1st East Grinstead Scout Group
Centenary 1908 - 2008

1967 Jamboree USA

Transcript of E G Courier 03 Aug 1967

Scouts get civic send off to Jamboree


CIVIC letters from East Grinstead, Hartfield and Forest Row, are being taken to the United States by the six Rover Scouts from the district who are attending the World Jamboree in Idaho.

With them has gone a letter from Lord Buckhurst, President of the East Grinstead and District Scout Council. It is to be delivered by the six Rovers to his opposite number the president of the Scout Council in Kansas City.

The civic letters will be handed to the mayor of Kansas City. the host town for the jamboree, when he formally receives the Scouts on Thursday.
The letters, containing greetings and messages of goodwill to the American people, were handed into the care of the Rovers at a ceremony at East Court on Thursday evening.

Lord Buckhurst wrote: "1 have very great pleasure in introducing to you six of our best Scouts from this part of Sussex. On their behalf, and on behalf of all those whom they represent, I want you to know how grateful I l am for all that you are going to do for them on this great occasion and not least for the hospitality that they are to enjoy, in the homes of your colleagues.


"I believe that Scouts have an enormous part to play in bringing together the nations of the world and so furthering the cause of peace. I commend these scouts to you  in the certainty that they will !uphold the honour of our great Movement.