Scouting & Freemasonry

The key message of my 2012 Prestonian Lecture, “Scouting & Freemasonry: two parallel organisations?”, is that these two membership organisations share many parallels, including exactly the same values and contemporary challenges.

I make the case that they can be of great help to each other at every level, if members reach out, build relationships and find ways to collaborate.

Since 2008 the Chief Executives of The UK Scout Association and the United Grand Lodge of England have been meeting with me to discuss their challenges and shared interests. The leaders of many Scout Counties (County / Area Commissioners) and Masonic Provinces (Provincial Grand Masters) have also formed mutually beneficial relationships. There are many good examples of Scout Groups and Masonic Lodges forming connections at local level.

Building these relationships creates mutual benefit and much promise for the future.

Please click on the button below to download guidance that will help you form local connections between Scouting & Freemasonry. It includes links to both organisations’ websites and an offer of help from me.