Scouting Through History

Eleventh World Jamboree - 1963

The Eleventh World Jamboree.

Marathon, Greece, 1963. Eleventh Jamboree. More than 12000 participants. Greek Crown Prince and Chief Scout opens the Jamboree. "Higher and Wider". Classical history comes to life: the marathon runner. The Labours de Hercules, the triathlon. Tragedy strikes: the Philippine contingent perishes in air crash. Jamboree flags are lowered. Scouts from 88 contingents march past and the Marathon torch is handed to an American Scout to be rekindled at the opening of the XII World Jamboree, somewhere in America.

Contributed by: Carlos Rodriguez, Wood Badge Scouter, Venezuela

Scouts Using the Internet Cartoon - Courtesy of Richard Diesslin - Click to See More Cartoons
© 1994-2024 - U.S. Scouting Service Project | Site Map | Disclaimer | Project Team | Contact Us | Privacy Policy

Materials found at U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. Websites may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations. No material found here may be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP) or other copyright holders. USSSP is not affiliated with BSA or WOSM and does not speak on behalf of BSA or WOSM. Opinions expressed on these web pages are those of the web authors. You can support this website with in two ways: Visit Our Trading Post at or make a donation by clicking the button below.
(U.S. Scouting Service Project Donation)

(Ruth Lyons Memorial Donations)