Austrian Scouts, this August, will be hosts to some 15,000 members of their Movement from all parts of the world including a contingent of more than 30 from the North Riding. at the Seventh World Jannboree. Nine Middlesbrough boys are going.
To be held at Bad Ischl from August 3-13, the jamboree will be near the 3,000-metres-high Dachstein and surrounded by a series of sparkling lakes, dark pine forests, salt mines, ice caves and giant glaciers.
A hundred Australian Scouts and 83 South African will tour England after the Jamboree.
More than 30 different countries have already agreed to send Scouts to the London International Patrol Camp in August. Before the camp opens, at Gilwell Park, guest patrols from the World Jamboree will spend a week in the homes of London Scouts, visiting Festival attractions.
and Vauxhall Motors. In just over a week, on June 2, two Middlesbrough troops will be sending teams to Leeds to compete in the North-East Counties' quarter-finals.
Other heats will be run off all over Britain, culminating in the final at Scarborough on September 15. Work on the cars must be done by Scouts, although technical advice can be accepted. No more than £5 can be spent on each car. Entries total 400 this year, against 180 last. Top speed last year—20.7 m.p.h.
Huddersfield Scouts and Guides are holding a special Festival effort this week, ending with a pageant in Greenhead Park, depicting the growth and development of the woollen industry.
Twenty-six English and 74 Scottish Scouts are visiting the Danish National Scout Camp at Grena in July. Eight others are flying to Sweden in August