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Heritage About us

The Heritage Team aims to assist in the conservation of historic information and record events for future generations of Hampshire Scouts.
Promote and involve others by offering opportunities to learn about past Hampshire Scouting.

We hope you will find this website interesting and informative about our Heritage project, sometimes it seems as if Scouting has always existed. With over 28 million Scouts worldwide, the movements ‘established’ image is both a source of pride and a challenge to those who are active in the Movement today.

How fortunate are those of us that enjoy Scouting in the area where the adventure all began!

Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island in 1907 was privately owned by Charles van Raalte and is off the coast of Hampshire it was here that in 1907 that Baden-Powell held the first Scout Camp

Sea Scouting. Water Activities were part of Scouting right from the start. In 1909 a camp on training ship Mercury at Bucklers Hard near Beaulieu lead to the formation of the Sea Scouts (Formerly formed October 1910) Brownsea Island

Air Scouts 1942 the first national Air Scout Camp was held at Avington Park, Itchen Abbas, Hampshire. (Formerly formed 1941).

BP’s family home: In 1918 the family bought Blackarce Farm in Bentley, Hampshire. They change the name to Pax Hill to mark the end of the war Pax being the Latin word for peace.

This site records the continuing evolution of Hampshire Scout History. As part of its continuing development Hampshire Scout Heritage welcomes any contributions. Whilst we will attempt to include all such contributions un-cut we reserve the right not to publish or edit copy and amend or add illustrations or images submitted