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Saturday Evening Scout Post 1960 National Jamboree Colorado Springs Camp Scenes Booklet

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    Posted 2 months ago

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    From the 1960 Boy Scout Jamboree. This was 55,000 scouts in a 2000 acre tent city. As can be seen by the aerial photo in fig. 4. The booklet is 8 pages and there are three 8"x10" glossy photos included. All of those are aerial views of the camp.
    This jamboree what quite the deal as it was the 50th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. That was probably the biggest occasion in Boy Scout history as scouting was at a peak at that time. There are many Boy Scout Patches to commentate the occasion.
    Starting off is the cover featuring what appears to be a Scout 2nd class, no patrol patch. I shall have to see when patrol patches were first used. The cover is about 11"x9" and luckily fits in my scanner.
    The next two photos are excerpts from the booklet. The first who are said to be at fast gait seem actually to be marching smartly. Would be interesting to see if they know how to do a marching turn. The other photo is a photo of someone taking a photo. The boy on the right is excused from the chorus line.
    Last is the aerial view of the camp. It seems to be quite nice.
    There is more to come from this for a couple more weeks of scout posts at least.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      I'm not so sure the unit is as enthusiastic as stated. However the revue group seem happier as does poster boy. Was it a whites only attendance?
      The camp, yes, nice. Nicely set out I guess, although almost a day's fast gait march from one end to another! I'm sure the latrines were spotless and the mess area not messy. Is there a menu in the book? Just interested.
      I think you might have to have been a 60s boy to get excited about attending.
      I do like the booklet, it's a great piece of memorabilia.
    2. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. It does seem to be light colored group in photos from this period. Got a feeling they rented outhouses and had catering.

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