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Jamborees At Valley Forge
World of Scouting Museum
Valley Forge, PA
"Strengthen Liberty"     June 27 - July 6, 1950
In 1935, as the Boy Scouts of America entered its 25th year, plans were made to hold its first Jamboree in Washington, D.C., but an outbreak of polio sidelined the event. As a result, the first National Jamboree was held in the nation's Capital two years later in 1937. Twenty-five thousand Scouts were encamped around the Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument. The event received national media coverage and was attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

World War II caused Jamboree celebrations to be delayed again. As a result, the next Jamboree was postponed for several more years. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, once the site of hardship for the struggling Continental Army during the American Revolution, became the site of encampment for the 2nd National Jamboree in 1950. The site was chosen again for BSA Jamboress in 1957 and 1964.
Introduction
1950 Boy Scout Diary
1950 Boy Scout Diary - Title Page
Scouting Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 3, March, 1950
1950 BSA Jamboree Registration Certificate For Joseph J. Polarine, Jr., Valley Forge Troop #1
1950 BSA Jamboree Luggage Tag Used By Joseph J. Polarine, Jr., Valley Forge Troop #1
1950 BSA Jamboree Patch
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Host Troop #1, Valley Forge, PA.
Patrol Patch - Von Steuben Patrol, Troop #1, Valley Forge, PA
Patrol Patch - Washington Patrol, Troop #1, Valley Forge, PA
Patrol Patch - De Kalb Patrol, Troop #1, Valley Forge, PA
Patrol Patch - Lafayette Patrol, Troop #1, Valley Forge, PA
Reading Railroad Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 3, August, 1950 - Scouts Arrive At Valley Forge
Boys' Life, Vol. XL, No. 6, June, 1950
Aerial Photo of 1950 BSA Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA
Aerial Photo of 1950 BSA Jamboree. Valley Forge, PA
Aerial Photo of 1950 BSA Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA
1950 BSA Jamboree Pinback Button
1950 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief Slide
1950 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief
1950 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief - Detail
1950 BSA Jamboree First Day Cover
1950 BSA Jamboree First Day Cover
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map
1950 BSA Jamboree Diary
1950 BSA Jamboree Trading Post Booklet
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Shield
1950 BSA Jamboree Wooden Nickel From Southern Indiana Council - Front
1950 BSA Jamboree Wooden Nickel From Southern Indiana Council - Back
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Pennant - Cornhusker Council, Troop #269, Brainard, Nebraska
1950 BSA Jamboree Patch
1950 BSA Jamboree Pinback Button
Valley Forge Park Guide Book
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Jamboree Sign
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - First Train-Load Of Scouts Arriving At Valley Forge
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - First Contingent Of Scouts Arrive
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Cabins
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - General Headquarters' Tents And Avenue Of Flags
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Gateway Of Jamboree Host Troop #1, Valley Forge, PA
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Entrance To New England Region
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Log Block House
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Gateway Of Robert E. Lee Virginia Council
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Checking The Map
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Trading Post Interior
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Book - Front
1950 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Book - Back
1950 BSA Jamboree Commemorative Plaque For New Hampshire Scout
1950 BSA Jamboree Commemorative Plaque For New Hampshire Scout - Detail
"Outdoor Cooking With Reynolds Wrap," Reynolds Metals Co., Richmond, VA, 1950
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - View From In Front Of Anthony Wayne Statue, Secs. 32, 33, Illinois, Indiana, & Michigan
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - View Looking At Sec. 25, West View
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Looking West From Arch, Sec. 25
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Jamboree Tents Southwest District 11, 12, Hawaii, California
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - View Looking Northwest, District No. 9, Alabama
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - View Looking North From Port Kennedy, Utah, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Sec. 18
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - First Aid Tent
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo -Small Army Tent Latrine, Sec. 18
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - View Of Arena Taken From West
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Candle Light Service - (Note Von Steuben Patrol Patch On Scout's Shirt)
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Canada's Archway, Sec. 1
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Canada's Scoutmaster
