Story: Teenagers and youth

Pan Pacific Jamboree, Auckland

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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Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Defining teenagers as a group', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017