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The Boys' Brigade
Boys' Brigade Anchor (traditional colour version).svg
Founded4 October 1883
FounderSir William Alexander Smith
Location
  • Worldwide
OriginsGlasgow
Area served
International
Members
750,000 worldwide[1]
Websitewww.boys-brigade.org.uk

The Boys' Brigade (BB) is an international interdenominational Christian youth organisation, conceived by Sir William Alexander Smith to combine drill and fun activities with Christian values.[2] Following its inception in Glasgow in 1883, the BB quickly spread across the United Kingdom and became a worldwide organisation by the early 1890s.[3] As of 2018, there were 750,000 Boys' Brigade members in 60 countries.[4]

Object, motto and emblem[edit]

The Boys' Brigade emblem on a stained glass window in a parish church

The stated 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." Except for the addition of the word "obedience" in 1893, the contents of the object has remained unchanged from the beginning.[5] However, some countries, particularly those which permit girls on their membership roll, have re-worded the object for gender neutrality. For example, in Malaysia, the word "manliness" has been changed to "character".

When designing the Brigade's motto and crest, William Smith referred directly to Hebrews 6:19 in the King James Version of the Bible, "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast...".[2]

From this verse came the BB motto, "Sure and Stedfast", retaining the old spelling of the latter word.[citation needed] Today, some parts of the movement (only the UK and the ROI) have adopted the modern spelling of "steadfast", whilst all others continue to use the older spelling.[3][6]

The crest was originally a plain anchor, bearing the BB motto with a capital 'B' on either side. Upon the merger between the Boys' Brigade and the Boys' Life Brigade in 1926, the red Greek cross was placed behind the anchor to form the current emblem.[3] The cross originally formed part of emblem of the Boys' Life Brigade.

History[edit]

The Boys' Brigade was founded in Glasgow by Sir William Alexander Smith on 4 October 1883 to develop Christian manliness by the use of a semi-military discipline and order, gymnastics, summer camps and religious services and classes.[7]

By 1910, there were about 2200 companies connected with different churches throughout the British Empire and the United States, with 10,000 officers and 100,000 boys.[7]

Boys' Brigade Scouts, 1906–1927[edit]

Companies of The Boys' Brigade used manuals on scout training in their programmes. In May 1903, Robert Baden-Powell became a vice-president.[8] Baden-Powell promoted the idea of scouting and outdoor pursuits in the Boys' Brigade and other boys' organisations and schools.[9] The Boys' Brigade formally began its boy scout scheme in 1906. Scout badges (Silver second class & Gold first class) were awarded in The Boys' Brigade and there were specialised Boys' Brigade Scout sections, which operated as part of a BB Company, but met at different times to train in scouting, who wore khaki or blue uniforms, neck scarves and the distinctive four dented broad brimmed fur felt hats.[10] Boys of the Bournemouth & Poole Battalion of The Boys' Brigade participated in Baden-Powell's experimental camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. Baden-Powell did not originally intend to start a separate organisation.[9]

Many Boys' Brigade Scouts later made dual registration with The Boy Scouts Association. The 1st Bournemouth Scouts was run by the 1st Bournemouth Boys' Brigade as a 'BP' Scout group and never a 'BB Scout 'Section'. The Boys' Life Brigade, which merged with The Boys' Brigade in 1926, also operated its own boy scouts and was a member organization of the National Peace Scouts with the British Boy Scouts. The Boys' Brigade Scouts continued until 1927. Some former Boys' Brigade Scout units continued independently after 1927 or affiliated with The Boy Scouts' Association or British Boy Scouts. Two of the original Boys' Brigade Scout units continue as 1st Parkstone Scout Group and 1st Hamworthy Scout Group, both formerly sub units of the 1st Poole Boys Brigade.[11]

Merger with Boys' Life Brigade, 1926[edit]

In October 1926 The Boys' Brigade united with The Boys' Life Brigade. The merger also prompted the abandonment of dummy drill rifles that had been used in The Boys' Brigade, due to the Life Brigade's objection to use of weapons or their representations.[12] The Junior organisation of the Boys' Brigade prior to 1926 was called 'The Boy Reserves' but after amalgamation the juniors were called 'The Life Boys'. The name came from the fact that the junior reserve of The Boys' Life Brigade had been known as 'Lifeboys' (all one word). The Life Boys remained as the 'Junior Reserve of The Boys' Brigade until 1966 when the name was changed to 'The Junior Section'.[13]

