Gilwell has gone Virtual...

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Last weekend saw no one at Gilwell and yet still managed to run the Gilwell Reunion ...in a different way!! Covid 19 prevented the usual thousands of adults in camp and instead saw many thousands all across the world connect via the internet into the many sessions and presentations through the weekend.

Virtual Reunion was a resounding success and the KLA presented a session that explored the links between Scouting and Freemasonry. The video can be seen here...

The KLA session was also backed up with a useful download ... Free Download: Creating local connections.. The Scouts and Freemasonry… a guide to successful support.

COVID-19 Meeting Update

Cancellation of Autumn Festival : The KLA Festival due to be held on Saturday 24th October 2020 will NOT go ahead, Pax Lodge will still be meeting (subject to current restrictions) and have asked to move the festival to Autumn 2022.

Our Past Masters Lodge: The Lodge of Unit, Peace and Concord No 316 is in ongoing discussions about their Autumn Meeting 

The Spring Festival on 17th April 2021, Hosted by Woodsmoke Lodge in Huddersfield is in planning and they will shortly be issuing a booking form with all information.

ScoutsCymru

ScoutsCymruScoutsCymru offers challenge and adventure to over 20,000 members in Wales. We aim to contribute to the development of young people and help them achieve their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. We believe that young people develop best when they are “learning by doing”, when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

Read more: ScoutsCymru

Walesby Forest

Dobbie with Tony Harvey, receiving the tile on behalf of Walesby Forest from Steve Hides accompanied by the PGM David Pratt.

Donations KLA have made

£100.00 to East Lancashire Masonic Charity - The Manchester Bombing Appeal.

£250.00 to Promise Path Appeal - Gilwell Park

Lodge of Unity, Peace and Concord 316 – Update on arrangements for Autumn Meeting.

Donation KLA have Received

£235.00 received from Pathfinder Lodge No:8236, Our express thanks to the Worshipful Master and Brethren for this gift.

£259.89 received from Sure & Stedfast Lodge No: 9326 ( Liverpool) closure 

£116.00 received from Griffin Lodge No:9737 (Rugby) Talk to Past Masters Lodge by KLA Chair

Reaching out from New Zealand

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New Zealand Scout Youth Foundation's

WOW – we announce our first $1000 donation for the Scout Opportunity Fund. On February 22nd with Scouts NZ we launched the Scout Opportunity Fund as a source of support for children who simply cannot afford to join our Scouts adventure. We’ve received a number of donations but this first $1000 donation is top. It is from a Scout Associate who wrote “I was fortunate to attend the recent reception at Government House and was very impressed with Kate [Te Wano]’s speech.” A very generous contribution indeed.