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How is this different from Brownsea Island?Rlevse 23:22, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

You are right. It was the 2nd camp. My mistake. ray 15:10, 16 January 2007 (UTC)


I was checking through some of the references for the Wood Badge article, and I guess I'm more receptive to Humshaugh as I saw it in "Johnny" Walker's Scouting Milestone - but it says it happened on or over the 28th September 1908 - which is a year before the dates in the article... I think this needs to be checked out for accuracy. Horus Kol 20:10, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi Horus, I ve merely transcribed what was in teh online version the Baden Powell reference. How do you plan to check ? ray 21:17, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Not only do the year's not match, nor do the dates. Rlevse 21:18, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Not just that, the original reference I was using, a book on Sherbrooke Walkers, refers to the camp as the 1st scouting camp. Lot of contradictions. ray 04:51, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I've searched ScoutBase for Humshaugh, and found a few articles... they pick on a date of late August, 1908... which is a month earlier than the "Johnny" Walker date. However, I'm inclined to trust these more than other articles... As for "first" - it is the first offical Scout camp, since the Brownsea camp was just and experiment (again, the articles from ScoutBase refer to Humshaugh as the first official Scout camp).
If anyone else can find any other references to further corroborate this information, I'd be grateful... Horus Kol 14:27, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
actually, I've just done an MSN Search and I've found another page with more information at "Johnny" Walker - and it corrobates the date as August 22nd to September 4th, 1908 - I'm going to rewrite the article with more information about the camp and the town that I've found while tracking this down... Horus Kol 14:36, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Great job, guys ! Keep up the good work. ray 07:32, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
No worries - if you hadn't created the article, I'd have completely missed the thing and the article wouldn't be where it is now... this is the thing I love about WikiPedia :) Horus Kol 10:55, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Importance Rating[edit]

Rlevse, I'll go with your assessment as a High Importance article for now - but I ask that you consider that where Brownsea was the start, Humshaugh seems to be just as important in shaping how Scouting would be undertaken for the next 100 years around the world. Horus Kol 11:18, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Proposal to split this article[edit]

This article should be about the village/parish of Humshaugh. It seems to have been overwhelmed by the scout camp (a valid article in its own right). Can I propose that the article be split? Probably move Humshaugh to Humshaugh Scout Camp, and then I will recreate Humshaugh as a settlement article. I won't do anything without consent. Twiceuponatime (talk) 09:31, 18 March 2009 (UTC)