Young people Over 11

Young people (core age group 11 to 15 years) in this age group get the chance to develop existing and learn new skills. Getting involved in the Discover Programme young people have a fun, balanced and challenging programme of activities. Young people are encouraged to have a say and help shape their own programme. They can get involved in anything from helping others in their local community to playing sports, trying our adventure activities or being creative through dance or art – there’s something for everyone! There’s an opportunity for young people at this age to get involved in longer camps and residential Service as well as expeditions and starting out on working toward their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Young people (core age group 15 to 18 years) in this age group are encouraged to lead their own programme, supported by volunteer leaders. It’s all about the young people deciding what they would like to do and organising it for themselves. The ‘Challenge Plus’ programme for this age group is all about projects and challenges, encouraging young people to complete projects as part of a team and challenges as individuals. Projects where young people decide what they’re going to do, get on with it and evaluate how it all went could include ‘Homelessness’, ‘Conservation’, ‘Driving’, ‘Preparing for Work’ amongst many more. Young People can gain the highest awards in The Boys’ Brigade including The Queen’s Badge as well as other awards like Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. There’s even more opportunities with this age group with additional opportunities opening up, young people may get involved in volunteering to work with younger age groups or in an international project such as an exchange.