The Scouts - who we are and what we do

You might think you know about Scouting, but much has changed over the years. If you want to learn more, read on.

Scout Troop – for who?

The Scout Troop is currently for young people aged 10½ and 14/15 yrs.  Many will have been Beaver Scouts or Cub Scouts, but the Troop is open to girls, so we do attract ex-Brownie Guides, and some young people who are completely new to Scouting.

The Troop is managed by a team of volunteer leaders who have a commitment to work to the national standards and principles of The Scout Association.  (If you are interested in helping with the troop in some capacity we will be delighted to explore some of the options with you.)

Girlguiding UK the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK

We empower nearly half a million girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. We’ve been doing that through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years.

Girlguiding is dedicated to creating a better world for girls and young women

We empower girls, we give them space to grow and we ensure that each one of them can get involved no matter what their background or ability.

Here at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish we are lucky to have a vibrant, thriving Brownie Pack, meeting every Thursday in the Parish Hall 6.00 p.m.-7.30 p.m. run by Leader Karen Landi, Assistant Leader Frances Kantorowicz and Unit Helper Sarah Hunt

Brownies is about trying new things that teach girls aged seven to ten about themselves, their community and their world

Brownies introduces girls to a world of new opportunities, challenges and fun.

Girls go along to camps, holidays, day trips and sleepovers. They get together with their friends at regular meetings where they learn new hobbies, get creative, explore other cultures and have outdoor adventures.

As well as trying activities in their meetings, girls choose from interest badges related to things they want to know more about.

If you would like to register for girls to join or would like to volunteer yourself, please follow the links below.

This is a group for people with learning disabilities and their families, friends and carers. We meet once a month in the Parish, but don’t think that’s the limit of our activities. In fact, we form a network with the neighbouring parishes of Enfield, Edmonton, Whetstone and Palmers Green, providing support and encouragement for those with special needs in the area. At our meetings you’ll find arts, crafts, flower arranging, games, music, playing cards and board games, not to mention laughter, friendship and fellowship. It’s an opportunity for people to meet others in similar circumstances, to make friends and to share information. It’s all free, so please come along.

Volunteer helpers are also always welcome: please contact Libby Biberian on the phone number listed.

The Saturday Clubs for people with learning difficulties are managed in partnership with Parishes and St Joseph's Pastoral Centre with the support of volunteers in the Parish.

When: 3pm-5pm one Saturday a month.

Where: Parish Hall.

Contact: LIBBY BIBERIAN 07960 226421.

The Bernadette Club is a regular get together for the members of the Parish, held in the Parish Hall. It’s open to everyone, but is particularly suitable for older parishioners. It offers a chance to get out, to meet people and to play cards, quizzes, board game and, of course, bingo (no rude guesses as to the identity of the ‘two fat ladies’ please!). If your luck is in with the bingo, then flatter Lady Luck further with a flutter in the raffle. Refreshments are served and if you need help in getting here it can be provided. Not only that, we have a couple of outings each year in the spring and the summer. It changes, but recently we went for a day of lunch, tea and music hall, and a boat trip down the river to see some beautiful gardens.

There are over 60 members of the Bernadette Club and normally 30-40 present at each meeting. It costs a measly £1 per person and we look forward to seeing you.

When: 2pm-4pm on the first Friday of the month.

Where: Parish Hall.

Contact: the parish office or simply turn up.