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 Baños 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.
|Round Printed Pocket Patch|
|Round Printed Pocket Patch w/ yellow trimmings on side|
|UK CONTINGENT Patch|
|PRE-JAMBOREE TRAINING CAMP, Manila Council|
|Triangular Back Patch|
|Misamis Oriental Contingent Patch|
|Boy Scout of America Contingent, 10th World Jamboree Patch|
|1st World Conclave Patch|
MEDALS and PINS
|Metal Tag for Participants|
|Red Round Pin|
|Yellow Round Pin|
|Boy Scout Notebook and Diary|
|10th World Jamboree Report|
|Administration Organization Manual for Staff|
|10th World Jamboree Campaign Fund Poster|
|10th World Jamboree Poster|
|Manila Bulletin Newspaper featuring the 10th World Jamboree|
|Souvenir of Attendance made of Wood and Aluminum|
|Different Kinds of Souvenir Pennants|
|Souvenir Plaque for Campers|