All the latest news and inside information from the 8th Falkirk!
Well done and Thank you to everyone who turned out today to the Dedication Service the boys were a credit to themselves and their parents.
Junior Section - Dalguise Deposits Due ASAP £10 per boy. to be paid to any officer.
The Callendar has now been updated with 95% of the Battalion competitions for this upcoming session.
please check this for dates of competitons coming up.
Enrolment Service and Dedication of new company Colour will be held on Sunday 29th September (3 weeks) a good turn out of boys is expected (realistically we want all boys to be in attendance) for this service to show our thanks to the Slater family for their very generous donation of the new colour.
no report for this week
Alan Douglas Trophy competition will be held on Saturday 21at September at 10am in Falkirk Baptist Church. Names of interested boys to Sandy Nimmo.
Dalguise is now booked for this session. It will be Friday 27th March to Sunday 29th March 2020. Cost will be £85per boy. Secure your place by paying a £10 deposit to Brian Grant before Friday 28th September to allow us to pay the deposit to PGL.
no report this week - we are still awaiting competition dates from the battalion.
Queens Badge training course booked for Saturday and Sunday 2/3rd November. Make sure you add this date to your diaries.
A Uniform order has now been placed. Hopefully this will arrive before next Friday. Any boys still requiring uniform should see Paul A.S.A.P.
It was a fantastic night at Anchors to see so many new Recruits tonight was fantastic. Hopefully all those new recruits enjoyed their night with us and will return to become regular members of the 8th Falkirk Boys Brigade. This week they made painted hand prints which will become a hand of friendship craft.
Next week the Anchors will be baking.
Good Turn out by boys and all in their uniform looking very smart at this point in the session. Keep it up.
The Boys were aksed tonight about the National competitions and with the excellent response we have now entered the National competitons with the following teams,
2 Table Tennis
1 Junior Football
1 Senior Football.
The Queens Badge course has now been booked of the 3 boys working towards it. for the 2/3rd November - more details will follow.
Our Congratulations go to Nathan Hanley who tonight recieved his Presidents Badge which he gained last session. Nathan Joins Tymur and Luke now progressing to work on his Queens Badge.
We will be holding a Xmas Fayre on Saturday 7th December in Bainsford Parish Chuch Hall.
Tables for this event are on sale now at a cost of £10 per table and a donation of a raffle prize.
Should you wish to participate for this event and request a table please use either our contact form on our website or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tables are filling quickly and will be sold on a strictly first come first serve basis.
As from this session going forward the Dalguise (Juniors) and Summer Camp (Company) will require boys to meet certain targets to be enabled to attend these activities. These trips are rewards for the boys hard work, behavour and attendance during the sessions.
1. Boys must meet the expected behavour levels of the Officers throughout the session.
2. Boys must be in attendance for at least 50% of meetings within the boys time in the Brigade that Session.
for example if a boy joins in January he will be in attendance at 50% or more meetings between January and May.
These are just guidlines and in all cases Officers Discretion can be used.
The Dalguise pre Trip meeting will be held on Monday 18th March at 19:30 in the church hall.
Parents of those attending should be at the meeting especially those who have not been to Dalguise with us before.
Consent forms are now in the Links section of the website and should be completed for Every boy attending the trip - without these we cannot take the boys away.
We are Fundriasing this summer with the help of the Football World Cup in Russia.
We have prediction sheets currently being handed out - if you want one and havent got yet please use the contact form to request one emailed to you.
You have to predict the way the groups will finish after all the games are played in the Group stages. Each team you place in the correct finishing position will gain you 20points.
Secondly you need to predict who the 8 teams are that will reach the Quarter Finals of the tournament. Each correct team selection made will gain you 20points.
Finally you must predict the top 4 teams in the tournament - So who will win and who will finish runner up. Who will win the 3rd Fourth play off and who will be the 4th place team. Correct team selectons in this part will gain points dependant on position.
The 4 people who have the most points at the end of the tournament will win a prize (yet to be determinded [dependant on the income]).
Good Luck and Thank you for helping raise funds for the 8th Falkirk Boys Brigade.
Parents Night 2018 will take place on Friday 4th May.
