LETTER: Adventure begins here

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I was delighted to read that our friends in the scouting movement is going through a period of growth, and now have the longest waiting list in their history.

This is great news for those delivering youth work throughout the country. The Boys’ Brigade (BB), the world’s first uniformed youth organisation and the movement from which the Scouts stemmed, is also working to grow its numbers via our ‘One for All’ campaign. Though new members have followed, there is still room for new members in many of our groups.

I would encourage young people to consider joining the BB, which affords its members similar opportunities and much more. Our programmes are committed to giving children and young people the chance to excel in new skills or talents, to explore and to discover new things.

In joining the BB not only would children be following in the footsteps of our founder and youth work pioneer, Sir William Smith – but an array of cultural icons, including Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, David Tennent and Dermott O’Leary. As they, and 500,000 members in sixty countries over the 133 years, can confirm: the adventure begins here.

Bill Stevenson

CEO, The Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI

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