Those in the Company Section take part in the Discover programme that enables you
to; take part in a fun, balanced and challenging programme, be recognised for your
effort and achievement, and build trusting relationships.
It's all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. BB
provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals
while making friends and having adventures. Within Discover there are 3 programme
zones as follows; Community, Recreation, and Skills.
And it's up to each young person to work out which opportunities are relevant for
them, whether it's improving football skills, podcasting or recycling.
Throughout a typical evening, boys participate in various activities which contribute
to the badge scheme.
Here are just some of our activities, which change every week:
· PE & physical training for Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award
· Home, fire and road safety
· Map work, expedition skills, life skills and first aid
· Many interests such as glass painting, electronics, cooking etc
Parade/Family service, usually the second Sunday of the month during school term,
10:15am to 11:30am
£60 per year
In the Company section, boys take part in the Discover award badge scheme. Within
the Discover award there are three main badges the boys work to attain, Recreation,
Skills and Community. There are four levels for each badge and each year the boys
work to attain the level for each badge. So in their first year the boys will aim
to achieve Level 1 in each area. In their second year the boys will move onto Level
2. It will take a minimum of four years to complete the scheme and requires a huge
amount of effort and dedication, but also lots of fun!
Community Badge: To achieve each level, a young person is required to obtain 7 points.
1 Point = 1 hour of activity. Activities within this section include Local Community,
Money, BB Worldwide, Recycling, Conservation, and Christian Faith.
The Compass badge is awarded during the first year if a young person obtains 6 points,
2 from each of the three sections; Community, Skills & Recreation.
Recreation Badge: To achieve each level, a young person is required to obtain 10
points. 1 Point = 1 hour of activity. Activities within this section include, Athletics,
Board Games, PE, Table Sports, Healthy Living, Drug Awareness and Expedition.
Skills Badge: To achieve each level, a young person is required to obtain 7 points.
1 Point = 1 hour of activity. Activities within this section include Pantomime, Band,
Computers, First Aid, DIY, Music, Craft, and Cooking.
Once a year we run a weekend away. Either at Earlswood for expedition preparation,
or further a field for an activity based weekend.
Boys will have a regular P.E. Session with differing activities every week, and also
take part in a variety of team building activities throughout the year.
We participate in events and competitions such as Football, Swimming, Athletics,
Chess and Cross Country with other Boys’ Brigade companies in the Birmingham Battalion.
The Company uniform consists of a blue Company shirt, tie, belt and two armbands.
School trousers, dark socks and black shoes are also required.
We encourage boys to try new things through having several outings a year. Most recently
including canoeing and indoor rock climbing.
Discovery Badge: Awarded during the second year, if a young person obtains Recreation,
Community and Skills Badge & total of 30 points, takes part in a residential experience
and a Battalion event or Church service.
Presidents Badge: A young person has to: complete a Christian faith development course,
be recommended by the Captain, & participate in a non-residential teamwork skills
experience, & complete at least 30 points from the programme.
Shows the number of years of being a member.
If achieved the highest Anchor award can be worn.
If achieved the highest Junior award can be worn.
A variety of different sessions each week are given by Leaders to help work towards
the badge scheme detailed below.
Guest speakers are invited to visit us so that boys can gain a wider understanding
of their community and the world they live in.