A Wonderful Conclusion
Brian Woolgar, Chairman of Poole District Scout Council, said: "The sculpture is a wonderful conclusion to over three years of hard work by a great number of people. I thank each of them for their part and their invaluable support in creating a lasting tribute to the man who founded the worldwide Scout Movement and worked tirelessly to promote, honour, duty, friendship and peace. Robert Baden-Powell came here with a vision and left having sown the seed of what was to become the most famous youth movement in the world."
Cllr. Peter Adams, Poole Council's Cabinet Porfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: "We thank the Scout Movement for this magnificent gift which celebrates an important and historic link between us. We are very fortunate to have this wonderful piece of art in Poole. The prime position it occupies on the Quay further enhances an already vibrant area and complements other public artwork along the quayside."
The sculpture is already attracting widespread attention from visiting members of the worldwide Scout Movement, the local community and tourists. It has been designed to allow easy access for photo opportunities.
Other public artworks along the Quay include: Sir Anthony Caro's 'Sea Music', Simon Watkinson’s 'Parallel Plotter' and; the Sea Defence Wall carvings- 'Memory and Tidelines' by Simon Read.