More than five thousand Scouts and Guides from 20 different counties have gathered in Kilkenny, Ireland to celebrate 70 years of scouting in Ireland.
GV: scouts arriving at camp. (2 shots)
SV: Scouts walking in camp.
GV AND SV: tents of different countries' Scouts (4 shots)
CU: a group of 28 Scouts talking. (2 shots)
SV: Scouts sitting outside tent. (Taiwan)
SV: German Girl Guide sawing wood.
SV: Scouts preparing meal (3 shots)
SV: Scouts lashing wood together to build a frame. (2 shots)
GV: Scouts sitting near their tents.
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Background: More than five thousand Scouts and Guides from 20 different counties have gathered in Kilkenny, Ireland to celebrate 70 years of scouting in Ireland. The Jamboree is being held at the Woodstock Estate in Inistioge in the County of Kilkenny. Officially opened on wednesday (2 August) the camp continues until the 10th, when the foreign Scouts and Guides will spend several days as the guests of Irish Scots in different parts of Ireland.
SYNOPSIS: Scouts and Guides from Australia, Canada, Kenya and Taiwan, as well as Europe are camping at ":Woodstock 78" as the guests of the Scout Association of Ireland. They have about 1,000 acres (400 hectares) to camp on and explore.
Today there are 15 million scouts in 105 countries throughout the world and about 6 million Girl Guides. It's taken three years of planning to stage this international event with the Irish hosts scouring the countryside for a suitable site that offered woodland, water and mountains to allow a full and varied program. During the camp the Scouts and Guides will hike in the hills of nearby Brandon and Mount Leinster.
The scouts from Taiwan will be part of the International Fair, as will this German Girl Guide. The fair will offer an exchange of cultural activities; everything from games, music and crafts to cuisine. The Scouts are responsible for their own cooking. They are issued with the basic ingredients, and have been told that it is up to them to prepare appetising meals.
Activities include nature craft. Local foresters and naturalists will be taking the Scouts on walks to teach them some of the history of the Inistioge area. Besides the traditional scouting pastimes, the Scouts and Guides will have the opportunity to make a television film, dismantle a diesel engine and develop and print film.