About

The Boys’ Brigade in London has 79 groups working with over 1800 children and young people and is part of one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK.

All our groups are staffed by local volunteers and associated with a church and are committed to seeing lives enriched by supporting children and young people to reach their full potential. We do this by providing opportunities to meet together and engage in a range of fun and developmental activities and experiences.

There’s something for every young person 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 work with children and young people is made possible thanks to our volunteer leaders who give their time so generously.

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.

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.

The Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI
The Boys’ Brigade in London is part of the organisation in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. For more information about The Boys’ Brigade in other areas of the UK, please visit www.boys-brigade.org.uk.