4th World Scout Jamboree

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4th World Scout Jamboree
4th World Scout Jamboree
4th World Scout Jamboree
Location Godollo
Country Hungary
Date 1933
Attendance 25,000 Scouts

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The 4th World Scout Jamboree was hosted by Hungary, and was held in 1933.

25,000 Scouts participated in the event, representing 34 different nations. They encamped in the Royal Forest of Gödöllő, about 11 miles from the capital of Budapest.

The camp chief was Teleki Pál, the member of the International Committee who later became Prime Minister of Hungary.

This event is notable as the first international gathering where Air Scouts were represented.

Every foreign group at the Jamboree was assigned a "cousin" - a Hungarian Scout who would serve as a translator and guide.

The white stag on the official badge was the national symbol of Hungary, and inspired Baden-Powell to make the following speech:

"You may look on that white stag as the pure spirit of Scouting, springing forward and upward, ever leading you onward and upward, to leap over difficulties, to face new adventures."[1]

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the fourth World Jamboree, the Hungarian Scout association Magyar Cserkészszövetség hosted a fourth World Jamboree Memorial Camp at Bélapátfalva, Hungary in 1993.

book cover from the fourth World Jamboree in 1933

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