9th Southend-on-Sea

South East Essex Battalion

Eastern District


Boys Brigade runs every Thursday during term time

  • Anchor Boys (Infant school) 5:00 - 6:15pm
  • Juniors (Junior school) 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Company (Years 7-10) 7:15 - 9:00pm
  • Seniors (Years 10-13) 7:15 - 9:15pm

There is a fee of £1.50 for the evening

All leaders are DBS checked.

We hold an annual summer camp for school year 6-13 and a Spring Camp for Junior and Company section.


Please contact us if you're interested in joining.


There’s something for every young person whether it’s camping or cooking, first aid or five a side. Members develop skills, build confidence, make friends, take responsibility and are encouraged to make a real difference in their communities – sharing the values of Boys Brigade.

The Object of The Boys’ Brigade is:

The advancement of Christ’s kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.

The Boys’ Brigade Motto, taken from the Bible (Hebrews 6v19), is:

‘Sure & Steadfast’

Anchor BOYs

Based on five areas; body, mind, spirit, community and creativity, the emphasis for this age group is fun and programme activities include games, crafts, stories and opportunities to learn and share in new experiences. Throughout their time in the Anchors Section, children can gain badges and recognition for their participation in the programme.

Juniors

The programme for Juniors is based on five areas; body, mind, spirit, community and creativity, providing challenges, adventure and opportunities to learn and grow. The fun and engaging programme enables the children to work in a team and take more responsibility. Juniors also get the opportunity to go on camps and residential trips, and for some this will be their first night away from home. Throughout their time in the Juniors Section, children can gain badges and recognition for their participation in the programme.

Company

This age group has its own programme called ‘Discover’ based on three areas: community, recreation and skills. Young people get the chance to develop existing skills and learn new ones, through a fun, balanced and challenging programme of activities. Young people are encouraged to have a say and help shape their own programme. They can get involved in anything from helping others in their local community to playing sports, trying out adventure activities or being creative through dance or art – there’s something for everyone! There are also opportunities to go away on camps and residentials, which are often the highlights in the annual programme

Seniors

Young people in this age group are encouraged to lead their own programme, supported by volunteer leaders. It’s all about the young people deciding what they would like to do and organising it for themselves. The Challenge Plus programme for this age group is based on projects and challenges, encouraging young people to complete one-off challenges and more in-depth projects both of which can be tackled individually or as part of a team. Activities may include ‘Homelessness’, ‘Conservation’, ‘Driving’, ‘Preparing for Work’ amongst many more.

There are opportunities to go away on camps and residentials, which are often the highlights in the annual programme. In addition there may be international opportunities open to the Seniors Section, ranging from attending BB events abroad to volunteering on community projects in developing countries.