THE BOYS’ BRIGADE & GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION

THE BOYS’ BRIGADE & GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION

The Brigade: Milestone Approaching

Kinross BB was founded during the Second World War by local teacher Roddy Beaton utilising the experience of the boys who had been evacuated from the Shettleston area of Glasgow who were members of the 1st Shettleston Company. The Shettleston boys were joined by many local boys from Arngask and around Kinrossshire as Boys' Brigade’s popularity quickly grew. The Kinross Company recognises that the 1st Shettleston can be regarded as our "parent" Company. The founding of the Kinross Company in 1939 was officially endorsed by BB HQ early in 1940. There had been a BB Company in Kinross before this in fact, from 1892 till 1912. Taking these 20 years along with the time the current Company has been in existence, we are all looking forward to celebrating the Company's 100 years of service in 2020. All previous Company Captains, with the exception of founder Captain Roddy Beaton and current Captain David Munro, have come from boys who served in the Company: Jim Clark, Bill Daniels, Jack Hepburn, Alec Melville and Henry Hardie.

The new session has started and all three sections are back in action. All three sections are learning about early Old Testament characters, took part in the Company's Annual Enrolment Service, and were on parade on Armistice Sunday at the Parish Church.

The Brigade (boys and girls) meets in our Church Centre on the High Street on Friday evenings and we have spaces in all three sections for new members:

Anchors (P1-3)meet 6-7pm

Juniors (P4-6) 7-9pm

Company Section (P7 to S 6) meet 7-10pm

For further details contact Company Captain David Munro (tel: 862126).