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9th and 10th World Scout Jamborees

9th World Scout Jamboree, The Jubilee Jamboree - Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire,England, 1957

Woking attendee - David Robinson (7th Woking), Benny Betts (1st Old Woking), Richard Miller (Woodham) and ?? Blake (4th Woking)

To celebrate the Jubilee of the Movement and the Centenary of its Founder B-P, a combined Jamboree, Scouters' Indaba and Rover Moot was held in Sutton Park - a beautiful natural park of 2,400 acres. Thirty three thousand Scouts from 90 countries camped for 12 days in weather which ranged from a heat wave to a storm which flooded parts of the huge camp site. Many thousands more took the opportunity of camping in the surrounding countryside. Opened by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester, visited by Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister, Mr Harold Macmillan, and closed by the World Chief Guide Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, it was the first Jamboree held in England to have its own commemorative postage stamps. One special aspect was the overwhelming hospitality offered to the participants by the people of the UK, both before and after the event.

10th World Scout Jamboree - Laguna, Philippines 1959

The first World Scout Jamboree to be held in Asia, it was attended by 12,000 Scouts from 69 countries including a carefully selected contingent of 105 from the UK which made the outward and homeward journey by air. The trip cost each British Scout 300, raised in various ways.