Happy BB birthday to Herald’s Anchorman

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Thanks to the editorial staff of The Falkirk Herald, today marks the fifth anniversary of the Anchorman column, Falkirk & District Battalion’s news, results and updates on the BB around the area.

The recruiting day at the Howgate Shopping Centre on August 23 went well with lots of youngsters seen with BB balloons in the High Street after their visit to the stand, manned by officers young and ‘older’, throughout the day. If potential recruits or helpers need reminding, the BB session is now started.

Congratulations to Christine Johnston, Captain of 3rd Kilsyth, on her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Youth Workers of the Year Awards, for ongoing work with her company spanning over 40 years. Nor only a near neighbour but a ‘weel kent’ face locally and at BB HQ at Carronvale.

Another neighbouring company, 25th Stirling, took honours in all sections of the Kilbride Hike in Ayrshire having battled torrential downpours on this expedition -style competition. Perhaps a challenge for some of our own ‘outdoor activity’ companies?

The HQ at Carronvale House recently hosted a reception for volunteers who had helped there during the past year. Guests enjoyed a sunny evening hearing of past successes and future plans, whilst sampling a few goodies and listening to live music from 1st Tulliallan’s Marching Band.

Falkirk Battalion committees are back in full swing with a very full programme announced.

An after-camp tale from 1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church): when packing away tents, the floor of their clubroom showed signs of decay but camp planner Marshall Blair turned his organising hand to the repairs, which hopefully will allow the new session use to begin.