100th Anniversary
About Jamboree Contigents
The Irish Contingent consisted of 60 Scouts under the leadership of R. G. Tennant. A.J. Grange, Scout Master was in-charge of the boys. 9 Scouters and 51 Scouts with at least one from every Troop in Ireland travelled to Marathon. The Contingent arrived Marathon on 30th July, 1963 and were driven to Leontis Sub-Camp.

The Sub-Camp Chief H. Azymiczek (Hungary) and his band of assistants alter inspection of the Sub-Camp declared Ireland to be the best site and was asked to send a Scout to carry the torch of goodwill to the Sub-Camp from the fire in the Bowl lit in front of the symbol of 1951 Jamboree (Austria).

Patrol Leader Richard Burrows represented Ireland as one of the runners to Athens. Mr. Cecil Orr, the Deputy Conlingent Leader went to Athens for laying of a wreath at the tomb of a Greek unknown soldier.

The Irish Contingent took active part in all the eventful activities at the Jamboree was very varied and the Irish boys excelled themselves in the various competition and the Irish potato cakes caused a real sensation. These were cut in the shape of a shamrock and when the boys performed this art in the Talent-O-Rama there were always queues 20 to 30 yards long waiting to obtain the testing sample. This activity was specially chosen for presentation before H.R.H the Crown Prince Constantine, Chief, Scout of Greece.

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