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Achieve - Dec 2011 - Sep 2010

Battalion Indoor 5 A-Side Football (04/12/11)
The competition was held on Saturday 3rd December at Trinity at Bowes church, home of the 18th Enfield. Two competitions were held, a company & senior competition. There were 4 teams in the company & 5 teams in the senior competition. The Company competition was won by the 10th & 12th joint team & the senior competition was won by the 11th Enfield A team.

 

  

Battalion Swimming Gala 
The swimming gala is coming up on the 4th February 2012, this is going to be held at Grundy Park Leisure Centre, it is open to all Junior, Company section & Senior boys in the battalion, see your officer for further details.
Please see attached poster.

Battalion Quiz - (24/11/11)
The quiz was held at the home of the 10th Enfield on Thursday evening, there were two teams that entered & the 10th Enfield won the competition.

Battalion Company Section Weekend Camp 18th - 20th November

This years weekend camp was held at Felden lodge BB HQ.
There were 4 companies in attendance with fourteen boys & 6 six staff.
The weekend was packed full of activities & times to chill out, we went to aqua splash, did abseiling, rifle shooting, archery & a quiz.
We had good weather all weekend & we had a bonfire on Friday evening, which was great.

     

Chessington World Of Adventures Trip 2012
Letters have now gone out for the above trip which is going to held on Saturday 31st March 2012.
The cost will be £20 per boy which includes ticket entrance & transport.
If you are interested please see your officer for details.
Booking & deposits needed to be in before you break up for Christmas.

Remembrance Day - Enfield
All the Battalion joined together as we do each year to pay our respects for those who have fallen in battle in wars past & present, by taking part in the Enfield Remembrance ceremony.
We were joined by Police Cadets, British Legion, Girls Brigade, Scouts, Guides, Air Cadets, Army cadets, Sea Cadets, & more.
The ceremony was held at the cenotaph in Enfield, followed by a parade through Enfield town, then back to the British Legion.

     

Battalion officers undertake training (22/10/11)
Officers from the 1st & 10th Enfield companies along with officers from around London district & beyond went on a training  course on the 22nd - 23rd October to become expedition supervisors for the D of E award.
By undergoing this training we will be able to provide help to other companies in the battalion in running the D Of E award. 

Youth Leader Training Course (20/10/11)
The Battalion will be running a Youth Leader Training course in January 2012 which is open to leaders from any Company within the Battalion and wider. To book please complete the booking form

Battalion Paintball (15/10/11)
On Saturday a group from the 2nd & the 10th went  paintballing, this was held at Zap in Broxbourne, there were 15 people in total playing from the battalion, we joined another group for the morning session, we plaid several games & had loads of fun, some of us came out worse than others when we had finished at lunch time.

      

Battalion Table Tennis Competition - Senior (13/10/11)
On Thursday night the battalion table tennis competition was held at 10th Enfield HQ, all the boys played well & the winning team was from the 10th Enfield.
There were two other teams from the 12th & 18th Enfield companies.

   

Battalion Conkers Competition (1/10/11)
This Saturday was the annual conker competition which was held at the 16th Enfield HQ, There were three age groups: lightweights, middleweights & heavyweights, due to the number of boys we ran two leagues per group.
There were 25 boys from 7 companies in attendance, the weather was great so we played all the matches outside 
in the sun.
Aidan from the 10th won the heavyweight title, the middleweights was won by the 11th & the lightweights was won by the 16th Enfield, well done to all those boys that attended & took part in the competition.



 

 

Battalion Legoland Trip 2011
On Saturday 24th boys from across the Battalion went on a trip to Legoland Windsor.
We had 77 members of the battalion on the trip, we travelled via coach & minibus to the park.
The weather was great, so had lots of fun on the log flume & river rapids, & other rides like the pirate ship, spider & dragon coaster.....many more.

   

   

Climbing Wall at Trinity Ay Bowes (21/09/11)
Last week starting of Thursday night leaders from the Battalion attended a training course to become instructors on the new wall at the church, along with others leaders from the church, GB  other groups, the course was over two evenings & the whole of Saturday. This will lead the way for us to use the wall when it is fully up & running, & also for us to help instruct at the centre for others groups. This is a great new facility which will benefit the centre & the local community.

         

Company Section Weekend Away 2011 (07/09/11)
The annual Company Section Weekend Away will take place from 18th to 20th November at Felden Lodge. The weekend is open to all Company Section and Seniors members. Download the booking form.

