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The Anchor Section is the youngest section in the BB and is for children aged between 5 and 8.

Anchors is about having fun, making friends, trying new things and enjoying lots of activities.

The Anchors meet every Thursday during normal school term time at 17:45 untill 19:00.

The Anchor Section has lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends, and working towards their badges.

Each week they take part in activites that help them achieve thier badges, the 5 sections that the activities follow are:

  • Body - fit for fun
  • Mind - think and do
  • Spirit - God and me
  • Community - me and my world
  • Creativity - make and do

See below for more information on the badge system.

For more information contact us info@33rdbirminghamboysbrigade.org.uk

33rd Birmingham BB - Anchor Section
Anchor Uniform & Badges


The Anchor Boy uniform consists of a Red Anchor Jumper(right) and dark trousers (school trousers are ideal), dark coloured socks and black shoes, Badges are worn on a armband which goes on the right arm. See below for more information on the Anchor Boys Babges. Anchor Boys Jumper


The Anchors Activity Programme provides an informal award scheme. This means boys will gain their awards as they take part in the usual programme activities.

Green Activity Badge Red Activity Badge Blue Activity Badge
The first award is the Green Activity Badge which requires 12 activities. The second award is the Red Activity Badge which requires 18 activities. The third award is the Blue Activity Badge which requires 18 activities.
Awarded at age 5/6. Awarded at age 6/7. Awarded at age 7/8.

1 Activity is made up of three 20 minutes sessions.

In order to get all 3 awards a boy needs to complete a total of 48 activities over 3 years. It does not matter what age your child joins at since they will join in with others their same age and participate at their own level. There is no judgment about how well they have done, all that is required is to join in and try their best.

In addition Anchor Boys will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for. An Anchor Boy can earn up to a maximum of 3 years service.

Anchor Boys' Service Badge

The Badges are displayed on an armband that is worn on the right arm, the badges should be layed out as per this picture.

Anchor Boys Armband