1967 12th WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE

 


(1967 World Jambo Items)

 

With its theme 'For Friendship', the 12th World Jamboree attracted 12,011 Scouts from 105 countries amid the splendour of the Rocky Mountains. The jamboree included 1,300 scouts from the UK, the largest contingent from outside the North American Continent. For the UK Scouts. Dressed in their smart new uniforms, the jamboree was a highlight to their Diamond Jubilee Scout Year.
 
Amongst the distinguished visitors at the jamboree were Olave, Lady Baden-Powell (widow of the Founder of Scouting), and Vice President of the United states, Hubert H. Humphrey. Memorable features of the jamboree included a reconstruction of Baden-Powell's Brownsea Island Camp Site, the specially stocked fishing area, and jamboree water activities area with boating on Lake Pend Oreille.
 
The scout jamboree had magnificent arena shows, a Skill-o-Rama, and an adventure scout trail. At the jamboree, there was also a visit to a real wild west rodeo and a repeat of the very successful 'Friendship Wide Game', introduced at the Greek Scout Jamboree in 1963.
 
 
 
Material is from the Wikipedia article "World Scout Jamboree" and WOSM.
 
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