Scouting Through History

The Seventeenth World Jamboree.

Soraksan National Park, Korea, 1991. "Many Lands one World" was the theme which brought together 16,000 young people from more than 130 countries in the beautiful Mount Sorak National Park. The location was some 200 Km. , about six hours by road, from Seoul, the capital city. The U.K. transported a replica Brownsea Island camp to reenact B-P`s 1907 experiment in Scouting. It became the most photographed and filmed event at the Jamboree. The Jamboree started with bad weather with rain and flooding providing major problems. The opening and closing ceremonies were masterpieces ofd showmanship, designed to rival those of the olympic games.

( the information for the 16th and 17th Jamborees was taken from "Jamborees of the Past",Scoutnet UK).

Contributed by: Carlos Rodriguez, Wood Badge Scouter, Venezuela

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