The core age range of the Anchor Section is from 5 to 8 years, although some local groups start from four years old.
This age group has its own programme called Anchors based on five areas; body, mind, spirit, community and creativity. The emphasis is on fun and programme activities include games, crafts, stories and opportunities to learn and share in new experiences. Throughout their time in the Anchors Section, children can gain badges and recognition for their participation in the programme.
Children in the Anchor Section wear a core uniform of a blue polo shirt and red sweatshirt. On some occasions members will wear school trousers and footwear as part of the uniform, but check with your local group. Where do the badges go? You can find a diagram showing the positions of badges for this age group here.
All our adult volunteers undertake a disclosure (criminal records) check as part of their registration with The Boys' Brigade, and are trained to provide a safe and caring environment for all children.
Most groups charge a subscription which may be collected weekly, termly or annually and will usually be 2 Euro per week. This said, we don't want any child to miss out because of cost, so if you have any concerns about finance please speak to a leader in the local group in confidence about this.