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"On December 31, 1992. 5496 Scouts & 2064 Leaders & helpers assembled at Trenthem [sic] Memorial Park, Upper Hutt, New Zealand." "The Scout Association of New Zealand proudly presents - 13th New Zealand Jamboree Upper Hutt 1993"

The camp is built, and tents set up in preparation for the jamboree. Busloads of scouts arrive from all over the country and internationally, with their baggage. However the rain has resulted in wet conditions at the camp site, and the scouts trek through muddy grounds, some under water.

The scouts are greeted at the opening ceremony. Young scout Daniel [Beckett] gives a Māori welcome. The jamboree is declared open. Scouts ride motorbikes around a track, ride go-karts, rock climb, ride mountain bikes, cut wood with chainsaws, learn electricity, make biscuits, operate machinery, learn video-making, learn professional lighting, learn first aid.

Scouts enter in stilt walking competition, climb rock wall, buy snacks, play tug of war, participate in sporting activities, including mud sliding. Dame Catherine Tizard, Governor General and Chief Scout of New Zealand talks to camera. Cook Island group performs. Boys try out bungey slide on soapy mat. Scouts try out archery. Scouts fix push bikes. Fireworks display.

Scouts perform skits and songs on stage. Scouts sit and then stand and sing around camp fire. Scouts visit Spirit of New Zealand, sail around Wellington harbour. Scouts have raft competition. Underwater shots of scouts learning diving. Scouts race on monster with balloons. Scouts perform on stage at night. Dance performance with light show.

Intertitle listing food eaten, and utensils and equipment used. Credits.

A sample of video newsletters produced at the camp follow the main documentary.

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Year 1993

Reference number F56052

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Duration 1:03:16

Credits Producer: Bruce McPherson