Bermuda Boys Brigade Raise $600 For Charity

January 27, 2012

The Boys Brigade group of 40+ boys, their families and their leaders raised $600 for charitable giving this past Christmas.

On Saturday, November 12, 2011 the Bermuda Boys Brigade, working together with the Church Girls’ Brigade, held their annual Christmas Car Wash from 9 am – 1 pm at St. Paul’s Church car park in Paget.

In December, they gave The Family Centre six $100 Gift Certificates for BELCO electricity which The Family Centre were then able to give out to six needy families.

Their next Car Wash will be at our Annual Valentine’s Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 9 am – 4 pm at St. Paul’s Church car park in Paget.

A spokesperson said, “The purpose of the Boys’ Brigade is to fulfill our Object and help boys in becoming young men anchored in the Christian Faith. The 1st Bermuda Company is an outreach arm of St. Paul’s Church in Paget. The Boys’ Brigade was started in Bermuda by Mr. Cecil Downs with the encouragement of Canon Peter Evans at St. Paul’s Church in Paget.

“Mr. Downs was the Captain untill 1986 when there were 6 Companies in Bermuda. Today, there is only one Company with over 40 members presently, led by Mr. David Semos at St. Paul’s Church under The Revd Anthony D. Pettit. The Church Girls’ Brigade meets on Thursdays and the Boys’ Brigade on Fridays. Both groups meet in the Christian Education Centre.

“The Bermuda Boys’ Brigade is an organisation for boys aged 5 to 16 years of age and are divided into four groups. On Friday nights, Anchors and Juniors meet – 6:30pm to 8pm, Company Section – 8pm to 9:30 pm and Seniors – 8pm to 10pm at the St. Paul’s Church hall.

“The boys engage in badge work activities under the headings of Adventure, Physical, Interest, Leadership and Community. The Junior programme is called “Go for the GOLD”. There are White, Green, Red, Purple and Blue badges leading up to three badges in Bronze, Silver and Gold.

“The Seniors’ programme follows the Juniors and in fact is a continueance of the “Go for the Gold” programme with more in depth study under the same five main headings which the boys find challenging and rewarding upon successful completion of their projects.”

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  1. island girl says:

    great job Boys Brigade! keep up the good work! I hope the Bermudian public will come out and support the Valentines fair and car wash on February 11th

  2. Gillian says:

    Well done boys!

  3. Way To Go ! says:

    Well DONE @@@

  4. LMFAO says:

    Well done guys!!! Keep up the good work!

  5. jt says:

    Good stuff.

    All the benefits of the regiment. hmmm………

  6. The Doctor says:

    Well done boys and parents that supported them out there washing cars.

    Community leaders take a look at this and use this as an example as a positive tool at a young age to stop the youth of Bermuda becoming criminals.

  7. tricks are for kids says:

    Great Job Guys!!
    Well done! It’s nice to see something positive about our young men for a change!