1924 2nd WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
The 2nd World jamboree was held in Ermelunden near Copenhagen, Denmark in 1924. The jamboree lasted for seven days. Scouts from 22 nations assembled for a week under canvas. This was the first time such a huge camp had been planned. A special Rally was held which was honored by the presence of their Majesties, the King and Queen of Denmark. The Jamboree proved a great success and once again Scouting had shown the world something new.
Innovations of this Jamboree included a week's home hospitality for Scouts after the event and the World Scout Championship. One ofthe greatest challenges of this Jamboree was so many visitors and also a deluge! B-P was named "Bademester" (Danish for "bathing master"). 4,549 wet Scouts were accommodated by the public for a night. Awards for different contests were distributed by B-P at Copenhagen Stadium. This Jamboree showed that Scouting was not just a game, but also that it made a significant contribution towards education in world citizenship.