Boys Brigade


We are one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK & Republic of Ireland.

We are committed to seeing lives enriched by supporting children and young people to reach their full potential by providing opportunities to meet together and engage in a range of fun and developmental activities and experiences.

There’s something for every young person whether it’s camping or kayaking, first aid or five a side. Members develop skills, build confidence, make friends, take responsibility and are encouraged to make a real difference in their communities – sharing the values that make us who we are.

The Boys’ Brigade engages with over 50,000 children and young people providing opportunities to meet together in their communities and engage in a range of fun and developmental activities. We believe that empowering children and young people is important and do this by involving them in decision making at all levels of the BB and giving responsibility appropriate to their age and aptitude.

What we do enables children and young people to engage with the needs of others (especially other young people) locally, nationally and globally and encouraging them to participate in activities and projects in which they can make a difference.

The Boys’ Brigade is dependent on over 13,000 volunteer leaders who come from all walks of life to share their time, skills, passion and faith. Many of our leaders come from within the Church family of which the Company is a part and see the work within BB as a practical expression of their Christian witness.

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Volunteers work across a variety of different roles within the Company, most directly supporting children and young people, with others working behind the scenes. Our leaders have access to a range of training modules to equip them to work effectively with children and young people. Local support networks exist to provide opportunities for volunteers to meet together and share.

National and Regional Headquarters also exist to provide advice and support to local groups as well as ensuring provision of safe and robust recruitment procedures and practical measures such as insurance, programmes and resources.

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