I didn’t write my blog two weeks ago because I was on a Scout camp. There, question answered. Post has finished. Goodbye!
Brownsea Island had a little hut which explained the history of Scouting. It began in 1907 (I know, it’s been a VERY long time)! The founder of Scouting, Robert Baden-Powell, ran a meeting on Brownsea Island which had about 20 boys, who were the first Scouts. Three years later, his sister and his wife made the Guides as girls were protesting that it was unfair that boys got to join Scouts and girls didn’t have anything.
Another thing: Grey squirrels are MEANIES! The grey squirrels got stowed away on ships to Britain and took over from the red squirrels. The greys drove the reds extinct except on Brownsea Island and parts of Scotland and the Isle of Wight.
Other residents of the island are peacocks, sika deer, terns and snails. You can take a boat trip to the island from about £10 from Poole (This is only a guess, so don’t blame me if it’s more expensive!)