Brownsea Island is a real treasure in Poole Bay. But did you know that this National Trust-run hideaway was the venue for the first ever scout camp back in 1907, when Lord Robert Baden-Powell himself led a group of twenty boys on an excursion to this exotic wilderness.
Today, of course, scouting is the world’s largest voluntary organisations, but its roots are still celebrated and remembered back on Brownsea. If you’re heading here for the day why not sign up for this free, informative guided walk by one of the island’s experienced scout leaders?
This two-hour event is absolutely free of charge and will talk you through the birth of this movement on Brownsea Island. Meet in the courtyard at the back of the visitor centre and remember your sensible outdoor clothing and footwear!