enroute to Brownsea Island
for the first Scout Camp, 1907
British Scout Association
From: William Hillcourt, and Olave Baden-Powell,
Baden-Powell: The Two Lives of a Hero, 1964
Hillcourt describes the scene:
29 July, 1907, Bill Harvey, one of the local boatmen,
was waiting at the Customhouse Steps in Poole to take
Baden-Powell, his nephew, and some of the boys from
London out to Brownsea. They boarded his motor boat Hyacinth
and set out on the two-mile crossing to the island.
Bill Harvey landed the party on Seymour;s Pier on
Brownsea and returned to Poole, while Baden-Powell
and the boys made their way the half mile along the
island shore to the camp site."
William Hillcourt, and Olave
Baden-Powell, Baden-Powell: The Two Lives of a
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