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The Kindred Lodges Association (KLA) was formed in 1952 to encourage Masonic Lodges formed by, or including, Masons who are, or were, involved in Youth Work to link together.

Membership of the KLA is available to existing Freemasons either through being a member of a subscribing lodge, or as an individual Associate Member. Whether as a Member or an Associate Member, you have the same rights and privileges due to all masons with the ability to attend any Festival Meeting of the Association.

The prime activity, other than encouraging inter Lodge visiting, is to hold two Festival meetings each year. The dress for these meetings is the uniform of their youth organisation for those entitled to wear it. An occasional newsletter is distributed to all individual associate members as well as the member Lodges.

The purpose of this website is to promote awareness of the KLA, its organisation, and its activities.

KLA Officers

The current Officers of the KLA are
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The following KLA roles also have email addresses:
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International Secretary: W.Bro Lee Curtis

Contact the Kindred Lodges Association via:
The Secretary, KLA
83 Leeds Old Road
Heckmondwike
West Yorkshire
WF16 9AG

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The former Officers of the Kindred Lodges Association are:

Chairman:
1979 to 1986 W Bro Dennis Cooper
1986 to 1989 W Bro Dennis Dudley
1989 to 2004 W Bro Peter Ingram
2004 to 2004 W Bro Ron Hall
2004 to W Bro Steve Gough

Deputy Chairman:
1988 to 1989 W Bro Peter Ingram
1991 to 1996 W Bro Keith Lower
1996 to 2004 W Bro Ron Hall
2004 to 2004 W Bro Steve Gough
2004 to 2015 W Bro Cyril Davison

Secretary:
1976 to 1976 W Bro Stanley Wright
1976 to 1981 W Bro Victor Smart
1981 to 1987 W Bro Ben Catt
1987 to 2004 W Bro Cyril Davison
2004 to W Bro Brian Hughes

Treasurer:
1979 to 1988 W Bro Stuart Hamilton
1988 to 1991 W Bro Stuart Wood
1991 to 2004 W Bro Brian Richardson
2004 to 2010 W Bro Derek Burt
2010 to W Bro Alan Beavis

History of the KLA

Many of us know that our mother lodges sprang from groupings of brethren of the same profession: Bankers; Accountants; Engineers; Industrialists; Musicians; Theatrical Artists; and so on. It was inevitable that similar bodies forming lodges in different areas would eventually link up and foster the development of the Craft in some provinces and the growth of a closer link as a result of their twin fraternities.

Very much like the Premier Grand Lodge, which was formed in 1716 by four Lodges meeting at the ‘Goose and Grid Iron’ alehouse in St Paul’s Church Yard in London, the origins of the Kindred Lodges Association (KLA) date back to a meeting held in the library of The Scout Association H.Q on 5th February 1952. It is known that there were five Lodges whose membership comprised present and past Scout Leaders and supporters of the Movement:

  • The Quest Lodge, No 5969, Province of East Lancashire
  • Juventus Lodge, No 6473, London
  • Pro Juventus Lodge, No 6999, Province of Middlesex
  • Quest Lodge, No 7102, Province of Durham
  • Torch Lodge, No 7231, London

At that meeting, a proposal was made by W Bro Murray Napier that the brethren of these five lodges meet together as a convenient Masonic venue in London. This was approved and W Bro Capt D M Penrose agreed to write to the other Lodges explaining the idea and inviting their support. It was first thought that a date near St George’s Day (23rd April) might be a suitable time to meet - St George being the Patron Saint of Scouting - but at a further meeting it was decided to hold the first ‘Festival’ Meeting on 11 September 1953 at the Talbot Restaurant, London Wall, London. In all 86 brthren were present - from Quest, Juventus, and Torch Lodges, together with other invited brethren. The work at the first Festival meeting was a demonstration of the First, Fourth and Fifth sections of the First Degree Lectures, presented by W Bros Grumbridge and Morgan. This was followed by a paper given by W Bro C N Potter on ‘The Origins and History of Freemasonry’.

