Our Contingent then divided into two groups. The 20 Scouters who were working on the International Staff moved straight to Marathon and started familiarising themselves with their duties. The Troop and Contingent Headquarters had 3 days of sight-seeing in Greece and returned to Marathon on the 29th. There were 82 Scouts and Scouters in our Contingent.
Throughout the Jamboree our Scouts had a wonderful time. They participated in almost every event and we were very proud that every Scout was able to win the Laurel award. Our Scouters on the staff undertook many varied tasks and acquainted themselves well in all their duties.
After the Jamboree the Conference delegates, led by Mr. C.C. Mojekwu, Chief Commissioner and member of the World Committee, left for Rhodes and Cyprus whilst the others went for two weeks visiting in Southern Greece and Italy, ending their tour with three days in Rome where they were granted audience with the Pope. The whole party finally reassembled at Rome Airport on 23rd August and flew home to Lagos to meet a tumultuous reception organised by the Federal Minister of Information, Hon.
T.O.S Benson, who is one of our Headquarters Commissioners.
G. des Bordes, Contingent Leader