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 aims of the Boys' Brigade are:

  To advance Christ's Kingdom among boys.

To prepare boy's for life in the family, the workplace and the wider community.

To teach boys how and when to "lead" and how and when to "follow".

To promote a positive blend of individualism and team playing vital to society.

To encourage boys to give back to the community in which they live.

The object of the BB and the 16th

At the 16th, the officers and helpers are all members and worshippers at our church. And promote the object throughout the company.

 The advancement of Christ's Kingdom amongst boys and promotion of habits of…..


All boys are encouraged to attend Sunday School, which meets at the church. In a month we see a church parade. Every boy musts attend the Church Parade service, the attendance counts towards some of the badges. We also have a short devotional service on a parade night.

Discipline and Obedience

One of the first ways used from the start of the Boys' Brigade in 1883 to instill discipline and obedience was through drill exercises. It still has a place today. The Anchors and Junior Boys are taught basic movements and figure marching. The company Section boys learn more complicated movements. The 16th has a long tradition of excellence in drill competitions within the battalion.

Self-Respect and all that tends towards true Christian Manliness

By regular attendance, commitment and enjoying himself at Boys' Brigade, we hope to enhance each boy's self-respect and encourage him to accept Christian values.


The motto of the Boys' Brigade

 Sure and Steadfast (Hebrews Ch 6 V9)