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The Anchor Boys programme is packed with games, crafts, music, stories and activities specifically aimed at their age. Anchors offers for many the first chance to work together, to co-operate in a joint activity and to work (or play) as a team. Boys therefore spend their evening doing activities through the 6 Activity Areas. The aim is for boys to gain their awards as they take part in the usual section programme. The Activity Areas are common across all Sections so provide consisentcy as boys move through Boys Brigade.

The Activity Areas are:

  • Get Active
  • Get Adventurous
  • Get Creative
  • Get into the Bible
  • Get Involved
  • Get Learning

Each Activity Area has clear aims and there are examples of which activities fit into each area. There can also be themes within each Activity Areaas well.

See the table below to see how the Activity Areas, Themes and Activities all fit together.

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Children of this age are developing rapidly. There are big changes in a child's mental, emotional, social and physical development. However, all children are different and have a variety of needs. The relationships formed with children at this age can be important in assisting them to achieve a sound sense of personal and group identity.

The Anchor Boy programme will provide a wide variety of different activities including:

  • Learning new skills: the dexterity required for arts and crafts and following simple instructions for games and activities.
  • Developing confidence: given opportunities to do things for themselves, praise for good behaviour, taking part in simple role-play, mime and drama.
  • Developing physical skills: co-ordination games, hopping, skipping and balancing games.
  • Developing independence: being given simple choices of activities, special trips and visits.
  • Developing a group identity: belonging to a group, going on trips as a group, taking part in group activities.
  • Developing an awareness of the needs of others: learning to share and co-operate.
  • Developing a personal identity: learning about how we are all different, looking at the different needs and interest of others.
  • Have fun : the most important thing about being in Boys Brigade.