|The 1960 National Jamboree
was held as part of the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the
Boy Scouts of America, known at the Golden Jubilee Year of Scouting.
A news clipping from the Tyler Morning Telegraph, July 23, 1960
carried a story, titled "Boy Scout Jamboree To Open," about the Jamboree.
"Explosion of an aerial bomb will signal the opening Friday at 9 a.m. of the fifth national Boy Scout Jamboree.
"Simultaneously, the flags of the 50 states and U. S. possession will be raised on lofty flagpoles extending parallel in two long line in this makeshift city of some 56,000 Scouts form all over the world. At the same time, section flags will be elevated over 2,400 wind swept acres now blanketed with 26,000 tents basking in the shadows of snow-tipped Pikes Peak. ...."
Go HERE for story about the Jubilee Jamboree as told by Leon Broughton who was there.
Oren Sumpter, Scoutmaster, Brownwood
Lois Gee, ASM, Dublin
Walter "Wally" Walske, ASM, Lampasas
John Thomas Taylor, Junior ASM, Brownwood
Larry Handlton, Junior ASM Lampasas
Tom Seely, Senior Patrol Leader, Brownwood
Jerry Duren, Scribe, Goldthwaite
Bobby Sparks, Quartermaster, Brownwood
Dr. Wade Andrews, Scoutmaster, Stephenville
James D. Horn, ASM, Eastland
Bill Moylan, Junior ASM, Eastland
Dick Carey, Senior Patrol Leader, Breckenridge
Mike Andrews, Scribe, Stephenville
Lester Kupperman, Quartermaster, Breckenridge
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Story of 1960 Jamboree by Milton Leon Broughton
Last Updated: September 9, 2007