14th World Scout Jamboree
King Olav V and Harald V of Norway, who then was crown prince, opened "Nordjamb '75", as it became popularly known, in the presence of 17,259 Scouts from 94 countries. The slogan was Five Fingers, One Hand, an example of international cooperation on the part of the five Nordic countries responsible for its organization.
This slogan stood symbolically for:
- Five fingers separately are small and weak, but together form an efficient and strong unit
- Scouts from all five continents meet at the World Jamboree
- The five Nordic countries jointly host a world event
The slogan for the Jamboree was represented in a number of ways, including one event that brought all of the Jamboree participants together into the central arena, where they formed a giant hand that was photographed from aircraft flying overhead.
The program of this Jamboree included excursions in the mountains by international patrols, activity areas, Nordic trail, choir, visit to Maihaugen cultural museum, and the Jamboree Country Fair. The relationships that developed were in large measure due to the warm hospitality given to almost every visiting Scout in the homes of the hosts. This Jamboree included in the program several activities involving modern technology, as well as traditional pursuits such as hiking, orienteering and camping.
The campground was located on shore of the river Lågen where it enters Lake Mjøsa.
The camp consisted of a central area and ten subcamps:
|1||Siljan||Swedish lake in Dalarna|
|2||Teno||River in Lapland|
|3||Nordkapp||Northernmost point of Europe|
|4||Trelleborg||ancient Viking settlement|
|5||Hekla||Volcano in Island|
|6||Skane||southernmost province of Sweden|
|8||Dovre||mountain range in Norway|
|9||Sarek||National Park in northern Sweden|
|10||Lillebelt||Passage between the Danish island of Funen and Jutland|
Each Scout had the opportunity to attend at the following activities:
- Physical Activities
- Water Activities
- The North Trail
- Nature and Conservation
- Maihaugen (Visit of the Maihaugen museum in Lillehammer)
- Nordic Culture and Democracy
- Modern Technology
- Hike (two-day walk through Nordic area)
On August 2, 1975, the Jamboree County Fair was celebrated. For this event Nord Crowns were issued as Camp currency.
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