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Boys' Brigade New Session Begins - Come And Join
 

 

The 5th East Kilbride Boys' Brigade Company meet in the church halls on Thursday and Friday evenings from September - June and our sections are are follows-

Anchor Boys (P1-P3 ) meet on Fridays 7.00pm-8.00pm

Junior Section (P4-P6) meet on Fridays 7.00pm-9.00pm

Company Section (P7-S3) meet on Thursdays 7.30pm-9.45pm

Senior Section (S4-S6) meet on Thursdays 7.30pm-9.45pm

Contact: Richard Hall 5th EK Boys' Brigade Captain tel : 07934 374561 

 

E-mail: boysbrigade@ek-westkirk.org.uk

 

Boys' Brigade Christmas Curry Party
 

Our Boys' Brigade Company cooked their own Christmas meal under the watchful eye of our minister Mahboob.Go to The Photos Page to see lots of pictures from the event.

Boys Brigade Company Section Go Skiing!
 
 

The Company Section boys braved the cold at The Snow Zone at Braehead to get some skiing practise in before the East Kilbride winter grips. The boys had a great time under the watchful eyes of the The Snow Zone Instructors.


We're Looking for Past Recipients
of The Queen's Badge in the 5th EK BB

We would love to hear about any other 5th EK BB boys who were awarded the Queen's Badge. If you have any information could you please contact either of the following:
Captain Richard Hall tel: 07934 374561
email: boysbrigade@ek-westkirk.org.uk
Allan Thompson tel: 01355 221697

 

The 5th East Kilbride Boys' Brigade Company meet in the church halls on Thursday and Friday evenings from September - June and our sections are are follows-

Anchor Boys (P1-P3 ) meet on Fridays 7.00pm-8.00pm

Junior Section (P4-P6) meet on Fridays 7.00pm-9.00pm

Company Section (P7-S3) meet on Thursdays 7.30pm-9.45pm

Senior Section (S4-S6) meet on Thursdays 7.30pm-9.45pm

Contact: Richard Hall 5th EK Boys' Brigade Captain tel : 07934 374561

 

E-mail: boysbrigade@ek-westkirk.org.uk

 

 

COMPANY SECTION NEWS

 

Interested in Boys’ Brigade and Duke of Edinburgh Award? Phone Allan Thomson 01355 221697 or by emailing the Company Captain Richard Hall at the following address.

E-mail: boysbrigade@ek-westkirk.org.uk

 

 

Awards

The Queen's Badge - Highest Honour in the Boys' Brigade Organisation

  • Jamie Taggart 2015

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

 Gold Award

  • Fraser Anderson 2007
  • Jamie Taggart 2016

Silver Award

  • Gordon Anderson 2004
  • Fraser Anderson 2004
  • Ryan Short 2004
  • Colin Thomson 2004
  • Craig Thomson 2009
  • Alastair Clark 2009
  • Jason Spence 2010
  • Ryan Fennessey 2012
  • Darren Hutton 2012
  • Jamie Taggart 2014
  • Stephen Thompson 2015
  • Logan McCulloch 2017

Bronze Award

  • Gordon Anderson 2003
  • Fraser Anderson 2003
  • Ryan Short 2003
  • Colin Thomson 2003
  • Craig Coupar 2005
  • Graeme Thomson 2005
  • Craig Thomson 2005
  • Christopher Walter 2005
  • Alistair Clark 2005
  • Calum McLaughlin 2008
  • Bradley Revell 2010
  • Scott Robertson 2010
  • Jamie Oo 2011
  • Lewis McCallum 2012
  • Jamie Taggart 2013
  • Stephen Thompson 2013
  • Kerr Gildie 2014
  • Greg Kelly 2014
  • Gordon Shields 2014
  • Stuart Forrester 2015
  • Gregg Fowley 2015
  • Logan McCulloch 2015
  • Lee Oo 2015
  • Drew Tipping 2016
  • Reece Robertson 2017

 

Captains of the 5th East Kilbride Boy's Brigade Company

  • George Johnstone 1960-1967
  • Alistair Paterson 1967-1970
  • George Johnstone 1970-1971
  • Alistair McKillop 1971-1974
  • Andrew Dunn 1974-1988
  • Mark Hillhouse 1988-1990
  • Robert Dawson 1990-1995
  • Adelaide Thomson 1995-1998
  • Duncan Masson 1998-2004
  • Allan Thomson 2004-2011
  • Richard Hall-present Captain

http://scotland.boys-brigade.org.uk

 

 

History of the 5th East Kilbride Boys' Brigade Company 

 

The 5th East Kilbride Boys' Brigade Company has four sections: Anchors Boys, Junior Section ,Company Section and Senior Section and as our logo states… the adventure begins here!

 

We meet every Thursday and Friday night in the West Kirk halls and we have been in existence since October 1960 when George Johnston, who was an elder in the West Kirk , formed the 5th East Kilbride Boys' Brigade Company. That same year "The Life Boys" (now known as the Boys' Brigade Junior Section) which catered for 8-10 year old boys was started by another church elder, Bill Boyle. Younger boys of 6 and 7 years at that time could join the "Shipmates"and this part of the organisation was run by Agnes Thomson and Ida Boyle. Nowadays the "Shipmates"are better known as The Anchor Boys.

The Boys' Brigade itself was formed on 4th October 1883 in Glasgow by William Alexander Smith. He was a Sunday school teacher who wondered "how to keep boys from causing havoc within Sunday school" . So he invited the boys to attend a parade night in the North Woodside Mission Hall in the Queens Cross area of Glasgow and the 1st Glasgow Company of the Boys' Brigade had started. All the companies in East Kilbride are part of Glasgow Battalion.