1957 9th WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE

 


(1957 World Jambo Items)

 

The 9th World Scout Jamboree, also known as the Jubilee Jamboree, was held at at Sutton Park, England, in 1957. It marked two scouting milestones - the 50th anniversary of the Scouting movement since its inception at Brownsea Island, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lord Baden Powell.
 
Over 30,000 Scouts from 80 countries were present. One scout from Pakistan hiked all the way to the event. At the jamboree, the 6th World Rover Moot and the 2nd World Scout Indaba were held. This event was also called JIM (Jamboree-Indaba-Moot).
 
An amateur radio station operated from camp. During this jamboree, Les Mitchell had the idea of Jamboree On The Air. There was also a 24-page camp newspaper, "Jubilee Journal". And then, traditonally one might say, there was the night of the great storm - "Jamborain". An obelisk was erected at Sutton Park to commemorate this anniversary of Scouting.
 
 
 
Material is from the Wikipedia article "World Scout Jamboree" and WOSM.
 
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