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First Minister Joins BB Juniors Celebration

Monday October 2 2017

Picture by Stuart Buchanan

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow as they celebrated the centenary of the Junior Section on Saturday.

More than 120 young people from across Glasgow attended the event, completing many of the Juniors100 challenges set by the Boys’ Brigade to mark the anniversary.

Among the challenges were running a 100m race as a group as fast as possible, building structures with Maltesers and cocktail sticks, finding out about an event from 1917, learning the art of spinning plates – and getting a photo taken with a local politician.

Ms Sturgeon, who is the local MSP for the BB Glasgow headquarters at Ibrox Parish Church, said: “Congratulations to The Boys’ Brigade’s Junior Section on reaching its centenary. I visited to see boys taking part in 100 different challenges and it’s wonderful to witness the fun that they gain but also the discipline and the leadership that is being instilled through that. Well done to everyone associated with The Boys’ Brigade and here is to the next 100 years of the Junior Section.”

Jim McVean, Secretary of The Boys’ Brigade Glasgow, said: “The Junior Section is a hugely important part of The Boys’ Brigade, where members develop important skills as well as their knowledge about the BB before progressing onto the Company Section age group.

“The Boys’ Brigade began in Glasgow and belongs to the city. At the Juniors100 event there was the opportunity to take part in a range of challenges and games that members can experience within the age group as well as the chance to learn about the influence the BB had on famous members such as Sir Alex Ferguson.

“We were delighted to welcome the First Minister to our celebrations and we thank her for taking the time to see our activities first-hand and the positive comments she shared about The Boys’ Brigade.”


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