Place:Brownsea, Dorset, England

Alt namesBrankseasource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates50.69°N 1.971°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoPoole, Dorset, Englandtown on the mainland by Brownsea Island.
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

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 location of the experimental camp in 1907 led by Robert Baden-Powell. This camp led to the formation of the Boy Scout movement in 1908.

Access is by public ferry or private boat; in 2002 the island received 105,938 visitors.

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