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.


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.

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.


Annual Holiday 2017 – Scarborough

The Emmaus Centre
Near Scarborough

Monday 3rd April – Saturday 8th April 2016

This year we have returning to The Emmaus Centre at Wydale Hall between the villages of Snainton and Brompton-by-Sawdon near Scarborough.

The Emmaus Centre

This centre has been used many times in the past the company, and both the boys and the staff have aways had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The centre is a large self-catering stables conversion situated in the grounds of Wydale Hall and is around twenty minutes drive from Scarborough. We will have exclusive use of The Emmaus Centre and its facilities; which include a large All-Weather sports pitch, an adventure playground and orienteering course. 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

4×4 Driving Experience

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 in the local area such as a Flaming Land Theme Park, 4×4 Driving and even Horse Riding. We will also make use of the attractions of Scarborough, as well as Swimming, Ten-Pin Bowling and a visit to the cinema.




A previous 167 group at The Emmaus Centre.

A previous 167 group at The Emmaus Centre

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.

Below are links to some photo galleries from our previous visits to Scarborough:

Our programme for the holiday is below:

JuniorsCompany Section
EveningDVD NightFootball
TuesdayMorningHorse RidingDiggerland
AfternoonSoft Play
EveningShops & AmusementsYork Ghost Walk
WednesdayMorningDiggerland4×4 Driving Experience
Alpamare Waterpark
EveningCinemaQuiz Night
ThursdayMorningSwimmingShops & Amusements
AfternoonTen-Pin Bowling
EveningYork Ghost WalkCinema
FridayMorningFlamingo Land Theme Park
EveningQuiz & DVD NightDVD Night
SaturdayMorningShops & AmusementsFootball

Annual Holiday 2017 – Dates for payment of balance

Our annual holiday, which this year is to Scarborough, is fast approaching and will be here before you know it. Our activities have now been booked. We would ask at this time that you please note the below deadline dates for payment of the balance of the holiday:

  • Junior Section – 20th March 2017
  • Company Section – 22nd March 2017

We will be providing more information around the holiday soon. However, one thing we would bring to your attention just now is that each boy must have a sleeping bag as bedding is not provided at the centre. If you do not have one these can be purchased from many places popular choices include: Argos; Go Outdoors and Decathlon. Prices can often start as low as £9.99.

Junior Section Fundraising Racenight – 4th March 2017



The Junior Section will be holding a fundraising Racenight on Saturday 4th March in Hawkhead Bowling Club.

The purpose of this event is to raise much needed funds to help subsidise the variety of activities that the Junior Section takes part in throughout the year; including our Monday night activities, nights out and holidays; and it is absolutely essential in helping keeping the cost of our activities as low as possible and affordable for everyone as we possibly can.

Tickets priced £3.00 are now available, and horses are also available for sale at £3.00 . Quite simply give your horse a name; and if it wins its’ race on the night you will receive a prize.

Please note, you can still buy horses even if you are unable to attend. Tickets and horses are available from Junior Section staff both tonight (20/02) and next Monday night.

We look forward to having a good support from as many parents and friends as possible.