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11th and 12th World Scout Jamborees

11th World Scout Jamboree - Marathon, Greece, 1963

Held on the plain of Marathon, scene of the famous battle in 490 B.C. between the ancient Greeks and Persians. The Jamboree was attended by 10,394 Scouts from 89 countries, the largest contingent being 1,498 Scouts from the UK (20 chartered aircraft took part in this, the biggest UK Scout airlift ever). The trip cost each British Scout 85. Attending the Jamboree every day was H.R.H. Crown Prince Constantine, Chief Scout of Greece. Other members of the Greek Royal Family including the Greek King and Queen visited the 11 day event. Sir Charles Maclean, Chief Scout of the Commonwealth, attended the Jamboree and at a special ceremony presented H.R.H. Crown Prince Constantine with the United Kingdom's highest award for Scouting, The Silver Wolf.

12th World Scout Jamboree - Farragut State Park, USA, 1967

With its theme "For Friendship" the 12th World Scout Jamboree attracted 12,000 Scouts from over 100 countries including 1,300 from the UK, the largest contingent from outside the North American Continent. For the UK Scouts, dressed in their smart new uniforms, it was a highlight to their Diamond Jubilee year. Amongst the distinguished visitors were Olave, Lady Baden-Powell (widow of the Founder of Scouting), and Hubert H Humphrey, Vice-President of the United States. Memorable features of the camp included a reconstruction of Baden-Powell's Brownsea Island camp, the specially stocked fishing area and other water activities. Also, a visit to a real wild-west rodeo and a repeat of the very successful "Friendship Wide Game" introduced at the Greek Jamboree in 1963.