15th World Scout Jamboree

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The Spirit Lives On
The Spirit Lives On
15th World Scout Jamboree
Location Kananaskis, Alberta
Country Canada
Date 1983
Attendance 15,000 Scouts

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The 15th World Scout Jamboree was held in 1983 and was hosted by Canada at Kananaskis, Alberta, an area of Provincial Park 4,000 feet in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 80 miles west of Calgary, Alberta. The Spirit Lives On was the theme of the World Jamboree, with a total attendance of over 15,000 Scouts from nearly 100 countries.

The name of the Jamboree refers to the idea that Scouting, and its spirit of international brotherhood, could overcome difficulties such as those which caused the cancellation of the 1979 Jamboree four years earlier.

The wild feel of the camp was enhanced by regular visits from bears and moose, which would wander in and out of the area.

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