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3rd and 4th World Scout Jamborees

3rd World Scout Jamboree - Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, England, 1929

The 3rd World Scout Jamboree, the coming of age Jamboree, was held at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, in 1929 and celebrated the 21stAnniversary of the publication of Scouting for Boys. Thirty five countries were represented by 30,000 Scouts, plus another 10,000 British Scouts who took the opportunity of camping in the vicinity. It was certainly the greatest assembly of international youth the world had ever seen up to that time. Two things stand out from the Arrowe Park Jamboree - the numbers and the mud. It rained so much that the clay soil could not absorb the water and the site soon resembled a sea of mud.

4th World Scout Jamboree - Godollo, Hungary, 1933

The 4th World Scout Jamboree was held in the Royal Forest of Godollo, 11 miles from Budapest, and was attended by 25,000 Scouts from 34 nations. It was notable for the excellent weather. The assembled Scouts were thankful for the shade which the trees of the Royal Forest afforded. Scouts who attended this gathering will remember particularly the pleasing sight of B-P making his rounds of the camp site on a magnificent brown charger. It was also most noticeable that the whole Hungarian nation had co-operated to make the event a success.