The Scout Lodge of Mark Master Masons

The Mark Lodge for those with Scouting Affinities

 
 

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THE SCOUT LODGE

The idea for founding this Lodge was put to WBro Tony Harvey after he had arranged a grant from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to The Scout Association of £500K. The purpose of the Lodge is to provide an avenue for Mark Masonry to support Scouting, both nationally and locally.

The Lodge draws members from across the constitution of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons. It does not actively seek candidates, but it will Advance brethren with a national role in Scouting or Freemasonry. In such cases it also encourages them to join a local Lodge in their home Province.

The Lodge meets three times a year on the third Saturday in February (I), June and September. The Installation meeting is in Derbyshire, at Long Eaton, and the other two meetings (to both of which members and visitors are invited to wear the uniform of their youth organisation) are held in other provinces where we can see and support local Scouting. To these meetings the Lodge invites the leaders of local Scouting and of local Mark Masonry. It hopes to learn about the needs of local Scouting and be able to engage the support of local Mark Masonry.

The Founding Master was WBro Tony Harvey, PAGDC, ProvRAMGR. For over twenty years Tony held local Scout Commissioner appointments at County and District levels and for over twenty five years he has been a member of various boards and national teams at Scouting’s national headquarters. He is currently a senior national volunteer with The Scout Association and a co-opted member of the Operations sub-Committee. He is also the Kindred Lodges Association’s liaison with The Scout Association and with UGLE, and the Provincial Grand Secretary for the Mark Province of Derbyshire.

The Founders of the Lodge come from Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Staffordshire & Shropshire, Essex, London, Berkshire, North Wales, Somerset and Dorset. All Mark Provinces were approached about the Lodge and supported its founding. Many have been happy to make their own membership aware of its foundation.

The Lodge was awarded the number 1907. 1907 was the year in which Lt.Gen. Robert Baden-Powell held his experimental camp for twenty boys on Brownsea Island in Dorset. Following the success of the camp he published “Scouting for Boys” in six fortnightly parts starting in January 1908. Their publication was the catalyst for young boys to form themselves into Patrols and the Scout Movement was born. In 2007 the World Organisation of the Scout Movement celebrated its centenary with a World Jamboree in Essex. The Lodge will hold its first two “away” meetings in Dorset, near to Brownsea Island, and in Essex, near to Gilwell Park, the International Scout Training Centre and the spiritual home of Scouting worldwide.

The Lodge was consecrated on Saturday 31st October 2009 at Derby Masonic Hall, by RWBro Robert Poxon, GMRAC, Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of Derbyshire, assisted by a Consecrating Team made up of the present officers of the Provincial Grand Lodge. The Installing Officer was VWBro Colin Cantrell, PGJO, RAMGR. Over a hundred and fifty brethren attended the consecration to witness the magnificent ceremony superbly conducted, including a very pertinent oration delivered by WBro Arthur Youell, Provincial Grand Chaplain.

Among the “traditions” the Lodge has adopted are the wearing of uniform at undress meetings, the use of the Scout Hymn as the closing ode and the singing of the first and third verses of the National Anthem. After a consecration menu based around camp food, albeit of a higher quality than we might have been experienced as boys, we are developing a distinctive menu style for the Lodge.

For further details, contact the Lodge Secretary, WBro Trevor Brearley, on thbrearley@yahoo.co.uk,
telephone 0114 267 1607 or 07739 439197.

 

The Warrant of The Scout Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1907

Whilst we have a beautiful parchment Warrant, we have had the details copied for all to behold.

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Founders' Personal Backgounds

Most of our Founders have prepared a personal 'CV' detailing both their Scouting and Masonic backgrounds. While this is a very interesting document it is quite large, so has been prepared as a down load.

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Founders and Officers

At the foundation of the the Lodge, we had 36 Founding Members.

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Consecration Circular

The founding Circular is a two page document that was prepared by the Provincial Secretary.

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Founding Oration

THE CONSECRATION of

THE SCOUT LODGE OF MARK MASTER MASONS 1907

 An Oration given by WBro AC Youell, Provincial Grand Chaplain

Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Officers of Grand Mark Lodge, Officers of Provincial Grand Mark Lodge, Worshipful Brethren and Brethren.

It is our very great joy and delight in our assembly here today to consecrate a new Lodge within the degree of Mark Master Masons. As on all occasions such as this, the ceremony which we are about to witness is one of deep solemnity and meaning........

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Consecration Minutes

At the prescribed time of 10.45, the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, WBro Alan Radford, announced the entry of the Consecrating Officer, The Right Worshipful Bro Robert Poxon, GMRAC, Provincial Grand Master, and his consecrating team........

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Founding Menu Card

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Development of the Lodge

Joining members

Name

Proposer

Seconder

Proposal Meeting

Balloting & Joining Meeting

Philip Hill

Tony Harvey

Alan Beckerton

Consecration

June 2010

Simon Thorpe

Tony Harvey

Trevor Brearley

June 2010

June 2010

Christopher James

Richard Micklefield

Trevor Brearley

June 2012 June 2012
Robin Price Frank Milner Tony Harvey June 2012 June 2012
Benjamin  Addy Tony Harvey Stuart Goold November 2011 February 2012
Stuart Ingram Tony Harvey Alan Beckerton February 2012 February 2012
Philip Hughes John Taylor Peter Leach June 2012 September 2012
John Beresford Tony Harvey Trevor Brearley June 2012 September 2012
Stephen Davidson Tony Harvey Mike Gyles February 2013 February 2013
Michael Holmes Tony Harvey Frank Milner February 2013 February 2013
Derek Barclay Tony Harvey Alan Beckerton February 2013 February 2013
Lee Curtis Tony Harvey Setve Gough June 2013 June 2013

Advancees 

Name

Proposer

Seconder

Proposal Meeting

Balloting & Joining Meeting

Steve Gough

Tony Harvey

Paul Barrass

Consecration

February 2010

Pat Farr

Tony Harvey

Paul Barrass

Consecration

February 2010

Peter Clarke

Tony Harvey

Paul Barrass

February 2012 February 2012
Neil Leatherland Tony Harvey Frank Milner February 2013 February 2013
Adrian Eggleston Tony Harvey Steve Gough February 2014 February 2014

Sponsorship of new Lodges

As our Lodge still continues to grow and developed, it became apparent, that there was both scope and moreover, support for the notion that we could sponsor and moor a RAM Lodge to SLoMMM. Following a series of discussions with a spectrum of individuals, a group of Petitioners was assembled both within and beyond SLoMMM. Almost at the end of the fourth Installation meeting in February 2013, it was proposed and approved that we sponsored the foundation of The Scout Lodge of RAM.

A few months later on the 8th June at Derby Masonic Hall, RWBro Robert Poxon and the Provincial Team  Consecrated twenty five Petitioners into the Scout Lodge of RAM. The event was wonderfully successful and thoroughly enjoyed equally by everyone who took part and those RAM witnessing the occasion.

Antient Traditions

From the onset, we plotted a course that would make our Lodge just a little different, but very special. In doing so, we laid down a few ideas that would also make us stand out somewhat, particularly when visitors join us

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