News Archive

(January 2009 - Dec 2011)

Battalion Indoor 5 A-Side Football - Saturday 3rd December
The competition was held at Trinity at Bowes church, home of the 18th Enfield.
Two competitions were held, a company & senior competition.
There were 4 teams in the company & 5 teams in the senior competition.
Our boys entered the company competition with the 12th Enfield & won their event, even though they only had 4 players in their team.
The senior competition was won by the 11th Enfield A team.

            

Quiz Night
On Thursday evening the battalion quiz was held at the 10th Enfield HQ, Two teams entered, & our team came 1st, well done boys.

Battalion Company Section Weekend Camp 18th - 20th November
This years weekend camp was held at Felden lodge BB HQ.
There were 4 companies in attendance with fourteen boys & 6 six staff, we had four boys at the camp & 4 staff.
The weekend was packed full of activities & times to chill out, we went to aqua splash, did abseiling, rifle shooting, archery & a quiz.
We had good weather all weekend & we had a bonfire on Friday evening, which was great.

           

Remembrance Day - Enfield
All the Battalion joined together as we do each year to pay our respects for those who have fallen in battle in wars past & present, by taking part in the Enfield Remembrance ceremony.
We were joined by Police Cadets, British Legion, Girls Brigade, Scouts, Guides, Air Cadets, Army cadets, Sea Cadets, & more.
The ceremony was held at the cenotaph in Enfield, followed by a parade through Enfield town, then back to the British Legion.

           

Anchor Remembrance craft
This week the boys did posters for remembrance day.
These posters were coloured in & displayed in the church on Sunday for the remembrance service.

       

Anchor Boys (3-11-11)
This week the boys had a special surprise install for them, we had arranged a small firework display for them to watch.

   

DofE Expedition Supervisor Training 22nd - 23rd October
Over the weekend officers from all over London district & beyond took part in a training course to become supervisors for the D Of E award.
Officers from our company & the 1st Enfield were some of the people that took part in the course.

DofE Bronze Expedition . . .  
Six boys (Chris, Charlie, Sam, Jonathan, Oliver and George) from the Company completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition on the 22nd to 23rd October 2011. The boys walked around the Chiltern/Hertfordshire countryside following the route they had planned in the weeks leading up to the expedition. Their route took them from Great Missenden through Chesham westerly towards Felden and then north up to the Ashridge Estate and finally Little Gaddesdon the finish. The group walked over 20 miles over the two days carrying all their equipment. They camped for the night at Felden Lodge near Hemel Hempstead. Training for the expedition included map and compass work, first aid, route planning and lots more. The group now have to prepare a presentation and report in the coming weeks.

       

Battalion Paintball (15-10-11)
On Saturday a group from the 2nd & the 10th went  paintballing, this was held a Zap in Broxbourne, there were 15 people in total playing from the battalion, we joined another group for the morning session, we plaid several games & had loads of fun, some of us came out worse than others when we had finished at lunch time.

           

Battalion Table Tennis Competition - Senior (13-10-11)
On Thursday our team entered the battalion table tennis competition held at our church, the boys played well & won the competition.
Well done to Charlie, George & Chris.
There were two other teams from the 12th & 18th Enfield companies.

       

Enrolment Service
Our service this year was run by the BB & GB, with the girls writing prayers & the boys filmed & acted a bible verse out, the younger girls sung a song .
The BB camp DVD was shown so the congregation could see what we had been upto.
After the service the company section boys went on a trip to southend where they went to Adventure Island, beach & even found time to have fish & chips.

           

National Bowling Championships 2011
On Saturday the 8th October two teams from the 10th set out to take part in this years bowling championships.
The bowling was held at Go Bowling in Luton, there were companies from all over the UK in attendance.
The first team was in the main championships league, the second team was in the Alley league.
The first team came up against some tough opponents & but they did get to the semi finals, & the second team did well & qulified from the Alley league to the main championships & got through to the quarter finals.
The teams consisted of : First team: Chris, Robert, Sam & the second team: Charlie, James, Ben.
The 12th Enfield also came up with us to the bowling, there first team did not qualify, but their second team had similar success to our teams, they got to the finals & came 4th in the Alley league.
It was a great day out, & well done to all the boys that entered.

       

   

Battalion Conkers Competition (1/10/11)
This Saturday was the annual conker competition which was held at the 16th Enfield HQ, There were three age groups: lightweights, middleweights & heavyweights, due to the number of boys we ran two leagues per group.
There were 25 boys from 7 companies in attendance, the weather was great so we played all the matches outside in the sun.
Aidan from our company won the heavyweight title, well done, the middleweights was won by the 11th & the lightweights was won by the 16th Enfield.

           

Battalion Legoland Trip 2011
On Saturday 24th September boys from across the Battalion went on a trip to Legoland Windsor.
We had 77 members of the battalion on the trip, we travelled via coach & minibus to the park.
The weather was great, so had lots of fun on the log flume & river rapids, & other rides like the pirate ship, spider & dragon coaster.
We had 9 boys from the 10th & 3 staff that went on the trip.

       

           


Climbing Wall at Trinity At Bowes

Last week starting of Thursday night leaders from the battalion attended a training course to become instructors on the new wall at the church, along with others leaders from the church, GB & other groups, the course was over two evenings & the whole of Saturday.
This will lead the way for us to use the wall when it is fully up & running, & also for us to help instruct at the centre for others groups.
This is a great new facility which will benefit the centre & the local community.

           

Town Show 2011

On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September, The Boys' Brigade Enfield Battalion and The Girls' Brigade London North District had a combined stand at the Enfield Town Show in the Town Park.

