THE presentation of badges, certificates and trophies were received by members, officers and helpers of the 1st Bude Brigade recently.
The display and awards evening started with a welcome from the company captain, followed by a short display from each section.
The company and senior section gave three short sketches on spending, desires and anger, which was really well done but not only did they perform it they also wrote and organised it all.
The anchor section told a story about some pigs with each member holding up pictures. The junior section had two groups who did figure marching and it was impressive to watch, as they got all the movements right. They then all joined together in a circle and sang the Hokey Pokey Jesus song.
The captain gave a brief report, explaining that the brigade has seven officers, three unit helpers, a staff sergeant and a corporal. There are 44 members, with four seniors, 15 company section, 16 junior section and nine anchor section.
It has been a busy year, with the last summer term mainly spent outdoors doing a treasure hunt, Canadian canoeing, tennis and crazy golf, a scavenger hunt, sports evening and a fun evening in the woods. The term ended with a parents’ evening, where rowing boats and pedaloes were hired on Bude canal.
In the autumn and winter term, the company and senior section did a first aid course with triangle training and received certificates. Juniors did healthy eating and made milkshakes, fruit salads and animals made out of vegetables.
They also made poppies, took part in the Remembrance parade and attended the service, made drift wood trees, calendars, Christmas cards, mince pies and bread, took part in country dancing, a team challenge, made rain gauges, and the police even came to show off their car, which was of great interest.
The anchor section took part in farming, meeting the sheep, cows, dogs and pigs, and saw the tractors. They were also able to hold live pigs and learn about them.
The spring term ended with a family meal for 78, which the company and senior section prepared.
The presentation of badges, certificates and awards followed, presented by the officers of each section, and the trophies were presented by Gareth Hillier, the regional development worker for the boys’ brigade, who also presented Edward Hobbs with the presidents badge, and Elizabeth Hobbs with the queens badge.
Elizabeth had to do 30 hours of service to the company and 30 hours of community service. For her skills, Elizabeth studied and passed her grade 8 singing and for her physical, she took up dancing.
The service to the company was working with the anchor section. For her service to the community, Elizabeth helped with the meals and big breakfast at Morwenstow Community Centre and she helped with Messy Church. She also had to do leadership training with the 1st Redruth Brigade.
It is a credit to Elizabeth’s commitment and hard work that she has gained this top award. The 1st Bude Brigade Company are so pleased that Elizabeth has gained this award, as she is the first member to gain it.
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