Our youngest boys, aged 5-7, are called Anchor Boys. 5yo’s who are starting Prep are eligible to begin Boys’ Brigade.
- Playing great team games
- Listening to and telling stories
- Learning about God
- Doing craft
- Earning badges
- Having lots and lots of fun
- Making good friends
The Anchor program is designed to help boys learn new things about themselves, refine skills they are learning at school. They also learning about the bible and the world they live in.
Anchor boys don’t usually do the outdoor weekend stuff. Sometimes their Company will organise a special event just for them or they attend their Company camp with their Dad or a relative or carer.
Not all Company’s run an Anchor Program, so please check your local Company details to confirm. Not all Companies run the same, as the Captain and Leaders will plan their program according to numbers, the interests of the boys and the skills of the leaders.
Anchor Boys will be encouraged to join in a twice yearly church parade, where the Boys’ Brigade Company will join the Company Church service in uniform.
Anchor boys have a uniform! They wear a special uniform of navy shorts, light blue BB shirt, BB socks and a cap. Their badge is worn on an armband. Uniforms can be bought through your group or direct from the BB QLD Uniform Shop. For shoes, they generally wear their school shoes.
Uniforms can be purchased via a uniform representative at your Company, from the BBQLD Shop online or at the BBQLD Shop at the State Office.
All our adult volunteers hold a current Blue Card and have a current qualification in the Safe Environments Child Safety Program.
All groups set their own costs and the price varies. Many BB companies are registered with the Fair Play Program and vouchers can be issued to qualifying children to cover fees. You will find that belonging to BB will be much cheaper than many other activities. Many churches cover expenses of the BB Company in their budget and some offer subsidies to help boys attend activities.
How to Join!
Find the groups near you. Contact the leader for more information. You are welcome to just turn up at the Company. There is often a parent or leader who will be supervising sign in and will greet you and help your boy get settled.
Contact the leader in your local area or call the State Office to help you find a group near you. Alternatively, fill in your contact details and we’ll get in touch with you.