COMPANY NEWS - 2 MARCH 2018
We want to keep you up to date with what is happening in 2nd Forres Company Boys' Brigade so will regularly update you with news of forthcoming events and anything in particular we would like your help with. We would very much like to continue this important channel of communication with all parents and would welcome your feedback.
This is always a hectic time of the year when the majority of the Battalion competitions take place. We have taken part in all of the events this year other than the High jump competition in November 2017. We have had the Swimming gala, UNIHOC, Football and Figure marching as well as the Bible picture and essay competitions. The boys have had to work exceptionally hard and as usual have excelled themselves. Special mention must be made for the Junior section who came a highly creditable 2nd in the Battalion figure marching. This was a fabulous achievement bearing in mind half the Junior section comprises ex-Anchor boys from last session! Also particular mention to the Company section who came second in the football tournament. A great result as this was their first year of competing at this level.
Our new Company Chaplain and Priest in Charge at St John's church, Rev Dr Hamilton Inbadas, has been invited to attend one of our Company evenings to meet all the boys and we look forward to meeting him soon.
Our 5 new Junior recruits who moved up from the Anchor section have settled in well and are integrating with their older colleagues really well. Our Anchor section now has two groups, Typhoon and Tornado, and our Junior Section also has two sections, Illustrious and Invincible. All boys are now assigned to one of these teams.
We have also teamed up with the Dava Way Association in Forres and now have responsibility for maintaining the route from Mannachie Avenue to Dallas Dhu distillery. This is a great honour for the Company and we look forward to assisting with this worthwhile community project. We will be spending quite a lot of time on this over the next few months. We now visit the Dava Way every month to carry out our maintenance duties.
We were sorry to see Sarah Akehurst leaving for a new life with her family on Iona. Sarah has been with us since we started and will be greatly missed. We presented Sarah with a gift and card to mark her departure. We have heard from Sarah and she is now settling into her new home.
We are still looking for new boys to join any of our sections as well as extending an invitation to any ex-Forres BB colleagues to assist us as Helpers or as Officers. We have grown remarkably quickly as a Company and we need some additional adult support to assist us to further develop our presence in the community. If you would like to help with any BB activity or just generally assist, please let us know. You will be made very welcome. We have made some changes to the leadership structure for this year. Amanda Mackenzie is the Leader in Charge of the Junior and Company sections and we are now looking to replace Sarah Akehurst as the Leader in Charge of the Anchor section. Any queries regarding any of the sections should be directed to Amanda or myself in the first instance.
Just a reminder that you can now purchase uniform for your son directly from the online BB shop. Just click on the "Shop" link on the Home page and you will be able to access the on line shop directly. The shop will accept debit and credit card payments. We hope this will be of use to all parents. We also have a Facebook link on our website so that you can read Facebook updates without even being signed up for Facebook! Remember to look at our website www.forresboys-brigade.co.uk which is regularly updated, on Facebook, and now on Twitter @2nd ForresBB.
If you have any issues, either contact us via the website or in person at Company night on a Tuesday in St Leonard's Church hall as follows:
Anchor Section: 6pm - 7pm
Junior Section: 7.15pm - 8.45pm
Company Section: 7.15pm - 8.45pm
Sure and Steadfast always.
You can read here the latest news from our Company. These updates are sent to our registered email contacts but will also now be available on our website. If you want to make any comments, please pass them to us via our Contact form.
ST JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
SURE & STEADFAST