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Scottish Scout
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Philippine Gateway, Sec. 1
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Region 5 Gateway, Sec. 9
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Giant Scout, North Carolina, Sec. 1
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Gateway Of Daniel Boone Council, Reading, PA, Sec. 25
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Daniel Boone Council Tents, Sec. 25
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Valley Forge #1 Archway, Sec. 25
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Valley Forge Troop #1 Bulletin Board
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Valley Forge Troop #1, Tent Set Up
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Valley Forge Troop #1, Cooking Dinner
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Oliver Hendren, Valley Forge Troop #1, & Mexican Scout
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Valley Forge Troop #1 Members James McKelvy, David McGeorge, Albert Palm, & Leonard Miller
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - George Washington Figure
1950 BSA Jamboree Photo - Valley Forge Council Troop
Reading Railroad Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 3, August, 1950 - Scouts At Reading Terminal
Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, July 2, 1950
Jamboree 1950 Booklet - Featuring Jamboree Articles From The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA
Newspaper Ad For 1950 BSA Jamboree - Daily Local News, West Chester, PA
Newspaper Article, "Tales And Trades Spark Jamboree For Local Scouts," Daily Local News, West Chester, PA
Newspaper Article, "Swapping Mania Sweeps Valley Forge As Scout Jamboree Opening Nears," Daily Local News, West Chester, PA
Newspaper Clipping - 1950 BSA Jamboree Schedule
Newspaper Clipping, "British Scouts At Valley Forge," Daily Local News, West Chester, PA
Reading Railroad Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 3, August, 1950, Good Bye Jamboree 1950
1957 BSA Jamboree Flyer
1957 BSA Jamboree Patch
1957 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief
1957 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief - Detail
1957 BSA Jamboree Information Manual
1957 BSA Jamboree Trading Post Name Tag For C. William Waxbom
Aerial Photo of 1957 BSA Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA
1957 BSA Jamboree Jacket Patch
1957 BSA Jamboree Leather Patch
1957 BSA Jamboree Flag - Troop #11, Greater New York Councils, New York
1957 BSA Jamboree Decal
1957 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief Slide
1957 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief Slide, Tyler, Texas
1957 BSA Jamboree Commemorative Token - Front
1957 BSA Jamboree Commemorative Token - Back
1957 BSA Jamboree - Scouter's Folder For Registration Certificate, Job Description & Lapel Pin
1957 BSA Jamboree Lapel Pin
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map
Souvenir Coin From Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA, 1957 - Front
Souvenir Coin From Washington Memorial Chapel, 1957 - Back
1957 BSA Jamboree - Trading Post Services Flyer
1957 BSA Jamboree Trading Post Five Cent Ticket - Front
1957 BSA Jamboree Trading Post Five Cent Ticket - Back
1957 BSA Jamboree - Envelope For Souvenir Documents Of Freedom
1957 BSA Jamboree - Souvenir Declaration Of Independence
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcards - Envelope
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Greetings From Valley Forge
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Washington At Prayer
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Washington At Valley Forge
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Washington Memorial Chapel & Bell Tower, Valley Forge, PA
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Interior Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Washington's Headquarters, Valley Forge, PA
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - The Waterman Monument, Valley Forge, PA
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - National Memorial Arch, Valley Forge, PA
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Postcard - Huts At Site Of Wayne's Brigade, Valley Forge, PA
1957 BSA Jamboree - Dogwood Seed Packet, Souvenir From The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Book - Front
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Book - Back
1957 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Book - Interior
1957 BSA Jamboree - Parking Permit Card
1957 BSA Jamboree - Sticker
1957 BSA Jamboree - Arena Pass
1957 BSA Jamboree - Worship Program, United Protestant Worship Service, July 14, 1957
1957 BSA Jamboree  - Catholic Mass Card, July 14, 1957
1957 BSA Jamboree - Worship Program, Lutheran Service, July 14, 1957
Jamboneering Booklet, BSA, 1956
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 2, July 13, 1957 - Front
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 2, July 13, 1957 - Page 2
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 2, July 13, 1957 - Page 3
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 2, July 13, 1957 - Page 4
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 3, July 14, 1957 - Front
