First Australian Scout JamboreePrint Page
|Address:||The Heights, Frankston Jamboree Park, Frankston South, 3199|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.158221|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||27-December-1934|
|Actual Event End Date:||13-January-1935|
This Reserve, Frankston Jamboree Park, formed part of the main Campfire Hollow of the First Australian Scout Jamboree December 27, 1934 and January 13, 1935.
Granted in Honour of Melbourne's Centenary, the Jamboree attracted over 100,00 visitors. 11,000 scouts from 21 nations attended, together with the founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden Powell.
Frankston Jamboree Park commemorates the 1935 Australian Jamboree held between December 27, 1934 and January 13, 1935.
This event was Australia's first Scout Jamboree and the first International gathering of Scouts held outside Europe. This reserve and the area to the east formed the Jamboree's main Campfire Hollow.
On Sunday 30 December, 1934, an estimated 40,000 scouts and visitors attended a devotional campfire held at this location.