The Boys' Life Brigade (1899) was one of many similar movements formed following the formation of The Boys' Brigade. The BLB was formed by the National Sunday School Union (Pacifist) and was strongest amongst non-conformist churches. It substituted first aid drill for the military and weapons drill used in The Boys' Brigade. Others organisations similar to The Boys' Brigade included the Church Lads' Brigade (1891, Anglican) and London Diocesan Lads' Brigade (Anglican), the Catholic Boys' Brigade (1894) and the Jewish Lads' Brigade (1895). There were many more smaller Brigades in other denominations and even some in individual churches.

Establishment of recreational camping[edit]

Drawing from his military experience, William Smith (Knighted in 1909) introduced the concept of camping into the Brigade to allow boys and officers to remain in contact when other activities ceased for the summer break.

The notion was initially ill-received due to concerns for the boys' safety. A mother has been quoted saying, "Camp! My children have always had a roof over their heads, and as long as I live, always will!". They did have a roof over their heads because William Smith proceeded with the idea and 1st Glasgow Company held its inaugural one-week camp beginning on Friday, 16 July 1886, at Auchinlochan Hall, Tighnabruaich in a hall. In later years they took to canvas camping on a site at Portavadie in the Kyles of Bute. The First Glasgow continued to attend summer camp at the same location until the summer of 1974 when Portavadie was selected as the location of a proposed yard for the construction of oil production platforms. However the new camp is located only 100 yards away at Stilliag farm. This camp site is now used by many companies of the BB every summer for their camping trip.

The initial reservations towards camping did not last. A tradition developed, where the boys who were marching home on the last day of camp would be greeted by cheers from residents and were each presented with a bouquet of flowers.[14] Camps soon became one of the most anticipated events in the year[15] and early publications of the Boys' Brigade Gazette contained many accounts of camping experiences.[14]

Sir William Smith's plans and notes for his first camps have been preserved, and have been used by many other campers.[14]

Sections in the BB[edit]

Age groups are typically based on school years, so boys in the same year group would be promoted to the next section together, regardless of the dates of individual boys' birthdays. In some companies, sections may merge or there may be minor variations to the normal age boundaries, to accommodate excessively large or small groups of boys or a lack of leaders. Boys might also move to their next section before the end of the year to allow a smoother transition.

  • Australia has three different age groups, known as "sections":
    • Anchors – 4 to 7 years
    • Juniors – 8 to 11 years
    • Seniors – 12 to 18 years
      • 'Alpha' – 12 to 14
      • 'Omega' – 15 to 18
  • Malaysia has four sections:
    • Pre-Juniors – 5 to 7 years
    • Juniors – 8 to 11 years
    • Seniors– 12 to 18 years
    • Primer– 18 to 21 years
(All Malaysian Boys' Brigade companies may accept Girls into membership with the approval of their respective sponsoring authorities)
  • United Kingdom has four sections:
    • Anchor 5 to 8 years (companies need special permission to accept boys younger than 5 years old)
    • Juniors – 8 to 11 years
    • Company – 11 to 15 years
    • Seniors – 15 to 18 years[16]

Officers company and over

(Companies may choose to run a Girls' Association alongside or in combination with these sections)
In the United Kingdom and Eire The BB is divided into four Regions, each region is then further divided. In Scotland and England & Wales The BB is divided into Districts and then Battalions. In Northern Ireland the BB is divided into 13 Battalions. The Battalions provide a local grouping of companies. The Battalions are normally based on Cities or Counties. Each Battalion has its own local structure that organises events and training on behalf of the member companies.

