Schedule of Activities
The weekend gets going Friday evening with a Reception and Meet-and-Greet in the historic Navy Hall by the Niagara River. The reception will run from 18:30 to 21:30. Have some refreshments, meet WJ'55 participants, and see memorabilia and photos from the Jamboree.
On Saturday morning at 11:00 we will hold the formal unveiling ceremony for the permanent monument to the Jamboree. The ceremony will take place in Fort George. You may come by the fort at 10:00 to see the various exhibits and experience what life was like for a British soldier in 1812. The formal ceremony will be completed by 11:45.
At 14:00, you can watch the Scout Brigade of Fort George Parade through Niagara-on-the-Lake before visiting some of the special displays or many other attractions of Niagara Region. At 16:30, you can watch the Scout Brigade in action.
At 15:00, the Niagara Parks Commission will plant a memorial oak to kick off the restoration of Paradise Grove (which hosted the Timberlands sub-camp in 1955) to an oak savanna and tall grass prairie. The park naturalist will lead a short walk to the planting site. A plaque will be unveiled. The project will also involve Scouts planting lupins to attract a certain species of butterfly.
In the evening, join us for our celebration banquet. The evening will get underway at 18:00 with a meet-and-greet. Dinner will be served at 18:30 followed by an after dinner speaker. The formal dinner will conclude at about 20:30 at which point everyone will be invited to retire to a convivial location.
On Sunday morning starting at 09:00, you can drop by Fort George to see the Scout Brigade in action and attend a Scouts' Own.
Special Displays and Attractions
During the weekend, there will be Scouting-related displays by various organizations:
- Scouts On Stamps Society International (SOSSI)
- Scout Memorabilia Collectors of Canada
- Canadian Badgers Club
- The Niagara Scouting Museum will be open in Niagara Falls on Saturday afternoon
- The Niagara Historical Society Museum is currently showing an exhibit including photos and artifacts from the 1955 Jamboree.
- The famous Floral Clock has been planted with a Scouting motif in commemoration of the Jamboree.
- Use the commemorative postal cancel to send some mail.
There are also many other attractions to visit while you are in Niagara.