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125th Anniversary Weekend Camp

Welcome to the 125th Anniversary Weekend Camp “I was there!” 

The Quasquicentennial weekend is once in a lifetime chance to BE THERE at CLCGB’s biggest event in years. Five hundred members and special guests will be there to soak up this amazing experience, with a chance to take part in an inspirational closing ceremony and three days of activities. There will be something for everyone to enjoy and you can help make it happen!!

The weekend will take place over 6th - 8th October 2017 at the Kingswood Activity Centre, Dearne Camp.

Cost

The weekend will cost £90 for members which includes meals, accommodation and activities, plus a souvenir t-shirt.

The Martins are invited on a day basis (Saturday only) and this will cost £25 including lunch, activities and a souvenir t-shirt.

Transport to and from the event will be the responsibility of the Parents or Guardians, though local Brigade companies may make arrangements to transport parties to the event.

A deposit of £35 is payable by 31st January 2017, followed by £35 payable by 30th April 2017, and final balance of £20 payable by 10th July 2017.

If you wish to pay in full by 31st January 2017, then a 10% discount is earned therefore total cost is £81.

If you wish to pay over 7 months then a standing order must be set up paying 7 equal amounts of £12.85, total payable £89.95

Refunds/cancellation.  Any monies paid over are non-refundable, but individuals may wish to take out their own private insurance to cover any emergency or sickness meaning non-attendance.

Payment is either via Bank Transfer, Cheque or Paypal.  For Bank Transfer please call the NHQ Office for the bank details, quoting your BMS! number for security purposes.

To reserve your place click here

 



125th Anniversary Weekend Report

125th Anniversary Weekend at Kingswood, Dearne.  6th 7th 8th October 2017

The motto of the Brigade is Fun, Faith and Fellowship and at a recent weekend held at Kingswood Activity Centre in Dearne, near Doncaster, they certainly lived up to their motto.

The event was held to mark the end of the Brigades 125th year and to celebrate this, over 100 members, and leaders gathered on a Friday night and began their weekend with a campfire, and so the fun began.  The members came from far and wide, Leyland in Lancashire, Leicester, Durham, London, The Wirral, Manchester, Oldham, Ashton u Lyne, Hartlepoool and of course Yorkshire joined together and forged new friendships to last for many years to come.

On Saturday morning following a hearty breakfast the activities began, Archery, High Ropes, Buggy Building, Abseiling, The Leap of Faith, a Nightline or a Cratestack.  Varying age groups, from 4 years to shall we say “very much older” joined in the activities to suit their ability or maybe bravery, but everybody enjoyed lots of laughter and energy throughout the weekend.  On Saturday the Rev’d Tom Glover from St Pauls,  Winlaton in Durham, held a lovely service within a yurt, with a logfire burning.  The children and adults sang some fun hymns, at a pace that seemed to increase more quickly than some could manage, but this again really helped everyone to enjoy the service immensely. 

Then it was back to the activities, and after tea came the 125th anniversary party.  Fun and games continued with adults and children all to take part, and then the unveiling of the cake or rather “cakes” with 125 candles all lit, and then blown out by two lucky winners of one of the games and the singing of “Happy Birthday”. Music dancing and refreshments were to follow until it was lights out for another day.

On the Sunday again breakfast, and continuation of the exciting activities, so that everybody had the chance to try everything, and then sadly it was soon time to round up the weekend with a thank you and certificate giving ceremony, and we all went home, absolutely shattered, but satisfied that we had a great weekend, and we knew that we really had Fun, Faith and Fellowship with the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade.


 

Newfoundland 125th Celebrations Report

We wanted to share this report, and photos, with you. Thank you Terry!

Just a short note to let you know the Nfld 125 celebrations at the WE were a great success. The Governor's message went down so well, they reproduced it in their commemorative Order of Service. I read it out during the service before presenting them with a mounted and framed copy.

As normal, special awards are announced and you can imagine my surprise when the Nfld Governor presented me with the Exemplary Service

 

 

Medal, attached. I was stuck for words.

The parade was led by Major William G Tilley being driven in a WW2 jeep. Now aged 102 with 91 years' service, he was not allowed to march... as much as he would liked to!!

Perhaps you could consider bestowing a Governor's Commendation upon Maj Tilley for all he has done in the last twenty years for Anglo-UK relations?