1st South Street Boys' Brigade and Girls' Association

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The Boys' Brigade provides a safe and caring place for your child. All of our leaders are fully trained and have undergone child protection and disclosure checks (DBS). The BB is a Christian organisation and attached to a church, but BB is open to those of all faiths and backgrounds, and it is one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK & Republic of Ireland.


Our company is open to boys and girls from the ages of 5 - 18 years, with four different age sections. We meet on a Friday evening during term time, from 6pm to 9pm depending on age.

Anchors 5 to 8 years                       6pm - 7.30pm

Juniors 8 to 11 years                       6pm - 7.30pm

Company Section 11 to 15 years     7.30pm - 9pm

Senior Section 15 to 18 years         7.30pm - 9pm

Subs £2 per week

New fun activities are planned monthly for each section, for Anchors and Juniors they may include games, crafts and physical activities. You will have the chance to make new friends and work for badges.


For the Company and Senior sections you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, and work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award. In the summer you can go canoeing, kayaking and weekend camping. These sections also work towards achievement and skills badges.


Our local MP Adam Holloway visited us on 25.11.22.

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             Jenga model of Houses of Parliament.                      Making Lego models of Houses of Parliament.

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                     Adam helped to make footballs out of plastic carrier bags and then joined in with a game.

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Icing biscuits of Big Ben!

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BBGA took part in the Carols by Candlelight Service






The WAC - Water Activity Centre

The WAC is owned and managed by The Boys’ Brigade North West Kent Battalion. The WAC is located on The River Medway at Tonbridge and for many years has provided fun on the river for all ages. This is a great place for young people to learn and improve their kayaking skills.

In recent years, The WAC has undergone many site improvements carried out by volunteers within The Battalion. A brand new roof and a new floor layout have greatly improved the usability of the site and made it more comfortable for spectators.

Our centre is well equipped, within easy reach of Tonbridge town centre and railway station. From the balcony, there are unobstructed views of the River Medway and the sports field and park to Tonbridge Castle. A swimming pool, paddling pool, light railway, and café are available in the park. The boathouse has mains water and electricity, separate changing facilities showers and toilet.

Please go to the website to book into the various events and courses that WAC is running.

Contact us through the church website contact page or the BB&GA Facebook page.