The History of Gilwell Park. online talk on Thursday 20th August at 7pm

Training ground Gilwell Park

Caroline Pantling, Head of Heritage Services at The Scouts will talk about the history of Gilwell Park at Chingford Historical Society’s August meeting held online via Zoom.

From medieval manor to highwayman’s haunt and Regency retreat to Scouting wonderland Gilwell Park has stood witness to some extraordinary events. Over 101 years it has gained a place in the hearts of Scouts from across the wAorld. Find out how a rundown estate on the edge of Epping Forest became the spiritual home of the global Scouting Movement.