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Video: March of Flags from 1929 Boy Scout World Jamboree


This video shows the opening ceremony at the Boy Scouts’ third World Jamboree, held in England in 1929. The jamboree was known as the “Coming of Age” Jamboree, since it marked twenty-one years since the foundation of the Boy Scouts. In the video, Scouts are marching with the flags of their respective countries. Such exercises could easily be mistaken for a military parade and shows the importance of ceremonies and pageantry to the Scouting movement. The videos and others in the teaching module provide insights into the core ideals of the Boy Scouts and, more broadly, representations of masculinity and boys’ roles as future empire builders. 
This source is part of the exploring empire through the lens of childhood and gender teaching module


Video via the Reuter's New Service British Pathé channel on YouTube. 

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"Video: March of Flags from 1929 Boy Scout World Jamboree," in World History Commons, [accessed July 22, 2024]