Company launches campaign to get cash

Russell Croal has been telling me about some activities of his Juniors at 3rd Falkirk (Peoples Church); including recent involvement in a company Burns Supper where a fantastic rendering of the Selkirk Grace set the scene for the whole night, boys and officers involved in all the traditional elements of the celebration.

Plans are afoot to raise funds by bag-packing at Tesco in Redding Road on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Company Section taking over thereafter. Money raised will support activities and trips, one of them on June 13 to The Edinburgh Dungeons.

Officers from a number of companies completed youth leader training, in my day called ‘officer training’. Well done and best wishes.

Boys working towards their Presidents Badge, a step away from the Queens Badge, the highest BB award, will be involved in a ‘Building Your Skills Course’ at Polmont Church on Saturday.

Always alert to innovative ways to raise funds, 8th Falkirk (Bainsford Church) intends holding a ‘Comedy Cabaret’ on March 28 in Falkirk Rugby Club. Tickets, priced £10, are available from Captain Paul Mitchell who promises ‘a good night out’

Typically, in the next paragraph, after 8th Falkirk, I make mention of football! Battalions are invited to put forward a team for the Seniors’ Football Tournament in Stirling on April 15. For details contact Niall Rolland at BB HQ at Carronvale.

After the big success last year, company section members will again have the chance to come to Carronvale for the Easter Sports Camp from April 6 - 8. The residential event is being staffed by a HQ team, so there should be no requirement for additional supervision. Find out more from