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
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 :
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
||8 - 12 years old
||11 - 17 years old
||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