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 3, July 14, 1957 - Page 2
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 3, July 14, 1957 - Page 3
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 3, July 14, 1957 - Page 4
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 4, July 15, 1957 - Front
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 4, July 15, 1957 - Page 2
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 4, July 15, 1957 - Page 3
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 4, July 15, 1957 - Page 4
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 6, July 17, 1957 - Front
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 6, July 17, 1957 - Page 2
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 6, July 17, 1957 - Page 3
1957 BSA Jamboree Newsletter No. 6, July 17, 1957 - Page 4
1957 BSA Jamboree - Patrol Menu, July 15-16
1957 BSA Jamboree - Patrol Menu, July 17-18, 1957
Supplement To Dallas Morning News, Valley Forge Edition, July 12, 1957
Newspaper Clipping - Bill Waxbom At Lister Bag
1957 BSA Jamboree Photo - Members Of Troop #45, Millersville, PA
Newspaper Article - "Scout Indian Dancers Parade Feathery Bustles," Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 1957
1957 BSA Jamboree Appreciation Certificate To William Waxbom For His Trading Post Service
Scouting Magazine, Vol 45, No. 7, September, 1957
"Onward For God And My Country"     July 12-18, 1957
"Strengthening America's Heritage"     July 17-23, 1964
The World of Scouting Museum's collection includes many objects related to the three BSA National Jamborees held at Valley Forge, PA. To look at some of these objects, click on an image below or scroll through each gallery.
1964 BSA Jamboree Card For Steven Sullivan - Front
1964 BSA Jamboree Card For Steven Sullivan - Back
1964 BSA Jamboree Patch
1964 BSA Jamboree Patch
1964 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief
1964 BSA Jamboree Neckerchief - Detail
1964 BSA Jamboree Luggage Tag
1964 BSA Jamboree Lapel Pin
1964 BSA Jamboree Information And Policies Manual
Aerial Photo of 1964 BSA Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA
Aerial Photo of 1964 BSA Jamboree
Aerial Photo of 1964 BSA Jamboree
Aerial Photo of 1964 BSA Jamboree
Duffle Bag Used By Steven Sullivan
Duffle Bag - Detail of 1964 BSA Jamboree Patch
1964 BSA Jamboree T-Shirt
1964 BSA Jamboree T-Shirt - Detail
1964 BSA Jamboree Patch
1964 BSA Jamboree Trading Post 5 Cents Tickets - Front
1964 BSA Jamboree Trading Post 5 Cents Tickets - Back
1964 BSA Jamboree Stationary
1964 BSA Jamboree Envelope
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Pillow Cover
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map - Detail
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map - Detail
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map - Detail
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map - Detail
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map - Detail
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Map - Detail
1964 BSA Jamboree Map - Location Of Scouts By Section & Region
1964 BSA Jamboree Map - Location Of Scouts By Section & Region
Reproduction Colonial "Fugio Cent" - Front
Reproduction Colonial "Fugio Cent" - Back
Boys' Life Jamboree Guide, July, 1964 - Front
Boys' Life Jamboree Guide, July, 1964 - Back
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Book - Front
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Book - Back
1964 BSA Jamboree Souvenir Booklet, Printed By Coca-Cola
1964 BSA Jamboree Parking Permit Card
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Main Sign
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Tower At Flags Of States & Territories
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Flags Of States & Territories
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Flags Of States & Territories
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - View Of Tents
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Amphitheater
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Amphitheater
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Archery Range
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Pennsylvania Scouts Lowering The State's Flag
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Bridge Built By Scouts of Salem, OR
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Lancaster County Council, Lancaster, PA
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Texas Northwest Council Gate
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - BSA Section 14 Gateway
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - BSA Region 6 Display
1964 BSA Jamboree Photot - BSA Region 3 Sign
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Sign Of Boy Scout Troop #76, Pasadena, CA
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Boy Scout From California/Hawaii Contingent
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Sign Of Troop #45 (state unknown)
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Puerto Rican Scouts Provide Entertainment
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Scouts Trading Souvenirs
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Scouts Trading Souvenirs
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Lady Olave Baden-Powell, Center In Blue Dress
1964 BSA Jamboree Photo - Fife & Drum Corps