Amicus Groups[edit]

  • United Kingdom
Amicus was launched in 1994, and is intended to either run as an alternative to the Seniors programme or even without any other Boys' or Girls' Brigade sections operating. Unlike other sections which may be for boys only in many companies, Amicus is always run as a mixed-gender group. The Amicus concept emphasises involvement of all its members in decision-making concerning the running of the section, such as the content and whether a uniform is to be worn. The section will be overseen and supervised by leaders aged over 18, who receive training from the Boys' Brigade and may deliver parts of the programme.[17]

Leadership[edit]

Officers (adult leaders)[edit]

Leaders in training are Warrant Officers, attaining the rank of Lieutenant only when having completed additional formal training in youth leadership. To avoid unnecessary leader hierarchy, all qualified officers are Lieutenants. The post of Captain of a company is a brevet rank with those in the position reverting to Lieutenant when they cease to be in the position; similarly other positions such as the company Adjutant (second to the captain) are considered appointments rather than substantive ranks.

Boys bearing the rank of Staff-Sergeant are non-commissioned officers but act within the company as Officers.

Boys as Non-Commissioned Officers[edit]

An older boy can gain promotion from Private to become a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). There are four NCO ranks available, each being awarded when a boy is of a certain minimum age and reaches a high enough standard of leadership:

  • Lance Corporal (minimum age 14)
  • Corporal (minimum age 15)
  • Sergeant (minimum age 16)
  • Staff Sergeant (minimum age 17)

NCOs often play an important role in the Boys' Brigade, helping the officers and other adult helpers with organising activities and awards classes, particular in the Anchors and Juniors sections. NCOs wear chevrons on their upper right arm.

Staff Sergeants act within the company as officers and do not stand in the ranks; however as Staff Sergeants are boys of the Brigade, they can still partake in company activities and competitions, and still earn awards and badges. The uniform of Staff Sergeants is slightly different from that of the normal boy or NCO, they wear still wear a blue shirt. If caps are worn, the BB Anchor is used with no coloured surround. Their rank is denoted with an armband on the right forearm with four inverted chevrons (similar to the rank badge historically worn by senior grades of sergeant in the British Army).

  • United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, those aged 17 to 21 years old who are nominated by their company, may participate in The Boys' Brigade KGVI Youth Leadership Training;[18] this consists of two one-week-long residential training experiences containing all the training needed to become an officer in The Boys' Brigade. KGVI is held at each of the Regional Headquarters (Felden Lodge in England/Wales, Carronvale House in Scotland and Newport Centre in Northern Ireland).

Awards[edit]

Each section within the Boys' Brigade has awards that can be gained by fulfilling achievements.

Anchor Section[edit]

The Anchors can gain three badges: Green, Red and Blue triangles by completing a variety of activities in the areas of Body, Mind, Spirit, Community, and Creativity.

Junior Section[edit]

The Juniors award scheme was revised in 2004 and members of the section can now gain the Junior Target Award, followed by Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, by completing a variety of activities in the areas of Body, Mind, Spirit, Community, and Creativity.

Company Section[edit]

Get the Credit[edit]

Under the old 'Get the Credit' Scheme, Company Section members could gain one Target badge first (reduced from the required two in an award reorganisation a few years ago, though Target Two could still be completed as an optional extra), then five other badges (Interests, Adventure, Leadership, Physical and Community) with red and blue flashes around them. After about three years, the boys would have gained all five badges with both red and blue flashes. This enabled the boys to attend a Leadership Training Course and potentially attain the President's Badge. This is a necessary prerequisite for the Brigade's highest award – the Queen's Badge.

Discover[edit]

The current award scheme for 11- to 15-year-olds, called Discover, was launched in August 2007. The award scheme is built around three 'zones': Community; Recreation; and Skills. Badges may be gained at four Levels in each zone, 1 through 4.

Having spent two hours working on topics relevant to each of the three zones (a total of six hours), the member is awarded the Compass Badge.

The badge for a zone is gained when the required number of hours have been spent working on topics relevant to that zone (Community – seven hours; Recreation – 10 hours; Skills – 7 hours). A maximum of one badge per zone can be gained in a 12-month period (min 24 hours work). Any additional hours may not be carried over into the next 12-month period. In subsequent 12-month periods, members will work to gain Levels 2, 3, and 4 of each badge.

During a member's second year in Company Section they may gain the Discovery Badge, provided they have: gained a badge in all three zones within the last 12 months; completed an additional 6 hours work in any of the zones; taken part in a residential experience; played an active role in a Company, Battalion, or Church event; and had good attendance for the session.

