Gilwell Park, close to London, is considered by many to be the spiritual centre of Scouting and Guiding. The property was purchased by the Scout Association in the early part of the 20th Century to provide space for scouts from London’s East End to go camping.
In addition to camp sites, Lord Baden Powell based his successful leader training programme there.
Gilwell Park is still used for leader training, camping, events, even weddings and conferences.
2019 marks the centenary of the Scouts acquiring Gilwell Park.
In commemoration of this, OFCOM have granted the use of a special callsign at Gilwell Park – GB100GP – for the whole of 2019.
It is intended that this callsign will be activated at all the major Scouting events in the UK this year – Fun Days, Gilwell 24, JOTA-JOTI and Scarefest. The call may also be used for demonstrations during Gilwell Reunion.
In addition to the above, there will be a special 4 day activation of the callsign, from July 25th to July 28th, to cover the actual anniversary of the day that Gilwell Park was officially opened as a Scouts site, 26th July.
I wonder who will be the first in Australia to work this special call sign?
It’s GB100GP and I reckon it will be on air quite a bit as the Scouting Amateur Radio crew in the UK are quite active.
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