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World Scout Jamboree Year - 1979 and the 15th World Scout Jamboree

World Scout Jamboree Year – 1979

Woking attendee - Simon Lee, 7th Woking (to Firle Place, Sussex)

The 15th World Scout Jamboree was scheduled to be held in Iran in 1979. However, the regime of the Shah of Iran was toppled in a revolution and the Jamboree was cancelled. The year was designated ‘World Scout Jamboree Year’ and, at very short notice a series of camps were organised in various parts of the world so no one missed out on an International experience.

15th World Scout Jamboree – Kananaskis Country, Canada, 1983

Woking attendee - Jonathan Cole (7th Woking)

"The Spirit Lives On" was the inspiring theme of the 15th World Scout Jamboree held in Kananaskis Country, an area of Provincial Park, 4,000 feet up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 80 miles west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 1,345 UK Scouts were amongst a total attendance of over 15,000 Scouts from nearly 100 countries. "The Spirit Lives On" was certainly in evidence in the great amount of international good-will pervading the Jamboree and in the warm hospitality of the Canadians. The backwoods location was given added realism through the intrusion into camp of bears, moose and other wild life from time to time!