Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island (also archaically known as Branksea) is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour in the county of Dorset, England. The island is owned by the National Trust. Much of the island is open to the public and includes areas of woodland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife, together with cliff top views across Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck.

The island is most notable as the home of the first camp of the Boy Scout movement in 1907. Access is by public ferry or private boat; in 2002 the island received 105,938 visitors. The island's name comes from Anglo-Saxon Brūnoces īeg = "Brūnoc's island".

Read more about Brownsea Island:  Geography, Ecology, Scouting

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Brownsea Island Scout Camp - Campsite History - After 2000
... destination signs, all in one area on the south-west corner of the island ... The Scout campsite and parts of the island have been cleared, and Scouts have been able to camp there since 1964 ... Baden-Powell Outdoor Centre where members of Brownsea Island Scout Fellowship and Friends of Guiding, Brownsea Island operate a small trading post ...
Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd
... Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd is a company that operates ferries to Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour from Poole and Sandbanks ... the Maid of Poole, Maid of the Harbour, Maid of the Lakelands and Maid of the Islands ...
Oldest Scout Groups - United Kingdom
... only place that the centenary flame stopped in England for the night before reaching its goal of Brownsea Island ... It is said that the boys that went to Brownsea Island on the first ever scout trip were from Henfield ... Local Church in November 1908 and Broadstone having an Ambulance Scout at the Gathering on Brownsea Island in December 1908 ...
Brownsea Island - Scouting
... Further information Brownsea Island Scout camp From 1 August until 8 August 1907, Robert Baden-Powell held the first experimental Scout camp on the island for 22 boys from differing ... 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 ...

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