Outdoor Chapel, Gilwell Park Scout Association State Training Centre - mainly for leaders
Gilwell Park is a campsite and outdoor recreation area located in Gembrook, Victoria, Australia. It is primarily used by the scouting community as a training and camping facility.
The site is owned and operated by Scouts Victoria, and is one of the largest and most popular campsites in the state. It covers over 95 hectares of natural bushland, and features a range of facilities including campsites, activity areas, a dining hall, and accommodation options.
Gilwell Park has a long history within the scouting movement, and is named after the original Gilwell Park located in Epping Forest, England. The English site is considered the spiritual home of scouting, and was where the first Wood Badge training course was held in 1919.
Today, Gilwell Park at Gembrook offers a range of training courses and programs for scouts, leaders, and other community groups. It is also a popular destination for school camps, corporate team-building events, and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the natural beauty of the region.
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Donated by Lewis Tulk, former Scout Area Training Commisioner for Leaders. Lewis did his training at Gillwell Park in London.
Digital file only of black and white 620 format 6x6 negative loaned for scanning
Contained in a Prints from Kodak on Velox Paper processing envelope with notations Tulk 6/9, Paramount Quarry Epping May 1957 - also stamped "17' and in pencil film 86639M
Inscriptions & markings
Print copy stamped "17" on reverse