The Boys’ Brigade is an over 130 year old international Christian Youth organisation with a constitution that requires each company to be sponsored, housed and generally administered by a local Church. The Beckenham Methodist Church provides the legal responsibility, accommodation, heating, lighting and staff for the 14th CHCH BB, at no dollar cost to our company, as part of their endeavor to serve the local community.
Staff training and activity ideas, as well as inter company competitions etc are provided by the National Brigade Organisation.
The 14th CHCH BB which has been operating since 28th of June 1939, has trained volunteer staff, and access to qualified voluntary instructors for specialist activities. The company exists to provide boys with a wholesome fellowship of peers with adult leadership that is concerned about aiding each individual boy to grow into an adulthood that balances physical, moral, social and spiritual skills.
This is achieved by providing activities, and role model friendships over a wide age range. Boys’ Brigade is a life-style training ground for the growing up years and should not be regarded as being just another entertainment activity for boys.
The 14th CHCH BB purposefully tries to function using as little money as possible, believing that much personal enjoyment and learning can be achieved with minimal dollar outlays. Camp fees and costs for some specialist training courses, are extra for those who want to participate in them.