Motherwell and Wishaw MSP John Pentland recently paid a visit to 2nd/4th Motherwell Boys’ Brigade .
2nd/4th Motherwell enlisted the help of the MSP to meet one of their 15 challenges set by Boys’ Brigade Scotland – ‘to get an MP or MSP to attend your company’.
John said: “This was a great opportunity to visit the Motherwell BB and I was happy to help them meet their challenges.
“The work carried out in the community by the BB is fantastic and all credit should go to the boys’ families and company leaders.”
The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland set the 15 challenges to follow the success of its 1,000km challenge in 2014.
All challenges are suitable for all age groups within the BB and designed to let local groups make their community aware of their commitment and successes.
Among the 15 challenges were to climb a summit or local landmark, to run a recruitment event for young people, to make contact with BB Overseas and to produce a short clip of BB activity.
John said: “I understand that the group have designed a litter-free campaign and established contact with BB Hong Kong and several other BBs in Africa.
“They have also created a partnership with the Forge Ahead Community Volunteers where they will be involved in the work on the new community centre.
“The ethos of the Boys Brigade’ is fantastic and shows the value of community engagement to boys, whilst giving them many skills that they will undoubtedly use throughout their lives.”
2nd/4th Motherwell is the oldest company in Motherwell having been in existence since 1889.
It meets every Friday at 6-7pm for Anchor Boys (ages 5-8), 6.30-8pm for Junior Section (ages 8-11) and 7-9.30pm for Company Section (ages 11-18).