Kibworth Scouts attend Westminster Abbey

Kibworth Scouts go to Westminster Abbey. Thursday 22 February sees scouts and guides celebrate Founders Day or Thinking Day, the shared birthday of Robert Baden Powell and his wife, Olave Baden Powell.

Each year Scouts hold a special service of celebration and thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, London. Where not only kings and queens are married, coronated or buried but where Robert and Olave Baden Powell are memorialised in the Abbey’s nave. Scout members attend by invitation for their service or achievements.

Scouts, including those from Kibworth, who helped during the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla last year were invited to join the UK leadership team at the Abbey. 

Volunteers needed – Help Young People Today

Whilst we have lots of young people taking part in a range of amazing activities each week, there’s still a really long list of children missing out and unable to join.

We face two issues with providing local young people with skills for life.

Meeting space

It’s great to see our Scout Hut is crammed with numerous scout and guide groups meeting each week. But it can only accommodate so many groups and there’s not enough room for them all. Whilst we work towards a purpose built venue, we’d like to thank Kibworth Mead Academy, particularly head Mr Piggot and premises officer Dawn, for being so kind and accommodating to us at the school.


To increase the number of children we can accept we need more adults. It’s a ratio scale so volunteering today could open up the opportunity for several young people to benefit.

All you need is to be willing to lend a hand. No specific skills or qualifications just want to make a difference. You’ll be joining our team of volunteers. There’s a place for everyone and it’s great fun too.

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