National Scout Jamboree logos have come in many different shapes since 1935 — circle, square, rectangle and some shapes that don’t have names.
But every jamboree logo has one thing in common: the Scouting spirit. These logos become patches, T-shirts and neckerchiefs that unite Scouts (and now Venturers) under a common jamboree banner. When you see someone wearing the logo from a jamboree you attended, you’ve got an instant bond.
Everyone who attends a jamboree (Scouting’s quadrennial event) wears the logo patch above his or her right pocket for months before and years after the event. That’s a great way to invite others to ask you how much fun you had at the jamboree.
Today I thought we’d look at jamboree logos through the years and see how they’ve evolved. I’ll start with the logo for the 1935 jamboree that was canceled because of polio and end with the 2017 jamboree logo, unveiled today.
It’s interesting to see how some elements were carried over from jamboree to jamboree, while others made an appearance only once.
Tell me in the comments: Which logos are your favorites? Which jamboree patches are in your collection?
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