The Boys' Brigade is the worlds premier voluntary youth organisation founded in Glasgow by Sir William Alexander Smith on 4th October 1883. It's object is the advancement of Christ's Kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian Manliness. Worldwide the membership now stands at around half a million.
In 1905 the Brigade came to Southport and in June 1946 with six companies the Southport & District Battalion was formed. Over the past 69 years new companies have continued to be established and others closed, now there are seven.
Southport itself is a popular holiday resort in the North West of England and is an ideal location for Company Camps as well as family holidays.