Fort BBs hold prizegiving evening

BB Prizewinners Members of 2nd Company, Fort William Boys Brigade

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The Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church of Scotland Guild and the 2nd Fort William Company of the Boys’ Brigade held a joint fun evening and prize-giving on Friday night.

The National Guild supports six projects over a three-year period, and the local guild supports two each year, with them opting to support the BBs this year.

It was decided that as a way of marking this partnership, the guild and the BB would do something together, and so Friday’s event was arranged.

The evening was introduced by BB Captain Ian Fleming, and the opening worship was led by the chaplain, Rev Richard Baxter.

The night consisted of a series of games and quizzes, followed by tea and cakes, and another set of games and quizzes. The games were organised by Joan and Hughie MacKintosh and the quizzes were organised by Capt Fleming.

Each table of at least six had a colour and at times it became really competitive. The games mainly involved trying to get ping-pong balls into various containers by various means – egg box trays, plastic cups, blowing them with straws and even using balloons too, all accompanied by much hilarity.

There was also a display of pyramids by the boys, showing their balancing skills. Once all the games were over, the boys fell in to a more formal pattern for the prize-giving.

Capt Fleming, Guild convener Mrs Pauline MacEachen and the minister all spoke about the evening and the guild and BB connection, and then the prizes were awarded.

After the prize-giving, there was closing worship and the evening drew to a close.

Prize List as follows:
Junior Section
Perfect Attendance – Robert Mactaggart, Kieran Boyd.
Centenary Cup (Best Junior Section Boy) – Robert MacTaggart.
Junior Section Gold Award – Robert MacTaggart.
Junior Section Silver Award – Kieran Boyd.

Perfect Attendance – Josh Higginson, Faolin Hunter, Daniel Turner.
Regular Attendance – Nathan Johnston, Ben O’Sullivan.
The Dan Hunter Memorial Trophy (Best Drilled Recruit) – Ben O’Sullivan.

The Lawrence Wilson Memorial Shield (Best Squad) – Squad 1.
1 st Brierley Hill Trophy (most improved in drill) – Daniel Turner.
The Duncansburgh Cup (Christian Endeavour) – Ben O’Sullivan.
The Jim Rodger Trophy (Best All-round Boy) – Jay Jay Calder.

The Seniors Trophy – Nathan Johnston.
President’s Badge – Jay Jay Calder, Daniel Turner, Josh Higginson, Nathan Johnston.
Queen’s Badge – Nathan Johnston.

Junior Section to Company Section – Robert MacTaggart.

Nathan Johnston Was awarded both Queen’s and President’s Badges at the same time - a very rare occurance. Picture Iain Ferguson, NO-F13-BB-Badges-Nathan-Johnston.jpg
Nathan Johnston was awarded both Queen’s and President’s Badges at the same time – a very rare occurance. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,



BB Prizewinners from 2nd Company, Fort William Boys’ Brigade.