Boys’ Brigade annual awards presented

editorial image

ST BRIDE’S Hall in Carnoustie was a busy place on Thursday evening when almost 60 boys from the Anchor, Junior and Company sections of the 1st Carnoustie Boys’ Brigade put on a joint display to a capacity audience of parents and relatives.

Each of the sections performed two items ranging from gymnastics, to limbo dancing and from drill to quizzes to show the audience the vast range of activities that the boys undertake during the year.

The main awards this year were presented by two guests of honour.

Mr Tom Scott a former captain of the company and who was one on the three trustees who purchased that hall for the Company in 1995 presented the main awards.

In the Anchor Section the best Primary One boy’s award was won by Sam Ogilvie, the best Primary Two boy was Joel Brown, the best Primary Three boy accolade went to Thomas Athey and the Best Overall boy was Jayden Evans.

The Best Overall Boy in the Junior Section was Mark Lawson.

In the Company Section, the Best Recruit was James MacCallum, Best Intermediate Boy was Craig Knight, Best Senior Boy was Scott Lorimer and the Best Overall Boy was Jed Smith.

Andrew MacCallum won the medal for Best Overall Squad and Keanu Patterson won the award for Best Band Player. Dhugal Paterson was awarded his President’s Badge which is the second highest award a boy can gain.

On the evening, four of the senior boys, Gavin Addison, Scott Lorimer, Andrew MacCallum and Jed Smith, were awarded their Queen’s Badges which is the highest award in the Boys’ Brigade. To achieve this they have worked on a programme covering community, skills, leadership and service over the past two years as well as attending a residential course with other Queen’s Badge boys from all over Scotland.

They were presented with their badges by the other guest of honour Mr Porter, deputy Lord Lieutenant of Angus.

Reverend Goss who is the company chaplain undertook the pastoral work and on the evening dedicated a new board that had been erected in the hall displaying the objectives of the Boys’ Brigade, and a plaque that has been erected recognising the work of the three trustees who purchased the hall for the Company, Mr Tom Scott, Mr Ken Ingram and Mr John White.