ChallengePLUS

Who is it for?
Seniors is for young people in school years 11-13 (or equivalent).
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What do they do?
Seniors take part in the Challenge Plus programme, which is made up of Projects and Challenges as follows ...
Projects
These include taster sessions that act as an introduction to a topic and are then followed by a longer project that is designed and led by the young people.
Projects are grouped into 3 programme zones . . .

  • Community
  • Life Skills
  • Recreation & Leisure
Challenges
These are focussed on activities that could be completed by the group or as an individual ranging from 'Climb a Munro' to 'Review a local takeaway'.
There are also opportunities to work towards . . .
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It's all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. BB provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. And it's up to each young person to work out which opportunities are relevant for them, whether it's sport's officiating, fundraising or DIY.

Every young person should also expect . . .
  • To experience new challenges
  • To be listened to and have a say
  • To be respected and valued
  • To have fun
  • To have the opportunity to develop a personal Christian faith

What else do I need to know?
Seniors have a special uniform that they can 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 takes place on a Friday evening and runs between 1915-2100.

What does it cost?
We charge £8 per month for being part of Seniors, 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.

2017/2018 Staffing
From September 2017 the Staffing for Company and Seniors will be
Darren Hollyhead - Lieutenant and Officer in Charge
Ian Thomson - Lieutenant
James Hollyhead - Warrant Officer
Mark Westbury - Helper