Welcome to the website of the 2nd. Guernsey Company, The Boys' Brigade.

Our Company was formed at L’Islet in 1947, but the worldwide organisation has been around since 1883 and is part of the boyhood experience of many adults. We resist the temptation to live in the past because our function is to serve today's young people.

Our Founder, Sir William Alexander Smith, included in our Object "The Promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness" and that has not been changed.

What has changed is how we go about promoting that object. We recognise that the influences surrounding our young people are not always helpful and that too many lose control at great cost to themselves, their families and the community. The answer is to catch the energy and enthusiasm of youth and to channel it purposefully.

The Boys' Brigade develops a boy's awareness of his own community and creates opportunities for service.

The Boys' Brigade develops latent leadership qualities so that boys become contributors to the life of their community - not just takers.

The Boys' Brigade encourages boys to get involved in their Company, their Church and the community, and this involvement means taking responsibility for what happens.

The Boys' Brigade does not confine itself to well motivated and prosperous young people. It offers support and interest to the less fortunate and recognises the value of adult interest as young people develop.

Our Company is staffed by unpaid officers. The officers give of their time to provide the activities within our local unit, which itself is part of the local Church.

Our Boys’ Brigade Company is divided into a number of sections:

Anchor Boys - for Boys aged 5 - 8 years
Thursdays 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Junior Section - for Boys aged 8 - 11 years
Fridays 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Company Section - for Boys aged 11 - 15 years
Fridays 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Seniors - for young men aged 15 - 18 years
Fridays 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Our HQ

Our headquarters was officially opened in October 2005. We are all very proud of what we have achieved and our facilities and equipment are second to none. This is only made possible by generous donations from ex-members and funds like the Lloyds TSB Foundation, Help a Guernsey Child and the Guernsey Round Table. We are very grateful to everyone who supports the company financially.