About Boys Brigade

About Boys’ Brigade

Boys’ Brigade is the worlds oldest uniformed youth organsation, and has been at the forefront of youth ministry for more than 200 years.

How BB started

The Boys’ Brigade was founded in Glasgow on 4th October 1883 by Sir William Alexander Smith. From this one Company formed in Scotland the BB has grown in to a worldwide movement having worked with millions of children and young people for well over a century.

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

The Boys’ Brigade Motto is:
‘Sure & Steadfast’
The motto is taken from the bible, the book of Hebrews, Chapter 6, Verse 19.

Our Patron

Our Patron is:
Her Excellency, The Hon. Margaret
Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales