What is the Anchors?
The Anchors is the youngest section in the BB and is for children in Aged 4 to School Year 3.

What do they do?
The Anchors have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends, and working towards their badges.

All of this is done as part of a balanced programme that is separated into 5 different zones . . .

Everything a child in the Anchors does helps them to develop and to think for themselves, in a safe environment.

What else do I need to know?
The Anchors have a special uniform that they wear. As everyone wears the same thing they feel as though they belong. However nobody is excluded because they do not have the right clothes.

How long do they meet for?
The weekly section meeting runs on a Friday evening between 1800-1915

What does it cost?
We charge £8 per month for being part of Anchors, this is payable at the start of each month (except August), we also run a tuck shop and suggest around 50p for this.
After your son has been with us for a few weeks we also ask for a £10 registration fee which goes towards the cost of insurance for your son whilst at BB.
The subs help to pay for the equipment needed to run activities, the badges and awards at the end of the year and central support from Boys’ Brigade HQ amongst many other things.

Why the Anchors?
Children of this age are developing rapidly. There are big changes in a child's mental, emotional, social and physical development. However, all children are different and have a variety of needs. The relationships formed with children at this age can be important in assisting them to achieve a sound sense of personal and group identity. The programme will provide a wide variety of different activities including:

  • Learning new skills: the dexterity required for arts and crafts, following simple instructions for games and activities
  • Developing confidence: given opportunities to do things for themselves, praise for good behaviour, taking part in simple role-play, mime and drama
  • Developing physical skills: co-ordination games, hopping, skipping and balancing games
  • Developing independence: being given simple choices of activities, short trips and visits
  • Developing a group identity: belonging to a group, going on trips as a group, taking part in group activities
  • Developing an awareness of the needs of others: learning to share and co-operate
  • Developing a personal identity: learning about how we are all different, looking at the different needs and interest of others
And most importantly . . .opportunities for fun and enjoyment!!!!

2018/2019 Staffing
From September 2018 the Staffing for Anchors will be
Lucy Thomson - Lieutenant and Officer in Charge
Leanne Maydew - Lieutenant
Jake Linford - Warrant Officer
Pat Maydew - Helper