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The Junior Section held a "Bring a Friend" night on 5th February when the Boys were asked to invite a friend along to find out what Boys' Brigade is about and to hopefully become members themselves. Two friends came along and took part in games and crafts, as well as joining in our worship activity. We hope to see these boys again and remind everyone that really every Friday is "Bring a Friend" night; we always welcome new boys joining us. Existing boys can gain a badge if they invite a friend who becomes a member of Junior Section.
Speaking of badges, we were pleased to award four boys with their Target badge: William, Lukejoy, Joel and Ben. The Target badge ensures boys know about the Boys' Brigade's history, mission and structure both nationally and internationally, as well as their own part as a member of the 2nd Alton BB. Holding the Target badge means these boys are now ready to gain further Junior Section badges. We have at least two other boys close to completing their Target badge too.
Six boys attended the Battalion Junior Section indoor team games afternoon held at Court Moor School in Fleet. They took part in a number of team relay games involving skills like catching, throwing, balancing, hopping, running, dribbling, etc. Then there was a 5-a-side football tournament. The highlight was a 3-0 win with Will scoring a hat-trick in the match. The Boys acquitted themselves well and showed that they are good sportsmen.
Preparations for the Zacchaeus-themed Competition's Day continue with the artwork and handwriting deadline fast approaching. The Boys have also worked on their figure marching routine under the watchful eye of Mrs Wallace. Their "snowball", "plain cross" and "weave" are getting better and better. Once the artwork is handed in, the Boys will be practising their drama and song.
The Junior Section ran a coffee morning on Saturday 13th to raise money for RNLI, the 2nd Alton Boys' Brigade charity for this year. The Boys worked really hard to serve teas, coffees, hot chocolates (with marshmallows!!!) and cakes to their customers. They were supported by Mrs Allan, Mrs Bentley, Mrs Wallace and Mr Bridson. Despite the weather on the morning being far from pleasant, the event was well supported by Church members and others with £280.23 raised: £173.93 from drinks and cakes; £106.23 from the RNLI souvenir stall. The Boys can be very proud of their efforts.

Lt. Rolfe Bridson.

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