100th Anniversary
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Six Scouts from the different parts Bechuanaland attended the Jamboree. They were all first class Scouts and one Queen’s Scout.

This small contingent assembled two days before their departure in order to prepare themselves. The small contingent settled well un four small sleeping tents, a dining shelter. They did their cooking in turn. They were in the Akamontis Sub-Camp. They camped very well with the Irish. British. French. Dutch and Greek Scouts etc. in the Sub-Camp. At their gate, on the tall flag pole they placed a big lion head drawn on a card board. At back of which was a bicycle wheel always turning. The words “BECHUANALAND” in square pieces of boards were tied round the wheel. This attracted many people to Mop and see or talk to the Scouts.

Camp tires were conducted at different camps. Bechuanaland took great interest. Few as they were they took part in many activities in the Jamboree e.g. swimming, all ceremonies. Talent-O-Rama. Sports, games, cinema shows etc. It is pleasing to note that they all won the ‘Epathlon Daphnis’ awards which were awarded to the Scouts that took part in not less than five activities out of eight.

At the Camp Site they had the honour to be visited by Crown Prince. Duke of Sparta, Chief Scout of Greece, the Commonwealth Chief Scout Sir Charles Maclean, the Commonwealth Commissioner Mr. Charles Dymoke Green. The heat of the sun did not interfere with their stay in Greece or language problem. They all camped well and enjoyed themselves. They made many friends.

J.I.B. Sekgwa, Contingent Leader

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