Published: 15/09/2017 08:55 - Updated: 12/09/2017 12:22

New section looking for members at Boys' Brigade

Forres BBsAN EXPANDING local youth organisation is looking for more members.

The 2nd Forres Boys’ Brigade Company has introduced a section on Tuesdays at St Leonard’s Church Hall for 11-14-year-olds, opening up membership to even more young people in the area.

Company captain, Graeme Ferguson, is delighted to be able to offer more opportunities to local youths.

He said: “We engage through a programme of fun events and activities.

“We already run successful Anchor and Junior sections which already attract 20 members every week.”

The Boys’ Brigade was founded in Glasgow on October 4, 1883 by Sir William Alexander Smith. It grew into a worldwide movement and each week more than 50,000 young people, aged 5 to 18, take part in one of its 1,450 groups supported by 12,000 volunteer leaders.

2nd Forres has been running since 6 February 2014. It originally had two sections and now the third launched on Tuesday, September 12.

Mr Ferguson and five volunteers run 2nd Forres BB with the help of a fundraising committee for events.

Volunteers do not require specific qualifications but must be registered with the BB and vetted under the PVG scheme.

“We offer a wide range of indoor activities ranging from creative arts, physical sports and team building to cooking and faith-based activities,” said Mr Ferguson.

“We also participate in a number of Battalion events including swimming, indoor hockey, football, general knowledge, figure marching, high jump and church services and parades.”

Guests at the church hall also regularly talk to the youngsters about different subjects.

2nd Forres BB also take part in community events such as Remembrance Sunday and coffee mornings.

Contact Mr Ferguson on 07880 336654 or email gjf28@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

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