Liam learns leadership

Liam Boath receives his certificate of graduation from Jim Sweeney.
Liam Boath receives his certificate of graduation from Jim Sweeney.

A young Monifieth volunteer has gained some valuable life skills thanks to a flagship 
leadership course run by 
the Boys’ Brigade.

Liam Boath, of 1st Monifieth Company, was presented with his certificate of graduation from the King George VI Youth Leadership Training (KGVI) course last Saturday.

The ceremony was held in Kilsyth Anderson Parish Church, Kilsyth, and the 
certificate was presented by Jim Sweeney, chief executive of YouthLink Scotland.

Liam said: “KGVI has given me the ability to approach all aspects of my life with more confidence. The leadership and team work skills I have learnt, I have been able to take and put into practice not just in the BB, but outwith it too.”

The two-year course was founded in the 1950s in memory of King George VI and covers all of the skills and qualities needed to become an effective BB leader and member of the community and also includes a two-week residential course.

Bill Stevenson, director of Boys’ Brigade in Scotland, added: “Given the time and 
efforts which the young people devote to the course and the organisation as a whole, it is only proper that their achievements are celebrated at such an occasion.

“The KGVI graduates go back to their local group and make a significant impact, using their time, talent and enthusiasm to make a difference to the next generation of BB members.

“Recent growth in our membership underlines the need for more adult volunteers, so we can continue to provide opportunities for 
children and young people.”