Jamborees of the past

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.

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