2nd Bath Boys' Brigade - The Adventure begins here

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Who we are and where we came from!


What are we doing today?
Each week The Boys' Brigade works with thousands of young people, many of whom have no other connection with the Church. Today we are working with over 70,000 children & young people in over 1500 companies (groups) in the UK & Republic of Ireland every week.

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. We hope 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.

Our work is for the following age groups:
Anchor Boys - for Boys when aged 5 and in Years 0-3
Junior Section - for Boys aged 8 and Years 4-6
Company Section - for Boys and Girls in Years 7-10
Seniors - for young men and women aged 15 to 19 years
Amicus - for all young people aged 16 to 25 years

Where have we come from?
The Boys' Brigade has been around for 126 years and in 2008 we celebrated our 125th Anniversary. Our Founder
Sir William Alexander Smith, included in our 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 we go about promoting that object. We recognise that the influences surrounding our 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.

Our Object
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."

Our Motto & Emblem
The Boys' Brigade Motto is:
'Sure & Steadfast'

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

Around the World
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.

Interested in joining the adventure?
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 us and we can provide your with more details about the 2nd Bath Company, Weston Free Church (Moravian), High Street, Weston, Bath.

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