Opportunities for physical, mental and educational development!
Having just received my ‘call to arms’ to again act as question-master of BB National Masterteam competition in November, I’m suddenly aware all this good weather belies the fact that BB companies are now well into their winter activities. Also reinforcing such thoughts was the news of the battalion badminton competition held in Grangemouth High School on October 3. Eight pairs took part in junior and senior events. After a total of 32 eliminating games, 2nd Larbert (Old Church) won the junior competition with 1st Polmont (Brightons Church) second and 1st Larbert (West Church) third. In the senior event 2nd Larbert again emerged winners with 1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church) second and 8th Falkirk (Bainsford Church) third. Well done all the boys, officers, parents and umpires involved in this successful competition. Entries should now be in for the imminent start of the table tennis leagues which will continue throughout the winter.
Zoe Pollock works in education’ in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ museum in Stirling Castle. She is anxious to offer educational resources to any BB company by way of visits either to the museum or to company meeting halls. At this time of the centenary of World War 1 she can apply such resources in having boys add such a study to any project in their badge progress. Such resources as well as visiting to give talks, can include guided tours to their World War 1 room, educational packs, handling replica and original objects and serving officers talking on ‘‘then and now’’ comparisons of army service. Anyone interested should contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org All resources are free except for a subsidised entry fee to the castle managed by Historic Scotland.