Anchors, our youngest boys aged 5-7, embark on a journey within the Boys’ Brigade community. Starting with those entering Prep at the age of 5, these youngsters find a nurturing space within the Boys’ Brigade.
The Anchors program is tailored for school-aged boys between 5 and 7 years, with a focus on cultivating essential attributes beneficial in various aspects of life—school, home, and the sports field. Our aim is to create a rich community for Anchors that acknowledges their dedication to service and allows them to exert positive influence. Fun is at the core of achieving these goals.
Activities that Anchors delight in include:
Playing Games: Through various games, we facilitate the development of social and friendship-building skills. These activities also contribute to the enhancement of gross motor skills while fostering a robust group dynamic—all while ensuring a fun experience.
Craft: Encouraging boys to engage in fun craft activities from a young age aims to expand their imagination and refine fine motor skills. Many of our leaders, who are tradespeople, impart their knowledge as skilled craftsmen from the local community.
Bible Stories: Anchors find joy in listening to Bible stories, fostering reverence for the Bible and guiding them in spending time with God.
Earning Badges: Recognition for efforts comes in the form of badges awarded at our special award nights ceremonies. These occasions honour the boys in front of their peers and parents.
Friendship: Unique experiences within the Boys’ Brigade create lasting friendships. Anchors are encouraged to include everyone and cheer for each other during games.
Leadership: Anchors get the opportunity to lead their group on parade and during game time, showcasing exemplary listening skills and setting an example. This leadership role is a much-honoured experience for each Anchor.
Sharing Time: A special segment where Anchors share their week with the group, discussing the positive moments, disappointments, or worries. Leader-led discussions highlight the benefits of open communication.
Adventure: Anchors take part in outdoor activities, camps, and outings, with parents or guardians welcome to attend and make these experiences memorable for each Anchor.