Jean Jacques Rambonnet

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Jean Jacques Rambonnet

Jean Jacques Rambonnet
Awards Silver Wolf Award, Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (1924), Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau, met de zwaarden (1934), Ridder vierde klasse Militaire Willemsorde (1905)

Jean Jacques Rambonnet (8 March 1864, Wijhe - 3 August 1943, Rotterdam) was a Dutch, naval officer, politician and Scouting official.

Grouppicture of the Wood Badge training of Rambonnet

The scouting career of Rambonnet started in 1920, that year he succeeded Prince Hendrik as head of the Boy Scouts in the Netherlands and was appointed chairman of the association "De Nederlandsche Padvinders" (NPV, The Netherlands Pathfinders). When Scouting in the Netherlands started to follow more the "English" rules Rambonnet became in 1928 the first chief scout of the Boy Scouts in the Netherlands. He held this position until just after the 5th World Scout Jamboree. He remained the sole Dutch Chief Scout until 2021 when, almost 85 years later, Freek Vonk accepted the position.

The "Rambonnethuis", a model for an ideal group home, that stood from 28 August 1948 to 19 March 1993 at the national Scouting campsite Gilwell Ada's Hoeve in Ommen, was named after Rambonnet. There are also several Scout Groups after him.

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External links

  • [1] [2] Some pictures of and about Jean Jacques Rambonnet on the site "Het geheugen van Nederland"