Brigades@Home

We’re excited to launch #BBatHOME a new programme to enable The Boys’ Brigade to continue to reach out and engage children and young people with a fun and exciting programme of activities with opportunities to learn, grow and discover in their own homes supported by parents/carers. 

GB@home is a free weekly resource of activities for the 4 age groups we work with to do at home - but suitable for anyone, not just GB members.

While we are not physically meeting at the moment due to social distancing, this does not mean we can't have fun. Here are some activities to keep you busy. Come back each week for more!

 

Plus, join us for a Zoom chat at 7pm every Friday evening. Just download the Zoom app, or go to http://zoom.us and use the sign in details that we give you.

Coming soon: Baking with Dave, Games, "Social Media Rabbit Hole", and all sorts of activities to join in with. If you have any more suggestions, please let us know!

20/11/2020 - Week 36

1. Anti-bullying week video:

 

This is an excellent song!

2. Baking with Dave: Bread and Butter Pudding

 

What can I say about bread and butter pudding? It was an obvious choice. Mmmmmmm!

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe
Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [658.5 KB]

13/11/2020 - Week 35

Baking with Dave: Bara Brith (Welsh Tea Loaf)

 

This one is a fond memory of summer holidays in North Wales. For best results, slice and serve buttered. Oh so gooey!

Bara Brith Recipe
Bara Brith Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [573.2 KB]

25/09/2020 - Week 28

Baking with Dave: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

 

Another firm favourite. An oldie, but a goodie!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Pineappple Upside Down Cake.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [684.7 KB]

18/09/2020 - Week 27

Baking with Dave: Rice Pudding

 

Now we are nearing autumn this becomes a go-to dessert for me. If I'm eating it warm I'll add some raisins or sultanas, and maybe some ground cinnamon.

 

However, it's much better cold!

Rice Pudding Recipe
Rice Pudding Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [400.2 KB]

11/09/2020 - Week 26

Baking with Dave: Honeycomb

 

Have you got that Friday feeling? Why not emulate "that chocolate bar"?

 

Very sweet, but oh, so good!

Honeycomb Recipe
Honeycomb Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [717.5 KB]

04/09/2020 - Week 25

Baking with Dave: Apple Crumble

 

Another personal favourite. I much prefer mine cold with cream!

 

How do you like yours?

Apple Crumble Recipe
Apple Crumble Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [703.4 KB]

28/08/2020 - Week 24

Baking with Dave: Cinnamon Swirls

 

These bite-size swirls go well with a mug of hot chocolate or a chai latte.

 

Watch out otherwise you'll end up scoffing the lot in double quick time!

Cinnamon Swirls Recipe
Cinnamon Swirls Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [562.2 KB]

21/08/2020 - Week 23

After a 2 week hiatus for Virtual Camp 2020, we are back to normal!

 

Baking with Dave: Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

 

Scrummy and oh so easy to make. Go on, you know you want to!

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [688.6 KB]

31/07/2020 - Week 20

Baking with Dave: Cappuccino Squares

 

This soft coffee cake is very easy to make, but tastes like it shouldn't be. Decorate this one as you wish - chocolate covered coffee beans, cocoa powder,... go wild!

Cappuccino Squares Recipe
Cappuccino Squares Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [723.6 KB]

24/07/2020 - Week 19

Baking with Dave: Meringues

 

Meringues are versatile, and so easy to make. Stick two together with some whipped cream, crumble some with whipped cream and fruit for an Eton Mess, the possibilities are endless...

Meringues Recipe
Meringue Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [467.2 KB]

17/07/2020 - Week 18

Baking with Dave: Rocky Road

 

A perennial favourite, you can get creative with this rocky road recipe. Add up to 100g of your favourite dried fruit, nuts, honeycomb, whatever you like.

 

The 2 hour wait for it to chill in the fridge is the hardest part!

Rocky Road Recipe
Rocky Road Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [795.1 KB]

10/07/2020 - Week 17

Baking with Dave: Walnut Cake

 

Light and tasty with a creamy filling, this is a perfect slice for with a cuppa.

 

There is also an American frosting in the original recipe if that's your kind of thing... Just visit the link in my recipe document below!

Walnut Cake Recipe
Walnut Cake Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [661.3 KB]

03/07/2020 - Week 16

Baking with Dave: James' Mum's Ovaltine Loaf

 

A quick and easy malty-style loaf that may be eaten with or without butter on. Yum!

Ovaltine Loaf Recipe
Ovaltine Loaf Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [609.8 KB]

26/06/2020 - Week 15

Baking with Dave: Oat and Raisin Cookies

 

A popular request and a firm favourite. Lovely squidgy cookies. Do the raisins count as one of your five a day?

Oat and Raisin Cookie Recipe
Oat and Raisin Cookie Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [724.2 KB]

19/06/2020 - Week 14

Baking with Dave: Parkin

 

Always a tasty snack. Soft, sitcky, and oh so good!

