Welcome to The Boys' Brigade. We offer children and young people a safe, caring and fun place to Learn, Grow and Discover. This channel captures the voices and stories of our young people, volunteers and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 http://leaders.boys-brigade.org.uk/pdfs/healthcheck.pdf
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.
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.
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.