Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: World Jamboree Problems in Chile
World Jamboree Problems in Chile
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 10:45:35 -0600
In 1979 I was one of the scouts disappointed because the World Jamboree was
cancelled in Iran after massive political instability and a radical cleric
caused the World Jamboree to be cancelled.
This latest round between Britain & the Chilean government over Pinochet
seems to have the same potential for causing this forthcoming Jamboree to
be cancelled. There are mass anti British protests in Santiago and other
cities, the ambassador has been recalled and Britain issued a travel
advisory warning all British citizens to avoid all non essential travel to
I do not intend for this to become a debate thread on wether or not the
British Government of Tony Blair did the right thing but I can not help
thinking about the hundreds of British scouts who must now travel to Chile
with at least some apprehension as to their safety.
If things do spin out of control in this emerging democracy the World
Bureau could very well cancel the World Jamboree as they did 19 years ago.