The 12th 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 face lift 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, Water bomb and Laser Tag.
In the Boys’ Brigade here at 12th (BR), 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 instils 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. Amongst 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 fulfil 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.
Written by: SCLT Tan Bin Soon & SSG Leon Seow
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School: Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
Mr Low Seow Boon
Miss Lim Ruoh Wen
Mr Alexis Ho
Sponsoring Church: Barker Road Methodist Church
Captain: Mr Samuel Tay
Chaplain: Reverend Malcom Tan
Commanding Officer: Mr Ong Wey Shi
NCO COUNCIL 2013/14
Company Sergeant Major: Staff Sergeant Heng Kingjin
Deputy Company Sergeant Major: Sergeant Aloysius Chia
Band Sergeant Major: Staff Sergeant Samuel Khoo
Drum Sergeant Major: Sergeant Cedric Chua
Juniors Company Sergeant Major: Sergeant Paul Howe
Charlie Wing Sergeant: Sergeant Ethan Lee
Deputy Charlie Wing Sergeant: Sergeant Ryan Lim
Delta Wing Sergeant: Sergeant Dominic Ang
Deputy Delta Wing Sergeant: Sergeant Tan Yi Teng
Awards NCO: Staff Sergeant Timothy Ying
Publications NCO: Sergeant Andee Lim
Deputy Publications NCO: Sergeant Ezra Lye
Quatermaster: Sergeant Joseph Teo
Deputy Quatermaster: Sergeant Matthew Lim
Admin NCO: Sergeant Marcus Cheong
Deputy Admin NCO: Sergeant Joshua Sim
Christian Education/Worship NCO: Sergeant Richard Ng
Deputy Christian Education/Worship NCO: Sergeant Bertranne Lee
Squad Sergeant C1: Corporal Pang Weile
Squad Sergeant C2: Corporal Sean Loke
Squad Sergeant C3: Sergeant Anthony Harris Christian
Squad Sergeant D1: Sergeant Joel Tan
Squad Sergeant D2: Sergeant Gaius Tan
Squad Sergeant D3: Sergeant Ryan Goh