Gilwell Park also has a number of other smaller memorials, statues, and places and objects of historical or Scouting importance. Around the highwayman Dick Turpin began using Gilwell's forests to conceal himself and for ambushing travellers and freight along roads leading into London. Gilwell Park became the home of leadership training in the Scout movement. The estate was purchased in early by Maclaren for the Boy Scout Association. The Pigsty, a small gardeners shed located on The Orchard, has been preserved as the first campsite at Gilwell Park. The Gilwell Farmhouse is believed to date from the early 18th century, making it the oldest original building at Gilwell Park. Branchet Lodge, named after field upon which it is sited, opened on 23 May to replace old portable cabins.
Branchet Lodge, named after field upon which it is sited, opened on 23 May to replace old portable cabins.
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Archived from the original PDF on 1 September An official opening was planned for 19 July but it was delayed until Saturday, 26 July so that Scouts could participate in the Official Peace Festival commemorating the end of World War I. The first floor of the building was used as training rooms for Cub Scout Leaders. William and Margaret Chinnery initially resided in London, and after three years of marriage and inheriting Gilwell inthey moved to Gilwell in The Gidney Cabin was built and named in his honour in to serve as a training centre. The estate was requisitioned by the War Ministry from to as a local command, training, and ordnance centre.