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Welcome to Brownsea Island Lodge

The Lodge is one of forty nine in the Province of Dorset and was granted its Warrant by the United Grand Lodge of England on 11th November 1998 and subsequently Consecrated on 27th March 1999. Freemasonry dates back beyond the foundation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 and Brownsea Island Lodge is therefore quite a recent Lodge with regards to Freemasonry.

Our Lodge is welcoming to those with a charitable heart. It was Founded by Freemasons with a Scouting heritage and is mostly made up of members, former members and supporters of Scouting and other uniformed youth organisations. The Lodge has at its central core a theme of Scouting and the left hand of friendship is used as a greeting by Lodge members as a reminder of our antecedents.

The Lodge holds Regular Meetings five times a year at Wareham Masonic Hall, Howards Lane, Wareham, Dorset, after which we dine together. There are several social events throughout the year, where family, friends and others that are not Freemasons are especially welcomed.

The Brethren of the Lodge have a wide range of ages and work place backgrounds. All are encouraged to take an active role in Lodge matters, where support is readily available to all who wish to progress within the Lodge itself and within Freemasonry in general.

We are also a member of the Kindred Lodges Association (KLA), which brings together Lodges from across England and Wales that are involved in supporting youth groups.

Each year the Lodge will choose a specific local Charity, to be supported by means of charitable donations raised at Lodge events.

Our Ideal Candidates
The ideal Candidates for our Lodge will share our values and have a wish to become better people through Freemasonry and in doing so render themselves a more valuable member of society in general.

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Brownsea Island Lodge supports assistance dogs for handicapped children and adults 

Over the past year the brethren of Brownsea Island Lodge have been raising money supporting assistance dogs which was one of our Worshipful Master's chosen charities.

The charity which provides assistance dogs for disabled adults and children across Dorset, gives a valuable lifeline to recipients of a dog.

Adrian Witt recently presented a cheque for £1000 on behalf of the lodge. more...

Kindred Lodges Association Spring Festival 2016 

Brownsea Island Lodge 9689 is the Province of Dorset's very own Scout Lodge and at their meeting on Saturday 16th April they hosted the Spring Festival of the Kindred Lodges Association (KLA).

The KLA is made up of 36 lodges from all over England and Wales that have an affiliation to youth organisations such as the Scouts and Boys Brigade. Twice a year one of these lodges hosts a festival and the 2016 Spring Festival was their 99th such gathering. more...

Brownsea Island Working weekend 

Over the weekend of 24th/25th February 2018, Brethren of Brownsea Island Lodge No 9689, together with family members, attended the Island of the same name in Poole Harbour, to assist with the continued clearing of rogue rhododendrons and a generally tidying up of part the Island.

The event has been an annual one and maintains the links between Freemasonry and the Scouting heritage of Brownsea Island Lodge, on the Island where Lord Baden Powell held the first ever Scout Camp. more...

Six go wild in Dartmoor! 

Six intrepid members of Brownsea Island Lodge recently embarked on a mission to hike into the wilds of Dartmoor following a challenge laid down by one of it's members to practice some of the skills they learned whilst in the Scouts!

Brownsea Island being one of Dorset's themed lodges, the challenge was readily accepted by the team and soon saw them setting off at sunrise to their destination for a wild camp overnight. more...


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