2nd Chelmsford Boys' Brigade

Captain: Mr Michael Smith 


2nd Chelmsford Boys' Brigade was established in 1967 and runs from Moulsham Lodge Methodist Church, Lime Walk, Chelmsford, Essex.

The company is staffed by a number of volunteers, many of whom who have worked their way through the company as young members.  All staff are DBS checked and receive regular Boys' Brigade training.

2nd Chelmsford Boys' Brigade is part of the national organisation of Boys' Brigade.  More details can be found here.

There are four sections in Boys' Brigade:

Age 5 to 8 years         Tuesdays (term time only) 6.00 - 7.15pm

At this age we seek to build firm foundations, establish a group identity and nurture responsibility. They do lots of different activities which include crafts, music, games, sports, making friends, prayer, and Bible stories. The Anchors programme is organised into five programme zones of Body, Community, Creativity, Mind and Spirit through which the children have the opportunity to gain awards.

Age 8 to 11 years         Tuesdays (term time only) 6.00 - 7.15pm

Juniors gives older children a chance to build and develop as individuals within the organisation and within their own group (Company). The programme provides challenges, adventure and opportunities to learn and grow. The fun and engaging programme enables the children to work in a team and take more responsibility. The Juniors programme is organised into five programme zones of Body, Community, Creativity, Mind and Spirit through which the children have the opportunity to gain awards.

Age 11 to 18 years         Fridays (term time only) 8-10.00 pm

Discover Programme: Young people in this age group get the chance to develop existing and learn new skills. Getting involved in the Discover Programme young people have a fun, balanced and challenging programme of activities. Young people are encouraged to have a say and help shape their own programme. They can get involved in anything from helping others in their local community to playing sports, trying our adventure activities or being creative through dance or art – there’s something for everyone!

Challenge Plus Programme: Young people in this age group are encouraged to lead their own programme, supported by volunteer leaders. It’s all about the young people deciding what they would like to do and organising it for themselves. The ‘Challenge Plus’ programme for this age group is all about projects and challenges, encouraging young people to complete projects as part of a team and challenges as individuals. Projects where young people decide what they’re going to do, get on with it and evaluate how it all went could include ‘Homelessness’, ‘Conservation’, ‘Driving’, ‘Preparing for Work’ amongst many more.Young People can gain the highest awards in The Boys’ Brigade including The Queen’s Badge as well as other awards like Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Age 14-25 years         Last Thursday in the month 8.00 - 9.30pm

As part of its Company activities, 2nd Chelmsford offers a D of E programme to its members.  The DofE is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25, regardless of gender, background or ability. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.