14th Worldjamboree 1975






17.259 Scouts
91 Countries


Deelnemersbadge 1975





July 29 Ė August 7





Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway together organised this 14th Worldjamboree, participated by 17.259 scouts from 91 countries. The theme "Five fingers one hand" symbolised this cooperation of 5 countries. The area was sober, like everything on the country of Norway. Small unpaved roads which only allowed the most necessary traffic. The subcamps were sometimes kilometres apart, resulting in a lot of biking. There were activity areas and hikes in the mountains, a super choir, a visit to the Maithaugen Cultural Museum and of course the cosiness of the Country Fair. There was also the Nordic trail, a mass hike, that resulted in 15.000 scouts walking 380 different routes in one day. Every group contained of 8 nationalities leaded by a Norwegian of Danish scout.The 12 years old Moroccan Crown Prince participated also as a scout. For Security reasons he didnít sleep in a tent but in a hotel bed with a bodyguard in front of the door. The Jamboree was opened by the King of Norway and the king of Sweden also visited this event.


Previous    Summary Jamborees    Next

The museum is always interested in "old" Dutch scouting stuff.
Are you considering removing your old stuff, please contact us.