The event is used by many local business, organisations, charities, Churches etc. to promote their work and put on things to do for people of all ages.

The BB/GB stand had a number of display stands to show some of the activities that we do, and there were a number of members of staff on hand to speak to people about the organisations. There was also an inflatable bungee run as part of the stand which was free for people to have a go on. On Saturday there was a tug of war competition in the main arena organised by YOU (Youth Organisations in Uniform), which was entered by teams from the BB, Scouts and Volunteer Police Cadets. A number of other displays were put on in the main arena throughout the weekend.

Saturday was a very busy day in terms of the number of people as the weather was very good. Unfortunately Sunday was quite a wet day but there were still a good number of people despite the conditions. A large number of people showed an interest in the BB and GB and hopefully the event will result in some new members for Companies across Enfield.

       

   

Summer Camp 2011 - Jersey



From 23rd to 30th July, the 10th and 3rd Enfield once again joined together for our summer camp, which took place in Jersey at the Boys' Brigade Headquarters in the village of St John. In total there were 12 boys and 8 staff on the camp.

Throughout the week the boys got to take part in a number of off site activities including blo-karting (a go-kart style vehicle powered by a sail), coasteering, ringo rides, an around the town challenge in St Helier (the capital of Jersey), adventure golf, swimming at Aquasplash, go-karting, beach olympics and more. There was also time for some trips to various beaches around the island as well as shopping in St Helier.

On site activities included a quiz, devotions led by Sammy Bosworth (Youth Worker at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, 10th Enfield HQ), football and other sports. Our now traditional talent show took place on the final evening, with items including a face painting contest, dancing, tricks, a Rolo eating contest, a visit from Mavis and Binny on their summer holidays and much more. The show ended with a singalong which started off with two people but ended with almost the whole camp joining in!

Another traditional part of the camp is the inter tent competition, where the tents compete in various areas such as the tent inspection, quiz, beach olympics, around the town challenge (and more) and an overall winner is decided. Bragging rights this year went to tent 1, which consisted of Owen (3rd Enfield), Charlie, James and Ben (10th Enfield).

Overall the camp was very successful and enjoyable, with loads of great activities and lots of wonderful weather as well!

As with the last few years a camp DVD will be produced with a load of photos and videos from the week, be sure to get your copy at the start of the new session in September.

(Camp report by Tom Bourman - 3rd Enfield)

               

           

               

Working Party - Felden Lodge - 15th - 17th July
6 officers / helpers from our company, went to help at felden lodge at the weekend to fix some odd jobs at the BB training centre.
There were loads of different tasks from painting, to fixing a sky light, down pipes, replacing glass, building benches, pointing, laying slabs, etc.
It was a hard weekend but we got load of jobs done.
Take a look at some of the pictures.

           

Felden Campsite setup
This weekend saw the setup our Felden Campsite ready for this year camping season.
If you are interested in renting our campsite please see the campsite page, we also have a campsite available at Norfolk which will be available next year & 2013.

           

Boys get involved in Geocaching Treasure Hide Challenge . . .
Boys and leaders in the Juniors went out to Grovelands Park on Monday 11th July to hide 6 Geocache boxes in the park. The boys had to hide Geocaching boxes as part of a nationwide Geocaching Treasure Hunt. Using a GPS device they then had to  record the longitude and latitude of each box as well as come up with a clue (being as creative as possible!). This information has then been passed on to be used by Magellan (the organiser of the Treasure Hide Challenge) for  their Geocaching Treasure Hunt over the summer. BB Companies all over the UK are also getting involved by hiding the Geocaching boxes in local woods with thousands being hidden! The boys really enjoyed getting out and about and learning something about Geocaching, including introducing them to how to use a GPS device. By taking part the Company has the chance of winning some fantastic prizes which include GPS Navigation and Satellite Navigation devices.

           

Summer Programme - 11th July
The Company section boys did a bike & cook this week, 8 boys took part & two leaders rode with them. At the finish they relaxed & had a BBQ.

Anchor Boys - 30th June
This week the Anchors had a games evening & a BBQ at my house, it was a good evening with lots of fun & games.

Company Section - 27th June
This week the company section went to do some raft building for their summer programme activity.
The group was split up in to two teams, red & blue.
Blue team did not get off to a good start or end, most of their raft fell apart before getting it into the water, but the red teams raft was good, & made in across the water & back, but did go over while we were disembarking the raft.
Everyone one got wet & had fun.

       

       

Battalion Junior Section Camp
The Junior Section weekend camp was held at the Thurso Centre at Felden Lodge from 24th to 26th June.
There were 26 boys from five companies, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 16th and 18th Enfield.
On the Friday evening boys joined in with table games as they arrived and once they were all there they enjoyed a supper of hot dog and chips and then saw a DVD of Night at the Museum 2 before going to bed and settling down to sleep (eventually).
On Saturday morning the boys went to the Aquasplash fun pool in Hemel Hempstead where they had great fun on the various flumes and rapids rides. After lunch they were taken by minibus to Phasels Wood activity centre where some climbed the revolving wall while others shot air rifles and then some climbed a solid wall while others climbed up stacks of crates. Back at Felden there were some challenge type games involving water to varying degrees and as the weather had improved greatly this cooled the boys down, but just to make sure, once the games had been cleared the boys engaged in a full scale water fight. After a barbecue tea the boys dried off and changed for the evening activity which was a quiz.
On Sunday morning it was back to Phasels Wood where everyone enjoyed the cresta run, then some boys went on the zip wire while others tried archery. This gave the boys an appetite so on their return to Felden they enjoyed a full Sunday dinner after which there was just time for a group photograph before boys and staff went their various ways home.
All in all a great weekend with great weather which the boys enjoyed. Thanks to all the staff involved with the weekend but especially to Chris Norman for all the cooking and Philip Norman for organizing the weekend and booking the activities.
(Report By Mr Bracher - 16th Enfield)

               

               

Summer Programme - 23rd June
The Anchor boys had their first outing this week to start their summer programme, they went to Finchley Bowling, we had five boys there & they had a great time.

