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The administration of the Jamboree was in the hands of the International Staff which consisted of expert Scoutleaders from 22 countries. The various sections of the Central Administration of the Camp and the eleven Subcamps employed around 1,200 persons and another 200 persons as technical personnel. The way of administration was an application of the Scouting principles.


The participation costed 45 US dollars or 17 English pounds for each camper (either Boy Scout or Leader). For the Greek delegation, the participation costs were only 300 drachmas since the rest were covered by the Organizing Committee of the Jamboree. This amount included provisions, transportation, gear supplies, medical care, daily newsletter "Marathon Courrier", Jamboree diary, Jamboree emblem.

The participation costs for the members of the Staff and the General Headquarters were 30 US dollars. For the greek staff the participation costed 200 drachmas since the rest were covered by the Organizing Committee of the Jamboree.


The sole fuel material for the preparation of the food was wood. The storehouse of each Subcamp provided the Troops with braziers at the price of 60 drachmas each.



The Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs relieved all participants of the 11th World Jamboree from the visa costs. All railroad and steamboat tickets were cheaper for the participants of the Jamboree.


During the Jamboree there was daily publication and circulation of a newsletter under the title: "Marathon Courrier".


The Camp was divided in 11 Subcamps that beared the ancient greek names of the tribes that had fought in Marathon:

1 . Erechtheis
2 . Aegeis
3 . Pandionis
4 . Leontis
5 . Akamantis
6 . Oineis
7 . Cecropis
8 . Hippothondis
9 . Aeantis
10. Antiochis
11. Platae

Each subcamp consisted of approximately 30 Troops of 36-40 persons. Each Troop consisted of 4 Patrols, 1 leader, 2 deputy leaders and a troop assistant (optionally). Each Patrol consisted of 8-9 Boy Scouts. In that way, each Subcamp consisted of approximately 1200 Scouts and Scoutleaders.

Each Troop occupied an area of approximately 2 sq. kilometers. It was provided with 4 waste bins, 4 water bins, 4 three-meter-long eating tables and 8 benches. The delegations were responsible for the rest of the supplies.

Each subcamp was administered by one Chief that usually was a Scoutleader from one of the countries that had previously held a World Jamboree. Greek Scoutleaders served as deputy chiefs.

Each subcamp occupied an area of approximately 55 sq. kilometers and consisted of Headquarter tents, provisions distribution center, First Aid station, kiosk, letter boxes, amusement tent as well as water supply system, rest rooms, showers and laundry rooms. The Jamboree was also equiped with bank, post office, telephony and telegraphy services.

The 5 Subcamps that housed the members of the Administration, the work force and technical Personnel were:

1. Hermeion (for those at the Services)
2. Nireis (for the female personnel)
3. Ifaistos (for the work force of the General Headquarters)
4. Delphi (for the delegations that desired separate National Headquarters)
5. Olympos (for the members of the Organizing and Emeritus Committee, the heads of the the General Headquarters and the 10 principals of the Services


The cover of the Jamboree Handbook
that was given to every camper