Posted: September 2016
Josh Maguire and James Hanson were presented with the highest award in the Boys' Brigade, the Queen's Badge, by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher at a recent Sunday morning service. Retiring BB Captain Margaret Miskin said, "It is a privilege to stand here to see them receive their awards that they have worked hard for over many years. They have done many things, working in the Boys' Brigade, the church, charities and community as well as sports. Their skills and talents have been nurtured and developed in the BB. It is sad to see them leaving us now they are 18 and a gap year and university call. James has been with us since he was 5 or 6 and Joshua was our youngest ever recruit as his mother Julie was an officer."
In presenting the awards, Sir Henry said that, "Josh and James were an encouragement to other Brigaders. Teamwork builds confidence and these same skills are of great benefit in later life, especially for the first job. A Queen's Badge on the CV will enable them to explain what they had to do to get it. The attributes and skills needed are what companies want."
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Ken Harris and Angela Smith caught the mood of our Good Faith Book Club's discussion of Rupert Shortt's book.Ken writes, "The title of the book 'Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good' is an important one for our age when religion seems to be under attack, so I had looked forward to reading it. But I was extremely disappointed and even angry with what felt to me to be a...
Loving God, we face a choice.Be with us as we consider the optionsweigh the argumentsand assess the claims and the candidates.But also prompt us to listen:to the voices on the margins to the cry of the earthand to those who reach a different conclusion to us.God, we pray that you would stimulate our mindsstir our hearts and sanctify our choosing.Help us also to rememberyour...
Christians have an important role to play in politics: to love, to pray, and to vote. We must take part, debate with kindness, ask questions, demand honest answers and be offended when truth is not offered. We are called to listen to those on the margins, seek good news for the poor, and stand up for those who are vulnerable — whether that is families who are struggling today, or future...
Hall / /rooms 4,5,6,7