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Welcome to Brownsea Island Trading Post

Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour has rightly earned the title of 'The Birthplace of Scouting and Guiding', as it was there in 1907 that Robert Baden-Powell held his experimental camp when the seeds of the Scout Movement were sown.

But it was not until the 1960's that the island was opened to the public by the National Trust  and Scouts and Guides were once more welcomed to their historic home.

Today Scouts and Guides from every corner of the World visit the modern Outdoor and Activities Centre and are able to camp on the site that marks the place where in 1907 Baden-Powell camped with twenty boys more than a hundred years ago.

Brownsea Island Trading Post sells bespoke Brownsea Island merchandise (woggles, neckerchiefs and cloth badges) for the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from the official Scout and Guide outlet on Brownsea Island.

The Brownsea Island Trading Post is situated at the Brownsea Island Outdoor Activity Centre & Campsite located on the south-west coast of the island, facing the Isle of Purbeck.

For more information on the Friends of Guiding Brownsea Island and to download an Application Form, click here.

Brownsea Island Scout & Guide Trading Post