22nd LUTON COMPANY - THE BOYS' BRIGADE 

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Company Nights.
The Company meet during term time on a Friday evening,
Anchor Boys, (5-8yrs) 6:45 - 7:45
Junior Section, (8-11yrs) 6:45 - 8:15
Company Section, (11-15yrs) 7:45 - 9:45
Senior Section, (15-18yrs) 7:45 - 9:45
       
Badgework.
Company nights are spent doing a variety of activities, these vary from Team games to Quizes, Cookery, Art and Crafts to Bible Study/Devotions, film making, agility, expeditions and camping.

These all form part of an activity programme, which help the boys aim to achieve a set standard in different tasks, intended to be both challenging as well as interesting, and so attain badges, all based around 4 themes:

Spiritual, Physical, Educational & Service

Like anything, these can be as fun and enjoyable as you all make them, and we like to have fun whilst at the same time learning.


As well as their Brigade badgework, the boys are encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

This brings a whole new range of challenges, and many of our boys have done well, some very well!
To find out more of what it entails...'Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme'

This is generally done alongside girls from the 1st Luton Girls' Brigade, who also meet at Central, and the 15th Luton BB, who meet at Stopsley Baptist church.

 
History.
No 1 Company was formed in Luton back in 1905, but dissolved in 1911 after some controversy over the use of dummy rifles. Then in 1925 Mr Ellis formed the 1st Luton Company at Union Church, Castle Street. This time BB caught on and a number of companies quickly formed. In 1936 Mr Ellis became the president of the Luton & District Battalion. It grew and as the years passed other Companies were formed throughout the town.
In 1950 the Caddington platoon of the 1st Luton was formed in the nearby village of Caddington, and in 1966 they became the 1st Caddington Company.

In 1975, 3 Town Centre Baptist Churches joined together to form Central Baptist Church.
The officers of the 1st Luton (Union) and the 8th Luton (Ceylon) met together to discuss the future of The Boys Brigade within the new Church.
The 1st and 8th had great traditions and histories dating back to the 1920's and 30's, as did the 2nd Luton (Park Street)(which had not been meeting for some time).
The decision of that meeting, was that The Boys' Brigade should have a new beginning with the new church and that the 1st, 2nd and 8th Luton Companies should be amalgamated to form the 22nd Luton Company, with Mr Peter Robinson as Captain.
The Company was officially enrolled in July 1975.

In September 1978 Mr Peter Robinson tragically died, but his plans and aspirations for the boys was carried on by the Officers. Firstly with Mr G Brandon as Captain, and then Mr A Burley, who retired in 2009 after nearly 30 years as Captain. The Company was run, until 2012, with Mrs D Jones as Captain. The Company is now under the leadership of Miss M Quinn .

 
Queen's Badge.
Even in it's fairly short history, a number of boys have worked hard for and attained the highest award that they can achieve in Boys' Brigade, the Queen's Badge.
Boys who have achieved their Queen's Badge are:
 
David Cousins
Simon Brandon
Trevor Benjamin
Tony Williams
Robert Gibbs
Roger Page
Martin Hill
Andrew Simpson
Justin Woodcraft
Andrew Burley
Simon Hale
Matthew Wright
James Wright
Adam Benjamin
- 2009
Jonas Imulani
- 2009