Boys' Brigade

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Founded by William Alexander Smith in Glasgow in 1883. Smith started the brigade as a means of controlling the boys who attended his Scottish free church Sunday school. He sought to use military drill and discipline for the religious and moral improvement of the boys. The crest of the brigade was an anchor and its motto ‘Sure and Stedfast’. The uniform consisted of a ‘pill‐box’ cap, belt, and haversack.

Subjects: British History.

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