The Promise is the commitment made by all Members as they join Scouting, promising to share the values of Scouting for not just a Young person as an adult. For both Valerie (the wife) Scouting is a part of our lives, we spend a lot of time camping, bushcraft training.
Like Many Volunteers in Scouting i have more than one roll.
You could almost say I am a full-time scouter, I not crazy (maybe a little) I enjoy my self, it’s rewarding and such a lot of fun!
Some Roles Past and Present:
- Former Executive Member at Southend Estuary Scout District Executive
- Former Group Scout Leader at 5th Prittlewell Scout Group
- Former Scout leader at 5th Prittlewell Scout Group
- Former Trustee at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre
- Training Adviser for Managers at Essex Scouts
- Trainer at Essex Scouts
- Training Adviser at Essex Scouts
- Founder of Geocaching Scouts Uk
- Deputy Zone Leader Essex – Survive the wild @ jamboree 2020
- Instructor at Bushscouts UK and Bushscout Essex
Closed a lot of roles recently, looks almost like giving up scouting, making room for my next scouting adventures.
I have been lucky to be involved at Scouting Events in Essex and around the UK Here are some if them:
Also a number of training events:
Venturer Lodge 7897
The Lodge meets on the 2nd Thursday in January, April, July and October.
It’s not hard to find the parallels between Freemasonry, and I really like being a Freemason. I did not know anything about Freemasonry and now with some understanding, the conspiracies do make me laugh. It’s just a great organisation that has very similar morals and principles to scouting.
At the very welcoming meetings, we enter the lodge and get to take part in the traditionals of lodge meetings, were some of the members have roles to play and part of the enjoyment is in the learning them and playing your part. There are Secrets and Levels and new parts to learn and you make great friends along your journey in the lodge, secrets have to be kept or the experience would be ruined, that’s it… no big conspiracy.
After the Lodge, we have what is called the festive board, a meal with the members, and some guests invited by members from other lodges. This serves as a social and part of how we raise funds for charity, in short, if you get the chance to join please do it’s great!