What are the Company Section?

The Company Section is for boys aged 11 to 15 years of age.

What do they do?

The Company Section take part in the ‘Discovery programme’, that enables you to . . .
Take part in a a fun, balanced and challenging programme
Be recognised for their effort and achievement
Build trusting relationships
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 improving football skills, podcasting or recycling.

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

Discover Awards Schemes

The Discover Award Scheme has been designed to give each young person an active role in choosing the activities which will make up the Company Section Programme. This allows our members to develop their interests, learn new skills and acquire a deeper knowledge of life, the world and other people.

Within certain practical limitations each young person can choose whatever it is they feel is most relevant for them, whether it’s improving football skills, podcasting or recycling. As an example our current activities include cooking, fair trade and darts.

Leaders will ensure that everyone gets a say and that a fair and varied programme of activities is developed for the group which tries to cover all interests and abilities.

The Discover Award Scheme covers three programme zones (Community, Recreation and Skills) and there is a badge available for each of them.

There are four levels available for each Badge starting at 1 and progressing to Level 4. To attain the Badge a young person has to achieve a certain number of points with one point awarded for each activity. Mostly the only requirement is for participation and their best effort. Other activities will require each young person to set their own target or objective before starting and with the Leaders’ help will work to achieve that.

It does not matter what age your child joins us at since they will join in with others their same age and participate in the same activities, the only difference is they would gain the badge at Level 1 where others who already have Level 1 would achieve Level 2.


In addition to the above there are several higher awards within the Discover Award Scheme.

Compass Badge

Awarded during the 1st year in the Company Section and requires 6 points from the Discover programme, 2 points from each of the three zones.

President’s Badge

The highest achievement in the Company Section and can be awarded from year 4. It requires a high level of points and badges from all three zones, and a recommendation from the captain.

Discovery Badge

Awarded from the second year in the Company Section and requires 30 points from the Discover programme with at least Level 1 achieved in each of the three zones.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The Boys’ Brigade has a strong association with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and Company Section members can choose to work towards earning the DEA Bronze Award. This can count as a large portion of the work required for the President’s Badge and in fact the two awards can be worked for together.

Leader in Charge

Billy Manson (E-mail)

Leaders Team

Alan McClurg
Philip Boyd
Mark Boyd
Andy Loughran
Alan Galbraith
Stephen Simpson
Colin Maguire