Speaking out against bullying abroad

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Charles Clason, Past Battalion President, attended the AGM of the BB World Mission Fund at Carronvale House on September 10.

News was given of last year’s project for schools in the Czech Republic and the project for 2014-15 was announced as support for anti-bulling among young people in Trinidad & Tobago, called ‘Speak-up: Speak-out’.

A cheque for £10,000 will be presented to the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, at Dalziel St Andrew’s Church, Motherwell, on November, 14.

Suggestion was made that perhaps any detailed fundraising proposal formulated as part of a Queen’s badge-planned submission might be considered for a candidate to visit Trinidad & Tobago! Falkirk

Presbytery held a ‘workshop day’ in Falkirk Trinity Church on September 13 where ideas and experiences from various churches could be meaningfully be exchanged.

The BB were invited to showcase the organisation and a well-presented stall gave delegates the opportunity to see the history, present projects and future plans for all our local companies and further afield.

One visitor was a former Northern Ireland BB Captain, a friend of the Rev. Ian Paisley, who very recently died. On one occasion he had taken the boys from his company to a convention led by Mr Paisley and five boys on the day had professed their faith and later three of them went on to become church ministers.

Such opportunities for boys to experience Christian faith should be seized whenever they present themselves. ‘From such acorns might oaks grow’