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Award to Company from UK Parliament

On Sunday 18th March 2018, The 167th Glasgow Company Boys’ Brigade along with the 4th Cardonald Brownies, 5th Cardonald Brownies, and the 3rd Cardonald Girl Guides were presented with an award from the UK Parliament in Westminster.

The award was in recognition, by way of an Early Day Motion raised by local MP Christopher Stephens, of the work and achievement in collecting food and toys at our Giving Service in December 2017, for those in need in our community.

The link below will take you to the motion on the parliament website:

 

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Joint Annual Holiday 2018 – Frank Chapman Centre, Birmingham

Frank Chapman Centre
Birmingham

Monday 2nd April – Saturday 7th April 2018

This year we are returning to The Frank Chapman Centre at Bewdley, near Birmingham.

The Frank Chapman Centre

This centre has only been used by the company once before, in 2015, and both the boys and the staff have had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and found the centre to be of excellent quality. The centre is a large self-catering purpose built facility within its own extensive grounds. We will have exclusive use of The Frank Chapman Centre and its facilities; which includes a large High-Ropes course, Archery, and much more. As in previous years this will be a joint holiday with the Juniors and Company Section, although each section will be running their own programme of activities.

4x4 Driving Experience

Dining Room

Activities for the holiday have now been finalised and these can be seen below. As normal we plan to use the centre as a base to visit attractions such as Alton Towers Theme Park, Quad Biking, Segway Riding and even Rifle Shooting. As well as more local activities such as a Safari Park, Swimming, Ten-Pin Bowling and a visit to the cinema.

 

A previous 167 group at The Emmaus Centre.

Dormitory

Below are downloadable copies of the consent forms should you need them and also of our holiday packing guide.

Please remember all boys must have a sleeping bag.

 

Click here for some photos from our last visit to The Frank Chapman Centre.

Our programme for the holiday is below:

 

 

JuniorsCompany Section
MondayMorningTravelling
Afternoon
EveningGames RoomDVD Night
TuesdayMorningWest Midlands Safari ParkDeltaforce Paintball
Afternoon
EveningCinemaQuiz Night
WednesdayMorningBewdley ShopsSwimming
AfternoonThe Edge – Quad Biking & SniperThe Edge – Segway & Sniper
EveningLaser Quest 2000
ThursdayMorningAlton Towers
Afternoon
EveningDVD NightGames Room
FridayMorningHigh Ropes CourseArchery
AfternoonSwimmingHigh Ropes Course
EveningQuiz NightCinema
SaturdayMorningTravelling
Afternoon

Junior Section & Company Section – Annual Holiday 2018

As you know, this year we have booked the Frank Chapman Centre in Bewdley near Birmingham for our annual holiday, from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th April 2018 (first week of the school Easter holidays). The centre is self-catering and is situated in its own grounds. We will have exclusive use of the centre and its facilities which include a large TV and games room, and a High-Ropes course.

Frank Chapman Centre, Bewdley

As previously this will be a joint holiday with both the Junior Section and Company Section holidaying together, however the sections will be accommodated within separate areas of the centre and will operate largely separate programmes of activities; coming together mainly for meals.

Activities for the duration of our stay have been finalised and we will share more on these soon.

Boys’ Brigade and Girl Guiding Gift Service

The Boys’ Brigade and Girl Guiding have been thinking about all the poor children and families in our area who are struggling and with Christmas fast approaching we decided to offer our hand of friendship hence the idea of a Gift Service. The Service will be held on Tuesday 5th December at 7pm in the Hartlaw buildings of the church.

All the organisations will contribute in different ways i.e. donate one nights collections, decorate and fill boxes as part of badge work and we wondered if the congregation would like to take part, we would be grateful if you could donate something from the list below.

All donations will stay in our area

We have contacted Local food Banks and Children’s First to come along to our Gift Service to receive our gifts.

LIST

Christmas crackers                             Colouring  books
Selection Boxes                                   Ribbons
Christmas cake                                    Hair clips/bobbles
Chocolates                                           Combs
Chocolate biscuits                               Brushes
Shortbread                                           Toys  0 – 12 years boys and girls
Mince Pies                                            New toys
Sweets                                                   Good second hand toys that can be passed on
Pasta sauce                                          Hats
Tinned fruit                                           Scarves
Tinned fish                                            Gloves
Shampoo                                              Nice tinned meat
Soap                                                      Tinned potatoes
Toothpaste/brushes                           Tinned veg
Colouring pens/pencils                      Tinned custard
Nappies 4,5,6                                       Tinned rice pudding
Gifts for boys and girls over 12 years

The tinned food is to ensure the families will have a Christmas dinner!!!!

This list is only a suggestion to give some ideas and on behalf of the families, we are very grateful for all donations!!!

please speak to Stewart Boyle, Rhona Boyle or Dorothy Steven if you need any further information on the above.
THANK YOU

Remembrance Day Service

The annual Remembrance Day service will be held on Sunday 12th November with the service starting at 10:45am.

All boys in Junior Section and Company Section are expected to attend in Uniform. They should also wear a Poppy and bring an offering. Boys should meet at 10:15am in the New Hall – i.e. The hall in the car park – of the Hartlaw Crescent buildings of the church. The service will finish at approximately 12 noon.

We would also like to extend a warm invitation to all parents, carers and families to come and join in this special service.

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