Thousands of Scouts attended the Pan Pacific Jamboree held in Auckland in 1959. Organised youth group movements such as the Scouts arose in the early 1900s to give moral guidance to young people and to encourage them to take part in outdoor activities. They declined in popularity with teenagers from the 1960s, as uniformed militaristic groups were not seen as cool.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade 84. National Film Unit, 1959
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