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Stuart Buchanan
Stuart Buchanan

Glasgow Honours Queen's Badge Recipents

Friday July 7 2019

More than 6,000 hours of community service has been given to Glasgow by young people who received the highest award in the Boys’ Brigade – The Queen’s Badge – at a ceremony at the City Chambers.

Parading through the city on Thursday night (June 6) to the sound of BB Glasgow’s pipes and drums, 60 award recipients (aged from 17 to 18) attended the event alongside representatives from many of the city’s other organisations.

The guest of honour was Tim Frew, chief executive of Youthlink Scotland whilst Glasgow City Council was represented by Depute Lord Provost Philip Braat.

Each successful Queen’s Badge candidate has to complete a range of different elements including developing interests such as physical, expedition and personal skills, taking on a leadership role within the BB or church and volunteering within the community.

Each candidate has also completed a basic Heartstart CPR training course and received certificates from the British Heart Foundation.

Jim McVean, Chief Executive of the Boys’ Brigade Glasgow, said: “The young people receiving their Queen’s Badges should be proud of the work they have undertaken which has collectively contributed more than 6,000 hours of volunteering to Glasgow and surrounding areas.

“The Queen’s Badge marks the culmination of the awards scheme in The Boys’ Brigade and is a huge achievement for these young men, their family and friends. It also helps to provide skills they can build on in work and further education, not to mention the lifelong friendships that are often formed. 

“Glasgow should be proud of the Boys’ Brigade, an organisation that was born in the city and led to other youth organisations being formed around the globe. Equally, the city is proud of the young people who continue to make their mark and contribute their free time to making Glasgow a better place.”


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