Parade/Family service, usually the second Sunday of the month during school term,
10:15am to 11:30am
£60 per year
Seniors wear all the badges they have achieved during their time with the Company
from the Anchor, Junior and Company sections. As a Senior they will work towards
their Stripes, The Queens Badge, and various levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Leader in charge of the Senior section:
The Senior uniform consists of a blue Company shirt, Senior tie, belt and two armbands.
School trousers, dark socks and black shoes are also required.
Whenever it's possible the seniors like to go out for the evening. In the past we've
been to the Driving Range at Four Ashes, we've also been bowling and to laser quest
and also tobogganing olvome in Tamworth. Nights out also involve eating at various
venues such as Woks Hall or Nandos. New ideas are always welcome!!
We have invited various Guest Speakers, the most recent being Lorely Burt our local
MP for Solihull, who came and gave an insight into life in Parliament and in her
local constituency. We've also met the minister Julia and her husband Sam who have
discussed our own faith journeys with us. We'd be delighted if others would come
along and share their skills and experiences with us.
In between we have various topics of discussion and activities to do, entirely at
our own discretion.
During the year Seniors actively work towards the top award in the Boys’ Brigade
- The Queen's Badge. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at silver and gold levels also
play a significant part in our programme and in this respect all our members play
active leadership roles within the life of the Company.
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.
We encourage boys to try new things through having several outings a year. Most recently
including canoeing and indoor rock climbing.
A variety of different sessions each week are given by Leaders to help work towards
the badge scheme detailed below.
Seniors have topically group discussions and debates, and also cook on a regular
Seniors can gain promotions as NCO’s (Non-Commissioned Officers), through displayed
standards of leadership. These are:
The Queen's Badge is the highest award that may be gained by a member of The Boys'
Brigade. It's a real opportunity; it aims to challenge & equip the individual, provide
new opportunities & expand horizons while remaining accessible to young people of
all abilities. 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
Participate in skills-based training
Take responsibility within the BB or Church
Provide voluntary service outside the BB or Church
Develop Interests (Skills, Physical, Expedition)
Participate in a Completion Residential
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award consists of the 5 areas below, which are worked on
for a different period of time depending on the level of the award working towards
(Bronze, Silver or Gold).