BP was enthousiastic about the idea and the First World Jamboree took place in London in 1920, at a venue bearing the symbolic, for Greece, name "Olympia". Ever since, scouts from all over the world gather in World Jamborees, in a new place every 4 years.
In August 1963, Greece welcomed the scouts of the world for what went down in history as one of the best jamborees ever, the 11th World Scout Jamboree under the motto “Scout Higher and Wider”. To host the unique event, Greece offered one of its most historic and symbolic landmarks: the valley of Marathon.
50 years after the 11th World Jamboree, the golden days of August 1963 come alive again. Browse through an unprecedented collection of facts, documents, photographs, audiovisual material and souvenirs from the "Marathon Jamboree".
Welcome to the
11th World Scout Jamboree.
Welcome to Marathon 1963.