The Discover programme includes the President's Badge, the requirements for which remain similar to those laid out in the 'Get the Credit' scheme. Including a 'Building Your Skills' Course
See images and logos at boys-brigade.org.uk.[19]

Challenge Plus[edit]

The award scheme for Seniors (16- to 18-year-olds), is called Challenge Plus, and was launched in time for the start for the 2008/09 Session, and includes the Queen's Badge.

Founder's Badge[edit]

In non-Commonwealth countries, the Founder's Badge is used in place of the Queen's Badge.[20] However, the Boys' Brigade in Malaysia and the Boys' Brigade in Singapore have chosen to use the Founder's Badge, although these countries are members of the Commonwealth.

President's Badge[edit]

President's badge is the second highest award in the senior section, it is also a requirement for members before undertaking the highest award which is Founder's badge. The title of Founder's Man and President's Man are held for life, recognizing all rounds of excellence in their service. The Badge itself may be worn while serving as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), a Staff-Sergeant, or a Primer.

Queen's Badge[edit]

Queen's Badge is the highest award in the senior section in the UK and the Commonwealth, it is equivalent to a Founder's Badge.

International[edit]

Sovereign countries[edit]

Dates in parentheses indicate the year when the movement was revived after being dormant or defunct after the initial establishment.

Africa[edit]

Country English Name Local Name Year Founded Co-educational
 Benin The Boys' & Girls' Brigade, Benin N/A 1964 Yes
 Burundi The Boys' & Girls' Brigade of Burundi N/A 1964 Yes
 Cameroon The Boys' Brigade in Cameroon N/A 1958 Boys only
 DR Congo A Youth of Living Water Vijana Vya Maji Ya Uzima N/A Yes
 Ivory Coast The Boys' Brigade of Cote d'Ivoire Boys' Brigade de Cote d'Ivoire 1964 Yes
 Gambia The Boys' Brigade in The Gambia N/A 1967 Boys only
 Ghana The Boys' Brigade in Ghana N/A 1952 Boys only
 Kenya Boys' Brigade Kenya N/A 1909 Yes
 Lesotho The Boys' Brigade of Lesotho Lebotho la bahlankana 1979 Boys only
 Malawi The Boys' & Girls' Brigade in Malawi N/A 1910 (2007) Yes
 Nigeria The Boys' Brigade Nigeria N/A 1908 Boys only
 Rwanda The Boys' and Girls' Brigade in Rwanda N/A 1965 Yes
 Sierra Leone The Boys' Brigade of Sierra Leone N/A 1936 Boys only
 South Africa The Boys' Brigade of South Africa N/A 1889 Boys only
 Swaziland Christian Youth Brigade N/A N/A Yes
 Tanzania The Boys' Brigade in Tanzania N/A 1936 Boys only
 Togo The Boys' and Girls' Brigade in Togo N/A N/A Yes
 Uganda The Boys' and Girls' Brigade of Uganda N/A 1933 Yes
 Zambia The Boys' Brigade in Zambia N/A 1957 Boys only
 Zimbabwe The Boys' Brigade in Zimbabwe N/A 1948 Boys only

A Originally called The Boys’ Brigade, the YOLW has had to gain a new identity due to political reasons [21].

Americas[edit]

Country English Name Local Name Year Founded Co-educational
 Antigua and Barbuda Boys' Brigade Antigua N/A N/A Boys only
 Bahamas The Boys' Brigade Bahamas N/A 1909 (1944) Boys only
 Belize The Boys' Brigade in Belize N/A 1936 Boys only
 Brazil The Boys' Brigade in Brazil Batãlhao de Bandeira N/A N/A
 Canada The Boys' Brigade in Canada N/A 1889 Boys only
 Dominica The Boys' Brigade in Dominica N/A N/A Boys only
 Guyana The Boys' and Girls' Brigade in Guyana N/A 1935 Yes
 Grenada Brigade Grenada N/A N/A Yes
 Haiti The Boys' Brigade Haiti N/A 1957 N/A
 Jamaica The Boys' Brigade in Jamaica N/A 1892 N/A
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Boys' Brigade N/A N/A Boys only
 Saint Lucia The Boys' Brigade in Saint Lucia N/A N/A Boys only
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVG The Boys' Brigade in Saint Vincent N/A N/A Boys only
 United States United Boys and Girls' Brigades of America
Boys' & Girls' Brigade in Neenah
Boys' and Girls' Brigade of Brockton
N/A 1887
1900
2011
Yes
 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Boys' Brigade N/A N/A Boys only