               

Summer Programme - 20th June
Update from the summer programme, last week the company section & juniors had a pizza & film evening at the church, both boys groups watched different films, & then feasted on some dominos pizza. This week we went to Oakwood park to play pitch & put, the weather was bad, but everyone enjoyed themselves.

Athletics - 18th June
On Saturday 18th June, members of Enfield and Barnet Battalions came together to take part in the North London Zone Athletics competitions, which were held at Pickets Lock Stadium. Eight Companies in total were present and there were competitions for both Junior Section and Company Section.

The Junior Section competition included events such as a 60 metre sprint, egg and spoon race, relay, long jump, cricket ball throwing and more. Congratulations to the 1st Barnet (who won the North London Zone competition) and the 11th Enfield (winners of the Enfield Battalion competition).
The Company Section event featured traditional athletics events such as track races from 100 metres up to 1500 metres and field events such as high jump, discus, javelin, shot put and more. After a very close contest, the winners of both the North London Zone and Enfield Battalion competitions were the 2nd Enfield.  

Thank you to all Companies that took part and the staff that helped out on the day.
(Report By Mr Bourman - 3rd Enfield)

           

       

Summer Programme - 6th June
The company section summer programme started this week, with the first night being canoeing, stay tuned to see what the boys are going to get upto over the next few weeks.

               

Drayton Manor Theme Park - 4th June
On Saturday boys from our company & the 2nd Enfield, travelled upto Drayton manor for a day trip.
The weather was warm, so we had plenty of fun on the wet rides, also we went on shockwave- Europe's only stand up roller coaster, + many more rides like the rapids, log flume, maelstrom, g-force, Ben 10 ultimate mission, & the day was not complete without going for a quick look at the animals at the park's zoo. 

       

                

Display 2011

The Annual Display took place this year in the church on 24th May in the presence of an audience of parents and church members. The various cups and trophies were presented, including a new one, the James Norman memorial trophy, which went to Christian. There was a royal theme to the event, with a game where teams of Girls and Boys had to lay a table under the direction of a “Prince William” and a “Kate”, which was judged by the “Queen”. The Anchor Boys marched like soldiers as Kevin Norman played the part of Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall. A giant Cube was erected, for a series of challenges for the Company Section boys, and the girls showed some of their handiwork from their recent Astronomy badgework. After a presentation of a DVD showing the boys’ activities over the last year the final item was a challenge between staff members of the BB and GB, mainly disgusting like Jackie and Kevin extracting balls from bowlfuls of spaghetti with their feet and Philip and Caroline competing to see who could eat three doughnuts faster (Caroline enlisted help with that).
An evening of entertainment, but one where we are reminded of the hard work and commitment of the leaders and helpers not only for this event but throughout the year.

           

Waltham Walk 2011
It is that time of the year again for the Waltham walk, this year we entered two main event teams & one super vet team, the girls brigade also entered one main event team & one mini event team, after the hard first day the teams settled at the camp site for a nights rest before the challenge of the second day, one of the main event teams did not complete the whole course, but this was their first attempt at the main event this year, so better luck next year, both of our other teams made it round the whole course, & with the super vet team gaining first place in their event. Well done to all the boys that took part & every one who supported us.
The boys that entered this year, used this as their practise walk for their Duke of Edinburgh's award, so they are now on their way to gaining the award.

       

   

Quiz Night - 14th May
On Saturday evening we held a quiz night at our church to raise money for company funds, it was a good night, there were 4 teams that entered the quiz.
There was a silent auction during the evening, in total we raised just over £170, thank you to everyone that came & supported the company.


Boys work toward their Duke Of Edinburgh's Award -15th - 17th April
Boys & staff from the company went out to Felden Lodge (BB HQ) to undertake a weekend of work, to create a path & two car parking spaces at the site.
The boys were undertaking this as part of their Duke Of Edinburgh's Award.
We started on Friday night taking up the old path & then digging out for the new one, on Saturday morning we carried on digging, then set up to start concreting, while this was happening the boys were digging out for the car parking spaces, soon after this we started to concrete & finished this by the evening. On Sunday we started laying the slabs & the type one for the car spaces, by late afternoon all was finished, just need to do the pointing on the slabs, will save that for another day!!.

            

       

  

Leaders from The Boys’ Brigade in Enfield get recognized for their volunteering  - 7th April 2011
Leaders from the 2nd Enfield & 10th Enfield companies gained an award last night from Enfield council at the Civic centre.
The award was for 100 hours of volunteering in Enfield during the past year, the awards were presented by the deputy mayor: Cllr Christiana During & Cllr Chaudhury Anwar MBE.
Leaders from the 10th consisted of Andrew Blunn, Kevin Norman, Chris Norman & Philip Norman.
Lots of organisation’s were at the event including church groups, youth groups, council services, etc
Well done to all the volunteers at the event for their hard work over the past year.
 

               

Efforts recognised by local MP
We recently received a letter from Nick de Bois MP, who is the member of parliament for Enfield North. His letter was in response to our fundraising efforts for Red Nose Day.
Click here to view the letter.

Red Nose Day 2011 - Fundraising

On Monday 14th March members of the 10th Enfield Boys’ Brigade raised money for Red Nose Day 2011 by rowing across the English Channel (21 miles) and raised loads of cash! 

