Sandon Road Church has several thriving Youth Groups. For the
girls we have Guiding (Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section all belong to the Girl Guiding UK. The Girls' Association are part of the Boys' Brigade). Sandon Road Brownies now have their own website here.
For the boys we have the Boys' Brigade (Anchor Boys, Juniors Section and Company Section).
Sandon Road Boys' Brigade have their own web site here.
|Group Name||Ages||Meet on|
|Rainbows||5 to 7||Monday 5.45 to 6:45|
|Brownies||7 to 10||Monday 6:15 to 7:45|
|Guides||10 to 14||Monday 7:00 to 8:30|
|Senior Section||14+||Monday 7:30 to 9:00|
|Girls' Association||11 to 15||Thursday 7:15 to8:45|
Rainbows are the pre-Brownies group. Girls aged 5 to 7 years old (school years R,1,2). They do crafts and play games and get a gentle introduction to Guiding.
Brownies is for the slightly older girls, ages 7 to 10 (school years 2,3,4,5). They play games and do crafts and are introduced more to Guiding. This gives them an opportunity to to do more interesting things such as going on a pack holiday and taking part in Guiding events, usually with brownies from other Packs. They also have the opportunity to do Badge work which will introduce them to new skills and interests.
Guides is for the older girls, ages 10 to 14. They play games, and do crafts and badges in the 'Go For It' scheme. They have more say in what happens within the unit, go camping and take part in Guiding events, usually with Guides from other Units. This is a new unit started in Autumn 2017.
Senior Section is for the more mature teenage girls aged 14 and over. They normally decide what they will do for their activties. The emphasis is on them to organise their Section, with guidance from the adult Guiders.
Girls' Association is a new venture and is for the older girls, ages 10 to 16 (school years 5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11). It used to be a Guides unit but has changed as this brings it more into line with the Boys' Brigade company. The girls meet on the same night as the Company Section of the Boy's Brigade. Sometimes they share activities with the Boys' Brigade and sometimes they do separate activities. They do Badge work, learn life skills and have fun. Girls go to camp at the end of August, each year, with the Company Section, boys from another BB company and Girls from a Girls Brigade company in all about 70 people.
Anchor Boys, known as Anchors is the group for the younger boys, ages 5 to 8 (school years 1,2,3). The aim is to have fun. They meet for just over 1 hour playing games and doing crafts.
Junior BB is the group for the slightly older boys, ages 8 to 11 (school years 4,5,6). The aim is to have fun. They meet for just over 1 hour playing games and doing crafts.
Company Section is the group for the older boys, ages 11 to 16 (school years 7,8,9,10 and 11). Boys do Badge work aiming for the highest awards which are the Presidents Badge and the Queens Badge, several of our boys have acheived this. They play sports and enter competitions with other BB units in Birmingham and nationally. Company Section boys go to camp at the end of August, each year, with the Guides, boys from another BB company and Girls from a Girls Association company in all about 70 people. In the summer, where possible, they spend their their BB night at the local park along with the Girls Association. Sometimes they go swimming, ten-pin bowling or ice-skating.
BB Camp in the year, 2013, was on the Isle of Wight. Weather was glorious this year after last year's wash out. Did they have a good time? of course they did. Next year, 2014, they are looking to go to a new place on the coast of Norfolk.