Boys’ Brigade

The Boys’ Brigade is a Christian Uniformed Youth Organisation which is open to all boys aged 4-18 years.  It offers a wide ranging and balanced programme, staffed by trained Officers and helpers.

‘The B.B. object: The advancement of Christ’s kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.’

Background
2nd Coleraine Boys’ Brigade Company is attached to 1st Coleraine and New Row Presbyterian Churches. The Company is made up of 3 sections – Anchor Boys, Junior Section and Company Section – and presently there are a total of 70 boys.

Each section takes part in a varied and balanced programme that typically includes games, crafts, badge-work as well as a spiritual element, appropriate to the various age groups. Aside from the weekly programme, the boys also have the opportunity to do “out of hall” activities, which include participation in competitions with boys from other companies at Battalion (local) and Regional (Northern Ireland) levels; taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme; BBQs; Outings/visits; and occasionally camps/weekends.

In 2004, 2nd Coleraine Boys’ Brigade Company celebrated its 100th birthday and held a number of events during the year to mark this important milestone in the Company’s history.

ANCHOR BOYS

When: Friday evenings from 6.30-7.30
Where: 1st Coleraine Presbyterian Church Halls
Who: Boys in Primary 1 to Primary 4

JUNIOR SECTION

When: Friday evenings from 7.30-9
Where: New Row Presbyterian Church Halls
Who: Boys in Primary 5 to Primary 7

COMPANY SECTION

When: Friday evenings from 7.30-10
Where: 1st Coleraine Presbyterian Church Halls
Who: Boys in Year 8 to 14

For info contact:
Company Captain Mark Callaghan
07821586573