Eighth World Boy Scout Jamboree - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
N 43° 14.896 W 079° 04.450
17T E 656339 N 4790185
Quick Description: This plaque commemorates the Eighth World Boy Scout Jamboree held at the Butler's Barracks National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/30/2011 11:10:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMCZJF
The plaque reads:
"The Eighth World Scout Jamboree, the first world jamboree outside of Europe, was held on this site on August 18-28, 1955 attended by some 11,000 scouts from 71 countries and colonies.
The Jamboree was officially opened by His Excellency the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, Governor-General of Canada, in his capacity of Chief Scout for Canada on Saturday, August 20, 1955.
This plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Jamboree was unveiled September 17, 2005."
Who placed the Monument or Memorial?: Scouts Canada
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