We have now been running for eighteen and a half years as a company and at the end of June 2019 our numbers have reached:-
- Anchors (5-7 years old) 3
- Juniors (8-11 years old) 10
- Seniors (12-18 years) 2
- Leaders 4.
This is a total of 15, so our overall Boys numbers have increased by 5 compared to last year. All sections start at 6.30 pm and finishing at 8.30.
We do not have a Leader for our Anchors Section. We now have three boys who should be in Anchors joining in with our Juniors while we try to find an Anchor leader. Luke Barnett has again been running the BB Juniors Section with Simon Beech. Ian Prangnell is running the BB Seniors with Iain Angus (Iain finished as a boy at the end of 2017 and attends Melville Baptist Church.)
This year we didn’t take part on Anzac Day because the Kelmscott Service was cancelled while the hall was being renovated.
Some of our special activities during the year are a City Adventure in Perth, Lantern Stalk at Bungendore Park, Swimming at Cockburn, Camp (including Archery) at Bedfordale.
The Brigades are a valuable outreach arm of the Church, as they reach out to some non-Christian homes. At least four of the new boys this year do not attend a Church.
Please continue to pray for the boys and their families as well as for the current Leaders and a Leader for Anchors.
We look forward to continuing to serve the Lord in the Brigades so that together we can advance Christ’s kingdom among the boys of this district.
(Boys’ Brigade Captain)