The core age range of the Seniors Section is from 15 to 18 years.
The boys in this age group are encouraged to lead their own programme, supported by volunteer leaders. It’s all about the young people deciding what they would like to do and organising it for themselves. The Challenge Plus programme for the boys in this age group is based on projects and challenges, encouraging young people to complete one-off challenges and more in-depth projects both of which can be tackled individually or as part of a team. Activities may include ‘Homelessness’, ‘Conservation’, ‘Driving’, ‘Preparing for Work’ amongst many more.
There is many opportunities to go away on camps and residentials, which are often the highlights in the annual programme. In addition there may be international opportunities open to the Seniors Section, ranging from attending BB events abroad to volunteering on community projects in developing countries.
Throughout their time in this age group the boys can gain badges and recognition for their participation in the various programmes. Seniors can get involved in a wider range of awards and qualifications including the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, as well as a number of awards within the Boys' Brigade, including Young Volunteer Award, the President’s Badge and the highest award in the BB, The Queen’s Badge.
Many boys in the Seniors Section are interested in getting involved in the company by helping with the other sections. Training and support is provided for those young people who wish to volunteer in this way.
The boys wear a core uniform which consists of a blue shirt and dark blue tie. Boys also wear school trousers and footwear as part of the uniform.
Safe & caring
All of our adult volunteers undertake a disclosure (criminal records) check as part of their registration with The Boys’ Brigade, and are trained to provide a safe and caring environment for all boys .
What it costs
We charge a subscription fee, currently it is £12.00 per term or £30.00 for the full session (3 terms). That said, we don’t want any child to miss out because of cost, so if you have any concerns about finance please speak to a leader in the local group in confidence about this.