Theme 2022-Psalms 100:2 Boys and Girls Brigade

Boys and Girls Brigade

BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE BADGES
  1. INTRODUCTION TO BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE

Boys and Girls Brigade is a Christian Organization made of all kinds of people of all ages but mainly the Youth.

The History of Boys and Girls Brigade goes back to the world history.it was started by Sir William Alexander Smith on 4th/October 1883 in Glasgow in Scotland.

Boys and Girls Brigade started expanding and growing where it came into Africa and more particularly Rwanda where it arrived in the Diocese of Gahini brought by Missionaries of ‘Church Missionery Society’ in 1935.

After Gahini, the following years it expanded in all parts of the country, then it came in Shyira Diocese Parish of Shyira one of the founders of BGB named below Canon NSABIMANA Jean Damascene Canon NDIMKAGA and Canon RUZINDANA Emmanuel After starting Boys and Girls Brigade there has many challenges and led to some down fall in 1975 it was restarted again by Archbishop Emmanuel Mbona Kolini at Cathedral St. Etienne and Remera Parish with the support from some members of BGB of Uganda and Kenya.

STRUCTURE OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE

Every small group at the church level has sections many churches make up a Company. Many Parishes make up a Battalion 2 or 3 Diocese make up a Province and many Provinces make up National Boys and Girls Brigade and when National Boys and Girls Brigade come together to make a Regional Fellowship and Rwanda has Joined the East African Regional Fellowship. Regional fellowships when combined make the Global fellowship which is the Global leadership worldwide.

NB: Boys and Girls Brigade is a Faith Based Organization working in all Christian Bodies that means is does not look at Denominations.

BOYS BRIGADE BADGE

After Boys and Girls Brigade came into the Diocese it restarted on 21/11/2004 with the Support from the Rt Rev John RUCYAHANA with the support from Captain Rev.Mwizerwa Eric who had given the first trainings. Boys and Girls Brigade in  Shyira Diocese has regained momentum and give birth  to the Diocese of Kivu and supported other 2 Diocese of Butare and Byumba.

Boys and Girls Brigade Leaders:

  • 2004-2008:Cpt.Arch.ZIGIRANYIRAZO Justin
  • 2009-2019:Cpt Canon Damascene NSABIMANA
  • 2019-        :Cpt Ven.Noel NZABANITA

Founders and Members of Boys and Girls Brigade:

GIRLS BRIGADE BADGE
  • Cpt. NYIRANZAGE MFITUMUKIZA Vestine
  • Cpt. NSENGIYUMVA Maurice
  • Cpt.TUYISENGE Benoit
  • Cpt.MANIRIHO Assuerus

STRUCTURE OF BGB IN SHYIRA DIOCESE

Committee of Boys and Girls Brigade in Shyira Diocese:

Boys and Girls Team Shyira Diocese
  1. Patron of BGB: The Rt. Rev. Dr Samuel MUGIRANEZA MUGISHA Bishop of Shyira Diocese
  2. Founder :Bishop Emeritus John RUCYAHANA
  3. President of BGB: Capt. Ven. Noel NZABANITA
  4. Trainer BGB: Capt. NYIRANZAGE  MFITUMUKIZA Vestine
  5. Assistant Trainer BGB: Lt. IMANIZABAYO Eric 
  6. Secretary BGB: Lt HODARI Clement
  7. Accountant BGB : Lt. NZABANDORA Jean de Dieu
  • MEMBERS OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE
Boys and Girls Brigade at Sonrise

In Shyira Diocese today we have 832 Members and we have 250 who are  getting awaiting to enter into Boys and Girls Brigade.

VISION BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE

BGB Children and Young People experience life in full and Living in a Godly way.

To reach the young People, teaching and guiding them through their relationship with God and humanity, in order to contribute positively towards the Family, Church and Community

MISSION OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE

 “To promote the Boys and Girls characters of Obedience,Reverence,Discipline,self-respect, self-control and as followers of the Lord Jesus to acquire a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life

CORE VALUES OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE

  • Faith
  • Caring
  • Inspiring
  • Trusting

BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE MOTTOS

BOYS BRIGADE MOTTO

           Sure and Steadfast:  Heb.6:19

GIRLS BRIGADE MOTTO

            Seek, serve and follow Christ 🙁 Mat.6:33)

Boys Brigade Member Shyira Diocese

BOYS AND GIRLS ANTHEM(Kinyarwanda)

1.     INDIRIMBO YA BGB: 201 mu gushimisha Imana.

1. Bayoboke, mubyuke Mwe, ntore z’ Umwami,

Mufate mu maboko Intwaro za Yesu

Mu nzira yo kunesha Tuyoborwa na Yesu,

Tujyane na W’ iteka, Aturwanirire

2. Impanda ziravuze Nimuze,

mwitabe Ikamba ry’ ubugingo

N’ ingabire yanyu Ni mwangwa n’ ababisha Mukomere,

murwane, Mugir’ umwete mwinshi, Mutsinde Satani

3. Mubyuke, mutabare, Mudashidikanya Ntihagir’ usigara;

Mutumbire Yesu Kandi mujye mutwara

Intwaro zo kwizera Zizatuma munesha, Mugir’ ibyishimo

4. Mubyuke vuba vuba, Murwane mwihwema

Mwizer’izina ryera; Ni ryo muneshesha

Ni muva ku rugamba Mutahanye na Yesu,

St John The Baptist BGB Leaders

Muzabon’ amahoro Y’ iteka mw’ ijuru

4 PILLARS OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE

  1. Spiritual 
  2. Social 
  3. Sport  
  4. Education

Aims of Boys Brigade

The main Aim of Boys Brigade is to expand and grow the Kingdom of God:

Aims of Girls Brigade

The Aim of Girls Brigade is to help girls to be Followers of Jesus Christ our King.

Age groups of BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE

  1. Group called Anchors Section: Age 6-8.
  2. Group called Junior Section :Age 9-11
  3. Group called Company Section :Age 12-14
  4. Group called Senior Section: All above 15.

Principles of Boys and Girls Brigade:

  1. To be a Good Christian
  2. To obey and listen to Church leaders and Boys and Girls Brigade Team Leaders
  3. To obey all People
  4. Avoid divisionism and Segregation
  5. Follow the Rules and Regulations of Boys and Girls Brigade
  6. Always on time
  7. Always show love to others
  8. Always accept Advise
  9. Always set the best example
  10. Always be honest
  11. Always have a Vision

INCOME GENERATING PROJECTS.

Some of the Projects that are managed by Boys and Girls Brigade in Shyira Diocese:

  • Cathedral Boys and Girls Brigade Drill
  • Gitare Piggery Project
  • Murambo Send a Lamb Project to BGB Members
  • Jomba Saving Groups among BGB Members.
  • Rugendabare Piggery Project
  • Gasebeya Piggery Project
  • Moma Rabbit raring Project
  • Mukamira and Nyamutera no members
Boys and Girls Brigade Parade

In the mood of working together to build Boys and Girls Brigade we worked on how to help and support us.

  1. RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

Every year we work together in bringing and recruit new members by helping,teach,train them. We asked the Assistant trainer to follow up and give the report that can help us in getting a clear view of Boys and Girls Brigade.We have children in Murambo, Cathedral (Ryandinzi subparish),Nyamutera and Mukamira who are ready to bring in new members this year.

When giving ranks to new members President or the trainer give new members Lieutenant because Captain can only be giving out by Capt Eric or Trainer Aristobile.