The 15th World Scout Jamboree was held in 1983 and was hosted by Canada at KananaskisAlberta, an area of Provincial Park 4,000 feet in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 80 miles west of CalgaryAlbertaThe Spirit Lives Onwas the theme of the World Jamboree, with a total attendance of over 15,000 Scouts from nearly 100 countries.
The name of the Jamboree refers to the idea that Scouting, and its spirit of international brotherhood, could overcome difficulties such as those which caused the cancellation of the 1979 Jamboree four years earlier.
The wild feel of the camp was enhanced by regular visits from bears and moose, which would wander in and out of the area.