Since 2016, Gilwell Park has been the home of the Promise Path. Find out more about the path and locate your brick within it.
Since 2016, Gilwell Park has been the home of the Promise Path. More than a thousand of these engraved bricks now form part of the landscape and each one tells a special story.
Please note, The Promise Path Appeal is now closed – thank you for your support!
Creating the Promise Path
The path represents treasured memories that’ll be shared with generations to come.
These bricks celebrate the volunteers who gave back, the couples who met through Scouts, and events and achievements at Gilwell Park.
Each brick on the Promise Path has helped support more young people to gain Skills for Life.
Thank you to everyone who shared their story.
Forget-me-knots: Howard and Fred's story
Howard Denyer met friend and fellow Scout Fred Parker in Guildford, Surrey. They both shared a love of knots.
Jackie Churchyard, Howard’s sister, tells us: ‘As enthusiastic knot devotees, they spent many years explaining, teaching and touring Scout and Guide Groups in their local areas, as well as going to Women’s Institute (WI) groups, schools and so on, – in fact, any who would listen!’
‘Howard and Fred were regulars at Gilwell Reunions. They always had plenty of visitors eager to try knots at their stall. Sadly, Howard died in March 2015, aged 66. Shortly after, Fred passed away in June 2015, aged 93. Many will remember them and they were great Scouts. May they rest in peace.’
Howard and Fred have a brick dedicated to them on the Promise Path.