The 2012/2013 session was a busy one for our Anchor Boys and Junior Section.
The Boys continued to enjoy traditional activities on Friday Nights; these included team games, races, football, baking and crafts.
We held a coffee morning this year, which was well supported by the Boys, their families and members of the Church. Due to funds raised we were able to purchase a new parachute and the Boys have learnt lots of new games using this.
The Boys also supported the Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal and contributed to providing almost 20 shoeboxes full of clothes, toys, toiletries, sweets and books for under privileged children overseas.
We also had Halloween and Christmas parties with traditional activities such as bobbin for apples at Halloween and 'pass the parcel' and 'musical statues' for Christmas. The Boys also watched themed movies on the big screen and enjoyed party food at the end of the evenings.
One of our Officers, Andrew, is an aspiring actor and this year had a lead role in the Aberdeen Student Association's Student Show 'Spittal Shop of Horrors'. A number of our Boys and their parents attended and enjoyed the show.
Our Junior Section Boys entered the Battalion 'Bisset Trophy' competition, where they competed against Boys from other BB companies in potted sports, crafts and a quiz. The Boys were commended for their good behaviour throughout the day.
As spring arrived, the Boys took part in the Battalion's annual fun day at Hazlehead Park. This year's day was in the form of a 'Treasure Trail' and saw the Boys solve and follow various clues throughout the park and finished with a well deserved picnic.
At the end of the session, we held our annual Open Night where friends and family spent the evening being entertained by the Boys. They had their team games and races and a song and dance routine the Boys had practised. There was also an invasion of pirates during the night including some 'older' pirates. The Boys were then presented with their badges which they had earned during the session.
To finish the year in style, the Company took part in the Celebrate Aberdeen parade with other voluntary organisations from across Aberdeen. This parade takes place on the city's Union Street and the BB stood out because of the large balloon that some of our Boys helped guide during the walk. We were then, along with the Boys' families, treated to refreshments at Battalion Headquarters.