2nd Linlithgow Boys Brigade

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2nd Linlithgow Boys' Brigade is a Christian organisation, providing a wide-ranging programme of weekly and special activities for boys aged 5-18 in Linlithgow.

When and where do you meet?

We meet on Thursday evenings in Cross House, Linlithgow.  We have 4 sections:

  • Anchors (Primary 2 - 3) – Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Juniors (Primary 4 – Primary 6) – Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Company (Primary 7 – Secondary 3) and
  • Seniors (Secondary 4 – Secondary 6) – Thursdays 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm.

Why would I be interested in getting involved?

Children: Anchor Boys is for Boys in Primary 2 and 3. We meet every week for a fun-packed night of games, crafts, stories, activities and much more.

Junior Section is for Boys in Primary 4 – 6. Every week we give Boys an action-packed evening, with boys enjoying physical games, life skills, science, crafts, baking, and lots more. Boys’ activities help them work towards badges, which they love to earn each year.

Company Section is for Boys in Primary 7 to Secondary 3 and meets alongside our Seniors. Our scheduled programme includes physical activities (e.g. basketball, extreme dodgeball and handball), life skills and badge activities (e.g. first aid, marching and cooking) and some social time in tuck shop, as well as our opening devotions and inspection – a time to think about what Boys’ Brigade and Christianity are about.

Boys in Secondary 3 who have achieved their 14th birthday, may register for the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze). We also offer the Silver Award when Boys join the Seniors.

Seniors is for young men in Secondary 4 to Secondary 6. They meet alongside our Company Section. On Thursdays, we start off alongside the Primary 7 – Secondary 3 boys, for whom Seniors are given responsibility for leading and setting an example to. Seniors have a lot of say in planning their own programme and the leaders plan things accordingly. Your activities will count towards gaining awards, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the President’s Badge and the Queen’s Badge, the highest award in Boys’ Brigade.

Come along for a few weeks to see how you like it, and to get an idea of what your friends do.   There is no current waiting list.

Adults: Helping out in a BB group with children and young people can make all the difference to young lives – meaning happier young people, happier communities and a society that values the contribution that we can all make; young, old or in-between. We call our volunteers “leaders” because they guide a course for children and young people. To find out more and see our FAQS take a look at why you might volunteer with us.


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