The core age range for Anchors is from 5 to 8 years, although some local groups start from 4 years old.
This age group has its own programme based on six areas: Get Active, Get Into the Bible, Get Creative, Get Learning, Get Adventurous and Get Involved. 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 Section, children can gain badges and recognition for their participation in the programme.
Children in Anchors wear a core uniform of a blue polo shirt and red sweatshirt. On some occasions members will wear school trousers and footwear as part of the uniform, but check with your local group. Where do the badges go? You can find a diagram showing the positions of badges for this age group Anchors – Awards Layout.
Most groups charge a subscription which may be collected weekly, termly or annually and will usually be around £2-£3 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.
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.
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 or just pop along on the day and time which the group meets.
Find your nearest group using our Find a Group tool.