Scouts recall good old Scouting memories
Fifty long years had passed and the good memories of the 10th World Scout Jamboree held in 1959, in Mt. Makiling in the Philippines, is still as vivid as it was before, as some participants of the world jamboree met together on 29th December 2009 for their golden anniversary reunion.
In this golden anniversary gathering, 36 Scouts including their spouses came and saw their old time friends in Scouting and spent time recalling their amazing adventures as Scouts.
Scouts who turned up to their “reunion party” came all the way from United Kingdom, Scouts of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and including Philippines, not minding the hassle of distance and other physical difficulties they might encounter. Their ages vary from 70 to 90 years old.
One of the 36 participants was a Contingent Leader from Hong Kong during the 10th World Scout Jamboree in 1959, and fifty years after, he came back to Mt. Makiling again as a Hong Kong Contingent Leader of the reunion.
Regional Scout Committee Chairman Jejomar C. Binay met the participants. He welcomed them and hoped that their stay would be of great use in helping them remember what they use to have back then.
This historical event ended up catching up with each other, signing the jamboree programme banner and singing the 10th World Scout Jamboree song that somehow brought back the memories of Scouting in their hearts.
10th World Scout Jamboree different embroidered patches are on display for public viewing.
As part of the reunion, participants joined at the 10th World Scout Jamboree totempole site and unveiled the golden anniversary reunion plate where all the names of the participants will be engraved on the memorial stone.
Although signs of good old age are inevitable, one thing doesn’t not change: their love for Scouting.