The core age range of the Anchor Section is from 5 to 8 years, although some local groups start from 4 years old.

The Programme

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The core age range of Juniors Section is from 8 to 11 years, usually starting in the school year following their 8th birthday.

The Programme

 juniors half

The core age range of Company Section is from 11 to 15 years (from 10½ years in Scotland).

The Programme

 discover half

The core age range of the Seniors Section is from 15 to 18 years.

The Programme

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Research shows that the fact we volunteer and help others makes us happier! If you choose BB as the place to volunteer, that would make us very happy!

Helping out in a BB group with children and young people can make all the difference to young lives – meaning happier young people, happier communities and a society that values the contribution that we can all make; young, old or in-between. We call our volunteers “leaders” because they guide a course for children and young people.