The 12BR Company was established in 1994. It started when a new lease of life was given to the Barker Road Campus after major renovations and a facelift made way for a new full school. The vision was to start a BB company in the school. This vision was spearheaded by Mr Tye Yew Meng from the BB Headquarters. The vision became a reality when the initiative received the blessing from the principal, Mr Ng Eng Chin.
Since then, The Boy’s Brigade in ACS (BR) has grown over the years, reaching a peak strength of over a 100 members from the period 2005 to 2007. The Boys’ Brigade in ACS (Barker Road) continues to provide a fun, wholesome and exciting program for the Boys. This is done so that they may grow in stature and character, as well as be enriched and fulfilled during their years in ACS (BR). Apart from the usual activities such as Drill, which is found in most Uniformed Groups, some of the highlights in the Boy’s Brigade here in ACS (Barker Road) includes Paintball, Dragon boating, Rock Climbing, Lan Gaming, Waterbomb and Laser Tag.
In the Boys’ Brigade here at 12BR, we organise at least 3 main camps each year. The camps are:
The Target Award and Awards Camp, The Company Camp, and The Leadership Training Camp.
The Target Award Camp is a camp for new recruits and it instills into each of them the core value and tradition of The Boys’ Brigade and how the BB is being managed. During this camp, the new recruits would have to sit for a promotions test before they can qualify to move up to the rank of Private. The test comprises of knowing basic BB knowledge taught to them during the Target Award Badge lessons. Among other things, these would include the BB Vesper and Table Grace.
The Awards camp usually runs concurrently with the Target Award Camp. It is for present members of the brigade. The camp covers various badge work, such as First Aid and Drill
The Company Camp, a “FUN” camp whereby the company members bond with one another through various fun and interactive activities. A key activity is the “Amazing Race”, where BB boys are divided into groups. Each group will be given a Clue Sheet and the boys have to decipher the clues and race to different stations over the island to fulfill the requirements of the race. It is through games like this that builds up team spirit and cooperation. The Company camp is managed largely by the Secondary Twos, the next-in-line to run the company. The BB Officers will be watching over this group of potential leaders and talent scout them based on their strengths.
The Leadership Training Camp or more commonly known as The “LTC” is a camp where discipline, teamwork and leadership are the key priorities for reinforcement. Here, the officers stress this very thoroughly, as each member of the Brigade is trained for leadership, both intellectually and physically. All BB boys are required to go for this camp if they so wish to be promoted. But the best of it all is that, after one goes through the training at LTC, one would have learned to be more responsible and learned to have a good sense of time management.
To be the Youth Organisation of Choice.
To nurture Youth, based on Christian values, to lead and serve.
We are First for Youth
We provide fun, meaningful and challenging activities.
We are committed to serving the community.
We are served and led by volunteers.
We are enterprising, in tune with our changing world.
We actively engage our stakeholders.
We are a Christian organisation, for all Youth.
School: Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
Mr Alexis Ho
Mdm Low Hei Chin
Mdm Jeanette Wee
Mr Low Seow Boon
Mr Andrew Tan
Sponsoring Church: Barker Road Methodist Church
Chaplain: Reverend Wendy Watson
Assistant Chaplain: Reverend Benjamin Fong
Chairman: Mr Tye Yew Meng
Captain: Mr Samuel Tay
Officer Commanding: Mr Jared Choo
NCO COUNCIL 2020/2021
Company Sergeant Major: Sergeant Nathan Ong
Deputy Company Sergeant Major (Admin): Sergeant Jayden Lim
Deputy Company Sergeant Major (Programmes): Sergeant Ean Tan
Band Major: Sergeant Jadon Bok
Charlie Wing Commander: Corporal Reuven Lim
Delta Wing Commander: Corporal Cruz Chua
Admin NCO: Corporal Leonard Goh
Awards NCO: Corporal Sean Phua
Assistant Awards NCO: Corporal Jordan Teo
Publications NCO: Corporal Ethan Liew
Christian Education NCO: Corporal Nathan Chow
Juniors NCO: Corporal Caleb Ho
Quartermaster: Corporal Jerome Tan
Assistant Quartermaster: Corporal Eugene Choo
Squad Leader C1: Corporal Linus Tan
Squad Leader C2: Corporal Hansel Chin
Squad Leader C3: Corporal Jacob Lei
Squad Leader C4: Corporal Sean Phua
Squad Leader C5: Corporal Caleb Ho
Squad Leader C6: Corporal Dylan Au
Squad Leader D1: Corporal Eugene Choo
Squad Leader D2: Corporal Jerome Tan
Squad Leader D3: Corporal Ethan Liew
Squad Leader D4: Corporal Anthony Lee
Squad Leader D5: Corporal Jordan Teo
Squad Leader D6: Corporal Nathanel Teo