Regular Parade Night Times
Anchors aged 5 to 8 Years: 18.00 - 19.15
Junior Section aged 8 to 11 years: 18.00 - 19.15
Company Section aged 11 to 19 years: 19.00 - 21.30Meeting Friday evenings at Dyson Perrins Sports College, Yates Haye Road
See below for details on each section, including costs for subs.
Please be prompt as the programme starts on time. Contact the Company Secretary on: 01684 562426 or email the Captain here.
Members working towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Award should check the DofE Expeditions page regularly.
The Company on Parade - Enrolment 4 October 2009, with support from 1st Minster GB and 2nd West Kent BB
1st Malvern Company The Boys' Brigade
The Boys' Brigade was founded in Glasgow on 4th October 1883 by Sir William Alexander Smith. From this one Company formed in Scotland the BB has grown into a world wide movement having worked with millions of Boys and young men for well over a century. The present Malvern Company was founded in May 1988 is parented by Malvern Baptist Church (MBC).
Incorporating the Christian faith the Boys' Brigade seeks to promote in a structured way, the values of obedience; discipline; self respect and all that tends towards true Christian manhood.
The award programme is specifically designed to encourage a Boy of any age to look beyond themselves. Many are interested in one type of activity - perhaps sports, or natural history. Our special programme provides for such interests and at the same time gently urges them to try others of a different type. This provides a balanced all round programme - which includes spiritual and social input as well as physical and adventure activities in 5 different programme zones . . . right through until they are 18 years of age and young men ready to take on the world.
Mind - think and do
Spirit - God and me
Community - me and my world
Creativity - make and do
We all meet at Dyson Perrins Sports College, Yates Hay Road
The Anchor section is for Boys aged between 5 and 8 years. To be inclusive they all wear a special red top uniform and hats - they meet between 18.00 & 19.15 hours every Friday in term time - subs £2.50 per night or £77.50 per year total
What do they do?
The Anchor Section has lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends, and working towards their badges. Everything a Boy in the Anchor Section does helps them to develop and to think for themselves, in a safe environment in line with the programme.
Juniors is our second section and is for Boys aged between 8 and 11 years meeting between 18.00 & 19:15 hours every Friday. They too wear a special blue top uniform and hats to help them feel they belong. Subs £2.50 per night or £77.50 per year total.
What do they do?
Juniors have fun! Their meetings are crammed full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that they themselves have suggested. At the same time we try to encourage them to explore other new interests. There is loads of variety and little chance of becoming bored!
Juniors will get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a firestation as well as possibly going on a weekend camp or holiday that is often the highlight of the year.
Company Section is for young people aged between 11 and 18 years with subs at £3.50 per night or £108.50 per year total. They meet 19.00 to 21.30 hours. It's all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. BB provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities, take a leadership role and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. And it's up to each young man to work out which opportunities are relevant for them, whether it's sport's officiating, fundraising or DIY.
What do they do?
Members take part in the BB badge programme, which is made up of Projects and Challenges, which include Community, Life Skills and Recreation & Leisure and an annual canvas camp by the sea. They assist with AB and Junior Section from 15 upwards.
The badge work in the Company is very challenging, incorporating leadership skills training as well as physical and other mental achievements, all carried out in a safe environment. In particular the Company is well known nationally for its bugle and drum band skills.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The 1st Malvern Company has embraced the scheme and it is a winner with all its members. This hallmark award is key to the success of the Company, and since we started the award in 1994 will have achieved by end of session 70 Bronze, 53 Silver and 39 Gold Awards.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is actively pursued by all boys in the Brigade and it plays an active role in the week to week running of parade nights, whether it be through band, PE, or craft work. Regular night exercises on the Malvern Hills, walks, and trips help the boys to gain experience that is fun and valuable for tackling their expedition work. Boys can choose their preferred mode of transport for the expedition - whether it be by foot, bike, or canoe. No one yet has attempted it by horseback ...