Asia[edit]

Country English Name Local Name Year Founded Co-educational
 Brunei The Boys' Brigade, Brunei Briged Putera Brunei 1964 Boys only
 Cambodia The Boys' Brigade, Cambodia N/A 2009 Yes
 China A The Boys' Brigade, China 基督少年团 1903 (2014) Yes
 India B The Boys' Brigade India Bal Brigade India 1894 (2014) Yes
 Indonesia The Boys' Brigade in Indonesia Putra Pengabdi Indonesia 1986 Yes
 Malaysia The Boys' Brigade in Malaysia Briged Putera Malaysia 1946 Yes
 Philippines Boys' and Girls' Brigade, Philippines
The Brigade Philippines
N/A 2004
2010
Yes
 Singapore The Boys' Brigade in Singapore N/A 1930 Boys only
 Thailand The Boys' Brigade, Thailand ยุวยาตรา ประเทศไทย 1994 Yes
 Timor-Leste The Boys' Brigade, Timor Leste Brigada Mane 2016 Yes

A The earliest recorded BB Company in China was an expatriate unit established in the Shanghai Union Church in 1903 [22]. This was later overshadowed by the indigenous South China Battalion based in Shantou established in 1915. The BB Battalion thrived until the establishment of the Hailufeng Soviet. Pressure from communist forces eventually forced the BB Companies of the Battalion to shut down and the last Company, 1st Swatow, closed in 1929 [23]. BB work was only re-established in 2014 when a Company was established in Shenzhen in 2014 with help from The Boys' Brigade, Hong Kong [24].

B The earliest recorded BB Company in India was a united established in Darjeeling in 1894. Records indicate BB Companies being registered in Mumbai, Chennai, and Allahabad by the early 1900's and three Companies were registered in Kolkatta from 1897 to 1902. The 2 Companies attached with the Victoria Leprosy Hospital in Dichpalle established in 1927 and 1932 continued to exist after the Independence of India, by which time most BB Companies in India have closed, until the 1960s [25]. In 2014, BB work in India was re-established in Challapalli, Andhra Pradesh after an absence of almost 5 decades.

Australia / Oceania[edit]

Country English Name Local Name Year Founded Co-educational
 Australia The Boys' Brigade Australia N/A 1890 Boys only
 Cook Islands The Boys' Brigade, Cook Islands N/A 1935 N/A
 Fiji The Boys' Brigade in Fiji N/A N/A Boys only
 Samoa The Boys' Brigade in Samoa N/A N/A Boys only
 Solomon Islands The Boys' Brigade in The Solomon Islands N/A 1960 Boys only
 Tuvalu The Boys' Brigade in Tuvalu N/A 1961 Boys only
 New Zealand Boys' Brigade New Zealand N/A 1886 Boys only
 Papua New Guinea The Boys' Brigade in Papua New Guinea N/A 1963 Yes
 Tonga The Boys' Brigade in Tonga N/A N/A Boys only

Europe[edit]

Country English Name Local Name Year Founded Co-educational
 Ireland The Boys' Brigade in the Republic of Ireland N/A 1888 Boys only
 United Kingdom The Boys' Brigade in the United Kingdom N/A 1883 Boys only

Non-sovereign territories[edit]

Country English Name Local Name Year Founded Co-educational
 American Samoa The Boys' Brigade in American Samoa N/A N/A Boys only
 Anguilla The Boys' Brigade in Anguilla N/A N/A Boys only
 Aruba The Boys' Brigade in Aruba N/A N/A Boys only
 Bermuda The Bermuda Boys' Brigade N/A 1960 Boys only
 British Virgin Islands The Boys' Brigade in the British Virgin Islands N/A N/A Boys only
 Caribbean Netherlands The Boys' Brigade in Sint Eustatius N/A N/A Boys only
 Cayman Islands The Boys' Brigade, Cayman Islands N/A N/A Boys only
 Curaçao The Boys' Brigade, Curacao N/A N/A Boys only
 Hong Kong The Boys' Brigade, Hong Kong 香港基督少年軍 1959 Yes
 Macau The Boys' Brigade, Macau 澳門基督少年軍 1999 Yes
 Niue The Boys' Brigade in Niue N/A 1946 Boys only
 Montserrat Montserrat Boys' Brigade N/A N/A Boys only
 Sint Maarten Boys' Brigade Sint Maarten N/A 1963 Boys only
 United States Virgin Islands The Boys' Brigade in the US Virgin Islands N/A 1961 Boys only