Since then the KLA has been growing, cementing those foundations. It now embraces members of the Boy's Brigade Lodges and we have many associate members of Scout and other Youth Groups who are Masons in other Lodges. Links have also been formed with Lodges and like minded brethren overseas, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Holland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, and the United States of America.

Our links are truly spread over the four quarters of the globe, embracing Freemasons who have an interest in the future of the World's youth.

Member Lodges

The following are the current Member Lodges of the Kindred Lodges Association:

  • North Kent Lodge no 2499, West Kent
  • The Lancashire Scouting Lodge of Allegiance no 6384, East Lancashire
  • Quest Lodge no 7102, Durham
  • Torch Lodge no 7236, London
  • Venturer Lodge no 7897, Essex
  • Juventus Lodge no 8105, South Wales (Warrant surrendered)
  • Venture Lodge no 8198, Northumberland
  • Pathfinder Lodge no 8236, Yorkshire West Riding
  • Pinewood Lodge no 8426, Surrey
  • Red Scarf Lodge no 8448, London
  • Arrowhead Lodge of Freedom no 8500, West Lancashire
  • Pathfinder Lodge no 8596, Worcestershire
  • Kudu Lodge no 8662, Hertfordshire
  • Compass Lodge no 8765, Leicestershire & Rutland
  • Fleur De Lys Lodge no 1722(SC)
  • Fleur De Lis Lodge no 8969, Kent
  • Sure and Stedfast Lodge no 8991, South Wales Eastern Division
  • Pioneer Lodge no 9065, Derbyshire
  • Sure and Stedfast Lodge of the Kings Messenger no 9100, London
  • Duo Fraternitates Lodge no 9146, Bedfordshire
  • Sure and Stedfast Lodge no 9130, Derbyshire
  • Woodsmoke Lodge no 9317, Yorkshire West Riding
  • Middlesex St George Lodge no 9325, Middlesex
  • Sure and Stedfast Lodge no 619 (IC), Northern Ireland (Warrant surrendered)
  • Sure and Stedfast Lodge no 9326, West Lancashire (Warrant surrendered)
  • Sure and Stedfast Lodge no 9365, Worcestershire (Warrant surrendered)
  • Impeesa Lodge no 9385, Gloucestershire
  • Indaba Lodge no 9454, Durham
  • Kibblestone Lodge no 9504, Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire Scout Lodge no 9648, Warwickshire (Warrant surrendered)
  • Walesby Forest Lodge no 9674, Nottinghamshire
  • Rudyard Kipling Lodge no 9681, Lincolnshire
  • Brownsea Island Lodge no 9689, Dorset
  • The Scout Lodge no 9783, Devonshire
  • The Scout Lodge no 9814, Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire
  • Be Prepared Lodge no 9845, Berkshire
  • The Scout Lodge no 9850, Norfolk
  • Pax Hill Lodge no 9878, Hampshire & Isle of Wight
  • Unity, Peace and Concord, no 316, London (Installed Masters Lodge of the KLA)
  • Wheatsheaf Lodge no 9170, Cheshire (surrendering Warrant 2017)
  • Scoutcraft Lodge no 9939, Bristol

The following are Associate Member Lodges of the Kindred Lodges Association in Africa, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand:

  • Baden-Powell Lodge no 488, UGL of Victoria
  • Lodge Baden-Powell no 646, UGL of New South Wales (currently in recess)
  • Baden-Powell Lodge no 505, UGL of Queensland
  • Baden-Powell Lodge no 222, UGL of Southern Australia
  • Baden-Powell Lodge no 350, UGL of Western Australia
  • The Baden-Powell Lodge no 381, Grand Lodge of New Zealand
  • Baden-Powell Lodge no 9370, District of South Africa, North Division
  • Austral Lodge no 2534, District of South Africa, Central Division

The following are other Masonic Degrees and Lodges with a connection to the Kindred Lodges Association:

