Senior section is for young people aged 15-18, they meet on Fridays from 19:30 until 22:00
Young people in seniors are encouraged to lead their own programme, supported by our volunteer leaders. Now it’s all about the young people deciding what they would like to do and organising it for themselves.
At 1st Richmond upon Thames, we run our Senior section alongside our Company Section, with the Seniors sitting in on, or helping to run the badge classes for the younger groups.
Seniors are still invited to our House Party residential weekend held in our Church Halls, and our Weekend Camp held at the Boys’ Brigade regional Headquarters, Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead.
Senior boys are expected to wear their uniforms each week. This comprises of either a blue polo shirt and navy blue sweatshirt or a blue shirt & tie. Members are expected to wear school trousers and shoes as part of their footwear, and recommended to bring trainers to participate in the games session.
On special occasions members will be expected to wear their badges, these are worn on bands on their right arm (or left arm for some badges). To see where the badges should be worn, click here.
Award – The Queen’s Badge
Througout their time in Senior section the young people will mainly focus on working towards acheiving their Queen’s Badge.
The Queen’s Badge is the highest award that can be gained by a member of The Boys’ Brigade. It’s a real opportunity; which aims to challenge and equip the individual, provide new opportunities and expand horizons while remaining accessible to young people of all abilities.
In order to start working towards the Queen’s Badge, a young person must first have completed their President’s Badge. The Queen’s Badge offers the chance to engage with the local community, take on responsibility, set personal goals, build self confidence and experience and sense of achievement.
In order to achieve the Queen’s Badge a young person must complete the following activities:
- Hold the President’s Badge
- Attend a Candidate’s Meeting. This is held on one of the first Friday sessions when the young person starts the Queen’s Badge course.
- Participate in skills-based training. This is organised by The Boys’ Brigade.
- Take responsibility within the BB or Church
- Provide voluntary service or support to others outside the BB or Church
- Develop Interesets (Categorised in; Skills, Physical or Expedition)
- Participate in a Completion Residential. This is held at Boys’ Brigade regional Headquarters, Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead.
- Record all their activity.