Boys' Brigade Programme and Curriculum

Boys' Brigade

  • Anchor Section (Ages 5-7)

  • Team Section (Ages 8-10)

  • Company (Ages 11-13)

  • Seniors (Ages 14-17)


Our programmes are designed with the following outcomes in mind:

  • Boys develop into constructive, caring, resilient, innovative young leaders and contributing citizens.

  • Boys who are fatherless, provided with an adult male role model who mentors and cares for them.

  • Addressing of educational underachievement in boys by partnering with schools to address lack of engagement in learning, literacy and behavioural issues (Bullying).

  • Cycles of family violence broken by connecting families in a safe environment, the teaching of values that support strong families (Discipline, Integrity, Respect, Tenacity) and support of mothers parenting alone.

  • Police assisted with the reduction in youth crime by providing regular adult supervised activities.

  • Boys gaining an appreciation of the great outdoors in NZ by providing regular "expeditions" into the NZ bush and mountains.

  • Boys developing an understanding of good care for their health through regular exercise and nutrition.

  • Adult male mental health addressed through the provision of volunteering opportunities that provide men with a mission and purpose.

  • Boys learning practical skills that schools are no longer funded to provide at primary level eg. carpentry, engineering, cooking.

 In addition, our ICONZ units run similar programs :

  • Anchor (Ages 5-7)

  • Adventure (Ages 8-10)

  • Extreme (Ages 11-13)

  • Delta (Ages 14-17)

Awards and Badges - SPACI

At Boys' Brigade weekly action includes activities based on our SPACI system:

S (Spiritual)

P (Physical)

A (Adventure)

C (Community)

I (Interest)

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These SPACI elements are applied within programmes spaced across the year to make the most of seasonal changes which reflect indoor or outdoor focused activities. The system enables our men to guide boys to qualify for dozens of badges which contribute to forming well rounded young men.


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