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Terry Bonfield on Brownsea Island, Easter 1984

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Terry Bonfield on Brownsea Island.

Terry was one of seven members of the Winton Boys Brigade who played a key role in founding the Scout movement. In the summer of 1907, Robert Baden-Powell decided to test the principles he had written about in his book "Aids to Scouting". It was to be a secret experiment and B.-P. chose Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour as the location for the camp.

Around twenty boys took part from various backgrounds with ages between thirteen to seventeen. Half were public school boys, three were from Poole Boys Brigade and the remaining seven were from the 1st Bournemouth Boys Brigade. These lads were to take part in the first ever Scout camp, the year before the movement officially came into existence.

Terry died in 1989 aged 96.


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