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650 Jewish Youths Hold Four Day Scouting Jamboree in Montreal

The third annual Jewish scouting jamboree terminated Sunday after four days of competition at Fitzroy Harbour, Ont. provincial park. Some 650 campers representing 15 Jewish organizational and private camps in Quebec and Ontario participated in scouting, sports and cultural competitions. The program included soccer matches, tug of war, dodgeball and table sports which was offset by a quiz on Jewish history, Zionism and Judaism. Camps also presented Israeli folk dances, plays and participated in inter-camp meetings.

The main emphasis of Jewish youth with varying ideologies participating in common projects was ever present throughout the friendly competitions. The activities of the four day event were most concentrated, however the spirit and stamina of all the campers remained high at all times. The award for the outstanding camp was presented to Camp Massad by G. Zilberberg, director of the youth and hechalutz department of the Jewish Agency for Israel and Canada. Camp Massad is the only Hebrew-speaking camp in Quebec and is operated by the Canadian Association of Hebrew Language and Culture.