The Boys’ Brigade is one of the oldest uniformed voluntary youth organizations in the world, founded in 1883 in Scotland. It is a Christian youth movement with a strong emphasis on discipline, built on four pillars: Christian Citizenship, Education, Physical (recreation and drill), and Service (social/community).
The Bahamas branch was founded in 1909. Capt. Fernley Palmer, President, and Lt. Everette Mackey, V.P., Operations, talk about the challenges facing the organization, including a decline in membership in recent years, and how organizations like the Boys’ Brigade can help to tackle the social ills we’re facing in our society today.
The Bahamas branch desperately needs a building for its headquarters. To address that, this weekend legendary Bahamian entertainer Pat Rahming will host “The Pat Rahming Show”, a black-tie (optional) dinner and entertainment showcase.
We talk with Rahming LIVE via telephone. He tells us the “red carpet” event is set for Saturday, April 25. It will feature cocktails at 7pm and dinner at 8pm, and will showcase Rahming and other performers. It takes place at John Watlings Distillery at the Buena Vista Estate on Delancy Street. Tickets are $125 and are available at Logos Bookstore in Harbour Bay, or call 328-8181.
Log on to boysbrigadebahamas.org for more information about the organization.
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