The Boys' Brigade South Australia welcomed Senior Boys and Leaders to South Australia for the 18th National Pan Australian Camp in January 2014.
His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR Governor of South Australia
Pictured here with BBSA President Kevin Markham. His Excellency regularly takes time to talk with our boys and leaders at the Anzac Eve Youth Vigil
A word from our President
Warmest greetings to all who have taken the time to visit our ever changing website. I'm really excited about what Boys' Brigade can offer boys and young men as they grow to become valued members of our society. It's still hard to believe I'd ever get the honour to serve our current boys as State President when I first joined BB as a 6 year old. Still, here I am sending you an enthusiastic welcome on behalf of all the current boys and leaders.
God Bless, Kevin Markham
PAN AUSTRALIAN CAMP 17
Ulverstone Tasmania January 2011
Part of the South Australian Contingent preparing to leave for Tasmania
Climbing Wall & High Ropes provide plenty of adrenaline at PAC17
A well maintained Flying Fox saves boys from making a big splash in Ulverstone!
Discovering Ulverstone by Moon Buggies proved a tiring endeavour
HOT OFF THE PRESS
The national Pan Australian Camp returns to South Australia for the first time since 1987 with members from all over the country expected to come together for 12 days of action packed, high energy excitement in January 2014 at Victor Harbor
ANZAC EVE YOUTH VIGIL
The Boys' Brigade contingent assigned to our very first Anzac Eve Youth Vigil in 2007. Most of these boys regrouped to do it all again in 2008 and were joined by girls from The Girls' Brigade SA for the first time
IN 2010 THE ANZAC EVE YOUTH VIGIL RECEIVED THE ADELAIDE CITY COUNCILS "AUSTRALIA DAY COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD"
Following a grafitti attack on the state war memorial on Anzac Eve 1999 the RSL invited youth organisations in South Australia to "Hold Ground" on the North Terrace site for the twelve hours preceeding the 6am Anzac Day dawn service. 2012 represents the sixth year BB has joined The Girls' Brigade, The SA Blue Light Rangers, Australian Army Cadets, Girl Guides SA, The Legion Of Frontiersmen, St John Ambulance Cadets, Surf Life Saving SA, Scouts Australia, Australian Air Force Cadets, CFS & SES Cadets and The Australian Navy Cadets in honouring those who sacrificed so much by serving their country in times of conflict.
MEMBERS OF OUR ANZAC DAY CONTINGENT SUPPORTING OUR SERVICEMEN & WOMEN
**********LEST WE FORGET**********
ANCHORS AND JUNIORS BIG ADVENTURE
The 2010 Anchors & Juniors Big Adventure was held along the River Torrens Linear Park in the heart of Adelaide. Boys, parents and leaders had a great time walking along the trail which often followed the O-Bahn Busway from Walkerville to Felixstowe. Highlights included crossing a number of foot bridges and several adventure playgrounds and of course a barbecue lunch.
QUEENS BADGE RECIPIENTS
Boys from Salisbury, Noarlunga and Blackwood companies receive the highest award in Boys' Brigade (The Queens Badge). Presented by S.A. Governor Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC, CVO, MBE at Government House in Adelaide in 2006. Also awarded at the presentation were the Queens Award recipients from our sister organisation The Girls' Brigade.
FUTSAL & HANDICRAFT COMPETITIONS
A small selection of Handicrafts entered into the annual competition
Boys from a variety of companies compete for honours at our annual Futsal Competition
MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION
Our model railway layout has been a work in progress (just like our boys) since 2005 and boys and girls alike are encouraged to drive our trains at The Model Railway Exhibition held over the June Long Weekend at Angle Park.
Our State "Training" Officer (I'm not kidding - he really is) gets in on the act, running a replica of "The Boys' Brigade" Inter-City Loco Class 86 Number 86243 which was first commissioned at Glasgow's Central Station in 1983 to celebrate our world centenary! A very special thanks to the family of the late Mr Alan Tuckwell (member of both BB Whyalla and The Whyalla Model Railway Society) for their most generous gift
Our 2008 camp contingent fall in for parade
It's all downhill from here!
Go-karts for the revheads!
Our 2011 Leadership Training participants enjoy a morning of sailing the Port River with thanks to ScoutSA Water Activities Group
Peter Wiseman (24 Nov 2014)