Anchor and Junior Awards

In BB there are awards for you to gain starting in Anchors then Juniors and then Seniors.

Anchors (Pre-Primary)

First year in Anchors you receive the green badge. Second year red and then blue badge. The last badge you receive is worn on your armband when you move into Juniors and then Seniors.

Where do you place your new awards on your armbands?

Juniors (Primary School)

One Badge is gained for each year in Juniors. The last badge you receive is worn on your armband when you move into Seniors.

Where do you place your new awards on your armbands?

Senior Awards

Work started in one session or year (1 January to 31 December) may be carried across into the subsequent session if not completed.
The next level of an award may be commenced immediately upon completing the previous level provided that the minimum school year requirements are observed.
Note: BB age is the year in which you turn that age. (eg. if you turn 15 any time this year you are now 15BB age.)

Where do you place your new awards on your armbands?

Boys Record Sheet (ms word format) for recording dates and activities when senior awards are awarded.

Service Awards

One Year Silver Service Badges.
For each badge attend 90% of parade nights and 90% of Christian instruction. BB Devotions and RE classes at school is not acceptable.
Notify your Leader in Charge if you will not be at parade night.
1 silver service award for Sir William Smith Award. 3 silver service awards for Queen’s Badge.

Leadership Courses

Leadership Courses – two each year for 3 years. Min age Year 8. BBWA has training courses that will equip a Boy with leadership skills that will be of benefit throughout his whole life. 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) 3 days. Long weekends in July and September.
Bronze for Sir William Smith Award, All for Queen’s Badge

Core Group Badges

BB Knowledge Award


Six Month Service Badge
To gain knowledge of the BB movement both in Australia and internationally, and gain an understanding of its working.
Required for Sir William Smith Award. 


BB Knowledge Pre-Certificate
For this you will need to be in or finished the first year of high school, have the Six Month Service Award

BB Knowledge Certificate
For this you will need to be in or finished second year of high school, have the Six Month Service Award and Preliminary Certificate

BB Knowledge Badge – Additional Information (BB16) (state approved)
Gain knowledge of the BB movement in Australia and internationally, understand the workings of BB thus improving it. Learn how to develop and teach others practical skills.
Required for Queens’ Award 

Scripture Knowledge
Broaden your understanding of the Christian perspectives, habits and actions involved in being like Jesus in improving life for all.
Level 2 for Sir William Smith Award. Level 3 for Queen’s Badge.

Service to the CommunityLevel3 information
This award aims to encourage you to serve others as a way of life. (eg. Kids club, First Aid). This award is done in your own time.
L1: 9 Hrs, L2: 12 Hrs, L3: 15 Hrs *, L4: 30 Hrs *, L5: 40 Hrs * (* state controlled)
Level 2 for Sir William Smith Award. Level 3 for Queen’s Badge.

Citizenship (BB15) All levels – 4 weeks study on 3 topics
Develop valuable life skills from a Christian perspective in order to be an effective and valuable member of society as well as, like Jesus, engaging in ways to challenge it further to reflect God’s original dream for humanity.
Level 2 for Queen’s Badge

Activity Awards

Skills Group

Skills
To encourage you to gain practical skills which will be of use in everyday life or leisure activities. This awards are done in your own time.
L1 and L2 – 9 weeks, L3 and L4 – 18 weeks, L5 – 27 weeks

Hobbies
Astronomy; Bird Watching; Botany; Chess; Collecting; Creative Writing; Gardening; Genealogy; Reading.
This awards are done in your own time.
L1 and L2 – 9 weeks, L3 and L4 – 18 weeks, L5 – 27 weeks

Outdoor Adventure Group

Environment
Engage in low impact camping or recreational activity (eg. walking, canoeing, cycling, horse-riding) with an exploratory focus.
For each level – two camps 1 practice, 1 Qualifying or one camp over longer time.
Additional notes,  Outdoor/Adventure Resources,  Training – by Topics  by Levels

Expedition
Undertake adventurous activities (eg. Abseiling, Canyoning, Caving, Rock Climbing, Sailing, White Water Canoeing).
For each level – two camps 1 practice, 1 qualifying or one camp over longer time.
Additional notes,  Outdoor/Adventure Resources,  Training – by Topics  by Levels

Physical Group

Physical
Individual activities. Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Motor biking, Skateboarding, Swimming, Surfing, Sailboarding, Tennis, Triathlon.
This award are done in your own time.
L1 – 12 hs over 8 wks, L2 – 16 hrs over 8 wks, L3 – 20 hrs over 8 wks, L4 – 30 hrs over 10 wks, L5 – 40 hrs over 12 wks

Sportsman
Involvement in a team. Australian Rules Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Rugby League Football, Soccer, Volleyball.
This award are done in your own time.
L1 – 12 hs over 8 wks, L2 – 16 hrs over 8 wks, L3 – 20 hrs over 8 wks, L4 – 30 hrs over 10 wks, L5 – 40 hrs over 12 wks
Activity Awards: 3 levels from each group plus 2 levels from any activity group for the Sir William Smith Award.
Activity Awards: 4 levels from each group plus 5 levels from any activity group for the Queen’s Badge.

Special Awards

Sir William Smith Award

Queen’s Badge
This award is the peak award that recognises a member who has demonstrated a high principal that the Boys Brigade promotes. It can be gained by consistent application within the award program. You should make it your aim to gain this award. You may continue to work towards this award until the end of the session in which you turn 18BB age.

Young Volunteer
This provides opportunities for young people commencing age BB 14 to be rewarded for the voluntary work that they carry out.
Time spent volunteering in or outside of The Boys’ Brigade can be counted towards this award.

Special Awards

  • Cross for Heroism
  • Diploma of Gallant Conduct
  • Pentapac Award