The Gilwell Fellowship recognises all benefactors of the Gilwell Park Development Fund. The Fellowship aims to support the continuing development of Gilwell Park for future generations and to educate everyone about Scouting’s heritage and current impact.

There are so many  fabulous examples of what the Gilwell Park Development Fund has achieved including:

  • Refurbishment of the Camp Square which is the central point of our activities;
  • The Faith Walk, which is home to five places of worship for Scouts and other visitors;
  • The classrooms attached to The Lid that are used for educational activities by both Young People and Adults

The next development phase at Gilwell Park is the Museum Development Project and Camp Square area. This is a major GBP 8.5 million campaign to build the first ever official UK Museum of Scouting and redevelop the Camp Square. The Camp Square is the heart of the activity centre and social hub for all visitors to Gilwell Park and will be reinvigorated to create a welcoming area for all Scouts. The museum will be home to the UK Scouts exceptional heritage collection. The new museum will also tell the story of how one man’s idea provided the catalyst to create the world’s biggest youth Movement, now reaching over 50 million members across the globe. All contributions go directly towards the development of Gilwell Park. 

The fund is administered and supported by the UK Scouts which ensures that the programme operates without any administration costs.  This means 100% of your contribution goes directly to supporting Gilwell Park.

In particular, the Jack Petchey Lodge and the Peter Harrison Lodge were built following two very enthusiastic supporters donating over GBP 1,000,000 each. Their generous contributions towards the Gilwell Park Development Fund has enabled these buildings to home Scouts from all over the world and adults undertaking leadership programmes both in Scouting and business.