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The BB provides four different programmes for four different age ranges:


The Anchors programme is designed for 5-8 year olds. Activities from the programme range from team games to cooking. The five main areas are Mind, Body, Spirit, Community and Creativity The Badges that can be achieved through taking part in the programme are Green, Red and Blue plus an award for years of attendance.


The Juniors programme is aiamed at 8-11 year olds. Badges are awarded for taking part in the

programme. The main focus of the programme is Mind, Body, Spirit, Community and Creativity. The badges that can be achieve are Target, Bronze, Silver and Gold plus an award for years of attendance.



The Discover programme is aimed at 11-15 year olds. The format changes and is based around Recreation, Community and Skills as the core with chances of obtaining four grades of badges in each, as well as the Discover Badge, an award for years of attendance and the President’s Badge. There is also the chance to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze level.


Challenge Plus is the final programme of the BB and is aimed at 15-18 year olds. With focus on Recreation, Community and Skills, young people choose and instigate work on projects or challenges to work towards the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and an award for years of attendance. The programme also enables young people to achieve other awards, such as the Young Volunteer Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold), the Duke of Edinburgh awards at Silver and Gold level and The Queen’s Badge, the highest and most prestigious award that can be achieved.


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