FIRST - Scout Camp - Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 41.319 W 001° 58.665
30U E 572209 N 5615700
Quick Description: The First Scout Camp is commemorated on Brownsea Island with a stone at the location.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 9:04:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMDDWF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
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Long Description:
On the stone is an inscription which reads:

'This Stone
Commemorates the
experimental Camp of
20 boys held on this site
from 1st-9th August 1907 by
Robert Baden-Powell
later Lord Baden-Powell
of Gilwell
Founder of the Scout
and Guide Movements'

The stone stands in a circular area and overlooks the sea. It was made by the sculptor Don Potter and was unveiled in 1967. It is located near the encampment area. Around the area are 20 trees which were planted to represent the first 20 Scouts and to serve as protection against the wind.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 8/1/1907

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