Scouting Through History

Nineteenth World Jamboree - 1999

The Nineteenth World Jamboree.

Picarquin, near Rancagua city, Chile, 1999. The 19th World Jamboree. 30519 participants from 158 countries. A very hot weather. Many great activities: hiking, shows, 200 workshops, services to the community, visits to enterprises, eating around the world. Polish Scouts made the trip in a sailboat. The opening was made by the President of Chile, Mr. Eduardo Frei. Two Chileans who attend the second World jamboree in 1924!. The jamboree newspaper, "The Talí", a Jamboree newspaper in English, French and Spanish and articles in Portuguese. "Radio Jamboree" a FM radio trasmiting from the Jamboree. Records: Scouts ate more than 400 metric tons of fruit, 150 of bread, 60 of pasta, 70 of meat, 30 of rice and sugar, 200,000 litres of milk, 320,000 ice cream pieces, 400,000 eggs and 1 million 0f soft drinks. The International Badgers Club made a great exposition of Jamboree badges and history. Scouting all around you. the last Jamboree of the century.

Contributed by: Carlos Rodriguez, Wood Badge Scouter, Venezuela

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