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The first Boy Scout pictured on a stamp appeared in 1925 when Hungary printed a set of eight sport stamps showing athletes and a Scout bugler with a background of tents.  The cost was double face value plus 10%, and represented income for these activities as well as Scouting.  A four line inscription on the reverse side certifies this cost.

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The 1933 World Jamboree held in Gödöllő, Hungary was the first World Jamboree to be commemorated on postage stamps.   Every host nation has issued one or more stamps or a postal card honoring this event since Gödöllö.

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SOSSI JOURNAL, Volume 43, Number 1, January 1994.
Updates and modifications by Keith Larson, 1998

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