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Flowers Laid for BB Founder

Wednesday October 5

The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland marked its 133rd anniversary at a special service of thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.
 
The anniversary service was led by BB Scotland Chaplain, the Rev Derek Hughes, and was attended by nearly 100 people, including 20 BB leaders and young people.
 
Flowers were laid next to a plaque commemorating the organisation’s founder, Sir William Smith, by Barry Williams (17) and Matthew Turnbull (17) from the 2nd/4th Motherwell company.
 
Bill Stevenson acting CEO of the Boys’ Brigade UK & Republic of Ireland, said: “The service brought together people of all ages to give thanks to the vision of the Brigade’s founder, Sir William Smith.  I was delighted to see some of current members attending and even some leaders from BB Hong Kong!
 
“Days like today remind us of our proud history but also help us focus on the needs of today’s young people.
 
“Whilst the BB has been around for some time, the organisation is as committed as ever to offer a safe place where young people can have fun, learn and be themselves.”
 
Since Sir William Smith started the 1st Glasgow company, the BB has grown into a worldwide youth organisation spanning over 60 countries with a  total membership in excess of half a million young people.


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