100th Anniversary
Indy and the Shield of Marathon
Welcome to 1963.
In August 1963, 13,700 Scouts from all over
the world gathered at the historic site
of Marathon to celebrate scouting ideals.
This is a tribute to their moments.
Scout Higher and Wider
Jamborees were born in 1918, when Konstantinos Melas, General Chief of the Scouts of Greece, conveyed to Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, the idea of organizing periodical international camps for scouts, in a manner similar to summer Olympic Games.

BP was enthousiastic about the idea and the First World Jamboree took place in London in 1920, at a venue bearing the symbolic, for Greece, name "Olympia". Ever since, scouts from all over the world gather in World Jamborees, in a new place every 4 years.

In August 1963, Greece welcomed the scouts of the world for what went down in history as one of the best jamborees ever, the 11th World Scout Jamboree under the motto “Scout Higher and Wider”. To host the unique event, Greece offered one of its most historic and symbolic landmarks: the valley of Marathon.

On August 1st, 2013, exactly 50 years from the opening of the 11th World Jamboree, the golden days of August 1963 came alive again through an unprecedented collection of facts, documents, photographs, audiovisual material and souvenirs from the "Marathon Jamboree", presented herein.

Starting January 1st, 2023, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jamboree and will be adding new exciting material up to August 1st, 2023, which will mark exactly 60 years from the opening at Marathon.

Welcome to the
11th World Scout Jamboree.

Welcome to Marathon 1963.


Selected HighlightsSelected Highlights
Photo AlbumsPhoto Albums
Jamboree SongJamboree Song
I Was There!I Was There!
Marathon Courier
Marathon1963.com was constructed during the period January-July 2013, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 11th World Jamboree. It opened on August 1st, 2013, exactly 50 years from the opening at Marathon. Undergoing major update in the period January-August 2023, for the 60th anniversary.

visitors from the above locations since August 1, 2013
Hand-crafted from original material by the makers of the 1996 official tribute on proskopos.com. Dedicated to the 2nd Scout Group of Patras, Greece.
Marathon Courier

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