The Jamboree lasted 11 days. Every morning we rose at 6:30, awakened by the Jamboree hymn, which was composed especially for the event. During the day we attended to our camp, went to swim in the Marathon Bay, played some sport, rehearsed for our performances in the Arena and around the campfires.
We met new friends from all over the world. It is a great experience to meet a Scout from another contingent with his own ideals, habits and clothes two metres from your camp.
Friendship was one of the Jamboree aims. To achieve this goal a game called the “Wide Game” was introduced. Every Scout had to gather 10 Scouts in 90 minutes from 10 different countries to write their addresses to form the word “Nenikhkamen” which means “We have won”, then to link arms and to the “Square of Nations”.
The most interesting event was the Talent-O-Rama.
Israel and the Israeli Boy Scouts were very popular and were cheered by most of the contingents. Songs like “Hava Nagila” and “Havenu Shalom Aleichem” were “the songs” of the whole camp. We were so popular that the Prince himself came to visit us on the second day of the Jamboree.
Ehud Meniapez, A Member of Israeli Contingent