The first experimental camp on the island was for 22 boys from differing social backgrounds. The boys took part in activities such as camping, observation, woodcraft, chivalry, lifesaving and patriotism. Following the successful camp, Baden-Powell's published his first book on the Scouting movement in 1908, Scouting for Boys, and the international Scouting movement grew rapidly. Boy Scouts continued to camp on the island until the 1930s when all public access on the island was forbidden by the island's owner. After ownership of the island transferred to the National Trust, a permanent 20 hectares (49 acres) Scout camp site was opened in 1963 by Olave Baden-Powell. In August 2007, 100 years after the first experimental camp, Brownsea Island was the focus of worldwide celebrations of the centenary of Scouting. Four camps were set up on the island including a replica of the original 1907 camp, and hundreds of scouts and girl guides from 160 countries travelled to the island to take part in the celebrations.
14cm woven badge
Enamel and metal pin badge
2-piece metal replica badge set
19cm plush stuffed toy
45mm brass coin with bronze finish
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Brownsea Collectors Bundle
A collection of special products celebrating Brownsea Island, site of the first camp in 1908. A great gift or collectors item, buying these commemorative productsas a set also saves you money. Comprises: Brownsea Blanket Badge Brownsea Island Pin Badge Heritage Brownsea Island Replica Metal Badge Set Brownsea Island Red Squirrel stuffed toy with wristband Heritage Logo/Baden Powell Bronze Finished Coin
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