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Community Relations, Equality and Diversity

The BB Cred Team

A BB CRED Team has been established to focus on the issues of Community Relations, Equality and Diversity within The Boys' Brigade in Northern Ireland and to provide programme materials to help companies explore these issues with boys and young men.

Sam Hyde, 1st Killead
James Hyde, 1st Killead
Naomi Thompson, 2nd Antrim
Anne Houston, 1st Culnady
If you have any questions about CRED please e mail

Incredibly it childs play logo
Following on from the very successful Preparing to be inCREDible Conference run by the Uniformed Groups we are now planning another FREE one day conference in partnership with Playboard NI for those working with under 11s. This conference will be held on Saturday 25 February 2017 NI Scout Centre 10am - 2pm (registration at 9.30,finishing with lunch commencing at 2pm).

We have 10 FREE places for this conference for Anchor Boy and Junior Section Leaders.
If you are interested don't delay! Please email or telephone (028) 9268 8444 to book.

Free Acredited CRED Training For Leaders

Find out more about Community Relations, Equality & Diversity and gain the skills to develop this work within your Company and/or Battalion. Get new methodologies, activities and games for your Section! The course will be accredited at OCN Level Two and there will be NO CHARGE to participants, only a commitment to attend both weekends.

The provisional dates are:
18-20 November 2016
24 & 25 February 2017

We have only 3 places for this course so please contact now if you are interested. (Please include a telephone contact no)

CRED for Anchor Boys

Incredible Ed Incredible Ed

The CRED Team have come up with the fun character 'Incredible Ed' to deliver the CRED programme to our Under 11s. Incredible Ed was introduced to the Anchor Boys in 2014 through a colouring competition.

Incredible Ed Anchor Boy Leaders in Charge will receive in the Sept/Oct 2016 mailing InCREDible Ed Activity booklets for every Anchor Boy, containing activities based on Community Relations, Equality and Diversity, at an appropriate level and fun for Boys. Now in CREDible Ed can be introduced to your Boys in this book! You may wish to send this Activity Book home with the Boys, or use over a number of weeks during your programme as a way to introduce CRED. You may also wish to use the Programme on a Plate which will soon be available with a whole evening ready planned for you to raise the topic of CRED. InCREDible Ed's costume can be borrowed from NIHQ Newport for you to use.

We hope you find this useful in your work with your Anchor Boys - please let us know!

Community Relations Equality and Diversity Programme Resources

Anchor Boy Resources:
All Through History - Song Words on PowerPoint
David and Goliath PowerPoint Slides

Goliath Targets

Junior Section Resources:
Countries Quiz
Good Samaritan Crossword
Guess the Country Quiz
Matching Game

Community Relations Project - Company & Senior Sections

The six main uniformed organisations in Northern Ireland, Girlguiding Ulster, The Scout Association, The Girls' Brigade NI, The Boys' Brigade NI, Scouting Ireland and The Catholic Guides of Ireland work together in partnership to provide a Community Relations experience for young people. Since 2011 12 young people, plus three volunteer leaders, from each organisation each year have been involved in a Community Relations programme held over three residential weekends. The programme includes culture, diversity, differences between the organisations, differences in uniforms and the different backgrounds of the young people with the aim of creating mutual understanding of each others organisations. The programme is aimed at 10-15 year old young people.

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