Manchester & District Battalion

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Who We Are

The Boys' Brigade is a Christian Organisation, and was the first youth uniformed organisation in the UK. Every week, The Boys’ Brigade works with thousands of young people, including many of whom without any association with the Church.
The Boys’ Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for young people between the ages of 5 and 18. Immaculate care has been taken to ensure that these programmes help trained volunteer youth leaders work in a relevant and creative way whilst making a positive contribution to a young person’s life and the sharing of Faith.
Our website will give you more information about the Battalion, joining a company and volunteering with us, so why not have a look around our site and gain an insight into who we are and what we do. We currently have 22 companies in the Manchester and District Battalion. Find the one nearest you by using the Company Finder

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.

Sure & Steadfast

Our motto is taken from the Bible, the book of Hebrews, Chapter 6, Verse 19.
The Boys’ Brigade celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2013 and we are still forging ahead with pride, carrying forth the efforts of our founder Sir William Alexander Smith. Our Object, as instilled in us by our founder, has been upheld throughout the years.
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