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Gilwell Park

Was originally bought for Scouting in 1919 for £7000 and still attracts Scouts from around the world

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Historic location

In Greater London on the edge of Epping Forest, less than 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street

Owned by Scouting, available to you

Every visitor to Gilwell Park makes a difference. By taking part in our award winning team-building, training or by holding your event with us, you are also supporting the Scouts, changing lives and helping young people reach their potential. However what really sets us apart are our people and our values. You’ll enjoy the friendly, positive and practical atmosphere here helped shaped by the diversity of backgrounds and cultures driven by our highly successful international staff programme.  Our dedicated team deliver the very highest levels of safety and expertise. By booking your training at Gilwell, you are also investing in the development of tomorrow’s leaders. When we profit, society profits.

Think you know Scouting, think again, visit for more information on our work with young people, how to join, how to volunteer or how to make a charitable donation.

Did you know..?

  • Scouting in the UK is growing – offering everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK.
  • Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.
  • We celebrated our Centenary in the UK in 2007 and the next World Scout Jamboree is in the United States in 2019.