Swinging Around must be very tiring!

The Wolverhampton and Shropshire Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade is a regional group of ten local companies, that forms part of the West Midlands District. Each company is run independently, and is attached to a local church.

Our Battalion has a proud history, going back 130 years. You can read more about that, including our Blists Hill museum living history company on our history page.

Are you looking for a group near you? As well as boys aged 4 or 5 to 18, we also welcome girls at some companies, that have a Girls’ Association.

The President of the Battalion is Mr R. Bolton B.Ed. Our officials page has more information about the other officers of the Battalion.

Anchor Section (4/5 to 8) 

Our section taking the youngest children is Anchors, and the focus is on fun. Programme activities include games, crafts, stories and opportunities to learn and share in new experiences.

Junior Section (8 to 11)

Body, mind, spirit, community and creativity and the five areas that this section is based on. The programme provides challenges, adventure and opportunities to learn and grow. The fun and engaging programme enables the children to work in a team and take more responsibility.

Company Section (11 to 15)

Young people in the company section get the chance to develop existing skills and learn new ones, through a fun, balanced and challenging programme of activities. Young people are encouraged to have a say and help shape their own programme.

Senior Section (15 to 18)

The Challenge Plus programme for this age group is based on projects and challenges, encouraging young people to complete one-off challenges and more in-depth projects both of which can be tackled individually or as part of a team. Activities may include ‘Homelessness’, ‘Conservation’, ‘Driving’, ‘Preparing for Work’ amongst many more.

More information about activities that the children take part in can be found on the national Boys’ Brigade website.