland coming to Carronvale for a residential week of learning, then returning to their Company to put their learning and skills into practise over the course of 12 months, before a final week long residential .  The course was credit rated in 2013 by SCQF at level 7, which means it is equivalent to an Advanced Higher or HNC.  In this podcast Mark and Andrew reflect on completing their 2nd year of KGVI. 
August 2, 2019
Volunteers Week Part 2
 As part of our Volunteers Week celebrations hear just a few of the thousands of volunteers from The Boys' Brigade talk about what they gain from their volunteering within the organisation part 2
June 7, 2019
Volunteers Week 2019
As part of our Volunteers Week celebrations hear just a few of the thousands of volunteers from The Boys' Brigade talk about what they gain from their volunteering within the organisation
May 31, 2019
Boys' Brigade Volunteer Training Opportunities
Beth Dobson, Development Officer for The Boys' Brigade, spoke to Martin Dunbar, Captain of 4th/5th Fraserburgh and training co-ordinator and STEM Ambassador for Buchan Battalion about his work with the organisation and the training opportunities available for volunteers to develop their skills.
May 3, 2019
Raise The Bar - Using music and performance to help young people Learn, Grow and Discover
10th Leith use music and performance as an important part of their programme to support young people to Learn, Grow and Discover. 
April 18, 2019
Raise The Bar - STEM Ambassadors
Captain of the 46th Aberdeen and one of The Boys' Brigade's STEM Ambassadors, Mike Aberdein, reflects on his experiences of BB and how a varied, fun and good quality programme keeps young people people of today engaged in and enjoying their BB experience. 
April 5, 2019
International Women's Day - Jenny's story
On International Women's Day, Development Officer Beth Dobson chats with Jenny Sclater, leader with 44th Aberdeen and Brigade Training Officer.  Jenny reflects on her time with BB, what she gains from it and the opportunities available for both young people and  adults through The Boys' Brigade.  
March 8, 2019
Raise The Bar - Using the Healthcheck
Gary Hucheon from 29th Aberdeen chats with BB Development officer about his BB experience - both as member and as volunteer leader. Gary also explains that the Company Healthcheck resource is helping the development of 29th's programme and communication.   You can find out more about the Healthcheck here  
March 3, 2019
Raise The Bar: Engaging with your church and wider community
In the second of two Podcasts from 1st Barrhead, BB member Kingsley interviews company captain and volunteer leader Jim Glenn about their latest project which is supported by CashBack for Communities.  
February 22, 2019
Raise The Bar - Helping others
In the first of two podcasts from 1st Barrhead, BB member Jack interviews the captain, Jim Glenn.   The BB group, based in East Renfrewshire, has been making waves through their innovative community projects.   Jim shares their amazing story - how their projects have been helping others, the BB young people and the wider community.  
February 18, 2019
Raise The Bar - Making the most of social media in The Boys' Brigade
Development Worker for The Boys' Brigade, Beth Dobson, chats with Allan Cowie, volunteer leader at the 1st Buckie BB company about how their use of facebook to is making an impact to their work and the wider community.   Allan also takes a moment to share what he believes his time and talents give him and also the young people at 1st Buckie.  
February 8, 2019
Anniversary Service at St Giles' Cathedral
Our very first Anchor.Fm podcast comes from The Boys' Brigade 135th Anniversary service from St GIles' Cathedral. Presenter Niall Rolland chats with some of the individuals who are involved in the organisation locally and nationally. Included in this episode is a short sermon from BB Scotland Chaplain, Rev Derek Gunn.
October 10, 2018