Newport Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Third National Jamboree
Boy Scouts of America
This monument commemorates the encampment of the Third National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America which was held on this site July 1953.
Here is your "locator guide" to find the camping areas of Boy Scouts from each state, territory and foreign land within Jamboree City:
State sections not transcribed
Canada Section 23.
Boy Scouts are en route to the Jamboree from 11 other countries - Cuba, Denmark, France, Japan, Mexico, Norway, The Philippines, Venezuela, Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey. They will be interspersed throughout the American boys, however, and will not be assigned sections until they arrive.
Erected 1965 by The Irvine Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1953.
Location. 33° 36.873′ N, 117° 52.569′ W. Marker is in Newport Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Newport Center Drive, half a mile east of Jamboree Road. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roger Seitz (a few steps from this marker); The Original Disneyland Bandstand (approx. half a mile away); Nakayoshi - Good Friends (approx. half a mile away); Site of 3rd National Boy Scout Jamboree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to the Balboa Island Museum (approx. 0.9 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hang Gliding (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Ferry Service Between Balboa and Balboa Island (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport Beach.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the top of the escalators at the southern entrance to Fashion Island, near the large American flagpole just south of Macy's.
Regarding Third National Jamboree. In 1953 a dirt road was built through open fields for access to the Jamboree, and today it is a major thoroughfare called Jamboree Road.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.