All posts by David Goodwin

Coronavirus Update

Following yesterday’s update from the Prime Minister regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have been advised by the Scout Association that all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from today, Tuesday, 17 March 2020.

This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice. As a result no section meetings will be taking place for the foreseeable future and this Sunday’s Church Parade and the HQ Spring Cleaning event planned for Saturday 28th have also been cancelled.

We will continue to follow official guidance and keep you updated as soon as we receive further information from the Scout Association. We would like to thank you for your continuing support at this difficult time.

The safety of everyone involved in Scouting, both young people and adults, is our number one priority.

Providing Scouting for 145 Young People

Each February the group have to submit their numbers for the annual Scout Census.

We are really proud to be one of the largest groups in Bromley and be providing high quality Scouting to 145 Young People. This wouldn’t be possible without the countless hours given up by over 35 volunteers.

If you are interested in getting involved in the adventure, either as a Young Person or adult volunteer then just click here.

HQ Spring Clean

Are you able to spare an hour or two to help make a difference to our Scout HQ and grounds?

If so, please come along to the Scout HQ between 9.30am and 12.30 pm on Saturday 28th March when we will be holding a Spring Clean Event with plenty of cleaning, tidying and gardening jobs for all ages and all abilities.

All we ask for is a few hours of your time and some enthusiasm to do something which will benefit the young people in the Group. In return we will provide refreshments during the morning.

If you can please help us make a difference.

Half-term Hogwarts Sleepover

This half-term Spitfire Beavers had a fun packed Hogwarts themed sleepover at Wilberforce. They had a whole range of excellent activities including cloak tie and owl making, a very muddy game of quidditch, clay cauldrons, wand lessons, campfire and quiz, explosive potions class, a break for some butter-beer, muggle studies in the form of tent putting up and some yummy s’mores on the fires they made.

Below are some photos showing how much of an awesome time they had – thanks to the leaders for putting so much effort into making it so great for the Beavers!

Thank You to Sir Robert McAlpine

Huge thank you to Sir Robert McAlpine who gave us a donation of over £4,000 which allowed us to purchase a wide range of new camping equipment. It was part of a grant scheme to celebrate the engineering firms 150 year anniversary.

We are now lucky owners of new tents, tables, cooking stoves, lights and event shelters which will allow our Young People to have unforgettable camping experiences.

Panto Raises over £2,600

Thank you to everybody who supported our Sleeping Beauty Pantomime – over the four performances we were able to raise over £2,600.

Some of this money will go to the Scout Group, and some will go towards purchasing new sound equipment for future performances.

Well done to all of the cast and crew who put on another fantastic show for the hundreds of audience members.

Panto Ticket Update

The cast and crew of Sleeping Beauty are entering their final few rehearsals. There are still tickets available for all performances, however some have very limited availability.

Thursday 9th January at 7.30pm – Good Availability

Friday 10th January at 7.30pm – Limited Availability

Saturday 11th January at 4.00pm – Limited Availability

Saturday 11th January at 7.30pm – Good Availability

Tickets cost £6 for Adults and £5 for Children.

To book tickets contact the Box Office: 01689 859356 / 07810426666 /

Bromley Brighter Beginnings

Thank you to everybody who contributed to the collection at the Carol Concert. We were able to raise around £125 for Bromley Brighter Beginnings.

They are now collecting Christmas jumpers for next years hampers. If anyone has any the would like to donate please bring them to the HQ and we will pass them on.