The International Junior Section Team Games is a great way for your local group (Company) to take part in an international event without even leaving your home town! Global Fellowship has teamed up with Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI to bring you this annual event.
The teams are 8-12 years olds in groups of 6 who complete 6 different games/challenges, record the result and see how they compare with other groups around the world.
You pick the place and time – most Companies do it in their normal weekly meeting time, so there is no travelling needed, there is minimal equipment required and you pick someone from outside your group to be a judge.
We receive hundreds of entries from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Australia and Denmark – and this year we want to get more entries from many different countries around the world!
Who can take part
The activity is open to all Global Fellowship member organisations and also Boys’ Brigade organisations that are not members of Global Fellowship.
The games are to be carried out by a 6 young people aged 8-12 years old (Junior Section / No.1 Section) and involve very little equipment. Your team can practice the games, and then indicate that the next try will be the one that counts! The judge marks the score and after all 6 games are completed, the results are sent to The Boys’ Brigade UK and Republic of Ireland Headquarters before 1st April.
When all the results are collected, a league table of all the entries are released, and every entry gets a certificate to show what position they came in the world! It is a truely exciting opportunity for young people to feel a part of an international organisation, learn to work together as a team and also to play fairly. See last years result here.
1. Each event must be witnessed by a judge who is NOT a member of your Company. Chaplains are considered member of your Company. (For example this could be a leader from another youth group, a church elder or you could tie this into another program point for example, a local policeman).
2. Each game may be practiced beforehand (Some groups prefer to practice a week beforehand, while others try a game 5 times, and then go for the recorded attempt).
3. Results can only be accepted from one attempt. The judge must be told BEFOREHAND which attempt will be the ‘entry’ one. (So you CANNOT try the game five times and take the best score!)
4. A team is made up of 6 Junior/No. 1 members. The 6 may be changed for different games. (The age range should be 8-12 years old).
5. Multiple entries from Companies are permitted. Where multiple entries are submitted, teams should be marked A, B or C etc. (eg. 1st Anytown B) (Having some friendly competiton between groups in the same Company is a fun way to run the games!)
How to Submit your results.
You can either send them by post to The Boys’ Brigade Headquarters in England, or email them to Global Fellowship and we will pass them on (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The six games are described in the PDF file, however if you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help. Some Companies perfer to do the games in their normal weekly meetings, while others create a special event where several Companies in the same town come together and do the games at the same time. It is up to each Company to decide how and when to carry out the games.