London District Paintball
On Saturday 14th October, over 100 BB members from across London District came together for a Paintball Day at Delta Force East London in Upminster.

8 members of the 10th Enfield's Company Section and Seniors took part in the event, where teams played a total of 12 games in a variety of different arenas before finishing the day with a 'hunger games'-style finale.

A great day was had by all - check out some photos below!

 

 

10th Enfield Boys' Brigade & Girls Association Enrolment Service

On Sunday 8th October the annual 10th Enfield Boys' Brigade Enrolment Service took place at WHBC.

The service was led by Chris Norman, the girls put on a short puppet show & drama, we also watched a review of the activities we had undertaken in last session. The theme of the service was Noahs Ark.

During the service, all of the young people were enrolled or re-enrolled into the Company and presented with their membership cards for the current session.

It was lovely to see so many people there and we thank all of the boys, parents and friends of the Company for their continued support.

   

 

Woburn Safari Park Trip

On Saturday 30th September, Anchors and Juniors from across Enfield and Inner North London Battalions went for a day out at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire.

The day began with a drive through the safari area in our coach, where we got to see lots of animals including lions, tigers, bears, wolves, giraffes, zebras and monkeys.

Following that, we went on foot around the rest of the park where we got to see some other animals and shows including a parrot display and elephant show.

There were also activities including swan boat rides, a train ride around part of the park to see more animals and an indoor soft play area to run off some energy in!

We had a great number from the 10th on the trip with 20 young people & 3 adults in the group who had a fantastic day out - our thanks to those who made it happen!

   

 

Summer Camp
A group of young people and leaders from the 3rd Enfield BB & 10th Enfield BB traveled to Beeston Regis in Norfolk for our Summer Camp. Throughout the week the young people have the chance to take part in a number of activities, both on site and off site. On site activities include sports such as football and rounders, swing ball, Xbox Tournament, a BBQ, quiz, devotions, water games and a water fight. 
Off site activities included a day out at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, trips to the beach and local towns (Cromer and Sheringham), cinema, pitch and putt, go karting in Cromer, going on a seal trip and swimming. Throughout the week there are devotions sessions each day, themed around stories from the Bible of people whose lives were changed by an encounter with Jesus. A great time was had by all.

   

     

     

   

End Of Session Summer BBQ
Our final meeting of the session took place on Thursday 13th July as we held our summer BBQ in the garden at Christ Church URC.

The event was open to all boys and their families, and included a bouncy castle, bungee run, swing ball, soft archery, sumo suits and plenty of food and drink!

Apart from our Summer Camp on 23rd to 29th July, we now have a few weeks off for the summer. Our next regular meeting will be on Thursday 14th September. Thank you all for your support this session and we look forward to seeing everyone in September!

   

     

 

Summer Programme Update
The boys in all sections have been busy over the past few weeks, going to Quasars, bowling & canoeing.

     

     

 

Thorpe Park Trip
On Saturday 1st July, members of Enfield and Inner North London Battalions joined together for a day out to Thorpe Park.

It was a lovely day and the young people got the chance to go on lots of rides including Swarm, Stealth, Storm Surge, Tidal Wave, Nemesis Inferno, Samurai, Saw and more.

A great day was had by all! Check out some photos below...

     

   

 

London District Juniors 100 Camp & Fun Day
On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June, 12 members of the 10th Enfield joined around 400 others from around London District for a Juniors 100 Camp & Fun Day at Scout Park, Haringey.

The Junior Section was originally formed as the Boy Reserves in 1917, before becoming known as the Life Boys and later Junior Section.

During the day on Saturday those present got the chance to try a wide range of activities, including It's a Knockout team challenges, archery, climbing wall, rifle shooting, outdoor laser tag, inflatables, football and lots more. Later in the afternoon everyone came together for a celebration at the main stage where Tom Elliott, who is a Christian speaker and magician, spoke to us.

Following the departure of the day guests, the evening activities included a camp fire and the chance to toast some marshmallows, followed by a disco and film to finish the day.

On Sunday there was an opportunity for the young people to carry on doing activities that they didn't get a chance to do the previous day. There was also a time of worship, including puppets and lots of singing, led by members of the 4th Bromley.

It was a fantastic weekend which brought many people from across the District together to celebrate Juniors 100 - huge thanks to all of the volunteers who made it all possible!

   

   

   

 

Summer Programme
Our summer programme is well underway, the first week we played on the adventure golf at Jungle Falls, this week the older boys went to the high ropes course at Jurassic Falls. 
Lots more is coming up including games at the park, canoeing & quasar.

     

 

   

North London Athletics Competition
On Saturday 1
0th June, the annual North London Athletics competition took place at
Lea Valley Stadium.
The boys were able to enter track races varying from 60 meters - 1500 meters, also each boy could enter field events including long jump, high jump, cricket ball, javelin, discus, shot put
, jav ball, depending upon their age group, Boys from across the Battalion & North London took part in the competition.

The overall winners were:
10th Enfield (North London & Enfield Battalion
Anchor Boys).
1st Barnet (North London Zone Junior Section)
10th Enfield (Enfield Battalion Junior Section)
11th Enfield (North London & Enfield Battalion Company Section).

   

   

Hare & Hounds Race
On Saturday 13th May, members of Companies from across Enfield Battalion came together for the Hare & Hounds competition at Grovelands Park.

