Since the Battalion constitution and rules were revised in 2002 many changes have been made in Brigade rules and procedures. To bring these regulations in line a group was set up to effect the changes required. This proved very involved and the group benefited particularly from the legal expertise of David McClements and John Thomson. The document, was finally approved for publication at a Council meeting at Brightons on October 31.
Recently 19 junior section teams took part in the Alan Douglas Trophy which was won by 1st Haggs (Haggs Church) with 1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church) second and 2nd Larbert (Old Church) third.
On October 26 the company section junior badminton competition took place at Carronvale House where only five teams took part but enthusiastically reached the result of 1st Polmont (Brightons Church) winning over 2nd Larbert, 1st Larbert (West Church), 5th Larbert (Grace and Baptist Churches) and 1st Grangemouth. The seniors will compete on November 26. The vaulting competition has been postponed due to the lack of a suitable judge. Are you so qualified and can help? Call 01324 553413. The teams who enjoy the challenges of table tennis now have their fixture lists and the weekly tussles begin.
First Aid for leaders who wish to acquire the now often mandatory skills had an initial course in the Dawson Mission in October with another planned for November 26.
Not all battalions are as fortunate as ourselves in having the local newspaper support BB publicity, so it was good to hear on October 11, the BB ‘Make a Difference’ winners being presented with their awards by the Brigade president Lord Griffith on the Chris Evans’ Breakfast show on BBC Radio 2, where the lads also had a chance to chat to presenter Ken Bruce, a former BB member.