All Boys should be in the Hall in Full uniform at 18:30.
Parents Night Awards and Display will begin at 7:15pm
There will be a raffle on the night - Any donation of prizes is greatly appreciated.
We would like to thank eveyone who came along to our Fundraiser on Saturday 3rd June. Your support is always appreciated. Thank you !!
Parents night will be held on Friday 12th May in the Church Hall.
Boys have to be at the hall for 6:30 in full uniform.
The evening will begin at 7:15.
After there will be Tea, Coffe and refreshments. along with a raffle.
Parents Night this session will be held on Friday 20th May. Boys are requested to be at the Church for no later than 6:30pm and Parents night will start at 7pm.
At Parents night you will see the boys get their rewards for the hard work and fun they have had over the session. You will also get the chance to see what the Officers and Boys do on a Friday night at the Boys Brigade and who knows it may even interest you into coming along to help at the Boys Brigade on a Friday evening.
Our Annual Fundraiser is now organised and Tickets will be available soon.
Keep the Date Available - Saturday 14th May 2016
7:30 pm Start at Falkirk Rugby Club
This year the entertainment will be provided by ' So Driven ' who are a band who provide a range of music.
Tickets will be priced £10
Our Annual Fundraiser this session will be later than normal.
We are planning on or around Saturday 26th March in Falkirk Rugby Club.
Act and Price to Follow when details are Available.
This has always been a well attended and thoroughly enjoyable night in previous years and helps to keep our Funds up in the company to allow us to offer the best possible fun to the boys.
We have tickets for a Christmas Pantomime this year in the Falkirk Town Hall. Tickets are priced at £10 each ( Adult or Kids ) and are available on a Friday night from any Officer or Senior boy. The Panto will be on Thursday 10th December.
Would the Junior Section please note slight changes to the times of the section next session.
Juniors will start at the slightly later time of 6:45 and end 8:15. This is a small 15minute change either side to allow for the substancial Anchor section we have.
Dear all Parents / Guardians,
It is with great regret that the 8th Falkirk Company of the Boys Brigade will as of next session have to introduce a enrollment fee.
We have prided ourselves on the fact that between all the uniformed organisations (Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade, Scouts, Girl Guides) that we have been one of the very few companies that have not had an enrolemnt fee. However the time has come where we can no longer sustain to pick up the full cost of the fees which we have to pay.
As of the start of next session each boy in 8th Falkirk will be asked to pay a £10 enrolement fee. This Fee does not need to be paid straight away but there will be a deadline of Friday 23rd October.
The requirement to introduce this fee is due to the fees which we as a company have to pay annually. These cover insurance, company registration in both national and battalion. I will be more than happy to speak directly to parents on this matter and explain the break down of the payments we have to make to the national Boys Brigade if desired.
I thank you very much in advance for your understanding on this matter
Parents Evening this year will be held on Friday 15th May with a 7pm start in the Church Hall,
Boys should be at the church for 6:30 and no later than 6:45.
Boys from the Junior Section playing in the 5 a sides have to meet at the Church Hall at 10am
Play starts at Carronvale at 10:30 and should finish no later than 12:00 Midday
Last year the boys came 2nd can we do one better and win the competition this year ?! Lets hope so.
Our Annual Fundraising night for the parents will this year be on
Sarturday 28th March
It will be held in Falkirk Rugby Club and will be a cabaret act (Possibly a Robbie Williams Tribute)
tickets will be priced at £10 and will be on sale very soon (Watch this space)
On Behalf of all officers at 8th Falkirk we wish everyone a Happy New Year
We are now back to normal and all sections have resumed after the holiday period.
We hope to see all boys back and along having fun as before Christmas.
The Rememberance service will be this Sunday coming (Sunday 9th November) all boys to meet in the church hall in full uniform at 10:20am.
The Session is now well and truely underway - Information will be out in the coming weeks regarding activities up and coming for each session.
You can find all dates for this session already in the Calendar - each section highlighted in its own colour for ease of use.
Sunday 21st September is the Enrolement service - this will also be the service when our new Colour is dedicated so ALL boys are asked to be at this service to show a good turn out on an especially important service for us this session.