The event was open to members of all age groups and featured races for each age group - a short race for Anchors, a slightly longer race through part of the forest and across the stream for Juniors, and a longer race still going around the lake for Company Section. This was followed by fun events including parachute games for the Anchors, quick cricket for the Juniors and Company Section, and more.

Well done boys! Congratulations to the 10th Enfield, who won the team events in the Anchors and Juniors age groups & also to the 3rd Enfield who won the Company Section team event.

     

 

Football Academy
On Saturday 6th May, BB members from across North London (Enfield, Barnet and Inner North London Battalions) came together for the Football Academy event at Enfield Rangers FC.

The event was open to members of Junior Section, Company Section and Seniors, and began with training sessions led by the coaching team from Enfield Rangers.

Following that, there was a 6-a-side Football tournament for Junior Section, and one for Company Section/Seniors as a combined group.

The Junior Section tournament was won by the 1st Barnet. The Company Section/Seniors tournament was won by the 11th Enfield/1st Edmonton.

Well done to all who took part and our thanks to those who helped to organise and run the event

   

 

Chessington World Of Adventures Trip
On Saturday 29th April boys & girls from the 10th joined with groups from across Enfield to go to Chessington World Of Adventures.
We had great fun riding the Vampire coaster among others!, we also explored the realms of the Gruffalo on a river adventure.
Next we visited the depths of Africa & got up close with some Rhinos & Giraffes. A great day was had by all.

   

     

 

Red Nose Day Fund Raising
Our Juniors had great fun tonight raising around £250 for Red Nose Day through their Crazy Golf Challenge!
As the boys went round the holes they had to complete a fun Comic Relief: Red Nose Day forfeit including lots of funny faces, singing through your nose, press ups, performing your best dance moves & more.. great fund had by all.

          

Battalion Church Parade & "Big Beach Party" Explore Activity Afternoon
On Sunday 19th March, the annual Enfield Battalion Church Parade took place at Totteridge Road Baptist Church (11th Enfield HQ), followed by a "Big Beach Party" Explore activity afternoon.

The service was led by members and staff of the 11th Enfield, with a talk given by magician Adrian Ward, who used games and magic to convey the message that God knows and loves all of us.

Following the service, there was lunch and a variety of activities for the different age groups. The Anchors and Juniors did various crafts, games and challenges, enjoyed a magic show by Adrian Ward and spent some time making sandcastles, with the Juniors also getting the chance to have a go on a surf simulator. The Company Section and Seniors also did various team and individual challenges, including limbo dancing, 'hot beach ball' and the surf simulator. They also enjoyed a magic show by Adrian Ward.

Around 70 young people from Companies across Enfield came to the event and a great time was had by all. Our thanks to all who were involved in running it and especially to the 11th Enfield for planning and hosting a fantastic day!

 

Drill Competitions
On Wednesday 15th March, the Enfield Battalion Drill competitions (Small Squad Drill, Single Line Drill, Colours and Two Smart Recruits) took place at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, 10th Enfield HQ.

After a good evening which featured a high standard of drill all around, the results were as follows:

The Two Smart Recruits competition was won by the 10th Enfield, with the Small Squad Drill, Single Line Drill and Colours competitions all being won by the 2nd Enfield.

 

 

Company Section Weekend Away
From Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March, Company Section and Senior boys from across Enfield Battalion came together for a Weekend Away at Felden Lodge (BB Headquarters).

We had a group of 17 which included boys from the 1st Enfield, 2nd Enfield, 3rd Enfield, 10th Enfield and 1st Edmonton.

The weekend began with some free time on Friday evening, as well as some icebreakers to give everyone the chance to get to know each other.

On Saturday there was a packed day which included a trip to Top Golf in Watford, archery, some time at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, a quiz, a bonfire and devotions. On Sunday there was a trip to Phasels Wood Activity Centre where the boys had a go at rifle shooting.

A great weekend was had by all, our thanks to all those who were involved in planning and running it!

 

 

 

Pirates Adventure Fun Day
On Saturday 4th February, Anchors and Juniors from Enfield and Inner North London Battalions came together for a Pirates Adventure Fun Day at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church (10th Enfield HQ).

Around 60 young people took part, with the young people taking part in activities in their age groups including pirate-themed crafts, crazy golf, team games, a quiz and food. At the end of the event everyone came back together, where there were prizes for the best fancy dress and certificates for the winners of the quiz and the team games.

Our boys had a great time at the event - thanks to all those who were involved in running the event and especially to the 10th Enfield for organising and hosting!

   

   

 

North London Swimming Gala
On Saturday 21st January, the North London Zone Swimming Gala was held at Southbury Leisure Centre.

The competition was open to members of Enfield, Inner North London and Barnet Battalions. As well as an overall competition, there were also competitions for the Junior Section, Company Section, Intermediate and Seniors age groups, as well as certificates and medals awarded to individual winners of races.

After a fun and competitive evening of swimming, the 10th Enfield won the Junior Section age group & the 1st Barnet completed a clean sweep in rest of the North London event. The Enfield Battalion trophies were won by the 10th Enfield (Junior Section), 3rd Enfield (Company Section), 2nd Enfield  (Intermediate, Senior and overall winner).

Well done to all who took part and our thanks to those who organised and helped to run the event!

