The 2016/2017 Session was a very busy one:
At the start of the session we again took part in the Celebrate Aberdeen parade along Union Street. We paraded along with other voluntary organisations from across Aberdeen.
We held a Space Themed Recruitment Party, with many new Boys coming along and taking part in out of this world activities, we even had a visit from BB-8 and our very own Jedi Knight
One of our first activities back after the break with the Company Section was an afternoon spent Geocaching and Orienteering on Kincorth Hill.
Our older Boys were able to try out some Circus Skills when we were visited by some jugglers.
To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Boys' Brigade in Aberdeen, we attended a Church Service at Queen Street Church and were treated to lunch afterwards at BB HQ. The Boys met with Aberdeen's Lord Provost.
We had our Halloween party, with Boys getting the chance to play games such as dookin' for apples, their was some great costumes that night
Our Company Section Boys visited our local war memorial and documented this in a booklet produced for our Church's congregation. The Boys attended our Remembrance Sunday service and one fo them read the poem 'In Flanders Fields'. The Boys received a certificate from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for their work.
We had 2 teams of Juniors enter the Battalion 5 a Side Football Competition at the Beach Leisure Centre.
We again held a Foodbank Collection for local charity TLC Aberdeen. We received a great deal of donations from our Boys' families and members of the public.
Our Juniors have attended the Christmas pantomime, 'Dick McWhittington' at His Majesty's Theatre. This was followed by a Snowboarding session for the Juniors, whilst the Company Section had a Crazy Golf party, including food and dodgems.
Our Anchor Boys had their Christmas Party with our usual mix of party games, songs and food.
In the new year our Company Section attended an Ice Hockey match and saw Aberdeen Lynx beat Dundee Tigers 3 - 1.
In February our Anchor Boys attended a Fun Day with Boys from across Aberdeen. Activities included a bouncy castle, parachute games, races, crafts and a magician.
March was a busy month, with our Juniors taking part in a Unihoc Competition against other BB Companies from around Aberdeen. We met our local MSP, Lewis Macdonald who came along one Friday night to answer some of the Boys' questions. Our Juniors spent one Saturday morning litter picking around Kincorth in an effort to serve our community. The Company Section spent a day geocaching around Castle Fraser before completing a hike of Millstone Hill near Bennachie.
In April, some of our Juniors attended an Activity Weekend at the Abernethy centre in Nethybridge. Boys had the chance to take part in activities such as canoeing, zip wire, abseiling, crate climbing and swimming. The Boys also spent a day taking part in a series of team challenges around the site.
During the Easter Holidays our Company Section Boys spent a day volunteering with the Countryside Rangers Service at our local nature reserve, Kincorth Hill. Boys spent time removing grow tubes from maturing trees and then had a litter pick of the area. During our lunch break Boys were shown how to light a fire and make hot chocolate using a Kelly Kettle.
Meanwhile in the holidays, our Juniors went orienteeringat the Duthie Park, navigating around the fixed course there.
To support Comic Relief we held our own Comedy Night, with all our Boys having to tell a joke on stage. There was also a chance for adults to join in the fun, with some dressing up as mummies and others having to dip their feet into buckets of custard and baked beans!
One of our final activities was a walk along the Old Deeside Railway with our older Boys
We had our Annual Display with family and friends coming along to be given a demonstration of some of the activities that the Boys participate in. Boys were also presented with their badges and prizes for all of their hard work throughout the year
During the Summer we had our Annual Camp, this year at a BB site on Loch Tay. Activities included: kayaking, crate climbing, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, visit to Wallace Monument, walking and lots lots more during the week!