Boat making

This week we worked on cardboard boats to support the greatest weight. Here are some photos of the construction phase, look out for when we try them out in a few weeks time!

Litter picking walk

The Senior section met face to face for the first time in many months and enjoyed a relaxing walk from Church to Hiltingbury Lakes and back. During the walk the boys collected approximately half a bin sack full of rubbish, helping to tidy up Chandler’s Ford and our local environment, well done.

Queens Badge awarded

Congratulations to James who was presented with his Queens Badge recently, by Captain Simon Farrenden and minister Sue Keegan von Allmen. This is the highest badge anyone can get in the Boys’ Brigade and James is the first person to achieve the award in 1st Chandlers Ford for a number of years. Well done James.

How does your garden grow?

The wildlife garden is developing well, and we’ve just added a new raised vegetable bed. In the first, we’re growing potatoes and raspberries; the second will be used by the anchor and junior sections. The compost we bought was kindly discounted by George Beckett nurseries. We’ve also cut a section or turf away to form a bed for wild flowers to grow, including wild flower seeds provided free by Kew Gardens and cosmos and poppy seeds from Brian’s garden. We’ve also placed our “certified wildlife garden” sign from the (American) National Wildlife Federation to show that the area is designed to attract as much wildlife as possible.


Three teams, three Christmas reindeer made from balloons…

The judges (leaders and parents) voted that number 2, the big yellow reindeer, was the winner (by just one point)!

Christmas concert

Tonight was the Company annual concert, with contributions from the Anchors (on a chocolatey theme), Juniors (a light display with silent night) and the Company section (the video below). The Girls Brigade also contributed (also following a chocolatey theme), we had a piano solo from Kieran, and the minister, Peter, also did a short presentation about Clean Water, for which a collection was held.