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Celebrating our 140th Anniversary

Open the doors…

Our work supporting children and young people to live life to the full has never been more important, or more needed than it is today.

The BB opens the door to new skills, experiences, learning and personal discovery.

Our focus should continue to be on bringing members back to their Companies and upon welcoming new members.

We have the chance to shout about what we offer to children and young people – opportunities for personal growth, social interaction and fun, which have taken on even greater relevance, significance and value in our world today.

To support this engagement and outreach into local communities across the country, we have developed resources and materials as part of our Open To… Campaign.

Open To Challenge

The Open To Challenge is focussed on building towards an Open Night in your Company – an opportunity to showcase what you do and what is on offer to new members. Find out more at boys-brigade.org.uk/open-to-challenge


Customisable recruitment materials

We are offering Companies the opportunity to request customised recruitment artwork for digital/online and print. This service will provide Companies with a number of options to customise an outdoor banner, welcome roller banner, poster and social media graphic. Find out more at boys-brigade.org.uk/open-to-recruitment-resources

Materials to support visibility

Open Night Taster Programme

This Taster Programme will provide a structured programme which could be used for the Open Night. Click on the links below which will provide detailed programme outlines for each week:


These links will take you to Vimeo, where the videos can be downloaded for use locally to help promote the BB in your area.

Our Greatest Ambassadors

The children and young people of the BB family are our greatest ambassadors, and always should be. We are encouraging leaders to consider how their own children and young people can be their voice locally.

Find out more in the Vision article in the Autumn 2022 Gazette at boys-brigade.org.uk/gazette/our-greatest-ambassadors

Social Media Action

All Company Captains will have received a selfie frame with the Summer 2022 Gazette with BB branding on one side. You could get your children and young people to use this as part of your social media activity to show some of what they do and how they are your Company’s greatest ambassadors.

Share your activity with us using #OurGreatestAmbassadors


To link with this we have produced two videos, where some of our young leaders share what being in the BB means to them as well as some of the skills and things they have learned through BB.

Leaders’ Webinars

Find out more about the webinars that will be held as part of our support to leaders at boys-brigade.org.uk/leaders-workshops

Check out recordings of three webinars held during August 2021 in support of the Open To… Campaign:

Five things we’re asking Battalions

  1. Support/multiply the key messages and help promote resources we’re producing, including the webinars.
  2. Could your Battalion purchase the customised resources (vinyl banner and/or leaflets/posters) for each of your Companies?
  3. Support Companies coming together to work collaboratively in your area – we can achieve more together. Perhaps organising a Battalion-wide open event/afternoon?
  4. Help share ideas between Companies in your area, throughout the session, but particularly in first few months. Pastoral support and encouragement for leaders who for different reasons may find the start of the season challenging.
  5. Promote that BB is restarting in your area.

Get in touch

Remember if you need help or have any questions at any time contact our Development Team at support@boys-brigade.org.uk or 0300 303 4454.