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Boys Brigade


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Introduction

The Boys' Brigade is the first and oldest uniformed youth organisation in the world founded in 1883 by a Christian businessman in Glasgow, Scotland. It is a Christian Uniformed Organisation for Boys and is recognised by the Ministry of Education as one of the eight uniformed youth groups. The Boys' Brigade is open to Boys from all races, religions and nationalities as it is a CCA activity. It caters to your Boy to complement his academic pursuit.

20J - The 'Greendale Primary' Company

The movement is called The Boys' Brigade and the local unit is known as the Company, thus your child is joining the Singapore Company. The Boys’ Brigade contingent in Greendale Primary School is jointly sponsored by Greendale Primary School and Changi Methodist Church.

The meeting is called a parade and it starts at 1.40 pm to 3.40 pm every Friday (CCA Day) and is held in school. You will be informed of any BB events or outside school activities by way of “Parental Consent” form issued by the company and this needs your approval before your child is allowed to participate.

The Uniform

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The Boys proudly put on their uniforms to help them develop a sense of discipline, identity and belonging. Boys of this age have a strong tendency to form groups and they recognise leadership and the displaying of loyalty to the groups. It is this inclination that the Boys’ Brigade is fostering, that the Boys will know and come to appreciate teamwork. With many group activities during CCA days, the boys learn to work with one another. They eventually begin to appreciate one another’s strengths and learn to support each other in times of difficulty. Through the many challenges, leaders are also born and developed.

BB Boys in their BB Polo Attire

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Boys put on their BB Polo when they are engaged in sports or rigorous activities. The Polo attire allows the boys to be more comfortable when engaging in sports.

Boys’ Brigade Officers

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All the Boys’ Brigade officers in Greendale primary School are volunteers who hold responsible jobs. They are trained officers and are registered with The Boys' Brigade Headquarters. Please consider the officers as your friends and be free to contact them to discuss any matter relating to your Boy.

Boys’ Brigade CCA

The Boys’ Brigade is an established uniformed group with a long history of serving the community and nation for over 70 years in Singapore. We provide a meaningful and enjoyable programme of educational, physical and social activities for our pupils that will stand them in good stead when they grow up.

Some of our programmes include personal enrichment, adventure training and community service projects. Through these programmes, they are given opportunities to develop leadership qualities and life skills under the mentorship and guidance of the volunteer adult leaders. All these programmes embody our commitment to the total development of our students to become responsible and useful citizens of our nation.

Some Boys’ Brigade CCA Activities

Skill & Team-building

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Discipline

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Life skills


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New BB Section Leaders for 2019

Every year, new leaders are selected from among the boys. These boys become section leaders, where they guide their section and give the drill commands on a weekly basis. We are glad to announce the new leaders for 2019. They are Zachary Poh and Delvin Chua.

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Boys’ Brigade Awards

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For the last two consecutive years, the Greendale Company (20J) has achieved the Silver Award for the J M Fraser Award for Excellence, given out in recognition of the BB companies' achievements in the areas of administrative and operational efficiency.

Teacher-In-Charge Training Day Time Venue
Mr Darren Nonis - I/C
Mr Wong Yew Hoong
Mr Emmanuel
Friday
1.40 - 3.40 pm
Foyer, Classrooms