Celebrating140 Years
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Celebrating140 Years

Spring 2024

Groups across the country have got involved with a range of special activities, challenges and events, providing members with an opportunity to take part in these celebrations and create unique memories.

140 Monopoly Challenge  

Over 700 young people and leaders in 140 teams took part in our 140 Monopoly Challenge in London, Glasgow, Manchester & Aberdeen, racing to visit as many properties as possible on that city’s Monopoly board in five hours.


Congratulations to our winning teams in each location:

1st Lindfield (London)
1st Rainford (Manchester)
4th/5th Kilmarnock (Glasgow)
1st Rosehearty (Aberdeen).

Juniors 140 Sleepover

Around 2,000 Juniors in over 100 locations took part in our Juniors 140 Sleepover, getting involved in our specially created sleepover programme, including party themed minute to win it challenges, our Juniors 140 quiz, toasting marshmallows, the sleeping bag prayer, litter picking, a pizza party and more!

We also were able to bring 1,500 Juniors together on Saturday evening for our online gathering, almost certainly our biggest BB online gathering ever! This saw us checking in with some of the locations, setting some fun on the spot challenges and hearing a special message from Christian magician, Paul Brown.

Anchors 140 Challenge

Members of Anchors have been getting involved in the celebrations through our Anchors 140 Challenge, being tasked with creating the number ‘140’ in the most creative way possible. There have been lots of brilliant submissions, including using glow sticks, BB uniform, games equipment, cakes, food bank donations, seashells, candles and more!

140 Prayer & Thanksgiving 

On the day of our 140th anniversary our Ministry Team hosted an online 140 Prayer & Thanksgiving gathering as part of the celebrations. We were joined by Jonathan Eales, Chief Executive; Rev Stuart Cutler, Brigade Chaplain; and dozens of leaders from across the country.

We thanked God for all that he has done through the ministry of The Boys’ Brigade over the last 140 years and prayed for the ongoing and future ministry of the Brigade.

Celebrating Through Programme 

Groups have also been making use of our 140 Activity Cards to celebrate. This has included seeing Anchors create time capsules that they can open when they are Seniors, Juniors exploring The Boys’ Brigade in numbers, Company taking on our ‘Big BB Quiz’ and Seniors travelling back to 1883 in our ‘140 Years’ activity.