The Boys' Brigade - 1st Singapore Company
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About The Boys' Brigade

An Introduction


Founded in Glasgow, Scotland on 4 October 1883 by Sir William Alexander Smith, The Boys' Brigade is the pioneer uniformed Youth Organization. It is now an international organization.

It was the concern of the BB from the very beginning to engage Boys in meaningful activity during their free time and to develop them into Christian Citizens.

The Boys' Brigade has as its object "the advancement of Christ's Kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tend towards a true Christian Manliness."

Our aim is for the BB Boys to grow just as Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature, and in favour with God and man (Luke 2:52). Hence, we have a four-sided programme based on the following core activities :

  • Spiritual - Christian Education and Moral Values
  • Physical - Drill, Adventure Activities
  • Educational - Citizenship, Personal Enrichment
  • Social - Civil Defence, Community Service

The BB programme also provides many opportunities for its member to develop their leadership potential. Suitable Boys are given responsibilities as NCOs or Squad leaders.

The basic unit of the Boys' Brigade which may be either based in a school or a church is the 'company.' Each week in companies throughout Singapore, BB Boys meet for drill parades and meetings under dedicated adult Officers. There are now 5000 members in 72 companies.

To effectively cater for the needs of its membership, The Boys' Brigade has three programme sections :

Section Age Range
Junior 8 - 12 years old
Senior 11 - 17 years old
Primers 16 - 19 years old




The Boys' Brigade is recognized as one of the schools' extra-curricular activities (ECA). Through involvement in national events and rendering of community service it actively participates in Singapore nation building.

The Patron of The Boys' Brigade is the President of Republic of Singapore




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