Dates for 2011/2012 session now online (07/09/11)
The Battalion diary for the new session is now online. The online version of the diary will be updated as and when there are changes to dates or new dates added, so check back for the very latest!

Life 2 the Max 2012 (07/09/11)
Date and venue for London wide Life 2 the Max event have been announced. The event will take place on Saturday 7th July 2012 at Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead. Open to all age groups the event will provide a programme of activities for each age group. More details will follow shortly. Download the poster.

Town Show 2011

On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September, The Boys' Brigade Enfield Battalion and The Girls' Brigade London North District had a combined stand at the Enfield Town Show in the Town Park.

The event is used by many local business, organisations, charities, Churches etc. to promote their work and put on things to do for people of all ages.

The BB/GB stand had a number of display stands to show some of the activities that we do, and there were a number of members of staff on hand to speak to people about the organisations. There was also an inflatable bungee run as part of the stand which was free for people to have a go on. On Saturday there was a tug of war competition in the main arena organised by YOU (Youth Organisations in Uniform), which was entered by teams from the BB, Scouts and Volunteer Police Cadets. A number of other displays were put on in the main arena throughout the weekend.

Saturday was a very busy day in terms of the number of people as the weather was very good. Unfortunately Sunday was quite a wet day but there were still a good number of people despite the conditions. A large number of people showed an interest in the BB and GB and hopefully the event will result in some new members for Companies across Enfield.

   Inside the BB Gazebo . . .   BB Boys & Leaders taking part in Tug of War in Arena

Bungee Run   BB Leader Kevin Norman with Mayor of Enfield

Legoland Trip 2011 - Junior Section
Taking place on Saturday the 24th September 2011, the trip is open to all Anchor & Junior Section Boys in the Battalion, if you wish to attend this trip please contact your leader for a letter & further details.

Summer Camp Report - 3rd & 10th Enfield Companies
From 23rd to 30th July, the 10th and 3rd Enfield once again joined together for our summer camp, which took place in Jersey at the Boys' Brigade Headquarters in the village of St John. In total there were 12 boys and 8 staff on the camp.

Throughout the week the boys got to take part in a number of off site activities including blo-karting (a go-kart style vehicle powered by a sail), coasteering, ringo rides, an around the town challenge in St Helier (the capital of Jersey), adventure golf, swimming at Aquasplash, go-karting, beach olympics and more. There was also time for some trips to various beaches around the island as well as shopping in St Helier.

On site activities included a quiz, devotions led by Sammy Bosworth (Youth Worker at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, 10th Enfield HQ), football and other sports. Our now traditional talent show took place on the final evening, with items including a face painting contest, dancing, tricks, a Rolo eating contest, a visit from Mavis and Binny on their summer holidays and much more. The show ended with a singalong which started off with two people but ended with almost the whole camp joining in!

Another traditional part of the camp is the inter tent competition, where the tents compete in various areas such as the tent inspection, quiz, beach olympics, around the town challenge (and more) and an overall winner is decided. Bragging rights this year went to tent 1, which consisted of Owen (3rd Enfield), Charlie, James and Ben (10th Enfield).

Overall the camp was very successful and enjoyable, with loads of great activities and lots of wonderful weather as well!

(Report by - Tom Bourman - 3rd Enfield)

     

     

Summer Camp Report - 11th, 12th, 16th Enfield & 1st Hoddesdon Companies
Camp this year was held at Bearsted Green, near Maidstone , a site which is one of the closest we have used, only 60 miles from home. The camp is a Boys’ Brigade site run by the North West Kent Battalion. It has a main building containing a kitchen, male and female toilets (with showers) and a store room where all the forms, tables and other equipment is stored, at the rear are large water tight containers where all the canvas is kept. The only problem with the site was the close proximity of the M20 and the Euro Star Track, giving off a 24 hour noise, but after the first day most of us got used to it. Weather was good to us with a couple of hot days and others with cloud and sunny intervals, but no rain. Activities during the week included; Church Parade, visit to two different swimming pools (one with diving boards), cinema (choice of Harry Potter or Transformers), tobogganing, snow tube, Chessington Theme Park , ice skating, golf, quiz, filming and many other activities on-site.
(Report by Peter Cowley - 12th Enfield)

    

Boys get involved in Geocaching Treasure Hide Challenge . . .
Boys and leaders from the 10th Enfield Company, in the Junior section went out to Grovelands Park on Monday 11th July to hide 6 Geocache boxes in the park. The boys had to hide Geocaching boxes as part of a nationwide Geocaching Treasure Hunt. Using a GPS device they then had to  record the longitude and latitude of each box as well as come up with a clue (being as creative as possible!). This information has then been passed on to be used by Magellan (the organiser of the Treasure Hide Challenge) for  their Geocaching Treasure Hunt over the summer. BB Companies all over the UK are also getting involved by hiding the Geocaching boxes in local woods with thousands being hidden! The boys really enjoyed getting out and about and learning something about Geocaching, including introducing them to how to use a GPS device. By taking part the Company has the chance of winning some fantastic prizes which include GPS Navigation and Satellite Navigation devices.