Affiliated Boys' Brigade type movements[edit]

Country English Name Local Name Year Founded Co-educational
 Bangladesh Pathway
N/A
N/A
Shishu Kishore Sangha
N/A
N/A
Yes
 Denmark Voluntary Boys' and Girls' Association Frivilligt Drenge- og Pige-Forbund 1902 Yes
 Finland Young Church Movement Nuori Kirkko 1919 Yes
 India Junior Ministry, ALC
Junior Ministry, TELC
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
 Iceland Youth League of the People's Church Æskulýðssamband Þjóðkirkjunnar N/A Yes
 Malaysia Junior Work, ELCM N/A N/A Yes
 Romania Transylvanian Youth Christian Association Erdélyi Ifjúsági Keresztyén Egyesület N/A Yes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brigade across the globe". The Boys' Brigade, Australia. 2018. The Boys Brigade Australia is part of a vast international network of youth organisations stretching across the globe with over 750 000 young people in 60 countries.
  2. ^ a b Raynor, Tauria (30 October 2008). "Boys' Brigade want alumni to return for a special anniversary". The Royal Gazette. Archived from the original on 20 July 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Senior Section Handbook, Fifth Edition. Malaysia: The Boys' Brigade in Malaysia. 2003.
  4. ^ "Brigade across the globe". The Boys' Brigade, Australia. 2018. The Boys Brigade Australia is part of a vast international network of youth organisations stretching across the globe with over 750 000 young people in 60 countries.
  5. ^ McFarlan, Donald M. (1983). "Sure and Steadfast". First for Boys. Collins. Archived from the original on 26 September 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2007.
  6. ^ "The Boys' Brigade UK: About Us". Archived from the original on 26 September 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2007.
  7. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Boys' Brigade". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 356.
  8. ^ Foster, Michael. "THE ORIGINS OF THE SCOUT MOVEMENT". Scout History Association. The British Boy Scouts and British Girl Scouts Association. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  9. ^ a b Birch, A. E. (1959). The story of the Boys Brigade. Frederick-Muller.
  10. ^ Badges of The Brigade Vol 1 2000 R. Bolton et al.
  11. ^ Eager, W. McG. (1953). Making men: the history of Boys Clubs and related movements in Great Britain. University of London Press.
  12. ^ Boys of the Brigade Vol 1 1993 Robin Bolton
  13. ^ Sure & Stedfast. Springhall et al 1982
  14. ^ a b c McFarlan, Donald M. (1983). "Summer Camp". First for Boys. Collins. Archived from the original on 26 September 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2007.
  15. ^ "Boys' Brigade Uniforms: History". 11 September 2003. Retrieved 12 February 2007.
  16. ^ "Seniors Section". boys-brigade.org.uk. The Boys' Brigade. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  17. ^ "The Boys' Brigade UK: Amicus". Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  18. ^ "KGVI Youth Leadership Training". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013.
  19. ^ BB UK Resources Archived 31 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Boys' Brigade Badges Archived 17 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ "Democratic Republic of Congo - Youth of Living Water" (PDF). The Boys' Brigade Gazette. Hertfordshire: The Boys' Brigade in the United Kingdom. July 2008. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  22. ^ Kua, Paul (October 2007). "The First Boy Scouts in Hong Kong, 1910-1912 (1)" (PDF). Hong Kong Scouting. Hong Kong: cout Association of Hong Kong. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  23. ^ Senior Section Handbook (PDF). Manila: The Brigade Philippines. 2018-06-16. p. 4.
  24. ^ "基督少年团" [Christian Youth League (Shenzhen Christian Church)] (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  25. ^ Planet BB - The Boys' Brigade Around the World. Warwickshire: History Into Print. 2010. p. 125. ISBN 9781858583334.

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