Each year, the Junior BB Appeal gives Boys' Brigade Companies in congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland the opportunity to help raise funds in support of an overseas project. The Junior BB Appeal Year begins in September, when project packs are sent out to the leaders of all Junior BB groups in Presbyterian congregations.
Companies are then free to choose how and when they raise funds for the Appeal but the aim is to have all contributions gathered in within nine months; that is, by the end of June in the following year.
Junior BB Appeal for 2017/2018
'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania’ is the title of this year’s Appeal.
Summer camps for children and teenagers are very popular in Romania, especially as schools close for 12 weeks. Many churches and Christian organisations use the long summer holidays to run camps for children and young people, which include Bible teaching, along with lots of fun activities and games too!
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) partners with the Reformed Church in Romania who own a campsite in Algyogy in Transylvania, in north-west Romania.
Over the years, many Christian camps for children and young people have taken place at Algyogy, including camps led by PCI global mission workers – Csaba and Ilona Veres and teams from congregations in Ireland.
However the rooms at the campsite are all in need of major refurbishment. The aim of this year's Junior BB Project is to raise funds to pay for the refurbishment of the bedrooms which will cost around £8,000.
A small percentage of funds raised, as always, will go towards the work of the BB Global Fellowship, for the worldwide work of the Boys' Brigade.
'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' Project Packs, including 'Collecting Sheets' have been sent to each Presbyterian Junior BB section.
A number of photographs relating to the project can also be downloaded in a PowerPoint presentation (see 'Downloads' below).
Why not show the photos as part of your evening’s programme, or at your Enrolment Service or Display?
Some of the resources in the pack can also be downloaded from this web page (see below) and copied, if extras are required.
If more 'Collecting Sheets' are required, please either download from the link below or contact the Mission Department who can post out printed copies.
A cheque for any money raised should be made payable to ‘The Presbyterian Church in Ireland’ and sent, along with the completed 'Returns Form' (enclosed with the Project Packs), for the attention of Michelle Pollock in the Mission Department.
We encourage EVERY Junior BB Company to SUPPORT this very worthwhile Appeal!
PDF Junior BB Appeal Newsletter – September 2017
PDF 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – Letter to Junior BB Leaders
PDF 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – Welcome Page
PDF 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – Background Information for Leaders
PDF 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – Talk for Boys
PDF 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – Activity Suggestions
PDF 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – Worksheet for Boys
PDF 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – Collecting Sheet
PDF 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – Collector's Certificate Template
PPT 'REVAMP the CAMP – Romania' – PowerPoint
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