The China Mail.
Monday, July 22, 1957.
Scout Town Taking Shape For Jamboree
Birmingham, July 21.
A canvas town of 750 acres is rapidly taking shape at nearby Sutton Park, to house 31,000 scouts from all over the world who will attend the ninth World Scout Jamboree, starting on Aug. 1.
The temporary town will have its own market place, post office, hospital, fire services, "Ham" radio station, churches, newspaper, cinema and restaurants the last to augment the campfire cooking which generally will be the order of the day. Several tons of food and about 500,000 gallons of water a day will be needed.
Many of the 24,000 overseas scouts from 84 countries already are in Britain, touring the countryside with voluntary hosts, most of them connected with the scouting movement in this country, where it originated.- United Press.