The Boys’ Brigade Objective The advancement
of Christ’s kingdom amongst boys and the promotion of habits of obedience, reverence,
discipline and self-respect, and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.
Our Captain Says Our Company has been serving the young people of Solihull and Sheldon
since 1940 from our Headquarters at Lyndon Methodist Church, Solihull.
We typically have seventy plus members ranging from 5 to 18 years of age, making
us one of the largest single uniformed organisations in the borough of Solihull,
as well as one of the largest Boys’ Brigade companies in the Birmingham Battalion.
Our members continue to benefit from an extensive range of activities, classes and
pursuits including football, athletics, swimming as well as being active participants
in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Many of our members, past and present, have
also gone on to achieve the highest award available to Boys’ Brigade members, being
the Queens’ Badge.
Whilst we are very proud of our history we have a great desire to ensure our programme
is both dynamic and retains the interest of our members. The highlight of our programme
for members aged 11 or over is our Annual Summer Camp.
Without doubt we are best known for our Marching Band, which is run in partnership
with our sister Girls’ Brigade Company, the 2nd Solihull. Our Band have a long and
proud history and have enjoyed many highlights, including playing at a packed Royal
Albert Hall and parading through the streets of London. In 2005 the Band also won
the National Contest Class Competition, our greatest achievement to date.
All in all I believe our programme of activities across the whole age range will
guarantee a natural flow of new recruits but when people ask what our strengths are
the answers will be:
· Being founded on very firm Christian foundations and having very strong support
from our Church and Ministry team.
· A solid, stable and reliable team of leaders of all ages, who have shown tremendous
loyalty over the years and who have a wealth of experience in dealing with young
· A diverse skills base among our staff.
If you are interested in joining please contact us.
Jeremy Wassall (Company Captain)
Our Chaplain Says
Jesus is alive in our Boys’ Brigade company. All of our lads attend a weekly devotions
and are introduced to Jesus our saviour and Lord. They are encouraged to attend Church
parades (once a month) and Sunday worship.
My aim as company chaplain is to give opportunity for every boy to experience the
love of God through Jesus Christ, and from that experience to make a personal commitment
to follow Christ throughout their lives. It is hoped that every member of our company
comes to realise that Boys’ Brigade is not an activity but a way of life. After all
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life”.