Explore your Scouting history

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Over 100 years of Scouting history

Have you ever wondered what Scouts in the past wore, thought or did? The Scout Association Heritage Collection holds photographs, diaries, letters and objects which tell the story of over 100 years of Scouting activity.

The Heritage Collection is based at The Scout Association Headquarters at Gilwell Park. The Collection is an amazing resource for anybody interested in the history of Scouting and the Movement's founder Lord Baden-Powell.

Looking forward
The Heritage Team is currently creating a plan for a new phase of activity. This will provide new opportunities for our users to access and explore the weird and wonderful, fun and fascinating items held in the Collection. We will be updating this site on a regular basis so please visit again soon for the latest update.

Temporary enquiry service suspension To enable us to progress our new plans the Heritage Team will be spending a lot of time away from the office. Therefore we regret that we won't be able to answer any enquires from Monday 23 June until Monday 4 August. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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