Planet BB: The Boys’ Brigade Around The World
Ed. David Chant
- Price: £12.95
- Publisher: History Into Print
- ISBN: 9781858583334
- Availability: In Stock
The Boys’ Brigade has just celebrated its
125th Anniversary. In 1883, Sir William Alexander Smith founded the first
uniformed youth organisation in Glasgow. He would soon see his Church based
movement spread to all corners of the world.
This book features histories, stories, and interviews from the UK, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the United States of America.
before has a book been published on the BB around the world. Each article has
been written by experts and dedicated people who are passionate about the work
the BB does in their country. These authors range from boys, officers,
Battalion Secretaries and Presidents.
Everybody involved in this book has donated their time and efforts for no financial reward. Every penny of the royalties from the sales of the book will go towards helping Boys’ Brigade Companies in countries where there is a need for funding. Some find it hard to buy uniforms, sports equipment and band instruments, and many will not even be able to afford to buy this book!
your help, we can provide essential items to help grow the organisation in
countries where there is civil war, drought, and economic crisis. Within the
pages of this book you will find ways of ‘gifting’ copies, or donating to the
work of the BB overseas.
The front cover photograph shows the boys and girls of the 5th Tanjung Morawa Company and was taken by Resien Chiu of Lhokseumawe, Indonesia. Girls now make up more than 50% of some Boys’ Brigade Companies in some countries around the world.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||171 black & white and colour|