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Being fitter in 2020 is aim for this Falkirk gran

The Christmas tree may still be up – but not for much longer – while the fridge and cupboards are still brimming with food, but it’s almost time to say goodbye to the 2019 
festive period and look forward to what 2020 has to hold.

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Celebrating the true spirit of Christmas

Celebrating the true spirit of Christmas

Just like it said on the tin, an old favourite got the lads along for the carol service at Larbert Old Church on Friday, December 6, along with officers, helpers, guests, charity representatives and members of the Falkirk & District Stedfast Association.

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Around 
and about the
Battalion

Around and about the Battalion

Church parades are the order of the day at this time of year with companies parading variously for Founder’s Day, enrolment parades and to war memorials on Remembrance Sunday.

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Time for the return of 
an old favourite

Time for the return of 
an old favourite

It’s many years since the Junior Section carol service was stood down to focus attention on one central annual church service for the whole battalion. However this year there will again be a carol service but the format will be different in that it is for all sections from Anchor Boys to Seniors to be held on Friday, December 6, in Larbert Old Church, with arrival for a prompt 6.30pm. The service will be led by the battalion chaplain the Rev. Monica McDonald and as well as the boys from all battalion companies, officers, helpers and parents are also invited. Each boy is asked to bring an item which can be put in a company donation box for the local food bank. Alistair Blackstock, former captain of 1st Bothkennar & Carronshore Company and also chairman of the food bank will be there to receive these donations as a token of the season sentiment of giving. The offering at the service will be donated to Maggie’s and also to a children’s cancer charity; in similar giving vein. The service itself will be of lessons and carols and will involve ‘Christingles’ made by the boys. I believe there may be mince pies for adults and every boy receive a selection box so what better way to enjoy this celebration of the birth and receiving Jesus , the son of God here among us. Because of the age spread of the congregation, the service will take under an hour and so also facilitate return trips to the various parts of the 
area.

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40th Falkirk Scouts held a Scottish sleepover at the Scout hall in Bellsmeadow.

A Scottish celebration

IT was a celebration of an annual get together when 40th Falkirk Scouts held a Scottish sleepover at the Scout hall and cooked a Burns Supper on an open fire.

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