The Boys' Brigade enables children and young people to develop their full potential through a varied range of activities that challenge, inform and inspire.
It remains as relevant and popular now as it was when the organisation started over 125 years ago.
How many members?
The Boys' Brigade is made up of four age groups:
- Anchors for children aged 4-8
- Juniors for children aged 8-11
- Company Section for young people aged 11-15
- Seniors for young people aged 15-19
Additionally there are adult leaders, who are the volunteers working in groups around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Collectively our membership totals over 65,000, comprising over 50,000 children and young people and 15,000 volunteer leaders.
How is The Boys' Brigade structured?
BB groups meet weekly (but not exclusively) to undertake their programme in an extensive network of over 1,500 groups throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. A National Office in Hemel Hempstead and Regional Offices support our activities across England, Nothern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Communication With Members
We have a variety of ways through which we communicate with members:
This is our glossy, full-colour, quarterly magazine which is sent to over 10,000 leaders. It contains a mix of resources, news, information and topical features.
Our website attracts many visitors every day and is packed with useful and topical news, information, activities and resources.
This is an electronic newsletter that is sent monthly to our volunteer leaders.
We produce a range of resource materials for use across all ages. Our members follow a programme as they attend their weekly meetings. This consists of a variety of activities, badges and awards designed to fulfil their potential and to raise awareness of relevant issues. There may be opportunities to sponsor these resources and work with us in producing resources.
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Why work with The Boys' Brigade?
A partnership with The Boys' Brigade is an ideal way to position your brand positively against a very significant audience. Whether your objectives are raising brand awareness, conducting sampling or looking for PR opportunities, we can help.
If you're targeting a youth market, we can also provide the ideal testing and market research resource, where the real opinions of children and young people can be accessed quickly and simply.
Our 65,000 members are consumers of all the products and services you'd expect of an audience of their age and profile.
And if you're looking further afield, the goodwill in the community accumulated over 125 years towards BB, makes any cause-related marketing activity a very attractive proposition. The Boys' Brigade is well recognised and supported within local communities across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
How can you help?
We will be really pleased to work with you in numerous ways, whether it's advertising, goods in kind, sponsorship or mutually beneficial projects.
Guidelines for working with us
As a values-based organisation with a strong reputation, we are careful to work with partners who will enhance our brand and add value to the work we do.
Who to contact . . .
If you are interested in working with The Boys' Brigade contact Chris Norman, IT/Communications Manager on 01442 231 681 or email@example.com
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