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Top award for Turriff Boys' Brigade Seniors

By Kirsty Brown

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Turriff Boys' Brigade celebrated the outstanding achievement of four of their Seniors at their annual renewal service this weekend.

During the service at St Ninians and Forglen Church members Callum Anderson, Colin Bain, Kyle Barclay were awarded their Queen's Badge - the highest award available to young members of the Boys' Brigade.

Also receiving their Queen's Badge was Calum Sievewright who was unable to attend the presentation.

After completing their President's Badge, there are a number of criteria to meet before a member can be awarded their Queen's Badge.

The boys all completed 30 hours of volunteering with younger sections of the Boys' Brigade, as well as 30 hours of volunteering outside of the company.

For this part some of the boys helped at Turriff United Youth Football Club training sessions, while others volunteered their time to support the former North East Scotland Support For Romania charity.

To meet the criteria of the award, the boys were also required to attend meetings and training sessions.

Receiving their awards on Sunday were Kyle Barclay, Colin Bain and Callum Anderson. Picture: Kirsty Brown
Receiving their awards on Sunday were Kyle Barclay, Colin Bain and Callum Anderson. Picture: Kirsty Brown

They also worked to develop their own interests and skills, which included cycling and running.

Their hard work was celebrated on Sunday when they were presented with their awards by Reverend Kevin Gruer and company captain Michael Henry.

Captain Michael Henry said: "The boys have done really well.

"They have worked hard and this is a great achievement for them all."

Turriff Boys' Brigade is currently open to new members for all sections - Anchor Boys (5-8), Juniors (8-11), Company (11-14) and Seniors (14-18).

The programme covers six themes and offers a range of fun activities as well as exciting opportunities and the chance to have achievements at all ages recognised through a variety of awards.

This includes games, crafts, sports, badge work and drills.

The group are also on the lookout for volunteers to join them to allow them to continue to offer opportunities to young people in our community.

For more information you can visit the 2nd Turriff Boys Brigade Facebook page or boys-brigade.org.uk/find-a-group/.

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