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About The Boys' Brigade

The Boys' Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old. These resources have been developed to help volunteer youth leaders work in a relevant and creative way, with the hope that through these programmes they will be able to make a positive contribution to a young person's life and be able to share their faith.

The working age groups of The Boys' Brigade are as follows:

• Anchor Section - for Boys aged 5 to 8 years
• Junior Section - for Boys aged 8 to 11 years
• Company Section - for Boys aged 11 to 15 years
• Seniors - for young men aged 15 to 18 years

The Boys' Brigade has been around for over 125 years and in 2008 they celebrated their 125th Anniversary. The Founder, Sir William Alexander Smith, included in their Object: "The Promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness" and that has not been changed.

What has changed is how Companies go about promoting that object. Each Company recognises that the influences surrounding their young people are not always helpful and that too many lose control at great cost to themselves, their families and the community. The answer is to catch the energy and enthusiasm of youth and to channel it purposefully.

The Object of The Boys' Brigade is:

"The advancement of Christ's kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness."

The Boys' Brigade Motto is:

'Sure & Steadfast'

The motto is taken from the Bible, the book of Hebrews, Chapter 6, Verse 19.

The Boys' Brigade operates all over the world with over half a million members worldwide. The Boys' Brigade is a member of the European Fellowship, and of the Global Fellowship the body which unites The Boys' Brigade around the world.

If you are interested in joining The Boys' Brigade, whether as a child or young person; or as a volunteer please get in touch with The Boys' Brigade Headquarters and they can provide you with more details including where your nearest group is located.