Camp 2011

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This year, the Boys' Brigade will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the first ever BB camp at Tighnabruaich. To mark this anniversary, a special badge can be awarded to a young person who has attended a camp during the year.


To participate in this national event, 1st Galashiels went on another expedition/camping weekend between 17th and 19th June. We set off on the Friday from the Church and walked to Yair Forest where we camped overnight. On Saturday morning the boys got up, cooked their own breakfast, packed up their tents and we walked to the 3 Brethren which are three 9ft cairns that tower over the trig point which were erected at the start of the 16th century by the lairds of Yair, Selkirk and Philiphaugh to mark the boundary of their land. We then walked back to Yair Bridge where the boys set up camp again.


It was another early morning on Sunday, as the boys got up at the crack of dawn to cook breakfast, pack the tents then walk back to Galashiels in time for the morning service at 11am. Each boy that took part in the expedition was awarded a commemorative certificate as well as the badge.




To give the Junior section a chance to earn the camping badge, we also had an overnight camp at Makerstoun on Friday 30th September. On this weekend, 10 x Juniors and 6 x Company Section Boys attended the camp which involved a midnight walk then marshmallows round the campfire, then games on the Saturday until collected by parents at 2.30pm.