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The 1950’s

1950
Air Scout Troops became eligible for Air Ministry Recognition.

Revival of the London Gang Show.

World Scout membership reached a total of 5,000,000 in 50 countries.
1951
7th World Jamboree held in Austria at Bad Ischl.
12,884 Scouts represented 61 countries.

1952Berets introduced as an alternative head-dress for Senior Scouts,
Rover Scouts and Scouters.

Queen Elizabeth II reviewed the national parade of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle.
1953Scouts on duty at the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Lord Rowallan, Chief Scout, attended the County Rally held in Moor Park, Preston.

1954
Berets were permitted as an alternative head-dress for Boy Scouts.

The Chief Scout visited Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, Greece and Italy accompanied by Harald Dahl.
1955
8th World Jamboree, the first in the Western Hemisphere was held at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. 11,139 Scouts attended from 71 countries.  This, the first World Jamboree was known as The Jamboree of New Horizons. held outside of Europe,

World Scout Membership reached 6,360,762.
1956International Scout Club formed.

1st Torquay move to new headquarters in St Marychurch.

10th Torquay move into the Scout hut at Walls Hill which was vacated by the 1st Torquay.

1957Centenary of Baden-Powell’s birth.  Thanksgiving Service held at Westminster Abbey.

9th World Jamboree held at Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire. It was known as J.I.M. because it also included a Scouters’ Indaba and Rover Scouts’ Moot.
33,000 Scouts represented 90 nations.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited the Jamboree on 3rd August.

Special postage stamps issued to commemorate the Jamboree.

3rd Torquay Scout Group start to meet at St John the Baptist Church Hall and rename to 3rd Torquay (St John the Baptist)

World Scout Membership reaches 7,589,183.
1958First Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA).
1959The 10th World Jamboree, the first to be held in Asia, took place at Makiling in the Philippines.
12,203 Scouts from 44 countries took part. 
The Jamboree Theme was Building Tomorrow Today.

Sir Charles Maclean succeeded Lord Rowallan as Chief Scout of the Commonwealth.


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