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8th Falkirk Company BB

Welcome to the official 8th Falkirk Boys' Brigade Website

8th Falkirk Boys Brigade is based in the Bainsford and Langlees area of Falkirk with many of its boys from those surrounding areas. The company meets on a Friday night in Bainsford Parish Church Hall.

Explore Our Boys' Sections

Anchors : 4-8 yearsJuniors : 8-11 yearsCompany : 11-18 years

 

About Us

The 8th Falkirk Boys Brigade Company was formed in 1921 in Bainsford, Falkirk - The Company was initially based within the North End Hall in Munglehead Road (which is no longer there), when the building was demolished to make way for houses the Company moved into Bainsford Parish Church Hall and has remained there since.

  • Anchors  6 - 7pm
  • Juniors  6:40 - 8:10pm
  • Company 7:50 - 10pm

What We Do

The Company is very active in both the Battalion and nationally, entering competitions in most areas such as Football, Volleyball, Table tennis. The Company also is one of the few who still hold a canvas camp every summer. 8th Falkirk are mobile due to the helpful fact they own their own Minibus which many may have seen around the town.

Many boys have passed through the 8th Falkirk company and still remain in touch and support the company at fundraising events and make donations.


About the Wider Boys' Brigade

Main Website

scotland.boys-brigade.org.uk

Motto

"Sure and Steadfast"

Object

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.

History

The first Boys' Brigade company was set up by Sir William Alexander Smith on 4 October 1883 at Free Church Mission Hall, North Woodside Road, Glasgow, Scotland to develop "Christian manliness" by the use of a semi-military discipline and order, gymnastics, summer camps, and religious services and classes.

In the years following the establishment of the 1st Glasgow company, others were rapidly formed throughout Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom leading to a movement comprising thousands of boys: in the early 20th century there were about 2,200 companies connected with different churches throughout the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the United States, with 10,000 officers and 160,000 boys.