Story: Childhood

Scout jamboree, 1942

This Scout jamboree was held in 1942 – in the middle of the Second World War. Jamborees are large gatherings of Scout groups from across the country. Boys learnt a range of practical skills useful in war or peacetime, such as bridge building and first aid.

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Reference: Scouts rally. National Film Unit, 1942

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Childhood - Friendship, sport and youth groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/26277/scout-jamboree-1942 (accessed 25 June 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Dec 2018