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Moderator Praises BB Young Leaders in Training

Thursday July 19 2018

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Susan Brown has told young people attending the Boys’ Brigade’s leadership course that it would be a ‘brilliant experience’.

Mrs Brown met the 18 young people taking part in the KGVI youth leadership course during a visit to the Brigade’s Scottish headquarters at Carronvale House, near Falkirk.

The course offers a residential training opportunity to people aged 17 – 21 who wish to move into BB leadership.

Mrs Brown, who was a KGVI course chaplain in 2009/10, told the young people: “What you have started this week will stay with you for the rest of your life. Having been a course chaplain previously, I know that KGVI is a brilliant experience.  It’s brilliant because of what you learn – but also what you give. 

“The impact you make on this world is up to you. I would encourage you to engage fully in what this week is about and to make the most of it and of what lies before you. Enjoy what it brings you and enjoy what you can give back because that is every bit as important.”

The Moderator brought a gift for each of the young people and also the course staff – a carved footstep.  She added: “You are leading the way for your generation. By being part of this experience, you are saying that you are important, the people around you are important, the world around you is important and that relationships are important too. Don’t underestimate the difference you can make.”

The KGVI Course is officially recognised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, and since its inception, over 2,400 young leaders have benefited from this training.


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