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Jamborees

Shortly after the start of Scouting in 1908, its rapid and unexpected spread in countries outside the British Isles caused Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the Founder of Scouting, to realise that a get-together of Scouts of all nationalities was needed. But any ideas he may have had were stifled by the outbreak of War in 1914.

The first World Scout Jamboree was held in London in 1920, two years after the end of the conflict. Since then, Scouting has continued to spread and Scouts have continued their gatherings in countries as far-ranging as Thailand and the Netherlands, Canada and Japan.

Each event is unique, each has its own story to tell. The next Jamboree will be:

  • 23rd World Scout Jamboree – Kirara-hama, Japan, 2015

Past Jamborees include:

  • 1st World Scout Jamboree – Olympia, London, England, 1920
  • 2nd World Scout Jamboree – Copenhagen, Denmark, 1924
  • 3rd World Scout Jamboree – Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, England, 1929
  • 4th World Scout Jamboree – Godollo, Hungary, 1933
  • 5th World Scout Jamboree – Vogelenzang, Holland, 1937
  • 6th World Scout Jamboree – Moisson, France, 1947
  • 7th World Scout Jamboree – Bad Ischl, Austria, 1951
  • 8th World Scout Jamboree – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, 1955
  • 9th World Scout Jamboree, The Jubilee Jamboree – Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England, 1957
  • 10th World Scout Jamboree – Laguna, Philippines, 1959
  • 11th World Scout Jamboree – Marathon, Greece, 1963
  • 12th World Scout Jamboree – Farragut State Park, USA, 1967
  • 13th World Scout Jamboree – Asagiri Heights, Japan, 1971
  • 14th World Scout Jamboree – Lillehammer, Norway, 1975
  • World Scout Jamboree Year – 1979 was cancelled
  • 15th World Scout Jamboree – Kananaskis Country, Canada, 1983
  • 16th World Scout Jamboree – Cataract Park, Sydney, Australia, 1987
  • 17th World Scout Jamboree – Mount Sorak National Park, South Korea, 1991
  • 18th World Scout Jamboree – The Netherlands, 1995
  • 19th World Scout Jamboree – Chile, 1998/9
  • 20th World Scout Jamboree – Thailand, 2002/3
  • 21st World Scout Jamboree – United Kingdom, 2007
  • 22nd World Scout Jamboree – Sweden, 2011



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