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Frequently asked questions


Below you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about both the 1st Bearsden and the Boys' Brigade in general. If you have a question that isn't answered here or elsewhere on our website then please feel free to contact us.

What is the Object of the Boys' Brigade?

The advancement of Christ's kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.

What is the motto of the BB?

The motto of the Boys' Brigade is "Sure and Steadfast" and is taken from the book of Hebrews in the Bible, Chapter 6, Verse 19.

What are the Anchors, Juniors and Company Sections?

Members of the BB are in one of three sections: the Anchors, the Juniors or the Company Section. Each section has its own programme and badge award scheme. Anchors are made up of Boys in P1 to P3, Juniors P4 to P6 and Company Section P7 to S6. Those in S4 to S6 are also "Seniors" and have a different programme to the rest of the Company Section.

What do you get up to in the Boys' Brigade?

Here at the 1st Bearsden we provide children and young people opportunities to meet together and engage in a range of fun and developmental activities. We believe that empowerment is important and do this by involving our members in decision making at all levels and giving responsibility appropriate to age and aptitude.

What we do enables children and young people to engage with the needs of others (especially other young people) and encourage them to participate in activities and projects in which they can make a difference.

Who can join?

Our members are Boys aged between 4 and 18 years. We ask that Boys aged 4 wait until starting school before joining. We welcome those of any faith and none.

Where does the 1st Bearsden meet?

All sections of the 1st Bearsden meet in our hall next to the Glebe Car Park at the bottom of Kirk Road, near Bearsden Cross. You can find out more on our Contact page.

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