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BB members in Christchurch, New Zealand enjoy a tramp during the Camp! ...

Otira camp 2017 boys having a blast even a day tramp on the damp.

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Great to see members of The Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade of Brockton, Massachusetts in the USA working on putting together their box for their Christmas toy drive to Haiti. They are getting as many toys as they can to send to a charity they are supporting ‘Children in Haiti’. ...

Today, we worked on our box for Christmas toy drive to Haiti. We are excited to send as many toys to our friends - Children in Haiti.

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Busy few days coming up. Training Workshop in Kampala for East African organisations and the organisations in Central and Southern Africa are meeting at two venues (Ndola and Cape Town) to look at strategy and support. The prayers of the wider family for successful outcomes welcomed. ...

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History

Global Fellowship was formed in 1963 to provide a meeting point for Boys’ Brigade organisations around the world and to establish each national organisation as autonomous, rather than following instructions from the UK.

Our first member was established over 120 years ago by Sir William Alexander Smith with the establishment of The Boys’ Brigade in the United Kingdom (BBUK). In 1963 the international department of BBUK was replaced by The World Conference of Boys’ Brigade.

The objective of the new entity was to ensure that ownership and the decisions of BB were shared internationally, rather than under the jurisdiction of the UK alone. In 2002 the World Conference underwent a name change and became known as the Global Fellowship (GF) of Christian Youth. This change was to acknowledge the growing and diverse nature of youth organisations who desire to partner with us. While some work exclusively with boys and young men, others welcome boys, girls, teenagers and young adults from the age of 5 to 25 years.

Along with the name change in 2002, GF began a formal affiliation with the World Council of Churches. This relationship affirms that our primary partnership is with the Christian church

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