Enfield Battalion Bowling Competition
Members of Enfield Battalion came together at Hollywood Bowl Finchley on Saturday 3rd December for the Enfield Battalion Bowling competition.

For the first time the competition was open to members of Junior Section, as well as Company Section and Seniors.

Each person played two games of bowling, with the top three combined scores from each Company being added together to form their score. The 10th Enfield won the Junior Section competition & the 11th Enfield won the company section competition, and the 3rd Enfield won the Open (Seniors) competition. Well done to all of the boys!

 

Adventure Golf & Enfield Parade Of Light
On Sunday 27th November, members of Enfield Battalion came together for adventure golf and to take part in the Enfield Parade of Light!

A group of over 70 young people from BB groups across Enfield who played at the Jungle Falls Adventure Golf course, a new 18 hole course in Trent Park. Following the golf, the group moved to Winchmore Hill Baptist Church (10th Enfield HQ) for some food and games.

Everyone then headed to Enfield Town to take part in the Enfield Parade of Light. The parade has taken place for the last few years on Advent Sunday and features a number of youth and community organisations. The Enfield Battalion item included two giant parachutes with inflatable balls to bounce around on them, the BB sail flags and lots of glow sticks, LED lights and torches for the young people to use! We had a great time at the parade and it was a good opportunity to publicise the BB name, with many spectators watching on. After the parade had finished there was a fireworks display to close the event.

   

 

Remembrance Sunday Parade
On Sunday 13th November, Boys' Brigade members from across Enfield joined with a number of other uniformed organisations for the Enfield Remembrance Sunday Parade.

The Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade contingents marched together as part of the parade, with over 100 members of the two organisations present. At the front was a combined bugle and brass band made up of members of Enfield Battalion Boys' Brigade and North London Brass.

After parading to the War Memorial on Chase Green, a Service of Remembrance took place which included, as well as the various uniformed organisations, local politicians and a large number of members of the public. Last Post and Reveille were sounded by Boys' Brigade members, with a two minute silence being observed in between. Afterwards, wreaths were laid at the foot of the memorial, with the Boys' Brigade wreath being laid by Marcus Magona of the 3rd Enfield.

Following the service, the parade marched through Enfield Town and past the Civic Centre, with many onlookers watching on.

       

Company Enrolment & Awards Service - 9th October
We all had a great time at our annual enrolment & awards service this morning, celebrating new beginnings with our boys & girls work coming together under one organistaion.
The theme of our service was "talents" & making use of our god given gifts that we each have. 
Well done to the company section boys who acted out the parable of the Talents, whilst the girls put on a puppet show.
Each of the boys & girls received their membership card for the session & this was followed by our presentation of awards.
Well done to all those who received awards.

           

           

Colchester Z00 -8th October
On Saturday boys & girls from our company joined those from across the Battalion to go to Colchester Zoo for the day. We had a great day out seeing a variety of animals from across the world, we were also able to feed the giraffes & elephants. We saw the penguins & sea lions being feed & learned some interesting facts about them.

           

           

Battalion Junior Section Weekend Away 8th-10th July
This years camp was held under canvas at BB HQ at Felden Lodge, On camp we had a mix of boys & girls from Enfield & Haringey Battalions. We had great fund over the weekend starting with Quasar & a bonfire on Friday night, Saturday we did some Busch craft in the forest, making shelters & cooking marshmallows over some small fires which the young people made & lit themselves. Following this we had a BBQ & played on the sumo suits & bungee run. Sunday was jammed packed with an outing to Phasels Wood activity centre, the group took part in crate stacking, rifle shooting & cresta run, on our return we organised some water games followed by a water fight to finish off the weekend.

           

           

   

Life 2 The Max
On Saturday 18th June, Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade members from across London came together at Felden Lodge (BB Headquarters) for Life 2 the Max.

Life 2 the Max is an activity day which is open to members of all age groups. A wide range of activities were on offer throughout, including fairground rides, climbing wall, a range of inflatables, pedal karts, sumo suits, mini golf and much more. There were also shows including falconry displays, a magic show and Punch & Judy, and a worship time for each age group.

Ten boys & girls from the 10th Enfield BB / GA joined a total of over 700 children, young people and leaders for the event, and a fantastic day was had by all! Huge thanks to all those who spent so much time organising and running the event.

 

 

Summer Programme
This years summer programme has started in all sections, this week the company section have visited Foot Golf in Barnet, a great course & was something a bit different. The Juniors went to Oxygen free jumping, the Juniors really enjoyed themselves, there were dodge ball courts, assault course & a air jump bag among other things they could move freely between & use.

     

   

The Patrons Lunch
On Sunday 12th June, 10,000 guests descended on The Mall in central London for the Patron's Lunch, a picnic lunch which was held to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th birthday and also her patronage of more than 600 organisations in the UK and around the Commonwealth.

The Boys' Brigade is one of the 600, and Tom Boorman (3rd Enfield) and Philip Norman (10th Enfield) joined other BB members from around the country for the event. The Mall was lined with picnic tables and seating, and each guest received a hamper of food. A carnival parade passed through, with different sections symbolising each decade of the Queen's reign.

Unfortunately, one of the main features of the event was that there was quite a lot of rain! However, this didn't dampen spirits and the weather improved in time for members of the Royal Family to walk along The Mall greeting guests (we had a brief chat with the Duke of York). The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh then travelled from Buckingham Palace to Admiralty Arch for some speeches, before returning along The Mall to watch the parade.

