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The 1970’s

1970World Scout Membership reached 12,035,452.

Bob-a-Job Week fund-raising scheme renamed Scout Job Week.

Queen’s Guides joined the annual parade of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle to celebrate the Girl Guide Movement’s Diamond Jubilee Year.
1971New World Membership Badge worn by British Scouts.

The 13th World Jamboree held on the Asagiri Heights in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Japan.
23,758 Scouts attended from 87 countries.  The Jamboree Theme was For Understanding.
1972Sir William Gladstone Bt, DL, MA, appointed Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Branches.

World Scout Membership reached 13,110,259.
1974The reorganisation of Local Government changed many Scout County boundaries.
1975The 14th World Jamboree was held in Lillehammer, Norway.
There were 17,259 Scouts representing over 90 countries.
The Jamboree Theme was Five Fingers, One Hand which symbolised the five hosts, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (who combined to organise the Jamboree) and the five World Scout regions.
1976Cub Scouts’ Diamond Jubilee Year.

Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, World Chief Guide visited the new National Scout Headquarters at Baden-Powell House.  It was built adjoining the Hostel.

Girls formally allowed to join Venture Scouts.

Olave, Lady Baden-Powell attended the 50th Gilwell Reunion.

1977Queen’s Silver Jubilee Appeal supported by the sale of a joint Guide and Scout Badge.

Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, World Chief Guide and wife of the Founder, died on 25th June, aged 88.
1978Scouts from over 2,000 Groups responded to the B.B.C.’s appeal to support Tune-a-Radio Week by helping elderly people to re-tune their radios.
1979The planned World Jamboree in Iran was cancelled due to the political situation.
The World Committee declared 1979 as World Jamboree Year. 100,000 Scouts participated in 38 Mini-Jamborees and 3 International Scout Camps. For the first time girls participated.

Scouts cook the world’s largest sausage (2 miles long) at the Great Children’s Party in Hyde Park, London to celebrate the International Year of the Child.


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