Sunny days at weekend for Larbert youngsters

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The Junior Section of 1st Larbert (West Church) finished the session by attending, over the weekend, the Stanley Nairn Centre at Aberfeldy.

Weather was great allowing the planned outdoor activities to go ahead and the boys enjoyed football, rounders and volleyball.

Saturday proved ideal for their sports day with the usual fun with egg ’n’ spoon and sack races with shot putt as a field event.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded with a special trophy for the gold medal winner to be competed for again next year.

On the Sunday a fun-packed day was spent at Active Kids in Stanley and a great time was had by all the boys.

Mrs Carr, Officer in Charge, thanks all those, including local businesses who donated, helping with the food bill.

8th Falkirk (Bainsford Church), who will soon be off to camp in Yorkshire, held a successful fundraising evening on June 8 realising £570. They also attended the last service for their retiring chaplain, the Rev Michael Philip, on Sunday, June 15. As chaplain he had often been involved with company Friday activities.

At the Battalion Council recently, the treasurer reported a ‘‘good’’ year, anticipating a just better than break even position, notwithstanding assistance given to two companies attending national finals in the south of England and substantial repairs required for a couple of battalion trophies. Offerings from the officer dedication service went to the Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines) Appeal Fund.

Good to see the BB presence at the Trooping of the Colour television coverage from London. The recognisable uniforms were in evidence amongst the crowds and alongside those of the Scouts and other youth organisations. Perhaps they were taking note of the Guards’ drill?