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The Boys' Brigade is an international Christian youth organization similar to, but older than, the Boy Scouts, established in 1883. The badge is a golden anchor on a red Geneva Cross flanked by golden letter 'B's. The motto, 'Sure and Steadfast', is often placed beneath the badge. See www.boys-brigade.org.uk for more info.
Miles Li, 18 October 2002
The Boys' Brigade was founded in Glasgow by William Smith. Thatís why they wear the Glengarry (the Scottish military hat) as part of their uniform. They donít have a flag in the way that the Scouts do, but they do have Colours for each troop. The design of these varies between troops with some using the ensign design shown here, but others use defaced Union Flags and Saltires.
Graham Bartram, 18 October 2002
As a serving Officer in the 3rd Wallasey Company of the Boys' Brigade I can
give you some more information on the use of Colours in the Brigade. The Boys'
Brigade, as a national organisation in the UK, is split into Districts,
Battalions and then Individual units, or Companies. There are two different
types of Colour used by each District, Battalion and Company. The first is the
District/Battalion/Company Colour. This is the Blue Ensign with a circular BB
crest in the usual position (in the blue part of the Colour) with the
District/Battalion/Company name going around the circle. The second is the
Queen's Colour, which is a Union Flag with the same circular design as above,
with the District/Battalion/Company name around the circle, which is placed in
the centre of the St George's Cross.
Some other information:
Andrew Cannon, 8 March 2004