Our Senior Section is for boys and girls aged 15 – 18 years.
We meet on a Monday evening between 7.30pm and 10.00pm.
What we do in Seniors!
Young people 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 based on projects and challenges, encouraging young people to complete one-off challenges and more in-depth projects both of which can be tackled individually or as part of a team.
Activities may include ‘Homelessness’, ‘Conservation’, ‘Driving’, ‘Preparing for Work’ amongst many more.
There are opportunities to go away on camps and residentials, which are often the highlights in the annual programme.
In addition there may be international opportunities open to the Seniors Section, ranging from attending BB events abroad to volunteering on community projects in developing countries.
Throughout their time in this age group young people can gain badges and recognition for their participation in the programme.
Seniors can get involved in a wider range of awards and qualifications including Young Volunteer Award, the President’s Badge and the highest award in the BB, The Queen’s Badge.
For more information on The Queen's Badge award, click here.
Many young people in the Seniors age group are interested in getting involved with helping with the younger members in addition to getting involved in the Seniors programme. Training and support is provided for those young people who wish to volunteer in this way.