The Boys’ Brigade is a national, and international, organisation serving over 60,000 children & young people across in the UK & Republic of Ireland. The 1st Bletchley Company has been working with children & young people since its founding in 1926 and is an important part of the ministry of the Church.
The company meets weekly and caters for boys and girls, through our Girls’ Association and Amicus group, from age 5 to young people aged 22. We don’t meet all at the same time or in the same group – the company is split into the following sections:
- Anchor Section – for boys and girls aged 5 to 8 years
- Junior Section – for boys and girls aged 8 to 11 years
- “Youth Crew” (Company Section) – for teens aged 11 to 14 years
- Amicus – for young men and women aged 15 to 22 years
All sections meet on a Tuesday evening. We use a balanced programme of activities for children and young people provided by the Boys’ Brigade and others. These resources have been developed to help volunteer youth leaders work in a relevant and creative way. We hope, through these programmes, that they will be able to make a positive contribution to a young person’s life and be able to share their faith. All leaders undertake formal training. All staff are DBS checked and undergo a periodic re-registration process.
In addition to the programme activities we also compete with neighbouring companies in various competitions and participate in local and national Brigade events. One of these local events includes the annual Summer Camp, which is a highlight for many.