Scouting Through History

13th World Jamboree - 1971

The Thirteenth World Jamboree.

Asagiri Heights, Japan, 1971. 23,758 campers from 87 countries. Theme: "For Understanding". Many and varied activities in a camp made colourful with the oriental decor set against the background of Mount Fuji. Perfect weather at the start and finish but Jamboree nš. 13 was typified by a typhoon in the middle. Owing to severe flooding in some sub-camps 16,000 Scouts had to be evacuated for 48 hours. Excellent emergency plans by the Japanese hosts and unforgettable hospitality by temporary hosts.

Contributed by: Carlos Rodriguez, Wood Badge Scouter, Venezuela

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