Contact Us

KLA UK Secretary

Brian Hughes

83 Leeds Old Road
Heckmondwike
West Yorkshire
WF16 9AG UK

01924 500692

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Future Festival meetings

Spring 2018:  Venture Lodge 8198, Northumberland (7th April 2018)
Autumn 2018: Pathfinder 8236, Yorkshire West Riding (22nd Sept 2018)

Spring 2019: Walesby Forest 9674, Nottinghamshire
Autumn 2019: Be Prepared 9845, Berkshire

Spring 2020: North Kent Lodge 2499, West Kent
Autumn 2020: Pax Hill Lodge 9878, Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Spring 2021: Woodsmoke Lodge 9317, Yorkshire West Riding
Autumn 2021: Scoutcraft Lodge 9936, Bristol

Details will be available from the relevant Lodge and the KLA in due course. Should any KLA Lodge wish to host a Festival, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past Festival Meetings:

 

 

SPRING FESTIVAL

 

AUTUMN FESTIVAL

 

Year

Lodge Name

Lodge No.

Lodge Name

Lodge No.

2017

Indaba

9454

Rudyard Kipling

9681

2016

Brownsea Island

9689

Scout Lodge - Norfolk

9850

2015

Scout Lodge (Devon)

9783

Impeesa

9385

2014

Arowhead Lodge of Freedom

8500

Sure & Steadfast

9236

2013

Scout Lodge

9814

Venturer Lodge

7897

2012

Pioneer

9065

Pinewood

8426

2011

Sure & Stedfast

8991

Torch

2736

2010

Duo Fraternitates

9146

Lancashire Scout

6384

2009

Indaba

9454

Woodsmoke

9317

2008

Compass

8765

Red Scarf

8448

2007

Arrowhead

8500

Brownsea Island

9689

2006

Rudyard Kipling

9681

Juventus

8150

2005

Pathfinder

9236

Walesby Forest

9674

2004

Woodsmoke

9317

Sure & Stedfast

9130

2003

Pioneer

9065

Venturer

7897

2002

Sure & Stedfast

9365

Pinewood

8426

2001

Fluer de Lis

8969

Warwickshire Scout

9648

2000

Pathfinder

8596

Impeesa

9385

1999

Compass

8765

Sure & Stedfast

9326

1998

Arrowhead

8500

Pathfinder

8236

1997

Indaba

9454

Juventus

6473

1996

Kibblestone

9504

Torch

7236

1995

Juventus

8105

Venturer

7897

1994

Pathfinder

8596

The Quest

5969

1993

Pathfinder

8236

Red Scarf

8448

1992

Pioneer

9065

Sure & Stedfast K.M.

9100

1991

Arrowhead

8500

Kudu

8662

1990

Sure & Stedfast

8991

Pinewood

8426

1989

Gauntlet

8140

Torch

7236

1988

Pioneer

9065

Arrowhead

8500

1987

Compass

8765

Quest

7102

1986

Fluer de Lys

1722

Red Scarf

8448

1985

Pathfinder

8236

Gauntlet

8140

1984

Pathfinder

8596

Juventus

6473

1983

Pathfinder

8236

Venturer

7897

1982

Pathfinder

8236

Compass

8765

1981

Red Scarf

8448

 

1980

Pinewood

8426

 

1979

Kudu

8662

 

1978

Arrowhead

8500

 

1977

The Quest

5969

 

1976

Gauntlet

8140

 

1975

Torch

7236

 

1974

Quest

7102

 

1973

Pathfinder

8236

 

1972

Venturer

7897

 

1971

Venture

8198

 

1970

Juventus

6473

 

1969

The Quest

5969

 

1968

Gauntlet

8140

 

1967

Torch

7236

 

1966

Juventus

6473

 

1965

Quest

7102

 

1964

Venturer

7897

 

1963

The Quest

5969

 

1962

Torch

7236

 

1961

Juventus

6473

 

1960

The Quest

5969

 

1959

Torch

7236

 

1958

Pro Juventute

6999

 

1957

Juventus

6473

 

1956

The Quest

5969

 

1955

Torch

7236

 

1954

Pro Juventute

6999

 

1953

Juventus

6473

 

 

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