Kate Middleton is scouting’s latest volunteer!

Source: Scouting UK, scouts.org.uk


HRH Duchess of Cambridge

Don’t expect to see her helping with the Brooklyn Cubs and Keas anytime soon, but Kate Middleton – or HRH the Duchess of Cambridge – has become Scouting’s newest volunteer and will help at local cub packs and beaver colonies (equivalent to Keas).

The Duchess, who joins 66,000 girls and 40,000 female leaders in Scouting, will help out at groups close to where she lives.

In Brooklyn, we are warmly welcoming adult volunteers who want to get involved – be it for one night a term, or more regularly.  It all helps. To be a part of Brooklyn Scouts contact one of our great leaders.

Here’s Chief Scout Bear Grylls talking about the value of all volunteers for making scouting a quality, vital experience for young people today.


Scout Hall development – kick-off meeting

We all know that our venerable, faithful Scout Hall on Harrison St has given many good years of service – and is in sore need of some TLC.  Our Hall is the permanent ‘face’ of our Group and our biggest financial asset: ensuring it is welcoming, versatile, safe and well-maintained is a high priority for the Leaders and Committee.

All parents / caregivers and youth are invited to a Future Hall Visioning Session, to be held this Wednesday, 18 January at 6:30pm 183 Karepa St, Brooklyn.

This session is aimed at getting a shared vision for our Hall – and one that will support the development of detailed plans in the coming months.  Please, please come along – your input and views are needed…

…and we promise this doesn’t mean you’ll be automatically roped into future responsibilities!