Leading the way for the Boys’ Brigade

Josh Hashem and Emily Bar
Josh Hashem and Emily Bar

Two Boys’ Brigade members from Bothwell are showing the way to following the motto Sure and Steadfast as they begin leadership training.

Josh Hashem and Emily Barr are members of 1st Bothwell Company and have taken their first steps into leadership status of the organisation by attending Part One of the King George VI Youth Leadership Training Course at the National Training Centre in Carronvale House at Larbert.

Both Josh and Emily have been involved with the Bothwell company for a number of years.

Josh has been with the company since he was a boy and recently was awarded his Queen’s Badge.

He has committed to the 53 week training course as a way of giving something back to the organisation and to the company which has meant so much to him.

He said: “I have always intended to give something back to my company and becoming an officer through KGVI seemed like the best way to do this. The course has been a unique and beneficial experience and this will allow me to help future young members to enjoy the same experiences.”

For Emily Barr, the Boys‘ Brigade is something of a family tradition. Emily became involved through her mother Eleanor and brother Craig who have served the company as officers.

She has been helping with the Anchor Boys since 2012 and decided the time was right to further develop her leadership skills.

She commented: “My KGVI experience has helped build confidence and communications skills. It has been a really good experience.”