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The Queen's Badge - The Highest Award in The Boys' Brigade


Queen's Badge

The Queen's Badge is the highest award that may be gained by a member of The Boys' Brigade. It's a real opportunity; it aims to challenge and equip the individual, provide new opportunities and expand horizons while remaining accessible to young people of all abilities.

A young person wishing to work towards their Queen's Badge must first have completed their President's Badge. The Queen's Badge offers the chance to engage with the local community, take on responsibility, set personal goals, build self confidence and experience a sense of achievement.

What are the requirements?

In order to achieve the Queen's Badge a young person must complete the following activities:

  • Hold the President's Badge
  • Attend a Candidate's Meeting
  • Participate in skills-based training
  • Take responsibility within the BB or Church
  • Provide voluntary service or support to others outside the BB or Church
  • Develop Interests (Skills, Physical, Expedition)
  • Participate in a Completion Residential
  • Record Activity

Queen's Badge Record Book

What is the Queen's Badge Record Book?

The Queen's Badge Record Book is essential to get going on working towards the Queen's Badge. Upon completion of the President's Badge the Queen's Badge can be started and a Record Book will be sent out, which will . . .

  • advise on what needs to be done
  • give practical advice and guidance on how to do it
  • help to record what is acheived

What support is available?

There are several people who will play a role in supporting young people working towards their Queen's Badge. These include a Company Mentor (an individual leader in the Company who is there to support and encourage on a weekly basis), a Queen's Badge Advisor (someone from the Battalion/District who will help you plan and review your work - these people have a great deal of experience!), and Assessors (these are people responsible for supervising your progress and reporting on acheivement in each section of the award).


Queen's Badge Courses


This is the highest award a young man can gain in Boys' Brigade. Boys must have their President's Badge to start the Queen's Badge course. Courses can book up quickly so applicants are advised to book early.

Course Date Venue
Skills for Queen's Badge Fri 28th to Sun 30th Sept 2018 Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport
Skills For Queen's Badge
Fri 16th to Sun 18th Nov 2018 Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport
Skills for Queen's Badge Fri 11th to Sat 12th Jan 2019 *pilot course Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport
Skills for Queen's Badge Sat 12th to Sun 13th Jan 2019 *pilot course Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport
Queen's Badge Residential Fri 25th to Sun 27th Jan 2019 Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport
Queen's Badge Residential Fri 8th to Sun 10th Feb 2019 Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport
Queen's Badge Residential Fri 15th to Sun 17th Mar 2019 Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport
Queen's Badge Residential Fri 5th to Sun 7th Apr 2018 Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport
Queen's Badge Celebration Thurs 18th April 2019 TBC
Skills for Queen's Badge
Queen's Badge Residential
Fri 21st to Sun 23rd Jun 2019 Boys' Brigade NIHQ, Newport




Downloads

The following documents will help Candidates, Mentors and Advisors with the Queen's Badge:

Queen's Badge Record Book (PDF - Savable Version)

This PDF version of the Queen's Badge Record Book can be used to enable candidates to complete their record books electronically and print off pages as required to replace pages in their Record Book. You should use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to ensure full functionality. Those using this version MUST have first purchased a Queen's Badge Record Book in a folder from Regional Headquarters.
Download Queen's Badge Record Book (Revised December 2011).

Queen's Badge Advisor & Mentor Guide (PDF)

Guidance for Queen's Badge Advisor's and Company Mentor's on how to support young people working towards their Queen's Badge.
Download Queen's Badge Advisor & Mentor Guide.


Registration Forms are available at NI Forms & Downloads.



Queen's Badge Presentation 2018

Pictured above: Queen's Badge Celebration 2018 in Wellington Presbyterian Church. Jacob Stockdale, Rugby Six Nations Player of the Tournament 2018 was the Chief Guest.


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