It was a lovely day celebrating the Queen's birthday, and one which will stay in the memory of those present.

     

North London Athletics Competition
On Saturday 11th June, the annual North London Athletics competition took place at Queen Elizabeth's Stadium.
The Enfield Battalion Athletics trophy, which is awarded to the highest placed Enfield team in this competition, is the oldest BB trophy in Enfield, having first been awarded in 1893.
Boys from across the Battalion & North London took part in the competition in events such as shot put, long jump, running races, high jump & more.

The overall winners were:
10th Enfield (Enfield Battalion Anchor Boys).
1st Barnet (North London Zone Junior Section)
10th Enfield (Enfield Battalion Junior Section)
11th Enfield (North London & Enfield Battalion Company Section).

   

 

Waltham Walk
On the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May, a team from the 10th's Enfield's Company Section entered the Waltham Walk, an expedition which takes place each year in the Essex countryside.

A number of different organisations take part in the event, including Boys' Brigade, Girls' Brigade, Scouts, Cadets and more. There are events for different age groups, and our team entered the main event, which is for 14 to 18 year olds. It involves the team walking 30 miles between checkpoints over the two days, whilst carrying all of their equipment, and camping overnight where they have to prepare their own meals.

It was a very new experience for our team, with none of them ever having done anything like this before. We are very proud of them for taking part and reaching the finish - which not all teams manage. The team came 8th out of 16. A very big well done to Ben, Ben and Alex!

Our good friends from the 3rd Enfield also had a team in the main event, as both Companies were using it as a practice expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Check out some photos from the weekend below...

 

   

 

Hare & Hounds Fun Race
On Saturday 14th May, members of Enfield and Inner North London Battalions took part in the Hare & Hounds fun race and activity afternoon at Grovelands Park, Winchmore Hill.

The event was run with a new format and at a new venue this year, and for the first time was open to all age groups. Members of the different age groups had their own races with diferent routes, and there were also a number of other activities to take part in, including parachute games for the Anchors, quick cricket for the Juniors, football for the Company Section/Seniors, and more.

The 10th Enfield were the overall winners of the Anchors and Juniors events, with the 11th Enfield winning the Company Section and Seniors events. Well done boys!

   

Trip To Legoland Windsor
On Saturday 7th May, over 150 members of Anchors and Juniors from Enfield and Inner North London Battalions (Boys' Brigade) and Explorers and Juniors from London North District (Girls' Brigade) joined together for a day out to Legoland Windsor.

We travelled to the park in coaches and once there we had the opportunity to spend the day going on some of the rides (rapids, log flume, rollercoasters, driving school etc.) and having a look at some of the wide range of Lego models. Before leaving there was also the chance to have a look and buy things from the shop.

A fantastic day out was had by all and we were lucky to have lovely weather throughout! A big thank you to those who were involved in organising the event.

   

 


Football Academy & 6 A-Side Football Tournament
On Saturday we attended Enfield Rangers football club where the boys started with a training session with their coaches, following this we moved onto the 6 A-Side football tournament. The Tournaments were split into Junior & Senior age groups, Our team joint entered the Junior tournament with the 11th Enfield BB & played well through out, not losing a match.
The boys played very well & came 2nd in their tournament, well done boys!

Battalion Church Parade & Explore Event
On Sunday 17th April, the 3rd Enfield hosted the Boys' Brigade Enfield Battalion and Girls' Brigade London North District Parade Service and Explore activity afternoon at Christ Church URC.

The day started with the service, which was led by Rev Henriette Wentink (Chaplain of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Enfield Companies), on the theme of Jesus as the Good Shepherd who opens the door for us to go into a better life. The service also included a huge confetti shower during the singing of Shine Jesus Shine!

Following the service the boys and girls had lunch together, after which the activities began. These included arts and crafts, bouncy castle, bungee run, giant games, indoor archery and a mobile climbing wall for the younger age groups, while the older age groups also had a go on the bungee run and climbing wall, took part in a photo challenge around Enfield Town (won by the 10th Enfield Girls' Association team) and played table tennis, pool and video games. There were around 90 young people in attendance and a fantastic day was had by all!

Thanks to the 3rd Enfield for hosting a great day of activates.

Check out some photos from the day below...

   
   
 

Welcome
We wanted to say welcome to the Girls from our Girls Brigade company at WHBC, which have now become a Girl's Association & part of our Company at the 10th.
Now side by side we can pull our resources & run more trips together which will benefit both sides.

Sponsored Row across the English Chanel
Our Junior & Company section lads joined forces to Row across the English Channel to raise funds for Sports Relief & Our church Building Fund.
We had to row 21 miles to complete the task & used two rowing machines our two evening.
Thank you to everyone who helped us in the challenge & for sponsoring us.
We hope to reach our target of £500.

   

 

North London Jungle Fun Day
On Saturday 6th February, members of Anchors and Juniors in Enfield and Inner North London Battalions, as well as Explorers and Juniors in Girls' Brigade London North District, joined together for a Jungle Fun Day.

The event was held at New Testament Church of God Clapton (1st Hackney HQ) and there were almost 100 young people present in total.

The afternoon started off with an animal show, which included snakes, spiders, rabbits, parrots and more. Following the show, the age groups split and enjoyed a variety of activities including jungle themed crafts, team games and challenges, an opportunity to say hello to some of the animals, as well as a time for food and refreshments.

