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Medal - Australian Scouting Jamboree, Frankston, Scouting Association, Victoria, Australia, 1935 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18486

Summary:
Australian Scouting Jamboree, Frankston, Victoria, 1934-35 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons

One of the major events of the Centenary celebrations of 1934-35 was the Australian Scouting Jamboree, held in Frankston between 27 December 1934 and 13 January 1935. This medal was struck as a memento of the event. The obverse shows the bust of Lord Baden-Powell in a scouting uniform with the legend 'LORD BADEN POWELL WORLD'S CHIEF SCOUT'. This was the first Australian Pan-Pacific Jamboree, the first international gathering of Scouts outside Europe and the only Australian Jamboree attended by Lord Baden-Powell. The Jamboree was held on 280 acres south of Frankston, offering heath land, wooded hills and gullies, undulating terrain and ready access to the beach. Its elevated position provided panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Around 12,000 Scouts attended the Jamboree, and by the end of New Year's Day 62,000 visitors had passed through the gates. Cubs, Guides and Brownies also shared the experience. The Jamboree claimed to be 'not only one of the most successful, but one of the most inspiring of all Centenary celebrations' (The Jamboree in Australia, Frankston District Scouts web site http://www.yican.com.au/1935/).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Reeves - Museum of Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.794 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, melbourne centenary 1935, scouting movement, girl guides brownies, guides movement
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Colonel & Scouting Founder (1857-1941), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: societies
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1935 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Baden-Powell in scout uniform and hat facing 3/4 left, around, LORD BADEN-POWELL WORLDS CHIEF SCOUT
Reverse Description: Kangaroo above boomerang and scout emblem; around, . AUSTRALIAN . JAMBOREE . FRANKSTON . VICTORIA 1935
Edge Description: plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Scouting Association, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Mint: Stokes & Sons, 1934
Commissioned By: Scouts Australia, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Patron: Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 1934-1935
References: Car.1935/4

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