Monday, February 28, 2011

19. 1959 Boy Scouts of the Philippines 10th WORLD JAMBOREE Memorabilia

On invitation of President Carlos P. Garcia, the 16th International Scout Conference held at Cambridge, England, in August 1957, unanimously approved to hold the 10th Boy Scout World Jamboree in the Philippines.

This was the first time in the history of the Scouting movement that an international gathering of this kind  was held in the East. Eight of the previous World Jamboree were held in Europe: one, the eight in Canada.

The 10th World Jamboree was  held on a 300-hectare sprawling country side at the Makiling National park, Los BaƱos Laguna home of the proving of the foremost Filipino hero, Jose Rizal. The Jamboree site was 1000 feet above sea level and the only about 2 hours ride from Manila road.

12,000 Scout and Scouters 4,000 from over seas Scout Association and 8,000 Filipinos from 69 countries attended the Jamboree.

The theme of the Jamboree was “Building Tomorrow Today” which underscores the popular idea that the youth of today will be leaders of tomorrow.

Below are some souvenirs during the World Jamboree.


Twill Patch

Printed Patch

Embroidered Patch

Small Embroidered Patch

Round Printed Pocket Patch

Round Printed Pocket Patch w/ yellow trimmings on side



Printed Tag

Triangular Back Patch

Misamis Oriental Contingent Patch

Boy Scout of America Contingent, 10th World Jamboree Patch
1st World Conclave Patch


Staff Medal

Metal Tag for Participants

Red Round Pin
Yellow Round Pin
I Support Pin

Belt Buckle


Souvenir Album

Boy Scout Notebook and Diary

10th World Jamboree Report

Autograph Book

Administration Organization Manual for Staff

Activities Program

Pre-Jamboree Program

Postcard sponsored by Pepsi

10th World Jamboree Campaign Fund Poster

10th World Jamboree Poster

Manila Bulletin Newspaper featuring the 10th World Jamboree

Gold Sticker


Souvenir of Attendance made of Wood and Aluminum

Felt Pennant

Different Kinds of Souvenir Pennants
Souvenir Plaque for Campers


  1. Hi, I am doing research about Vietnamese Scouting. Do you have any info about Vietnam scouts as they attended this jamboree? Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the posting ... I attended from Canada ... brought back memories ...

  3. A gentleman just donated a bunch of 1959 World Scout Jamboree items to our troop to sell to help defray costs for our scouts to attend the 2019 World Jamboree. I am trying to find the value of some items, however am having difficulty. Do you have any good sources to find the value? Thank you so much!