Baden-Powell First Camp Memorial

Local nameBaden-Powell First Camp Memorial
LocationStudland, United Kingdom

The Brownsea Island Scout camp began as a boys' camping event on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, southern England, organised by Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell to test his ideas for the book Scouting for Boys. Boys from different social backgrounds participated from 1 to 8 August 1907 in activities around camping, observation, woodcraft, chivalry, lifesaving and patriotism. Recognised as the world's first Scout camp, the event is regarded as the real origin of the worldwide Scout movement.

Up to the early 1930s, camping by Boy Scouts continued on Brownsea Island. In 1963, a formal 50-acre Scout campsite was opened by Olave Baden-Powell, when the island became a nature conservation area owned by the National Trust. In 1973, a Scout Jamboree was held on the island with 600 Scouts.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownsea_Island_Scout_camp

Official Website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island/features/scouting-and-guiding-on-brownsea-island

Address BH13 7, United Kingdom

Coordinates 50°41'19.081" N -1°58'39.746" E

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