Who is it for?
Seniors is for young people of school age S4 - S6, or equivalent if they've already left school. Not all Companies have a Seniors and if they don't the Company Section would cover this age range too and include the activities below.
What do they do?
Seniors take part in the Challenge Plus programme, which is made up of Projects and Challenges as follows ...
These include taster sessions that act as an introduction to a topic and are then followed by a longer project that is designed and led by the young people.
Projects are grouped into 3 programme zones . . .
- Life Skills
- Recreation & Leisure
These are focussed on activities that could be completed by the group or as an individual ranging from 'Climb a Munro' to 'Review a local takeaway'.
There are also opportunities to work towards . . .
- The Duke of Edinburgh' Award
- Young Volunteer Awards
- Queen's Badge
It's all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. BB provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. And it's up to each young person to work out which opportunities are relevant for them, whether it's sport's officiating, fundraising or DIY.
Every young person should also expect . . .
- To experience new challenges
- To be listened to and have a say
- To be respected and valued
- To have fun
- To have the opportunity to develop a personal Christian faith
What else do I need to know?
Company Section have a special uniform that they can wear. As everyone wears the same thing they feel as though they belong. However nobody is excluded because they do not have the right clothes.
How long do they meet for?
The weekly section meeting would usually run for around 2 hours.
And most importantly . . .opportunities for fun and enjoyment!!!!
If you are in Glasgow or East Kilbride then you can use our Company Finder Map to find your local Company, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 427 4051.
If you are outside the Glasgow area then use the Company Finder on the BBUK website.