In the New Testament there is a Book called Hebrews.
A letter from Paul the Apostle to Jewish Christians.
In Chapter 6, verse 19 we find the words:
“.. which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast”
(Authorised , or King James Version)
Both the Badge of The Boys’ Brigade and the words of the Motto are taken from this verse. In modern English the word ‘stedfast’ is spelled with an ‘a’ -steadfast- but we keep the older spelling in our Motto:
Our Motto – ‘SURE AND STEDFAST’
The Emblem stands for the strength, hope and security God gives (the anchor) and the new life we have through Jesus (the red cross)
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.