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The 1960’s

1960
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme opened to Scouts.

National Sea Scouts’ Jubilee Camp.

11th Torquay (St Martins) form Sea Scout Section

Sea Scouts in the Norwind win the International Sail Training Race
1961Baden-Powell House opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II.


Uniform long trousers became alternative wear for Senior Scouts and Rover Scouts.

7th  World Rover Moot held at Clifford Park in Melbourne, Australia.
1962Brownsea Island handed over to the National Trust.

HM Queen Elizabeth II attended the 30th Anniversary Gang Show.

World Scout Membership reached 9,366,962.
1963The 11th World Jamboree was held on the Plain of Marathon in
Greece.

A total of 10,394 Scouts from 89 countries participated.

The Jamboree Theme was Higher and Wider.

1964
Chief Scout’s Advance Party established by the Chief Scout, Sir Charles Maclean.
Jamboree held at district scout campsite is visited by the Chief Scout, Sir Charles Maclean.

20th Torquay open their new Scout Headquarters in Shiphay.

World Scout Membership reached 10,035,540.
1965
Scouts helped with the Winston Churchill Memorial Fund Appeal.

1966Wolf Cubs Golden Jubilee Year was celebrated by a Cub camp at Watcombe campsite. The main theme of the camp was Space.

The Chief Scout’s Advance Party Report Design for Scouting published resulting in many changes to Scouting.

World Friendship Year and Torquay scouts invited a party of Norwegian Scouts to camp.
1967The Boy Scouts Association renamed The Scout Association.

Diamond Jubilee of Scouting

Torquay Scouts amalgamate with Paignton and Brixham Scouts. This formed Torbay Borough Scouts.

12th World Jamboree held at Farragut State Park, Idaho, U.S.A.
12,011 Scouts from 105 countries camped in the 5,600 acre former Naval Base. The Theme of the Jamboree was For Friendship.

The Hon. Mrs Betty Clay, daughter of the Founder, unveiled the Commemorative Stone which had been carved by Don Potter on Brownsea Island.
1968Prince Andrew joined the Cub Scouts.

Prince Philip, accompanied by Prince Andrew, took the salute

at the Windsor Parade of Queen’s Scouts.

World Scout Membership reached 11,981,737.
1969
First National Family Camp held at Gilwell Park.

First National Scout Leaders’ Camp at Gilwell Park.

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