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About Us

Baden-Powell Activity Centre is situated on 36 hectares of bush land adjoining the Lane Cove National Park. It offers flexible meeting and training facilities, and cabin style accommodation in a bush-land setting, all only 25 kilometres from Sydney CBD.

Named after Chief Scout, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who founded the Scouting movement in 1907, the Baden-Powell Activity Centre is open to groups of all shapes and sizes, for school and Scout camps to corporate training days and adventure weekends.

With onsite accommodation, training centres and halls, catering options plus a whole host of activities on offer, the Baden-Powell Activity Centre is the perfect place to host your next event.

What to expect

Whether you're at the Centre for accommodation, activities, a corporate training day or you're using the perfect location as a base for travels around Sydney, you'll enjoy the ideal location and facilities at Baden-Powell.

Choose the accommodation that works for you - we offer camping, bunk rooms and cottages - and our catered packages provide delicious food to replenish your energy levels after a busy day! Alternatively, you can choose to go self-catered and use our camp kitchen.

Our location is easy to get to and is perfect to use as a base for your trip to Sydney! Pennant Hills is relatively close to major sporting facilities and concerts at Sydney Olympic Park, the airport terminal at Mascot and the Sydney CBD. Lane Cove National Park is on your doorstep, or travel north via car or train to Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, and further, the Central Coast. Driving west will bring you to the expanse of the Blue Mountains.  Plan your trip to Baden-Powell Activity Centre here.

Our History

The Baden-Powell Activity Centre was officially opened in February 1929 and is a perpetual lease from the NSW Government. Since then, the Centre has been busy catering for groups of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. During the Depression, the Centre became the permanent camping site for many who were out of work. Together they built the camping flats, chapel and many of the stone paths and gardens are seen at the Centre. In 1931, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell visited on their trip to Australia, and the Centre remains an important part of Scouting in NSW.

Baden-Powell Activity Centre Grounds
Baden-Powell Activity Centre Grounds
Baden-Powell Activity Centre Grounds
Baden-Powell Activity Centre Grounds
Baden-Powell Activity Centre Gate