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1955 - 8th Jamboree - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Weltjamboree 1955The 8th Jamboree was held at Niagara-On-The-Lake in Canada in 1955 - it was the first Jamboree outside Europe! 11'500 scouts and guides from 71 nations were present. The theme was "New Horizons". Remarkable were the large contingents that crossed the Atlantic. Lady Baden-Powell, Sir Rowallan Chief Scout of the British Empire and Vincent Massay Governor General attended the opening ceremony.