The Boys’ Brigade in London

We work with over 1300 children and young people to enable them to live life to the full.

All our groups are staffed by local volunteers who support our members to reach their full potential. Our work with children and young people is only made possible thanks to our volunteer leaders who give their time so generously.

There’s something for every young person at The Boys’ Brigade whether it’s camping or kayaking, first aid or five a side. Members develop skills, build confidence, make friends, take responsibility and are encouraged to make a real difference in their communities – sharing the values that make us who we are.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our vision, mission and values were launched in the summer of 2020 to compliment our object and clearly set out what we aim to achieve.

Our History

The Boys’ Brigade was founded in Glasgow on 4th October 1883 by Sir William Alexander Smith. The enthusiasm of local leaders to provide opportunities for young people resulted in one local group in Glasgow being transformed into a worldwide movement that currently operates in over sixty countries around the world.

The first Boys’ Brigade Company in London was founded in 1885. The organisation quickly grew and, in 1901, the London District of The Boys’ Brigade was formed to support these local groups, a role the organisation continues to do to this day.

Our Structure

The Boys’ Brigade in London is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and a member of paid staff. Please contact us if you would like to get in touch with the trustees or staff in London.

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