At the end of the afternoon, the groups came back together for a short devotional time.

Check out some photos below...

     

I'm A Celebrity Theme Night - 30th November
On Monday the Company section were boys surprised to find out that they were about to be thrown in at the deep end & take part in an I'm a celebrity theme night, which would mean they would be split into two teams & take part in busch tucker trials. The trials consisted of: The Cavern of doom, screw loose, digging deep, jumping critters, disaster chef, padlock peril, beatle or treatle, wobbly madness & star fish, each team had to undertake these trials to see who could win the most stars to be crown the victors,  only one team could win the competition was intense, & yes it did get messy. take a look at some of photo's. After all the trials the winning team was the red team so well done Reds.

       

       

     

     

Alton Trip - 24th - 26th October
Our company section boys went on a weekend away to Alton, on Saturday we travelled to Alton by cars & settled in to our accommodation , In the evening we watched a film before going to bed. Sunday we travelled the long distance to Alton Towers, all of 2 minutes down the same road. There were hardly any queues so we got onto everything we wanted to, as it was scarefest the park was open later than usual & there were horror mazes & scare areas, so we stayed till about 8pm until we could take no more cold after getting wet on the battle galleons. Monday was a day of adventure, exploring various areas of the Peak district. Take a look at some of the amazing photo's.

     

     

     

     

 

Paintball Event - London
Members from the 3rd & 10th Enfield companies joined other groups from London for a paintball day on Saturday 10th October. We played 9 games throughout the day finishing in the Western (the final shootout). A Great day had by all I think!. Take a look at some pictures from the day.

   

   

Trip To Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
On Saturday 26th September, Enfield Battalion organised a trip to Portsmouth Harbour (the historic dockyard) for members of Anchors and Juniors.

The day started with a visit to HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, which is drydocked at the harbour. The group got to look around the ship and learn about its history.

Following lunch, the next stop was 'Action Stations', a series of Royal Navy-based activities including a climbing wall, simulators, video games, challenges and a play zone.

The final part of the day was a boat tour around Portsmouth Harbour, which gave everyone the chance to see the historic dockyard, the modern day Royal Navy base and ships, as well as areas of natural environment.

A good day was had by all, our thanks to those who organised the trip. Check out some photos below!

   

   

Enfield Town Show 2015
On the weekend of 12th and 13th September, Enfield Battalion Boys' Brigade had a stand at the Enfield Town & Country Show in Enfield 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. This year there were a number of arenas around the park with performances by bands, theatre groups, singers etc. to keep everyone entertained.

The BB stand had a variety of display boards to show some of the activities that we do and there were members of staff from local Companies on hand to speak to people about what we do. There was also an inflatable bungee run as part of the stand which was free for people to have a go on and was very popular throughout the weekend!

Check out some photos from the event below...

   

Summer Camp 2015 Norfolk
On Sunday 26th July a group of young people and leaders from the 3rd Enfield BB, 10th Enfield BB and 1st Winchmore Hill GB travelled to Beeston Regis in Norfolk for our Summer Camp.

Throughout the week the young people had the chance to take part in a number of activities, both on site and off site. On site activities included sports such as football and rounders, Monopoly, a BBQ, quiz, devotions, water games and a water fight.

Off site activities included a day out at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, trips to the beach and local towns (Cromer and Sheringham), cinema, pitch and putt, go karting in Cromer, canoeing on the Norfolk Broads at Wroxham, swimming and a high ropes course, Air Jump and assault course at Hilltop Outdoor Centre.

On the final evening (Friday) there was a karaoke evening in the main marquee, where everyone got the chance to sing some of their favourite songs!

Throughout the week there were devotions sessions each day, where we looked more in to the Bible and talked about and discussed different topics. This year, the devotions were themed around stories from the Bible of people whose lives were changed by an encounter with Jesus.

Everyone had a fantastic time on camp, with lots of activities going on and lots of fun had by everyone. We hope to have details of our next camp in 2016 soon, we're already looking forward to it!

           

                       

Enfield Battalion Junior Section Weekend Camp
From Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July, members of the 10th Enfield's Junior Section joined with others from Enfield and Inner North London Battalions for the Enfield Battalion Junior Section Weekend Camp.

The camp took place on the our campsite at Felden Lodge (BB Headquarters) near Hemel Hempstead. Throughout the weekend the boys and girls got the chance to take part in activities such as Quasar, rifle shooting, Zorbing, archery, water games, a camp fire, quiz, team challenges, football and much more!

Over 40 members attended the camp and a great time was had by all. Check out some photos from the weekend below!

               

Trip To Chessington World Of Adventures
On Saturday 23rd May, members of Anchor Boys and Junior Section from Companies across Enfield joined together for a trip to Chessington World of Adventures.

Those on the trip got the chance to go on a number of the rides and also see some of the animals around the park. 68 boys & staff from Enfield went on the trip and an enjoyable day was had by all!

Check out some photos from the day below...

   

  

Hare & Hounds Competition
On Friday 8th May, the Enfield Battalion Hare & Hounds competition took place at Hillyfields.

The event is a cross country-style event around the park, and was open to Junior Section as well as (for the first time this year) Company Section boys.

