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Boy Scouts 7th World Jamboree, Part II (1951)

Parker Beebe

Silent | 1951

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  •  Setting up camp in Bad Ischl, Austria 
  •  “Houston City Limit” 
  •  Camp cooking 
  •  American scouts put on a show, performing Native American dances and demonstrating their expertise with bull whips and lassos 
  •  Bus tour through Zurich, Switzerland 
  •  Sightseeing in Paris, France 
  •  View from the top of the Eiffel Tower 
  •  Aboard the SS Homeland, sailing from Cherbourg to New York 
  •  Back in the United States, with stops in Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan 
  •  Souvenirs 
 
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This home movie captures Parker Beebe’s trip to the Boy Scouts 7th World Jamboree in Bad Ischl, Austria in August 1951. More than 13,000 boy scouts attended, representing 38 countries, to promote international friendships and world peace. Beebe was a member of Scout Troop 5 in Amarillo. After the group arrives in Austria, the boy scouts set up camp and meet with troops from around the globe. Later, American scouts put on a show for the assembly, performing Native American dances and demonstrating their expertise in bull whips. The end of the jamboree launches another European adventure for Beebe and company, as the scouts visit Zurich, Switzerland, and Paris, France, before boarding the SS Homeland in Cherbourg. After they return to the United States, the Texas scouts make a stop in Detroit, Michigan, and return to Dallas.