In September 2017 South Cheshire Lodge became
the 'Scouting Lodge' for the Province of Cheshire.
There are strong parallels between Freemasonry and Scouting:
In this country a Scout will, in the presence of his Scout group normally say The Scout Promise and is always expected to follow the Scout Law
The Scout Promise:
"On my honour, I promise
that I will do my best to do my duty to God and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law"
The Scout Law
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
In a Freemason's obligation he promises in the presence of of the Supreme Being to keep their Honour and obey a moral code.
He is also required to obey the laws of any state which may for a time become the place of his residence or afford him its protection..... never losing sight of the allegiance due to the Sovereign of his native land.
The Freemason's duty to both charity and Brotherly Love is a parallel the the Scout promise to help other people.
In fact, Cheshire Freemasons have for some years provided financial and other assistance to Cheshire Scouts donating in excess of £50,000 in 2017.
Scoutmasters and those Scouts who having reached 18 years of age would find that freemasonry would provide a way of continuing their commitment to helping others.
Members of South Cheshire Lodge attend Opening of Lake View
On 25th March 2018 several members of the Lodge accompanied Stephen Martin Blank the the Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Cheshire to the opening of the refurbished Scout facilities at Lakeview in Delamere Forest.