There were teams from the 3rd, 10th, 12th, 16th Enfield, 1st Hoddesdon and 1st Edmonton. Certificates were given to each of the boys for their achievement in completing the course, with medals given to the top three finishers. The top four finishers from each Company counted towards the team's score in the Company competition.

In the Junior Section event, the 1st Hoddesdon were the winners of both the individual and Company competition, & the team from the 10th came 2nd overall, well done boys!!.
In the Company Section event, the sole entry was from the 16th Enfield.

Battalion Company Section Weekend Away
From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March, Company Section members in Enfield Battalion came together for a Weekend Away in the Thurso Centre at Felden Lodge (Boys' Brigade Headquarters).

During the weekend, the boys got the chance to take part in a variety of on site activities including football, badminton, volleyball, video games, archery and a devotions session as well as off site activities including crate stacking, high ropes and rifle shooting at Phasels Wood Activity Centre, and a trip to Quasar in Hemel Hempstead.

Some photos from the weekend can be found below:

       

Red Nose Day - Charity 5km Run
On Thursday our Juniors took part in a 5km run to raise money for red rose day.
The boys loved getting involved with Red Nose Day. We started out by watching the Red Nose Day video on YouTube and thinking about how we could help, 
and we came up with our 5km sponsored run.
From that point onwards the boys were engaged in collecting sponsors and came along on the day of the event sponsor forms in hand and raring to go. 
It was a great evening and many dressed for the occasion.

We raised £250 for Comic Relief, well done & thank you to all participates & sponsors.

       

Battalion Church Parade & Explore Activity Afternoon
On Sunday 1st March, members of Companies across Enfield Battalion joined together for the annual Battalion Church Parade and Explore activity afternoon, which was open to all sections.

This year, the event was held at St John Methodist Church (16th Enfield HQ) and around 70 members of nine out of the ten Companies in the Battalion were present.

The service was led by Emily Young, Captain of the 1st Edmonton and also a leader in the 16th Enfield, and was based around the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand. Following the service, there was a parade led by the Battalion Bugle Band around the local streets followed by lunch in the hall.

For the afternoon's Explore event, the Anchors and Juniors enjoyed pony rides, a bouncy castle, sumo suits, circus skills, plate painting and a treasure hunt in the local area. The Company Section also got the chance to do a treasure hunt, as well as table tennis, pool, computer games and music tuition with a local musician.

A fantastic day was had by all and we extend our thanks to the 16th Enfield for their work in organising the event.

     

   

Junior Section Activity Day
On Saturday 24th January, members of Junior Section groups from Companies across Enfield Battalion joined together for an Activity Day at St John Methodist Church (16th Enfield HQ).

There were 31 boys present for an afternoon of table tennis, giant games (Connect Four, Jenga, draughts), quoits, as well as the hockey competition.

The hockey competition was won by the 1st Hoddesdon & our team from the 10th came in 4th Place.

A very enjoyable day was had by all and our thanks to those who organised it.

Anchor Boy Activity Afternoon
On Saturday 17th January, 25 Anchor Boys from Companies around Enfield joined together for an Activity Afternoon at Bush Hill Park URC (2nd Enfield HQ).

The event consisted of arts, crafts and games all based around the theme 'The Armour of God', looking at the story of David battling Goliath in 1 Samuel.

     

Super Hero Fun Afternoon
On Saturday 29th November, members of the Anchor Boys and Junior Section from Companies across Enfield joined together for a Superhero Fun Afternoon at Totteridge Road Baptist Church.

Boys were encouraged to come dressed as their favourite superhero and many of them (as well as some of the leaders) got into the spirit. During the afternoon there were a variety of games, crafts and challenges for the boys to take part in, as well as coming together to watch a sketch about the birth of Jesus with a superhero spin on it!

A very good afternoon was had by all and we would like to thank all who organised the event as well as the 11th Enfield for hosting.

   

Boys find about more about The Great War
10 boys in the Juniors went along to the ‘Enfield at War’ exhibition at The Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town on Thursday 13th November to find out more about The Great War. The boys spent some time doing a quiz, learning lots whilst going around the exhibition looking for answers to the questions. They also had a chance to try on a soldiers uniform including jacket and metal hat. The boys were most interested in the giant airship found hanging from the ceiling in the exhibition and were interested to here the story which involved a German Zeppelin Airship being shot down during WW1 over Enfield, and landing in Cuffley.

               

Trip To Alton Towers
On Friday morning boys from the 10th went on a trip to Alton Towers, 7 boys & 3 staff went on the weekend away.
We stayed in the village of Alton only a few minutes drive from the park. We settled in on Friday night & watched a film. On Saturday morning we prepared ourselves for a full day at the park. We got around nearly all the rides we wanted to go on including: Oblivion, Air, Congo river rapids, & the smiller, there was also some horror mazes open for Halloween which we tried out. On Sunday we went exploring in the lake district, we climbed to the top of Thorpe cloud, which is nearly 1000ft above sea leave, nice views from the top!. After the long walk the group decided to take a refreshing dip in the stream. Take a look at some of the pictures from the weekend.

                   

90th Anniversary Celebration Service / Enrolment 12th October 2014
On Sunday we held our celebration service for the 90 years our BB company has been running at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church.
This has been a great achievement with 1000's of boys going through the company over this time.
Many things have changed since the time when the company was formed we have seen minsters come & go, boys interests / hobbies change so we have adapted over time to meet their needs, but not every thing changes likes the commitment of the staff to help the boys / young men in the local community through BB.

