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8 – 11 Year Olds

Junior Boys

Juniors is for boys aged between 8 and 11 years old. We meet on Friday evenings between 6.30 and 7.45 pm at St. Andrews’ Methodist Church, Western Way, Basingstoke RG22 6ER.

We currently run the Anchors and Junior Sections together for practical reasons. This does not affect the activities and award schemes since they are very similar and just as much fun at any age.

The Leader in charge of the Junior Section is Iain Strachan, supported by David Gary.

What it’s about

  • having fun
  • making friends
  • enjoying lots of activities
  • trying new things

We have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends and more.

All of this is done as part of a balanced programme that is separated into five different zones:

Body - fit for fun

Mind - think and do

Spirit - God and me

Community - me and my world

Creativity - make and do

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

Our experienced Leaders are DBS checked and will make every effort to ensure your childs’ safety. See our Information for Parents/Guardians section for more details.

The Juniors Uniform

We are a uniformed organisation and do expect our members to wear their full clean uniform every week. Juniors wear a blue pullover (right) and blue polo shirt (below) which is supplied to you by us. We ask for uniforms to please be returned to us when it has been outgrown or the member leaves.

In addition, members are required to wear dark trousers (school trousers are ideal), dark colored socks and black shoes or trainers (no white socks or white trainers please). Badges are worn on a black armband that goes on the right arm. 

Activity Program

The Juniors Activity Programme provides an informal award scheme. This means boys will gain their awards as they take part in the usual programme activities.

The Junior Target Award requires 5 activities, one from each of the five zones and is usually awarded shortly after joining the Junior Section.

The Junior Bronze Award requires 10 activities with at least one from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 8/9.

The Junior Silver Award requires 20 activities with at least three from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 9/10.

The Junior Gold Award requires 20 activities with at least three from each of the five zones and is usually awarded at age 10/11.

In order to get all 4 awards, a boy needs to complete a total of 55 activities over three years. It does not matter what age your child joins at since they will join in with others their same age and participate at their own level. There is no judgment about how well they have done, all that is required is to join in and try their best.

In addition, Juniors will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for. A Junior who has been with The Boys’ Brigade since 5 years old can earn up to 6 years service.

Other Age Groups


01256 329616


3rd Basingstoke Boys' Brigade
St Andrew's Methodist Church
Western Way,
RG22 6ER.


The object of the Boys Brigade is: "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"

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