The Boys Brigade has been around for over 135 years and in 2018 we celebrated our 135th Anniversary. Our founder Sir William Alexander Smith, included in our Object “The Promotion of habits to Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends toward 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.