They used rowing machines to complete this mammoth challenge,  with members between the ages of 8 years and 18 years taking part along with some older leaders from the group!  

It all took place at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church , The boys were sponsored by friends and family to complete the challenge and have raised over £700 for Red Nose Day. All the money they raise will go to help transform lives across the UK and Africa .

               

Battalion Church Parade - 6th March
This Sunday was the Battalion church parade which was held at our church (10th Enfield). There was 61 boys & staff on parade in total.
We had a good service, with a new collection of musicians taking form as worship band at the church, the service focussed on the theme of prayer & the Anchor Boys had painted a poster for the service. We used beach balls in the service to pray / thank God for things on our mind.
The Battalion marched to & from the service, we started from Fords Grove car park through the sides roads & made our way to the church, & returned after the service from the church back to the car park, the parade was lead by the band followed by the company section contingent, then the colours followed by the junior section contingent.
Thank you to the Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbour Hoods Team for supplying police support for the marching route to & from the church.

       

Ready Steady Cook
Over the past few weeks we have held a competition for the boys to enter, to prepare & cook a main course dinner.
The first week the boys had to decide what they were going to do & how they were going to do it, the second week they had to go & buy there ingredients, & the third week they had to make & cook their meals.
Unfortunately not all groups finished there meals, so we had four places in the results, in fourth place was Robert & Chris - pasta, third place was Christian - Pepperoni Pizza, second place was Charlie & James - chocolate surprise, & in first place was Johnny with chicken stuffed with cheese & wrapped in Parma ham, with a pasta garnish.
Well done for all boys that took part & the effort you have put in to make your dishes.
Take a look at some of the pictures, of the boys making their meals & the judges testing the food..

               

Battalion Dinner & Dance 2011
On the 12th February the Battalion held it's second Dinner & Dance event, for all staff & volunteers in the battalion. The event was held at Feldon Lodge (BB UK HQ). The event started by having some lunch, followed by a round of golf or treatments for the ladies, upon returning from the afternoon's activities you were welcomed with afternoon tea. After this it was time to change for the main event the evening meal. This started with cocktails, made to order by a professional. Then it was time for the meal.
During the evening we had a raffle for charity, all money went towards the BB "get up & go" charities for 2011, which are Barnardos, WWF & Asthma UK (which we raised just over £300 for).
Most people stayed over & joined together for breakfast in the morning.
I am sure every one had a great time I hope to see you all again next time.

                                    

Swimming Gala - 5th February
A joint team from the 3rd Enfield and 10th Enfield entered the Enfield Battalion Swimming Gala on 5th February.
The event took place at Southgate Swimming Pool, and there were competitions for Junior Section and Company Section, with our team entering the company section competition.
The team came third in the Senior age group, and fourth overall. The competitions were won by the 11th Enfield and 18th Enfield (Junior - joint winners), 12th Enfield (Intermediate) and 2nd Enfield (Senior), with the 11th Enfield winning the overall competition
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Junior Section Activity Day - 29th January
On Saturday (29th) the Activity Day was held at the WHBC, it consisted of a Hockey Competition + Giant Games: table tennis, football table, pool, giant jenga, giant dominoes, giant drafts & wii bowling.
There were 5 companies in attendance with 29 boys at the event.
The joint winners of the hockey were the 11th Enfield & 1st Hoddesdon.
All the boys had a good afternoon, take a look at some of the pictures.

           

Christmas Trailer Collection - December 2010
Its that time of year again. for the trailer collection. We did the collection for eleven nights around the streets of Winchmore Hill & beyond. Each year we do the collection to raise money for company funds (to keep our minibus on the road) also we collect for a local charity. This year we collecting for Asthma UK . The total amount raised this year was over £3500, well done to all those that helped with the collecting. & a big thank you to all the residents who gave so generously this year.

Girls Brigade Panto - 11th December 2010
Over the last six months a lot of work has gone into organising a Panto which the Girls Brigade have put on. The Panto was of Aladdin Under The Sea.
This took a lot of organising, rehearsing, building scenery, etc. As you can see from the pictures how the scenery progressed. Officers from the BB helped with building scenery, acting, organising front of house at the performances. The Panto was put on to raise money for the GB's charities which are Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grassroots & NSPCC, they raised over £1000 for the charities, well done. The two people who deserve the most praise are the organisers of the Panto who are Caroline & Tim Gillard. The acting of most of the Panto was done by the Girls from GB, so well done to them for for too great performances. Take a look at the cast photo below.

           

Battalion Junior Section Team Games
On the 20th November, the junior section team games were held at the 11th Enfield HQ, There were 5 companies in attendance.
Unfortunately we only had one boy there, so we joined with the team from the 2nd Enfield, Our combined team came 3rd over all.

Remembrance Day - Enfield
All the Battalion joined together as we do each year to pay our respects for those who have fallen in battle in wars past & present, by taking part in the Enfield Remembrance ceremony.
We were joined by Police Cadets, British Legion, Scouts, Air Cadets, Army cadets, Sea Cadets, & more.
The ceremony was held at the cenotaph in Enfield, followed by a parade through Enfield town, then back to the British Legion.

           

Remembrance Day - London
Kevin Norman (Captain 10th Enfield), went to the London remembrance service on behalf of BB national to command the BB contingent in the parade.
There were companies from all over the country that came to take part in this ceremony.

       

Enfield Battalion Company Section Weekend Away 2010
On the 22nd October, boys from the 2nd, 3rd, 10th & 12th Enfield companies travelled out to Feldon Lodge for a weekend away.
The boys took part in a range of activities which included archery, aeroball, rifle shooting, quiz & aquaspalsh.
There was a total of 23 boys & 8 staff on the trip.

