Publié le par Yves GUYOT


Réalisation d'un cadran solaire en

hommage à la création du scoutisme.

Cadran en pierre naturelle non gélive de 60 x 80 cm, à centre innaccesible.

Calculé pour Guigneville (91) latitude 48,46° N; longitude 2,35° E, pour une façade orientée 101,25° ouest/Nord-ouest.

Le décor est la croix scout.

Particularité: une lumière dans l'ombre, créée par une encoche sur l'arête du style trapézoïdal, parcourt chaque année, le 29 juillet *, la courbe hyperbolique gravée.

De plus, une petite pierre synthétique verte, incrustée sur la courbe, est éclairée par la lumière dans l'ombre à IV p.m. solaires ( * correspondant au 29 juillet 1907, date et heure du premier camp scout à l'ile de Brownsea )

Pour la petite histoire (de Roger Grandmontagne) :
On 29 July, 1907, Bill Harvey, one of the local boatmen, was waiting at the Customhouse Steps in Poole to take Baden-Powell, his nephew, and some of the boys from London out to Brownsea. They boarded his motor boat Hyacinth and set out on the two-mile crossing to the island. Bill Harvey landed the party on Seymour;s Pier on Brownsea and returned to Poole, while Baden-Powell and the boys made their way the half mile along the island shore to the camp site."

Bill Hillcourt describes the camp on Brownsea Island:

"The camp site was everything B-P could have hoped for. It was a level spot at the south-western shore of Brownsea, with a view across the water and tidal flats towards distant Purbeck Ridge, and the imposing ruins of Corfe Castle in a cleft in the hills. The ground was dry, hard clay—the spot was an old pottery site—with heather, bracken, and patches of spiny furze aflame with yellow flowers. On one side of the site were a couple of boggy ponds, with oozy banks of rust-red mud overgrown with rushes and sedge. At the other side was a deserted, half-ruined two-storey building—the old pottery pay-house—which would come in handy for storage. A grove of Scotch pines and pinastic firs would provide fuel and wood for camp construction. The shore directly below the camp was littered with shards of tiles and broken bricks, and unsuited for bathing —but the beach to the east was excellent, with soft white sand."



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