Welcome to the website of 7th Coatbridge Boys’ Brigade.
Our Company was formed in 1942 and is one of the longest established companies in the Airdrie, Coatbridge and District Battalion. We are affiliated to Middle Church, Coatbridge and many members of our Company have contributed to the ongoing success of both the Church and The Boys’ Brigade over the years.
We run three sections in our Company, with around 55 members ranging from 5 to 18 years of age. We meet in Middle Church Hall on the following nights each week:
|Anchor Boys||Aged 5 – 8 (P1-P3)||Wednesdays 6.30 – 7.45pm|
|Junior Section||Aged 8 – 11 (P4-P6)||Wednesdays 7.00 – 8.30pm|
|Company Section||Aged 11 – 18 (P7-S6)||Fridays 7.15 – 10.00pm|
Further details of the programmes and activities which are offered are available in the links for each section in the left hand column of this page.
Our Company takes part in all the Battalion competitions each year, as well as some of the National competitions. Over the years our boys have had tremendous achievements in all areas, ranging from physical prowess to impressive drill performances and a band which achieved national competition success. On an individual basis, many of our members have gone on to achieve the two highest awards in The Boys’ Brigade – the President’s Badge and Queen’s Badge. We are understandably proud of these achievements and further details can be found via the Company History link, together with a selection of photographs taken over the years.
Being in ‘The Seventh’ has meant something special to everyone who has been a member, and it has often been said that ‘once a member of ‘The Seventh’, always a member’ - there has also been a great family tradition over the years with young men joining their older brothers through the ranks, and even now this is borne out by the number of boys who join the Company at an early age, and it transpires that their fathers (or grandfathers!) once stood in the same squads. We have tried to capture the names of all boys who have been members of our Company Section over the years, and a list can be found in the Company History section. If you are aware of any we may have missed, please drop us an email (as described in the final paragraph below) with the details.
The current group of boys are also of an excellent standard, and we feel sure that with the ongoing support of a dedicated team of officers in all three sections, they will continue to keep the good name of the Company as well-respected as it has been over the years.
We are continuing to upgrade our website at present but trust you will find the information available of interest to you, whether you are a current member, previous member, or just an interested browser!
If you wish to get in touch with us, let us have your views on our website, or are looking for any further information, please contact us by email via the link on the left.