           

Chessington World Of Adventures Trip 2010
On Thursday 28th October boys from the Enfield Battalion went on a trip to Chessington.
The trip was open to Anchors & Juniors, 23 boys went on the trip + leaders.
We had good weather all day, with it still being quite warm, so all the rides were enjoyable even the log flume.
The 10th had 2 Anchors boys & 3 Juniors on the trip.

           

Enrolment Service
Our service this year was run by the BB & GB, with the girls & boys writing prayers, the girls did a puppet show.
The BB camp DVD was shown, Also DVD's of BB & GB fundraising through out the year.

   

National Bowling Championships 2010
On Saturday the 9th October two teams from the 10th set out to take part in this years bowling championships.
The bowling was held at Go Bowling in Luton, there were companies from all over the UK in attendance.
The first team was in the main championships league, the second team was in the Alley league.
But unfortunately the first team came up against some tough opponents & they did not get past the qualifying rounds, but the second team did very well & got through to the semi finals & then moved on to the finals, & came fourth in their league.
The teams consisted of : First team: Chris, Robert, Tom & the second team: Charlie, James, Christian.
The 12th Enfield also came up with us to the bowling, there first team did not qualify, but their second team had similar success to our second team, they got to the finals as well & came 1st in the Alley league.
It was a great day out, & well done to all the boys that entered.

   

Town Show - September 2010
The Battalion had a stand at the Enfield Town Show held in Enfield town park. This year the BB were joined by The Girls Brigade.
The stand was there to promote the BB & GB & to recruit new members.
We had a Football shoot game on the Saturday & a Bungee run on the Sunday to attract the kids over to the stand & to see what we do & where we are in Enfield.
The show went well, with lots of people turning up & with good weather.

            

       

Camp 2010 - Norfolk



This years camp was in Sheringham Norfolk, in total there were 12 boys & 3 girls from our GB company on camp + 10 staff. As in previous years boys from the 3rd Enfield joined us on camp. We had a varied programme through out the week, with the boys & girls getting up to a lot of different things such as going on: Zip wire, Climbing wall, Go-Karting, Power fan, beach Olympics, pitch & put, devotions, leisure pool, theme park, assault course, water games, Talent show etc. We had a great week in terms of the weather. Pictures from some of the weeks activities are below.

                                           

The funniest part of the week has got to be the talent show on the last night, which we had performances such as: Eating contest between the 10th & 3rd, dance acts, comedian, ventriloquist, magic tricks, the list goes on. A camp DVD will be available shortly, be shore to pick up your copy. Some pictures of the talent show you can see below.

       

Summer Programme - Final Update - 12th July 2010
This was the last week for the company section summer programme. The boys went to a rafting centre, & had a 2 hour session in raft building. After spliting into three teams the boys made their rafts & sailed them on the lake.

           

Summer Programme- Anchor Boys - 8th July
This Thursday the Anchor Boys  had a BBQ & games evening, they played several games which included a parachute game which they enjoyed. Next week will be the last week for the Anchors for their summer programme, & they will be having a Party night.

   

Summer Programme update - Company section - 5th July
We are near the end of our summer programme for this year, this week we went to Lambourne End centre to do a water low ropes course, it was great fun. Next week will be the last week, which will be raft building.

           

Life 2 The Max - Summer Fun Day 2010
On Saturday 3rd July 2010 the Battalion had a summer fun day held at Enfield Oasis Academy, There were 78 boys & 24 staff giving a total of 102 in attendance. This was an all section event, so the boys split into their sections & took part in games, devotions, giant slide, gladiator dual, scrap heap challenge, craft, challenges, football tournament, & more. It was a great day, the weather was excellent as well, have a look at some of the pictures. I would like to say thank you to Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbourhood team for coming down & talking to the boys, showing their kit & takeing figure prints.

           

Summer Programme 2010
On Monday both Junior & Company section boys went to Phasels wood activity centre at Hemel Hempstead to do rifle shooting, they also took part in a small adventure course that they had there.

           

Battalion Junior Section Weekend Camp 2010 - 25th - 27th June
We have just returned from camp, the weather was very hot, perfect for camping outside under canvas. There was four companies in attendance with 24 boys & 6 staff, alot lower than usual, but everyone enjoyed them selves none the less. The boys did games on site, aqua splash, water assault course, football tournament, aero ball, revolving wall, rifle shooting, pot holding, cresta run, I could go on. Have a look at some of the pictures from the water assault course below.

           

Summer Programme - Update Company Section & Juniors
I thought I would update you on the summer programme events, last week the boys had a pizza & film evening & also the Juniors did the same,  this week the boys did a Bike & cook ride & the Juniors went to Quasars.

Battalion Athletics 2010
On Saturday 19th June 2010, the battalion held it's annual athletics competition, it was a tight competition with the results being quite close for the winners. This event is joined with the Junior Section so the day was well attended over all. Unfortunately we did not have many boys turn up to take part from our company, so we did come last but the boys did well in their events, take a look at some of the pictures.

               

You Enfield Launch -Enfield Town Park - 13th June 2010
Uniformed youth organisations descended on Enfield Town Park on Sunday to showcase what they have to offer. The YOU London event brought together Scouts, The Boys’ Brigade, Air, Sea, Police and Army Cadets and St John’s Ambulance in an afternoon of activities open to all.  

During the afternoon activities on offer included an assault course, bungee run, football shoot, water games as well as bands and competitions in the arena with all organisations taking part.  

