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A shared journal about people of The Boys' Brigade in Singapore. Experience impactful moments, enjoy the fun and games; and take a glimpse into the thoughts and motivations of the members of our BB Family!
LTA Patrick Koh
Brigade Vice President (Back row, second from the right)
|"I joined The Boys' Brigade in 1989. I was first drawn to the BB by the smart uniform and shimmering badges. In the course of five years in the Company, I collected all the badges a Boy could possibly get.
As I looked back, what I gained from the BB that lasted till this day is the Band of Brothers whom I am still actively in touch with. The friendships that lasted till today way surpassed the badges and uniform that I was first drawn to."
Brigade Vice President
83J Singapore Company
MacPherson Primary School
1 February 2018
LTA Lam wee woon
Captain of the 48th Singapore Company (Seated Bottom Right)
|"My favourite memory about BB is from 2012 when participating teams from the 48th Singapore Company came in as Champions and Second Runner-up for the BB Blaze. (BB Blaze is a 40km endurance race across Singapore that incorporates sports such as cycling, rafting, abseiling, archery, etc.)
It was after much training and hard work. Everyone from the Boys to the trainers were diligent and motivated to achieve this feat. This was after having achieved a similar accomplishment 8 years ago in 2004 when our Boys team and Open team came in as Champions in their categories whilst the Boys Relay team came in 2nd place.
This 2012 victory was sweeter for me as an Officer and trainer because I saw how the 2 teams pulled through adversities such as injuries during the race to overcome all odds to achieve victory by giving their best as well as their all."
48th Singapore Company
Zhonghua Secondary School
17 January 2018
LTA Poh Leong berg
Brigade President (Facing the Boys, wearing a cap)
|"I remembered back then when I was younger and actively serving as an Officer in the 23rd Singapore Company, I did many outdoor and adventure activities, together with the Officers and Boys. In particular, I would have an annual canoeing camp over 2 weekends with the Boys during the March holidays. I remembered getting sunburnt, yes very bad sunburn, where my skin was very red and would then peel after a couple of days lasting about a week.
During the canoeing sessions, we had fun while learning different canoeing skills. After mastering the skills, we would have a mini expedition on the last day to Seletar Island and back to Sembawang Park, which took us a couple of hours. From this activity, values such as teamwork, leadership, resilience, and adventurous spirit, which is about being daring to try, having a can-do and never-say-die attitude were gained.
Deep friendships were forged and whenever we meet, this is one event we will usually talk about, the pain and the achievement."
23rd Singapore Company
Springfield Secondary School
12 January 2018