2 The land was previously owned by King Henry VIII, who built a hunting lodge for his son Edward. A later owner of the land built around the lodge, which eventually became the White House
3 The Greenwich Meridian (the line of zero longitude) runs through the campsite
4 Behind the White House is the stone ballustrade from the London Bridge which was pulled down in 1923
5 The campsite is believed to be haunted. For more than 60 years no one would live in the house. Those ghostly noises were later traced to a hidden well. The ghost of Margaret Chinnery has been seen along the Lime Walk that she planted
6 At the 1929 Jamboree at Arrowe Park, Scouts from 69 countries saw B-P created Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell
7 A 2nd World War air-raid created the "Bomb Hole" which was enlarged and is used for canoeing
8 On the Buffalo Lawn is a bronze Buffalo, given by the Boy Scouts of America in memory of the unknown Scout who led to the creation of the Boy Scouts in America
9 The Barnacle which is now used as the Service Team Den, was previously a hospital. Meals are eaten in what was an operating theatre!
10 The Chief Scout of the UK, George Purdy, was invested at Gilwell in 1996
Site Map |
Link Page | Send A BSA eCards
ClipArt | Search
Please Help | Photo Gallery | Venturing
Scouting The Web Award!
Questions? Comments? Mail Us
Make this your home page!
E-mail This Page
Bible | MyMall | C.E.I.
Wellness | F.C.L.A. - US | Wholesale Pen Kits
© 1994 - 2018 All rights reserved.
F.C.L.A., Columbus, Ohio USA
This site has 9722 Files, 1609 Pages,
602 Directories, and 6485 Images
Created by Scouts to serve you better!
Last Updated On: Mon Sep 16 09:00:02 EDT 2019!
|The Top 100 Scouting Sites!|
times. Since July 7th, 1997