A growing number of young people are joining youth organisations and to enable this growth to continue groups are looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering just a small amount of time to make a big difference in the lives of children and young people then contact your local group today!  

To find out more about how to join or volunteer, and to locate your nearest group please visit www.youenfield.org.uk or call Chris Norman on 01442 288 552.

               

Trip To Colchester Zoo - 3rd June 2010
On Thursday the Anchors & Juniors from Enfield went on a trip to Colchester Zoo, there were boys from 5 companies in attendance. There was about 48 people on the trip which included staff, the day went well & we had great weather (a bit to hot actually). Have a look at some of the pictures.

           

           

Summer Programme - Company Section
The Summer programme 2010 has started, the first week we went to Top Golf in Chigwel, this year we have joined together with the 3rd Enfield BB, So we had quite a few there.
Take a look at the pictures, lots more exciting evenings ahead, stay tuned for more reports & pictures.

       

Upcoming Event - You Launch

YOU in Enfield is being launched on Saturday 13th June 2010 in Enfield Town Park.

YOU (Youth Organisations in Enfield) is a partnership of The Boys' Brigade, The Girls' Brigade, Scouts, Girlguiding, ATC, Sea Cadets, St John Ambulance and Volunteer Police Cadets. The launch event is a Community Fun Day for the residents of Enfield and is an opportunity to find out more about the organisations involved. There will be lots of activities for children and young people to do including a flight simulator, bungee run, football shoot competition, arts and crafts, water activities and more, plus arena displays and some competitions!

 If you are not sure what YOU (Youth Organisations Uniform) is about see www.youlondon.org.uk
Click Here to download the poster.

Upcoming Event - Life 2 The Max
This event is open to all sections of BB, so please take note of the date, as it promises to be a great day out. The event will be at the Oasis Academy in Enfield.
Take a look at the poster.

Waltham Walk
The Company section entered 4 teams in this years Waltham Walk held on the 22nd - 23rd May. The weekend is a long event which includes each team planning and following their own route between checkpoints, walking about 15 miles if they do mini trek or 28 miles if they do main event or super vets (more if they get lost), taking part in challenges at each check point, cooking food in their teams and camping overnight in their teams tent. 

Our mini trek team came in 4th Place out of 18 teams, our main event team did well, but unfortunately could not make it to one of the checkpoint in time so did not end up getting a final position. We also had two supper vet team, one came 3rd  the second came 2nd, well done to all who took part.

EAVYC Awards Evening - 14th May 2010
An awards evening was held at the civic centre to congratulate volunteers & young people for achievements they had made through out the past year, these were presented by the mayor of Enfield. We had three boys from our company there which received merit awards, Christian Simou, Charlie Casey & George Norman. Well done boys.

   

Company Display - 11th May 2010
The company display took place on Tuesday 11th May, at Winchmore Hill Baptist church. The display went well with the awards, etc at the start of the evening, following that we had the Anchor Boys portraying snow white & the seven dwarfs, the Juniors doing some team games, & the company section boys taking part in some messy challenges. The GB had some good items which included drill with a difference, puppet show & more. The finale of the display went down a treat with the officers making fools of them selves - singing & dancing along to the Beatles, & Abba.

   

North London 5 A-Side Astro Turf League - 8th May 2010
This was the third & final day of the astro turf league, There had been stiff competition through out the event. Our team took part in the Junior league, the boys played well on each of the three days, & their hard work paid off, by coming in 1st Place, well done boys. The 10th London boys also did well & took home the senior 1st place cup.

Company Section Weekend Camp  - 1st - 3rd May 2010
Our company & the 3rd Enfield joined together for a weekend camp at Feldon Lodge BB HQ. We stayed in the newly refurbished Thurso Centre, we had a good stay & some good laugh's through the weekend. We got up to some activities down at Phasels wood - aeroball & crate stacking. There were many football matches, Uno games, xbox tournaments, & one football match against the 11th Enfield how was camping on the field, we lost but it was a good match.

           

Battalion Quasars - 28th April 2010
The competition was held at Quasar Enfield, the competition comprised of the three battalions playing a game of quasar in a league, the battalions were Enfield, Haringey, Barnet. It was a tough match between Enfield & Barnet but our boys came through in the end, leading us to victory. Barnet came 2nd  Haringey 3rd.

24th April 2010 - 6 A-Side Football
The competition was held at Bush Hill Park playing fields. It was a good turn out from most companies, 5 Enfield companies & 4 North London companies turned up. We came 6th Place in the Senior North London League & 3rd place in the Enfield League. The 11th Came 1st Place in both the North London & Enfield competition, The 12th came 1st in the Senior Enfield League & the 10th London came 1st in the North London League.

6th March 2010 - Swimming Gala
The Battalion swimming gala was held on Saturday 6th March at Southgate Leisure Centre. There were 5 companies in attendance. We came 2nd in the intermediate age group in the competition, there were three age groups over all. The 1st Hoddesdon company came 1st over all in the gala.

18th February 2010 - Sponsored Table Tennis
On Thursday we held a 12 hour sponsored table tennis event in aid of the Haiti earthquake appeal & BB funds for our minibus. The event consists of a single game of table tennis being plaid continuously through out the 12 hour period. We had plenty of support from the boys, staff  also visitors who came in to help us. When the boys were not playing they were able to rest, play some PS3, giant jenga, pool, football, basketball or just chill out. We have raised over £300 & more money is still coming in. If you would like to donate money towards the appeal then just contact us. We would like to say a big thank you to "Rangers Chicken Express" & "Domino's Pizza - Winchmore Hill" for the food they supplied for our event free of charge, to keep us fuelled to carry on.