Parkin Recipe
Parkin Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [790.5 KB]

12/06/2020 - Week 13

Baking with Dave: Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Make these as big or as small as you like, but be warned they are moorish!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [684.3 KB]

05/06/2020 - Week 12

Baking with Dave: Triple Chocolate Brownies

 

Another favourite this week - brownies! Gooey and chocolatey, I don't think these will last long!

Triple Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Triple Chocolate Brownie Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [768.1 KB]

29/05/2020 - Week 11

Baking with Dave: Chocolate Cheesecake

 

This week we have a very moorish treat - chocolate cheesecake. I prefer dark chocolate, but you can use whichever chocolate is your favourite. You could also divide up the mixture between different chocolates and layer them up!

 

Don't forget to show us how inventive you get...

Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [762.4 KB]

22/05/2020 - Week 10

Baking with Dave: Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

 

One of my favourite flavour combinations - raspberries and white chocolate. Muffins are always a winner.

 

Send us your snaps

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins
Raspberry Muffin Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [693.3 KB]

15/05/2020 - Week 9

Baking with Dave: Cornflake Tart

 

A school favourite for some, this week it's Cornflake Tart. Some like it as it is, some with custard.

 

How do you like yours?

Cornflake Tart Recipe
Cornflake Tart Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [726.3 KB]

08/05/2020 - Week 8

Baking with Dave: Madeira Cake

 

Another sponge cake this week, but this time it's more of a loaf for having a slice with a cuppa. It's Madeira Cake!

Madeira Cake Recipe
Madeira Cake Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [646.0 KB]

The Methodist Church Get Creative:

 

Do you enjoy writing, drawing, painting, or taking photos? The Methodist Church are issuing a creative challenge to young people 4-18 years old across 4 age groups. For full details click the button below:

01/05/2020 - Week 7

This week's challenges:

 

1. Chain Reaction Machine

 

Arrange items to create a large domino rally-style machine. You can find plenty of examples on YouTube.

 

Prepare it, run it, record it. Please send us your videos!

 

2. Slideshow of Pictures

 

Help us spread some happiness. Send us pictures of you doing things that make you happy this week. We will create a slideshow using them all, aiming to bring some happiness to people.

3. Baking with Dave: Jam Tarts

 

Who can resist a good jam tart?

 

Have fun making these, and enjoy the light, sweet pastry

Jam Tart Recipe
Jam Tart Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [739.5 KB]

We also had a submission from a budding stop-motion animator!

24/04/2020 - Week 6

Baking with Dave: Scones

 

Another old favourite this week.

 

I like mine with clotted cream and my Mum's raspberry jam. How do you like yours? Show us...

Scones Recipe
Scones Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [590.8 KB]

17/04/2020 - Week 5

Baking with Dave: Victoria Sponge

 

A little more adventurous this week with a classic - Victoria Sponge!

 

Looking forward to seeing your pictures!

Victoria Sponge Recipe
Victora Sponge Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [547.8 KB]

10/04/2020 - Week 4

Baking with Dave: Chocolate Nests

 

In keeping with the season, this week's bake is chocolate nests complete with mini eggs.

 

As always, send us your pictures...

Chocolate Nests Recipe
Chocolate Nests Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [486.1 KB]

Some more activities:

Easter poster to colour. Display the first one now, and add the second one below it on Easter day! Downloads are below:

Easter Poster part 1
Easter poster to colour and display now
Easter Poster 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.9 MB]
Easter Poster part 2
The second part to colour and display below part 1 on Easter Sunday
Easter Poster 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.2 MB]

03/04/2020 - Week 3

Another two activities for you to have fun with:

 

1. Kick-up Challenge

 

Have a watch of the #BBatHOME kick-up challenge and then film yourself doing it and send it to us

 

2. Baking with Dave: Shortbread Biscuits

 

This week is shortbread biscuits. Careful, they're very morish!

 

Send us your pictures...

Shortbread Biscuits Recipe
Shortbread Biscuits Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [589.9 KB]

27/03/2020 - Week 2

Two activities for your to get involved with this week:

 

1. Press-up challenge

 

Video yourself doing 5 press-ups as part of your daily exercise and email it to us

 

2. Baking with Dave: Chewy Flapjack

 

Try your hand at baking some flapjack this week. Click below to download the recipe!

 

Send us your pictures...

Flapjack Recipe
Chewy Flapjacks Recipe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [542.6 KB]

20/03/2020 - Week 1

We had our first Zoom chat, caught up with everyone who attended, and outlined the first activity: create a rainbow to put in your window to show solidarity. Send us your pictures! Tweet us @BatsHgte, put them on the Brigades @ Starbeck Facebook page, or email them to thebrigades@hotmail.co.uk