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Junior Section Calendar 2012/2013

Officers’ Dedication Service
30/09/12 7:30 pm 1st Macosquin

Quiz Kids
12/10/12 7:30 pm 5th Coleraine Closing Date for entries 24/09/12 

Quiz Kids N.I.D.Final
22/10/12 2:30pm Movilla Abbey Church, N’Ards

Junior Section Officers’ Conference
10/11/12 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Rathmore House Larne Closing date for Registrations is Monday 22nd October 2012.

Figure Marching Officers Demonstration
14/11/12 7:30 pm 1st Portrush

Carol Service
2/12/12 3:30 pm 1st Ballywatt Joint with Anchor Boys Meet at 3:00pm

Musician Of The Year
12/1/13 1:45pm Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Closing Date for entries 17/12/12

Indoor 5-a-side
15/1/13 7:00 pm U.U.C.Sports Hall 1 team per Company Squad of 7 boys maximum 

Indoor Games
5/2/13 7:00pm 1st Garvagh Squads may be up to 12 boys with any 6 in each game

Swimming Gala
23/02/13 1:45pm. Orchard Leisure Centre, Armagh Spring Competition 2/03/13 3:30pm 1st Portrush Figure Marching

Spring Competition N.I.D. Final
23/03/13 T.B.A. , Londonderry Kilfennan, Londonderry

Parade Service
 24/03/13 3:30 pm 1st /3rd P’stewart Joint with Company Section Meet at 3:00 pm

Junior Section Big Day Out
 11/5/13 T.B.A. Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne.

Outdoor 5-A-Sides
 1/06/13 1:30 pm Rugby Avenue Closing Date for entries 27/05/13


Queen's Badge Candidates Meeting

There will be a Queen's Badge Candidates Meeting at Drumachose Presbyterian Church Hall, Limavady on Tuesday 25th September 2012, at 7:30pm. The meeting will last approximately an hour. 

All boys starting their Queen's Badge this session should attend. Boys cannot embark on their badge or attend the Skills for Queen's Badge Training Course unless they have met with me and agreed their Action Plan, and have it signed off.

Boys attending this meeting must:

  • bring along their Queen's Badge Book 
  • have an Action Plan in mind, based on the guidance in the book. 

Please discuss this with your Boys before they attend. 

Also, please bring along a filled out copy of the Registration Form - Skills for Queens Badge and I can sign this at the same time. This form can be downloaded or obtained from BBNI [pdf].

Please forward number of boys from your company planning to attend this meeting to 

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Start Dates 2012: 1st Garvagh Company

1st Garvagh BB will be will be starting again for a new year next week.

  • Anchor Boys (School year P2-P4) 20th September 6:30-7:45pm 
  • Junior Section (School year P5-P7) 21st September  6:00-7:30pm 
  • Company Section (School year 8+) 21st September  7:30-10:00pm 
All sections meet in Main Street Church Hall.


Start Dates 2012: 1st Coleraine Company

The 1st Coleraine Company Boys' Brigade will begin with a registration night on Thursday 13th September from 6.15pm to 8.30pm at St Patrick's Parish Centre. Sections will begin to meet from Thursday 20th September...

  • Anchor Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Arriving via Minor Hall side door (Circular Road) and leaving via Main Hall front door (Brook Street)
  • Junior Section 6.45pm – 8.00pm Arrive and Leave via Main Hall front door (Brook Street)
  • Company Section Arrive via Minor Hall side door (Circular Road) and leaving via Main Hall front door (Brook Street)


    Start Dates 2012: 1st Kilrea Company

    1st Kilrea Company will commence on Friday (Anchors, Company and Seniors) 7th September and Monday (Juniors) 10th September 2012. All sections meet at 1st Kilrea Presbyterian Church Hall.

    • Anchors: Fridays 7.30pm to 8.30pm
    • Juniors: Mondays 7.30 to 8.30pm
    • Company: Fridays 7.30 to 10.00pm
    • Seniors: Fridays 7.30 to 10.30pm


    Start Dates 2012: 1st Ballywillan Company

    1st Ballywillan Company will be starting back on the following dates in September meeting at Ballywillan Presbyterian Church halls. 
    • Anchors: Monday 17th September 6.15pm to 7.30pm
    • Juniors: Thursday 20th September 7.00pm to 8.30pm


    Start Dates 2012: 2nd Coleraine Company

    The 2nd Coleraine Company will restart on Friday 14th September 2012 in either 1st Coleraine Presbyterian Church hall or New Row Presbyterian Church hall.
    • Anchors 6.30pm to 7.30pm in 1st Coleraine PC
    • Juniors 7.30pm to 9pm in New Row PC
    • Company Section: 7.30 to 10pm in 1st Coleraine PC
    Special Company Section Events in September:
    • 14 Sept: 7.00pm-9.00pm (watching Ulster on Bug Screen in 1st Coleraine)
    • 21 Sept: Orienteering in Downhill 6.30pm-8.00pm
    • 28 Sept: 7.30pm-9.00pm in 1st Coleraine.


    Start Dates 2012: 1st Dunboe Company

    1st Dunboe Company will be starting back on Thursday 6th September 2012 meeting at the1st Dunboe Presbyterian Church Hall in Articlave.

    • Anchors 6.30 to 7.30pm
    • Juniors 7.17pm to 8.30pm


    Start Dates 2012: 1st Portrush Company

    The 1st Portrush Company returns on Friday 7th September for all sections meeting in Mark Street Halls in Portrush. 
    • Anchors 6.30pm to 7.30pm
    • Juniors 7.00pm to 8.00pm
    • Company Section 8.00pm to 10.00pm


    Start Dates 2012: 1st Drumachose Company

    1st Drumachose Company will be starting back on Friday 14th September in Drumachose Church Hall, Church Road, Limavady.
    • Anchor Boys: 6.00pm to 7.15pm
    • Junior Section: 7.00pm to 8.15pm
    • Company/Seniors: 8.00pm to 9.30pm


    Start Dates 2012: 1st Dunluce Company

    The 1st Dunluce company in Bushmills will be holding a registration night on the 12th and 13th September.
    • Anchor Boys: Evening of Thursday 4th October
    • Rest of Company: Evening of Friday 5th October


    Start Dates 2012: 5th Coleraine Company

    The 5th Coleraine Company will be starting back on Thursday 13th September at Terrace Row Presbyterian Church Halls. The various sections will be meeting at the following times: 
    • Anchor Boys 6.30pm to 7.45pm
    • Junior Section 7pm to 8.30pm
    • Company/Seniors 8pm to 10pm. 


    Start Dates 2012: 1st Macosquin Company

    1st Macosquin Company will be holding a registration night on Friday 7th September at Macosquin Presbyterian Church Hall. The various sections will start back as follows:
    • Anchor Boys on Monday Evenings, from 6.30-7.30pm (beginning from Mon 10th Sept 2012). 
    • Junior Section on Friday Evenings, from 6.30-7.45pm, (beginning from Fri 14th Sept 2012). 
    • Company Section on Friday Evenings, from 8.00-10.00pm, (beginning from Fri 14th Sept 2012).