Youngsters from BB Falkirk Batallion have fun day

The pirate mask craft session was a hit with the boys
The pirate mask craft session was a hit with the boys

Over 150 boys packed into Larbert Old Parish Church at the weekend to take part in a day of fun.

The event was a huge success with the youngsters enjoying entertainment, crafts and sports.

The 157 Anchor Boys, aged between four and eight, came from the Falkirk and District Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade’s 16 companies.

They were treated to a puppet show by the Peoples Church Puppeteers, made 
pirate masks and played games, including beat the goalie.

An assault course was set up for the youngsters and a bouncy castle proved popular.

Mhairi Smith from 1st Grangemouth was in charge of organising the event.

She said: “The turnout was even better than expected - I think the abysmal weather had something to do with it.

“All the boys had a lovely time, the puppet show was a particular highlight and they were all singing and dancing along. It was great to see all the companies together and watching the boys interact with children from other 

“I’m sure all the boys slept like logs after all the activities.

She added: “I’d like to thank all the officers and helpers for making the event a success.”

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