       

Battalion Junior Section Camp
The Junior Section weekend camp was held at the Thurso Centre at Felden Lodge from 24th to 26th June.
There were 26 boys from five companies, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 16th and 18th Enfield.
On the Friday evening boys joined in with table games as they arrived and once they were all there they enjoyed a supper of hot dog and chips and then saw a DVD of Night at the Museum 2 before going to bed and settling down to sleep (eventually).
On Saturday morning the boys went to the Aquasplash fun pool in Hemel Hempstead where they had great fun on the various flumes and rapids rides. After lunch they were taken by minibus to Phasels Wood activity centre where some climbed the revolving wall while others shot air rifles and then some climbed a solid wall while others climbed up stacks of crates. Back at Felden there were some challenge type games involving water to varying degrees and as the weather had improved greatly this cooled the boys down, but just to make sure, once the games had been cleared the boys engaged in a full scale water fight. After a barbecue tea the boys dried off and changed for the evening activity which was a quiz.
On Sunday morning it was back to Phasels Wood where everyone enjoyed the cresta run, then some boys went on the zip wire while others tried archery. This gave the boys an appetite so on their return to Felden they enjoyed a full Sunday dinner after which there was just time for a group photograph before boys and staff went their various ways home.
All in all a great weekend with great weather which the boys enjoyed. Thanks to all the staff involved with the weekend but especially to Chris Norman for all the cooking and Philip Norman for organizing the weekend and booking the activities.
(Report By Mr Bracher - 16th Enfield)  

Please see events page for more pictures.

             

Battalion Athletics - 18th June
On Saturday 18th June, members of Enfield and Barnet Battalions came together to take part in the North London Zone Athletics competitions, which were held at Pickets Lock Stadium. Eight Companies in total were present and there were competitions for both Junior Section and Company Section.

The Junior Section competition included events such as a 60 metre sprint, egg and spoon race, relay, long jump, cricket ball throwing and more. Congratulations to the 1st Barnet (who won the North London Zone competition) and the 11th Enfield (winners of the Enfield Battalion competition).
The Company Section event featured traditional athletics events such as track races from 100 metres up to 1500 metres and field events such as high jump, discus, javelin, shot put and more. After a very close contest, the winners of both the North London Zone and Enfield Battalion competitions were the 2nd Enfield.  

Thank you to all Companies that took part and the staff that helped out on the day.
(Report By Mr Bourman - 3rd Enfield)

Please see events page for full results.

       

       

Drayton Manor Theme Park - 4th June
On Saturday boys from the 10th & 2nd Enfield companies, travelled upto Drayton manor for a day trip.
The weather was warm, so we had plenty of fun on the wet rides, also we went on shockwave- Europe's only stand up roller coaster, + many more rides like the rapids, log flume, maelstrom, g-force, Ben 10 ultimate mission.
The day was not complete without going for a quick look at the animals at the park's zoo. 

      

Leaders from The Boys’ Brigade in Enfield get recognized for their volunteering  - 7th April 2011
Leaders from the 2nd Enfield & 10th Enfield companies gained an award last night from Enfield council at the Civic centre.
The award was for 100 hours of volunteering in Enfield during the past year, the awards were presented by the deputy mayor: Cllr Christiana During & Cllr Chaudhury Anwar MBE.
Lots of organisation’s were at the event including church groups, youth groups, council services, etc
Well done to all the volunteers at the event for their hard work over the past year.
 

Efforts recognised by local MP
We recently received a letter from Nick de Bois MP, who is the member of parliament for Enfield North. His letter was in response to the fundraising efforts made by the 10th Enfield company for Red Nose Day.
Click here to view the letter.

Red Nose Day 2011 - Fundraising - 3rd Enfield Company
On Monday 21st March, the Anchor Boys and Junior Section took part in a sponsored silence to raise money for Comic Relief.

The boys were given the task of getting people to sponsor them, and then had the even more difficult task of being silent for a whole hour!

