1959 10th WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
The 10th World Scout Jamboree was held in 1959 and was hosted by the Philippines at Mt. Makiling, Los Banos, Laguna. The Jamboree was dubbed as the "first World Jamboree in the Far East" and also "The Bamboo Jamboree" due to nipa palm and Bamboo City. There were a total 12,203 Scouts from 44 countries present.
The theme was "Building Tomorrow Today". This was the meeting of Occident and Orient; and a revelation to both. The Filipino smile was unforgettable. In view of weather conditions at previous Jamborees, French Scouts, well prepared for all contingencies, marched past giving a splash of colour in yellow raincoats. A World Scout Jamboree is not really just the arena shows and campfires. The real Jamboree takes place in the hearts of Scouts from many lands when they return home.