Tuesday, 14 April 2009

WSJ 2007 Trivia

For those of you who went the the 2007 World Scout Jamboree in the United Kingdom lets see if you can answer the following trivia questions from the November 2007 Scouting Magazine Website. So here they are
.  Scouting began in the UK in 1907. What was the second country to adopt the Scouting program? (Hint: It wasn’t the United States.)

2.  What is a kudu horn?

3.  Where did the word jamboree come from?

4.  In number of participants, what were the top five Scout associations attending the jamboree?

5.  How much did a .33-liter can of Coca-Cola (not quite 12 ounces) cost from an on-site jamboree vending machines?

6.  Only six countries have no Scouting programs. Can you name them?

7.  The next world jamboree takes place in 2011. Where will it be?

8.  What gigantic event took place at Hylands Park only 10 days after the jamboree ended?

9.  What item in the jamboree souvenir catalog was the most expensive?

10.  What are the two official languages of World Scouting?


1.  Chile became the second country to adopt Scouting in 1909, one year before the United States.

2.  A kudu horn is a musical instrument made from the twisted pronged horn of the African kudu antelope. Baden-Powell blew it at the beginning of the 1907 Brownsea Island encampment, and the same horn was blown by U.K. Chief Scout Peter Duncan 100 years later at the island’s August 1 sunrise ceremony. The kudu horn is also often used to signal the start of a Wood Badge training course or activity.

3.  The word jamboree is thought to be derived from Swahili for hello, jambo. Speaking at the first world jamboree in 1920, Baden-Powell said, “People give different meanings for this word, but from this year on, jamboree will take a specific meaning. It will be associated to the largest gathering of youth that ever took place.”

4.  The United Kingdom (6,104), Boy Scouts of America (3,125), Italy (2,166), Japan (1,483), and Portugal (1,425).

5.  A .33-liter can of Coca-Cola (11.15 ounces) from a jamboree vending machine cost 1 British pound or $2.04.

6.  The six countries without Scouting are: Andorra, Myanmar (Burma), Cuba, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), and the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos.

7.  Sweden will host the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in 2011.

8.  The annual two-day V-Festival rock concert, sponsored by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, was staged at the same Hylands Park arena used during the world jamboree. This year’s headline acts -- Foo Fighters, Damien Rice, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, and The Fray -- entertained more than 160,000 concertgoers.

9.  Struck in 22 carat gold-proof quality, the Scouting Centenary 50-pence coin features the centennial dates, fleur-de-lis, and “Be Prepared” Scout motto. A limited edition of 1,250 coins from the Royal Mint was available at 345 pounds each (about $700).

10.  The two official languages of World Scouting, used in arena show programs and in the official jamboree newspaper, are English and French.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08

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