The Boys’ Brigade was founded in Glasgow in 1883 by Sir William Smith, and the BB quickly spread across the United Kingdom and became a worldwide organisation by the early 1890s.
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.
The current Highland Battalion Boys’ Brigade was established in 1999 and currently has 16 Companies across the Highland.
The Boys’ Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old. Providing young people with a mix of fun, adventure and challenge, Boys’ Brigade mentors and empowers each member to reach for their potential. The Brigade builds their resilience and enables them to find their place in leading and impacting their world today and into the future.
With a Christian foundation, Boys’ Brigade has a proven track record for reaching out to the local community. Providing a balanced 4-sided developmental program (Physical, Spiritual, Educational and Social) for young people of all backgrounds, abilities and interests, Boys’ Brigade broadens their horizons and skills with local, national and international recognition for their achievements
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 split into age groups as follows:
- Anchor Section: for children in Primary 1 to Primary 3 (5 to 8 year olds)*
- Junior Section: for children in Primary 4 to Primary 6 (8 to 11 year olds)
- Company Section: for young people in Primary 7 to Secondary 3 (11 to 15 year olds)
- Seniors: for young people in Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 (15 to 18 year olds)
* Note: Ages for joining vary from group to group, please check with your local group.
The Boys’ Brigade membership is open to all young people. The Battalion has over 600 boys and officers spread throughout the Highland area. To find out more or If you would like to join the Boys Brigade adventure please get in contact with us here,