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During half term there were no Brigade activities.........so three boys didn't enjoy a trip to Woking signal box as an end to their railway interests' class. Four boys didn't cycle almost 20 miles around Alton on a windy and wet day, and some of our first years certainly didn't go for a midnight (well, late) walk! Well actually they did all of these!!
I am truly staggered by the amount of time and energy that our leaders and helpers spend to give our boys a varied and interesting program. If you feel that you have something, no matter how small, to pass on, let me know and I'm sure we can fit you in!
Unfortunately we did not get a placing in the Battalion orienteering competition, coming home in 4th place, but an enjoyable time was had by the boys that were there, and I don't think they got too muddy before returning home.
Next month we have our joint church parade, on the 18th at the 10:45 service.
It is a good opportunity for the church to see all the young people that it supports and for the boys to see them.
We will also be using the event as a fundraising exercise, by supporting the Sport Relief Billion Steps Challenge. We must take a lot of steps on a parade?! We're not entirely sure how this will work, but look out for a BB boy/GB girl with a sponsor form in the next couple of weeks!
On Friday nights, the boys will be starting to learn the drill routines and bible passage for the day of action in April, as well as honing their "superstars" gym skills!

Pete Burgess
(Captain)

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