The service was lead by Chris Norman & was themed around the BB's moto "Sure & Steadfast", we were joined at the service by our GB company, parents & friends, old boys from the company & members of the congregation.
During the service we had a small quiz. There were two teams & each team consisted of a BB boy, GB girl, old boy from BB & a church member, there were various questions some aimed at the intended groups so everyone could get some of the questions.
We are most thankful for the North London brass band who played for us during the service & some of our hymns, this was a great touch to a special occasion.
During the service the boys & girls also received their new membership cards for the year, which is when they are enrolled into the company.

After the service we have planned a celebration lunch which all were welcome to attend, one of our previous ministers the Rev Ray Whitfield blessed the meal & prayed for the continue work of the company for many years to come, this followed by everyone sharing lunch together & fellowship. This was a great finish to a fantastic morning.

                   


Trip To Whipsnade Zoo

On Saturday 20th September, boys from the 10th Enfield's Anchor Boys and Junior Section joined with others from Enfield Battalion for a trip to Whipsnade Zoo.

We travelled to Whipsnade via our minibus and once we were there, the boys got the chance to look around the zoo and see all different kinds of animals including lions, tigers, elephants, penguins, camels, giraffes, monkeys, rhinos, bears, wolves and many, many more.

A fantastic day was had by all and we express our thanks to all those who organised it.

       

       

Company Section Cooking
On Monday night the company boys undertook some cooking, their task was to make cheese puffs from scratch. Most came out fine but some did not make it unfortunately getting burnt in the oven. 

       

Summer Camp 2014
On Saturday 23rd August a group of young people and leaders from the 3rd Enfield BB, 10th Enfield BB and 1st Winchmore Hill GB travelled to Beeston Regis in Norfolk for our Summer Camp.

Throughout the week the young people got to take part in a number of activities, both on site and off site. On site activities included sports such as football, rounders and cricket, board games such as Monopoly and chess, a BBQ, quiz, devotions, water games and a water fight.

Off site activities included a day out at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, trips to the beach and shopping in local towns (Cromer, Sheringham and King's Lynn), cinema, pitch and putt, go karting in Cromer, bowling, swimming and a boat tour to see the seals at Wells-next-the-Sea.

On the final evening (Thursday) there was a karaoke evening in the main marquee, where everyone got the chance to sing some of their favourite songs!

Throughout the week there were devotions sessions each day, where we look more in to the Bible and talk about and discuss different topics. This year, the devotions were themed around the Parables of Jesus. Each day we looked at a different Parable and had some interesting and thought provoking discussions.

2014 was certainly another fantastic camp, with lots of activities going on and lots of fun had by everyone. We're already looking forward to our next camp in 2015!

               

Celebrating 90 years
To celebrate our 90th year, the Company is organising a special Enrolment and Celebration Service followed by a lunch for members, ex-members, friends and supporters on Sunday 12th October 2014. Then on Saturday 15th November an evening social with a buffet and music/disco at Winchmore Hill Cricket Club. 
For more details about either of these contact Chris Norman on 07703 571 915 or chris@boys-brigade.org.uk

Summer Programme 2014
Over the last few weeks, the Company Section have been taking part in a variety of different activities on Monday evenings as part of their summer programme.
The boys have had the chance to do activities such as bowling, a games night, a film and pizza night, canoeing, laser combat, a BBQ and raft building. 
The boys have all had a great time doing these activities over the last few weeks. Check out some photos below!

       

Battalion Junior Section Weekend Camp
From Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July, boys from the Battalion went on a weekend away at Felden Lodge (BB Headquarters).
For the first time in a number of years, the camp took place under canvas, using the campsite on the main field at Felden Lodge.
The boys got to take part in a packed weekend of activities including a camp fire, film, archery, games, wall climbing, cresta run, water games and much more!
There were 30 boys from 7 Companies present and a fantastic weekend was had by all. Our thanks to all those who were involved in organising and running the event.

           

Life 2 The Max
On Saturday 21st June, the Boys' Brigade in London held an event called Life 2 the Max at Felden Lodge (BB National Headquarters).
Life 2 the Max is held once every two years and is an activity day for members of all sections. 17 boys from the 10th Enfield joined with around 600 people from around London for a fantastic day out.
During the day, there was the chance to try a variety of activities in the "Activity Village", including an inflatable climbing wall, laser combat style game, gladiators-style challenge, circus skills and more. There was an "It's a Knockout" team challenge, where teams competed against each other on a series of challenges.
The young people took part in the activities in their age groups and also spent some time in the "Worship Zone", singing and hearing about our amazing God!
A fantastic day out was had by all and we are extremely grateful to all those who planned and ran the event.

       

North London Athletics Competition
On Saturday 7th June, the annual North London Zone Athletics competition took place at Picketts Lock Stadium.
The Enfield Battalion Athletics trophy, which is awarded to the highest placed Enfield team in this competition, is the oldest BB trophy in Enfield, having first been awarded in 1893.
Boys from across the battalion & north London took part in the competition in events such as javelin, shot put, long jump, running races, high jump & more.

The overall winners were the 1st Barnet (North London Zone Junior Section), 1st Hoddesdon (Enfield Battalion Junior Section), 133rd London (North London Zone Company Section) and 11th Enfield (Enfield Battalion Company Section).

