The well-named Anchor Boy Fun Day proved just that for nearly 140 boys from 15 companies at Larbert Old Church on Saturday, January 31.
Forty officers and leaders supervised the boys.
Half were entertained by Alistair Young from Dalry who, along with Jeremy his monkey puppet, told the story of Moses and the Serpent, followed by a quiz and singalong.
The other group made monkey puppets from brown paper bags. took part in parachute games and ran off energy with potted sports, beat the goalie, an obstacle course and in a bouncy castle.
After a refreshment break the groups changed activities and interest and fun was sustained throughout the afternoon.
The event was a great success thanks to those involved who gave up time or supplied equipment, particularly organisers Mhairi Smith, Lorraine Small and Alison Thompson.
The Falkirk Herald photographer was on hand to record the happy faces.
You may remember my reporting previously about Martin Rennie, the son of the Rev. Cliff Rennie, former Chaplain of 2nd Larbert (Old Church) who from playing and coaching BB five-a-sides, graduated to be head coach of the Vancouver Redcaps in the MLS North American League. The team, previously bottom of the league, finished off his two-year stay by becoming the first Canadian team to reach the final play-offs for the MLS Championship. Now he is taking up a new challenge in Seoul, South Korea, with a team connected to the E-Land Group, a multi-national business. He will be head coach for their new team in the K-League, one of the strongest in Asia with one of their teams playing in every Asian Champions League final in the last six years. Adventure and challenge enough to convince Martin it could not be turned down!