Battalion Annual General Meeting -- The Battalion annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday 25 October in the Tontine Hotel, Greenock at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. The Battalion Executive are keen to support a younger participation at the annual general meeting and have invited Niall Rolland, BB Development Officer for West of Scotland to attend and to run a short workshop. All Companies are invited to bring along up to two senior boys or young leaders/officers to take part in this ground-breaking meeting for the Battalion. The Battalion will fund the participation of all young leaders/senior boys who come along to the meeting by covering the cost of their meals. The Battalion Executive encourages company captains to support this initiative. The menu has been distributed by Stewart Smith who will require confirmation of menu choices by Saturday 22 Octobe
Company News -- The younger boys in 3rd Gourock Company Section recently made their way up to Finlaystone Estate for an autumnal activity night. All were suitably equipped for wet weather but thankfully (and surprisingly) it stayed dry all night! First up was the activity trail – initially a slow walk round and then in pairs over and through the many and varied obstacles such as the climbing frame, the suspended plank and the zip wire. The most nimble in the group covered it in seven minutes and returned clean while others were a wee bit behind and return filthy. Next up was a trip into the woods for the evening lecture – advice on how to dress for the outdoors in order to stay dry and warm without overheating. Wind chill and the effects and treatment of exposure were also covered. The boys were then split into teams for the hunt the skeleton challenge. Using the wooden fort and the pirate ship, the boys had to set about finding the skeletons – by this time it was pitch black and the skeletons were of the luminous variety. Just as well as some of the boys would still have been hunting for them until sunrise on Saturday! After something to eat and drink the tired, wet (even though it was a dry night!) and dirty bunch were collected by their parents for the trip home. The next outdoors trip takes place from 7 to 9 October at Hadrian’s Wall. Twenty three boys are making the trip – amongst them the Queen’s men who are undertaking the activity element of their badge-work during the visit.