Brownsea Island Centenary camp 2007
In the summer, Savernake Explorers spent four days camping on the historical Island of Brownsea in Poole harbour to mark one hundred years of scouting.
Brownsea Island was the site of the first ever scout camp in 1907, led by Baden-Powell which was the beginning of the Scout movement. The Island has been owned by many people and is now under ownership of the National Trust who care for the wildlife on the island.
During the camp, we did tonnes of fun activities including kayaking, coracling, pioneering, conservation and exploring the world tents (tents displaying things from areas in the world). There was also some great evening entertainment like country dancing; a carnival night; a silly hat night; and some bands including The Promise!
There was also a replica camp set up on the island to show what it would have originally looked like. There were two camps, each over a 2 1/2 days with the same amount of scouts and boys brigade that there were on the original camp. It was attended by one of our younger explorers.
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