The core age range of the Anchor Section is from 4 to 8 years.

The Programme

This age group has its own programme called Anchors based on five areas; body, mind, spirit, community and creativity. The emphasis is on fun and programme activities include games, crafts, stories and opportunities to learn and share in new experiences. Throughout their time in the Anchor Boys Section, boys can gain badges and recognition for their participation in the programme.

The Uniform

Boys in the Anchor Boys Section wear a core uniform of a blue polo shirt, red sweatshirt, and school trousers and footwear as part of the uniform. Where do the badges go? You can find a diagram showing the positions of badges for this age group here.

Safe & caring

All our adult volunteers undertake a disclosure (criminal records) check as part of their registration with The Boys’ Brigade, and are trained to provide a safe and caring environment for all children.

What it costs

Most groups charge a subscription which may be collected weekly, termly or annually and will usually be around £1-£2 per week. This said, we don’t want any child to miss out because of cost, so if you have any concerns about finance please speak to a leader in the local group in confidence about this.

How do I join?

The best way to get involved is to find your local group (also known as a ‘Company’ by getting in touch by completing the online contact form and just pop along on the day and time which the group meets.