We’ve had lots happening in November with each Section holding an event plus a Leadership weekend thrown in for good measure….
We kicked off our November events with the Company Section Hockey competition. As usual, it was a competitive event- congratulation to Carlton who ran out the eventual winners. Thanks to Pellon for organising the event and to our umpires for keeping the lads on the straight and narrow!
The following week was our Leadership weekend for our Queens and Presidents badge candidates. Although it was very much a working weekend, it was still enjoyable. We hope the young people got a lot out of it and are looking forward to putting some of their new skills in to practice in their Companies. Thanks to the team of Officers who organised the weekend and led the training.
The Junior Section event for November was the Quiz Night held on the 23rd. It was great to see an increase in numbers for this competition- we doubled last years attendance. Ryan and Katie, two of our younger Officers, organised the event for the first time and did a terrific job. The teams were close throughout and the general knowledge competition went down to a tie break. Congratulations to Elland who took home the General Knowledge trophy. The other trophy up for grabs was for the Bible Quiz, congratulations to Illingworth who were the victors of this for the second year running. Thanks to all the staff who helped organise the event and to Lee Mount for hosting.
The first Junior Section Challenge of the year was also decided during November. The Juniors were challenged to build a car powered solely by a balloon. The car that travelled the furthest distance was the winner. Congratulations to Illingworth whose car travelled a distance of 453cm. A video of the winning run can be found on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HalifaxBB.
We capped off November with our Anchor Boy Christmas party. Over 40 boys had a brilliant time playing games, making snowmen (with a willing volunteer and some toilet rolls), watched a puppet show and enjoyed some food. A great afternoon was had by all and the boys all left with a party bag! Thanks to all the staff who made the event possible.
We have three events coming up in December. The Company Section Chess competition is next up on the 1st. Good luck to all taking part. The Anchor Boys and Junior Section are then holding a joint Circus Skills evening with Shooting Stars Circus Skills on the 9th December. This event is fully booked up and is highly anticipated by both the Anchors and Juniors. The all-important Officers Bowling event the follows on the 11th. I’m sure this will be highly contested once again!
On behalf of all at Halifax BB, may we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!