Boys Brigade Raise $600 For Needy Families

December 1, 2014

On Saturday, November 8, 2014 the Bermuda Boys Brigade, working together with the Church Girls’ Brigade, held their annual Christmas Car Wash from 9am – 1pm at St. Paul’s Church car park in Paget.

A spokesperson said, “Families were asked to donate their time to help us raise funds and once again, we have given our half of these monies to a charitable cause which helps children.

“The Car Wash is a great way to have fun, get to know each other and to show the boys Christian charity at work. In 2014 our Boys Brigade group of 40+ boys, their families and their leaders raised $600 for charitable giving this Christmas.


“On November 23, John Norsworthy presented to Ms Martha Dismont the six $100 gift certificates for BELCO electricity which The Family Centre will then be able to give out to six needy families. Ms Dismont told the boys that she would be sure to tell each family that the Boys Brigade cared about them.

“Our next Car Wash will be at our Annual Valentine’s Fair on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 9am –4 pm at St. Paul’s Church car park in Paget. Please support our youth!

“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 on Middle Road and Valley Road 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 Priest-in-Charge, The Revd Anthony D. Pettit. The Boys’ Brigade meet on Friday evenings in the Christian Education Centre.

“The Bermuda Boys’ Brigade is an organisation for boys aged 6 to 18 years of age and are divided into four groups. On Friday nights, Anchors and Juniors meet – 6:30pm to 8pm, Company Section – 8pm to 9:30pm 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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