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Message #1 by Robert Robuchon | r_bob~AT~orange~DOT~fr
After 54 years, I remember this wonderful experience, to travel with my friends “Eclaireurs of France” of the Troop Charles Martel in Poitiers in France.
After a National gathering in the Alpes, we travelled by train 2 days and one night until Brindisi in Italy, where we took the boat up to the port of Athens via the Corinth Canal. There is a lot to tell of this great adventure in the plain of Marathon. Then today I think of this exchange with a young Greek boy scout.
I look for the Name of a Greek Boy scout who participated in this Jamboree of 1963 in Greece, and with which I exchanged my buckle of belt of my uniform.
I always have the belt of this scout friend that I met only a day, in the plain of Marathon in 1963. (Unfortunately I forgot his name)
What did he become?
It is maybe Impossible mission? … \; oD))
Thank you to the one who can help me in this difficult quest.

Better thought of Peace
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 21:01:10 - FRANCE
Message #2 by Bill Torrance | btsociety~AT~aol~DOT~com
The memories are with me still.I was a 17 year old and drove with 4 others from Scotland to Marathon.En route we were caught up in the earthquake in Skopje(1800 died in the quake)I was working on the staff there with among others Prince Constantine.Remember helping unload the space module.The fantastic ceremony in the stadium in Athens The only down-side was having to wear my traditional outfit----------a heavy woolen tweed kilt is not to be recommended in that heat!!
great memories and glad to have been a part of it
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:42:49 - Scotland
Message #3 by A fantastic experience age 15 | Peters47~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
With 450 other scouts we travelled on coaches from the Netherlands. The journey took 6 days with overnight stays in Germany, Graz, Belgrade, near Skoplje. Great experience and made good friends. Met Prince Constantine and again as King at London 2012 Olympics.
Friday, August 5, 2016 at 22:54:43 - Netherlands
Message #4 by Barry Tonner | aggiedad4~AT~gmail~DOT~com
My father worked for a company in Canada, called AKO Productions. They shot an award winning 16mm film at the Jamboree. It was produced and directed by Ken Orton I am trying to find a copy of that film.
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 22:34:04 - Canada
Message #5 by george Rouvalis | jorgerouvalis~AT~ yahoo~DOT~com~DOT~mx
I was there too. At the age of 13, this was my first and most exciting international experience, which was to be renewed three times , at diffeent other jamborees in England and Scotland,1964, Sweden and Finland, 1965, and Switzerland, 1966. I was with the Argolida delegation, staying in sub'camp Akamantis had much much fun, and discovered a whole world. I am very grateful to the Scout movement for these opportunities and will never forget them. My whole life as an international civil servant later was originated during these days.
Monday, September 21, 2015 at 15:07:28 - Athens, Greece
Message #6 by Roger Pullen
52 years ago, an experience still burnt into my memories to this day.
Yes I still remember hearing about the Air Crash with the Phillipines Contingent on board.
I remember the small Aeroplane flying above us daily and ." Spraying " us with whatever substance, presumably to kill the Mosquito's???
The organisational skills of running the camp, the warmth of the Greek people. Also after the Jamboree,visiting and staying on the Island of Rhodes.during the 50th Anniversary of the Jamboree I at last kept my promise in taking my wife to both Mainland Greece and Rhodes as i relived and told her my memories of a most amazing life changing time in my life. As only a fraction of people, never mind young lads had in the early 60's to "Fly" in an Aeroplane, to "Visit" another Country, plus the Honour to Represent your "Own Country" in those days was beyond comprehension.Thank you again, and again to all responsible before and since in running a marvellous organisation.
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 19:48:54 - England ( Birmingham Contingent) Now living In Devon, Englan
Message #7 by carmelo barrera francia | boyet~DOT~francia~AT~scouts~DOT~org~DOT~ph
I am overwhelmed about the presentation made by the 11th World Scout Jamboree Team in having this kind of presentation and preservation to this momentous event.

It is also my honor to thank you that this help me a lot in my research about the facts and memorabilia of our Scouts in who have perished during the said event, since i am the one assigned making all these things possible in our commemoration coming 28 July of every year.

