The Boys' Brigade operates in some 60 countries throughout the world.
The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore is affliated to the Global Fellowship, which has grown into a vast BB network representing more than 750,000 young people globally.BB Singapore is also a member of the East Asia Regional Fellowship (EARF), one of the 10 regional fellowship of the World Conference. EARF is also responsible for the BB extension work within its region, focusing mainly in the countries in South East Asia. Currently, there are Boys’ Brigade movements in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Macau and Indonesia that the committee is involved in training and financial support. Works are also underway in Myanmar & Philippines.
BB Asia has been formed out of a desire to maintain the unity, purpose and specific character of The Boys' Brigade everywhere. It came into being to give The Boys' Brigade an international organisation which would advance its growth, interest and cause.
The objects of BB Asia are:
- to promote the development and extension of The Boys' Brigade to new fields and territories
- to strengthen the work of The Boys' Brigade internationally and within each member country
- to help its members to develop and adapt their respective programmes to the needs arising out of the conditions in which young people live and work
- to develop sympathy, understanding, and cooperation among all its members.
On 7 May 2002 , at the East Asia Regional Fellowship meeting held in Bangkok , Thailand , the idea of BB Asia was first mooted and a Pro-tem Committee formed under the chairmanship of Mr Michael Moorthy, the Brigade President of BB Malaysia. The paper entitled 'Extending The Boys' Brigade', proposing the new international confederation came from Mr Lim K Tham of BB Singapore.
BB Asia was officially inaugurated on 26 July 2003 in Johor Baru when BB representatives from Hong Kong , Indonesia , Malaysia , Singapore and Thailand signed a memorandum of agreement giving birth to the regional association.
Click on the link to get to BB Asia: http://bbasia.org/