What are the Company and Senior Sections? The Company and Senior Sections are for young people aged 11 to 18 years of age (School Years 7 to 13). How long do they meet for? The weekly section meeting is held on a Monday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the BB Centre, Bexleyheath Broadway, between Christ Church and Asda. What do they do? The Discover Award Scheme has been designed to give each young person an active role in choosing the activities which will make up the Company and Senior Section Programme.
This allows our members to develop their interests, learn new skills and acquire a deeper knowledge of life, the world and other people. Within certain practical limitations each young person can choose whatever it is they feel is most relevant for them, whether it's improving football skills, podcasting or recycling. As an example our current activities include cooking, fair trade and darts. Leaders will ensure that everyone gets a say and that a fair and varied programme of activities is developed for the group which tries to cover all interests and abilities. The Discover Award Scheme covers three programme zones and there is a badge available for each of them:
There are four levels available for each Badge starting at 1 and progressing to Level 4. To attain the Badge a young person has to achieve a certain number of points with one point awarded for each activity. Mostly the only requirement is for participation and their best effort. Other activities will require each young person to set their own target or objective before starting and with the Leaders' help will work to achieve that. It does not matter what age your child joins us at since they will join in with others their same age and participate in the same activities, the only difference is they would gain the badge at Level 1 where others who already have Level 1 would achieve Level 2.
In addition to the above there are several higher awards within the Discover Award Scheme.