           

Company Section Camp / Trip
This year we took our company sections boys away for a one night stay at Felden Lodge (BB HQ). On the Saturday we went to Thorpe Park which was great, we went on most of the rides including: Saw, The Swarm, Logger Leap, River Rapids, Nemisis & more. Take a look at some of the pics from the rides. That night we went back to Felden & had a bonfire followed by some late night football. The following day we undertook some Archery on the field, once the boys got the hang of it we tried some balloon targets, which they did really well at bursting, after Archery we did various games around the site before returning home.

            

   

Battalion Trip To Legoland Windsor
On Saturday 26th April, members of the Anchors and Juniors in the 10th Enfield joined with others from Enfield Battalion for a trip to Legoland Windsor.
Around 60 boys from 9 of the 10 Companies in Enfield Battalion took part in the trip, including 10 boys from the 10th Enfield.
After travelling to Legoland by coach, the boys got the chance to go on various rides including rollercoasters, the log flume, swings, river rapids and much more, as well as have a go at the Lego driving school. There was also a chance to look around some of the models in the park, including those in Miniland (models of well known places around the world) and the Star Wars area.
To finish the day off there was an opportunity to look around the Lego shop before we headed home.
The weather was quite good on the day and a very enjoyable day was had by all! Our thanks to all those who were involved in organising the trip.

   

Battalion Anchor Boy Activity Afternoon
On Saturday 15th March, Enfield Battalion held an Activity Afternoon for Anchor Boys (those aged 5 to 8) at Bush Hill Park URC (2nd Enfield HQ).
After the welcome the boys had the chance to try a variety of craft activities. These were based on Old Testament stories and the boys made creation wheels (which they could turn to see what happened on each day of creation), collages of the burning bush and painting animals for Noah's ark.
After a break for drinks and biscuits the boys took part in some team games, where they moved around a circuit of timed games.
As the afternoon closed the results of the Anchor Boys Colouring competition were announced. Boys take part by colouring in a set picture (which is based on a Bible story) on their own Company meeting nights and their efforts are then judged. Prizes are given to the top three in two age groups (5 to 6 years and 7 to 8 years).
From the 10th Enfield, James came third in his age group.

   

Junior Section Skills Day
On Saturday 8th March, Enfield Battalion held a Skills Day for Junior Section (those aged 8 to 11) at Trinity at Bowes Methodist Church (18th Enfield HQ).
The event was made up of three competitions: figure marching, a quiz and team games.
In the figure marching, those who were taking part performed a routine which they had devised in the main hall. The winners were the 11th Enfield, decided by members of staff from all of the Companies present.
Following a figure marching demonstration that everyone took part in, there was a quiz featuring a variety of questions on general knowledge, sports, geography, the BB, the Bible, etc. The quiz was won by the 12th Enfield, with a joint team from the 3rd and 10th Enfield coming third.
The afternoon then finished with the team games competition, where the teams moved around a series of five timed activities. Their scores on each activity were used to determine the winner. The 11th Enfield A team won the competition, with the joint 3rd and 10th Enfield team coming fifth.
There were 29 boys from 7 Companies present and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Thanks to those who organised the competitions and to the 18th Enfield for hosting the event.

       

Master Chef Challenge
Over the past few weeks the boys were set a challenge to cook from scratch a dish of their choice, the aim was to be the best dish.
We judged the boys on how much effort they put into their ideas, & the making of the dish.
The boys split into 3 teams, & set out to make their creations.
The dishes made were: Chicken Fajita's with a side of wedges, Chicken stuffed with sausage meat & a side salad, Chocolate muffins.
& the winner was ............... the Chocolate muffins, & the winning team was Max & Adam, well done boys.

       

Explore Event / Battalion Church Parade
On Sunday 2nd March, Enfield Battalion held its annual Battalion Church Parade, followed by an event called Explore, at Trinity at Bowes Methodist Church (18th Enfield HQ).
The morning service at Trinity at Bowes saw our Battalion Church Parade take place, with the service being led Sister Myrtle Poxon. We had a great time worshipping God and it was certainly an energetic service at times that got lots of people involved! The service was followed by an event called Explore, which was an afternoon of different activities for members of all sections.
The Explore event made full use of the facilities at Trinity at Bowes, with those there being able to take part in activities such as trampolining, table tennis, climbing wall, games, DJ academy (using the TaB recording studio), crafts, interactive wall and dance mats!
In total, 81 members from nine out of the ten Companies in Enfield Battalion took part in the event.
A great day was had by all and we thank the 18th Enfield for the massive amount of work they put into organising and running the event.

       

   

       

Juniors try out Movbands
Our Juniors took on the Movbands Challenge by taking home a Movband and recording their activity each day for a week. The Movbands provided the boys with a way of recording their movements and distance travelled, and we presented certificates to recognise what they had done. As part of this we also talked about healthy living and how we did varying amounts of exercise from day to day. The boys really enjoyed wearing the Movbands and seeing what they did.

Battalion Badminton Competition - 26th January
On Sunday the battalion badminton competition was held at the old drill hall in Enfield.
There were 7 companies in attendance, it was a great afternoon of badminton with some close calls.
The winner of the North London event was the 1st Barnet, The winner of the company event was the 10th Enfield, & the winner of the senior event was the 11th Enfield. Well done to all who attended.
Well done to our team who won the company event: Ben & Adam.

 

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