          

        

Battalion Badminton Competition
The competition was held at Edmonton leisure centre on Sunday 7th February. A Company & open competition were run, We came 1st & 2nd in the company competition & the 12th Enfield came 1st in the open competition, well done to all the boys who turned up, there were 5 companies at the event.

       

 

Haiti Earthquake – fundraising event
A devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale has struck Haiti causing an unfolding humanitarian crisis. Children have been killed and injured – and many are in desperate need of clean water, shelter and medial help.

On Monday the 25th Jan 2010 the Junior Section took part in a sponsored circuit games event to raise money for the earthquake victims. The boys took home sponsor sheets & rose over £220. 9 boys took part & 1 member of staff (while the others supervised the games). The money raised will go towards buying a shelter box which are being distributed by Rotary international. We are putting our sponsored money together with other BB funds to pay for half of the shelter box & the Girls Brigade are supporting this cause by paying for the other half, as the cost of these boxes are £490 each. Shelter boxes comprise, 10 person tent, children’s pack (books, crayons, etc), thermal blankets, insulated ground sheets, water purification, tools (hammer, axe, saw, shovel, wire cutters, etc), multi fuel stove, pans, utensils, bowls, mugs & storage containers. The box it self can be use for storage. Everything someone would need for survival.

We would like to thank the boys who took part in the sponsored event & all who donated money towards this crisis.

   

Christmas Trailer Collection - December 2009
We were out again this year doing the trailer collection for ten nights around the streets of Winchmore Hill & beyond. Each year we do the collection to raise money for company funds (to keep our minibus on the road) also we collect for a local charity. This year we were again collecting for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice as the charity for 2009. The total amount raised this year was £3381, well done to all those that helped with the collecting. & a big thank you to all the residents who gave so generously this year.

26th November - Anchor Boys
The Anchor Boys made some model dinosaurs this week as part of their craft time. Have a look at these great models. This is one example of the many crafts that the Anchor Boys make, if you know of any boy aged between 5-8 years old  who would like to come down to try Anchor Boys out, please contact us.

26th November - Battalion Company Section Table Tennis
This was held at the home of the 10th Enfield Company, there were 3 companies in attendance, the 10th, 12th  18th Enfield companies. Our boys played well & came first. The 12th came 2nd & 18th came 3rd. Well done to all how attended.

19th November - Battalion Senior Table Tennis
This was held at our church (10th Enfield), there were three other companies that had entered the event: 2nd, 12th, 1st Hod. The competition was very tight & every one played well. The result was: 2nd Enfield in 4th place, 1st Hod in 3rd Place, 10th Enfield in 2nd Place & 12th Enfield in 1st Place. So well done boys (Charlie, George, Oliver) for coming 2nd.

14th November - Battalion Bowling
This was held at "Hollywood Bowl" Finchley, there were 7 companies in attendance, it was a very good turn out. There were 6 junior teams & 4 senior teams. Our boys played well & won the junior competition, well done boys.

8th November - Remembrance Sunday
The Battalion joined the other military & youth organisations in Enfield today, for the annual remembrance parade in Enfield Town. We marched from the British legion to the war memorial, stayed for the remembrance service, then followed on to march back to the legion through the town. There was a good turn out from all clubs represented,  the Battalion had 87 on parade.

23rd October - Company Section Camp
The camp was held at Felden lodge, HQ of the BB UK. It was held in the newly refurbished Thurso Centre. There was 21 boys on the camp from 5 companies & 8 staff. The Camp was a great success with all the boys getting along & having lots of laughs. It was a action packed weekend with rifle shooting, abseiling, cresta run, football, quiz, etc.

       

       

   

11th October - Enrolment Service
The Annual enrolment service took place at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, with all the boys in our BB company & the girls in the  GB company to be enrolled. Both companies had a good turn out. The service was well lead by Chris Norman. In the service the company made a presentation to Noah's Ark Children's Hospice for the last two years of the companies trailer collection money, the company has donated £2000 to the charity which helps very sick children.

   

10th October 2009 - National bowling
We entered two teams to the national Bedford bowling this Saturday. The first team was in the main championship, they were up against 23 other companies, & the second team was in the alley league which were up against 15 other companies. The first team got to the quarter finals of there league but then got knocked out, but had played well throughout the day. The second team played great & won their league. Well done boys!!

       

3rd October 2009 - Indoor 5 a Side Football
On the 3rd our boys entered the indoor 5 A-side tournament held at halibury college. There was a good turn out of teams to the event. There were 5 Junior teams & 3 senior teams. Our boys played well as a team & they gained 2nd place in the junior league.

Town Show 2009
Our Company had a stand at the town show, we were selling cakes & krespy kreme doughnuts to raise money for company funds. We raised £320 pounds over the weekend.The Battalion also had a stand at the Enfield Autumn Town Show held from 5th to 6th September in Enfield Town Park. The stand was a great advertisement for the BB and there was good number interested in joining. The Battalion Band took part in the parade to open the Show and a the BB's own inflatable sphere followed the band adding some colour to the parade. This year we had an inflatable bungee run game which brought many kids & adults over to the stand, we had some interesting people taking part on the bungee run take a look at some pictures below.

        

       

Summer Camp July 2009
This year we held our summer camp in Sheringham Norfolk, in total there were 13 boys & 4 girls from our GB company on camp + 10 staff. As in previous years boys from the 3rd Enfield joined us on our camp. We had a varied programme through out the week, with the boys getting up to a lot of different things such as: high ropes course, beach Olympics, treasure hunt, devotions, leisure pool, theme park, Assault courses, Talent show etc. We had a great week in terms of the weather, the only down side was the last few days there was a large swarm of lady bugs (and I mean thousands of the things), but apart from that it went with out a hitch. The most funniest part of the week has got to be the talent show on the last night, which we had performances such as: grease, ballerina dancing, drinking contests, singing, rapping, the list goes on. A camp DVD will be available shortly, be shore to pick up your copy. See some pics of the camp below.

