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1967 World Jamboree in USA

BSA Hosts 1967 World Jamboree - OA Provides Service Corps for Headquarters

The 1967 XII World Jamboree was hosted by the Boy Scouts of America and was held at Farragut State Park, Idaho, from August 1 to 9, the 60th anniversary of Baden-Powell’s experimental Boy Scout Camp on Brownsea Island.

A total of 12,011 Scouts participated in the Jamboree representing 105 countries. The BSA host country allotment was limited to 4,282 Scouts.1967 Lodge 311 host flap

The theme was “For Friendship” and featured Arena shows, skill-o-rama activities, an adventure trail, aquatics activities, a representation of Baden-Powell’s Brownsea Island Camp, a Jamboree-wide game and the thrills and spills of a real Western. Key visitors were Lady Baden-Powell and U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

OA Service troops supported headquarters operations for the Jamboree including commissary service, dining area service, telephone service, traffic control, and conservation demonstration areas.