Birkenhead's Scouting history
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The 1929 World Jamboree
The 3rd World Jamboree was held at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, England in 1929 and this celebrated the 21st Anniversary of the publication of Scouting for Boys. Thirty-five countries were represented by 30,000 Scouts, plus another 10,000 British Scouts who took the opportunity to camp in the vicinity. It was certainly the greatest assembly of international youth the world had ever seen up to that time. Two things stand out from the Arrowe Park Jamboree - the numbers and the mud ! It rained so much that the clay soil could not absorb the water and the site soon resembled a sea of mud !
Aerial View of Opening Ceremony ( photo below)
B-P addresses the Jamboree at Arrowe Park, August, 1929 (Photo below )
Birkenhead was honoured to play such a big part in this Jamboree
The Golden Arrow
"a symbol of peace sent out from Arrowe to the four corners of the world "
by B.P. appears on our District Badge and is worn with great pride
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