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Jimmy goes to Jamboree

May 14, 2020

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Jamboree is a highlight of the scouting movement for every youth member, but only a few are able to attend due to cost and timing. Every generation of scouts should be able to participate in at least one of these large gatherings, since it enables the scout to experience his membership in a large brotherhood, and at the same time brings the youth into contact with brother scouts of other districts and other countries.

It is a gathering of scouts on an international, national or provincial level. Jamboree could be smaller like the one in 1966 on the West Bench in Penticton, where 2,500 scouts attended, plus support volunteers. This was the first of many such gatherings organized by the B.C./Yukon council.

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