On the evening there were a number of activities to take part in, including board games, puzzles, things to make, and more. All of the boys did very well and completed the challenge. The money raised is still being collected, but we will publicise the final total when it has been calculated on our website.

Red Nose Day 2011 - Fundraising - 10th Enfield Company

On Monday 14th March members of the 10th Enfield Boys’ Brigade raised money for Red Nose Day 2011 by rowing across the English Channel (21 miles) and raised loads of cash! 

They used rowing machines to complete this mammoth challenge,  with members between the ages of 8 years and 18 years taking part along with some older leaders from the group!  

It all took place at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church , The boys were sponsored by friends and family to complete the challenge and have raised over £700 for Red Nose Day. All the money they raise will go to help transform lives across the UK and Africa .

                

Battalion Church Parade - 6th March
This Sunday was the Battalion church parade which was held at Winchmore Hill Baptist church (10th Enfield). There was 61 boys & staff on parade in total.
It was a good service, with a new collection of musicians taking form as worship band at the church, the service focussed on the theme of prayer & the Anchor Boys from the 10th Enfield had painted a poster for the service. We used beach balls in the service to pray / thank God for things on our mind.
The Battalion marched to & from the service, we started from Fords Grove car park through the sides roads & made our way to the church, & returned after the service from the church back to the car park, the parade was lead by the band followed by the company section contingent, then the colours followed by the junior section contingent.
Thank you to the Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbour Hoods Team for supplying police support for the marching route to & from the church.

       

Battalion Dinner & Dance 2011
On the 12th February the Battalion held it's second Dinner & Dance event, for all staff & volunteers in the battalion. The event was held at Feldon Lodge (BB UK HQ). Further info & pictures can be found about this event on the events page.

Swimming Gala - 5th February
The event took place at Southgate Swimming Pool, and there were competitions for both Junior Section and Company Section boys.
In the Company section Gala the competitions were won by the 11th Enfield and 18th Enfield (Junior - joint winners), 12th Enfield (Intermediate) and 2nd Enfield (Senior), with the 11th Enfield winning the overall competition
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Junior Section Activity Day - 29th January
On Saturday (29th) the Activity Day was held at the WHBC, it consisted of a Hockey Competition + Giant Games: table tennis, football table, pool, giant jenga, giant dominoes, giant drafts & wii bowling.
There were 5 companies in attendance with 29 boys at the event.
The joint winners of the hockey were the 11th Enfield & 1st Hoddesdon.
All the boys had a good afternoon, take a look at some of the pictures.

           

5-A-Side Football League 2011 (27/01/2011)
Find out details of the 3 fixtures days for the 5-A-Side Football League. This will take place at Goals Soccer Centre Chingford. Download Information

Swimming Gala (26/01/2011)
This event for Juniors and Company Section/Senior members will take place on Saturday 5th February. Download poster

Building Your Skills day (13/01/2011)
A 'Building Your Skills' day is being organised by the Battalion to take place on Sunday 27th March. Download Info & Booking form

Juniors Activity Day (13/01/2011)
The Juniors Activity Day will be held at the 10th Enfield HQ, Compton Road, N21 on Saturday 29th January 2010. Please meet at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start. The afternoon's events include a Hockey competition & Giant games. Refreshments will be available. For more information contact Philip Norman by email philip@wjnorman.co.uk 

Youth Leader Training Course - Jan/Feb 2011 (16/12/2010)
Find out more about the course being run in the New Year - Download Info & Booking form

Battalion Bowling Tournament (16/12/2010)
Well done to all those that entered the competition held at Hollywood Bowl in November. The Under 15 competition was won by 11th Enfield and Open competition by 11th Enfield.

Dinner & Dance in 2011 (16/12/2010)
Bookings for the Dinner and Dance are going well, and we are close to capacity, so send your booking in soon to confirm your place!
Find out more about the Dinner & Dance for leaders, ex-members and supporters of the Enfield Battalion. See Invitation and Booking Form.

Company Section Weekend Away (16/12/2010)
At the end of October a group of Company Section members went away for a weekend at Felden Lodge. They took part in a range of activities including swimming, rock climbing, archery, aero ball and more!

Dates for 2010-2011 now available (23/09/2010)
Check out the diary for the session.

Town Show 2010 (06/092010) 
On the weekend of 4th to 5th September the Enfield Town Show took place in Enfield Town Park. The BB led the parade to open the show, parading through Enfield Town and into the park.

A stand was set-up in the