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Scout Place commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Scout Movement.
The founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell (B-P) was born in 1857 in England. He lived a busy and adventurous life, and as a boy spent much of his spare time in open-air pursuits, hunting in the woods, and joining his brothers in expeditions by land and in their boats. Thus he developed his powers of observation and resourcefulness and acquired many useful skills. As a soldier, Baden-Powell rose to public prominence during the war against the Boers in Africa at the end of the 1800s.
Baden-Powell was encouraged to set down his views on how he would apply Scouting to the training of boys. He first conducted an experimental camp in 1907 on Brownsea Island off the Dorset coast of the UK. With some 20 boys from all walks of life and suitable adult leaders, Baden-Powell taught the boys what he meant by Scouting. They lived in tents, cooked their own food and learnt many valuable skills through games.
1 August 1907 is regarded as the beginning of the Scout Movement worldwide.
|Address:||Phillip & Alfred Streets, Scout Place, Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.861735|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1907|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1982|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 16th May, 1982|
This Area Was Named Scout Place To Commemorate The 75th Anniversary Of The Founding Of Scouting By
LORD BADEN POWELL Of GILWELL
And This Plaque Was Unveiled By
ALDERMAN DOUGLAS W. SUTHERLAND A.M.
Lord Mayor Of Sydney And Patron Of Scouting In The Sydney Area
16th May, 1982
R.G. Pate Chief Commissioner
L.R. Carter O.B.E. Town Clerk
J.S. Warrington Area Commissioner