International Scout Center

The International Scout Center, the pavilion for the 11 million scouts from 89 countries, occupied an area on Ile Sainte-Helene about as large as a football field. A central path crossed it, on each side of which large photographs of scouts at work and at play were mounted on wooden panels. A tent supported by cedar masts, which covered a central stage, dominated the area. There games, songs, dances, and demonstrations were staged during the day, and a campfire burned at night. Outside the tent were booths depicting typical scout activities. A pool had been built for the scouts so they could, through canoeing, swimming, lifesaving and scuba diving, present the pleasures and dangers of water.

Canadian Boy Scouts raise the flags at Place des Nations each morning.

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