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Anchors is for boys aged between 5 and 8 years old.

We meet on Friday evenings between 6.30 and 7.30 pm at St. Andrews' Methodist Church.

See our Calendar page for full details of when the Anchor Boys will be meeting.

We currently run the Anchors and Junior Sections together for practicality reasons. This does not effect the activities and award schemes since they are very similar and just as much fun at any age.

The Leader in charge of the Anchors is Theresa Strachan.

Anchor Boys is about:

We have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, crafts, music, games, sports, stories, going on visits, making friends and more.

All of this is done as part of a balanced programme that is separated into five different zones:

Everything an Anchor Boy does helps them to develop and to think for themselves, in a safe environment.

Our experienced Leaders are CRB checked and will make every effort to ensure your childs' safety. See our Information for Parents/Guardians section for more details.

Anchor Boys' Activity Programme logo

The Anchors Activity Programme provides an informal award scheme. This means boys will gain their awards as they take part in the usual programme activities.

Green Activity Badge

The first award is the Green Activity Badge which requires 12 activities and is usually awarded at age 5/6.

Red Activity Badge

The second award is the Red Activity Badge which requires 18 activities and is usually awarded at age 6/7.

Blue Activity Badge

The third award is the Blue Activity Badge which requires 18 activities and is usually awarded at age 7/8.

In order to get all 3 awards a boy needs to complete a total of 48 activities over 3 years. It does not matter what age your child joins at since they will join in with others their same age and participate at their own level. There is no judgment about how well they have done, all that is required is to join in and try their best.

Anchor Boys' Service Badge

In addition Anchor Boys will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for. An Anchor Boy can earn up to a maximum of 3 years service.


Anchor Boys' Uniform

We are a uniformed organisation and do expect our members to wear their full clean uniform every week. Anchor Boys wear a red pullover (right) and blue polo shirt (below) which is supplied to you by us. We ask for uniforms to please be returned to us when it has been outgrown or the member leaves.

Polo Shirt

In addition members are required to wear dark trousers (school trousers are ideal), dark coloured socks and black shoes or trainers (no white socks or white trainers please). Badges are worn on a black armband which goes on the right arm. Click this link to see how the Anchor Boys badges are laid out on the armband.