The Hongkong Telegraph.
Tuesday, February 23, 1926.
BOY SCOUTS FOR WHAMPOA.
SZECHUAN BOYS AS SOLDIERS.
The Kueiyang (Szechuan) correspondent of the N.C.Daily News, writing on January 26, say:-
The Boy Scouts from Szechuan en route for Canton, where they are to enter the Whampoa Military Academy, are about to leave, I am told. Personally I have not seen much of them but I hear that more than one foreigner in this city have experienced rudeness at their hands, no doubt the fruit of the seed sown in their minds. I have always had the impression that the Boy Scout movement was intended by Sir Robert Baden Powell as a nonmilitary method of keeping teenage boys occupied in useful ways. If this is so, it seems unfortunate that the Chinese title at least suggests something of a military nature; it is called Tung tze chun. One of them said to me that it has been difficult to find a more suitable name.