Again, it is my desire to have an exhibit this coming event.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 08:50:42 - PHILIPPINES
Message #8 by Don Warner | don~DOT~warner~AT~ns~DOT~sympatico~DOT~ca
Hello to all members of Camp #12, Cecropis; to all the other Canadian Scouts who were there with me.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 18:43:05 - Halifax, Novs Scotia, Canada
Message #9 by Michael Summers | michael~DOT~summers2~AT~sympatico~DOT~ca
In 1963 I attended the 11th Jamboree as one of the UK's Cheshire contingent. It proved to be both a humbling and inspiring experience both as a result of the location and the environment it created. For me it was also life changing experience as I left with a Canadian pen pal who later invited me to visit Canada where I have resided since 1967. Throughout this 50th anniversary year I have been communicating with others who were lucky enough to share the Marathon experience and tonight, (the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination), we have been remembering that the news of his death was relayed to us as we were about to give a presentation of our experience at the Marathon Jamboree, (I still treasure my slide collection). Thank you Greece - the memories are all good and still quite vivid.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 03:51:02 - Milton, Ontario, Canada
Message #10 by Leandro Hulog
I have seen the photos and other stuff. It looks like the event was nice, not nice, but, awesome! However, by accident, i've read about the tragedy of all Filipino scouts that perished on an unfortunate air accident.

Gee.i wish they could've ever experienced this event. I mean, they're so young, and they still have to learn lots of stuff, and live life to the fullest, but then, God has plans for them.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 15:40:24 - Philippines
Message #11 by Mark Wee | wee~DOT~yi~DOT~ren~DOT~mark~AT~sji~DOT~edu~DOT~sg
As a scout, it was really interesting to find out how the movement was like some fifty years back. Although the world around us has changed drastically the core principles of scouting has remained largely the same. The spirit of brotherhood and the forging of lifelong friendships with scouts of different nationalities is unique to the scouting movement.
Friday, October 4, 2013 at 14:14:35 - Singapore
Message #12 by Spiros Koutayas | koutayas~AT~otenet~DOT~gr
This outstanding website is an amazing bunch of historical collections of the World Jamboree in GR-Marathon that remind us the message of global brotherhood which is more pronounced than ever. With a minimalist way leads us in every aspect of this unique page of world Scouting history and enables anyone to live or relive those unforgettable moments. Many compliments to all contributors who provided us an exemplary website for exploiting our historic identity.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 23:28:13 - Corfu, Greece
Message #13 by Jan Prenger uit Holland | Preco~AT~planet~DOT~nl
Deze jamboree heeft mijn leven veranderd, de reis er naar toe duurde 5 dagen en de aardbeving in Skopje staat in mijn geheugen. Het jamboree terrein was zo groot, de meeste indruk was het kennismakingsspel en de badge. Iedere dag het sproei vliegtuig boven je met DDT en de games op alle terreinen. Ik heb de film nog van dit speciale kamp.
Friday, August 2, 2013 at 21:12:09 - Holland
Message #14 by Dean Lycas
Brought back wonderful memories. So many things to see on the site. A great effort.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 18:06:39 - USA
Message #15 by kominatos georgios
Foveres stigmes se alles epoxes!!!Makari na xanavione o Ellinikos Proskopismos kati antistoixo.tha imoun sigoura ekei!!!Me proskopikous xairetismous.ELAFI.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 16:05:42
Message #16 by Angelos J. Dendrinos | dendrin~AT~otenet~DOT~gr
Many thanks to those who managed to bring out the best of the 11th World Scout Jamboree in this wonderful site. Indeed the best of Greek Scouting on International level. Panda embros.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 15:48:57 - Greece
Message #17 by George Dassios (Gionis) | gdassios~AT~otenet~DOT~gr
50 years !!! A full lifetime that takes you from the years with the life ahead to the years with the life back, caring all the way through the days of boy scouting. the Marathon days.
I feel very lucky for being there.
Thank you for the excellent memories you brought back to all of us.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 13:46:27 - Patras, Greece
Message #18 by Bill Millis | billmillis~AT~northstate~DOT~net
The World Scout Jamboree in Greece was an unbelievable lifelong experience that I will never forget! thank you to the wonderful country of Greece for hosting us and thank you for putting together this special tribute which has brought back so many fond memories!
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:39:19 - High Point, North Carolina, United States of America
Message #19 by Lewis Orans | lporans~AT~eaglegap~DOT~net
Congratulations on this wonderful and informative website. It celebrates a landmark in the history and tradition of Scouting and is certainly one of the finest Jamboree sites on the web.
Lew Orans
Author of the Pine Tree Web
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:51:35 - Novato, California, USA

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