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Junior Section

The Junior Section is for boys aged 8 to 11 years old.

We meet on Friday evenings between 6.30 and 7.45 pm at St. Andrews’ Methodist Church.

We currently run the Anchors and Junior Sections together for practicality 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.

The Juniors is 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.

BB Subs

As from Friday 2nd July the subs will be as follows:

Anchors and Juniors £2 per boy.
Company and Seniors £3 per boy.

This is the first time we have had to raise the price of subs in many years and we still remain reasonably priced.

Remembrance 2020

Download and colour in your own Poppy, you can then display it in your window to show your support and remembrance. here

As we head towards Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday, we recognise that things will be different this year, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. At this time, we would normally be preparing to meet together on Remembrance Sunday in our respective Churches for a service and/or joining with our communities to participate in public parades or services at local war memorials.

Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to do what we have always done, with the majority of public parades and services being cancelled or taking place with restricted numbers or virtually.

The Boys’ Brigade National website has more ideas on their website.

Revised Zoom Times

Please note that to help things run as smoothly as possible the Friday evening Zoom times have been adjusted slightly.  They are as follows:

Anchor Boys:  6.40pm – 7.15pm

Junior Section:  7.15pm – 7.55pm

Company & Senior Lads:  7.50pm – 9.30pm

If you require any more information please contact from the contact page or give us a call.

First Zoom Evening Done!!

Thanks for all the Boys (and parents) who joined in on our first meeting back since March 20th. Ok, it wasn’t at the church but It was on Zoom. It was our first time, so we did have a few tech and timing issues but it got better as the evening progressed.

Thanks also to an ex BB lad/helper Paul, for their help with our updated website where you can find Zoom guidance and further information on the Company. See you all next week

Help Spread the Word

Please help 3rd Basingstoke Boys’ Brigade to spread the word about its new website by sharing on social media.  Social media shares are an important part of any website and where it appears on search engines.  We have added social media shares to all webpages and news items, we would like to invite all parents, boys, and just about everyone to give us a few shares across social media.   Many thanks. #Facebook #Twitter #Socialmedia

BB at Home Activities

Have fun at home with our BB Activity Downloads

Why not take a moment to visit the #BBATHOME section of the national Boys Brigade website.  There are 100’s of free activities that you can download.  There are activities for young people of all ages to do under the supervision of their parent/carer.  Choose from 100’s of activities and download the free worksheet to keep yourself entertained until Boys Brigade can resume normal meetings again.

Virtual Meetings

We are putting plans together to launch our Local BB at Home virtual sessions, using ZOOM.  These virtual meetings will be on a Friday evening. The times are as follows;

Anchor Boys: 6.40pm to 7.20pm

Junior Section: 7.20pm to 8.15pm

Company & Seniors: 8.15pm to 9.15pm

For more information on ZOOM meetings please click here

New BB Website

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 3rd Basingstoke Boys Brigade will be unable to meet in person for the time being. So we have launched a new website and will be preparing to meet virtually in the near future.

There are links on the homepage and a dedicated page with all of the Zoom meeting details on and how to join us for the meetings here.

We will update shortly so watch this space for more information ?

Covid-19 Update

At 3rd Basingstoke Boys Brigade, we are currently unable to meet together in person due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  However, we are currently working on putting together an online program to enable us to meet virtually.  We will provide more information and updates as soon as it is available. 

You can also visit the virtual page of this website that explains how the ZOOM meetings will work and when they are expected to be scheduled 

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.


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 coloured socks and black shoes or trainers (no white socks or white trainers please). Badges are worn on a black armband which goes on the right arm. Click this link to see how the Junior Section badges are laid out on the armband.

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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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