                                         

   

6th July 2009 - Summer programme

This week we took the boys down to do raft building, we had a good turn out  lots of laughs, take a look at the pics.

   

 

29th June 2009

 
The company section summer programme offers a wide range of activities. Recently we have had a games night, where boys were able to take part in a variety of games including the use of the Xbox, Wii, table tennis and pool along with basketball and football. We also held a bike and cook, the staff and boys travelled by minibus and truck to the start where we were dropped of together with your bikes to follow a 7 mile cycle route. At the end of the route we had a BBQ.  There are now only two weeks of the summer programme left, during which we will be building and floating a raft and going to the National Boys' Brigade Headquarters to play football/basketball and have a BBQ. 

June/July 2009 - Company Section Summer Programme

 
With a different activity planned for each week the summer programme is now underway. Activities to date have included an evening at TopGolf and Ice Wall climbing on a 12 metre high artificial ice wall. Some of the other activities planned include a bike and cook, raft building and a BBQ and games night.

 

19th June 2009 - EAVYC awards
 
4 boys and 3 staff from  the 10th Enfield received awards from EAVYC (Enfield Association of Voluntary Youth Clubs). The awards were presented by Enfield's mayor at the Enfield Civic Centre. The evening was well attended by a wide range of youth organisations from across Enfield. 
 
Jonathan, Thomas and Oliver all collected Merit Awards. Chris also received a merit award but was unable to be present to collect it. 
 
Andrew and Philip collected an award in recognition of over 5 years staff service to the Boys Brigade in Enfield. Kirk received a shield of honour in recognition of his work with the 10th Enfield during his gap year. 

   

 

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1st place in Waltham Walk

The company section entered 3 teams in this years Waltham Walk held on the 16th and 17th May. The weekend long event includes each team planning and following their own route between checkpoints, walking about 15 miles (more if they get lost), taking part in challenges at each check point, cooking food in their teams and camping overnight in their teams tent. 

There are different events to suit each age group with 49 teams taking part. 22 teams entered the mini trek. 

Our C Team (Chris, Tom and Jonny) came 1st, with our B Team (George, Charles and Alex) not far behind in 4th place and our A Team (Robert, Oliver and Cian) gaining 12 place. A DVD of the highlights was shown at the annual display. 

Although our company have won the main event on several occasions this is the first time we have won the mini trek. All our teams achieved excellent point scores – well done. 

Also Well Done to Andrew Norman’s team who came 1st in the super-vets. 

                                                   

 

BB & GB Company Display 2009

Our display was held at our WHBC, on Tuesday 19th May. There was a big turn out of friends & parents of BB & GB.

The night was a success with items from all sections & presentations of awards, cups & bibles.

Below are pictures of some of the boys getting their awards & from the Anchor Boy item based on the song "Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner". 

 Thank you for every one who turned up & supported the boys & girls.

       

27th April - Escape at Boys Brigade

 

Nick a magician, escapologist and evangelist came to both our junior and company sections on Monday. Nick performed card tricks and also escaped from handcuffs and a straight jacket.
 I will give you photos on a CD of this

29th April - North London Quasers

 

5 boys from the 10th Enfield Company section joined with 4 other companies from Enfield to take part in the North London Quasers competition. Although Enfield had a full team they were beaten in the final by Barnet

Battalion Church Parade 15th March 2009

Church parade was held at the home of the 1st Hoddesdon Company @ Hoddesdon Methodist Church. There was over 90 members on parade. The parade marched from the local railway station to the church, with Battalion colours, band, junior section &  company section contingents. 

North London 5 A-Side Competition 7th March 2009

The second day went well with 6 junior teams present, Our team holds fourth position after the second day.

North London 5 A-Side Competition 14th February 2009

This was one day out of four days due to be run, the competition is a 5 a-side football competition held on astro turf pitches, teams will play each other in leagues. Each day they will play all the teams present & their points will tally up, the team will the highest number of points at the end of the four days are the winners. We are currently in joint 4th place after the first day

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Krispy Kreme outing 9th February 2009

Both Company & Junior sections went down to Krispy Kreme in Enfield & had a tour. We started with a talk about how they make the doughnuts & how many doughnuts they make a day. They then showed us the filling area, where they fill & coat the doughnuts. This is where we were allowed to coat our own with chocolate sauce & sprinkles. The boys had good fun & all enjoyed them selves.

       

Battalion Badminton Competition - 1st February 2009

This competition was held at Edmonton Leisure centre, it was a good turn out with 30 boys in attendance from 4 companies. We had six boys there which made up 3 teams. The boys did very well with the 'A' team getting 1st Place in the Junior competition (please see competitions page for further results). We had won this competition last year so it was good to bring the trophy home again this year.

   

Junior Section Activity Day - 31st January 2009

The day was held at Hoddesdon Methodist church, which is home of the 1st Hoddesdon Company. The day comprised of a uni-hoc competition & giant games (e.g. jenga, conect four, table tennis, etc).

The day was a good success with 26 boys in attendance from 5 different companies.

For the hockey competition we joined with the 2nd Enfield team & came in 5th Place. At the end of the day we went out side & did a balloon release to mark the end of the event.

 

Football Match - 31st  January 2009

The match was against the 133rd London, we played the game with six players against our opponents with eight players. It was a good match for both teams, & the end result 4-0 to the us.

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