Story: Youth organisations

Boys' Brigade poster 1955

 Boys' Brigade poster 1955

The Boys' Brigade was one of the more devout youth organisations of the 20th century, with close links to the Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches. In terms of membership, the brigade has never been as popular as Scouts. Its heyday was the 1950s and the 1960s – in the mid-1960s its membership was 12,000.

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Reference: Eph-A-ASSOCIATIONS-B-1955-01-front

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Helen Dollery, 'Youth organisations - Christian youth organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Helen Dollery, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 31 Jan 2019